A man came to Hasan al-Basri rahimauh Llah. He said

You (al-Basri) preach all this about prayer, the consequences of not obeying Allah, the loss etc. I’m the most corrupt man in this land. And y’know what. I have the most beautiful children, the most wealth & a successful business.

He asked

What blessing has Allah prevented me from getting? Where is my punishment?

Al-Basri asked him

can you wake up for Qiyam Al Layl?

The man replied


Al-Basri said

that that is your prevention. Allah has prevented you from being close to Him. You have lost everything