How Rare Are True Brothers

Ibn Al-Mubārak, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

Nothing has thwarted me like my inability to find [someone who can be] a brother for Allāh’s sake.¹

Shaikh Muqbil ibn Hādī Al-Wādiʿī, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

A [real, true] brother in this day and age is worth the whole world and whatever’s in it.²

¹Al-Ḥilyah, vol. 8, p. 168, as quoted by Ibrāhīm Al-Sinighālī.
²Asʾilah Shabāb Masjid Al-Salām, 00:50:00, as quoted by Ibrāhīm Al-Sinighālī.

Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff