From the Sign of Happiness

Abu ‘Uthmaan al-Jeezi (may Allah have mercy upon him) said:

From the signs of happiness is that you obey (Allah) and fear that you will not be accepted (by Allah). From the signs of wretchedness is that you disobey (Allah) and hope that you will be saved.

Source: Fathul-Baaree, vol. 11, p. 301.

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
1st of Rabee’ ath-Thaani, 1436 H (01-21-2015)
Masjid Nur Allah, Queens, NYC

Original Arabic

قال أبو عثمان الجيزي رحمه الله

من علامة السعادة
أن تطيع وتخاف أن لا تُقبل

ومن علامة الشقاء
أن تعصي وترجو أن تنجو

فتح الباري ٣٠١/١١