The Three Types of People

On the authority of Al-Mamūn رحمه الله he said:

“The people are of three categories:

  1. A person from amongst them who is similar to nourishment which is a must to have ( in one’s life).
  2. From them is the one who is like medication that one is need of in time of sickness.
  3. From amongst them is the one who is like the disease, detested in all situations.”

[Siyar A’lām An-Nubalā 10/281-282 of Imām Adh-Dhahabī رحمه الله]