The Prophet's Recommendation Of
Godwariness In Private and In Public
It is narrated from Mu`adh (ra) that Allah's
Messenger said: "Be wary of Allah wherever
you are. Follow up your wrongdoing with a good deed
which shall erase it. Treat people with great
Al-Tirmidhi narrated it and said it is hasan sahîh.
Al-Tabarani also narrated, with a chain from Abu
Salama whose narrators are trustworthy, from Mu`adh
(ra): "I said: `O Messenger of Allah, advise me.'
He replied: `Worship Allah as if you see Him. Count
yourself among the dead. Remember Allah at every rock
and every tree. If you did wrong, then do good next to
it; secret for secret, open deed for open deed.'"
The above wording is that of al-Targhib. The author
said: "Abu Salama did not actually meet Mu`adh."