A man asked Abdullah ibn Al-Mubarak: What is the best thing a person can be given?

So he said: An instinctive mind.

So the man said: [If not that,] then what?

He said: Proper manners.

So the man said: [If not that,] then what?

He said: A brother with whom he can consult.

So the man said: [If not that,] then what?

He said: A prolonged silence.

So the man said: [If not that,] then what?

He said: A quick death!

Reference:

[1] Rawdat al-Uqala 1/17 – Abu Hatem al-Busti

[2] Benefitted from: https://www.facebook.com/almunajjid/posts/10151961963215409

سأل رجل ابن المبارك: ماخير ماأعطي الإنسان؟قال: غريزة عقل، قال: ثم؟ قال:حسن أدب، قال:ثم،قال: أخ يستشيره, قال ثم؟ قال:صمت طويل قال ثم؟ قال:موت عاجل.ـ

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