Al Muzanaee said:
“I entered upon (Imaam) Shaaf’ee (Allaah have mercy upon him) in his illness from which he died from, so I said:
“How is your state O Teacher”?
Imaam Shaaf’ee replied:
” I am travelling away from this world, separating from my brothers, drinking the cup of death, arriving to Allaah, and going to meet my evil deeds, and by Allaah I do not know if my soul is going to paradise so that I will congratulate it or if it is going to Hell so that I will mourn it?
[Manaaqib Al- Bayhaqee (2/293-294), mentioned by Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Wahaab al-‘Aqeel in his book- منهج الإمام الشافعي رحمه الله تعالى في إثبات العقيدة ص.43-44]