“..and the Garden is only sweet with His vision”

25 Jun

Ibn ‘Umar said, “The people of the Book informed me that this ummah loves remembrance just as the pigeon loves its nest, and that they are quicker in going to remembrance of Allah than are camels to go to the water on the day when they are thirsty.”

Dhu’n-Nun said, “The world is only sweet with His remembrance, and the next life is only sweet with His pardon, and the Garden is only sweet with His vision.”

In another hadith, “The one who remembers Allah among neglectful people is like someone who remains fighting while others flee. The one who remembers Allah among neglectful people is like a green tree in the middle of dry trees.”{{Ibn ‘Adi in al-Kamil (5:1745)}}

Abu ‘Ubaydah ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud said, “As long as a man’s heart remembers Allah then he is in salah even if he is in the market, and if his lips move with it it is better.”

One of the right-acting first generations used to go intentionally to the market to remember Allah in it in the midst of the people of forgetfulness [of His remembrance].

Two men from among them met in the market and one of them said to his companion, “Come let us remember Allah among the neglectful people,” and they went apart in a place and remembered Allah. Then later they separated. Later one of them died and the other met him in his dream. So he said to him, “I was given to know that Allah forgave us the evening we met in the market.”

Ibn Rajab’s Jami’ al-‘Uloom wal-Hikam

A great reminder for us women, who usually love to socialize.

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