|Subject: Manners of the Seeker of Knowledge - Constantly Remember Allāh Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:20 pm|| |
Manners of the Seeker of Knowledge - Constantly Remember Allāh
Dr. Muḥammad Sa`īd Raslān
The most important thing that the student of knowledge should be particular about is to remember Allāh in all situations, as remembrance of Him is the greatest door and best path to what one seeks. Whoever turns from it has indeed been prevented from all good, and has deviated from the correct path. Whoever is guided to it has truly been guided, and has been led by the best leader and guide.
Ibn al-Qayyim said:
“Rushing towards Allāh and depending on Him, being pleased with Him, filling the heart with love of Him, constantly remembering Him, feeling happiness and joy with knowing Him – all of these are instantaneous rewards, a paradise of this world, and a life that the lives of kings cannot even compare to."
I heard Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allāh have Mercy on him) say: “Indeed, there is a paradise in this world. Whoever doesn’t enter it will not enter the Paradise of the Hereafter.”
And he once said to me: “What can my enemies do to me? My paradise and garden are in my chest, and they are with me wherever I go. My imprisonment is my privacy with Allāh, my killing is martyrdom, and my expulsion from my homeland is tourism.”Read more