Trials of Loving Allah (s.w.t.) & the Prophet (s.a.w.)


بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Abu Muhammad ibn Abu Swalih ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (q.s.) said, “A man once came to the Prophet (s.a.w.) and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I love you!’

So, he replied, ‘Prepare for the dress of poverty.’

Another man came to the Prophet (s.a.w.) and said, ‘I love Allah (s.w.t.).’

So, he replied, ‘Prepare for the dress of misfortune.’

Love of Allah (s.w.t.) and the love of His Messenger (s.a.w.) are linked to poverty and misfortune.  This is why some of the righteous have said, ‘Misfortune is assigned to friendship, lest it be merely pretended.’  If it were not so, everyone would claim to love Allah (s.w.t.), so He has Made constancy in the face of misfortune and poverty an indication of such love.”



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Benefits of the Verse of 1,000 Dananir

The Du'a of the Blind Man

A Brief Biography of Shaykh Ibrahim Niyas (q.s.)