Truly the awliya (friends) of Allah are hidden amongst his servants. Sometimes you meet people with very little knowledge, very humble jobs, and in no leadership role. But they put you to shame with their good character and you can’t help but wonder if it’s that special connection that they have with Allah that causes them to tread the earth so lightly. Oh Allah make us amongst them. ameen
Repel the thought, for if you don’t, it becomes an idea. So repel the idea; for if you don’t it will become a desire. So fight against that (desire), for if you don’t, it will become a determination and a passion. And if you don’t repel that, it will become an action. And if you don’t replace it with its opposite, it will become a constant habit. So at that point, it will be difficult for you to change it.
Without You -my Life, my Love- I would never have wandered across these endless countries. You have poured out so much grace for me, Done me so many favors, given me so many gifts- I look everywhere for Your love- Then suddenly I am filled with it.
A man once came to Hasan Basri (rahimahullah) seeking his advice. He said: “I have received many proposals for my daughter. Please advise me as to whose proposal should I accept, and give my daughter in marriage to.” Hasan Basri (rahimahullah) replied: “Get her married to the man who fears Allah Ta‘ala.” He then explained the reason thus: “If he is happy with her then he will honour and appreciate her, and if (for some reason) he dislikes her, then he won’t cause her any harm.
If you want to sit with God, go first and sit with those who know God. If you ignore people of holiness, you will be lost. But remember the devil wants you to be lost, so he will constantly try to persuade you that the company of holy people is dull and profitless.