A Bizarre Affair

From the most astonishing of things is that you know Allah, yet you do not love Him. You hear His caller, yet you delay in responding to him. You know that the greatest gain lies in dealing with Him, yet you deal with other than Him. You know the extent of His wrath, yet you expose yourself to it. You taste the anguish of loneliness when disobeying Him, yet you do not seek intimacy by obeying Him. You experience the heart constricting when speaking of other than Him,  yet  you  do  not  desire  the  heart’s  expanse  by  engaging  in  remembrance  of  Him  or communion with Him. You experience the torment of attaching the heart to other than Him, yet you do not escape from it to the bliss of devoting yourself to Him and repenting to Him.

More astonishing still is the fact that you know you are in dire need of Him, yet you turn away from Him and hanker after that which distances you from Him.

By Ibn al-Qayyim; Al-Fawa’id

1 comment:

  1. Assalammualaikum,
    if you don't like to be loved by Allah by all means Allah will never love you but He never hates you.
    if you don't like to be remembered by Allah by all means Allah will never remember you but He never forget you.
    ...the conclusion is that, we be at loss for our own doing or cause.....