Monday, February 22, 2016

The Pious, By Ibn Al-Jawzee

They are the ones who, as soon as they reflected upon creation they understood the purpose of their life and therefore they packed their belongings prior to their departure and prepared themselves to embark the journey. While people indulge in the mire of earning wealth, the pious are reposing in the shades of content. While those whose hearts and souls are infected with the sickness of desires seek help in hospitals of trials, the pious enjoy their stay in the castles of safety…

What they were deprived from never caused them any harm, and they are well-pleased with what they will be granted afterwards. They easily endure the exhaustion of the long journey for they know the high status of their final destination.

They have tasted the bitterness of trials in this life, so their safety is assured in the next life. May glad tidings be for them on the Day on which it will be said to them, “This is your Day which you have been promised.” [21:109]

[“Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz”, by Ibn Al-Jawzee, pp. 105-6]

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