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Attaining Nearness To Allah

Attaining nearness to Allah-التقرب إلى اللّه

1. Attaining nearness to Allah is [achieved] by asking [from] Him and [gaining closeness] to the people is [achieved] by refraining from asking [them for anything].

1ـ التَّقَرُّبُ إلَى اللّهِ تَعالى بِمَسْئَلَتِهِ، وإلَى النّاسِ بِتَرْكِها.

2. Address your complaints to one who is capable of sufficing you.

2ـ اِجْعَلْ شَكْواكَ إلى مَنْ يَقْدِرُ عَلى غِناكَ.

3. Seek nearness to Allah, the Glorified, for verily He brings closer those who seek nearness to Him.

3ـ تَقَرَّبْ إلََى اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ فَإنَّهُ يُزْلِفُ المُتَقَرِّبينَ إلَيْهِ.

4. Seek nearness to Allah, the Glorified, through prostration (sujūd), bowing (rukū’), submission to His majesty and reverence (or subservience).

4ـ تَقَرَّبْ إلَى اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ بِالسُّجُودِ والرُّكُوعِ والخُضُوعِ لِعَظَمَتِهِ والخُشُوعِ(الخُنُوعِ).

5. Nothing brings one closer to Allah, the Glorified, except copious prostration (sujūd) and bowing (rukū’).

5ـ لا يُقَرِّبُ مِنَ اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ إلاّ كَثْرَةُ السُّجُودِ والرُّكُوعِ