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The Close Friends And Lovers Of Allah

The close friends and lover of Allah-أولِياء اللّه وأحبائه

1. Verily the friends of Allah, the Most High, include all those who consider their death to be near, belie their [false] hopes, and have many good deeds and only a few mistakes.

1ـ إنَّ أوْلِياءَ اللّهِ تَعالى كُلُّ مُسْتَقْرِب أجَلَهُ، مُكَذِّب أمَلَهُ، كَثير عَمَلُهُ، قَليل زَلَلُهُ.

2. Verily the friends of Allah are those who remember Him the most, are constantly grateful to Him and have greater patience in the face of His trials.

2ـ إنَّ أوْلِياءَ اللّهِ لأكْثَرُ النّاسِ لَهُ ذِكْراً، وأدْوَمُهُمْ لَهُ شُكْراً، وأعْظَمُهُمْ عَلى بَلائِهِ صَبْراً.

3. Verily the most beloved of servants in the sight of Allah is the servant whom He helps to reform his soul such that he feels sadness [on the inside] and dons the attire of fear [on the outside]; so the lamp of guidance is illuminated in his heart, and he has prepared [for himself] a hospitable reception for the day which he will come upon.

3ـ إنَّ مِنْ أحَبِّ العِبادِ إلَى اللّهِ عَبْداً أعانَهُ عَلى نَفْسِهِ فَاسْتَشْعَرَ الحُزْنَ، وَتَجَلْبَبَ الخَوْفَ، فَزَهَرَ مِصْباحُ الهُدى في قَلْبِهِ،وَ أعَدَّ القِرى لِيَوْمِهِ النّازِلِ بِهِِ.