Like walking in sand..

‏قال ابن مسعود «رضي الله عنه» :

المخلص لربه كالماشي على الرمل لا تسمع خطواته ولكن ترى آثاره

[جامع العلوم والحكم 302]

Ibn Masood رضي الله عنه said:

The one who is sincere to his lord is like a person who walks on sand. You don’t hear his footsteps but you can see his traces.

Another thing not taught in schools

False hadith and not in al-Bukhari

How not to be a scholar..

قال سفيان الثوري: من لا يعمل بما يعلم لا يكون عالما

تفسير البغوي

Sufyan at-Thawri رحمة الله عليه said:

Whoever does not act upon that which he already knows will not be a scholar.

The most devout of people..

He is only rebuking himself…

Breaking the natural order..

He used to search out the time in which the prayer was accepted..

عَنِ ابْن طاووس ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ :

‏أَنَّهُ كان يَتَحَرَّى السَّاعَةَ الَّتِي يُسْتَجَابُ فِيهَا الدُّعاءُ

‏مِنْ يوم الْجُمُعَةِ بَعْدَ الْعَصْر

‏قال ابْنُ طَاووسٍ:

‏وماتَ أَبِي فِي ساعَةٍ كَانَ يُحِبُّهَا،

‏ماتَ يومَ الْجُمُعَةِ بَعْدَ الْعَصْرِ

‏[ مصنف عبد الرزاق ٥٥٧٤ ]

Ibn Tawoos رحمة الله عليه said about his father:

He used to actively search out the hour in which prayers are answered from the day of Friday after ‘asr (which is one hour before maghreb).

Ibn Tawoos then said:

My father died in that same hour that he loved (to search out). He died on a Friday after ‘asr.

The greatest open door…

قال ابن القيم رحمه الله :

‏.

‏الذكر هو باب الله الأعظم المفتوح بينه وبين عبده مالم يغلقه العبد بغفلته

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‏- مدارج السالكين

Ibn al-Qayyim رحمة الله عليه said:

Dhikr is the greatest open door (of opportunity to draw close to Allah) between Him سبحانه و تعالى and His slave, as long as the slave does not close it with his negligence.

Karabala between reality and myths

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