Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

stays in his heart and he forgets that he will have to stand before his Creator, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. The world is like Paradise and death is like a prison for such a person. On the contrary, the one who treats his Nafs strictly and deprives it of worldly pleasures; the world becomes like a prison for him, he feels uncomfortable in the world and his Nafs likes to get free from the imprisonment of life by leaving the world through death.’ Referring to the same point, Sayyidunā Ya Mu’āż Rāzī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated, ‘O the iddīqīn! In order to eat Valīmaĥ (wedding-feast) in Paradise, keep yourself hungry because the desire for food intensifies as much as the Nafs remains hungry.

In other words, when a person is extremely hungry, he really feels the joy of eating. This is the same thing experienced by every fasting person. Therefore, remain as hungry as possible in the world so that you can enjoy the delicious food of Paradise. (ibid, pp. 99)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on him and forgive us without accountability for his sake!

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب           صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

46. Dough that dried in sunlight

Sayyidunā ‘Utba-tul-Ghulām عَـلَیۡهِ رَحۡـمَةُ رَبِّ الۡاَنَـام used to knead dough and let it dry in the sunlight. After this, he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه would eat it. He رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه then used to say, ‘One should survive on a mere piece of bread and a little salt so that he could enjoy fried roasted meat and delicious food on the Day of Judgement.’ (Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm, vol. 3, pp. 100)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on him and forgive us without accountability for his sake!

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب           صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

 



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