Ibn Al-Qayyim on Allah: If you seek Me, you will find Me

June 5, 2017

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: A divine narration states, “O son of Adam, I created you for My worship, so do not be diverted by amusement. I have made you responsible for My provision, so do not tire of working. O son of Adam, seek Me and you will find Me. If you find Me, you have found everything. If you have lost Me, you have lost everything, for I am most worthy of your love than anything.”

Source: al-Jawāb al-Kāfī 1/198

عن ابن القيم قال وَفِي أَثَرٍ إِلَهِيٍّ ابْنَ آدَمَ خَلَقْتُكَ لِعِبَادَتِي فَلَا تَلْعَبْ وَتَكَفَّلْتُ بِرِزْقِكَ فَلَا تَتْعَبْ ابْنَ آدَمَ اطْلُبْنِي تَجِدْنِي فَإِنْ وَجَدْتَنِي وَجَدْتَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ وَإِنْ فُتُّكَ فَاتَكَ كُلُّ شَيْءٍ وَأَنَا أَحَبُّ إِلَيْكَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ

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