Friday, September 12

Ibn'ul Qayyim said: "I heard Shaykh'ul- Islam Ibn Taymiyyah - may Allah sanctify his soul - say: 'Dhikr is to the heart as water is to a fish; see what happens to a fish when it is taken out of water!' ... I once attended the morning (fajr) Prayer with Shaykh'ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, after which he sat down and engaged in dhikr of Allah until it was almost midday. He then turned to me and said: 'This is my morning meal, if I do not partake of it my strength diminishes."

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