Reminder from Imam al-Awza’i

August 2, 2012 Comments Off on Reminder from Imam al-Awza’i

 

Imam al-Awza’i {Abu Amr} said:

قال أبو عمرو: ليس ساعة من ساعات الدنيا إلا وهي معروضة على العبد يوم القيامة, يوما فيوما, وساعة فساعة. ولا تمر به ساعة لم يذكر الله تعالى فيها إلا تقطعت نفسه عليها حسرات, فكيف إذا مرت به ساعة مع ساعة, ويوم مع يوم, وليلة مع ليلة!؟

There is not an hour from the hours of this Dunya {world} except that it will be presented to the slave on the Day of Judgement, day after day, and hour after hour.

Not an hour that passed in which he did not remember Allah –the Exalted- in, except that his soul would tear up in anguish out of regret. How then when hours after hours pass, and days after days, and nights after nights {and Allah has not been remembered}?!

{Hilyatul Awliyah, Volume 2 pg. 290}

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