Grateful Servants of God

A Powerful Description of True Servants of Allah – Imam al-Sulami

Imam Bayhaqi relates that Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami (Allah have mercy upon him) said that someone said,

“The description of true servants of Allah is that poverty is their honour; obedience of Allah, their sweetness; love of Allah, their joy; tohttp://www.ilmfruits.com/wp-content/uploads/arabic-calligraphy.jpg Allah, their need; piety their provision; with Allah, their dealing; upon Him, their trust; in Him, their intimacy; upon Him, their reliance; hunger, their food; renunciation, their fruit; good character, their dress; cheerful disposition, their jewelry; generosity of spirit, their trade; good relations, their company; knowledge, their leader; patience, their driver; guidance, their ride; the Qur’an, their speech; thankfulness, their adornment; remembrance, their concern; contentment, their rest; sufficiency, their wealth; worship, their earnings; the devil, their enemy; worldliness, their dumps; modesty, their shirt; fear, their habit; the day, their lesson; the night, their reflection; wisdom, their sword; truth, their guard; this life, their journey; death, their destination; the grave, their shelter; Firdous, their residence; beholding the Lord of the Worlds, their longing. These are the elect servants of Allah, of whom Allah Most High has said, “The servants of the All-Merciful are those who tread lightly on earth.”” [Bayhaqi, al-Zuhd al-Kabir, 2.264]

الزهد‭ ‬الكبير‭ ‬للبيهقي‭  – (‬2‭ / ‬264‭)‬
759‭ – ‬أخبرنا‭ ‬أبو‭ ‬عبد‭ ‬الرحمن‭ ‬السلمي‭ ‬قال‭ : ‬قال‭ ‬بعضهم‭ : ‬صفة‭ ‬عباد‭ ‬الله‭ ‬أن‭ ‬يكون‭ ‬الفقر‭ ‬كرامتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬وطاعة‭ ‬الله‭ ‬حلاوتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬وحب‭ ‬الله‭ ‬لذتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬وإلى‭ ‬الله‭ ‬حاجتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والتقوى‭ ‬زادهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬ومع‭ ‬الله‭ ‬تجارتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬وعليه‭ ‬اعتمادهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬وبه‭ ‬أنسهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬وعليه‭ ‬توكلهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والجوع‭ ‬طعامهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والزهد‭ ‬ثمارهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬وحسن‭ ‬الخلق‭ ‬لباسهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬وطلاقة‭ ‬الوجه‭ ‬حليتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬وسخاوة‭ ‬النفس‭ ‬حرفتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬وحسن‭ ‬المعاشرة‭ ‬صحبتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والعلم‭ ‬قائدهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والصبر‭ ‬سائقهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والهدى‭ ‬مركبهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والقرآن‭ ‬حديثهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والشكر‭ ‬زينتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والذكر‭ ‬نهمتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والرضى‭ ‬راحتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والقناعة‭ ‬مالهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والعبادة‭ ‬كسبهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والشيطان‭ ‬عدوهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والدنيا‭ ‬مزابلهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والحياء‭ ‬قميصهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والخوف‭ ‬سجيتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والنهار‭ ‬عبرتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والليل‭ ‬فكرتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والحكمة‭ ‬سيفهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والحق‭ ‬حارسهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والحياة‭ ‬مرحلتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والموت‭ ‬منزلهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والقبر‭ ‬حصنهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والفردوس‭ ‬مسكنهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬والنظر‭ ‬إلى‭ ‬رب‭ ‬العالمين‭ ‬منيتهم‭ ‬،‭ ‬هم‭ ‬خواص‭ ‬عباد‭ ‬الله‭ ‬الذي‭ ‬قال‭ ‬الله‭ ‬تعالى‭ : ‬وعباد‭ ‬الرحمن‭ ‬الذين‭ ‬يمشون‭ ‬على‭ ‬الأرض‭ ‬هونا‭ (‬1‭) ‬إلى‭ ‬آخر‭ ‬الآية