The pleasure of compliance..

Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

He who knows that Allah sees him will feel too shy to commit a sin or something displeasing to Him. He  who knows that Allah sees him will perfect his deeds and worship and perform them sincerely to reach the level of Ihsān (excellence), which is the highest level of obedience about which the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“To worship Allah as if you see Him; but if you do not see Him, He surely sees you.”

[Narrated by Al-Bukhāri and Muslim]

If he reaches this level, he will enjoy the special company of Allah Almighty, Who said in a Qudsi Hadīth:

“And My servant keeps drawing close to Me through supererogatory acts until I love him. And if I love him, I become his hearing with which he hears and his sight with which he sees.”

[Narratedby Al-Bukhāri]

He who knows that Allah sees him and his conditions and afflictions will feel assured and tranquil and become certain that relief is soon to come.

He who knows that Allah sees him will be too shy to be dishonest in his words and actions and deceptive towards others.

Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him and his father) headed toward Makkah along with some of his companions. They stopped to take rest on their way. Thereupon, a shepherd descended upon them from a mountain. Ibn ‘Umar said to him: “O shepherd, sell us one sheep.

The shepherd said: “I am a slave.”

Ibn ‘Umar said: “Tell your master that the wolf has eaten it.” To this, the shepherd replied: “Where is Allah?

Thereupon, Ibn ‘Umar wept, and he bought the slave from his master and set him free.

If you become alone sometimes,do not say I am alone, but say: Allah is watching me.

Do not think that Allah can be heedless for a while, and nothing is hidden from Allah or unknown to Him.

Someone tried to seduce a Bedouin woman. He said to her: “No one sees us but the stars.” Thereupon, she said to him: “Where is the One Who made them stars?”

It was said that whoever heeds Allah with regard to his thoughts and feelings, Allah will preserve him with regard to the actions of his body parts.

If you consider the seven types of people whom Allah will shade under His shade on the Day of Judgment, you will see that the common thing among all of them is that they firmly believe that Allah always sees them, and they worship Him as if they could see Him, thereby attaining this great status.

The good man from the people of Moses used this name as he supplicated Allah Almighty and sought refuge with Him from the evil cunning of Pharaoh and his allies:

{...And I entrust my affair to Allah. Indeed, Allah is All-Seeing of His servants.}

[Surat Ghāfir: 44]

And what was the result?Allah answered his supplication:

{So Allah protected him from the evils they plotted, and the people of Pharaoh were afflicted by the worst punishment.}

[Surat Ghāfir: 45]

O Allah, Who sees the motion of the wings of gnats

during pitch-black night,

and Who sees their tiny veins

as well as the marrow of their bones.

Bestow upon me such a repentance

by which You erase my past sins

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