Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Emptiness of the Heart

"Truly in the heart there is a void that can not be removed except with the company of Allah.

And in it there is a sadness that can not
be removed except with the happiness of
knowing Allah and being true to Him.

And in it there is an emptiness that can not be
filled except with love for Him and by
turning to Him and always remembering Him.

And if a person were given all of the world and
what is in it, it would not fill this emptiness."

-Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyya


  1. The truth of these words cannot be doubted. Without God, the water of life is turned to ashes.

    Ya Haqq!

  2. Salaam Alakium,

    This is one of my favorites - it is beautifully expressed. Jazzakum Allahkhair for sharing.