When we keep Allah Ta‘ala before us and build an affinity with Him, we will experience such enjoyment which is unimaginable. There was a person who related that whenever he took the name of Allah Ta‘ala, he literally felt as if someone is placing a toffee on his tongue.
عن قبيصة بن المخارق رضي الله عنه قال أتيت النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم فقال يا قبيصة ما جاء بك قلت كبرت سني ورق عظمي فأتيتك لتعلمني ما ينفعني الله تعالى به فقال يا قبيصة ما مررت بحجر ولا شجر ولا مدر إلا استغفر لك يا قبيصة إذا صليت الصبح فقل ثلاثا سبحان الله العظيم وبحمده تعاف من العمى والجذام والفلج يا قبيصة قل اللهم إني أسألك مما عندك وأفض علي من فضلك وانشر علي من بركاتك رواه أحمد وفي إسناده راو لم يسم (الترغيب والترهيب 1/137)
Hadhrat Qabeesah bin Mukhaariq (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports: “I once came to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). He then asked me: “O Qabeesah, what has brought you here?” I replied: “I have become old and my bones have become weak, so I have come to you in order that you may teach me something through which Allah Ta’ala will benefit me.” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “O Qabeesah, you did not pass any stone, or any tree, or any clod of mud, except that it sought forgiveness on your behalf (as you have come out to seek the knowledge of Deen).
O Qabeesah, after performing your Fajr salaah, recite the following Duaa thrice سُبْحَانَ اللهِ العَظِيم وَبِحَمْدِه Glory be to Allah Ta’ala the Great, joint to His praises, you will be saved from blindness, leprosy and paralysis.
O Qabeesah, recite اَللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِمَّا عِنْدَكَ وَأفِضْ عَلَيَّ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ وَانْشُرْ عَلَيَّ مِن بَرَكَاتِكَ O Allah, I ask You to bless me from that which is by You (of Your Divine bounties), and pour Your Divine grace upon me, and spread over me Your Divine blessings."
عن أنس بن مالك قال : كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يكثر دهن رأسه وتسريح لحيته ، ويكثر القناع حتى كأن ثوبه ثوب زيات (الشمائل للترمذي رقم 33)
Hadhrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would regularly oil his mubaarak hair and comb his mubaarak beard, and he would often wear a cloth (beneath his turban when he applied oil to prevent the oil from soiling the turban). (Due to the excessive oil that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would apply to his mubaarak head), the cloth beneath his turban resembled the cloth of an oil merchant.
A few leading personalities had once come to Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) with the aim of seeking advice from him regarding the various efforts that could be implemented in trying to improve the situation in Baytul Muqaddas and Palestine. The advice that Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) gave them was such that it contains guidance for all Muslims at large. An extremely pertinent portion of Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)’s advice has been reproduced below:
“Wherever calamities and tragedies of this nature occur in the world, then there is no Muslim who does not feel distressed and grieved over what is transpiring. However, at the same time, there is no denying that everything that is happening is a result of nothing but our own actions. You are all well acquainted and abreast with the news. Who can deny the enmity that the disbelievers have for Islam? Their ridiculing Islam and spreading corruption and immorality in the world, their adopting all means to eliminate and exterminate Islam from the face of this earth, and every other effort that is taking place against Islam is now going on for some time in the Arab lands. In these trying circumstances, where the world is against Islam, if one has to ponder and reflect, one will realize that it is only the infinite grace and mercy of Allah Ta’ala that allows us to continue. Otherwise, the amount of transgression and sins that the Muslims are involved in warrants His divine punishment.
Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
Whatever misfortune befalls you is because of what your hands have earned, and for many (of them) He grants forgiveness.
ٱلَّذِينَ ٱسْتَجَابُوا لِلَّـهِ وَٱلرَّسُولِ مِن بَعْدِ مَآ أَصَابَهُمُ ٱلْقَرْحُ لِلَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُوا مِنْهُمْ وَٱتَّقَوْا أَجْرٌ عَظِيمٌ ﴿١٧٢﴾
Of those who answered the call of Allah and the Messenger, even after being wounded, for those among them who do good and refrain from wrong is a great reward
Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) mentioned the following to ‘Urwah (rahimahullah) regarding the above verse of the Qur’aan Majeed, “O my nephew! Both your fathers (ancestors), Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), were among the group regarding whom Allah Ta‘ala speaks about in this verse. When difficulty had befallen Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) on the Day of Uhud (due to the disbelievers attacking the Muslims and thereafter) the disbelievers had departed, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) feared that they may return (to try and attack the Muslims once more). Hence, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) announced, “Who will go after them (i.e. the disbelievers)?”
On hearing this announcement, seventy Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) answered and went in pursuit of the disbelievers (causing them to abandon their idea of returning to attack the Muslims who had been weakened and injured). Among the seventy were Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).”
(Saheeh Bukhaari #4077, Fat-hul Baari 7/432)