Void of the Heart

Truly in the heart there is a void

that cannot be removed, except

with the company of Allah.

And in it there is a sadness

that cannot be removed, except

with the happiness of knowing Allah

and being true to Him.

And in it there is an emptiness

that cannot 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 al-Qayyim al Jawziyya

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2 thoughts on “Void of the Heart

  1. Olga

    beautiful quote-hope you don’t mind but i put it up as a note on my facebook for other people to read too and be inspired by it, God willing.

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