Tue. Feb 20th, 2024

Slave of DesiresIf one attains (what he desires), he is pleased and if he is unable to attain it, he…

By almaas Oct 22, 2023

Slave of Desires

If one attains (what he desires), he is pleased and if he is unable to attain it, he becomes discontented. Such a person is a slave [‘abd] to the things he desires. He is a slave of it, since true slavery and servitude are the enslavement and servitude of the heart.

—Ibn Taymiyyah [d. 728H/1328CE]

[Ibn Taymiyyah’s Essay on Worship, pp. 100-101]

By almaas

Related Post

Discover more from Hadith Library

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading