Shaykh Nazim Sayings #3
Everyone should strive to be a friend of GOD – a seeker of His intimacy.
No one can become a friend of GOD without also becoming a friend of HIS SERVANTS.
The attainment of that ‘Familiarity and Sympathy’ with the souls of His servants is proof of one’s approach to sainthood.
It is easy to claim that one is friend of GOD, but not so easy to be in … ‘Harmony with people’.
When you TRULY ATTAIN the STATION as a ‘Friend of God’, everyone will be your friend.
This closeness with people is a sign of one’s admittance to divine presence.
Therefore, I advise you all to AWAKEN SOMETIME DURING THE LAST THIRD OF THE NIGHT in a state of Ritual Purity and address your Lord, “come to me, as I can’t come to you!”
Come to me, as I can’t come to you!
That Prayer is enough to give you FULL PROTECTION for the Day and make you a FRIEND of GOD.
– Maulana Shaykh Nazim (qs)