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    Abu Bakr al-Kattaanee (d.322H) said:

    A discussion about mahabbah (love) took place in Makkah during the Pilgrmage month. The Shaykhs who were present spoke about the matter, and al-Junayd was the youngest of them. They said to him: O Iraaqee, what do you have to say? So he bowed his head and tears were flowing from his eyes, then he said:

    A servant should overcome his soul;
    And be continuous in remembrance of his Lord;
    Establishing the rights of his Lord;
    Focussing upon Him with his heart;
    The late of fear setting ablaze his heart;
    Whilst drinking from the vessel of true love;

    And certain realities become unveiled for him.
    So when he talks, it is due to Allaah.
    When he speaks, it is from Allaah.
    When he moves, it is by the Command of Allaah.
    And when he is serene, then it is from Allaah.
    He belongs to Allaah, is for Allaah, and is with Allaah.

    So the Shaykhs started to weep and said: How can that be increased upon. May Allaah reward you with good, O crown of the knowledgeable ones!

    "No leaf falls except that He knows of it, and no rain drop forms except that He has willed it."