If you wish what you need to be given to you without your having to search for it, turn away from it and concentrate on your Lord; you will receive it if God wills. And if you gave up your needs entirely and were occupied only with God, He would give you all the good things you wish for in this world and in the other; you would walk in Heaven as well as on the earth; and more than that, since the Prophet s.a.w has said, in the very words of his Lord: "He who by remembering me (dhikir) is distracted from his petitions will receive more than those who ask."
Hear, faqir, what I said to one of our brothers (may god be well pleased with them): every time I was lacking something, great or small and turned away from it, in turning toward my Lord, I found it there in front of me, thanks to the power of Him who hears and knows. We see that the needs of ordinary people are filled by paying attention to them, whereas the needs of the elect are filled by the very fact that they turn away from them and concentrate upon God.
Greetings of Peace!
- Shaykh ad-Darqawi
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