O my people! All that cuts you off from real knowledge (makrifa) of Allah and of His saints (awliya) is your love of this world, your greed for it and your desire to have plenty of what it has to offer. You must remember the hereafter and leave this world alone.
O Allah, perfect generosity
and perfect liberality are among Your attributes (sifat),
and we are Your slaves,
so grant us a tiny speck of them!
Note: Extracts from lectures given by Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani in Ramadhan 545 A.H. Reference: The Sublime Revelation (Al-fath ar-Rabbani) Translated from the Arabic by Muhtar Holland.