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Drawing closer to Allah (Hadith Qudsi 1)

Posted in Hadith Qudsi with tags , on October 7, 2008 by covertly

I love reading and reflecting upon Hadith Qudsi. I thought it might be a good idea to start a series on them. The hadith will be posted in no particular order. The following is one of my favourites.


On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Allah the Almighty said:

I am as My servant thinks I am. I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assembly better than it. And if he draws near to Me an arm’s length, I draw near to him a fathom’s length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed.

 (Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi & Ibn Majah)