الإمام علي (ع): أنتُم طُرَداءُ المَوتِ، إن أقَمتُم لَهُ أخَذَكُم، وإن فَرَرتُم مِنهُ أدرَكَكُم، وهُو ألزَمُ لَكُم مِن ظِلَّكُم، الموتٌ مَعقودٌ بنَواصيكُم
Imam Ali (as) said: You are trying to drive death away. If you resist it, it will take you, and if you run from it, it will catch you. It is more stuck to you than your own shadow. Death is attached to your forelocks.
Nahj al-Balagha, Letter 37.
There was a kafir master who had a slave, who was Muslim, and the Muslim slave was walking in the street with his master and they passed the mosque. And the slave said to him, “Please just let me go into the mosque to do two raqats.” And the kafir said, “I will wait outside. Go and do your two raqats.” So he went into the mosque, but he did not come out until the kafir put his head into the mosque and said, “Come out at once.” And he heard the slave say, “I cannot come out, this thing is beyond the bounds.” And the kafir said, “I do not believe you. Who is stopping you from coming out?” The Muslim said, “The same one who is stopping you from coming in.
- Rumi (via sufiness
…You are as I love you to be. So make me as You love me to be.
Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS)
(Source: zain313, via bu-hashem)