Asceticism is not that you leave off the world from your hands whilst it is in your heart | Imam Ibn Qayyim 

Imam Ibnul Qaiyum said:
قال الإمام ابن القيم :

“ليس الزهد أن تترك الدنيا من يدك وهي في قلبك إنما الزهد أن تتركها من قلبك وهي في يدك”

طريق الهجرتين (٤٥٤)

“Asceticism is not that you leave off the world from your hands whilst it is in your heart, rather asceticism is that you leave it from your heart (it doesn’t have a place in your heart) whilst it is in your hand”
Translated by Abu Layl Majeed 

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