Ibn Al-Qayyim’s Madarij Al-Salikin (Steps of the Seekers) | The Station of Khawf (Fear)


“Al-khawf is Allah’s lash with which He straightens up those fleeing from His door. He also sets a lamp in the heart, with which the good and the evil inside the heart can be seen—and everyone you fear from, you run away from him, except [in the case of] Allah: when you fear Him, you run towards Him for refuge. Hence, the one who fears Allah is a refugee towards His Lord [’s mercy] and from his Lord[’s displeasure].”