Al-Imaam ash-Shaafi’ee – rahimahullaah

Al-Imaam ash-Shaafi’ee – rahimahullaah –
used to recite (the following verses of poetry):
“O my soul! It is not, except a few days of patience;
As if the extent were but a few dreams.
O my soul! Pass quickly on through this world;
And leave it, for indeed life lies ahead of it.”
Translation of ash-Shaafi’ee’s – rahimahullaah – poem is taken from an article titled “The Yearning of the Pious for Paradise” – al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue #2, Safar 1417 A.H.

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