“The stronger a person’s connection with his Lord becomes, the more he will feel peace and enjoyment. It was once said to Ibn al-Mubarak: “Who are the kings?” he replied: “Those who abstain from the worldly pleasures.” They asked him: “Who are the lowest of people?” He replied: “Those who eat with their religion,” meaning they are hypocritical with the people. So, they do this for a bite of food or a badge of honor, or any other worldly gain. They asked him: “Who are the lowest of the low?” He replied: “Those who ruin their religion in order to gain worldly benefit for others.”
One of them would describe himself, saying: “We are in such a state of happiness that if the kings and their sons knew of it, they would fight us with swords over it.” So, our happiness is greater than the happiness of the kings! And if they knew of this happiness that we had, they would fight us with weapons for it!
This is all the result of the happiness and honor that the sincere slaves were immersed in. Of course, the people of the Dunya do not understand any of this. They only understand things in the context of the world they are living in, the cars they drive, the money they have, the mansions and palaces that they own etc…
Then, in addition to the happiness that immerses such a person…how does a person find peace and tranquility? A person finds this peace and tranquility as the result of worship, because this fills the empty space in the heart. That empty space that is reserved specifically for worship becomes filled with it. So, a person will only find enjoyment and feel tranquility when he fills himself with worship, just like when a motor is filled with oil.”