“Who is behind bars”

THE ONE WHO IS [TRULY] IMPRISONED IS THE ONE WHOSE HEART IS IMPRISONED FROM ALLAAH;
AND, THE CAPTIVATED ONE IS THE ONE WHOSE DESIRES HAVE ENSLAVED HIM.

Imam Ibn Taymiyyah

“I wonder who is behind bars”, I think often sitting there.

Do I see the sun setting free there in the sky?
Or, the sun finds me free sitting here on the earth?

“I wonder who is behind bars.”

Perhaps it is just what you want to see and what you do not. Perception!

Are you truly free when you are free to do whatever you want?
Are you really confined when you act within the limits?

How beautifully Ibn Taymiyyah said, (may Allaah have mercy on him)

The one who is [truly] imprisoned is the one whose heart is imprisoned from Allaah; and, the captivated one is the one whose desires have enslaved him.

Imam Ibn Taymiyyah

Thanks Allaah for the limits You ordained on us to set our souls free (Truly).

Sisterly Yours
The Might of Pen

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