Al-Imaam Ahmad Harb (rahimahullah) said:
“I worshipped Allah for 50 years and I did not experience the sweetness of worship until I abandoned three things:
- I abandoned pleasing the people in order to be able to speak the truth.
- I abandoned the companionship of sinners until I found companionship of the righteous,
- and I left the sweetness of the dunya until i found the sweetness of (seeking after) the hereafter.”
Siyaar A’laam an Nubaalaa Vol 11 pg 34