Photo: "Laila and Majnun at School", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami; 1431
Muhammad the Messenger, may Allah grant him perfect peace, once reported:
One of the people of Paradise will be brought forward, and Allah the Exalted will say:
O child of Adam, do you approve of the dwelling I have bestowed upon you?
The blessed soul will reply: "O Lord, this is the most sublime of dwellings."
Bring forth the desires of your heart and make supplication to Me.
"I ask You to send me back to earth so that I can die ten times over in Your Way of love and self-sacrifice." The soul will make this request because of tasting in Paradise the unique Divine Blessing accorded to the martyrs.
'Divine Sayings: 101 Hadith Qudsi - The Mishkat Al-Anwar of Ibn 'Arabi'
By Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi (Author)
A collection of 101 hadith sayings, this work is one of the most important and influential early collections of hadith qudsi. Falling into three categories, the first 40 sayings each have a full, unbroken chain of transmission that goes back to God through the medium of the Prophet Muhammad. The second category are sayings mostly taken from well-known written collections. The final section is drawn from similar books, with Ibn 'Arabi adding one extra hadith, orally transmitted. Comprised of a full introduction explaining the meaning of Hadith, the text stresses the importance of this tradition in Ibn 'Arabi's writing.