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Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) related that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Allah Most High says, ‘I am as My servant thinks of Me, and I am with him when he mentions Me. If he mentions Me within himself I mention him within Myself, and if he mentions Me in a gathering I mention him in a gathering better than his. If he draws near to me by a hand span I draw near to him a cubit; if he draws near to Me a cubit I draw near to him a fathom; and if he comes to me walking I come to him running.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.)

Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) also related that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Allah Most High says, ‘My servant is as he thinks of Me, and I am with him when he calls upon Me. If he mentions Me within himself I mention him within Myself, and if he mentions Me in a gathering I mention him in a gathering better and finer than his.’” (Narrated by Ibn Hibban.)

Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) related that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Allah Most High says, ‘I am as My servant thinks of Me, and I am with him when he calls upon Me.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.)

Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) related that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Allah Most High says, ‘I am with My servant when he invokes Me and moves his lips with My remembrance.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhari, Ahmad, and Ibn Majah.)

Wathila b. al-Asqa’ (Allah be pleased with him) reported, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) say, ‘Allah—Blessed and Exalted is He—says, “I am as My servant thinks of Me, so let him think of Me what he wills.”’” (Narrated by Ahmad, Ibn Hibban, and al-Darimi.)

Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) related that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Allah says, ‘I am as My servant thinks of Me. If he thinks good of me then so it shall be, and if he thinks ill of me then so it shall be.’” (Narrated by Ahmad.)

Jabir (Allah be pleased with him) reported, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) say three days before his passing, ‘Let none of you die except in a state of thinking well of Allah.’” (Narrated by Muslim and Ahmad.)

Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) related that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Allah will order two servants to enter Hell, and when one of them stands at the precipice of the fire he will turn and say, ‘By Allah, I had a good opinion of You!’ whereupon Allah will say, ‘Bring him back, for I am as My servant thinks of Me!’ Then Allah will forgive him.” (Narrated by al-Bayhaqi.)

Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) related that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Having an excellent opinion [of Allah] is from excellence in worship.” (Narrated by Ahmad, and Abu Dawud.)

Mu’adh b. Jabal (Allah be pleased with him) related that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “I you like I will inform you all of the first thing Allah will say to the believers and the first thing they will say to Him on the Day of Resurrection.” We said, “Yes, O Messenger of Allah!” He said, “Allah will say to the believers, ‘Have you loved meeting Me?’ They will reply, ‘Yes, Lord!’ He will then say, ‘Why?’ They will reply, ‘We hoped in Your pardon and forgiveness.’ He will then say, ‘My forgiveness has been made incumbent for you.’” (Narrated by Ahmad.)

‘Abd al-Rahman b. Samura (Allah be pleased with him) related in a lengthy narration, saying, “The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) came out and said, ‘Last night I saw something astonishing. I saw a man from my nation standing upon the Traverse (Sirat) and trembling like a palm leaf [in the wind], when suddenly his good opinion of Allah came and calmed his trembling and he continued on and crossed over.’” (Narrated by al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi in Nawadir al-usul.)