The effect of stories of the righteous on the hearts

Imam al-Junayd, may Allah have mercy upon him, said: “Stories are from among the armies of Allah, subhanahu wa ta`ala, through which Allah strengthens the hearts of His friends.” Someone asked him: “Is there any proof for this?” He replied: “The proof for this is the following:

وَكُـلاًّ نَّقُصُّ عَلَيْكَ مِنْ أَنْبَاءِ ٱلرُّسُلِ مَا نُثَبِّتُ بِهِ فُؤَادَكَ

All that We relate to you of the accounts of the Messengers whereby We strengthen your heart.” (Surat Hud, 11:120)

(Shaykh `Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah, Risalat al-Mustarshidin, translated by Mahomed Mahomedy and published by Zam Zam Publishers, as The Sunnah Way of the Sufis, p.16-17)

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