Indeed the heart which loves Allaah ‘Azza wa Jall, loves to become tired and exhausted for [the Sake of] Allaah; one will certainly never attain the love of Allaah whilst at rest and ease.
…and many people have extreme reverence (ghuloo) towards their shaykhs the type [of ghuloo] which exists in the shee’ah in their extreme reverence towards their imaams.
By Allaah! If Ahlus-Sunnah knew their beloved [Prophet] sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam loved his birthday [to] be celebrated, none would have preceded them in it…
And if they were asked about just one of the ten who were guaranteed paradise, they would not be able to answer.
Indeed one will not find pleasure of food when ill, so how will he find pleasure in worship whilst sinning?