Indeed, khashyah is to have fear and apprehension of Allaah, such that your fear and apprehension of Him is a cause of preventing you from sin; that there is [the true essence of] khashyah.
Unless my fingers have made a mistake, it is a hundred thousand times.
Indeed [true] fear is to fear Allaah until your fear [of Him] lies between you and your sins; that [there] is what fear is.
Which of the two is best: [that] I glorify Allaah ( سبحان الله ), or [that] I seek forgiveness from Allaah ( أستغفر الله )?
On the Day of Reckoning, the glorification (تسبيح) and praise (حمد) of Allaah in the account of the believer is better [for him] than to be accompanied by a mountain of gold.
When Ahmad ibn Harb would sit before the barber to have his moustache trimmed, he would engage in the glorification of Allaah. So the barber would say to him: Can you just shutup for a while! And he would respond: You just do your job [and leave me to my remembrance of Allaah].
And I never saw him openly glorifying Allaah, nor [openly doing] any acts of charity.