[All of] his time would be filled with worship and [the reading of] set portions [of the Qur.aan].
Having worshiped Allaah for 50 years, I had not found (experienced) the sweetness of worship until I left three things…
You will not find (experience) the sweetness of worship until you place a barrier between you and your desires.
When the 10 days [of Dhul-Hijjah] arrived, Sa’eed ibn Jubayr would exert himself intensely [in worship] to such an extent that he was almost unable to continue.
Indeed one will not find pleasure of food when ill, so how will he find pleasure in worship whilst sinning?