They can lay no claim on giving benefit or harm, death or life, reward or punishment.
Ibraheem ibn Adham said:
“We live such a life (of amazing pleasure in the worship of Allah) that if the kings knew about it, they would fight us over it with swords.”
Ibn Taymiyyah said:
“Sometimes the heart is in such a state, that I say:if the people of Paradise experience this, then they indeed have a wonderful life.”
He said on another occasion:
“The heart sometimes dances rapturously, from the happiness of remembering Allah and of feeling close to Him.”
He also said upon entering prison, as the guards were closing the doors upon him:
So a wall will be put up between them, with a gate therein. Inside it will be mercy, and outside it will be torment.
He said while he was in prison:
“What can my enemies do to me! My garden and my paradise are in my breast, wherever I go they are with me. If my enemies kill me, I become a martyr and if they banish me from my country, I go abroad as a tourist; and by imprisoning me, they allow me to have solitude (so that I can worship Allah).”
A wise person once said:
“What has he found who has lost Allah, and what has he discovered who has found Allah? They can never be equal; the one who has found Allah has found everything and the one who has lost Him has lost everything.”