Hadith on Worship: Allah comes even closer as we worship Him

Salman al-Farisi reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty says: If My servant comes near to Me by a handspan, I come near to him by an arm’s length. If he comes near to Me by an arm’s length, I come near to him by the length of a fathom. If he comes to Me walking, I come to him running.

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr lil-Ṭabarānī 6141

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ سَلْمَانَ الْفَارِسِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِذَا تَقَرَّبَ إِلَيَّ عَبْدِي شِبْرًا تَقَرَّبْتُ إِلَيْهِ ذِرَاعًا وَإِذَا تَقَرَّبَ إِلَيَّ ذِرَاعًا تَقَرَّبْتُ مِنْهُ بَاعًا وَإِذَا أَتَانِي يَمْشِي أَتَيْتُهُ هَرْوَلَةً

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