Fear and consciousness of Allah Most High
Faith is between fear and hope of Allah Most High. The Saints of the Lord are so much engrossed in His Fear and Mercy that they pay no attention towards the hardships of life. Hadhrat Shaykh Sa’adi Shirazi (May Allah shower His mercy on him) says: People saw Hadhrat Ghouse-Ul-Azam (May Allah shower His mercy on him) in front of the Ka’aba. He was prostrating on bare ground and saying: O Lord! Forgive me and if I am liable of being punished, then on the Day of Judgment, raise me blind so that I don’t have to be ashamed of those who are virtuous.