REFLECTING ON ALLAAH’S STATEMENT: “THE GOOD PLEASURE FROM ALLAAH IS GREATER”
Author: Abdur Razaaq Bin Abdul Muhsin al Badr
xcerpt from the book……
Shaykh Al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyah, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said:
تَـأَمَّـلْـتُ أَنْـفَـعَ الـدُّعَـاءِ فَإِذَا هُـوَ سُـؤَالُ الْـعَـوْنِ عَـلَـى مَـرْضَـاتِـهِ , ثُـمَّ رَأَيْـتُـهُ فِـي الْـفَـاتِـحَـةِ فِـي
“I reflected upon the most beneficial supplication, and it is asking for help in acquiring His Pleasure. Then I saw it within Al-Faatihah within the statement:
“You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything).”
[Soorah Al-Fatihah 1:5] 
Seeking help from Allaah in attaining His Pleasure is the loftiest request and the greatest objective and the noblest goal, the most praiseworthy aim, and the greatest matter upon which those who embark could embark and strive to attain.
وَ لِـذَلِـكَ كَـانَ الـرِّضَـا بَـابَ اللهِ الْأَعْـظَـمَ وَ جَـنَّـةَ الـدُّنْـيَـا وَ مُـسْـتَـرَاح الْـعَـارِفِـيـنَ وَ حَـيَـاة الْـمُـحِـبِّـيـنَ وَ نَـعِـيـم الْـعَـابِـدِيـنَ وَ قُـرَّة عُـيُـونِ الْـمُـشْـتَـاقِـيـنَ .
“Due to this, Pleasure is the greatest door of Allaah and the Paradise of the Dunyaa; it is the source of repose for the cognizant, the life of those who love (Allaah), the delight of the worshippers, and the coolness for the eyes of those who desire (the good).”
Therefore, it is befitting for the Muslim to place this noble verse within his heart and to be diligent upon making it present within his mind in every situation and in every place and every circumstance. This is because, if this verse stands within the heart and that which it indicates is one’s objective and his aim and desire, then all of his conditions would be rectified and all of his affairs would be beautified. His statement, Glorified and Exalted be He:
“The Good Pleasure from Allaah is greater.”
 Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim transmitted it from him within Madaarij As-Saalikeen 1/100
 Madaarij As-Saalikeen 2/174