Towards Perfecting One’s Love, Fear, and Hope of Allāh

Imām Ibn Taimiyyah said:

Every time a slave’s love for his Mawlá [supporter and manager of affairs] becomes stronger, things loved [by him for other than His sake] become smaller to him and fewer in number; and every time [his love for Allah] weakens, things loved by him [for other than His sake] become greater in number and wider in range.

And similar to that are fears, hopes, and the like, for if a slave’s fear of his Lord becomes perfected, he will not fear anything other than Him.

Majmū‘ al-Fatāwá, vol. 1, p. 94.