From Salam al-Khawaass who said:

قال مالك بن دينار خرج أهل الدنيا من الدنيا ولم يذوقوا أطيب شيء فيها قيل وما هو قال معرفة الله تعالى

Malik bin Dinar said:

“The people of the world depart from the world without them having tasted the most beautiful thing from it.” It was said, “And what is it?” He replied, “The ma’rifah of Allaah [knowledge of His names, attributes, actions and their interplay and connection to the creation].”

Al-Siyar of al-Dhahabi (5/363).

Taken from : http://www.salaf.com

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