Shibli (may God show him mercy) stated, “God revealed to David (peace be upon him), ‘O David, mindfulness of Me belongs to those who are mindful while paradise belongs to those who are obedient; visiting Me belongs to those who yearn, but I belong exclusively to those who love.’ ”
From Al-Ghazali’s Love, Longing, Intimacy and Contentment
I think this explains why the most celebrated people of God are usually those who not only remember God in their own life but also those who manifest that love in their relationship with the world around them. Maulana Abdul Sattar Edhi comes to mind:
To learn more about Abdul Sattar Edhi, read the Telegraph article here and his wikipedia page here. Edhi Sahib, may God bless you. For the helpless people of Pakistan, you and your family truly live up to your name. You are a gift from Allah.