Uzlat-az-Khalq (Seclusion from worldly seekers)  
 
* A bedouin came to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Who is the best of mankind?" The Prophet said, "A man who strives for Allah's Cause with his life and property, and also a man who lives (all alone) in a mountain path among the mountain paths to worship his Lord and save the people from his evil.
(Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri, Sahih Bukhari, Volume 76, Book 8, Number 501)

* The Prophet said Allah will give shade to seven (types of people) under His Shade (on the Day of Resurrection). (one of them will be) a person who remembers Allah in seclusion and his eyes are then flooded with tears.
(Narrated Abu Huraira, Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 76, Number 486)

* A'isha relates: "In the beginnings of Allah's Messenger's Prophethood, at the time Allah desired to bestow honor upon him and mercy upon His servants through him, he would not have any vision except it came to pass as surely as the sun rises. He continued like this for as long as Allah wished. Most beloved to him was seclusion (al-khalwa) and there was nothing he loved more than to be alone in seclusion."
(Tirmidhi, Bukhari and Muslim narrate something very similar through different chains and the word khala' is used instead of khalwa)

 
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