Muslimah - Sister - Daughter - Servant of the Most Merciful - Student of Life - Friend
Ibn Abbās: Indeed, I don’t know of an action closer to Allah than being good to ones mother. [Collected by al-Bukhārī, Adab al-Mufrad, no.4]
“There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.”
O my Lord, when that which there is repelling alights upon me,
And I find myself leaving this abode
And become Your guest in a dark and lonely place,
Then make the host’s meal for his guest the removal of my wrongs.
A guest is always honored at the hands of a generous host,
And You are the Generous, the Creator, the Originator.
Surely kings, as a way of displaying their magnanimity
Free their servants who have grown old in their service.
And I have grown old in Your service,
So free my soul from the Fire.
There is a sense of decrepit sincerity in the broken beings, a sincerity embedded in their fleeting hopes and fleeting dreams, and in knowing that life is not at all what it seems.
She never asked
for this burden,
but each weight only
made her stronger.
Avoid those things that necessitate the punishment of the grave.
And from the most beneficial of them is that when a man wants to sleep, he sits for an hour, for the Sake of Allaah, calling himself to account over the things that he has lost and gained during that day of his. Then, between him and his Lord, he renews his sincere repentance over those things that he lost, and sleeps on that repentance, firmly resolving not to return to the sin when he wakes up–and he does this every night.
So if he dies on that night of his, he would have died upon repentance and if he wakes up, he will wake up going towards action, pleased with the postponement of his appointed time so that he can turn to his Lord and set right what he missed out on.
‘Aa’ishah (radi’Allaahu `anha) said:
“Ask Allaah to facilitate everything, even the string to your sandal, for if Allaah had not made facilitation, it would not be facilitated.”