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  • How is it possible for one’s heart to be certain that one is going to meet Allah, that Allah sees and hears all that he does, and knows his secret open affairs, and that he will be made to stand before Allah, answerable for all his deeds - how can one be certain and aware of all of this, and yet persist upon things which displease Allah; persist upon abandoning Allah’s orders, neglecting His rights, and yet claim that he has good expectation of Allah?

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  • A true believer does not fear physical death, rather he fears the death of his heart

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  • The hijrah to Allah includes abandoning what He hates and doing what He loves and accepts.

  • How strange! You lose a little from you and you cry. And your whole life is wasting and you're laughing

  • Patience is that the heart does not feel anger towards that which is destined and that the mouth does not complain.

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  • The sinner does not feel any remorse over his sins, that is because his heart is already dead

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  • Satan rejoiced when Adam (peace be upon him) came out of Paradise, but he did not know that when a diver sinks into the sea, he collects pearls and then rises again.

  • The heart will rest and feel relief if it is settled with Allah. And it will worry and feel anxious if it is settled with the people.

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  • When a person spends his entire day with no concern but Allah alone, Allah will take care of all his needs and take care of all that is worrying him; He will empty his heart so that it will be filled only with love for Him.

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  • Be to Allah as He wishes, and He will be to you more than you can wish for.

  • The ibtilaa' (testing) of the believer is like medicine for him. It cures him from illness. Had the illness remained it would destroy him or diminish his reward and level (in the hereafter). The tests and the trials extract these illnesses from him and prepare him for the perfect reward and the highest of degrees (in the life to come).

  • Sitting with the poor and less fortunate people removes the ego and pride from your heart.

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  • As you can taste a pot full of food with a spoon likewise someone's tounge can tell you about his heart.

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  • Be sincere in your aim and you will find the support of Allaah surrounding you.

  • Allah will never humiliate the one who takes his Lord as friend and patron.

  • Beware of preoccupying your heart with what it has not been created for.

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  • A slave stands infront of Allah on two occasions. The first during salah, and secondly on the Day of Judgment. Whoseover stands correctly in the first, the second standing will be made easier for him. And whosoever, disregards the first standing, the second standing will be extremely difficult.

  • Women are one half of society which gives birth to the other half so it is as if they are the entire society.

  • Losing time is harder than death, as losing time keeps you away from Allah and the Hereafter, while death keeps you away from the worldly life and people.

  • And if a person were given all of the world and what is in it, it would not fill his emptiness.

  • A person’s tongue can give you the taste of his heart.

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  • The heart, in its journey to Allah, Majestic is He, is like that of a bird; Love is its head, and fear and hope are its two wings. When the head and two wings are sound, the bird flies gracefully; if the head is severed, the bird dies; if the bird loses one of its wings, it then becomes a target for every hunter or predator.

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  • O you who sold yourself for the sake of something that will cause you suffering and pain, and which will also lose its beauty, you sold the most precious item for the cheapest price, as if you neither knew the value of the goods nor the meanness of the prize. Wait until you come on the Day of Mutual Loss and Gain and you will discover the injustice of this contract.

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  • This wordly life is like a shadow. If you try to catch it, you will never be able to do so. If you turn your back towards it, it has no choice but to follow you.

  • Speech remains as a slave to you, but the moment it leaves your mouth, you become its slave.

  • The soul will never become pious and purified except through undergoing afflictions. It is the same as gold that can never be pure except after removing all the base metals in it.

  • Repel the thought, for if you don't, it becomes an idea. So repel the idea, for if you don't it will become a desire. So fight against that(desire), for if you don't, it will become a determination and a passion. And if you don't repel that, it will become an action. And if you don't replace it with its opposite, it will become a constant habit. So at that point, it will be difficult for you to change it.

  • Doom comes about because of neglecting to evaluate one's self and because of just following one's whims.

  • Truly in the heart there is a void that can not be removed except with the company of Allah. And in it there is a sadness that can not be removed except with the happiness of knowing Allah and being true to Him. And in it there is an emptiness that can not be filled except with love for Him and by turning to Him and always remembering Him. And if a person were given all of the world and what is in it, it would not fill this emptiness.

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  • Whoever mocks his brother for a sin they repented from will not die till he himself falls into the same sin.

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