Tell my servants

The Quran, verse 14:31

قُلْ لِعِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا يُقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَيُنْفِقُوا مِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ سِرًّا وَعَلَانِيَةً مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ يَوْمٌ لَا بَيْعٌ فِيهِ وَلَا خِلَالٌ

[O Muhammad], tell My servants who have believed to establish prayer and spend from what We have provided them, secretly and publicly, before a Day comes in which there will be no exchange, nor any friendship.

What if

Understand that “what if” comes from shaytaan. What came to you, wouldn’t miss you and what missed you, would never be yours.

Response for his Dua’

The Prophet ﷺ said:

“The slave will receive a response so long as his duʿā’ does not involve sin or severing of family ties, and so long as he is not hasty.” It was said, “What does being hasty mean?” He said: “When he says, ‘I made duʿā’ and I made duʿā’, and I have not seen any response,’ and he gets frustrated and stops making duʿā’.”

[Bukhari and Muslim]

Characteristics of a Pure Heart

By Shaykh Abdur Rahman bin Nasr as-Sa’adi (d. 1376 A.H.) said:

‘A correct heart means a heart which is secured from Shirk and doubts, loving evil and is  secure from being continuous upon Bida ‘ and sins. What necessitates for it to be correct from is the opposite of that which it has been described with, having sincerity, knowledge, certainty, loving goodness and beautifying it in the heart.Also that whatever a person intends and his love follows what Allaah loves and his desires follow what came from Allaah.’

[Tayseer al Kareem ar-Rahmaan p. 593]

Remaining in the place of Prayer

Ibn Battal رحمه الله said:

“Whoever has many sins and wishes for those sins to be removed without any hardship, then he should make the most of the opportunity of remaining in his place after the completion of his prayer, in order for the Angels to increase in their supplication for him and increase in their asking for forgiveness for him.”

[Sharh Ibn Battal – Vol. 3 p. 114]

Be Mindful of Allah

احفَظِ اللهَ يحفَظْ ، احفَظِ اللهَ تجِدْه تُجاهَك 

“Be mindful of Allah and He will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him before you.”

– The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) to Abdullah Ibn Abbas