“There is nothing more beneficial for the heart than treating people well and wanting good for them. If you do this, you will gain the love and affection of strangers; you will maintain the companionship and love of friends; and your kindness will extinguish the fire of hatred raging in the breast of your enemy…”
“The person who treats others kindly and thinks well of them, will find that his intention will remain true, he will feel at ease, his heart will be sound and Allah will protect him from evil and calamity.”
Imam ibn al Qayyim (rahimahullah) ~ Madarij al-Salikeen 2/511
Whoever is mindful of Allah when he is young and strong, Allah will take care of him when he is old and has become weak, and will bless him with good hearing, eyesight, strength and reasoning. One of the scholars who lived beyond the age of a hundred years and enjoyed good strength and reasoning, jumped up in a lively manner one day and was asked about that. He said: “I kept these physical faculties from sin when I was young and Allah has preserved them for me now that I am old.”
[Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali in Jami’ al-‘Uloom wa’l-Hukam, 1/186]
اللّهم ارْزقنَا حفظَ الْقُرآن ، وبَركة الْقُرآن ، وسَكينة الْقُرآن ونُور الْقُرآن ، وَشِفَاء الْقُرآن ، وهِداية الْقُرآن ، وشفَاعة الْقُرآن
O Allah grant us the ability to memorise the Qur`an, the blessing of the Qur`an, the tranquility of the Qur`an, the light of the Qur`an, the healing of the Qur`an, the guidance of the Qur`an and the intercession of the Qur`an.
البعض يقول عندما أريد أن أقرأ القرآن أشعر بالكسل ؟ هذا من الشيطان لا يريدك أن تقرأ ؛ لأنه يعلم أن القرآن هو الطريق للسعادة . فجاهد نفسك .
Some say that when they wish to read the Qur’an they feel laziness and consequently are unable to read the Qur’an. This is from shaytaan who does not want you to read the Qur’an because he knows it is the path to happiness and success. Therefore push yourself and strive to read the Qur`an.
~ Seeking forgiveness is among the causes for removing and reducing calamities, because calamities befall due to sins. Allah said:
“Allah seized them for their sins.” [40:21]
“We destroyed them for their sins.” [6:6]
“We could afflict them for their sins.” [7:100]
~ Most evils befall a person due to his lack of patience; if he had been patient, he wouldn’t have said what he said or did what he did.He ﷺ said, “No one is granted a gift better and more comprehensive than patience.”
~ The of Allah is not all the same in virtue, but varies according to time, place and situation. The best in the late night (before Fajr) is and the best dhikr in the morning and evening is .
~Whoever possesses the ability to aid the oppressed but holds back, Allah will hold him accountable according to the amount of oppression he was able to remove but abandoned because he is a partner in oppression, and oppression can be by abandoning just like it is by doing. ~ Shaykh Abdul Aziz al Tarifi
“The Quran refers to “those who followed him in the hour of difficulty.” How beautiful the Quran’s expressions are. It refers to difficulty as an hour that passes by quickly and then is over, not as something that overwhelms one’s whole life.”
Shaykh Salman al-Ouda
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to his companions: Shall I not tell you some words which, if distress or grief befalls any of you and he offers this prayer, it will bring him joy?
It is the du‘a of Dhoo’l-Noon (i.e. Prophet Yunus):
لا إله إلا أنت سبحانك إني كنت من الظالمين
la ilaha illa anta , subhanak, inne kuntu min adh dhalimeen
There is no God but You, exalted are You; surely, I was one of the wrongdoers!
Source: Sahih al-Jami‘ (no. 2605)