Umar Ibn Al- Khattab said:
“No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future. Go easy on yourself for the outcome of all affairs is determined by Allah’s Decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come on your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee.”
Abu Musa al-‘Ashari narrated that the Prophet s.a.w. said,
- “The difference between the one who makes dhikr and the one who doesn’t make dhikr is like the difference between the living and the dead.”
- Sahih Al- Bukhari
Suarh Al- Baqarah: 152
Therefore remember Me. I will remember you, and be grateful to Me and never be ungrateful to Me.
Narrated Al- Irbaad Ibn Saariyah that the Messenger of Allah s.a.w. admonished us with an eloquent admonition. The hearts were moved by it and the eyes shed tears due to it. So we said, “o Messenger of Allah! It is as if this is a farewell advice, so advise us.” He said, “I advise you with the taqwa of Allah and to listen and obey, even if the one given trust over you is an Abyssinian slave. Indeed, whosoever from amongst you lives, then he shall see much differing. So stick to my sunnah and the sunnah of the rightly guided caliphs after me. Hold onto it with your molar teeth. And beware of newly invented affairs, since every newly invented affair is an innovation and every innovation is misguidance.”
Surah Al-Hashr: 7
…And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it) , and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment.
Salmaan al-Faarisee RA:
“I laugh at the person who hopes for this world and at the same time death is seeking him, the person who neglects the death but the death does not neglect him, and the person who laughs with his mouth full of laughter without knowing if his Lord is angry or satisfied with him.”
[az-Zuhd, p. 225, by Imaam Ahmad bin Hanbal]
From Urwatul Wuthqa