Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [rahimahullaah] said:The sincere person tastes the sweetness of servitude to Allaah which prevents him from servitude to other than Allaah; for there is nothing sweeter and more comforting to the heart than the sweetness
The Messenger of Allāh used to supplicate with these supplications:
اللهم جنبني منكرات الأخلاق و الأهواء و الأدواء
Oh Allah, remove from me evil manners, [evil] desires and diseases.
Kitāb As-Sunnah of
Mālik ibn Dīnar (rahimahullāh) said:
“A servant is not afflicted with a punishment greater than hardness of the heart. “ (1)
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Al-Hasan al-Basri [rahimahullaah] said: I have not seen an oppressor who oppresses himself similar to an envious person! He [or she] is always frustrated; permanently sad and upon a distress that never comes to an end.
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Shaykh Rabī ibn Hādi Al-Madkhalī:
If Allāh makes firm a person upon His True Religion, upon the True Methodology of Allāh and upon correct belief, then this is a blessing from Allāh. Therefore, he should
Shaykh Ṣālih Al-Fawzān (hafidahullāh):
From the Way of Allāh – The Glorified, The Most High – with his creation, is that he trials and tests them. He does not leave them without trials and tribulation, for if he was to leave mankind without