Weep, and if you cannot weep, then pretend to weep (out of fear of Allah) I swear by Him in whose hand my life is that if any of you really knew, you would plead until your voice went, and pray until your back was broken – Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As
يا أيها الناس إن وعد الله حق فلا تغرنكم الحياة الدنيا ولا يغرنكم بالله الغرور
O mankind! Verily, the Promise of Allah is true. So let not this present life deceive you, and let not the chief deceiver (Satan) deceive you about Allah.
واتقوا الله لعلكم تفلحون
And fear Allah: That ye may prosper.
يا أيها الذين آمنوا اتقوا الله وابتغوا إليه الوسيلة وجاهدوا في سبيله لعلكم تفلحون
O ye who believe! Do your duty to Allah, seek the means of approach unto Him, and strive with might and main in his cause: that ye may prosper.
يا أيها الذين آمنوا إذا لقيتم فئة فاثبتوا و اذكروا الله كثيرا لعلكم تفلحون
O ye who believe! When ye meet a force, be firm, and call Allah in remembrance much (and often); that ye may prosper:
يا أيها الذين آمنوا اركعوا و اسجدوا و اعبدوا ربكم و افعلوا الخير لعلكم تفلحون
O ye who believe! bow down, prostrate yourselves, and adore your Lord; and do good; that ye may prosper.
Remembrance of Allaah, though easy to do is nevertheless heavy on the scale (of one’s good deeds). The Prophet of Guidance told us that remembrance of Allaah is the best and the purest deed. Aboo Dardaa narrated that the Messenger of Allaah said, “Shall I tell you of the best and purest of your deeds before your King, the one that elevates your position the most; that is better for you than meeting your enemies whose necks you strike and they also strike your necks?” The companions said, “O Yes.” The Prophet then said, “Remembrance of Allaah, the Exalted.” (Ahmad, Tirmidhee and others).
The meaning of remembrance of Allaah is to Praise Him with His names and perfect attributes, to supplicate to Him and to deem Him free from all that does not benefit His greatness. Remembrance of Allaah can be through physical acts of worship, or it can be with the tongue or in the heart. The best Dhikr (remembrance of Allaah) is the one done with the body, tongue and heart; like prayer, hajj and Jihad (fighting in the cause of Allaah) followed by the one done with the tongue and heart alone. The best oral act of remembrance is recitation of the Glorious Qur’aan, for the Qur’aan is the life of the hearts and minds and the guide to Allaah’s pleasure and the blissful Paradise. It is also the protection against the accursed Satan. Recitation of it is an act of worship; reflecting on its meanings is victory and happiness.Ibn Mas’ud narrated that the Prophet said, “Whoever reads a letter of the Book of Allaah will have a good reward for that and ten more like it. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, rather that Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Meem is a letter.” (Tirmidhee).
~ whispers…O’ my Lord, I’m YOURS…~!