Never get tired of doing good deeds. The most beloved deeds to Allah (God) are not the biggest but the most consistent, even if it is small.
You never know which good deed could be your ticket to jannah (paradise).Dr. Bilal Philips (via Twitter)
Don’t spend so much time grieving over the past or worrying about the future that you miss out on the present.
The moment you’re in right now can serve as an expiation of your past and elevation of your future.Dr. Omar Suleiman (via Twitter)
The most beloved of people to Allah is the one who brings most benefit to people, and the most beloved of deeds to Allah is making a Muslim happy, or relieving their hardship, or paying off their debt, or warding off hunger from them.Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)
If you could see the entire plan the Almighty has for you, would you still complain? He is indeed the Best Planner. If you could see the end results of all your trials, would you still be miserable? Remember, there’s a silver lining in every challenge. Keep going. Trust Him.Mufti Ismail Menk (via Twitter)
Know that pain comes with standing by the truth just like all the Prophets endured. Faith does not mean you will not have sadness, like Ya’qub (Jacob) was sad for having been separated from [his son] Yusuf (Joseph); you cannot be reduced to a past mistake either like Musa (Moses) was not in regards for killing a man accidentally; people degrading you does not take away from Allah honouring you just like Mariam (Mary). These stories are live and forever relevant. Make an effort to ponder.Nouman Ali Khan, referenced in Timeless Seeds of Advice
By the one Who has my soul in his hand, if you were not to sin, then Allah would remove you, and bring another nation who sins, and who then seek forgiveness from Allah; and He would forgive them.Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Sahih Muslim 2748 a
Is your heart at ease? A diseased heart won’t be at ease. If you want to feel the sweetness of worship, cleanse your heart. Get rid of pride, hatred, envy & anything that gets in the way of being fully focused on the Almighty. It won’t happen overnight but you’ll get there.Mufti Ismail Menk (via Twitter)
A wise person said: “live in such a way that those who know you but do not know God will come to know God because they know you.Timeless Seeds of Advice by B. B. Abdulla
Be in this worldly life like a bee. When it eats, it eats what is pure (i.e nectar). When it feeds, it feeds on what is pure (i.e honey). And when it lands on something, it does not break it nor cause it ruin.Ibn al-Qayyim (God bless his soul), referenced in Timeless Seeds of Advice by B. B. Abdulla
He who thinks that he is free from the criticism of people is a madman for even the Lord of the Worlds Himself has been wrongfully criticized.Imam Al-Shafi’i