O’ God! Please honor me by enabling me to be able to rely on You and entrust You with my affairs, and be content with what You have destined for me, and submit to Your orders, so much so that I submit to your decrees, and not to be in a rush to obtain what you have already destined for me, and to be pleased with whatever You have granted me, O’ the Kindest of the kind.
If a person prays from the bottom of their heart for the believing men and women while he doesn’t pray for himself, the angels instead will pray for him. If someone prays for himself, it is possible that due to not fulfilling the conditions of invocation or some other obstacle, his prayer may not be granted, but when angels pray, there are no obstacles or lack of attention and their prayers are surely heard.
A man came to the Prophet (S) and asked him to teach him an action so that both Allah, the Exalted, and people would love him, his wealth would increase, his body would be healthy, his lifetime would last long, and he would be raised with him (the Prophet).
The Prophet (S) said: ‘These are six traits which need six qualities:
1. If you want Allah to love you, be afraid of Him and guard yourself against sin.
2. If you want people to love you, be benevolent to them and decline what they have in their hands.
3. If you want Allah to increase your wealth, then give its alms tax.
4. If you want Allah to make your body healthy, pay charity more frequently.
5. If you want Allah to prolong your lifetime, then have regard for your family.
6. And, if you want Allah to raise you with me, then prolong your prostrations before Allah, the One, the Dominator.’”
We the household of the Holy Prophet (S) are happy and pleased with what is pleasing to Allah.
Behind the Curtain - Hojjatul Islam Ali Reza Panahiyan
The Holy Prophet (S) said: “Whenever you see one of the gardens of Paradise open before you, benefit from it.”
The people asked: “O Prophet of Allah! Where is the garden of paradise?”
The Holy Prophet (S), replied: “I mean association with the believers and those who have faith in their Lord.”
One always absorbs the ways of his friend.
[A good friend] is the one whose very sight makes you remember Allah, whose conversation increases your knowledge, and whose deeds remind you of the world in the Hereafter.
The most lucky person is he who associates with noble-minded people.
Indeed, man becomes rebellious when he considers himself without need.
Pray to Allah frequently, for Allah loves His believing servants to call on Him and He has indeed promised them a response.
There is no thing more honourable (akram) in the eyes of Allah than du’a.
How could I be negligent of my innermost being when my Lord perceives it?
Placing one’s trust in Allah is the means of deliverance from every evil.