Surah Yaseen (36:77-79)
Does man not see that We created him of a spermdrop, and lo! he is flagrantly contentious?
He strikes for Us a similitude and
forgot his own creation. He says: “Who will quicken the bones when they have
Say: “He Who first brought them into being will quicken them;
He knows well about every kind of creation.
“Prayer has three attributes, and any prayer that contains none of these attributes is not truly prayer: Being done purely and sincerely for Allah alone (Ikhlas), fear of Allah, and remembrance of Allah. Ikhlas makes a person do good deeds, fear prevents him from doing evil deeds, and the remembrance of Allah is the Quran which contains the commands and prohibitions.”
[Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Abridged) Volume 7 Page 494]
“The sign of the love of ALLAH is the love of the Qur’an, and the sign of the love of ALLAH and the Qur’an is the love of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and the sign of the Prophet’s love is the love of his sunnah, and the sign of the sunnah’s love is the love of the Hereafter; the sign of the Hereafter’s love is detachment from the worldly life, and the sign of detachment from the worldly life is taking only sustenance needed to attain Paradise in the Hereafter.”
~ Sahl ibn Sa`d (Radiallahu Anhu)
A believer is a guardian over himself: he accounts himself for Allah. Those who take account of themselves in this world will be audited lightly in the Hereafter. Those who take this issue lightly will find their auditing very difficult.
~ Imam Hasan Al-Basree
Never have I dealt with anything more difficult than my own soul, which sometimes helps me and sometimes opposes me.
~ Imam Muhammad Ghazali Rahimahullah
Cleanliness in the life of a believer does not only refer to being physically clean.
Cleanliness includes, cleaning the mind, gaze, beliefs, dealings, dress code, mouth, choice of friends, relationships, dietary habits & every aspect of life.
May the Almighty guide us to leading a clean life, within His Pleasure at all times. Aameen
~ Mufti Ismail Menk