Reason and sound logic is the root of my existence.
Love is the foundation of my existence.
Enthusiasm is the vehicle of my life.
Contemplation of Allah is my companion.
Faith is the source of my power.
Sorrow is my friend.
Knowledge is my weapon.
Patience is my clothing and virtue.
Submission to the Divine Will is my pride.
Truth is my salvation.
Worship is my habit.
And in prayer lies the coolness of my eye and my peace of mind.
-ascribed to Ali (RA)
Yearning for Allah and His meeting is like the
gentle breeze blowing upon the heart,
extinguishing the blaze of the Dunya,
Whosoever caused his heart to settle with his Lord,
shall be in a state of calm and tranquility.
-Ibn al Qayyim
O, ye people I counsel you to read the Qur'an.
Try to understand it and ponder over it.
Imbibe the teachings of the Qur'an.
Then practice what the Qur'an teaches.
-Umar ibn Al-Khattab