It is my pleasure to share with you the following pearls and/or reminders, to guide us as we go through everyday life on the planet earth.... before death comes:--
(1) "The Zikr [remembrance] of Allah moistens the heart and cultivates tenderness in it.
When the heart is bereft of Zikrullah, the heat of the nafs overtakes it; the fire of lust
reaches it and it becomes barren and hard." - Sheikh Abu Abdullah at-Tirmidhi Hakeem.
(2) "Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge, and
soul is purified with love."- Sayyadi Ali Ibn Abi Talib (R.A)
(3) "The truth of faith (Imaan) does not reach a man who does not possess 4 qualities:--
a) Performance of compulsory duties along with Sunnat
b) Carefulness in eating [eat only Halal and avoid Haram]
c) Giving up the prohibited things openly and secretly.
d) Observing those rules with patience until death."- Sayyadi Sahl Ibn Abdullah Tustari
(4) "Fear is like a candle whose flame helps a person distinguish good from evil, and fear of Allah
allows a person to turn away from evil. Those who fear mere creatures flee from them; but those
who fear Allah flee to Him."- Rabiya Basri.