The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: “People whose hearts are like the hearts of birds will enter Paradise.”
● [صحيح مسلم ٢٨٤٠، إسناده صحيح]
قال النووي : قيل معناه متوكلون ، وقيل: قلوبهم رقيقة.
Imām an-Nawawī Raḥimahullāh said: “It is interpreted to mean those who put their trust in Allāh, or those who have soft hearts.”
● [رياض الصالحين]
— — Ibn Taymīyyāh, Majmoo’ al-Fataawaa, Volume: 13, Page: 235.
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“Avoid those things that necessitate the punishment of the grave.
And from the most beneficial of them is that when a man wants to sleep, he sits for an hour, for the Sake of Allaah, calling himself to account over the things that he has lost and gained during that day of his.
Then, between him and his Lord, he renews his sincere repentance over those things that he lost, and sleeps on that repentance, firmly resolving not to return to the sin when he wakes up–and he does this every night.
So if he dies on that night of his, he would have died upon repentance and if he wakes up, he will wake up going towards action, pleased with the postponement of his appointed time so that he can turn to his Lord and set right what he missed out on.”
— Ibn al-Qayyim [Ar-Rooh p. 7]
“Know that the greatest of losses is for you to be preoccupied with the one who will bring you nothing but a loss in your time with Allaah — the Mighty and Majestic — and being cut off from Him, wasting your time with the person, weakening your energy, and the dispersing of your resolve.
So, if you are tested with this — and you must be tested with this — deal with him according to how Allaah would wish, and be patient with him as much as possible.
Get closer to Allaah and His Pleasure by the way of this person, and making your getting together with him something to benefit from, not something to incur a loss from.
Be with him as if you are a man who is on a road who has stopped by another man, who then asks you to take him on your journey; make sure that you are the one who gives him a ride, and that he is not the one giving you the ride.
If he refuses, and there is nothing to gain from travelling with him, do not stop for him, bid him farewell, and do not ever turn back to look at him, as he is a highway robber, regardless of who he really is.
So, save your heart, be wary of how you spend your days and nights, and do not let the Sun set before you arrive at your destination.”
— Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzeeyyah رحمه الله
Al-Waabil as-Saayib’ [p.45]
Narrated by Aisha رضي الله عنه: The Prophet said ﷺ,
“Such a person as recites the Quran and masters it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes (in Heaven). And such a person exerts himself to learn the Quran by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward.”
[Bukhari: Volume 6 – Book 60, Hadith 459]
Subhan’Allah! How many of us stop reading the Qur’an because we find it difficult? Because we think that if we recite the Qur’an and make errors, we will be sinful, so we stop reciting?
No matter how difficult you find it, strive to recite the Qur’an as much as you can, its the only way you can improve, and Allah will reward you double, if you keep on trying!
May Allah make it easy for us. Ameen