"Know that the world is Allah's Gift, and that He needs nothing in return,
and your worship and gratitude are part of His gift to you.

And if you realise how much He gives, and how little you deserve, you
will never stop Praising Him. He is the infinitely Lovable, the over-looker
of faults, the Gifter of all beauty, so we are surrounded by a banquet."-- Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad.

"Know that the days are but hours, and hours are but breaths, and every soul is
a container, hence let not any breath pass without any benefit, such as on the
Day of Judgement you find an empty container and feel regret!

Be aware of every hour and how it passes, and only spend it in the best possible way;
do not neglect yourself, but render it accustomed to the noblest and best of actions,
and send to your grave that which will please you when you arrive to it."-- Imam Ibn al-Jawzi.