The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

“I guarantee a house in Paradise for one who gives up arguing, even if he is right; and a house in the middle of Paradise for one who abandons lying even when joking; and a house in the highest part of Paradise for one who makes his character excellent.”

[Abu Dawud]

Muslims are not perfect. 

Some don’t fast.

Some don’t pray.

Some drink.

Some party.

Some have pre-marital sex.

Some smoke.

Some lie.

Some cheat.

Some gamble.

We all sin differently.

But will all be judged equally.

Stop the “good Muslim” vs. “bad Muslim” narrative

Accept that being Muslim means to be a work in progress.

Embrace the fact that anyone can be close to Allah.

Despite the imperfections.

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنه قال: كنتُ خلفَ رسولِ اللهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّمَ يومًا قال يا غلامُ، إني أعلِّمُك كلماتٍ :” احفَظِ اللهَ يحفَظْك، احفَظِ اللهَ تجِدْه تُجاهَك، إذا سألتَ فاسألِ اللهَ، وإذا استعنْتَ فاستعِنْ باللهِ، واعلمْ أنَّ الأمةَ لو اجتمعتْ على أن ينفعوك بشيءٍ، لم ينفعوك إلا بشيءٍ قد كتبه اللهُ لك ، وإنِ اجتمعوا على أن يضُرُّوك بشيءٍ لم  يضُروك إلا بشيءٍ قد كتبه اللهُ عليك، رُفِعَتِ الأقلامُ وجَفَّتِ الصُّحُفَ “. حسن صحيح  - الترمذي حديث ٢٥١٦

Ibn ‘Abbas narrated:“I was behind the Prophet(s.a.w) one day when he said: 'O boy! I will teach you a statement: Be mindful of Allah and He will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him before you. When you ask, ask Allah, and when you seek aid, seek Allah’s aid. Know that if the entire creation were to gather together to do something to benefit you- you would never get any benefit except that Allah had written for you. And if they were to gather to do something to harm you- you would never be harmed except that Allah had written for you. The pens are lifted and the pages are dried.’"  Hasan Sahih - Jami` at-Tirmidhi _ English reference : Vol. 4, Book 11, Hadith 2516

How beautiful is
The journey of Salah:
When you fall to your lowest 
You draw closest to Allah (96:19).
So fall in your sujood and cry,
As you praise your Lord the Most High.
— 

Sraliz

The servant is nearest to his Lord during prostration, so increase your supplications therein.
 -Prophet Muhammad (saww) [Sahih Muslim]

If a praying person knew to what extent he was surrounded by Allah’s Mercy, he would never raise his head from Prostration.
-Imam Ali (as) [Tasnif al-Ghurar al-Hikam]

عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ الأَنْصَارِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ :“‏ مَنْ قَرَأَ بِالآيَتَيْنِ مِنْ آخِرِ سُورَةِ الْبَقَرَةِ فِي لَيْلَةٍ كَفَتَاهُ‏ "‏‏.‏ صحيح البخاري حديث ٥٠٠٩

Narrated Abu Mas`ud Al-Ansari: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, ”If one recites the last two Verses of Surat-al-Baqara at night, it is sufficient for him (for that night).” Sahih al-Bukhari 5040
In-book reference : Book 66, Hadith 64
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 6, Book 61, Hadith 560

سلسلة الأذكار والأدعية // Athkar & Invocations Series | 13

Ask the moon why it weeps at night,
And she will tell you,
“Because i’m separated from the sun.”

So what of the servant,
when the King of the Kings descends and calls out but finds His slave to be asleep?

The heavens and the earth weep for him.

— 

The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

“The Lord descends every night to the lowest heaven when one-third of the night remains and says: ‘Who will call upon Me, that I may answer Him? Who will ask of Me, that I may give him? Who will seek My forgiveness, that I may forgive him?’”

[Bukhari]

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said; You must be gentle. Verily, gentleness is not in anything except that it beautifies it, and it is not removed from anything except that it disgraces it.
—  Musnad Ahmad 24417, Grade: Sahih

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ :
( مَنْ صَامَ رَمَضَانَ إِيمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ ،
وَمَنْ قَامَ لَيْلَةَ الْقَدْرِ إِيمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ ‏)

Narrated Abu Hurairah :
The Prophet of Allah (Allah blessings and peace be upon him) :
( If anyone fasts during Ramadan because of faith and in order to seek his reward from Allah, his previous sins will be forgiven to him.
If anyone prays in the night of the power (lailat al-qadr) because of faith and in order to seek his reward from Allah his previous sins will be forgiven for him.)