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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]

“The sweat on your forehead as you walk to Dhuhr is greater than your tears in Taraweeh, for the first is mandatory and the second is commendable. It’s a scam to sleep through Dhuhr or Asr in Ramadan, then exhaust yourself in Taraweeh and Tahajjud prayers.

These are all signs that the outwardly appearances have hijacked our lives. Be Careful. Remember. A single obligation is superior to standing at night for all of Ramadan.“ 

- Shaykh Shinqeeti حفظه الله

It reassures me that Allah swt first mentions, in surat al Fatiha, that He is Al Rahman & Al Raheem, before He says He is Malik-i-yawm Al Deen, the King of the day of Judgement. I’m not exactly sure how to explain, but it it’s like saying that The Most Merciful will be in charge of a day of so much terror.

لَيْسَ مِنَّا مَنْ لَمْ يُحَاسِبْ نَفْسَهُ فِي كُلِّ يَوْمٍ

The one who does not take account of himself every single day is not one of us

—  Imam Musa Al-Kadhim (as) [Bihar Al-Anwar, vol 67, p 72]
JAMI’ at-TIRMIDHI: The Book on Fasting: Hadith 330

‘Abu Hurairah narrated that:
the Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever fasts Ramadan and stands (in the night prayer) for it out of faith and seeking a reward (from Allah), he will be forgiven what preceded of his sins. Whoever stands (in the night prayer) on the Night of Al-Qadr out of faith and seeking a reward (from Allah), he will be forgiven what preceded of his sins.”

JAMI’ at-TIRMIDHI: The Book on Fasting: Hadith 2/127

JAMI’ at-TIRMIDHI: The Book on Fasting: Hadith 338

‘Anas bin Malik narrated that:
the Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever has dried dates, then let him break the fast with that, and whoever does not, then let him break the fast with water, for indeed water is purifying.”

JAMI’ at-TIRMIDHI: The Book on Fasting: Hadith 13