“the Qur’an is like a treasure trapped in a glass receptacle; mankind can view and benefit from this treasure, but they are in need of tafseer (Interpretation), for tafseer acts like the key that unlocks the treasure, so that mankind can benefit from it to the greatest possible extent.”
“This dunya is like a shadow. If you try to catch it, you will never be able to do so. If you turn your back towards it, it has no choice but to follow you” – Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
“Take benefit of five before five: your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness,your wealth before your poverty, your free-time before your preoccupation, and your life before your death.”
[Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam – al-Haakim, al-Baihaqee: Saheeh]
Have glad tidings, for verily Allâh makes the illness of a believer an expiation [for his sins]
Salmân Al-Fârsî – Allâh be pleased with him – once visited a sick friend. When he entered upon him he said:
Have glad tidings, for verily Allâh makes the illness of a believer an expiation [for his sins] and a cause of being pleased, whereas the illness of a sinner is like a camel that has been tied by its owners, then released by them: it knows not why it was tied up nor why it was released.
Al-Bukhârî, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad in the Chapter on the Expiation [of sins through] illness. Graded sahîh by Shaykh Al-Albânî in Sahîh Al-Adab Al-Mufrad.
Source: Mohamed Mostafa from Pivotal Quotes group on Telegram