Ibrahim b. Adham was asked: What is the matter with us that we invoke but our invocations are not answered, although Allah says: Invoke me I will accept your invocation. He said: The cause is that your hearts have died. although Allah says: Inovke me I will accept your invocation. He said: The cause is that your hearts have died. Eight conducts cause the heart to die: 

(1) You know the duties towards God but you do not do them. 

(2) You recite the Quran but you do not look to its promise of punishment. 

(3) You say that you love the Prophet  but you do not follow his actions. 

(4) You say that you fear death but you do not prepare for it. 

(5) God says: The devil is your enemy but you take his help in sinful acts. 

(6) You say that you fear Hell fire but you keep your body immerged in it. 

(7) You say that you love Paradise but you do not act for it. 

(8) When you get up from bed, you throw your sins by your back and disclose the sins of the people, thereby you cause the displeasure of your Lord. How can He respond to your invocation?

— Ihya ulum al din

Al-Khalil b. Ahmad remarked: There are four types of men: 

(1) One who knows and knows he knows; he is learned, so follow him! 

(2) One who knows and knows not that he knows; he is asleep, so wake him! 


(3) One who knows not and knows he knows not; he seeks to learn, so teach him! 


(4) One who knows not and knows not that he knows not; he is a fool, so shun him!

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The hearts are inclined to love those that do good to it.

Ibn Masud [May Allah be pleased with him]
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'Seek refuge with Allah from poverty, want, humiliation and wronging others or being wronged.'

رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم 

Taqwa:

It is to protect yourself in two ways: to abandon sinning and adorn yourself with good deeds because you fear the punishment of Allah.