al-Haafith ‘Abdul-Ghanee visited me in Asbahaan, and [whilst here] he would only sleep a little at night; instead [spending most of his time] praying and reciting [the Qur.aan] or weeping.
Never would an hour pass him except that he would give something away in charity, and if he did not have anything [to give away in charity], he would [then] pray two rak’ahs [of voluntary prayer].
From the greatest of catastrophes for a man is that he knows his own shortcomings, but is not concerned, nor does he grieve over them.
He is not truthful, the one who claims [his] love of Allaah ‘Azza wa Jall, but does not preserve [and uphold] the limits set by Allaah.
If that which Allaah gives you and that which He denies you [appear] equal to you, then you have attained the objective in the love of Allaah.