I haven’t ever been consumed by anger, and for the past twenty years I have sought [a cure for] a need from Allaah, and [in His ultimate wisdom] He hasn’t cured me, yet I have not tired in supplicating [to Him].
I saw Taawoos and his companions; having prayed the ‘asr [prayer], they faced the [direction of] the qiblah and did not speak to anyone, [instead] they [engaged individually in] supplicating [to Allaah].
I entered upon al-Jarraah, and he raised his hands, and [likewise] the leaders [around him too] raised their hands – and they remained [like this] for a long while.
Whoever remembers Allaah, He will remember him, respond to his supplication, protect him from whisperings of Shaytaan, and alleviate his difficulties.
al-Awzaa’ee would not speak to anyone after the fajr prayer until [after] he had engaged himself in the remembrance of Allaah; And if anyone did speak to him, he would respond to them.