«O Allaah, respond to [the supplication of] Sa’d when he supplicates to you»
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.
A sincere repentance to Allaah is from the greatest [acts with] which one can draw near to Allaah, particularly during these virtuous days [of Dhul-Hijjah]; O Allaah forgive us, & immerse us in your Mercy.
Whoever remembers Allaah, He will remember him, respond to his supplication, protect him from whisperings of Shaytaan, and alleviate his difficulties.
Abu Ja’far at-Tabaree said: I made istikhaarah to Allaah for three years and asked him for assistance for that which I had made the intention to compile the tafseer before I began, and so he assisted me.
Such was [the case of] Ibn Seereen, that his speech in general was [peppered with] “Subhaa-nAllaahi wa bi-Hamdihi, Subhaa-nAllaahil-‘Adtheem”.