O Allaah, if you forgive me, then you are qualified to do so, and if you punish me, then I am qualified to be so.
He would teach the people and have them read the Qur.aan to him. And when they would finish, he would [turn to] occupy himself in prayer.
Upon completing reading the [entire] Qur.aan, ‘Abdullaah ibn al-Mubaarak would [then] like supplicating whilst in prostration.
My father died a long while ago, and he is [buried in a graveyard] far away from [where I live], and [as such] I am unable to visit him except after two or three years. So is it possible for me to honour him with anything, since I [live so] far away from him?
Other than [the act of] supplicating, which [other righteous] deeds can I do to honour my father after his death?
If I had a [single] supplication which was [certain] to be answered [by Allaah], I would make it for the ruler; for the wellbeing and righteousness of the ruler entails the wellbeing of the land and the people.