“Reveal that part (portion) of your body which can endure the fire of Hell.”
Recitation of the Qur.aan works on the diseases of the heart and mind [like] how honey works on the deficiencies of the body.
[In preparation for their burial], al-Muzanee would wash the dead as an act of worship, and he would say…
Riba’ee ibn Hiraash took an oath that his teeth would not be seen when laughing, until he knew where he was destined.
I attended the funeral of al-Ahnaf in Koofaa, and was amongst those who descended down into his grave, and when I had leveled it [ready for his body to then be placed inside], I saw how it had been made wide and spacious – as far as my eye could see!
Talq ibn Habeeb would not go into rukoo’ once he started Soorah al-Baqarah until he reached (Soorah) al-‘Ankaboot.