For every thing there is a sign, and the sign of failure is to abandon crying [out of the fear of Allaah].
I used to hear the tears of Sa’eed ibn ‘Abdil-’Azeez falling on the mat whilst [he was] in prayer.
It reached me that the Fire will not harm the area which has been touched by the tears [which flowed due to the fear of Allaah].
[Regarding] the heart, when it’s sins decrease, it’s tears will hasten.
To cry out of fear of Allaah is more beloved to me than to give my weight in gold to charity.