Reference: Madaarij as-Saalikeen – v2, p9 Abu Sulaymaan ad-Daaraanee said about asceticism: It is to leave that which preoccupies you [away] from Allaah.
Asceticism is looking at the world with an eye that [some day] everything will come to pass, and thereby it appears insignificant in your eyes.
Whoever undertakes a vow to perform hajj, and subsequently dies [without having done so], and leaves no estate [from which funds can be set aside for the hajj], would the performance of hajj on his behalf be considered a recommendation or an obligation?
The truthful person [is one who] restricts his speech, food, sleep, and mixing with others [to only that which is necessary]…
Neither Allaah nor His Messenger commanded [us] to observe the days of misfortune for the Prophets and their deaths as a period of mourning – so how about of those other than them?!
From that which I witnessed of my brother, and my Shaykh, Sa’eed ibn ‘Alee Wahf al-Qahtaanee, was that whilst he was sedated in the National Guard Hospital in Jeddah, he was keen on giving da’wah.