[So] how pitiful is the one who is prevented from goodness in his old age for sins committed during [his] youth!
During hardship, the believer is commanded with patience and acceptance, and when [having committed] sins, to seek forgiveness and repentance.
So if the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would increase in repentance and seeking forgiveness, then what is the matter with us that we do not increase in doing so?!!
The remembrance of Allaah with the tongue is good, and [what is] better than that is the worshiper remembering Allaah at the time of committing a sin, and then refraining from it.
‘Eed is not about the one who wears new [clothing], rather, ‘Eed is about the one whose obedience [to Allaah] has increased.
Extending prayers and salutations upon the Prophet is the best of [all] acts of worship, because Allaah (Ta’aala) Himself has done so and [so too have] His angels…