So protect them upon the path of righteousness before they are lost to the paths of misguidance, and [in doing so] keep a watchful eye over them [to ensure they remain upon the path of righteousness], before you lose them.
“Reveal that part (portion) of your body which can endure the fire of Hell.”
I prayed [the] Maghrib [prayer] behind Fudhayl ibn ‘Iyaadh, with his son ‘Alee at my side.
I accompanied Ibn ‘Umar (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhumaa) for 34 months, and [during this time] whenever he was asked a question, he would respond with: I do not know. He then turned to me and said: Do you know what these [people] wanted, they wanted to use our backs as a bridge for themselves to Hell.
There is not a servant who fasts a day in the way of Allaah, except that Allaah removes his face from the Fire by the distance of seventy years because of that.
Fasting is a shield with which a servant protects himself from the Fire.