What is the ruling regarding giving zakaah to relatives and maid servants?
Peace be upon you; [and] to proceed: Certainly, when the servant [of Allaah] commits a sin, he causes Allaah to detest him, and when he causes Allaah to detest him, He causes him to be detested by His servants.
[If left untreated], sins will lead to disbelief, in the same way fever will lead to death.
And al-i’tisaam is to have complete trust and confidence in Allaah; and [know thereafter] whoever supplicates to Him, He will respond…
[Only the one] who [truly] knows [about] Allaah will [be able to] love Him, and when he does love Him, he shall obey Him.
I hosted Abu Hurayrah for seven days; he, his wife and his servant would divide the night into thirds, [whereby] he would pray, then wake up the other who would then pray, and then wake up the other [who would then also pray].
The concern and attention the servant [of Allaah] has for his sins, motivates [him] to abandon them. And his remorse over them is the key to repentance. And, the servant [of Allaah] maintains [this] concern and attention for the sins which he is afflicted by until [his concern and attention] becomes more beneficial for him than some of his good deeds.
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.
Indeed the rights of Allaah are far greater than the servant can fulfill, and indeed the blessings of Allaah are far more than can be counted, however, be repentful in the morning and evening (i.e. throughout the day).