«Verily, you will never leave anything for the sake of Allaah (’Azza wa Jall), except that Allaah will replace it with something better.»
It is befitting for the student of knowledge to rectify his intention [solely for the Sake of Allaah], for indeed the loss of [a] sincere [intention] prevents the acceptance of [righteous] actions.
The pleasure which remains after death, and [that which] benefits in the Hereafter is the pleasure [attained] from knowledge of Allaah and actions for His Sake [alone].
In the absence of your brother, make mention of him with what you [yourself] would like to be remembered with, and do not make mention of him with what you [yourself] would not like to be mentioned of yourself.
Perhaps a small deed will be magnified [in its reward] by its intention, and perhaps a large deed will be diminished [in its reward] by its intention.