From the greatest of causes for the uprightness of the heart and its protection [from harm] is the plentiful reading of the qur.aan.
An elevated level of manners
They are adversaries, yet he [refers to him as] “my brother”!
The one who safeguards himself the most
The one who safeguards himself the most, is the one who protects his tongue the most [from false and idle speech]…
From the means which aid uprightness
Maintaining close ties with the scholars
The greatest gift for the parents
Some children give their parents gifts, and this is nice, and being good to them, and [a show of] affection [to them] – may Allaah reward them with good.
Praise and gratitude towards Allaah
If the affairs of the leader are upright for you, then increase in praising Allaah and being grateful to Him [for this blessing].
Upholding your duty towards your children
Is the corruption of children [through poor nurturing considered as] a tribulation?
Maintaining righteous companionship
I accompanied [‘Abdullaah] Ibn ‘Own for 24 years, and [during that time] I am not aware the angels recorded any sin against him.
Remember the authority of Allaah over you
If your authority over the people allows you to oppress them, then remember the authority of Allaah over you…
Are children a blessing or a curse?
When children are upon goodness, is this a blessing [from Allaah]; and when they are corrupt, are they a curse?