Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said:  A strong believer is better and more loved by Allah than a weak one.  Out of all good things, desire that which is most beneficial for you.  Keep imploring Allah for help and do not give up.  Should you be afflicted in any way, do not say: Had I only done this and that, things would have turned out so and so; but say only: Allah so determined and did as He willed.  The phrase: Had I only, opens the gates of evil conduct (Muslim)   The Holy Prophet (saws) said: 3 accompany a dead body: members of his family, his belongings, and his deeds.  2 of them come away and 1 remains.  The members of his family and his belongings come away, his deeds remain (Bokhari and Muslim)...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: The strong one is not he who knocks out others in wrestling, the strong one is he who keeps control over himself when he is roused (Bokhari and Muslim) Someone asked the Holy Prophet (saws) to advise him.  The Holy Prophet (saws) said: Do not yield to anger.  The man repeated his request several times.  Every time the Holy Prophet (saws) said: Do not yield to anger.  (Bokhari)...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : Hasan ibn Ali relates that he learnt the following from the Holy Prophet (saw):  Leave alone that which involves thee in doubt and adhere to that which is free from doubt, for truth is comforting, falsehood is disturbing. (Tirmidhi) The Holy Prophet (saw) said: He who supplicates Allah sincerely for martyrdom is raised by Him to the station of a martyr even if he should die in his bed (Muslim)...

Writings of Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": The first spring which is the source of all natural states is designated by the Holy Quran the Nafsi Ammarah, which means the self that incites to evil, as it says in the Holy Quran   The soul is surely prone to enjoin evil (12:54)   This is man's natural state, so long as he is not guided by reason and understanding but follows his natural bent in eating, drinking, sleeping, waking, anger, and provocation, like the animals.  When a person is guided by reason and understanding and brings his natural state under control and regulates it in a proper manner, then these three states, as described, cease to remain the categories as natural states, but are called moral states....

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : A companion related: We were with the Holy Prophet (saw) in a campaign.  We came to a shady tree and we left it for him to rest under.  A pagan came and seeing the sword of the Holy Prophet (saw) which was hanging from the tree, drew it, and said to him:  Do you fear me?  He answered: No.  Then the man asked:  Now who will deliver you from me?  The Holy Prophet (saw) answered:  Allah.  Thereupon the sword fell from the man's hand and the Holy Prophet (saw) having secured it asked him: Who will now deliver you from me?  The man said: Be a good captor.  The Holy Prophet (saw) asked him: Will you affirm that there is no one worthy of worship save Allah and that I am His Messenger?  The man said: No.  But I promise you that I will not fight against you, nor will I join...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: Were you to put your complete trust in Allah, He would provide for you as He provides for the birds.  They issue forth hungry in the morning and return filled in the evening. (Tirmidhi)   The Holy Prophet (saws) said: He who on emerging from his house supplicates supplicates:  Bismillah-i tawakkaltu 'alallaahi wa-laa haula wa-laa quwwata 'illaa billah-i (I issue forth in the name of Allah, putting my trust in Him; there is no strength to resist evil and no power to do good save through Him) is greeted with: He is guided, is sufficed, and is saved, and Satan withdraws from him (Abu Daud, Tirmidhi, Nisai)   ...

Writings of Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": The source of moral state of man is designated by the Holy Quran as Nafsi Lawwamah.  It desires that man should be good in a good state and should practice good morals, and no kind of intemperance should be manifested in any aspect of human life, and natural emotions and desires should be regulated by reason.   Allah says in Holy Quran (referring to the spiritual state of man):  O soul at peace! Return to your Lord well pleased with Him and He well pleased with you.  So enter you among My chosen servants, and enter you My garden. (89:28-31)...

Tarbiyyat Extracts from 8/1/14 Friday Sermon: "The Contemptible Gujranwala Attacks" We should keep our faith strong. Just as the Holy Qur’an states, these people will ignite fires and most certainly they will, however, they will not be able to achieve the objective behind their actions. The sacrifice of these innocents will InshaAllah never be fruitless. ...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: No one of you should wish for death because of any misfortune that befalls him.  Should anyone be so afflicted, he should say: Allah, keep me alive so long as life is the better for me, and cause me to die when death is the better for me (Bokhari and Muslim) The Holy Prophet (saws) said: High reward is for high endeavor; and when Allah, the Exalted, loves a people, he puts them to trial.  Then for him who accepts the affliction cheerfully, is His pleasure, and for him who evades or shirks it, is His wrath (Tirmidhi)...