Once a scholar asked one of his students, “You have spent a long time with me, what have you learned?”
He said I learned eight things:
I looked to the creation. Everyone has a loved one. When he goes to the grave, he leaves his loved one.——Therefore, I made my loved one my good deeds; that way, they will be with me in the grave.
I looked to the verse,
“But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and restrained his soul from lust,” ——therefore, I struggled against my desires so I could stay obeying Allah.
I saw that if anyone has something with him that is worth something, he will protect it. Then I thought about the verse,
——“That which you have is wasted away; and that which is with Allah remains,”therefore, everything worth something with me I devoted to Him so it would be with Him for me.
I saw the people seeking wealth, honor and positions and it was not worth anything to me. Then I thought about Allah’s words,
“Lo, the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the most aware of Allah,
——so I did my best to become aware of Allah in order to gain nobility in his sight.
I saw the people being jealous towards each other and I looked at the verse, “We have apportioned among them their livelihood in the life of the world”,
—- so I left jealousy.
I saw the people having enmity and I thought about the verse,
“Lo, the devil is an enemy for you, so take him as an enemy”,
——so I left enmity and I took the Satan as my only enemy.
I saw them debasing themselves in search of sustenance and I thought about the verse,
“And there is not a beast in the earth but the sustenance thereof depends on Allah”, ——so I kept myself busy with my responsibilities toward Him and I left my property with Him.
I found them relying on their business, buildings and health and I thought about the verse, “And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, He will suffice him”, —————————-therefore, I put my trust only on Allah.
”There are six duties of a Muslim upon a Muslim:”
1) “When you meet him, greet him,greet him With a warm smile, a friendly face and As-Salaam Alaikum.
2) “When he invites you, respond to him”
3) “When he seeks counsel, give him good advice”
4) “When he sneezes and praises Allah, say to him: `May Allah have mercy on you (Yarhamuk-Allah).
5) “When he is sick, visit him.
6) “When he dies, follow his funeral.”
-*Hadith~Sayings & followings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)