Some words of ‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud
A man once asked Abdullah ibn Masood RA:
“Teach me some words that are concise and beneficial!”
So he said:
“Worship Allah and do not associate any partners with him. Follow the Qur-aan wherever it directs you. Whoever comes with the truth, accept it from him even if he was distant and hated by you and whoever comes with falsehood, then reject it even if he was close and beloved to you.
Be the springs of knowledge, the lamps of guidance, attached/bound to your homes, lights of the night, refreshers of the hearts, Khulqaan (best/cleanest?) of clothes, known in the heavens, unknown to those on earth.
As long as you are in prayer, you are knocking at the door of a king, and whoever knocks at the door of a king will have the door opened for him.
There will be a people at the end of times called ‘Al Nataan’. Constantly blaming one another will be the best of their actions.
If a person would like to be just to himself, let him treat others in the same way that he would like to be treated.
Al Fawaaid: P.162