“When temptation claims your reason, know that misfortune is about to strike.
Fall down, prostrate, and begin to Pray.
With flowing tears implore the Lord that He may deliver you from the throes of doubt.”—Rumi (via saalik)
When Umar bin al-Khattab radi allahu `anhu (may God be pleased with him) was walking in the market, he passed by a man who was supplicating, “O Allah, make us of Your ‘few’ servants! O Allah make us of Your ‘few’ servants!”
So ‘Umar said to him, “Where did you get this du`a’ (supplication) from?”…