"Do not turn away from the creator because of some misfortune, because he may be testing you with it."
Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Rahimahullah)
"I have never dealt with anything more difficult than my intention; it keeps changing on me."
Sufyan Ath Thawri (RA)
"Hearts are like vessels; as long as they are filled with water, air cannot enter them. So the knowledge of the majesty of God, the Exalted, cannot enter into hearts that are occupied with anything apart from Him."
Al Ghazali Rahimahullah (via islamicrays)