Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, has given you this world as a means of seeking the Hereafter; He has not given you this world for you to be content with it. This world is transient but the Hereafter will abide forever. So do not let that which is transient distract you from that which will abide forever. Show preference to that which will abide forever over that which is transient. This world will come to an end and your destiny will be with Allaah. Fear Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, for fear of Him is a protection and a shield against His Wrath and Punishment. Adhere to the main body of the Muslims and do not break into fractions.
- ‘Uthmaan Ibn Affan (radhiAllahu ‘anhu)