Quotes are that which promote deep thought so can be humourous but not like a 'Knock Knock' joke!
Anyway, these are good examples of quotes:
Youth is wasted on the young
Keep in the company of those who repent often because they have the softest of hearts and the Mercy of Allah is ever near to them.
- Ibrahim al-Nakha'i (rahimahullah)
To any that desires the soil of the Hereafter, We will increase in his soil, and to any that desires the soil of this world, We grant somewhat thereof, but he has no share or lot in the Hereafter.
Surat Ash-Shura 42:20
[Lessons from this Verse]
When you ask people what their number one goal in life is, rarely do you hear the person immediately respond by saying "Pleasing Allah, Jannat Al-Firdows - the highest level of Jannah, and being with Rasul Allah, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, in the hereafter." But ... isn't that the correct answer? Let's make it a reality with how we live our lives!
Abu Umamah Radhiallahu ‘anhu narrated that he heard the Prophet Shalallahu ‘alaihi wa Salam saying: “ Read the Qur’an (regularly) for it will act as an intercessor for its readers on the Day of Resurrection.” Narrated by Muslim.
The great Scholar, Ibn Al Qayyim (d.751H), rahimahullaah, said in Al-Fawaid (A Collection Of Wise Sayings) (pp.151-152) :
"Your life at the present moment is in between the past and the future.
Abu Musa Radhiallahu ‘anhu narrated that the Prophet Shalallahu ‘alaihi wa Salam said : “The similitude of the one who remembers (glorifies the praises of) his Lord (Allah) in comparison to the one who dos not remember (glorify the praises of) his, Lord, is like that of a living and the dead.” Narrated by Al-Bukhari.
And last but not least:
A Scholar once asked his student:
You have accompanied me for a long period of time, so what have you learnt?
He replied : "Eight things"
The first: I looked at the creation and found that every person has something that is beloved to him, but when that person reaches his
grave, his beloved would be separated from him. So I made the most beloved thing to me my righteous deeds, so that they may be with me in my grave.
The second: I looked at the saying of Allah the Elevated:
…But as for him who feared standing before his Lord,and restrained himself from impure evil desires and lusts.Verily, Paradise will be
his abode. [Quran 79:40-41]
So I strove against my self, repelling desires and lusts from it until it settled upon obedience to Allah.
The Third: I saw that whoever possessed something valuable would keep it in a safe and secure place, I then looked at the saying of Allah the Glorified:
Whatever is with you will come to an end, and whatever is with Allah will remain. [Quran 16:96]
So whenever something of value came into my possession, I directed it to Him, so that it may remain for me with Him.
The Fourth: I saw that people return to wealth, lineage and nobility, and they are all worthless, so I looked at the saying of Allah the
the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you.. [Quran 49:13]
So I worked on attaining Taqwaa or righteousness so that I may be honorable with Allah.
The Fifth: I saw that people envy each other, so I looked at the saying of the Elevated:
It is We Who portion out between them their livelihood in the life of this world [Quran 43:32]
So I left envy and jealousy.
The Sixth: I saw them taking each other as enemies, so I looked at the saying of the Glorified:
Surely, Shaytaan (Satan) is an enemy to you, so take (treat) him as an enemy [Quran 35:6]
So I left their enmity and took Satan as my only enemy.
The Seventh: I saw that they humiliate themselves in pursuing provision, so I looked at the saying of Allah the Glorified:
And no moving (living) creature is there on earth except that its provision is due from Allah. [Quran 11:6]
So I concentrated on what was due to Him from me, and left what was due to me to Him.
The Eighth: I saw them dependent upon their trades, professions and health, so I depended upon Allah the Glorified.
And whosoever puts his trust in Allâh, then He will suffice him [Quran 65:3]