The Qur’an is Allah’s university; so, learn as much as you can in this university.
The good characteristics of women are the bad characteristics of men: pride, cowardice and stinginess. If a woman has pride she will not allow herself to be taken advantage of; if she is stingy she will guard her wealth and her spouse’s wealth; and if she is cowardly she will be cautious of everything that confronts her
Whoever devotes himself in sincerity to God for forty days, the springs of wisdom flow out from his heart to his tongue.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Source: Allamah Bahr al-’ulum’s Risalah f’i al-sayr wa al-suluk, 22-23,
Although calamities have forced me to speak to you, I see you trivial in my eyes and find your verbal attacks great and regard your rebukes too much to bear, but the eyes are tearful, and the chests are filled with depression…
To persevere in an action until it becomes sincere is more difficult than (performing) the action itself, and sincerity of action lies in this that you should not desire anyone to praise you for it except God Almighty.
If it were not for two years, I would have perished. For two years, I accompanied Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq and I acquired the spiritual knowledge that made me a knower in the Way.
Say, [O Muhammad], ‘If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.’