Someone asked Hassan Al Basri: “What is the secret of your religiousness?”
He replied: “I understood 4 things:
1. I understood that my RIZQ cannot be taken by anyone, so my heart became content.
2. I understood that no one can do my actions (worship) for me, so I started doing them myself.
3. I understood that Allah is watching me, so I became ashamed to do wrong.
4. I understood that death is waiting for me, so I started to prepare for my meeting with Allah.”
May Allah grant us this understanding, and the ability to act.
Ameen ya rabbul alameen.