Shaykh Abdur-Razzaaq al-BadrOne of the Salaf said amazing and beautiful words, he said:
“I contemplated the good and its doors are many, prayer is good, fasting is good, showing goodness (to others) is good, (giving) charity is good; he said: ‘I found that its doors are many and I have come to know that all of this is in the Hands of Allah, because a servant (person) will not be successful in anything from the doors of good except that Allah gives him success in that and makes it easy for him. So I’ve reach certainty that dua (supplication) is the key to all good.”
And this is a point that this scholar wants to bring attention to; that any door from the doors of good that a person wants for himself, let him seek it with dua, let him urgently turn to Allah with dua. Prayer and guarding it (being continuous in its performance) is not possible except if Allah aids you (in that), so ask Him. Fasting and guarding it is not possible except if Allah aids you in that, so ask Him. Being distant from unlawful things and trials (fitan) which destroys many people with its different areas and doors, is not possible to be safe from the trials except that Allah aids you in that, so ask Him.
Also correcting your manners, behavior and dealings and being distant from evil manners will not occur except that Allah aids you with that, so ask Him. From the supplications of our Prophet (may the praise and peace of Allah be upon him) are:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ مُنْكَرَاتِ الْأَخْلَاقِ، وَالْأَعْمَالِ، وَالْأَهْوَاءِO Allah I seek refuge in You from evil manners, actions and desiresAnd anotherاللهم اهدنا لأحسن الأخلاق لا يهدي لأحسنها إلا أنت واصرف عنا سيئها لا يصرف عنا سيئها إلا أنتO Allah guide me to the best manners, none guides to it except You and turn away from me its evil for none can turn away its evil except YouSource: https://youtu.be/V_tcXH4Ksbs
Translated by Abu Anas Atif Hasan