When Abû Bakr Al-Siddîq was on his deathbed!!!
He called ‘Umar – ALLAH be pleased with them –
and know that Allah has deeds to be done for Him in the day
which He will not accept if done at night,
and He has deeds to be done for Him at night
which He will not accept if done during the day.
deeds unless you fulfill the obligatory deeds.
because they followed the truth in this life
and it was weighty to them.
tomorrow truly deserve to be heavy.
because they followed falsehood in this life
and it was a light matter to them.
tomorrow truly deserve to be light.
and mentioned them in the context of their best deeds,
and overlooked their evil deeds,
I fear that I will not be included with them.
and mentioned them in the context of their worst deeds
and rejected their best deeds,
I hope I won’t be amongst them.
they shouldn’t wish flimsy wishes about Allah
and neither should they despair of Allah’s mercy.
Abû Nu’aym, Hilyah Al-Awliyâ` Vol.1 p18;
and Ibn Al-Jawzî, Sifah Al-Safwah!!!