Abu Khaithama narrated to us, saying: Jareer reported to us from Qaaboos on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him): When speaking to his Lord, prophet Musaa (upon him be peace) said, ‘My Lord, which of Your slaves is the most beloved to You?’ He said, ‘The ones who remember Me the most.’ He then asked, ‘Which of Your slaves is the wisest?’ He replied, ‘The one who judges himself in the same way he judges others.’ He then said, ‘My Lord, which of Your slaves is the richest?’ He said, ‘The one who is pleased with what I have given him.'” – Kitab al-‘Ilm by al-Hāfidh Abū Khaithama (may Allah have mercy on him)
Grant me good character like the character of Muhammad, gentleness like the gentleness of Ibraheem, gracious acceptance of Your decree like that of Isma’eel, beautiful patience like that of Ya’koob, kindness to my oppressors like that of Yoosuf, hope and longing in prayer like that of Zakaria.
(99) And he [Abraham] said, “Verily, I am going to my Lord. He will guide me. (100) My Lord, grant me [a child] from among the righteous.” (101) So We gave him glad tidings of a gentle son. (102) And, when he [his son] was old enough to walk with him, he said, “O my son! surely I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice you; consider then what you see.” He said, “O my father! do what you are commanded; you will find me, if Allah wills, of the patient ones.” (103) And when they had both submitted [to the will of Allah] and he put him down upon his forehead [to slaughter], (104) We called to him, “O Abraham, (105) You have fulfilled the vision.” Verily, thus We reward the doers of good. (106) Indeed, this was the clear trial. (107) And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice [i.e. a ram], (108) And We left for him [favourable mention] among later generations: (109) “Peace be upon Abraham.” (110) Thus do We reward the doers of good. (111) Indeed, he was of Our believing servants.
Surat as-Saffat (Those Who Set the Ranks): 99-111
(127) And [mention] when Ibrahim (Abraham) was raising the foundations of the House and [with him] Isma’il (Ishmael), [saying], “Our Lord, accept [this] from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing. (128) Our Lord, and make us Muslims [submissive] unto You and from our descendants a nation submissive unto You. And show us our rites and accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.”
Surat al-Baqarah (The Cow) 2:127-128
(84) And to the Madyan (Midian) people (We sent) their brother Shu’ayb. He said, “O my people! Worship Allah, you have no deity other than Him. And do not decrease from the measure and the scale. Indeed, I see you in prosperity, and verily I fear for you the torment of a Day encompassing. (85) And O my people, give full measure and weight in justice and do not deprive the people of their due and do not commit mischief in the land, spreading corruption. (86) That which is left by Allah (after giving the rights of the people) is better for you, if you are believers. And I am not set over you as a guardian.” (87) They said, “O Shu’ayb, does your prayer command you that we should leave what our fathers used to worship or not do with our wealth what we please? Indeed, you are the forbearing, the most right-minded!” (They said this sarcastically.)
(101) [Yusuf (Joseph) said] “My Lord! You have indeed given me (something) of sovereignty and taught me the interpretation of dreams. Creator of the heavens and the earth! You are my Wali (Protector, Helper, Supporter, Guardian, etc.) in this world and in the Hereafter. Cause me to die a Muslim (the one submitting to Your Will) and join me with the righteous.”
Surah Yusuf (Joseph) 12:101
(1) Kaf, Ha, Ya, ‘Ayn, Sad. (2) [This is] a mention of the mercy of your Lord to His servant Zechariah. (3) When he called to his Lord a private supplication. (4) He said, “My Lord, indeed my bones have weakened, and my head has filled with white, and never have I been in my supplication to You, my Lord, unhappy.”
Surah Maryam (Mary) 19:1-4