The Holy Prophet when asked by Hazrat Ali (ra) about his way of life he replied:
Meditation in Allah is My Capital.
Reason and sound logic is the root of My Religion.
Love is the foundation of My Existence.
Enthusiasm is the vehicle of My life.
Contemplation of Allah is My Companion Faith is the source of My Power.
Sorrow is My friend.
Knowledge is My Weapon.
Patience is my Garb and Virtue.
Submission to divine will is My pride.
Truth is My salvation.
Worship is My habit.
And in prayer lies the coolness of My Eyes and the peace of mind