Salaam and Greetings of Peace:
The Prophet (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said to Abdullah Ibn Abbas, who was riding behind him:
“Boy, I shall teach you something. Remember God and He will remember you. Remember God and you will find Him before you. If you have to ask, then ask of God, and if you have to seek help, then seek it of God. Understand well, that if the whole community joined together to benefit you, they could only benefit you in what God has decreed for you; and if they are joined together to harm you, they could only harm you in what God has decreed against you. The pens have been laid down, and the pages have dried”.
- A Hadith (tradition) found on the mystical Green Sufi blog.