Indeed, I have looked at all the creation and every person has a beloved one; but when he reaches the grave his beloved one is separated from him. So I took my beloved one to be my good deeds so that it may remain with me at the grave.
He (rahimahullaah) also said:
I examined everyone who possesses something he considers valuable and keeps safely; So I looked to the saying of Allaah: ”Whatever is with you, will be exhausted, and whatever is with Allaah (of good deeds) will remain’ [16:96]. So whenever I had something of value, I would spend it in Allaah’s cause so that it may remain with Him for me.