Abu Darda on Taqwa: One accepted prayer better than entire world

Tamim ibn Malik reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “That I was certain Allah accepted even one prayer from me, it would be more beloved to me than the world and everything in it, for Allah says: Verily, Allah only accepts from those who are righteous.” (5:27)

Source: Tafsīr Ibn Kathīr 5:27

عَنْ تَمِيمٍ بن مَالِكٍ الْمَقْرِيَّ قَالَ قال أبو الدَّرْدَاءِ رضي الله عنه لِأَنْ أَسْتَيْقِنَ أَنَّ اللَّهَ قَدْ تَقَبَّلَ مِنِّي صَلَاةً وَاحِدَةً أَحَبُّ إِلَيَّ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا وَمَا فِيهَا إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَقُولُ إِنَّمَا يَتَقَبَّلُ اللَّهُ مِنَ الْمُتَّقِينَ

5:27 التفسير ابن كثير