Islamic Quotes of wisdom

Posted: November 6, 2011 in Islam, Wisdom
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The World is three days: As for yesterday, it has vanished, along withall that was in it. As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, itis yours, so work in it.- Hassan al-Basri

  • When the world pushes you to your knees, your are in the perfect position to pray.
  • If Allah brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
  • Do your best, And leave the Rest To Allah.
  •  Be yourself beautiful, and you will find the world full of beauty.
  • Whoever follows patience, success will follow him

A friend cannot be considered a friend until he is tested in threeoccasions: in time of need, behind your back, and after your death.- Ali ibn abi Talib (radiAllah anhu)

Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal (rahimullah) was asked about the correctmeaning of this hadith:’When you hear something form or about your brother, ascribe to it thebest interpretation until you can no longer do so.’He replied, Find an excuse for him by saying, “Maybe he said this, ormaybe he meant such and such.”

If the first inward thought is not warded off, it will generate a desire,then the desire will generate a wish, and the wish will generate anintention, and the intention will generate the action, and the action willresult in ruin and divine wrath. So evil must be cut off at its root, whichis when it is simply a thought that crosses the mind, from which all theother things follow on.- Imam abu Hamid al-Ghazzali[Ihyaa Uloom al-Deen, 6/17]

  • Stingyness has nothing to do with how much money you have. Neitherdoes generosity. Its about how much heart you’ve got.
  • Better to avoid the poison altogether than to try to heal from thedamage it causes.

When someone criticises or disagrees with you, a small ant of hatredand antagonism is born in your heart. If you do not squash that ant atonce, it might grow into a snake, or even a dragon.- Jalaluddin al-Rumi[Mathnavi]

Whoever is offered an apology from a fellow Muslim should accept itunless he knows that the person apologizing is being dishonest.- Prophet Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam)[Mishkat al Tabrizi, Vol III Hadith no. 5052].

Verily those people that make fun of people for them a gate of Jannah will be opened. It will be said to them: Come (and enter). That person will come with all their anguish and depression but when hegets close, the gate will be closed in his face. Then another gate (toJannah) will be opened and it will be said: Come (and enter). So thatperson comes with all his anguish and depression. But when he getsclose, the gate will be closed in his face. This will keep happening to himuntil it gets to the point where it will be said: Come (and enter), and hewill not come from the despair of ever entering paradise.- Hadith – Al-Bayhaqi
  • Cease to sin, because you will not meet Allah with anything [asvaluable] as few sins.- A’isha (radiAllahu anha)
  • If you are aware of your humility, then you are arrogant.- Ibn Ata’illah
  • To admonish your brother in private is to advise him and improve him.But to admonish him publicly is to disgrace and shame him.– Imam Shafi (rahimullah)
  • Knowledge is understanding that a tomato is a fruit.Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Nobody Can Remove Hurt Except Allah. Even if someone tries to causeyou any hurt, stay firm in your belief and remember that no one can cause you any pain if Allah does not desire it for you”And if Allah touches you with hurt, there is none who can remove it butHe; and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can keepback His favour; He brings it to whom He pleases of His servants; AndHe is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”- Qur’an, surah Yunus; 10:107

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