Islamic Quotes of Wisdom – 2 –

Posted: November 7, 2011 in Islam, Wisdom
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If you make intense supplication and the timing of the answer is delayed,do not despair of it.His reply to you is guaranteed;but in the way He chooses,not the way you choose,and at the moment He desires,not the moment you desire.- Ibn Ata’illah Iskandari[Al-hikam al-‘Ata’iyyah]

Allah doesn’t like injustice. He loveth not those who do wrong. If you end up suffering injustice, we do not know what Allah has planned inthe bigger picture of things. Allah is The Just; and will bring justice. If not now, then in the hereafter.

All are stricken and you are safe?
All got it wrong and you got it right?
All are blameworthy, and you have excuses?

Knowledge is of two kinds: that which is absorbed and that which is heard. And that which is heard does not profit if it is not absorbed.- Ali ibn abi Talib (radiAllah anhu)

  • Joy and sorrow are the light and shade of life;without light and shade no picture is clear.- Inayat Khan
  • Sins.It wouldn’t achieve anything, except points in your book of deeds.
  • The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart- Jalaluddin al-Rumi.
  • Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.
  • The candle is not there to illuminate itself – Nawab Jan-Fishan Khan.
If it is not truthful and not helpful, don’t say it. If it is truthful and not helpful, don’t say it. If it is not truthful and helpful, don’t say it. If it is truthful and helpful, wait for the right time.

Imam al-Shafi’ in his final sickness said:When my heart was hardened and my courses constrained I made my hope a stairway to Your forgiveness My sin burdened me heavily,but when I measured it by Your forgiveness Lord,Your forgiveness was the greater.

O Lord!
If I worship You from fear of Hell, cast me into Hell.If I worship You from desire for Paradise, deny me Paradise but if I worship You for Your own sake,then withhold not from me Your Eternal Beauty- Rabia al-Adawiya


If you make demands on Him, you doubt Him.If you seek Him, you are absent from Him.If you seek other-than-Him, you are shameless before Him.If you make demands on other-than-Him, you are distant from Him.- Ibn Ata’illah Iskandari[Al-hikam al-‘Ata’iyyah]

‘Work for your terrestrial life in proportion to your location in it, and work for your afterlife in proportion to your eternity in it. – abu Hamidal-Ghazali

My son, when you pray, do it like a person who is bidding farewell to this world, and don’t assume you will have another chance to pray again. My son, know that a believer dies in between two deeds, one he offers for today, where he will get immediate blessings, and the second deed is what he offers towards the day of resurrection, and that is where he will gain the ultimate benefits- Muadh Ibn Jabal (radiAllahu anhu)


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