Islamic Quotes of wisdom -3-

Posted: November 13, 2011 in Islam, Wisdom
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People need comfort. Some people find it in this, some find it in that and some don’t find it at all.Allah in His infinite Wisdom has designed everything on this planet earth, the universe around and within it to ultimately point to Him. The signs are everywhere.Everything points to Him.You just have to look.

The spiritual warrior is he who breaks an idol;and the idol of each person is his Ego.- Imam Abul Qasim al-Qushayri[from al-Risala al-Qushayrriya]

  • Put aside your pride, Set down your arrogance, And remember your grave.- Ali ibn Abu Talib (radiAllahu anhu)
  • To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
  • Pride is concerned with who is right.Humility is concerned with what is right.
  • Truthfulness is composed of justice and courage.- Ibn Hazm[Kitab al-Akhlaq wa al-Siyar fi Mudawat al-Nufus]
  • Seeking knowledge at an Young age is like engraving on a stone.- Hasan al-Basri
  • When we look for strength in ourselves, we will be weak.When we look for strength in Allah, we will be invincible.
  • The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses.- Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
Never break a Muslim heart by refusing what he offers you, whenyou know that anything that comes to you through him is in reality fromGod, and he is only His powerless and compelled means. Imam al Haddad[from ‘Book of Assistance’]
  • We should be thankful.One of the greatest parts of our spiritual path should be thankfulness.No matter what happens.No matter what happens.
  • Knowledge is not what is memorised.Knowledge is what benefits.- Imam Shafi’ (In other words, that which has results)
  • The Qur’an guides you to the recognition of your illnesses and to their remedies.Your illness are your sins,and your medicine is seeking Allah’s Forgiveness.- Qatadah
  • Every drop of sweatand every breath we take in life,if not taken for the sake of Allah,will lead to regret and sorrowon the Day of Judgment- Ibn Al-Qayyim
  • Ali ibn abi Talib (radiAllahu anhu) in his letter to malik e Ashtar, when sending him to a town which was half Muslim and half non Muslim:”O Malik, remember they are either your brothers in faith or your equal sin humanity”
Never do I argue with a man with a desire to hear him saywhat is wrong, or to expose him and win victory over him.Whenever I face an opponent in debate I silently pray -O Lord, help him so that truth may flow from his heartand on his tongue, and so that if truth is on my side, he may follow me;and if truth be on his side, I may follow him.- Imam Ash-Shafi (rahimullah)
  • If you wish to know which sciences and acts are the most important and beneficial for you, imagine that you are to die the next day and return to God to stand before Him and be asked to account for your knowledge, behavior, and all your affairs and states, subsequently to be taken either to the Garden or the Fire. What you see there as most important and useful to you is precisely what you must now give priority and attachment to; whereas what you find useless, unimportant,frivolous, or simply of no great necessity is what you must neither pursue nor occupy yourself with in this life. Meditate on this matter and reflect well; it is of tremendous benefit to those who have discernment and are concerned about their appointed time, their return to God, their salvation, and their success in the Hereafter, which is better and more enduring (Quran 87:17). Success is in the Hand of God, to whom belong all graces, for He bestows them on whomever He wills; and God’s graces are immense!- Imam al-Haddad[from ‘Knowledge and Wisdom’ translated by Mostafa Badawi, Starlatch Press, 2001]
  • Those who Know they do not Know that to Know is to Know what they do not Know!- (Aveccina) Ali Sina
  • Who does greater evil than he who is reminded of the signs of the Lord,then turns away from them?- Qur’an, 32:22
  • “The word “shams” (sun) is feminine, and “qamar” (moon) is masculine.The sun burns itself out to give light and life to everything around, andthe moon is muneer, meaning it reflects the light. Within itself it has nolight; it radiates the brilliance of the sun. So when we shine as men, theimplication is that we are reflecting the glorious light of our women. MayAllah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala be pleased with them.”- Shaykh Abdullah Adhami
“We need spirited, energetic and strong young people whose hearts arefilled with life, enthusiasm, zeal and dynamism; whose souls are full of ambition, aspiration and vigor and have great goals, rising and aspiringto reach them until they eventually arrive at their destination.”- Hasan al-Banna


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