Oct 8, 2009

Best Islamic Quotes of Wisdom (1)

Balaghal ula be kamaalihi. Kashafad duja be jamaalihi. Hasanat jami'u khisaalihi. Sallu 'alayhi wa aalihi.

He taught people with his best way. He showed his beauty. He was all good so peace be on him and his family.
- Saadi al-Shiraz commenting on the ways of the Blessed Prophet Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam)

When the world pushes you to your knees, your are in the perfect position to pray.

Ease [yusr] and hardship ['usr] are the feathers that give strength to the wings of your faith [iman], so that your heart and your innermost being [sirr] can use them to fly to the door of your Lord (Almighty and Glorious is He).
- Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani
[The Removal of Cares (Jala' al-Khawatir)]

If Allah brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Twakkul: Make Du'a, Do your best, And leave the Rest To Allah.

Be yourself beautiful, and you will find the world full of beauty.

Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal (rahimullah) was asked about the correct meaning of this hadith:
'When you hear something form or about your brother, ascribe to it the best interpretation until you can no longer do so.'
He replied, Find an excuse for him by saying, "Maybe he said this, or maybe 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 an intention, and the intention will generate the action, and the action will result in ruin and divine wrath. So evil must be cut off at its root, which is when it is simply a thought that crosses the mind, from which all the other things follow on.
- Imam abu Hamid al-Ghazzali
[Ihyaa Uloom al-Deen, 6/17]

The World is three days: As for yesterday, it has vanished, along with all that was in it. As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, it is yours, so work in it.
- Hassan al-Basri

Whoever follows patience, success will follow him.

As there is no darkness in the moonlight. So is Mustafa (Muhammad), the well wisher, bright.
- Abu Bakr as-Sideeq (radiAllahu anhu)

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy. - Jalaluddin al-Rumi

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

Stingyness has nothing to do with how much money you have. Neither does generosity. Its about how much heart you've got.

Better to avoid the poison altogether than to try to heal from the damage it causes.

When someone criticises or disagrees with you, a small ant of hatred and antagonism is born in your heart. If you do not squash that ant at once, it might grow into a snake, or even a dragon.
- Jalaluddin al-Rumi

Whoever is offered an apology from a fellow Muslim should accept it unless he knows that the person apologizing is being dishonest.
- 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 he gets close, the gate will be closed in his face. Then another gate (to Jannah) will be opened and it will be said: Come (and enter). So that person comes with all his anguish and depression. But when he gets close, the gate will be closed in his face. This will keep happening to him until it gets to the point where it will be said: Come (and enter), and he will not come from the despair of ever entering paradise.
- Hadith - Al-Bayhaqi

Cease to sin, because you will not meet Allah with anything [as valuable] as few sins.
- A'isha (radiAllahu anha)

The Muslim ummah is an unique ummah among the whole of mankind: Their Land is One, their War is One, their Peace is One, theirHonor is One and their Trust is One.
- Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam)
[narrated by Ahmad]
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