Islamic Wisdom


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Absolutely, God's allies will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve. They are those who believe and lead a righteous life. For them happiness in this life, and in the Hereafter. Such is God's inviolable law. This is the true triumph.


And if Allah touches you with hurt, there is none who can remove it but He; and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can keep back His favour; He brings it to whom He pleases of His servants; And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.


The Muslim ummah is an unique ummah among the whole of mankind: Their Land is One, their War is One, their Peace is One, their Honor is One and their Trust is One.


No man is a true believer unless he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.


Actions will be judged according to intentions.


Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.


Whoever is offered an apology from a fellow Muslim should accept it unless he knows that the person apologizing is being dishonest.


Verily, to honour an old man is showing respect to God.


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

Work for your terrestrial life in proportion to your location in it, and work for your afterlife in proportion to your eternity in it.

Imam abu Hamid al-Ghazzali

We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!

Hafiz of Shiraz

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

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

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

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

Urdu proverb

If you are aware of your humility, then you are arrogant.

Ibn Ata'illah

True devotion is to loose the faculty of being conscious of your devotion; for someone who identifies devotion in his devotion is a person whose devotion is in need of devotion.

as Sousi

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.


Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.


When someone criticizes 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.


You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?


The way of Godís Messenger is the way of Love. We are the children of Love. Love is our mother.


God made the illusion look real and the real an illusion. He concealed the sea and made the foam visible, the wind invisible, and the dust manifest. You see the dust whirling, but how can the dust rise by itself? you see the foam, but not the ocean. Invoke Him with deeds, not words; for deeds are real and will save you in the infinite-life.


Intelligence is the shadow of objective truth. How can the shadow vie with sunshine?


Innumerable changes of moods are yours, and they are uncontrolled by you.

If you knew their origin, you would be able to dominate them.

If you cannot localize your own changes, how can you localize that which formed you?


The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.


What you seek is seeking you.


One of the signs of relying on deeds is loss of hope when a misstep occurs.

Ibn Ata'illah Iskandari

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

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

Reflect on the work of art and you may attain to the artist.

Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani

Joy and sorrow are the light and shade of life; without light and shade no picture is clear.

Inayat Khan

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.

Muadh Ibn Jabal

The spiritual warrior is he who breaks an idol; and the idol of each person is his Ego.

Imam Abul Qasim al-Qushayri

Put aside your pride,
Set down your arrogance,
And remember your grave.

Ali ibn Abu Talib




Islam commands that Muslims live the life of a Muslim all the time, not sometime.
God grants wishes, but does not tell you how to live your life.

Anyone can be a Muslim, but he has to give up his way.
Islam means submission. Islam does not mean peace. If we submit then peace is the reward.

There are many brilliant persons, so brilliant they make the sun look pale. However these brilliant persons never seem to apply the logic, brilliance and intelligence to their belief systems.
This is astounding to Muslims.

Islam does not tell Muslims to convert others. It is God who guides and it is God who changes mankind to Islam. Others he leaves alone. Muslims are commanded to leave others with their belief and treat them as humans and not judge whether they are Muslims or not in matters which are not religious.

Muslims know how to present their information to Muslims for it to be acceptable. It is one method that non-Muslims can neither understand or reproduce, because belief and sincerity is a component.


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