Abdullah Yusuf Ali quotes

  • At the same time the Muslims are commanded to exercise self-restraint as much as possible. Force is a dangerous weapon. It may have to be used for self-defense or self-preservation, but we must always remember that self-restraint is pleasing in the eyes of Allah. Even when we are fighting, it should be for a principle not out of passion.
    -- Abdullah Yusuf Ali

    #Eye #Passion #Fighting

  • Approach or come: refers not to the physical act of coming, but to the mental attitude; the heart is mentioned for sincerity. When they sincerely promise not to fight against you, do not pursue them. Remember that if they had fought against you, your difficulties would have been increased. Their neutrality itself may be a great advantage to you. So long as you are satisfied that they are sincere and their acts support their declarations of peace with you, you should not consider yourself justified in pursuing them and warring against them.
    -- Abdullah Yusuf Ali

    #Attitude #Heart #Fighting

  • To Allah we belong and to Him is our return.
    -- Abdullah Yusuf Ali

    #Return

  • If you change your attitude you will change how you see the world and discover the potential it has simply through opening up your eyes to C Differently

  • On June 10, the worst storm in the series swept across the middle of the Indian Ocean and Wild Eyes was directly in its path.

  • The winds were blowing from west to east, pushing Abby's boat toward the rocks as Abby struggled with the autopilots below. If Wild Eyes reached those islands, she wouldn't run aground, keel in the sand. She would be smashed into pieces.

  • From moment then to moment their desire Gained strength, and wisdom fled before love's fire; Passion engulfed them, and these lovers lay Entwined together till the break of day.

  • As to the origin of civil Societies or Governments; the Author of our Being, has given Man a Nature to be fitted for, and disposed to Society. It was not good for Man at first to be alone; his nature is social, having various Affections, Propensities and Passions, which respect Society, and cannot be indulged without a social Intercourse.

  • It is the rare architect who does not hope in his heart to design a great building and for whom the quest is not a quiet, consuming passion.

  • We must enhance the light, not fight the darkness.

  • Though the object of being a Great Power is to be able to fight a Great War, the only way of remaining a Great Power is not to fight one.

  • If I had a life with Woods to look forward to I knew I could fight whatever darkness that tried to take me. Before Woods, I didnt know what I was living for. In my search to find myself, Id found so much more. I knew now why I wanted to live. I understood love. I had found it.

  • We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children.

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