Islamic quotes

  • Be with Allah, You will find Allah with you.
    -- Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi

    #Wisdom #Islamic

  • As a result of the awareness and consciousness of decline, an awareness and consciousness of a national ethnicity or an Islamic identity also came into being.
    -- Abdolkarim Soroush

    #Islamic #Ethnicity #Identity

  • Do not be fooled by your youthful appearance for very soon it would be taken away from you.
    -- Abdul-Qadir Gilani

    #Taken #Islamic #Would Be

  • O you who complain to people about your misfortunes, what good will it do you to complain to creatures? They can bring you neither benefit nor harm. If you rely on them and associate partners with the Lord of the Truth, they will make you distant from Him, cause you to fall into His displeasure.
    -- Abdul-Qadir Gilani

    #Wisdom #Fall #Islamic

  • Seek the fellowship of those who enjoy fellowship with the Lord
    -- Abdul-Qadir Gilani

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Fellowship

  • Listen to your heart and not your ego. Your ego prompts you to boast of vain assertions to obtain the glory of this world. Turn away from vanity and seek Him in the recesses of your heart and soul
    -- Abdul-Qadir Gilani

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Heart

  • Disrespect earns the displeasure of the creator and the creation.
    -- Abdul-Qadir Gilani

    #Islamic #Disrespect #Creation

  • We have been given a role to play. We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here, so the people who are Muslims there would understand what the role of Islam is.
    -- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

    #Islamic #Play #People

  • So when I had to make a decision whether I would like to do honors degree course in Islamic studies and Malay studies too, so I thought Islamic studies would be good.
    -- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

    #Islamic #Decision #Honor

  • Never break a Muslim's heart by refusing what he offers you, when you know that anything that comes to you through him is in reality from Allah, and he is only His powerless and compelled means.
    -- Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Heart

  • Someone who seeks to travel the path of Allah should begin with a sound repentance from all his sins.
    -- Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Sound

  • When the inward is good the outward is also inevitably so, for the outward always follows the inward, whether good or evil.
    -- Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Evil

  • How often it is that a small action becomes great by its intention. And how often it is that a great action becomes small by its intention.
    -- Abdullah ibn Mubarak

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Action

  • The beginning of knowledge is the intention, then listening, then understanding, then action, then preservation, and then spreading it.
    -- Abdullah ibn Mubarak

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Understanding

  • I studied adab for thirty years and I studied knowledge for twenty years.
    -- Abdullah ibn Mubarak

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Years

  • To allow the construction of places of worship other than Islamic ones in Saudi Arabia, it would be like asking the Vatican to build a mosque inside of it.
    -- Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

    #Islamic #Arabia #Would Be

  • As to women, the Islamic faith has given women rights that are equal to or more than the rights given them in the Old Testament and the Bible.
    -- Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

    #Islamic #Rights #Old Testament

  • Be content with what you have Be satisfied with your dwelling place to accommodate your enterprise, Restrain your tongue, And shed tears of regret regarding past sins you committed knowingly, and those you do not recognize.
    -- Abdullah, Son of Masud

    #Wisdom #Regret #Islamic

  • Learn from the mistakes of others, and avoid being one whose mistakes are used as lessons by others.
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Mistake #Islamic #Lessons

  • The sweetness of this life is found in remembering Allah; the sweetness of the next life will be found in seeing Him.
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Islamic #Next #Remember

  • Every time I travel, government TSA officials seem to recognize that I'm a Muslim and 'randomly' pull me aside for 'special treatment'. My sincere hope and prayer is that, on the Day of Judgment, my Lord's angels also recognize me as a Muslim and pull me aside for special treatment
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Prayer #Islamic #Angel

  • Strive for the Hereafter according to how long you shall remain there, and strive for this world according to how long you shall remain here.
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Islamic #Long #World

  • No one who appreciates the shortness of this life and the eternality of the next can ever say, 'I'm bored'
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Islamic #Appreciate #Bored

  • Neither happiness nor grief are everlasting in this life-but one of the two is everlasting in the next. Which one do you want?
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Grief #Islamic #Two

  • Whoever desires this world must seek its knowledge, and whoever desires the next must seek its knowledge.
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Islamic #Desire #World

  • So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not just in the books but enforced, and enforced with determination. There is no space and no room for democratic consultation. The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to discuss it anymore? Just implement it!
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Determination #Book #Islamic

  • If the West wants to have peace, then they have to accept Islamic rule.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Islamic #Want #West

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

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Darkness

  • A Man who is Shy and Modest, is An Amazing Character, but a Women who is Shy and Modest is Beyond Amazing.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Islamic #Character #Men

  • It is difficult to be patient but to waste the rewards of patience is worse.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Islamic #Rewards #Waste

  • There are five dark matters and five lamps. Love of this world is darkness, and the fear of Allaah is its lamp. Sin is darkness, and its lamp is repentance. The grave is darkness, and its lamp is 'none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allaah.' The hereafter is darkness, and its lamp is the good deed. The Siraat is darkness, and its lamp is certainty of faith.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Islamic #Dark #World

  • Many times I heard Imam Ahmad saying (when asked to give his opinion) on controversial scholarly issues 'I do not know.'
    -- Abu Dawood

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Issues

  • Abu Dharr once described the people of the world, says, "They breed what will they ultimately bury, they build what will eventually be destroy, they hold firm to what is emphemeral, and they forsake what is everlasting. Hence, blessed are the two cries people abominate most: Death and poverty.
    -- Abu Dhar al-Ghifari

    #Wisdom #Blessed #Islamic

  • Who are we to wish for Paradise? It will be enough if Allah spares us his wrath.
    -- Abu Hanifa

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Wrath

  • The heartbrokenness of the sinner is better than the forcefulness of the obedient
    -- Abu Madyan

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Heart

  • Oh Allah, strike the apostate rulers, Oh Allah, kill them one after the other, sparing none.
    -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

    #Islamic #Strikes #Rulers

  • It is reported from 'Ubayd ibn 'Umayr (radiAllahu anhu) that he said: "It used to be said when winter came: O people of the Qur`an, the night has become long so you can pray (more) and the day has become short for you to fast."
    -- Abu Nu`aym

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Winter

  • On the Day of Judgment, the servant of Allah will be given his book of deeds, where he finds rewards for things he did not do, so he asks: O My Lord, where did I get these deeds? So Allah replies to him saying: These are because of the people who backbited you and you did not know about it.
    -- Abu Umamah al Bahili

    #Book #Islamic #People

  • The need of the hour is that your life should be revolutionised. The revolution should not be an individual one but a collective one. The change should be concerning your belief, your morals, your actions, your dealings, your decisions, and your efforts. Your life in every way should become a beacon of guidance and it should become a means for Dawah.
    -- Abul Hasan Ali Hasani Nadwi

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Mean

  • Your life in every way should become a beacon of guidance and it should become a means for Dawah.
    -- Abul Hasan Ali Hasani Nadwi

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Mean

  • Gabriel Levin's book is a journey through time and through entrenched animosities of the Middle East. What's astonishing and refreshing is his ability to combine the reporter's perspective with a deep knowledge of poetry, including pre-Islamic Arab poems. A brilliant poet is at work here-a poet in the rugged landscape of conflict and pain.
    -- Adam Zagajewski

    #Pain #Book #Islamic

  • The Islamic ethic is that if God has given you the capacity or good fortune to be a privileged individual in society, you have a moral responsibility to society.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Islamic #Responsibility #Ethics

  • There are many interpretations of Islam within the wider Islamic community, but generally we are instructed to leave the world a better place than it was when we came into it.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Islamic #Community #World

  • A feeling of discouragement when you slip up is a sure sign that you put your faith in deeds
    -- Ahmad ibn Ajiba

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Feelings

  • Your desire to withdraw from everything when Allah has involved you in the world of means is a hidden appetite. Your desire for involvement with the world of means when Allah has withdrawn you from it is a fall from high aspiration.
    -- Ahmad ibn Ajiba

    #Wisdom #Fall #Islamic

  • Dhikr is the reason for the life of the heart and leaving it is the reason for its death.
    -- Ahmad ibn Ajiba

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Heart

  • Islam is a way of life which opens the heart to the meaning of existence. Thus any increase of outward splendor is usually a sign of a decrease in inward illumination
    -- Ahmad Thomson

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Heart

  • I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death.
    -- Ahmed Ben Bella

    #Military #Islamic #Optimistic

  • Islam will win with or without you, but without Islam you will get lost and lose.
    -- Ahmed Deedat

    #Islamic #Winning #Lost

  • There are many resistance movements in the world, like the IRA for instance. But it is only Islamic resistance movements that are put on the terrorist list. This is what I am saying.
    -- Ahmed Yassin

    #Islamic #Resistance #Lists

  • It is an exaggeration to call the Hamas and Islamic Jihad announcement a military alliance. It is rather a message that our people are united in the face of Israeli aggression.
    -- Ahmed Yassin

    #Military #Islamic #People

  • Cease to sin, because you will not meet Allah with anything [as valuable] as few sins.
    -- Aisha bint Abi Bakr

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Sin

  • I am against revolution and am proud of it. Democracy cannot be created through revolutions. The most important dichotomy that I make for a society is between those who support democracy and human rights, and those who oppose it. In a totalitarian state, the state views any act of an individual to be political in nature. For example, the clothing that a person wears in a modern state is a private affair whereas in the Islamic Republic all women are forced to wear the hijab (Islamic attire). When women push their headscarf back an inch or two, this is interpreted to be a political act,
    -- Akbar Ganji

    #Islamic #Two #Rights

  • To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate. -Imam Al
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Hate #Love You #Islamic

  • Dear friend, Your heart is a polished mirror. You must wipe it dean of the veil of dust that has gathered upon it, because it is destined to reflect the light of divine secrets.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Heart

  • Do not dispute with anyone in any matter as far as possible. For in argumentation lies much harm and its evil is greater than its benefit.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Lying #Islamic

  • Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see - Egoism, Arrogance, Conceit, Selfishness, Greed, Lust, Intolerance, Anger, Lying, Cheating, Gossiping and Slandering. If you can master and destroy them, then will be ready to fight the enemy you can see.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Cheating #Lying #Islamic

  • The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Hypocrite

  • Whoever determines the truth from people alone will remain lost in the plains of bewilderment. Rather, know the truth, and you will know its people.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #People

  • You possess only whatever will not be lost in a ship wreck.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Wrecks

  • In the intricate paths of life when difficulties and hardships confront a man, and the darkness of difficulty and suffering becomes long, it is patience only that acts like a light for a Muslim, that keeps him safe from wandering here and there, and saves him from the muddy marsh of disappointment, desperation and frustration.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Disappointment #Islamic

  • People count with self-satisfaction the number of times they have recited the name of God on their prayer beads, but they keep no beads for reckoning the number of idle words they speak.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Prayer #Islamic

  • The way to paradise is an uphill climb whereas hell is downhill. Hence, there is a struggle to get to paradise and not to hell.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Islamic #Struggle #Paradise

  • Each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, since each of them is irreplaceable and once gone, can never be retrieved.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Islamic #Jewels #Gone

  • A human-being is not a human-being while his tendencies include self-indulgence, covetousness, temper and attacking other people
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Self

  • Does money upset the hearts of learned men? He answered, "men whose hearts are changed by money are not learned"
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Heart

  • If those who do not possess knowledge avoid the scholarly discussions, disagreement will end.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Ends

  • No one who possesses snow would find any hardship in exchanging it for jewels and pearls. This world is like snow exposed to sun, which continues to melt until it disappears altogether, while the next life is like a precious stone that never passes away.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Jewels

  • The soul should take care of the body, just as the pilgrim on his way to Makkah takes care of his camel; but if the pilgrim spends his whole time in feeding and adorning his camel, the caravan will leave him behind, and he will perish in the desert.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Soul

  • There are two kinds of Riya - Showing off-Ostentation ie pure ostentation and adulterated ostention. In pure ostentation "Riya" a man does a good deed only for worldly benefit. In Adulterated ostentation, a man does a good deed with the intention of reaping the benefits of the world as well as of the Hereafter.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Men

  • The mere physical man is like the ant crawling on the paper, who observes black lettering and attributes its production to the pen and nothing more.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Men

  • Whoever passes forty without his virtue overpowering his vice, let him get ready for hellfire. This advice contains enough for people of knowledge.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #People

  • It is sometimes said that we drink our religion with our mother's milk.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Mother #Wisdom #Islamic

  • If your busy with yourself now, you will be busy with yourself then. If you are busy with Allah now, you will be with Him then.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Busy

  • Whatever the situation may be, in the recollection of death there is reward and merit. For even the man engrossed in the world benefits from it by acquiring an aversion to this world, since it spoils his contentment and the fullness of his pleasure; and everything which spoils for man his pleasures and his appetites is one of the means of deliverance.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Mean

  • Neglect not your time, nor use it haphazardly; on the contrary you should bring yourself to account. Structure your litanies and other practices during each day and night. This is how to bring about the spiritual blessing (baraka) in each period. If each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, Be not like the deceived fools who are joyous because each day their wealth increases while their life grows ever shorter.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Spiritual #Wisdom #Islamic

  • Anyone who refuses to marry is shrinking his farmwork, wasting the seed, and leaving idle the appropiate tools created by God; he sins against the purpose of creation and wisdom visible in the evidence of natural structure. The man who refuses to marry has severed a chain of being, a previously unbroken chain linking his own existence to that of Adam.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Men

  • The essence of knowledge is to know what obedience and worship are -Abu Hamid al
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Islamic #Essence #Als

  • Do not fix hopes on your health, and do not laugh away life. Remember how they walked and now all their joints lie separately, and the tongue with which they talked lightly is eaten away by the worms
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Lying #Islamic

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

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Afterlife

  • Ikhlaas is to forget the vision of creation by constantly looking at the Creator.
    -- Al-Jahiz

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Vision

  • We ought not to be embarrassed of appreciating the truth and of obtaining it wherever it comes from, even if it comes from races distant and nations different from us. Nothing should be dearer to the seeker of truth than the truth itself, and there is no deterioration of the truth, nor belittling either of one who speaks it or conveys it
    -- Al-Kindi

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Race

  • Intention is the measure for rendering actions true, so that, where intention is sound, action is sound, and where it is corrupt, then action is corrupt
    -- Al-Nawawi

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Sound

  • You say that you are just a body, but inside of you is something greater than the Universe.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Body

  • Only someone who is sincere recognizes what showing off is.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Sincere

  • How strange! You seek guidance, yet you do not tread its path, surely a boat does not sail on land.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Islamic #Land #Doe

  • Never do I argue with a man with a desire to hear him say what 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 heart and 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.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Heart

  • When my heart became constricted and my paths became narrow I took my hope in Your pardon and forgiveness as an opening and an escape My sins seemed very great to me but when I compared them to Your forgiveness I found Your forgiveness to be greater
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Heart

  • Knowledge is not what is memorised. Knowledge is what benefits.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Benefits

  • I complained to Waki' about the weakness of my memorisation, So he instructed me to abandon disobedience; He informed me that knowledge is a light, And the light of Allah is not given to a sinner.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Light

  • The one who admonishes his brother secretly, he has advised sincerely and has honored him. If he does it outwardly (among others) then he has dishonored and shamed him.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Brother #Islamic

  • All humans are dead except those who have knowledge; and all those who have knowledge are asleep, except those who do good deeds; and those who do good deeds are deceived, except those who are sincere; and those who are sincere are always in a state of worry.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Worry

  • To admonish your brother in private is to advise him and improve him. But to admonish him publicly is to disgrace and shame him.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Brother #Islamic

  • Do not vie with others in the accumulation of wealth. Vie with them in Ibadaah.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Islamic #Wealth #Accumulation

  • Wealth remains behind on earth while ibadaah accompanies you into the grave.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Islamic #Earth #Wealth

  • To be able to thank Allah for a blessing is a blessing within itself.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Islamic #Blessing #Able

  • There is not on the face of the earth-after the Book of Allah - a book which is more sahih than the book of Malik.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Book #Islamic

  • Be hard on yourself, easy on others.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Easy

  • Whoever is not made glorified by taqwa can find no glory.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Glory

  • Make haste in giving voluntary charity, for calamities cannot pass by it.
    -- Al-Tabarani

    #Islamic #Giving #Haste