quote by Al-Shafi‘i

My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.

— Al-Shafi‘i

Courageous Decree quotations

You must convince your heart that whatever Allah has decreed is most appropriate and most beneficial for you.

You assist an administration most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees.

An evil administration never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good man will therefore resist an evil system or administration with his whole soul.

Kings don't beg, they decree. They have only one destiny and that's to reign. God has made you king. Reign and rule, refuse to beg!

Your subconscious mind does not argue with you.

It accepts what your conscious mind decrees. If you say, "I can't afford it," your subconscious mind works to make it true. Select a better thought. Decree, "I'll buy it. I accept it in my mind."


If we could survive without a wife, citizens of Rome, all of us would do without that nuisance; but since nature has so decreed that we cannot manage comfortably with them, nor live in any way without them, we must plan for our lasting preservation rather than for our temporary pleasure.

No amount of worrying can change the future.

Go easy on yourself, for the outcome of all affairs is determined by God's decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee.

For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from force of character: for obedience is the constant will to execute what, by the general decree of the commonwealth, ought to be done.

If slavery be a sin, it is not yours.

It does not rest on your action for its origin, on your consent for its existence. It is a common law right to property in the service of man; its origin was Divine decree.

Prayer is not intended to change God's purpose, nor is it to move Him to form fresh purposes. God has decreed that certain events shall come to pass through the means He has appointed for their accomplishment.


I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree.

We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination - the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life.

Holy Scripture could never lie or err...its decrees are of absolute and inviolable truth.

It is the just decree of Heaven that a traitor never sees his danger till his ruin is at hand.

It's disgraceful how these humans blame the gods.

They say their tribulations come from us, when they themselves, through their own foolishness, bring hardships which are not decreed by Fate.

A decree of death has been passed on America.

The judgment of God has been rendered, and she must be destroyed.


O SON OF MAN! For everything there is a sign.

The sign of love is fortitude under My decree and patience under My trials.

Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.

If there's another 9/11 or a major war in the Middle-East involving a U.

S. attack on Iran, I have no doubt that there will be, the day after or within days an equivalent of a Reichstag fire decree that will involve massive detentions in this country.

... the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy.

On one hand, we know that everything happens for a reason, and there are no mistakes or coincidences. On the other hand, we learn that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any decree or karma. So, which is it? Let the Light decide, or never give up? The answer is: both.


By predestination we mean the eternal decree of God, by which He determined with Himself whatever He wished to happen with regard to every man

Men never think, at least seldom think, what a hard task it is for us women to go through this very often. God's will be done, and if He decrees that we are to have a great number of children why we must try to bring them up as useful and exemplary members of society.

Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated.

Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.

The Sphinx-riddle. Solve it, or be torn to bits, is the decree.

Grover Cleveland declined to participate in character attacks on Blaine .

When presented with papers which purported to be extremely damaging to Blaine, he grabbed them, tore them up, flung the shreds into the fire, and decreed, "The other side can have a monopoly of all the dirt in this campaign.


Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior;

she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority.

One of the first laws against air pollution came in 1300 when King Edward I decreed the death penalty for burning of coal. At least one execution for that offense is recorded. But economics triumphed over health considerations, and air pollution became an appalling problem in England.

There can be no greater stretch of arbitrary power than is required to seize children from their parents, teach them whatever the authorities decree they shall be taught, and expropriate from the parents the funds to pay for the procedure.

At fifteen, my mind was bent on learning.

At thirty, I stood firm. At forty, I had no doubts. At fifty, I knew the decrees of Heaven. At sixty, my ear was receptive to truth. At seventy, I could follow my heart's desires without sin.

I know that nothing comes to pass but what God appoints;

our fate is decreed, and things do not happen by chance, but every man's portion of joy and sorrow is predetermined.


The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree.

There is a denial of the value of the individual.

Christianity affirms the value of each individual soul. Nazism denies it. The individual is sacrificed to the idol of the German Leader, German State or the German race. The ordinary citizen is allowed to hear and think only as the rulers decree.

I tell you again, God hath not ordinarily decreed the end without the means;

and if you will neglect the means of salvation, it is a certain mark that God hath not decreed you to salvation. But you shall find that He hath left you no excuse, because He hath not thus predestined you.

God's eternal decree certainly rendered the entrance of sin into the world certain, but this may not be interpreted so as to make God the cause of sin in the sense of being its responsible author

Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.

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