Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.— Ibn Taymiyyah
Memorable Islamic Wisdom quotations
It hurts because it matters.
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.
What can my enemies do to me? My paradise is in my heart, it is with me wherever I go. To imprison me is to provide me with seclusion. To send me into exile is to send me away in the Path of Allah. And to kill me is to make me a martyr.
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
If I remained silent and you remained silent, then who will teach the ignorant?
Sabr is not remaining quiet and allowing anger to build up inside you.
Sabr is to talk about what's bothering you without losing control of your emotions.
Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge. And soul is purified with love.
How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.
Knowledge is not what is memorised. Knowledge is what benefits.
To completely trust in Allah is to be like a child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him.
As long as you are performing prayer, you are knocking at the door of Allah, and whoever is knocking at the door of Allah, Allah will open it for him.
A ship in harbour is safe but thats not what ships are for.
When you find yourself in a position to help someone, be happy because Allah is answering that person’s prayer through you.
People are of two types, they are either your brothers in faith or your equals in humanity.
Be aware of your own worth, use all of your power to achieve it.
Create an ocean from a dewdrop. Do not beg for light from the moon, obtain it from the spark within you.
Every time you judge someone else, you reveal an unhealed part of yourself.
The worst of our faults is our interest in other people's faults.
Be hard on yourself, easy on others.
When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.
Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose.
You say that you are just a body, but inside of you is something greater than the Universe.
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.
To admonish your brother in private is to advise him and improve him.
But to admonish him publicly is to disgrace and shame him.
Silence is better than bullshit.
Does money upset the hearts of learned men? He answered, "men whose hearts are changed by money are not learned"
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.
The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses.
Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
If those who do not possess knowledge avoid the scholarly discussions, disagreement will end.
Only someone who is sincere recognizes what showing off is.
The real work is in the Heart: Wake up your Heart! Because when the heart is completely awake, Then it needs no Friend.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
A human-being is not a human-being while his tendencies include self-indulgence, covetousness, temper and attacking other people
Avoiding the temptation to sin and being patient upon that, is greater than being patient whilst being afflicted with trials.
The highest degree of love is Tatayyum (total enthrallment).
The lowest degree is 'alaqah (attachment), when the heart is attached to the beloved: then comes sabahah (infatuation), when the heart is poured out: then gharam (passion), when love never leaves the heart: the nashaq (ardent love), and finally tatayyum.
Stop trying to calm the storm. Calm yourself, the storm will pass.
Who are we to wish for Paradise? It will be enough if Allah spares us his wrath.
A friend cannot be considered a friend until he is tested in three occasions: in timeof need, behind your back, and after your death.
Your hope in my heart is the rarest treasure Your Name on my tongue is the sweetest word My choicest hours Are the hours I spend with You - O God, I can't live in this world Without remembering You
A mistake repeated more than once is a decision.
May Allah steal from you All that steals you from Him.
You can’t change someone’s behaviour, all you can do is remind them, and hope that Allah will change their heart.
When proven wrong, the wise man will correct himself and the ignorant will keep arguing.
A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moments of regret.
We need spirited, energetic and strong young people whose hearts are filled with life, enthusiasm, zeal and dynamism; whose souls are full of ambition, aspiration and vigor and have great goals, rising and aspiring to reach them until they eventually arrive at their destination.