Monday, 12 April 2010

FreeStyle Islamic Quotes

Many a time have been in a situation where I have just heard an excellent quote from a Lecture series or from the TV/Internet and I quickly rush to jot this down on anything I can find in proximity, with fear I may forget this.

Worry not, now I have a jotter pad in hand everywhere I go now, like a scriber on call and I shall use this Blogg as a means to collate my quotes Insha'Allah, so watch this space.

Some of the Quotes I have come across to start this off are mentioned below:

The one who is (truly) imprisoned is the one Whose heart is imprisoned from Allah and the captivated one is the one whose desires have enslaved him.
-Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah

If they kill me it will be a shahadah for me; If they expel me, it will be a hijrah for me; if they expel me to Cyprus, I will call its people to Allah so that they answer me; If they imprison me, it will be a place of worship for me.
-Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah

The company of a good friend is like an owner of musk; if you don’t buy anything, you will get the smell of it. The company of a bad friend is like the blacksmith’s bellows; if you are not affected by its black dirt, you will be touched by its smoke.
–Prophet Muhammed (saw)

Everyone who is being overtaken by death asks for more time.While everyone who still has time make excuses for procrastination.
–Ali Ibn Abi Talib RA

Knowledge is my companion, it is with me wherever I go. My heart is its container, not the bookshelf.
–Ali RA

Indeed the whole world is imagination. Only He [Allah] is the real in Reality. Whoever understands this knows the secrets of the spiritual path.
–Ibn Arabi

A calamity that makes you turn to Allah is better for you then a blessing which makes you forget the remembrance of Allah.
–Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah

Islam is based on naql (texts) and ‘aql (intellect). Some people just have the texts – we call them naql-heads.
-Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

‘Ilm (knowledge) without ‘aql (intelligence) is like having shoes with no feet. And ‘Aql without ‘ilm is like having feet with no shoes.
–Ali RA

If a gem falls in to mud it is still valuble, if dust ascends to heaven it remains valueless.
–Shaykh Sa’di

Lord, fill a Muslim’s heart/With a desire so fervent/That it will set his heart aflame/And stir his soul.
–Muhammad Iqbal

Let love be selfless/and truth fearless;/Let our breasts be flooded with light–/Make our hearts clear as crystal.
–Muhammad Iqbal

Your true friend is the one who participates in your efforts and for the sake of your gain, is prepared to suffer losses.
–Ali RA

Forgiveness is part of the treasure you need/To craft your falcon wings/And return/To your true realm of/Divine freedom.

Worship and knowledge while eating haraam is like construction on dung.
–Imam Al Ghazali

In God, there is no sorrow or suffering or affliction. If you want to be free of all affliction and suffering, hold fast to God, and turn wholly to Him, and to no one else. Indeed, all your suffering comes from this: that you do not turn toward God and no one else.
–Imam Al Ghazali

To completely trust in God 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.
–Imam Al Ghazali

It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.

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’Allah

People oppose things because they are ignorant of them.
–Imam Al Ghazali

The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses.
–Imam Al Ghazali

Anger begins with madness and ends with regret.
–Ali RA

An hour’s contemplation is better than a year’s adoration.
–Prophet Muhammad saw (Can’t find the narrator)

The people of the Qur'an are the people of Allah, and His Elite
-Imam Malik

It is better for a man to fill the inside oof his body with pus then to fill it with poetry
Prophet saw [Bukhari Chapter 28; 2048)

Knowledge is only a means whereby we may get closer to Allah and whereby we validate our humility before him. And there is no such thing as knowledge without action.

Be a master of yourself by controlling your desires but not the other way around.

May he perish who is the slave of Dinar and Dirham of black and striped sheets of cloth.
-Prophet saw (Reported by Imam Bukhari)

I am in this world like a rider who halts in the shade of a tree for a short time, and after taking some rest resumes his journey and leaves the tree behind.
-Prophet saw (Reported by Tirmidhi)

Everyone of you is a shepherd (over your families) and every one of you will be questioned about his flock.
-Prophet saw (Reported by Imam Bukhari & Muslim)

Look at those inferior to you and do not look at those superior to you. Thereby you would be able to appreciate better the benovolence of Allah bestowed upon you.
-Prophet saw (Reported by Imam Bukhari & Muslim)

A believer is like a brick for another believer, like one supporting the other.
-Prophet saw (Reported by Imam Bukhari & Muslim)

None of you is a perfect believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.
-Prophet saw (Reported by Imam Bukhari & Muslim)

Keep a happy man company and you will be come happy

Verily my community is amoing communities is like a white hair on a black bull.
-Prophet saw (Reported by Imam Bukhari)

The believer who mixes with people and is patient in the face of their offence is preferable to the believer who does not mix with people and is noot patient with their offence.
-Prophet saw (Reported by Ahmed & Tirmidhi)

We are all travellers along the road to the first destination, so whoever travels light, sending provisions on before him, will ease his burden and find his home in order upon arrival.
-Umm Muhammad (From the book "Realities of Faith")

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