~~Pearls of Wisdom~~
Allah will help him who strives in His path.
Be good to others; that will protect you against evil.
Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
Do not deceive or be faithless even with your enemy.
Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger. Do not get elated at any victory, for all such victory is subject to the will of God.
Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed.
Follow the way of life, which the Holy Prophet has shown you, for verily that is the right path. God blesses him who helps his brother.
God helps those who fear Him.
Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
Harbor an earnest desire for death, and you will have life.
He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness. He who avoids complaint invites happiness.
He who becomes a Muslim does so for his own good.
Those who fear to weep should learn to be kind to those who weep.
He who indulges in falsehood will find the paths of paradise shut before him.
He who is not impressed by sound advice, lacks faith.
He who prays five times a day is in the protection of God, and he who is protected by God cannot be harmed by anyone.
If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world, that is bad. But if a learned person is thus attracted, it is worse.
If anybody seeks your advice, offer him/her the right and sincere advice. If you expect the blessings of God, be good to His people.
If you want to control other people, first control yourself.
In the matter of justice, all should be equal in your eyes.
Intentions count in your actions.
It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.
It is bad for a young man to sin; but it is worse for an old man to sin.
Knowledge is the life of the mind.
Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest. It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest.
O man, you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
Our abode in this world is transitory, our life therein is but a loan, our breaths are numbered and our indolence is manifest.
Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice.
Pride in the case of a rich man is bad, but pride in the case of a poor man is worse. Run away from greatness, and greatness will follow you.
Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.
The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.
The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.
The true believer is rewarded in every thing, even in affliction.
There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.
To fight against the infidels is Jihad; but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad.
Use the same measure for selling that you use for purchasing_
When knowledge is limited – it leads to folly… When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.
When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God.
When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek. Without knowledge action is useless; and knowledge without action is futile.
You should not quarrel with your neighbor, for he will remain where he is, but your high handedness will become the talk of the people.
Youth is not restored by the dyeing of your hair.
(Notes from the -Sunday lecture feb 24/2008- Course: Great Lives-Part One by Sheikh Ahmed Kutty at IIT (http://www.islam.ca/)- Free for all every sunday 1300-1400)