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Posted June 12, 2009
Filed under: Contemplations |

1.               People May doubt what you say, but they always will believe what you do

2.               Adornment of the people of knowledge and virtue are calmness, decency and respectability.

3.               How many a true saying is abandoned, because the teller is inglorious amongst the people! And how many false saying is accepted, because the teller is of high rank and honour”! [Arabic Poem]

4.               Sound mind in a sound body [Arabic proverb]

5.               People love to receive but always dislike to give

6.               People are fixated in erecting buildings but neglect the building of men!

7.               Time is like wealth- as with wealth the value of time is measured by how well it is spent and used. A miser is one who does not spend from his wealth except a little; similarly the one who does not spend his time well is a miser too.

8.               ‘I have no country but Islam’ [Iqbal]

9.               Successful are those who do not delay today’s work till tomorrow

10.           Only the weak hide behind pre-destination [al-qadar]

11.           The difference between the worldly [dunyawiy] pleasures and those of the heaven, heavenly pleasures are unadulterated while worldly pleasures are contaminated with pain and grief.

12.           A Muslim’s character is always political!

13.           Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

14.           There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all.

15.           Tajwid, the art of learning to speak to God

16.           ”From the signs of ones success in the end is turning to Allah in the beginning. Whoever’s beginning is radiant his end will also be radiant”. [Ibn 'Ataillah]

17.           Sign of man’s success in this life does not lie in how much wealth he has accumulated, but true success lies in the legacy he leaves behind

18.           Repentance [Tawbah] is like a washing machine that cleans your sins. Which make are you?

19.           People require food once or twice a day but they require knowledge at every breath [Imam Ahmad]

20.           Seekers of the Akahira are elevated while seekers of the Dunya are debased

21.           Salah, the court of God on earth, so decorate yourself with humility when you stand in front of him

22.           You may find things in the river which you will not find in the ocean [Arabic proverb]

23.           Hope necessitates action

24.           Hope without patience is like a ship sailing on dry land

25.           The difference between Secularism and Islam is ‘the difference between monotheism [Tawhid] and polytheism [Shirk]’. [Sh Salman al-‘Awdah]

26.           Dhikr [Remembrance of God], like a magnet it pulls one to God.

27.           The mind of the youth is like an empty vessel, easy to fill.

28.           Fiqh without tasawwuf [spirituality] is like a body without a soul.

29.           The Dunya is like a play in which everyone has a part to perform

30.           The Dunya is like a station in the journey to God

31.           ‘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’. [Ibn Taymiyyah]

32.           The a’mil [worker] without knowledge is like a traveller without a path [Hasan al Basri]

33.           The concern of the Scholars is to nurture and the concern of the foolish is to narrate. [Hasan al-Basri]

34.           Whoever lives for himself [only] dies small and whoever lives for his Ummah dies great. [Syed Qutb]

35.           The Dunya is like a mirage, when one comes close to it, it fades away

36.           A learned man who doesn’t restrain his passions is like a blind man holding a torch, he guides others but not himself. [Shaykh Sa’di, Gulistan, p.207]

37.           Scholars are like doctors, they heal the wounds of ignorance.

38.           Narrating stories [Qisas] is in fact following them since qassa means to follow

39.           Al-Nafs [soul] can be your greatest ally and your greatest enemy if it is not nurtured in the obedience of Allah.

40.           For everything you leave there is a substitute, but if you depart from Allah there is no substitute for him. [Arabic poem]

41.           The Dunya is like a dream, a person believes all that he sees are true and real

42.           The word شمس “shams” (sun in Arabic) is feminine, and قمر “qamar” (moon in Arabic) is masculine. The sun burns itself out to give light and life to everything around, and the moon isمنير muneer, meaning it reflects the light. Within itself it has no light; it radiates the brilliance of the sun. So when we shine as men, the implication is that we are reflecting the glorious light of our women. [Sh Abdullah Adhami]

43.           Wudhu [Ablution], purification from the visible and non- visible dirt

44.           Purifying the Hands, is to refrain it from harming others

45.           Purifying the Mouth, is to renounce saying and eating that which is forbidden

46.           Purifying the Nose, is to prepare it to smell the fragrance of paradise

47.           Purifying the Face, is to ornament it with modesty and shyness

48.           Purifying the Neck, is to  free it from the disobedience of Allah

49.           Purifying the Chest, is to relieve ones heart from bearing malice against others

50.           Purifying the Feet, is to chain it from approaching sin

more to come Insha’Allah…..50 to to reach 100

Abdullah Hasan

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