Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pearls of Wisdom....40

1. Silence at the right time is the proper attribute for men, just as speaking on the right occasion is among the noblest of qualities.

2. Learn silence just as you learned speech. If speech used to guide you, silence will protect you.

3. Satan is terrified by the shadow of the one who conquers the passions of the world.

4. Honor lies in submissiveness (to the commands of Allah Most High), dignity lies in piety, and freedom lies in contentment.

5. The intelligent one is the one who arranges the affairs of the world with contentment and at a low pace, the concerns of the after life with greed and haste, and the concerns of the religion with knowledge and striving.

6. The life of the heart is knowledge of the Divine, so seek it, and the death of the heart is ignorance, so shun it.

7. Writing things down is the best secret of a good memory.

8. Every time you make an ethical decision, offer your support, choose honesty, or lend a helping hand, you make a difference.

9. That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm, quiet interchange of sentiments.

10. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Dear sister Iffat,
Assalamo-Alekum, W. W.

Your blog was referred to me by a friend and I like a lot of information therein, however, I would like to know the source of those 'pearls of wisdom' that are posted on your blog by the same title. I know that on your web-page it says 'compiled by' you, but I think, that in all earnest, you need to give open and full credit to whom its due for each and everyone of those pearls!!!

Below are some examples of the 'inspirational material' that I receive from another web-page:

1. Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.

--Max L. Forman

2. Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.

--Jesse Jackson

3. Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.

--James Dean

4. You must once and for all give up being worried about success and failures. Don’t let that concern you. It’s your duty to go on working steadily day by day, quite quietly, to be prepared for mistakes, which are inevitable, and for failures.

--Anton Chekhov

5. You are younger today than you ever will be again. Make use of it for the sake of tomorrow.


6. What great things would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

--Robert Schuller

7. Never miss a chance to keep your mouth shut.

--Robert Newton Peck

8. Little by little God takes beauty away. Little by little life's luster decays. Listen to the passage, "To whom We grant a long life, those We cause to decline." Seek the essence and not the structure. The beauty of heart shall forever abide, for it is enriched with the water of life.

-Rumi, "Mathnawi"


Rakshie Khan