Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pearls of Wisdom....167

1.If those who do not possess knowledge avoid the scholarly discussions, disagreements will end. [Imam al Ghazali]

2. Sky-scraping material achievements are of no value to the true Muslim if they hinder rather than help his spiritual growth. [Abu Muhammad Asad]

3. The primary meaning of the word Jihad is struggle or effort. The revelation is given, but those who follow it have to make it a constant effort, day by day, year after year, to put it into practice in a flawed and tragic world. [Karen Armstrong]

4. Allah's generosity is connected to gratitude, and gratitude is linked to increase in His generosity.
[Ali radi Allah anhu]

5. The generosity of Allah will not stop increasing unless the gratitude of the servant ceases. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

6. Be hard on yourself; easy on others. [Imam al Shafi'i]

7. Love your Lord by serving Him. For lovers are but servants of their Beloved. [A poet]

8. If knowledge had no other merit than to make the ignorant fear and respect you, and the scholars love and honor you, this would be a good enough reason to seek it, let alone its other merits in this world and the next. [Ibn Hizm]

9. Put aside your pride, set down your arrogance, and remember you grave. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

10. The life of this world and the hereafter, in the heart of a Believer are like the two scales of a balance, when one becomes heavier, the other becomes lighter. [Amr ibn Abdullah]

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