Friday, January 14, 2011

Pearls of wisdom 288

1. To repent from a sin is a necessary obligation -- but to prevent oneself from sin is even more so.

2. Showing patience in adversity is difficult -- but safe guarding the fruits of patience is even more so.

3. The changing of the times is always strange -- but being heedless throughout them is even more so.

4. The unfolding of your affairs is always imminent -- but the arrival of death is even more so.

5. Shyness and modesty of men is an excellent virtue -- but the shyness and modesty of women is even more so.

6. Repentance of an old man is a wonderful thing -- but that of the youth is even more so.

7. The generosity of the prince is an excellent affair -- but that of a peasant is even more so.

8. The sin of the youth is a grave thing indeed -- but that committed by an old man is even more so.

9. The fools indulgence in petty worldliness is an evil thing -- but the indulgence of the learned is even more so.

10. Laziness of the common folk in worshiping their Lord is a grave matter -- but that same laziness from the teachers and students of Sacred knowledge is even more so.

11. The arrogance of wealthy is something to be detested -- but that shown by the poor is even more so. [Above quotes by Abu Bakr radi Allah anhu]

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