Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom from the Prophet (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasalaam):

1. “Acquire knowledge, it enables its professor to distinguish right from wrong; it lights the way to heaven. It is our friend in the desert, our company in solitude and companion when friendless. It guides us to happiness, it sustains us in misery, it is an ornament amongst friends and an armor against enemies.” (widely attributed to the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh))

2. “A Muslim who plants a tree or sows a field, from which man, birds and animals can eat, is committing an act of charity.” (Muslim)
3. “There is a polish for everything that takes away rust; and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah.” (Bukhari
4. “The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self.” (Bukhari)
5. “When Allah created his creatures He wrote above His throne: ‘Verily, my Compassion overcomes my wrath.” (Bukhari & Muslim)
6. “Allah will not give mercy to anyone, except those who give mercy to other creatures.” (Abdullah b. Amr: Abu Daud & Tirmidhi)
7. “Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people.” (Baihaqi)
8. “Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith.” (Muslim)
9. “When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, look to those, who have been given less.” (Muslim)
10. “Whoever is kind, Allah will be kind to him; therefore be kind to man on the earth. He Who is in heaven will show mercy on you.”(Abu Daud: Tirmidhi)
11. “Once a man, who was passing through a road, found a branch of a tree with thorns obstructing it. The man removed the thorns from the way. Allah thanked him and forgave his sins.” (Bukhari)
12. “Who are the learned? Those who practice what they know.” (Bukhari)
13. “Allah has revealed to me, that you must be humble. No one should boast over one another, and no one should oppress another.” (Iyad b. Hinar al-Mujashi: Muslim)
14. “A Muslim who meets with others and shares their burdens is better than one who lives a life of seclusion and contemplation.” (Muslim)
15. “Serve Allah, as you would if you could see Him; although you cannot see Him, He can see you. (Umar: Muslim)
16. “Keep yourselves far from envy; because it eats up and takes away good actions, like a fire eats up and burns wood.” (Abu Daud)
17. “Whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah loves to meet him.” (Bukhari)

18. “Once the Prophet was asked:’Tell us, which action is dearest to Allah?’ He answered:’To say your prayer at its proper time.’ Again he was asked: ‘What comes next?’ Mohammed said: ‘To show kindness to parents.’ ‘Then what?’ he was asked, ‘To strive for the cause of Allah!’ ” (Ibn Masad: Bukhari)
19. “All Muslims are like a foundation, each strengthening the other; in such a way they do support each other.” (Abu Musa: Bukhari & Muslim)
20. “You will not enter paradise until you have faith; and you will not complete your faith till you love one another.” (Muslim)
21. “He, who wishes to enter paradise at the best gate, must please his father and mother.” (Bukhari & Muslim)
22. “I am leaving two things among you, and if you cling to them firmly you will never go astray; one is the Book of Allah and the other is my way of life.” (Farewell Pilgrimage: Muatta)
23. “The perfect Muslim is not a perfect Muslim, who eats till he is full and leaves his neighbors hungry.” (Ibn Abbas: Baihaqi)
24. “No man is a true believer unless he desires for his brother that, what he desires for himself.” (Abu Hamza Anas: Bukhari & Muslim)
25. “To strive for the cause of Allah from daybreak to noon and sunset is better than the goods and enjoyment of the whole worldly life.” (Bukhari)
26. “Be not like the hypocrite who, when he talks, tells lies; when he gives a promise, he breaks it; and when he is trusted, he proves dishonest.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

27. “Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind.” (Muslims & Bukhari)

The Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) said,

“Allah has ninety nine Names, one hundred less one; and who memorized them all by heart will enter Paradise.” (Bukhari, The Book of Tauhid.)

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