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A Selection of Quotes

“Truth is timeless, and returning to truth is better than continuing in falsehood.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

"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 Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

“What can my enemies possibly do to me? My paradise is in my heart; wherever I go it goes

with me, inseparable from me. For me, prison is a place of (religious) retreat; execution is my
opportunity for martyrdom; and exile from my town is but a chance to travel.”
Sheikh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah

“Many a spoken word is more piercing than an attack.”

Ali ibn Abi Talib

“Better to avoid the poison altogether than try to heal from the damage it causes.”

“To admonish your brother in private is to advice him and improve him. But to admonish him
publicly is to disgrace him and shame him”
Imam Shafi

“Knowledge is understanding that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”

“A friend cannot be considered a friend until he is tested in three occasions: in a time of need,
behind your back, and after your death”.
Ali ibn Abi Talib

“Suffering is a gift. In it is a hidden mercy.”


“Be hard on youself, easy on others.”

Imam Shafi

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

“If you ask, ask Allah and if you seek help, seek help from Allah.”
Muhammad (peace be upon him )repoted by Tirmidhi and Ahmad

“It is far better to live like a lion for a day then to live like a jackal for a hundred years.”
Tipu Sultan

“O Malik, remember they are either your brothers in faith or your equals in humanity.”
Ali ibn Abi Talib
“Don’t look down on anyone unless you are helping them up.”

“O people who take pleasure in a life that will vanish, falling in love with a fading shadow is
sheer stupidity.” Ibn Al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

A pirate was captured and bought before Alexander the Great. Alexander asked the pirate, “How
dare you molest the people?” the pirate replied, “And how dare you molest the entire world? I
am called a thief because I do it with a little ship only. You do it with a great navy and you are
called Emperor!”

“A tree, freshly rooted, may be pulled up by one man on his own. Give it time, and it will not be
moved, even with a crane.”
Saadi al-Shiraz

“Only that which was effective for the first of this Community will be effective for the last of it.”
Imam Malik

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.”

“The proposition that Muslims are welcome in Britain, if and only if they stop behaving like
Muslims is a doctrine which is incompatible with the principles that guide a free society.”
Roy Hattersley

“Your souls are precious and can only be equal to the price of Paradise, therefore sell them only
at that price.”
Ali ibn Abi Talib

“Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a desposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.”
Baruch Spinoza

“He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.”
William Shakespeare

“In the sea there are countless treasures. But if you desire safety, it is on the shore.”

“Put aside your pride, set down your arrogance and remember your grave”
Ali ibn Abi Talib

“To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.”