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Words of Wisdom

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

It has been narrated with a weak chain that the Prophet said:

الكلمة الحكمة ‏ ‏ضالة المؤمن ‏ ‏فحيث وجدها

“A word of wisdom is the lost property of a believer. He should seize it wherever he finds it.”

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“Know that not all days are the same… Sometimes you are poor, sometimes you are rich. Sometimes you are honoured, sometimes you are humiliated. Sometimes you experience the happiness of your friends, and sometimes you experience the rejoicing of your enemies. The happy one is he who sticks to a single principle throughout all of this, and that is to have taqwa (consciousness) of Allah. If he is rich, it will beautify him. If he is poor, it will open for him the doors of patience. If he is in a state of ease, it will complete the blessings he has. If he is in a state of hardship, it will beautify him, and it won’t matter to him if the days go up or down with him, if he is clothed or not, if he is hungry or not, because all of these conditions can disappear and change. So, taqwa is the root of safety, a guard that never sleeps. It takes you by the hand in times of chaos, and stays awake at the borders. Stick to taqwa at all times, because you will see tightness as nothing but relaxation and sickness as nothing but relief…” – Ibn al-Jawzi [Sayd al-Khatir]

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‘Avoid those things that necessitate the punishment of the grave. And from the most beneficial of them is that when a man wants to sleep, he sits for an hour, for the Sake of Allaah, calling himself to account over the things that he has lost and gained during that day of his. Then, between him and his Lord, he renews his sincere repentance over those things that he lost, and sleeps on that repentance, firmly resolving not to return to the sin when he wakes up–and he does this every night. So if he dies on that night of his, he would have died upon repentance and if he wakes up, he will wake up going towards action, pleased with the postponement of his appointed time so that he can turn to his Lord and set right what he missed out on. And there is nothing more beneficial for the servant than this sleep, especially when he follows that [i.e., his resolve to renew his repentance] up with the remembrance of Allaah, performing those sunnahs which have been reported from the Prophet of Allaah when going to bed, [doing so] until sleep overtakes him. So whoever Allaah wishes good for, He will grant him the success to do that. And there is neither movement, nor power except through Allaah.” – Ibn al-Qayyim

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“Seek happiness in one of three things: in the recitation of the Qur’an, in the remembrance of Allah and in Prayer. If you do not find happiness in one of these matters, then know that the door to happiness has been shut for you.” – Hasan Al-Basri

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Imaam al-Bukhaari (may Allaah have mercy on him) reported in his Saheeh that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saying: ‘Souls are like conscripted soldiers; those whom they recognize, they get along with, and those whom they do not recognize, they will not get along with.’” (Saheeh al-Bukhaari)

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“He who keeps his heart near Allah will find peace and tranquility, whilst he who gives his heart to the people will find restlessness and apprehension.”   – Ibn al-Qayyim

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“Trials are a wake-up call for the forgetful ones, a means of achieving reward for the patient ones, and a reminder of blessings for everyone.” [Al-asan b. Sahl]

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‎”It is the (nature of the) soul; if you do not preoccupy it with truth, it will occupy you with falsehood. It is the (nature of the) heart; if you do not accommodate it with love of Allaah, it will dwell with love of creation and this is a certain reality. It is the (nature of the) tongue; if you do not preoccupy it with remembrance, it will most definitely occupy you with frivolity” ~ Ibn al-Qayyim

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If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee. ~ Umar Ibn-Khattab

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‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saying: ‘Souls are like conscripted soldiers; those whom they recognize, they get along with, and those whom they do not recognize, they will not get along with.’” [Saheeh al-Bukhaari]

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 “If your love is true, you would feel an aversion for anything that does not remind you of the one you love. How odd! Whoever claims to love and needs to be reminded of his beloved, then his love is not complete! The least thing that shows your love is that you never forget your beloved” ~ Ibnul Qayyim

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‘If exposure of the body is modernization, then animals are more modern than human beings.’ ~ Mufti Ismail Menk

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“It is only called the qalb (the heart) because of how it can change. The similitude of the heart is like a leaf hanging by the trunk of a tree that is being blown upside down by the wind.” ~ Ahmad
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“Every love that leads away from His love is in fact a punishment; only a love that leads to His love is a heartfelt and pure love” ~ Ibn Qayyim

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”If you desire Allah to be persistent in granting you the thing you love, be persistent in doing the things He loves.” ~ Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal

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“It doesn’t mean that one shouldn’t enjoy life, but that when one understands that the “complete happiness” they are looking for in this dunya doesn’t exist here, then it becomes easier to go thru trials and to work for your akhirah.” ~ Sh. Muhammad Alshareef

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“Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.” ~ Ibn Taymiyyah

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“Seek knowledge, because seeking it for the sake of Allah is a worship. And knowing it makes you more God-fearing; and searching for it is jihad, teaching it to those who do not know is charity, reviewing and learning it more is like tasbeeh. Through knowledge Allah will be known and worshipped. With the knowledge Allah will elevate people and make them leaders and imams, who will in turn guide other people.” [Fatawa Ibn Taymiyya vol.10, p.39]

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” The example of guidance and knowledge with which, Allah has sent me is like abundant rain falling on the earth, some of which was fertile soil, absorbed rain water and brought forth vegetation and grass in abundance. (And) another portion of it was hard and held the rainwater and Allah benefited the people with it and they utilized it for drinking, making their animals drink from it and for irrigation of the land for cultivation. (And) a portion of it was barren which, could neither hold the water nor bring forth vegetation (then that land gave no benefits). The first is the example of the person who comprehends Allah’s religion and gets benefit (from the knowledge), which Allah has revealed through me (the Prophet) and learns and then teaches others. The last example is that of a person who does not care for it and does not take Allah’s guidance revealed through me (He is like that barren land.)” [Sahih Al-Bukhari v.1 no.79. Narrated by Abu Musa]

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“A woman needs to be maintained financially, spiritually, morally, and above all intellectually because women are creatures of sound, and men are creatures of sight, and above all you must know the art of a relationship is based upon communication” ~ Imam Maalik

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