Golden Words of Wisdom
Siddiq al-Akbar (Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu)
Two and a half
dirham from a hundred is the Zakah (poor tax) belonging to the poor amongst
the people of the World while the Zakah of the Siddiques is to give their
entire wealth to charity.
charity with humbleness towards the poor for to give charity happily is a
sign of acceptance.
Wealth cannot be
gained by simply wishing for it, nor is youth gained by dyeing or coloring
one’s hair, neither can one gain health without medication.
fairness is good, nay it is better.
It is necessary
to ask forgiveness for one’s sins, nay it is absolutely necessary.
Do not bury me
in new clothes. The rights of the living and needy is greater upon it.
Keep your mouths
closed from complaints and vulgarity. By keeping your mouths closed one
Strange are the
passing of time yet stranger are the conditions of wanton carelessness (i.e.
In remembrance of the Supreme Creator SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala)
abstention, for abstention is profitable and do good deeds, for good deeds
are highly accepted in the court of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
Weep for the
days gone by in which you have but earned little rewards.
Weeping is for
the day in which you have wasted without any good deeds being done.
There is no
trouble in patience and there is no benefit in complaining.
Do not kill any
woman, children or cripple.
Do not cut down
a fruit bearing tree.
Do not be lavish
the enemies (Kuffar) is regarded as a small striving while striving against
one’s (Nafs) desires is regarded as a great striving (Jihad al-Akbar).
Fear of Allah
SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala is likened to knowledge while being oblivious of your
Creator SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala is likened to ignorance.
conduct) is: when one does not require reward in exchange for a good deed.
involved in the work of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala then Allah SubHanuhu wa
Ta'ala gets involved in his work.
Man is weak, yet
it is astonishing that he is insistent in disobeying the commands of the
Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
He should know
that his heart is empty of Faith (Iman) when good advice has no avail upon
prayer is a career, It’s business premises is the creation, The fear of
Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala is it’s wealth and it’s profits is Paradise.
It is difficult
to be patient but to waste the rewards for patience is worse.
Strange are the
passing of time yet stranger is the fact when one does not notice this.
Life comes to
pass yet Death is very much closer.
forgiveness in old age is good but to seek it when young is better.
To forgive the
rich is good but to forgive the poor is better.
Sin committed by
a young person is bad but an old person committing sin is worse.
accomplice by ignorance is bad, knowingly being an accomplice is worse.
worship by the general public is bad, but a knowledgeable person or a seeker
of knowledge showing laziness is worse.
The pride of the
rich is bad but the pride of the person in need is worse.
by the poor is good but humility shown by the rich is better.
Sajdah of Sahw
(Prostration if a mistake is made in Salah) completes Salah if a minor
mistake is made. Sadqah-e-Fitr completes one’s Fast, Fidya completes one’s
Hajj and Jihad completes one’s Iman (Faith).
Those that do
not have the strength to cry then they should show mercy upon that person
and you would be blessed with a good life.
Cry on that day
when you realize that life has passed you by and you have not done any good
for death except that person who has complete confidence on his good deeds.
It is compulsory
for the one questioned to answer and to give an excellent reply shows superb
ethics and morals.
There is a
perception as to the rewards for every virtue except patience, for patience
is that virtue whose reward is unknown (Infinite).
person is very close to safety.
is to remove the burdens of Creation and place it upon one’s own shoulders.
Good manner is
not to ask for rewards in exchange for good deeds. Leave the World for the
Hereafter and leave the Hereafter to Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala Most High.
You are busy
pursuing the comforts and luxuries to make your life comfortable in this
World while the World is in earnest preparation to expel you from her.
It does not
benefit the tongue to speak of the losses incurred upon a person’s Worldly
No person with
knowledge has ever claimed godhead by comparison to those with immense
goes to offer his condolences to the bereaving family then one should say –
Adopt patience for there is no calamity in it and do not cry for there is no
benefit in it. Remember the Messenger of Allah r and the great loss
sustained through his departure from this World and your misfortune shall
seem small in comparison.
The redness of
gold and the “pallor of saffron” has destroyed women. (p.s.: Take heed
“redness of gold” and “pallor of saffron” are used figuratively and could
stand for rich make-up and to laugh instinctively)
who demised at the beginning of the early days of Islam, are very fortunate.
If only I was a
strand of hair on a Mu'min’s (believer) chest.
Oh! People! Be
modest in the presence of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala. Thereafter in your
actions or deeds think of the omnipotence of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala then
continue with fear and modesty. I swear by Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala that
whenever I present myself in front of him with any need or desire, I bow my
head in modesty.
then talk precisely. That speech is only beneficial which could be listened
to with ease. Long speeches tend to bore people who then lose an element of
the subject matter.
Knowledge is the
legacy of the Prophets Alaihim as-Salam while wealth is the legacy of the
Kuf’far, the likes of which are Fir’oun and Qaroon etc.
The life of a
dead heart is knowledge. The life of knowledge is the search of it.
Rising early in
the morning surpasses the beauty of the rooster thus becoming a reason for
Those 'Ulama are
the enemies of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala who seek only the rich while those
wealthy are the friends of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala who seek the 'Ulama.
Always hold the
tip of your tongue and say, you have entrapped me in many places.
When the camel’s
bridle falls then one gets down and picks it up. The question never arises
to ask somebody else to do it. (p.s. endeavour to do things on your own
without relying on others to do it for you)
When a servant
of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala marvels at the beauty of this material World
then Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala becomes his enemy until he isolates himself
from that beauty.
Alas! If only I
were a tree so that I could be chopped down and eaten. (The reason for such
an extreme is the status of fear and sorrow overpowering it)
The heart is the
acceptor of advice, Remember! Keep no one more beloved or closer than death.
Those people are
not preferred who relinquish the Hereafter for the World but inclination is
towards those who give preference to both the World and the Hereafter.
Make amends for
your wrong doings with zeal and replace your bad deeds with good deeds.
That amount of
knowledge which creates fear of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala Almighty is only
necessary for a believer (Mo'min).
and shortages a person fears provisions.
for all a persons troubles is his speech.
A believers fear
and hope when weighed would be equal.
honourable person obtains knowledge it humbles him and when a legislator
obtains knowledge he becomes proud.
It is better to
be alone than to sit in bad company while it is better to keep and be in
good company than be alone.
A seeker of
knowledge shows excesses in age while a seeker of the World show a high
handedness in knowledge.
Radi Allahu Anhu says that among the sayings of the Companion of the Holy
Prophet regarding Tawheed (oneness of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala) the saying
of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr al-Siddique Siddiq Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu is the most
excellent and he said this: There is no other road created besides
submission/humility and helplessness for the creation and Allah SubHanuhu wa
Ta'ala is most high, most pure.
If any good
deeds, for whatsoever reason is unaccomplished, then endeavour to accomplish
it and if a good deed is accomplished then make an effort to accomplish
When good advice
does not affect a change in ones ways then know this that, ones heart is
empty from Iman (Faith).
The strength of
knowledge when it surpasses the boundaries gives birth to deceit and
cunningness and when it is deficient or worthless then it gives birth to
stupidity and gullibility.
— — —
Imam Ahmad Raza Academy