Ameer al-Mu'mineen Sayyiduna
Uthman al-Ghani Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu
he who finds death a reality, yet continues to laugh.
he who knows this World will soon perish yet keeps close association with
he who knows about fate yet mourns the loss of a thing.
The slip of the
tongue is more dangerous than the slip of the feet.
If the eyes are
bright and shining daily then it is a Day of Resurrection.
To stop sinning
is easier than to seek forgiveness.
Make a purpose
for life, then utilize all your strength to achieve it, you would definitely
I am astonished
with that person who recognizes this World as perishable and understands all
about fate yet mourns the loss of things. I am astonished with that person
who believes in Rewards, Punishment of Hell and Paradise, yet he still
commits sins. I am astonished at that person who knows that Allah exists yet
remembers others and seeks there assistance.
A family man’s
actions are presented together with that of a Mujahid (Muslim soldier) in
the court of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
I am astonished
with him who regards the reality of the existence of Allah SubHanuhu wa
Ta'ala yet remembers others and asks for there assistance.
I am astonished
by that person who believes in Hell yet continues to sin.
I am astonished
at that person who brings Faith in Paradise yet associates himself to the
pleasures of this World.
I am astonished
at that person who regards Iblees (Satan) as his enemy yet continues to
that 'Aalim (Learned man) to whom a person cannot ask a question. He is
likened to that weapon which is not put to use - that wealth which is not
utilized in good work - that knowledge without application - that Mosque
which Salaah is not read - that Salaah that is not performed in a Mosque -
that good advise which is not accepted - that book which is not read - that
worshiper who keeps in his heart the pleasures of the World and that long
life which had not stocked on provisions for the Hereafter.
At times, to
forgive or pardon a criminal makes the criminal more dangerous.
O Mankind! Allah
SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala has created you so that you may please him, yet you
choose to please others.
9/10 of the
shares belonging to Peace and Safety are in isolating oneself from the
people and the remaining one share lies in meeting with the people.
A person in
times of difficulty acts upon his own devices thus depriving himself of the
help of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala. He turns himself away from Allah
SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala, therefore Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala turns His Attention
of Divine Grace from him too.
most beloved to the beloved of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
politeness is a sign of Malice.
Do not rely on
anyone except Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala and do not fear anything except your
manner a person recognizes the World, so too, did his inclination occur
I have found the
sweetness of worship in four things:
(1) Performing the obligatory acts of worship enjoined by Allah.
(2) Avoiding the things forbidden by Allah.
(3) Enjoining that which is good, seeking the reward of Allah.
(4) Forbidding that which is evil, fearing the wrath of Allah.
partake of the pleasure offered by this material World is to reduce the
remaining rewards and good deeds.
Test the worldly
people in any matter you wish to and you would find them to be no less than
snakes and scorpions.
The existence of
good things and wealth in abundance is also a medical complaint. (meaning
combined with action is profitable and action without knowledge does not
Do not place
your burdens on anyone, although it is few or many.
A pious and
practicing Muslim Jurist (Faqeeh) is Superior than thousand worshipers.
“World” is that
work which does not serve the purpose of acquiring the Hereafter.
Silence is the
best treatment for anger.
To carry the
burden of others concludes the respect of a worshiper.
This World has
been created a temporary abode by the Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala,
and placed in trust to the travellers of the Hereafter. Take only those
provisions which are beneficial and do not lust after that which you are
going to leave behind.
tongue is much more dangerous than the slippery feet.
The one dirham
charity of a poor person is better than 10,000 dirham charity given by the
If you are
prepared to commit a sin, then search for a place where Almighty Allah
SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala does not exist.
O People! If you
do not want to worship the one true Lord, then do not utilize that which He
has created. It is better that the World regard you as a criminal in
relations to Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala thereby regarding you as a
To see the
learned ('Aalim) and pious keeping the company of the rich and wealthy is a
testimony of hypocrisy.
Do not trade or
deal with an oppressor or his associates.
To cry in
Paradise is surprising, yet more astonishing is to laugh in the World.
When you have no
rights on the perfume, you should close your noses to it, for even its scent
is forbidden to you.
Save oneself for
praising the corrupt wealthy, for the praise of an oppressor reveals the
Wrath of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
To publicly give
charity with an intention to entice people to be charitable is better than
giving charity secretly.
To think that
Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala Almighty is present with you at every given moment
is the most excellent form of Faith.
A Polite person
who wishes for anything in this World or in the Hereafter will definitely
get his wishes granted.
The believer has
five types of fear:
(1) Allah may take his faith away from him
(2) The recording angels may write down something that may expose him on the
Day of Resurrection.
(3) Shaytan may cause his deeds to become invalid.
(4) The Angel of Death may come to him without warning
(5) The world may tempt him and distract him from the Hereafter.
Those that deal
with Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala with sincerity and honesty hate to
deal in any other affairs without sincerity and honesty.
A beast of
burden recognizes his master yet people do not recognise their Master (Allah
SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala).
Once in the
reign (Khilafat) of Sayyidun 'Uthman Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anho, there was a
great drought. People began to sell their valuables and possessions cheaply
to supplement their necessities. Sayyiduna 'Uthman Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anho
was informed that a certain orchard was being sold at a very cheap price and
he should buy it. So he decided to buy it. On his way to purchase the
orchard, he came across many people who were poverty stricken, starving and
distressed. On seeing the condition of these people, he became very
perturbed and unhappy. He distributed the entire money he had with him
amongst the people. When he returned to his home, he was asked if he had
purchased the orchard. He answered, “Yes! I have bought an orchard in
Paradise for you all.”
All good deeds
are associated with Modesty and all bad deeds are with Immodesty.
malice causes injury to three people. Firstly to oneself, secondly towards
whom it is directed to and thirdly to the person who is listening.
To desire the
administration of justice, is Paradise of the World.
repairs his own shoes, visits an ailing servant, washes his own clothes and
also patches it, then that person is free from pride and boastfulness.
People are spies
of your vices.
The sword wounds
the body while insults hurt the soul.
A person does
not become a Faithful servant, until and unless he distances himself from
sin and those that praise and respect him (because of his status) become his
sanctity for a Muslim male is, when he guards his tongue, his sexual organ
and his gaze.
sinners, the gravest is he who finds the time, to discuss the faults of
The disgrace and
disrespect shown to a Muslim is due to him straying from his religion and is
not due to lack of gold (wealth).
For a needy and
poor person to come to you, is a gift to you from Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
The skin of a
beloved or favorite person becomes soft just like his heart. His dedication
is prominent. The softness of his skin and heart is noticeable and he finds
peace only in the Remembrance of his Creator.
To find a person
steadfast on Truth are far and few, but many are those with status, dignity
and high moral values.
No matter how
destitute a person is, he should never feel subjugated.
When a person’s
tongue becomes quiet and friendly then his heart becomes pious and clean.
If I sleep at
night and awake in the morning repentful, then I find this better in
comparison to staying awake the whole night and rising up in confusion.
To do the most
disliked of occupations is better than begging.
Sin in any
manner would at some time, make ones heart restless.
kafan (shroud for covering the dead) instead of beautiful clothes, remember
the grave instead of the luxuries of lavish mansions and remember all that
delicious foods you feast on shall one day make you a delicious feast for
Ten things are
the greatest waste of time:
(1) A scholar whom no one asks about
(2) Knowledge that is not acted upon
(3) Sound advice that is not accepted
(4) A weapon that is not used
(5) A Masjid that is not prayed in
(6) A Mushaf that is not read from
(7) Wealth from which nothing is spend in charity
(8) A horse that is not ridden
(9) knowledge of asceticism in the heart of one who is seeking worldly gain
(10) A long life in which no preparation is made fot the journey (into the
Had our hearts
been pure, we would never tire with the Dhikr of Allah.
What prevents me
from narrating Ahadith from the Messenger of Allaah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa
Sallam) is not the fact that I was not one of those Sahabah with the best
memories. What prevents me is that I can testify that I heard Messenger of
Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam) say, ‘Whoever attributes anything to me
that I never stated should prepare for his abode in Jahannam.
greatest of all the intelligent people is the one who controls his Nafs and
acts for his life after death.
Take note of the
fact that I am a follower (of the religion) and not an innovator.
implied vanities, so let not the world mislead you, and let no deceiver
Fear Allah, for,
fear of Him is shield against His wrath and a means to Him. Beware of
choosing others than Allaah. Stick to the main body all together and become
not parties. ‘And remember the favor of Allah upon you - when you were
enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor,
I trust in the
One Who created and completed His creation.
By Allah, I
never hurt anyone or longed for anything. And, I never let a Friday pass
without freeing a slave.
The wise speaks
few but comprehensive words.
Know! The world
surrounds you with deception.
the pleasure of Allah, let him be of good cheer, but whoever seeks worldly
gain will be a loser.
No one conceals
something in his heart, but Allah causes it to be seen on his face or in a
slip of the tongue.
No one does a
good deed but Allah will make it show on him.
something to undermine it, and every blessing has something to diminish it.
The thing that undermines this religion and diminishes this blessing is
those who criticize a great deal and those who stab in the back; they show
you what you want to see and they conceal that which you dislike.
It is sufficient
for you that the one who envies you is distressed at the time of your joy.
The people have
spread all over and become inclined towards evil, with three types of
motives for that:
(1) Love of this world
(2) Whims and desires
(3) Hatred and grudges
Son of Adam!
Know that the angel of death who has been assigned to you has not ceased to
pass you and move on to others, ever since you have been in this world. But
it is as if he is about to pass someone else and move on to target you, so
be careful and prepare for him (by correcting your deeds). And do not forget
him, for he does not forget you. And know o son of Adam, if you are heedless
about yourself and do not prepare, no one else will prepare for you. You
must meet Allah the Mighty and Majestic, so take for yourself and do not
leave it to someone else. Peace be on you.
It is a matter
of wonder that man believes in death, and yet laughs.
I would not like
a day to come when I do not look in the covenant of Allah.
things have been made dear to me: Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and
There are four
things which are outwardly virtues, but in reality are obligation: mixing
with righteous people is a virtue, and following their example is a duty;
reading Qur’an is a virtue and acting upon it is a duty; visiting the graves
is a virtue and preparing for death is a duty; and visiting the sick person
is a virtue and asking him to make a will is a duty.
Allah has given
you these worldly conveniences so that you may seek reward in the hereafter;
He has not given them to you so that you may be content with them. This
world will fade, but the hereafter will abide forever, so you should not be
tempted by these temporary conveniences or let them distract you from that
which is eternal. Fear Allah, adhere to the main body and do not divide into
groups and factions.
this world is darkness in the heart, but concern with the Hereafter is light
in the heart.
I ask Allah for
forgiveness if I have done wrong, and I have already forgiven if I have been
wronged by other.
If our heart
were truly pure, we would never have our fill of the words of our lord.
I had no
interest in songs, I never committed any immortal deed, and my right hand
never touched my private part since I swore allegiance to the messenger of
Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam). I did not drink alcohol during
Jahiliyyah or in Islam, and I did not commit Zina during the Jahiliyyah or
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upon the ascetic of Mosque of Ahmad
Countless salutations be upon the wealth of army of poverty
Countless salutations be upon the bride groom of two lights of chastity
who was indeed the excellent chain of the scattered pearls of the Holy Qur'an