- To meet somebody with gaiety and cheerfulness is
the first act of a good deed.
- It is also an act of prayer to ponder over the
work of nature.
- To have suspicion in one’s belief is equivalent
- Improper modesty is the course of misfortune.
Very few people are convincing company.
- Showing appreciation is the reason for receiving
Divine blessings, and ungratefulness is the reason for receiving
difficulties or hardship.
- Respect is from amongst the excellent of marvels
and charity is from amongst the most excellent forms of worship.
- Death is an uninvited companion.
- In every second are hidden difficulties.
- To be victorious over your worship is an
- An intelligent person lowers himself to attain a
high status while a foolish person raises his status thereby
- Intelligence falls into 2 categories: Natural
disposition and adaptation.There is no benefit from accommodated
intelligence without the intelligence of natural disposition: for
example sunlight is useless to one who cannot see.
- Friendship is a relationship proficient from
- To be ashamed of ones sins augment ones eyes, to
be proud of ones good deeds destroys ones eyes.
- The companion that destroys worship, his desires
and extensive worship for one day is the enemy of the soul.
- An intelligent person always remains sad and
- In idleness one is reminded of gallantry.
- To combine charity with obligation is wickedness.
- To speak ill of an open sinner is not backbiting.
- A persons true worth is hidden under his tongue.
- To forgive is the best form of revenge.
- A wise person is he who due to his previous
experiences goes about doing things a different way.
- Even though there is fear in speaking the truth,
yet in it is salvation. Though it is simple to lie yet in it is
- Restlessness combined with patience is definitely
- A poor person is he who has no friends.
- Knowledge with practise is liberating and
practise without sincerity is useless.
- Poverty, whom many people feel ashamed of, is
better than that wealth which leads to sins and wrong doings making
a person face dishonour and disgrace.
- There is never a shortage of experiences and an
intelligent person is he who progresses by it.
- To fear difficulties is a strange condition of
- To forgive easily is supreme respectability and
to be vengeful is extreme meanness.
- The recognition of a respectable person is when
anyone is generous then he too treats that person with generosity
and if anyone is meek towards him then he too becomes docile, and a
wicked person is that person, when approached with submission then
he treats that person with generosity and if he is approached with
generosity the he becomes negligent.
- The reason the ‘Ulama are poor and helpless is,
because the ignorant are plenty who do not understand their value.
- For a criminal to plead guilty is the best form
of amnesty or intercession.
- An intelligent person when remaining silent
ponders about the Almighty SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala and His creation, and
wherever he looks, he learns a lesson from around him.
- Distant hopes (for some act/deed done) and
sincerity of action does not go hand in hand.
- Impatience cannot erase what had been ordained by
Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala but it destroys your rewards.
- Greed does not increase ones sustenance rather it
decreases ones respect among the people.
- You cannot live without women although they are
from the mischiefs of evil.
- A person would remain in whatever condition he
- An evil person does not behave well towards
others because he regards them similar in character as himself.
- Knowledge is better than wealth, because
knowledge protects you while you protect wealth.
- Weigh down the Scales of Good deeds with charity
- A person though being underprivileged continues
to do pious acts, should be encouraged to keep his strength to
continue that good act.(i.e. we should assist in improving his
circumstances so that he can continue doing good)
- Respect is gained through good behaviour and
wisdom and not through wealth or family ties.
- Another form of persevering with patience is to
control ones nafs (desires).
- Majority of the time a persons hasty and rash
decisions leads him to regret his actions, and if he does not become
regretful then understand this; his lunacy becomes established.
- Remove the evil from ones own heart first before
you endeavour to remove the evils from anothers.
- Whosoever forgets Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa
Ta'ala then Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala makes that person to
even forget his most beloved.
- Whosoever makes an effort to seek the faults of
others he will ultimately find a fault.
- The more greed you find in a person the lesser he
trusts in Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
- This World is a corpse. Indirectly, people become
kinsmen. Kinsmen in its greed to obtain its wealth, thus not even
halting to destroy one another.
- Every person draws his opinions from the type of
experiences he has.
- Ask your heart about the condition of friendship
because it is such a witness that does not accept a bribe.
- As long as any speech is locked away in the
mouth, then you are its owner. When it leaves your mouth then from
that point onwards it owns you.
- To redress the time that you have squandered in
your youth in your old age becomes nothing short of an
- Learn from him who is more knowledgeable than you
and teach him, who lacks knowledge, from what you know.
- To spend time pondering and seeking advice is
similar to be in quest of a counsellor’s guidance.
- It is an astonishment that a person who has no
control over his destiny continues to uplift and pursue his wishes.
- A miser leads a lifestyle of the poor in this
World because he is afraid to spend his wealth, yet he would have to
give account with the wealthy in the Hereafter and face the same
- Safeguard yourself from having very high
expectations because the joy received from the gifts of Allah
SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala are driven away. It diminishes its value in your
eyes, making you ungrateful and thankless.
- It is extreme wretchedness to keep the company of
unpleasant people and to ill-treat your own.
- Only that amount from your possessions are for
you alone which you have sent ahead of you to the Hereafter the
balance of that wealth which you have left, in this World belongs to
- Shariah (Islamic Law) have drawn your attention
towards illustrious counselling for only one reason and that is, the
advisers’ opinion is entirely pure and the person seeking advice,
his opinion is mixed with desire.
- If you come to a person’s assistance then keep
secret about it and if anyone came to your assistance then make it
- That person who affords the creation of Allah
SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala their dues then he would also afford his dues to
Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
- The person who listens to backbiting is an
accomplice to backbiting and the one who does evil deeds, he
definitely is negligent.
- If only the people of this World had complete
knowledge then today’s business and its present condition would be
- Sometimes everything goes so well and sometimes
even with all the assistance the job still remains incomplete.
- Sometimes grave damage is caused by good news and
sometimes good comes out of a bad venture.
- O! World –whoever is not aware of your treachery
and is not disgusted with your acquaintance then though he many be
alive yet he is dead and should be mourned.
- The extreme of modesty is when a person is modest
of himself also.
- How can anybody bring a person back on the
correct track when that person chooses to remain on the wrong track.
- An idiot’s wisdom is behind while an intelligent
persons tongue is behind his wisdom.
- The beauty of a gift is this that whatever has to
be given should be given quickly and it should not be kept waiting
- Women, Intelligent and lesson seeking people can
be lectured to, but the immature would gain no benefit from it.
- That person who does contrary to the truth, then
Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala himself opposes and confronts
- That person who resides close to his enemy, then
his body wastes away would sorrow and he becomes lean and thin.
- That person who always remains unhappy, then that
which makes him happy or gives him pleasure would never be known.
- That person, who is not in the habit of being
civil, is set right by maltreatment.
- That person damages his faculty of reason, who
finds pleasure in everything he does.
- That person who adopts certain principles in any
big venture than those principles become established in his life.
- Whosoever is ruled by his tongue, then he should
be made aware of his destruction and his decision of death is made
- That person who does not have high hopes, his
actions are true.
- That person who when praised is thankful to those
that praise him, in reality that is not thankfulness but a joke.
- That person, who quickly answers a question with
no consideration, is generally blinded to the consequences his
actions would lead to.
- That person who is careless though he has the
knowledge of becoming wealthy, soon realises he can never attain
- That person, who cannot keep his own secret,
would certainly not be able to keep the secret of others.
- That person, who has ill thoughts, would always
look suspiciously at others.
- That person who does not respect himself, then he
should not expect to be respected by others.
- That person who cannot make peace with himself
can never bring about peace between others.
- That person, who does not benefit from his own
alertness, cannot benefit from the vigilance of his protectors.
- That person who is not grateful to the assistance
of someone, then he should not expect to receive assistance form
that source again.
- That person who cannot see the damage caused by
evil soon finds himself caught in that same evil.
- That person who does not see the advantages of
being a good Samaritan, then he will not possess the strength to do
a person a good favour.
- It is a great misfortune upon the virtuous and
honourable people that they have to, for the sake of hospitality and
courtesy behave towards the evil and wicked people.
- To do good towards the creation of Almighty Allah
SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala in that manner that really portrays one as
really grateful to the Supreme Creator SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala. One
cannot find a better method.
- That person who is free from sin becomes valiant
and courageous, and that person who has any defect becomes a very
- That person who regards tomorrow as the day he
would die, experiences no troubles when death really approaches him.
- That work or action that is not permissible in
public, most likely is not permissible in private.
- To follow the commands of Allah SubHanuhu wa
Ta'ala cannot be obtained except by compulsion.
- The essence of knowledge is to know while the
essence of doing a person a favour is based on not reminding that
person of that favour.
- That person whose knowledge exceeds his common
sense becomes a nuisance to him.
- The friendship of a fickle person becomes distant
over a small and distant word.
- That difficulty that possesses the hope of reward
is better than that gift for which one is ungrateful.
- To distance yourself from that Salaah (prayer)
with total confidence is better than to complete the Salaah under
- Keep your distance from mischievous women and
also be wary of gentlemen.
- To give advice in front of people is one form of
- The friendship of the ignorant is inconsistent
- That poor relative that meets his fellow
relatives is better than that wealthy person who severs all ties
with his relatives.
- The soundness of religion lies in the destruction
of material values.
- Until you are totally aware of a person’s nature
do not put your trust in his nobility.
- Do not look down upon anyone until you have
spoken to him.
- Though one finds no joy in it, one should
continue doing good deeds.
- Do not think ill of that which you have no
knowledge of. It may be possible that their is still information
outstanding which had not reached you. If you cannot find a
deserving person worthy of friendship do not befriend an unworthy
- A person of knowledge, though he may be in a
despicable condition, does not think of him in a disgraceful manner.
Though a fool may be in bad company do no think bad of him.
- Do not show pleasure in somebody’s downfall, for
you have no knowledge of what the future holds in store for you.
- Do not be trustworthy of enemies’ good manners,
for no matter how much one may use fire to heat water, yet it is
enough to douse it.
- There is no generosity surrounding the
circumstances of poverty, likewise there is no relationship of greed
with good health.
- Difficulties are confronted with patience, and
the protection of Allah ’s SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala gifts is being
- There is no greater truth than death and there is
no greater lie than to raise ones hopes.
- There are very few that have not caused harm to
themselves by rush and hasty decisions, likewise it is a strange
occurrence when a patient person is not successful.
- Little knowledge is the consequence of animosity
in good deeds and sound knowledge is dependent on sound knowledge.
- When one takes what rightfully belongs to him, he
should not be enraged although he should safeguard himself from
misappropriating somebody else’s rights or belonging.
- When a road is open towards peace from freedom
then it is foolish to stay in fear and bondage.
- Just as it is unpleasant to say something
ignorant, likewise there is no benefit in staying silent knowing the
- An honest man though the generosity of truth
reaches such a status that can never be attained by a lying
untruthful deceitful and cunning person.
- A person’s intelligence is ascertained by the
charm of eloquence of his speech while his respectability is
ascertained by the resolve of his actions.
- Seek refuge in Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala from the
mischief of wealth and opulence for it is such a long mischief, that
it becomes too late when one realises it.
- Safeguard yourself from the company of immorality
and sin for vices very quickly become habits.
- The people have turned their attention away from
obtaining ilm (knowledge – in this case religious knowledge) because
they see an Alim (religious leader – priest) who does not practise
on his education.
- To bestow gifts timorously, without delaying is
the habit of the honourable, while to seek vengeance hastily is not
amongst the characteristics of the respectable.
- Even if the Almighty creator Allah SubHanuhu wa
Ta'ala had not made unlawful things unlawful, the wise and
intelligent would still refrain from the unlawful.
- Though the World may be in the possession of a
person yet he never attains it.
- Speech presents itself with a few evils. The
speaker requires time and opportunity.
- There is offering of Alms (sadqa) for every facet
in life, and the charity of reasoning, Intelligent and wisdom is to
exercise tolerance and forbearance towards the ignorant and foolish.
- That person has caused you a great harm, who had
praised you and shown you respect through you are deserving of it.
- Whosoever has shown you dishonour and contempt
and if you are wise then verily that person had done you a great
- It is better to follow in a good deed that to
lead in a bad deed.
- Your nafs will do that which you have befriended
- That person for whom you painstakingly go out of
your way to be hospitable and entertaining cannot really be your
- One can never know and understand the feeling of
good fortune until he tastes misfortune.
- Do not exceed the boundaries of bravery nor
entirely surrender yourself by giving up hope.
- There is no fault or shame in journey. The sinful
thing is that a man is subjected to obligation in his own native
- The person who exceeds the boundaries of
politeness towards you has in actuality done you a grave wrong.
- Make your peace with your creator so that the
hereafter becomes peaceful for you, and live harmoniously with one
another so that you do not destroy the World.
- Tolerance and placidity is not that, when one is
need and overpowered the he remains silent and when he becomes
powerful then he seeks vengeance.
- The sign that a servant is showing pleasure
towards his creator is when he shows pleasure in whatever fate
decrees to him.
- For the seeing there is a lesson in every glance
and an experience in every advise.
- The best deed that shows gratefulness to Almighty
Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala gifts is to share it with others.
- A sin committed deliberately is not deserving of
- To lessen gratefulness disinclines a benefactor
- If one does not know the answer to a question it
is better to be honest and say you do not know, for by saying so one
actually has half the knowledge to the question, but do not think
great of the fact that you do not know.
- Kill the desires of the heart with education and
knowledge and kill your anger with tolerance and forbearance.
- How can a person be happy with his age when every
second added to it shortens it? Also how can a person be proud of
the wellbeing of his body when it is a lifelong sign of
- Very few wishes are fulfilled and misfortunes are
sometimes turned to fortunes.
- Sometimes you travel weapon less and sometimes
dreams come true.
- If the fear of death is close to your heart then
the pride of false hopes will never come near or overpower it.
- To agree on every word is a sign of a hypocrite
while to disagree on every word is open signs of hostility and
- Silence is an adornment of beauty for an 'Alim
and a veil against ignorance for the ignorant.
- Save yourself from the betrayal of a friend and
the overpowering of an enemy.
- Do not put your trust in fake promises for it is
an investment of the foolish.
- Disobedience and debauchery are the reasons that
bring down punishment and the wrath of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala, so
steer clear of it.
- Shorten that speech which you seem to draw
pleasure from, for this is better on your behalf and is a sign of
excellence and marvel.
- Do not be ensnared by any talk of a mischievous
person and do not isolate yourself from an honourable person because
of his sternness or a minor fault.
- It is hard to fathom why we require that which is
always in the hands of a vile person.
- The person who has the power to do the best deeds
is that person who has complete control over his temper.
- The greatest lecture is when a person looks at a
graveyard and gains a lesson from it.
- The greatest sin is that sin which looks minor in
the eyes of the sinful.
- The rights exercised by mercy rightfully belong
to three people: a) An 'Alim on whom the ignorant rule. b) The
honourable and respectable person who is ruled by a vile and wicked
ruler. c) That pious person who is subdued by an evil person.
- The rarities of the World are truth and
trustworthiness while falsehood and untrustworthiness is in
- The best speech is that speech that is backed by
- The greatest difficulties are on that person
whose expectations are extremely high, benevolence high and
- The most foolish person is he who thinks ill of
the meanness of another yet finds no qualms in emulating that
- We are very thankful to the gifts bestowed by
Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala such that to commit an act of sin arduous
to the people.
- Very the dead are in the earth’s stomach and the
sick are on its back (i.e. The dead are buried while the living are
embraced with difficulties)
- Verily poverty is demeaning to the soul, proper
for the mind, and increases sorrow and anxiety.
- Verily big ideas cross the mind from time to time
yet sound wisdom keeps it in check.
- Verily the best example in explaining the
difference between this World and the hereafter is likened to a man
with 2 wives, when he pleases one the other gets upset.
- Verily this World is a house full of
difficulties. Whoever indulges quickly in it, and then difficulties
afflict his life. Whoever is granted a little respite then he thinks
of securing a livelihood or he is caught up in the separation of
friends and relatives, close and dear.
- When wisdom is complete then speech becomes less.
- When you go away very far with great expectations
then remind yourself with the sudden arrival of death.
- When speech becomes less, then man usually speaks
- When fear of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala enters
your heart then hurry towards him and seek repentance, and if the
fear of any creation enters your heart then run away from him.
- Everything of note gradually becomes less and
every happiness becomes insignificant one day.
- Whenever Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala loves
a certain servant of his then he bestows upon him that guidance to
take a lesson from the periods most dangerous and admonitory events.
- A respectable 'Alim adopts humility, but when a
wicked person adopts knowledge then he commits bad deeds.
- When a person has a good character his speech
becomes delicate and exquisite.
- If you cannot repay a favour, then at least show
gratitude by thanking the person.
- When an ascetic (Zahid) runs away from the people
then seek him out, but when an ascetic seeks the company of people
then stay away from him.
- When you cannot fathom the wisdom of Almighty
Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala in certain things then do not add your
fancy notions to it.
- When you cannot give the weak and oppressed
anything then at least show mercy and kindness towards them.
- When you fear a command then enroll yourself into
its obedience for the longer you fear the command the more difficult
it becomes to execute or obey.
- When you identify certain good character traits
that are common between you and another person then expect to find
those qualities presenting itself.
- Those obligations which are compulsory upon you
to fulfill, the onus to fulfill its obligations rests solely on you,
and its obligations should not be shifted to others.
- The rewards bestowed upon a good deed are
measured by the amount of effort that was put into it.
- That person who has not shown gratitude and
thankfulness towards his fellow man, then he cannot be a person who
would also show thankfulness to Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
- The advice of the old is better than the strength
and power of the young.
- The beauty of a persons face is truly an
excellent gift of Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala upon us.
- To become totally hopeless in attaining something
is better than facing dishonour and disgrace in obtaining it.
- Flattering the praise is amongst the greater
performances of the Devil.
- The best speech and conversation is that, which
does not cause grief and burden upon the listener.
- Speak to a person according to his intellect.
- The wealth of the wicked is a burden upon all
- The many conditions surrounding the kindness
shown to ones siblings are such that it is imperative that you
should never break those ties.
- Ilm (education) is that treasure whose treasury
remains always stocked and overflowing and its necessitude of
fortune does not cause it any damage.
- Wisdom is that tree that is planted in the heart,
grows in the mind and bears fruit on the tongue.
- The clear and apparent road is the road of truth
- If one overcomes his enemy then forgiving him is
a way of showing gratitude to Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
- Those who have supported falsehood then it is as
if they have oppressed the truth.
- To outwardly put on a character of niceties and
inwardly hold malice is bad for a person.
- The fire of conflict withers away the saplings of
- Those who don’t protect freedom are soon
imprisoned by slavery.
- The protectors of injustices against freedom
become imprisoned with slavery.
- When wisdom becomes complete then speech is
- The counsel of the elderly is more extensive than
the show of strength of the young.
- People leave out certain foodstuff for the fear
of ill health but they never think of abstaining from sin for the
fear of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
- Contentment is the biggest wealth.
- The person who does not learn a lesson from his
experiences soon discovers his faculty of thought vanishes.
- The tolerance shown on the talks of the ignorant
is its Zakah.
- The greatest wealth is intelligence and the
greatest poverty is stupidity in the World.
- The greatest breach of trust in the World is
treachery against a nation.
- There is no greater honour and dignity than
- Impatience does not change the decisions of
Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala, but the reward for patience is
- 'Alim is that person who acts upon what he
- Religion (Islam) is a treasure and 'Ilm
(knowledge) is the route to it.
- Knowledge is greater than wealth, because you
take care and protect your wealth, while knowledge takes care and
protects you. Knowledge is governing while wealth is governed. By
dispersing it, wealth is lessened while knowledge is increased.