Fave Quotes

Knowledge without action is insanity and action without knowledge is vanity. [Imam Abu Hamid al Ghazali]
Love your friend with some reserve, for he might become inimical to you someday. Despise your enemy with some reserve, For he might become your friend someday. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts. [Kahlil Gibran]

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stiffled. I want all the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any. [Mohandas K. Gandhi]

I take pride in my accomplishments and not in those of my ancestors. [Arabic proverb]

Our religion teaches us to be intelligent. Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. That’s a good religion. [Malcolm X]

Don’t love till someone gives up what they like for you..
Don’t trust till someone earns it..
Don’t think them to be loyal till they are content with only you..
All the rest is just a game…

We are not at the point where we stand but at the point where we are destined to go. [Rumi]

“Value five things before five, youth before old age, health before sickness, wealth before poverty, leisure before preoccupation, and life before death.” [Tirmidhi]

Anger that has no limit, causes terror. Kindness that is inappropriate, does away with respect. So do not be so severe with others, as to terrify them; and do not be so lenient with others, as to make them take advantage of you. [Sadi (Muslim Theologian)]
Its not your aptitude but your attitude that determines your altitude.

Any problem that can be solved by throwing money at it is not a real problem.

Our memories of yesterday will last a lifetime, we’ll take the best, forget the rest, and someday we’ll find these are the best of times

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. [Anais Nin]

If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman. [Margaret Thatcher]

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. [Audrey Hepburn]

To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order;
to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order;
to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life;
and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right. [Confucius]

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. [John F. Kennedy]

It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian. [James Baldwin]

“The tongue of the wise man is behind his heart and the heart of a fool is behind his tongue.” [Ali (RA)]

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “By the One in Whose Hand my soul is, were you not to commit sins, Allah would replace you with a people who would commit sins and then seek forgiveness from Allah; and Allah would forgive them”. [Muslim]

“But indeed if any show patience and forgive, that would truly be an exercise of courageous will and resolution in the conduct of affairs.” [Qur’an, 42:43]

27 Responses to Fave Quotes

  1. HBK says:

    wonderful ones…. masha allah… GOLDEN words. is sharing allowed :p

  2. Welcome HBK! I don’t really know if sharing is allowed–these are not my words after all… 😉 I kid, I kid, these are certainly shareable… 🙂

  3. try our new section, maybe you can add more to your collection…

    http://www.qisas.com/wisdom

  4. Noora says:

    Salam,

    The tirmidhi quote “value five things before five…” Well it was a hadeeth by the prophet. Tirmidhi was who collected it – sahahaho (sa7a7ahu). So it should be Messenger of Allah Mohammed (pbuh) 🙂

    just thought i should point that out.
    Good choices though.

  5. Noora, Salaam! Welcome to our blog! You are right; I should have clarified that its a hadith; I figured everyone would know that Tirmidhi referred to the Hadith Collection. 😯 Jazakallah Khair! 🙂

  6. Shahrzad says:

    Thank you, were good for me.. I liked. So i add one here for you:

    “The truly powerful person is the one who has conquered himself. ” / The Holy Prophet (s)

  7. Shahrzad, I love that Hadith you just added…I am going to place it at the top of this page! MashaAllah! Thank you, you are better for me! 🙂

  8. Traveler says:

    Salam…

    I borrowed the translation of a hadith for my Blog, if I may….
    jazzaks..
    Traveler

  9. Wa Alaykum Salaam and welcome 🙂 Absolutely, you may…they are not mine 🙂

  10. R... says:

    what is the famous quote that goes something like..’what passes you by was not going to befall you and wat has befallen you was not going to pass u by, verily relief comes with affliction, ease with hardship and….’ i dont know the quote but its from tirmidhi

  11. I believe the hadith you are referring to is “Whatever arrow strikes you could never have missed you, and whatever arrow misses you could never have struck you.” But Allahu ‘Alam, and when I find the exact hadith, I will definitely post it. Its actually my absolute favorite, and I can’t believe I forgot to post it here. JazakAllah for reminding me.

  12. Nice! I just heard a good one. It’s not from a muslim but makes sense just the same.

    “When you love you should not say ‘God is in my heart’ but rather ‘I am in the heart of God’.” [Khalil Gibran]

    I thought it was deep.

  13. anyone know of any a7adeeth in arabic? or even websites with both arabic/english hadiths? they seem to have a deeper impact when said arabic… to me anyway. gazakum Allah elf khair

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  15. biscuitinabasket says:

    Don’t love till someone gives up what they like for you..
    Don’t trust till someone earns it..
    Don’t think them to be loyal till they are content with only you..
    All the rest is just a game…

    -I learnt this the hard way 🙂

    “But indeed if any show patience and forgive, that would truly be an exercise of courageous will and resolution in the conduct of affairs.” [Qur’an, 42:43]

    -The world would be a better place if more people could apply this!

  16. Ajla says:

    I love quotes like these!

    I once posted this http://concealedpearls.wordpress.com/2007/12/28/light-of-the-quran/ and because I recently re-watched the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ trilogy, this quote stuck when I re-read the post: “A home without a Qur’an is like a ship without a compass.” Arrrrr, mate!

  17. muwahidah says:

    Mashallah you have some nice quotes..gonna add some aswell : )

    “succes is not in never falling, but in rising everytime you fall”

    “Truth that causes hardship, is better than silence that causes ease”

    i just dont know who said them 😀

    • I truly love the first one, it’s pure motivation! The second one…well, sometimes I know it’s better if I’d just kept my mouth shut, yet I do agree with it and practice it entirely too often. 😳 Thanks for those! 😀

  18. filhaal says:

    “People! We have created you from a single man and a single woman, and made you into races and tribes so that you should recognise one another. In God’s eyes, the most honoured of you are the ones most mindful of Him: God is all knowing, all aware”
    Al-Qur’aan Al-Kareem (49:13)

    • That is awesome, mashaAllah. Just think about the layers of meaning: it deals with race, nationalism, the rewards of obeying Allah, and remembering that Allah knows all that we do. Beautiful reminder…thank you, filhaal.

  19. Sadiyah says:

    wow there’s some really nice ones here 😀

    i love this one:

    Love your friend with some reserve, for he might become inimical to you someday. Despise your enemy with some reserve, For he might become your friend someday. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

  20. You have such a wonderful collection – and they’re so true too.Something that hit home to me was this:
    You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.

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