Monday, October 29, 2012

From the Blessed LIPS of the PIOUS

The honour of man is his learning. Wise people are the torches, lighting the path of truth. In knowledge lies man’s opportunity for immortality. While man may die, wisdom lives eternally. (Hazrat Ali Murtudha radi Allahu anhu)
There are some people who only talk of piety but they indulge in worldly pleasures. They prevent others from loving this world but they love this world too much. (Hazrat Ali – radi Allahu anhu)
A person who is mean to part with his wealth is always first and quick in giving his honour and respect (Izzat). (Hazrat Ali al-Murtuda – radi Allahu anhu) When your sustenance narrows and decreases, repent (Istighfaar) to Allah and read your Kalima, Allah will increase His bounties and sustenance for you. (Hazrat Ali al-Murtuda – radi Allahu anhu)
The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is a bankless river. Even if a single drop of this river is out the entire world will get drown in it. (Hazrat Abul Hasan Khirqani – radi Allahu anhu)
Take account of your deeds before you are accounted for them on the day of Judgement. (Hazrat Dhun Nun Misri – radi Allahu anhu)
Keep your heart in attendance so that none else could find entrance. (Hazrat Owais Qarni – radi Allahu anhu)
Anyone who is desirous of name and fame can never get peace and comfort in life. (Hazrat Bishar Hafi – radi Allahu anhu)
A true believer (Mu’min) will never be unfaithful, treacherous or a liar. (Hazrat Imam Moosa Kazim – radi Allahu anhu)

A few days spent in the company of Friends of Allah are better than a hundred years of sincere obedience to Allah. If thy seekest Divine Vicinity, spend your time with Saints! The further thou art with them, the further thou will be from Allah. If yours is a stony heart it will turn into pearl in the company of the Ecstatics. (Moulana Jalaluddin Rumi – radi Allahu anhu)
No virtue is greater than piety and silence, and no enemy is greater than ignorance, and no sickness is greater than lies. (Hazrat Imam Jaffer as-Sadiq – radi Allahu anhu
A Sufi is like the earth – even if impurities are thrown on it, it will flourish with lush greenery. (Hazrat Sheikh Abul Qasim Junaid al-Baghdadi – radi Allahu anhu)
That person can never become perfect until he does not give preference to Deen (religion) over his personal desires. (Hazrat Sheikh Sirri Saqti – radi Allahu anhu)

If patience and gratitude had been two she-camels, it would have mattered little on which I rode. (Hazrat Umar Farooq – radi Allahu anhu)
A person is not worthy of leadership in any capacity at all if he has never memorised or recited the Quran on a regular basis and is not familiar with the Hadith at a recognised level. This has to be so because all knowledge for the sincere seeker is totally bound within our Holy Book and the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). (Hazrat Junaid Baghdadi -radi Allahu anhu)
Sleep with the remembrance of death, and rise with the thought that you will not live long. (Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni radi Allahu anhu)
To sit in the company of pious people is better than doing good and to sit in the company of evil (immoral) people is worse than doing evil. (Hazrat Khwaja Ghareeb-un-Nawaaz radi Allahu anhu)
The company of a shameless man in this world will bring shame to you on the Day of Judgement. (Imam Shafi’i – radi Allahu anhu)
Do not regret the past and do not worry about the future. (Hazrat Dhun Nun Misri – radi Allahu anhu)

From the Blessed LIPS of the PIOUS

Subjects are not the slaves of their rulers, they remain as free as they be when they are born to their mothers. (Hazrat Umar – radi Allahu anhu)
Moderation is most meritorious in affluence and pardon most praise-worthy in power. (Hazrat Umar bin Abdul Aziz – radi Allahu anhu)
A student who learns half-heartedly and ungratefully can never succeed. A student who is humble and weak often reaches his goal. (Imam Shaafa’i - radi Allahu anhu)
The test of a true Muslim’s mind is that it is always, and to all intents, strictly obedient to the Will of Allah, is constantly afraid of behaving in a manner which is apt to displease Him resulting in the withdrawing of His Grace. (Hazrat Kwaja Moinuddin Chisti – radi Allahu anhu)