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Quotes of The Month: Sayings of Sahaba(R.A.), Scholars & Saints

Be hard on yourself, easy on others.
- Imam Shafi'i (rahimullah)


 
Your nafs is your first battlefield. If you are victorious over it, then you will find the other battlefields easier.
- Imam Hasan al Banna
 
The Muslims have got Islam as a legacy, hence they fail to recognise its value.
- Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall
 
Who are we to wish for Paradise? It will be enough if God spares us his wrath.
- Imam Abu Hanifah (Rahimullah)
 
When you want to mention your companion's faults, remember your own faults.
- Ibn Abbas (RadiAllahu Anhu)
 
Of all the follies the greatest is to love the world.
- Hadhrat Ali ibn Abu Talib (RadiAllahu Anhu)
 
If those who do not possess knowledge avoid the scholarly discussions, disagreement will end.
- Imam al-Ghazali
 
I seek forgiveness from Allah for the lack of my sincerity when I say I seek the forgiveness of Allah
- Rabia al-Adawiyyah
 
Your heart is a polished mirror. You must wipe it clean of the veil of dust that has gathered upon it, because it is destined to reflect the light of divine secrets.
- Imam al-Ghazali
 
Whoever is not made glorified by taqwa can find no glory.
- Imam Shafi'i
 
The realization of 'La ilaha illa Allah' is one of the states of the heart that can be neither expressed by the tongue nor thought out by the mind.
- Ibn Ata'allah
 
Till man destroys "self" he is no true friend of God.
- Mawlana Jalaluddin al-Rumi
 
You possess only whatever will not be lost in a ship wreck.
- Imam al-Ghazali
 
The righteous salaf were as fearful of their good deeds being squandered, or not being accepted, as the present generation is certain that their neglect will be forgiven.
- Hasan al-Basri
 
“Many times I heard Imam Ahmad saying (when asked to give his opinion) on controversial scholarly issues ‘I do not know."
- Abu Dawud (ra)
 
The most despised people to Allah are the useless type who are neither productive in this life nor work for hereafter. 
-Ibn Qayyim

People count with self-satisfaction the number of times they have recited the name of God on their prayer beads, but they keep no beads for reckoning the number of idle words they speak.
- Imam al-Ghazali
 
Put aside your pride, Set down your arrogance, And remember your grave.
- Ali ibn Abu Talib (RA)
 
Never be without rememberance of Allah, for His rememberance gives strength and wings to the bird of the Spirit.
- Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi
 
Work for your terrestrial life in proportion to your location in it, and work for your afterlife in proportion to your eternity in it. 
- Imam al-Ghazali
 
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart
- Jalaluddin al-Rumi
 
“If the hearts are pure they would never satisfy their thirst from the Book of Allah” 
- Hazrat Uthman Ibn Affan (RA)

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