October 17, 2016

Muhammad Ali Quotes

“(Each one) of you should save himself from the fire by giving even half of a date (in charity). And if you do not find a half date, then (by saying) a pleasant word (to your brethren).”

“…Do not betray, do not be excessive, do not kill a newborn child.”

“A hopeful sinner is closer to the mercy of Allah than a hopeless worshipper.”

“A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.”

“A Muslim asked: Oh Apostle of God, who are your kin whom you have ordered us to obey? He replied, Ali (blessings and peace be upon him), Fatimah (blessings be upon her), and her two sons.”

“A person seeing (visiting) my grave deserves my intercession. And a person who visits me after my death is like a person who visited me during my lifetime.”

“A person who circumambulates this House (the Ka’bah) seven times and performs the two Rak’at Salat (of Tawaaf) in the best form possible will have his sins forgiven.”

“A prostitute was forgiven by Allah, because, passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with her head-cover she drew out some water for it. So, Allah forgave her because of that.”

“Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Let there be the curse of Allah upon the thief who steals an egg and his hand is cut off, and steals a rope and his hand is cut off.”

“All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly.”

“Allah will not be merciful to those who are not merciful to people.”

“Allah’s Apostle called: War is deceit.”

“Allah’s Apostle said, Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords.”

“Allah’s Apostle said, O Aisha! This is Gabriel sending his greetings to you. I said, Peace, and Allah’s Mercy be on him. ‘Aisha added: The Prophet used to see things which we used not to see.”

“Allah’s Apostle said, The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

“Allah’s Apostle said, The superiority of ‘Aisha over other women is like the superiority of Tharid to other meals.”

“Allah’s Apostle said, There is no Zakat either on a horse or a slave belonging to a Muslim”

“Allah’s Apostle said, You should listen to and obey, your ruler even if he was an Ethiopian (black) slave whose head is black as a raisin.”

“Allah’s Apostle used to say, None has the right to be worshipped except Allah Alone (Who) honored His Warriors and made His Slave victorious, and He (Alone) defeated the (infidel) clans; so there is nothing after Him.”

“Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: A woman was punished because she had kept a cat tied until it died, and (as a punishment of this offence) she was thrown into Hell. She had not provided it with food or drink, and had not freed her so that she could eat the insects of the earth.”

“Allah’s Messenger kissed Al-Hasan ibn Ali while Al-Aqra ibn Habis At-Tamim was sitting with him. Al-Aqra said, I have ten children and have never kissed one of them. The Prophet cast a look at him and said, Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully.”

“Avoid cruelty and injustice for, on the Day of Judgment, the same will turn into several darknesses; and guard yourselves against miserliness; for this has ruined nations who lived before you.”

“Believe, if thou wilt, that mountains change their place, but believe not that man changes his nature.”

“Believe, if thou wilt, that mountains change their places, but believe not that man changes his nature.”

“Brighten up your houses through the recitation of the Qur’an, and do not make them (your homes) like graves, similar to what the Jews and Christians have done (by not performing the prayers and worship of God in their house and limiting this to the Synagogues and Churches).”

“By his good character, a believer will attain the degree of one who prays during the night and fasts during the day.”

“Destroying Kabaa stone by stone, is less evil than killing a single Muslim…”

“Do not abandon your prayers intentionally for surely the obligations of Allah and His Messenger cease to cover one who forsakes his prayers intentionally.”

“Do not destroy your prayers for verily one who destroys his prayers shall be resurrected in the company of Qarun, Haman and Fir awn.”

“Do not turn away a poor man…even if all you can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you…God will bring you near Him on the Day of Resurrection.”

“Even as the fingers of the two hands are equal, so are human beings equal to one another. No one has any right, nor any preference to claim over another. You are brothers.”

“Everything in existence prays for the forgiveness of the person who teaches the Qur’an – even the fish in the sea.”

“Faith (belief) consists of more than sixty branches (i.e. parts). And Haya (This term Haya covers a large number of concepts which are to be taken together; amongst them are self respect, modesty, bashfulness, and scruple, etc.) is a part of faith.”

“Fear Allah and treat your children fairly (with equal justice).”

“Five kinds of animals are mischief-doers and can be killed even in the Sanctuary: They are the rat, the scorpion, the kite, the crow and the rabid dog.”

“For every thing there is a face and the face of your religion is prayers. So see to it that none from amongst you damages and disfigures the face of his religion.”

“For every thing there is an embellishment (or a decoration), and the embellishment of the Qur’an is a good voice.”

“Give the laborer his wages before his perspiration be dry.”

“God does not judge you according to your bodies and appearances, but He looks into your hearts and observes your deeds.”

“Happy is the man who avoids dissension, but how fine is the man who is afflicted and shows endurance.”

“He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise.”

“He who has been a ruler over ten people will be brought shackled on the Day of Resurrection, until the justice (by which he ruled) loosens his chains or tyranny brings him to destruction.”

“He who leaveth home in search of knowledge walketh in the path of God.”

“I advise you to recite the Qur’an and remember Allah much, for surely the Qur’an will remember you (do your dhikr) in the Heavens and it will be a Divine Light (nur) for you on the Earth.”

“I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this, — putting his index and middle fingers together.”

“I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, The Jews will fight with you, and you will be given victory over them so that a stone will say, ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew behind me; kill him!’ “

“I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for.”

“If a person abandons his prayer such that he neither desires its rewards nor fears its chastisement, for such a person I do not care if he dies a Jew, a Christian or a Magian.”

“If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don’t believe it.”

“In his last testament to ‘Ali (peace be upon him), the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) told him: O’ ‘Ali! I advice you to recite the Qur’an in every state (which you may find yourself in).”

“In the name of God, I put my trust in God. O God, I seek refuge in Thee lest I stray or be led astray or cause injustice or suffer injustice or do wrong or have wrong done to me!”

“It has been narrated by ‘Umar b. al-Khattib that he heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim.”

“It is a fine thing when a believer praises and thanks God if good comes to him, and praises God and shows endurance if smitten by affliction. The believer is rewarded for (every good action), even for the morsel he raises to his wife’s mouth.”

“It is better for a leader to make a mistake in forgiving than to make a mistake in punishing.”

“It is better for any of you to carry a load of firewood on his own back than to beg from someone else.”

“Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever has not kindness has not faith.”

“Let go the things in which you are in doubt for the things in which there is no doubt.”

“Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven. )”

“Narrated by Abu Qatadah: The Messenger of Allah came towards us while carrying Umamah the daughter of Abi Al- As (the Prophet’s granddaughter) over his shoulder. He prayed, and when he wanted to bow, he put her down, and when he stood up he lifted her up.”

“Nothing is harder for Satan to bear than a person who recites the Qur’an by looking at the pages (of the Qur’an).”

“O people! Your God is one and your forefather (Adam) is one. An Arab is not better than a non-Arab and a non-Arab is not better than an Arab, and a red (i.e. white tinged with red) person is not better than a black person and a black person is not better than a red person, except in piety.”

“O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I don’t know whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.”

“One hour of contemplation surpasses sixty years of worship.”

“One who adheres to the five (daily) prayers diligently, they shall be a means of illumination and salvation for him on the Day of Judgment.”

“One who considers the prayers to be insignificant and trivial is not from me. By Allah! He shall never come close to me at the pool of Kauthar.”

“Patience is the key to contentment.”

“People, beware of injustice, for injustice shall be darkness on the Day of Judgment.”

“Perform the tawaaf of the House and rub your hand over the Corner which has the Hajr al-Aswad because this is the right hand of Allah on His Earth which He shakes with His creations.”

“Place a portion (of goodness) from the Qur’an in your homes, for surely ease will come to the people of that house in which the Qur’an is read, goodness will increase, and the inhabitants (of that house) will be given excess bounties.”

“Recite the Qur’an in such a way that your hearts develop a love for it and your skin becomes softened by it. However as soon as your hearts become indifferent to it (meaning that the Qur’an has no effect on you), then stop reciting it.”

“Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded.”

“Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind.”

“Righteousness is good morality, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul and which you dislike people finding out about.”

“Sleep is the sister of death and the dwellers of heaven will not sleep.”

“Sometimes I enter prayer and I intend to prolong it, but then I hear a child crying, and I shorten my prayer thinking of the distress of the child’s mother.”

“Surely this Qur’an is the rope of Allah, and a manifest Light (nur), and a beneficial cure. Therefore, busy yourselves with the recitation of it, for Allah – The Mighty and Glorious – grants the reward of ten good deeds to you for every letter which is recited.”

“Surely, there is no advantage (preference) for an Arab over an aajami (non-Arab), nor a non-Arab over an Arab, nor a white over a black, except by piousness and good deeds.”

“The best among you are those who are best to their wives.”

“The best of those amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and then teaches it to others.”

“The clerk of Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba narrated, Muawiya wrote to Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba: Write to me something which you have heard from the Prophet (p.b.u.h). So Al-Mughira wrote: I heard the Prophet saying, Allah has hated for you three things:”

“The example of a believer is like a fresh tender plant; from whichever direction the wind blows, it bends the plant. But when the wind dies down, (it) straightens up again.”

“The example of the five (daily) prayers is like that of a clear-water river flowing in front of your houses in which a person washes himself five times a day – cleansing him from all dirt.”

“The first cases to be adjudicated between people on the Day of Judgment will be those of bloodshed”

“The first thing that Allah made obligatory upon my Ummah was the five prayers; and the first thing from their acts of worship that shall be taken up will be the five prayers; and the first thing that they will be questioned about will be the five prayers.”

“The first to be summoned to Paradise on the Day of Resurrection will be those who praise God in prosperity and adversity.”

“The good deeds of one who, without any appropriate excuse does not offer his prayer until its time passes away, are annulled. He then said: The divide between a believer and disbelief is the abandonment of prayers.”

“The greatest sin of a person who goes to ‘Arafat and then leaves is to think that he has not been forgiven of his sins.”

“The Messenger of Allah said, Verily, Allah has revealed to me that you should adopt humility. So that no one may wrong another and no one may be disdainful and haughty towards another.”

“The most beloved of deeds in the eyes of Allah are: offering prayers at the stipulated times; (then) goodness and kindness towards parents; (and then) Jihad in the way of Allah.”

“The name of one who forsakes his prayer intentionally is written upon The door of Hell from which he shall (eventually) enter.”

“The one who recites the Qur’an and the one who listens to it have an equal share in the reward.”

“The person who seeks knowledge while in his youth is similar to the act of inscribing something upon a rock; while the person who seeks knowledge while he is old is similar to the act of writing something upon the water.”

“The position of prayers with respect to religion is similar to that of the head with respect to the body.”

“The prayer is one of the (primary) dictates of religion, in it lies the pleasure of the Lord, the Mighty and the Glorious, and it is the conduct of the Prophets.”

“The prayer is the standard of Islam. Whosoever loves prayers, and observes their limits, timings and methods, is a true believer.”

“The prayer of a person is (in reality) a light in his heart, so whoever desires, can illuminate his heart (by means of prayers).”

“The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.”

“The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done.”

“The Prophet said None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind.”

“The Prophet said, (It happens that) I start the prayer intending to prolong it, but on hearing the cries of a child, I shorten the prayer because I know that the cries of the child will incite its mother’s passions.”

“The Prophet said, A Muslim has to listen to and obey (the order of his ruler) whether he likes it or not, as long as his orders involve not one in disobedience (to Allah), but if an act of disobedience (to Allah) is imposed one should not listen to it or obey it.”

“The Prophet said, He who has a slave-girl and teaches her good manners and improves her education and then manumits and marries her, will get a double reward; and any slave who observes Allah’s right and his master’s right will get a double reward.”

“The Prophet said, I have been given five things which were not given to any one else before me.”

“The superiority of the Qur’an over the rest of words, is like the superiority of Allah over His creations.”

“The water of Zamzam is a cure for whatever (ailment) it is taken for.”

“There is a reward for kindness to every living animal or human.”

“These hearts rust just as iron rusts; and indeed they are polished through the recitation of the Qur’an.”

“To overcome evil with good is good, to resist evil by evil is evil.”

“Verily Allah has enjoined goodness to everything; so when you kill, kill in a good way and when you slaughter, slaughter in a good way. So every one of you should sharpen his knife, and let the slaughtered animal die comfortably.”

“Walimah is only in five occasions: in the ‘Urs, Khurs, ‘Idhar, Wikar and the Rikaz – ‘Urs is when a person gets married; and Khurs is when a child is born; and ‘Idhar is on the circumcision of a baby boy; and Wikar is when a person purchases a house; and Rikaz is when a person returns from Hajj.”

“What is the best type of Jihad ? He answered: Speaking truth before a tyrannical ruler.”

“Whenever the time of each prayer arrives, an Angel announces to the people: (O’ People!) Stand up and extinguish, with prayers, the fire which you have set alight for yourselves.”

“Where one is present, God is the second, and where there are two, God is the third.”

“Whoever killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims, shall not smell the smell of Paradise though its smell is perceived from a distance of forty years.”

“Whoever killed Muaahadan a confederate (a term used in Islamic state to refer to non-Muslim citizens), will not smell Paradise. And its scent can be smelled from a distance of forty years (a term in Arabic means far distance).”

“Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the sweetness (delight) of faith:”