May 2, 2008

Islamic Quotes

Posted in Faith786's Favorites, Islam, Quotes, Sufism at 7:04 pm by faith786

I am still trying to figure out the site, so I’ll need some time before I finally get this right. =) Anyway, I was rereading The Path to Wisdom: Guidance for Humanity and I came across some quotes I think somehow relates to us all and I liked them, so I figured I will share them with all of you, hoping you might learn/have an epiphany about something good today while enjoying them too. So enough with me acting corny, here are some Islamic quotes for humanity (I’ll put up lit and famous quotes up later inshallah):

One who thinks and reflects develops his foresight and Vision.
-‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

The failure to attain perception is itself perception.
-Abu Bakr (RA)

Hadith: (to a group of people):

“When you pass by the meadows of Paradise indulge freely in it.”
They said: “O Messeneger of Allah, what are the meadows of Paradise?”
He replied: “The circles of knowlegde.”

(The above so totally reminded me of Emerson)

Whoever knows all things without knowing God-Great and Glorious-is not worthy to be called wise because he does not know the most sublime and highest of all things.
-Imam Al-Ghazali

A learned man who doesn’t restrain his passions is like a blind man holding a torch, he guides others but not himself.
-Shaykh Sa’di

Never have I dealt with anything more difficult than my own soul, which sometimes helps me and sometimes opposes me.
-Imam Al-Ghazali

Know that the reality of freedom is the perfection of servitude.
-Al-Qushayri

May God steal from you all that steals you away from Him.
-Rabi’a al-‘Adawiyya

Lonliness is better than bad company.
-Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani

It is impossible to lay hands on that which is not predestined for us, and that which is predestined for us will reach us wherever we are.
-Shaykh Sa’di

Anyone who seeks Allah will surely find him.
-Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani

*This next paragraph is AMAZING:

“For instance, if a man ceases to take any concern in worldly matters, conceives a distaste for common pleaures, and appears sunk in depression, the doctor will say, “This is a case of melancholy, and requires such and such prescription. The physicist will say, “This is a dryness of the brain caused by hot weather and cannot be relieved till the air becomes moist.” The astrologer will attribute it to some particular conjunction or opposition of plantes. “Thus far their wisdom reaches,” says the Koran. It does not occur to them that what has really happened is this: that the Almighty has a concern for the welfare of that man, and has therefore commanded His servants, the planets or the elements, to produce such a condition in him that he may turn away from the world to his Maker.The knowledge of this fact is a lustrous pearl from the ocean of inspirational knowledge, to which all other forms of knowldge are as islands in the sea.”

-The Alchemy of Happiness, Imam Al-Ghazali

Those whose eyes never see beyond the world of phenomena are like those who mistake servants of the lowest rank for the king.
-The Alchemy of Happiness, Imam Al-Ghazali

The true greatness of man lies in his capacity for eternal progress.
-The Alchemy of Happiness, Imam Al-Ghazali

(I love that book, now different quotes)

I am happy even before I have a reason.
-Hafiz

What is this precious love and laughter
Budding in our hearts?

It is the glorious sound
Of a soul waking up!
-Hafiz

Dear companions,
We have been in love with God
For so very, very long.
-Hafiz

Something missing in my heart tonight
Has made my eyes so soft.
My voice
So tender

My need of God
Absolutely
Clear.
-Hafiz

(You know, I just can’t write enough about Hafiz)

*addition*

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind actis better than a thousand head-bowings in prayer.
-Shaykh Sa’di

Do not sit long with a sad friend. When you go to a garden, do you look at the weeds? Spend more time with the roses and jasmines. (taken into context)
-Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
-Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.
-Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi

Only from the heart Can you touch the sky.
-Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
-Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi

The Eternal looked upon me for a moment with His eye of power, and annihilated me in His being, and become manifest to me in His essence. I saw I existed through Him.
-Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi

Now is the time to know that all that you do is sacred….Now is the time for you to deeply compute the impossibility that there is anything but grace.
-Hafiz

Even after all this time The sun never says to the earth, “You owe Me.” Look what happens with A love like that, It lights the Whole Sky.
-Hafiz

When all your desires are distilled
You will cast just two votes:

To love more,
And be happy.
-Hafiz

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
-Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi

One who seeks the unseekable cannot subsequently be accused of
negligence in seeking what is seekable.
-Hujjat al-Islam (the Proof of Islam) Imam Al-Ghazali

Knowledge raises the low, but ignorance brings down the mighty. -Ali (RA)

I STILL have TONS more quotes to write (I haven’t even gotten started with Rumi or Sa’di. Or finished Imam Al-Ghazali, Hafiz, and other people for that matter) So keep checking up on this note in case I have added more.=)

***UPDATE***

Islamic Quotes II: http://faith786.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/islamic-quotes-ii/

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129 Comments »

  1. nawal said,

    beautiful!.. absolutely

  2. Abdullah said,

    It’s absolutely great work.Keep it up!!!!!

  3. zira said,

    wonderful quotes

    • nasliya said,

      marshaallah!!!woderful quotes!!keep on sending.. may allah bless you!!!

  4. Salahadeen said,

    wonderful quotes

  5. shehnaz said,

    :) thank you for posting them.

  6. Saima said,

    these quotes are wonderful..they make me cry.

  7. Tia Khan said,

    Jazakallahu Khair

  8. faith786 said,

    Thank you for all the comments! I love these quotes and I need to add to the collection soon. I am reading Ihya Uloom Udin and I have to put a LOAD more up here. Imam Al Ghazali is so kind and profound in his words. May Allah bless him.

  9. Maryam said,

    Oh wow, thats beautiful especially about the sun and the moon. Thanks for posting them; they made my day and will certainly make my Eid! Eid Mubarak!

    Maryam

  10. Malika said,

    these quotes r beautiful it makes u think…i mean really think
    thanks a millions

  11. Wow..I really love those quotes and your blogs…

  12. Tayyibah said,

    subhanallah…
    makes you think deep..

    • Fayzza said,

      i love the qoutes please can someone email me more

  13. Nasra said,

    Great Quotes …Thank you.

  14. SANA O. said,

    MASHA’ALLAH BEAUTIFUL QUOTES, I REALLY ENJOYED EVERY SINGLE QUOTE WRITTEN. MAKES A LOT OF SENSE AND MAKES YOU THINK REALLY HARD OF WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR US . AND MAKES YOU BELIEVE IN ALLAH MORE AND MORE……..

    • muhammed thousief said,

      alhamdulilah it was very beautiful quotes i heard

  15. faith786 said,

    Thank you all for comments; I have actually came across more Islamic quotes and when I have enough, I’ll do a separate post. Hope you find other things beneficial on the blog!

  16. Syed Kamran Ayub said,

    Dear Brother!
    Thank you for posting these so precious words on web.
    JazakumULLAH Khair

  17. Cerulean San said,

    Breathtaking… I love Islam.

  18. farhana said,

    so nice those quotes.im try to read all those cute sentences.
    wwwwwoooooooowwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i realy love those quotes

  19. Islam Way said,

    Dear Faith786,

    Your informative blog & quotes are much enjoyed.

    I have added your link in our Facebook group “ Islam Way”

    Keep up the great work,

    Brother Bee

  20. Faraz said,

    Its so great and wonderful…may god bless..

  21. Hussein said,

    Mashallah! These quotes are upmost outrageous! In their own unique way describing islam and many othe things! Mashallah! Keep up the good work! I am sure many will benifit from it!

  22. Noshiela said,

    Lovely!! jus Lovely!!:)

  23. faith786 said,

    Thank you all for the comments, but I wish you to know I have a second part of the post that you may like to check out (if you like these ones, anyway.)

    Thanks for checking on my blog!

  24. anjum said,

    so nice to descibe,shows a real good moral and way path and by messeginMashallah! These quotes are upmost outrageous! In their own unique way describing islam and many othe things! Mashallah! Keep up the good work! I am sure many will benifit from it!

    g these is so better to spread, i really like and praised/

    geedoo81@yahoo.com

  25. Haz said,

    May you benefit from the wisdom you repeat

  26. faith786 said,

    Why thank you, I hope you, I and the whole world does. Ameen.

  27. seema said,

    asalamualykum mashallah i really want to thnaku for the time spared in putting these quotes up.i really liked the one “Only from the heart Can you touch the sky”.

  28. sarver said,

    “Subhaanallaah”
    is the one word which comes to my mind…

  29. aatif said,

    great job man………..

  30. Humaira W said,

    The quotes are excellent!!
    I enjoy reading them.

  31. spiderman said,

    LOVE IT
    ADD MORE PLEASE
    ^_^

  32. Tawab said,

    very coooooooooool

    ADD MORE

  33. Tawab said,

    MY FAVORITE QUOTE

    ‘You are the servant, He is the Master. Prayers come from you, answers come from Him. Abstinence comes from you, protection comes from Him. Repentance comes from you, acceptance comes from Him. Go towards him walking, He will come to you running.’

    • Amna said,

      beautiful quote brother. do you know which part it is from?

  34. wonderful, keep it going!

  35. IMRAN said,

    THX FOR ALL DAT. REALLY MAKES ME CRY.LOVE ALL

  36. Muhammad Sohrab said,

    Please take care of your knowledge because enemies of Islam create confusion through use the label of islam, they use worng statements and misguide to the all Muslim it is message to all form me

  37. Muhammad Sohrab said,

    thanks to all of them and do more good job for Islam.

  38. Mokhtar said,

    Nice blog ..

    Nice quotes and Hadiths …
    the quote on th banner
    [quote] “May Allah steal from you all that steals you away from Him.” -Rabia Al-Adawiyah [/quote]

    is so fantastic .
    I think it loos forward to do ALLAH teaching always to lead a happy life , otherwise you wo’nt afford it .

    Thanks again ..

  39. raizins said,

    Omg salamu3alaikum.
    Im now in love with Hafiz and Shaykh Sa’di
    BarakAllahu feekom :)

  40. Shammim said,

    MashaAllah

  41. Hamdihun bin Yusuf said,

    mashaallah it is very good keep up it !

  42. Ihsanullah Shagiwal said,

    Salam to all,

    How nice quotes are there I really love it, but one thing I found it from aother site is very much lovely it is:
    “The world and all things in it are valuable; but the most valuable thing in the world is a virtuous woman” I don’t know the person who said it but it is the reallity now a days!!!!
    Be in peace,

    thanks,

    Ihsaullah Shagiwal from Afghanistan

  43. fatima said,

    jazakallah khairan i posted some on my page and shared wit friends

  44. nageeb amoor said,

    bismihi taala;Rumi tells us that we should seek&find allthe barriers of built against love how can one do it or whats your comment on this?

  45. riziki rajab said,

    these quotes are wonderful……..Mashallah.

  46. Ishrath Yar Khan said,

    Very nice quotes..keep up the good work.

  47. mardi.d said,

    very meaningful and knowledgeable quotes…Subhaanallaah

  48. Ahmad said,

    Really it is good food for the soul

  49. Grace C. Moore said,

    Where is this quote from, please?

    Oh Giver of refuge for those who seek refuge; Beloved of those who love; Hope of those who are cut off; Raiser of the fallen; The One who is with broken hearts; Who answers the calls of the dejected; the Mercy of this life and the hereafter and the Compassion of both; Who answers the desires of those in need; Oh Allah the Almighty accept our plea/dua and forgive us for our sins which we have done..Ameen

    • hazem said,

      these are (dua’s) as in prayers said to ALLAH the almighty, but im not sure who said them

  50. Amani said,

    Salam,

    Those quotes were amazing MashaAllah.Keep posting!!!

  51. Subaha said,

    SUBHANALLAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. i said,

    Beautiful !!!
    Thanks for sharing…

  53. Hasnah Azhariah Rahman said,

    MASHA ALLAH..^^

  54. Mel said,

    Love all the quotes! Amazingly beautiful! :D

  55. Layla said,

    http://www.zazzle.com/bismillah101/islam+magnets*

    Here are some islamic quote fridge magnets

  56. Sister said,

    Mashallah, i love them! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

  57. miftah nuredin said,

    love all the quotes . amazing beutyful

  58. eli suhartini said,

    Could i share this quotes ???

    i love of all thats quotes,,,,,

  59. marjila said,

    MASHALLLAH beautiful qutoes. keep it and may ALLAH bless u alwayz like this:)

  60. Sarah said,

    Masha Allah Beautiful quotes. May Allah Bless U. Keep it up.

  61. Nabil said,

    MashaAllah man keep it up!

  62. amna malik said,

    superb quotes

  63. Asvar said,

    Awesome ..!!

  64. Sarah said,

    Masha Allah very beautiful

  65. junad said,

    mashAllah plz forward me on a daily basis islamic quotes if possible

    shukran

  66. Ola said,

    thanks so much for the wise quotes!i benefited from it and i featured some on my page hope it’s ok i credited u off course! may Allah reward us both with his grace & satisfaction! may Allah bless u!

  67. Sara said,

    Assalaam Alaikum,

    Absolutely beautiful quotes! Loved them. Imam Ghazali (May Allah bless him and grant him Jannah) is also one of my favorites. =)

    I look forward to additions, Insha’Allah.

  68. ibaadhath said,

    maasha allah…..

  69. Zei said,

    Very nice… May Allah bless u always!!!!

  70. farhana Otara Maliksaid said,

    ALLAH IS GREAT!!

  71. rashida taylor said,

    Masha-allah. Your quotes are very inspiring. I will be emboidering them on cushions.

  72. Gray said,

    please don’t stop
    islamic quotes make me happy!

  73. Asim said,

    Mashallah Brother, these quotes are really helpful. I am showing them to my friends and they think the same thing. Inshallah allah will bless those who work hard in the way of islam, and these quotes are really showing people the true path!

  74. Hafsa said,

    they are excellent!

  75. urooj said,

    All of these quotes are so beautiful.

  76. urooj said,

    beautiful

  77. FARHAT said,

    I enjoyed them. Honestly Allah will pay you for this good deed. KEEP IT UP!

  78. Sanna said,

    Great Quotes of wisdom subhanallah :)

  79. Kenneth said,

    They are truly romantic and inspiring.

  80. amina said,

    may ALLAH give you more knowlegde

  81. sivan said,

    great qoutes,keep up the good work.may allah help you,and made many other people like u.

  82. sivan said,

    please i want more on algazzali,

  83. siad said,

    ” The best are known for their professionalism in results.
    The professionals are known for their unparalleled finesse.
    And the finest are known for the world they leave behind.”

    ever continue your work

  84. ayinah said,

    i love quotes all kind of quote especially ISLAMIC quotes,,
    all of those quotes above are nice,, i really like it..i love it
    its inspired me to become more religios=)))))
    —-maganda lahat,, adik ako sa pagbabasa ng mga quotes lalo na pag about islam—:)

  85. Salman said,

    jazakALLAH Khair

    these are awsome, post more =]

  86. Hawa said,

    ahh, MASHALLAH :) reading this has given me the warmest feeling inside. May Allah (swt) reward you for such a wonderful thing in which you have compiled xox

  87. Imran Ahmed said,

    I linked it to my blog.

  88. Ali Mohamoud said,

    Great job my Allah reward you what you have done.
    It would be greatly appreciated if add the references.e.g Hadith number,books, and etc

  89. Sale Muhammad Lawan said,

    ‎”What you love to have with you in the Hereafter you should advance today, and what you hate to have with you, you should abandon today.”

    • MONA BAJAR said,

      Masha ALLAH . What an inspiring thoughts.I love it.

  90. kaye said,

    thank you it helps me a lot

  91. feruza kedir said,

    Mashallah Nice quotes may Allah be with you & protect you

  92. Farah Khan said,

    Love these quotes!!
    Extremely meaning full, Mashallah.

  93. Littlehelper said,

    Mashalallah! These quotes are so powerful! May Allah reward you and all those who search for knowledge, is there any way to share them on this FB page so that even more people may benefit?

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hunting-For-Gems/212939848770874

  94. Noor Rana said,

    Mashallah, beautiful quotes, may Allah bless you all!

  95. Usama Saneel said,

    May Allah Protect Them From Every Evils

  96. shuaibu said,

    Great concept may Allah guide us amin

  97. Misbah.. said,

    i have only one word to say :- JAZAK ALLAH ::)

  98. Soulja said,

    fantastic quotes.. :-)

  99. baaish said,

    inshaa allah i luv it all…..

  100. Hassan said,

    so true:)

  101. Mansur Tukur Hotoro said,

    Indeed this is superb.

  102. Nisar Ahmad said,

    amazing quots dear Allah bless,,, keep lighting the world… thank you..

  103. Khadijah Abdunafi said,

    Alhamdullilah! I am so thankful to have found this site. The quotes are absolutely beautiful. I am a new shahadah and as such, I am constantly searching the web, looking for websites, blogs, anything positive I can find about Islam.

  104. raji bashir said,

    As salamun alykum, pls I will be glad if you can send me some quotes. And I like to coment on that quote whic reads as ..may God steal from you.why not may God take away from you insted. Tanks.

  105. shadia said,

    Jazakallahu Khair

  106. munazafairy said,

    these are really good and fascinating quotes.

  107. محمد حسن said,

    جزاك الّله خيراً

  108. mofriendly said,

    Ma sha Allah. Jazzakallah khayr.

  109. rodel said,

    meaningful/awesome quotes… i really like Islamic quotes!

  110. saheem said,

    very great and wonderful quots

  111. Tisha said,

    MashaAllah!! I would love to read more inshaAllah!!!!

  112. Zarina Bhayat said,

    Looking forward to more quotes

  113. Mudasir said,

    Very nice collection… !

  114. khayyam ebrahim said,

    MaSha Allah

  115. tangansary said,

    AMAZINGGGG QUOTES…!!!!!

  116. rima said,

    OMG! THESE QOUTES R BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  118. Malik Tajamul said,

    Verily a gr8 material fr the modern youth to learn…!
    Thnx

  119. ahmad said,

    salam o alaykom,
    jazak alla kheir for all those beautiful quotes
    i was wondering if you know where can i get this book i was actually looking for it and i couldnt find it anywhere!

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