Islamic Quotes about Life – The Quest for Heart Softening.
In the Name of Allaah, Al-Baatin [The Intimate and Close].
Islamic quotes is one of the most interesting subject matters among the online Muslims Communities. Brothers and sisters are from time to time looking for Islaam related quotes on various concerns such as Paradise, Hellfire, the Day of Judgment, life, patience, parents, inspiration, good deeds, death, worship, knowledge, character, marriage, charity, and many other concerns that are not at all possible to list in this article. However, one of the most commonly sought quotes are Islamic quotes about life.
Basically, reliable Islaam related quotes are quotes from the Holy Qur-aan, authentic Ahaadeeth, and sayings of the great righteous scholars of Islaam. It is not every so called Islamic quotes that a Muslim or Muslimah could rely upon. Any quote that is not in accordance with the Holy Qur-aan, authentic Ahaadeeth and the understanding of the pious predecessors of Islaam (that is, the Prophet’s – Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam – companions and their true followers) could not be regarded as an Islamic quote. One of the ways that a Muslim could become highly versed in Islamic quotes is by being a good reader of authentic Islamic books. The more a Muslim man or woman becomes versed in reading reliable Islamic books, the more he or she becomes versed in authentic Islam related quotes on various concerns.
One of the main targets of the Ummah in looking for Islamic quotes is to get themselves inspired in humbling themselves or softening their hearts towards the Creator – Allaah (Subhaanahu wata ‘aalaa). This is one of the reasons why Islaam related quotes about life is very common among the searches of brothers and sisters. This is because at one time or the other, we do find ourselves being hard hearted towards the requirements of the Deen. The sensation of weak faith has grown to become incredibly prevalent among Muslims, and a large number of people complain regarding the hardness of their hearts and minds. Frequently we hear the words, “I really feel hardness within my heart,” “I don’t find any pleasure in worship,” “I feel that my religious beliefs has hit rock bottom,” “Reading Qur’aan doesn’t move me,” “I fall into sin now very easily.” The consequences of this affliction are visible in many individuals, and this problem is the main cause of every single disaster and difficulty.
As a result, Muslims want Islamic quotes about life to inspire them in overcoming the deceptions of the life of this world which are making them to be neglectful of their primary assignment in this world, that is, to properly worship the Lord of the world – Allaah (Subhaanahu Wata ‘aalaa) – in all aspects of their daily lives. This had also led to searches for Islamic SMS which is mainly employed to remind one another about the Religion since Allaah has commanded the Muslims to help one another on good deeds and fear of Allaah, and not help one another on sins and enmity.
In conclusion, authentic Islamic quotes about life are one of the ways a Muslim could utilize to soften his or her heart towards the Lord of all that exist – Allaah (Subhaanahu Wata ‘aala) – in being able to worship Him in all areas of his or her everyday life activities.
The following is a list of some Islamic quotes taken from the Holy Qur’aan, authentic Ahaadeeth and words of Muslim wise men that could be used as Islamic SMS:
Some Islamic Quotes from the Noble Qur-aan:
“And whenever you give your word, say the truth”
“And seek help in patience and prayer”
“And speak good to people”
“And fulfil the Covenant of Allaah when you have covenanted”
“Verily! Allaah commands that you should render back the trusts to those to whom they are due”
“And let not your hand be tied (like a miser) to your neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach (like a spendthrift)”
“Eat and drink, but waste not by extravagance”
“And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is at-taqwaa (piety, righteousness)”
“And whosoever fears Allaah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty)”
“And whosoever puts his trust in Allaah, then He will suffice him”
“He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allaah”
“By no means shall you attain al-birr (righteousness) until you spend (in Allaah’s cause) of that which you love”
[Aal Imraan 3:92]
“Allaah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of Affairs (for us)”
[Aal Imraan 3:171]
“And walk not on the earth with conceit and arrogance”
“And turn not your face away from men with pride”
“And be moderate (or show no arrogance) in your walking, and lower your voice”
“And give not a thing in order to have more (or consider not your deeds of obedience to Allaah as a favour to Allaah)”
Some Islamic Quotes from Saheeh Ahaadeeth:
“Pay attention to Allaah and He will pay attention to you.”
“If you feel no shame, then do as you wish.”
“Make sure your food is good (Halaal and bought with Halaal earnings), and you will be one whose prayers are answered.”
“Fear Allaah wherever you may be.”
“Follow up a bad deed with a good deed, to cancel it out.”
“Mix with people with a good attitude.”
“Keep away from prohibited things and you will be the best of worshippers.”
“Be content with what Allaah has given you, and you will be the richest of people.”
“Love for other people what you love for yourself.”
“Do not laugh too much, for excessive laughter deadens the heart.”
“Wrongdoing will be multiple darkness on the Day of Resurrection.”
“Fear Allaah and treat all your children fairly.”
“Fear the Fire, even if by giving half a date (in charity).”
“Fear the prayer of the oppressed.”
“The thing that weighs most heavily in the balance (of good deeds) is a good attitude.”
“Deliberation is from Allaah, haste is from Shaytaan.”
“The less your wealth, the less you will be called to account for.”
“Do not become angry, and Paradise will be yours.”
“The most beloved of deeds to Allaah is the one that is continuous, even if it is little.”
“The most beloved of places to Allaah are the mosques.”
“The most hated of places to Allaah are the marketplaces.”
“The most beloved of food to Allaah is that which is touched by many hands (i.e., shared among many people).”
“The most beloved of speech to Allaah is that a person should say, ‘Subhaanallaah wabi hamdih (Glory and praise be to Allaah)’.”
“The most beloved of people to Allaah is the one who is most helpful.”
“The most beloved deed to Allaah is making a Muslim happy.”
“Whoever restrains his anger, Allaah will conceal his faults.”
“A bad attitude spoils a good deed just as vinegar spoils honey.”
“The most beloved of people to Allaah are those who have the best attitudes.”
“Beware of this world, for it is sweet and tempting.”
“Control your tongue.”
“Trim your mustache and let your beards grow.”
“Give back the things you have been entrusted with to the person who entrusted them to you.”
“Do not betray the one who betrays you.”
“Pray to Allaah and be confident of a response.”
“Cheer people up, do not put them off.”
“Make things easy for people, not difficult.”
“Eat with your right hand and eat from what is in front of you.”
“If Allaah gives you wealth, let the blessing of Allaah be seen on you.”
“If someone who is distinguished among his own people comes to you, then honour him.”
“If one with whose religion and character you are pleased comes to you (to seek your daughter’s hand in marriage), then marry (your daughter) to him.”
“If Allaah wills good to the people of a household, He guides them to be gentle.”
“If you do something bad, follow it by doing something good.”
“If you feel uncomfortable about something, then leave it alone.”
“If you judge (between people), then judge fairly.”
“If you enter a house, greet the inhabitants with salaam (that is, Salaamun ‘Alaykum).”
“If you are reminded of Allaah, stop what you are doing (of sin).”
“If Allaah sends you some provision without you looking forward to it or asking others for it, then take it.”
“If you ask Allaah for anything, then ask Him for al-Firdaws (the highest level of Paradise).”
“If your good deeds please you and your bad deeds upset you, then you are a Mu’min (believer).”
“If you hear the call to prayer, then respond to the one who is calling you to Allaah.”
“If you hear the call to prayer, then say something like the Mu’adhdhin says.”
“If any one of you becomes angry, let him keep silent.”
“If a man becomes angry and says A‘uudhu Billaah (I seek refuge with Allaah),’ his anger will cease.”
“If a man says ‘Yaa seedi (sir)’ to a munaafiq (hypocrite), he earns the wrath of his Lord.”
“When you stand up to pray, pray as if it is your last prayer.”
“When you get dressed and when you do Wuduu’, start on the right.”
“When any one of you meets his brother, let him greet him with salaam (that is, Salaamun ‘Alaykum).”
“Remember death when you are praying.”
“Show mercy towards those who are on earth so that the One Who is in heaven will show Mercy to you.”
“Renounce pleasure in worldly things and Allaah will love you.”
“Show disinterest in what people have and people will love you.”
“Feel properly shy and modest before Allaah.”
Protect “the head and what does through it (thoughts and ideas).”
Protect “the stomach and what goes into it.”
“Seek help in whatever you do by being discreet.”
“Everyone who is given a blessing will be envied.”
“No one can keep their Wuduu’ except a believer.”
“The worst thief among people is the one who steals from his prayer, by not doing Rukuu’ and Sujuud properly.”
“Intercede and you will be rewarded.”
“The most grateful of people to Allaah are those who are most grateful to other people.”
“Give to the one who denied you.”
“Uphold ties with the one who cuts you off.”
“Forgive the one who does you wrong.”
“Give food to others and speak good.”
“Seek a response to Du’aa’s when the Iqaamah for prayer is given and when rain is falling.”
“Worship Allaah as if you see Him.”
“The most helpless of people are those who cannot make Du’aa’.”
“The most miserly of people are those who are stingy with their salaams (i.e. do not greet their brothers and sisters in Islaam with Salaamun ‘Alaykum).”
“Pay the hired worker his wages before his sweat dries.”
“Tie up (your camel) [i.e., take the necessary precautions], and put your trust in Allaah.”
“Make the most of your life before your death.”
Make the most of “your health before your sickness.”
Make the most of “your free time before you become busy.”
Make the most of “your wealth before you become poor.”
Make the most of “your youth before you become old.”
“The best of Dhikr is Laa ilaaha illallaah (None has the right to be worshiped except Allaah)’”
“The best of Sadaqah (charity) is that given by one who has little.”
“The upper hand (the one that gives) is better than the lower hand (the one that takes).”
“The best of earnings is a good sale.”
“The best of the believers is one who is best in attitude.”
“The best of the muhaajireen is the one who forsakes (hajara) that which Allaah has prohibited.”
“The best type of Jihaad is the Jihaad of the one who strives against his own self (Jihaad an-Nafs) for the sake of Allaah.”
“Read the Qur’aan throughout every month.”
“Read the Qur’aan, for it will come and intercede for its readers on the Day of Resurrection.”
“Pray for Allaah to keep you safe and sound.”
“Most of the sins committed by the son of Aadam are sins of the tongue.”
“Repeat often Laa hawla walaa quwwata illaa billaah (there is no power or strength except with Allaah)’, for it is from the treasure of Paradise.”
“Always remember the destroyer of joy (physical pleasure): death.”
“Lower your gaze and guard your private parts.”
“There is no goodness in the one who is not friendly or likeable.”
“Stay with her (the mother), for Paradise is under her feet.”
“Keep saying ‘Yaa Dhaal-jalaali wal-ikraam (O Possessor of Glory and Honour)’” i.e., keep repeating it persistently. “Islam cancels out what came before it (of sins).”
“Every bid’ah (religious innovation) is a going astray and every going astray will end in Hell.”
“Control your tongue, let your house be enough for you, and weep for your sins.”
“(Take care of) your mother, then your mother, then your mother, then your father, then other relatives in order of closeness.”
“Feed the poor and pat the head of the orphan (i.e., show compassion).”
“Seek Rizq (provision) by giving charity”
“The people with the longest necks on the Day of Resurrection will be the Muezzins.”
“The one who points the way to good deeds is like the one who does them.”
Some Islamic Quotes from Muslims Men Wise Sayings:
“The trouble with beauty is feelings of superiority.”
“The trouble with generosity is extravagance.”
“The trouble with noble descent is pride.”
“The trouble with knowledge is forgetfulness.”
“May Allaah have mercy on the person who said “Good”
and was rewarded or who remained silent and was safe.”
“Wine is the key to all evil.”
“The one who is more daring in giving fatwas is more deserving of Hell.”
“Love the poor and mix with them.”
“It is better to err in forgiving than to err in punishment.”
“Do not judge between people when you are angry.”
“If you want to count the faults of anyone else, count your own faults instead.”
[Gathered from http://islamqa.com/en/ref/3007]
Subhaanallaahi wabihamdihi, Subhaanakallaahumma wabihamdik, Ash-hadu anlaa ilaaha illaa Anta, Astaghfiruka wa atuubu ilayk.
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This book contains verses of the Qur'an, sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and Peace of Allaah be upon him) and of his Companions as well as of the wise. But it also contains sayings of Western and Eastern thinkers and philosophers, sayings that coincide with the truth.
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