Islamic Thought

Sayings

Nahjul Balagha Sayings 11 to 20

  1. The most helpless of all men is he who cannot find a few brothers during his life, but still more helpless. is he who finds such a brother but loses him.

  2. When you get (only) small favours do not push them away through lack of gratefulness.

  3. He who is abandoned by near ones is dear to remote ones.

  4. Every mischief monger cannot even be reproved.

  5. All matters are subject to destiny so much so that sometimes death results from effort.

  6. Imam was asked to explain the saying of Prophet that “banish your old age (by hair dye) and do not acquire resemblance to Jews.” Imam replied, “The Prophet (pbuh) said this at a time when the religion was confined to a few, but now that its expanse has widened and it is firmly settled everyone is free in his action.

  7. Ameerul Momineen (pbuh) said about those who avoided fighting on his side: They abandoned right but did not support wrong.

  8. He who gallops with loose rein collides with death.

  9. Forgive the shortcomings of considerate people because when they fall into error Allah raises them up.

  10. The consequence of fear is disappointment and of bashfulness is frustration. Opportunity passes away like the cloud. Therefore, make use of good opportunities.

Sayings

Nahjul Balagha Sayings 271 to 280

It is related that two persons were brought to Imam They had committed theft of public property. One of them was a slave purchased from public money and the other ...

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Sayings

Nahjul Balagha Sayings 261 to 270

When the news of the attack of Muawiyah's men on al-Anbar reached Imam he himself came out walking till he reached an-Nukhaylah, where people overtook him and said: "O' Ameerul ...

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Sayings

Nahjul Balagha Sayings 31 to 40

Unbelief stands on four supports: hankering after whims, mutual quarrelling, deviation from truth, and dissension. So, whoever hankers after whims does not incline towards right: whoever quarrels much on account ...

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