Islamic Thought


Nahjul Balagha Sayings 171 to 180

  1. Many a single eating prevents several eatings.

  2. People are enemies of what they do not know.

  3. He who has several opinions understands the pitfalls.

  4. He who sharpens the teeth of anger for the sake of Allah acquires the strength to kill the stalwarts of wrong .

  5. When you are afraid of something drive straight into it, because the intensity of abstaining from it is greater (worse) than what you are afraid of.

  6. The means to secure high authority is breadth of chest (generosity).

  7. Rebuke the evil-doer by rewarding the good-doer.

  8. Cut away evil from the chest of others by snatching (it) away from your own chest .

  9. Stubbornnessdestroys (good) advice.

  10. Greed is a lasting slavery.


Nahjul Balagha Sayings 381 to 390

Words are in your control until you have not uttered them; but when you have spoken them out you are under their control. Therefore, guard your tongue as you guard ...

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Nahjul Balagha Sayings 311 to 320

When Imam came to Basrah he sent Anas ibn Malik to Talha and Zubair to make them recall what he (Anas) himself had heard the Messenger of Allah, (pbuh), say ...

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Nahjul Balagha Sayings 281 to 290

Perception by the eyes is not real observation because the eyes sometimes deceive people; but wisdom does not deceive whomsoever it counsels. Between you and the preaching there is a ...

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