Islamic Thought


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.


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 291 to 300

Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon him) said in condoling Ash'ath ibn Qays about (the death of) his son: O' Ash' ath, if you grieve over your son, certainly it is ...

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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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