Islamic Thought


Nahjul Balagha Sayings 401 to 410

  1. Nearness with people in their manners brings about safety from their evil.

  2. Someone uttered an expression above his position, then Amir Imam (A.S.) , said to him: You have started flying soon after growing feathers (shakir) and commenced grumbling before attaining youth (saqb).

  3. Whoever hankers after contraries gets no means of success.

  4. On being asked the meaning of the expression: "la hawla wala quwwata illa bi'llah " (there is no strength nor power but by means of Allah) . Imam (A.S.) said : We are not master of anything along with Allah, and we are not master of anything save what He makes us master of. So, when lie makes us master of anything of which lie is a superior Master over us He also assigns some duties to us; and when lie takes it away He will take away those duties as well.

  5. Imam (A.S.) heard Ammar ibn Yasir (may Allah have mercy on him) conversing with al- Mughirah ibn Shu'bah and said: Let him alone O' Ammar, for he has entered religion only to the extent of his deriving advantage of the world, and he has wilfully involved himself in misgivings in order to adopt them as cover for his shortcomings.

  6. It is good for the rich to show humility before the poor to seek reward from Allah, but better than that is the haughtiness of the poor towards the rich with trust in Allah.

  7. Allah does not grant wisdom to a person except that some day He will save him from ruin with its help.

  8. Whoever clashes with Truth would be knocked down by it.

  9. The heart is the book of the eye.

  10. Fear of Allah is the chief trait of human character.


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