Islamic Thought


Nahjul Balagha Sayings 51 to 60

  1. So long as your position is good, your defects will remain covered.

  2. The most capable of pardoning is he who is most powerful to punish.

  3. Generosity is that which is by one's own initiative, because giving on being asked is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.

  4. There is no wealth like wisdom, no destitution like ignorance, no inheritance like refinement and no support like consultation.

  5. Patience is of two kinds, patience over what pains you, and patience against what you covet.

  6. With wealth a strange land is a homeland, while with destitution even a homelandis a strange land.

  7. Contentment is wealth that does not diminish.

  8. Wealth is the fountain head of passions.

  9. Whoever warns you is like one who gives you good tidings.

  10. The tongue is a beast; if it is let loose, it devours.


Nahjul Balagha Sayings 361 to 370

If you have a need from Allah, the Glorified, then begin by seeking Allah's blessing on His Messenger, (pbuh), then ask your need, because Allah is too generous to accept ...

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Nahjul Balagha Sayings 171 to 180

Many a single eating prevents several eatings. People are enemies of what they do not know. He who has several opinions understands the pitfalls. He who sharpens the teeth of ...

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Nahjul Balagha Sayings 211 to 220

Generosity is the protector of honour; forbearance is the bridle of the fool forgiveness is the levy of success; disregard is punishment of him who betrays; and consultation is chief ...

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