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Nahjul Balagha Sayings 91 to 100

  1. The hearts get disgusted as bodies get disgusted; so look for beautiful wise saying for them.

  2. The most humble knowledge is that which remains on the tongue and the most honourable one is that which manifests itself through (the action of) the limbs and the organs of the body.

  3. None of you should say, "O Allah, I seek Your protection from trouble" because there is no one who is not involved in trouble, but whoeverseeks Allah's protection he should seek it from misguiding troubles, because Allah, the Glorified, says: And know you! That your wealth and your children are a temptation. (Quran, 8:28) and its meaning is that He tries people with wealth and progeny in order to distinguish one who is displeased with his livelihood from the one who is happy with what he has been given. Even though Allah, the Glorified, knows them more than they know themselves yet He does so to let them perform actions with which they earn reward or punishment because some of them like to have male and dislike to have female (children), and some like to amass wealth, and dislike adversity

  4. Imam Ali was asked the meaning of being well-off or well-provided for. Imam Ali replied, "Your welfare does not lie in your having enormous wealth and numerous children but it rests in your being highly educated and forbearing and in your being proud of your obedience to Allah. If you do a good deed then thank Allah for it and if you commit a sin then repent and atone for it. In this world there is a real welfare for two kinds of people, one is the person who, when commits a sin, atones for it and the other is anxious to do good as much as possible.

  5. Action accompanied by fear for Allah does not fail, and how can a thing fail that has been accepted.

  6. The persons most attached to the prophets are those who know most what the prophets have brought. Then Imam recited the verse: Verily, of men the nearest to Abraham are surely those who followed him and this Prophet (Muhammad) and those who believe (Quran, 3:68). Then he said: The friend of Muhammad is he who obeys Allah, even though he may have no blood relationship, and the enemy of Muhammad is he who disobeys Allah even though he may have near kinship.

  7. Imam (S.A.) , heard about a Kharijite who said the mid-night prayers and recited the Quran, then he said: Sleeping in a state of firm belief is better than praying in a state of doubtfulness.

  8. When you hear a tradition test it according to the criterion of intelligence not that of mere hearing, because relaters of knowledge are numerous but those who guard it are few.

  9. Ameerul Momineen (pbuh) heard a man recite: Verily we are Allah's and verily to Him shall we return (Quran, 2:156). Then he said: Our saying inna li'llah" is an admission of His Majesty over us and our saying "wa inna ilayhi raji 'un" is an admission of our being mortal.

  10. Some people praised Imam to his face, he said: O my Allah! You know me better than myself, and I know myself more than they know. O my Allah, make us better than what they think and forgive us what they do not know.


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