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:yaali: Ya ALI

A person is found under his tongue

Imam Ali (a)

Perfume yourselves with the fragrance of seeking forgiveness lest the stench of sins pollute you.

Imam Ali (a)

Every container becomes tightly packed with what is put in it, except for the container of knowledge, for surely it expands.

Imam Ali (a)

Faith has four pillars: patience, certainty, justice, and struggle.

Imam Ali (a)

There is no poverty quite like ignorance.

Imam Ali (a)

Do not stop giving advice to your family, for surely you are responsible for them.

Imam Ali (a)

Do not fall into despair over wrong action, when the door of turning to Him in repentance is always open.

Imam Ali (a)

original source: Al-Islam.org

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:yaali: Ya ALI

A person is found under his tongue

Imam Ali (a)

Perfume yourselves with the fragrance of seeking forgiveness lest the stench of sins pollute you.

Imam Ali (a)

Every container becomes tightly packed with what is put in it, except for the container of knowledge, for surely it expands.

Imam Ali (a)

Faith has four pillars: patience, certainty, justice, and struggle.

Imam Ali (a)

There is no poverty quite like ignorance.

Imam Ali (a)

Do not stop giving advice to your family, for surely you are responsible for them.

Imam Ali (a)

Do not fall into despair over wrong action, when the door of turning to Him in repentance is always open.

Imam Ali (a)

original source: Al-Islam.org

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Very nice. Almighty always bless you. Aameen.

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SAYINGS OF MAULA ALI ASWS:

• Submission to Allah's Will is the best companion;

• A conceited (proud) and self-admiring person is disliked by others; one has to account in the next world for the deeds that he has done in this world.

• Unfortunate is he who cannot gain a few sincere friends during his life and more unfortunate is the one who has gained them and then lost them (through his deeds).

• When some blessings come to you, do not drive them away through thanklessness of Allah.

• Every person who is tempted to go astray (lost), does not deserve punishment.

• Our affairs are attached to the destiny decreed by Allah, even our best plans may lead us to destruction.

• One who rushes madly after inordinate (unwarranted) desire, runs the risk of encountering destruction and death.

• Overlook and forgive the weaknesses of the generous people because if they fall down, Allah will help them.

• Hours of leisure pass away like summer-clouds, therefore, do not waste opportunity of doing good.

• If someone's deeds lower his position, his family background cannot raise it.

• To render relief to the distressed and to help the oppressed make amends (compensation) from Allah for great sins.

• O son of Adam, when you see that your Lord, the Glorified, bestows His Favors on you while you disobey Him,

• You should fear Him (take warning that His Wrath (anger) may not turn those very blessings into misfortunes).

• Often your utterances and expressions of your face leak out the secrets of your hidden thoughts.

• When you get ill do not get nervous about it and try as much as possible to be hopeful.

• The best form of devotion to the service of Allah is not to make a show of it.

• When you have to depart from this world and have to meet death (eventually), then why wish delay (why feel nervous about death).

• Take warning! He has not exposed so many of your sinful activities that it appears as if He has forgiven you, it may be that He has given you time to repent

• whoever is eager for Paradise will ignore temptations; whoever fears the fire of Hell will abstain from sins;

• whoever practices piety will easily bear the difficulties of life.whoever anticipates death will hasten towards good deeds.

• First branch of Jihad is to persuade people to be obedient to Allah; Second branch is to prohibit them from sin and vice;

• Third branch of Jihad is to struggle (in the cause of Allah) sincerely and firmly on all occasions and Forth is to detest the vicious.

• Whoever persuades people to obey the orders of Allah provides strength to the believers; and discourage them from vices and sins humiliates the unbelievers;

• Whoever struggles on all occasions discharges all his obligations

• Whoever detests the vicious only for the sake of Allah, then Allah will take revenge on his enemies and will be pleased with Him on the Day of Judgment.

• Whoever keeps on disputing every argument on account of his ignorance, will always remain blind to truth.

• Whoever deviates from truth because of ignorance, will always take good for evil and evil for good and he will always remain intoxicated with misguidance.

• Whoever violates (Allah and His Messenger) his path becomes difficult, his affairs will become complicated and his way to rescue will be uncertain.

• One who has accustomed himself to unreasonable and absurd discussions will never see the Light of Truth and will always live in the darkness of ignorance.

• One who is afraid to face facts (of life, death and the life after death) will always turn away from ultimate reality,

• One who allows doubts and uncertainties to vacillate him will always be under the control of Satan

• One who surrenders himself to infidelity(unfaithfulness) accepts damnation in both the worlds.

• A virtuous person is better then virtue and a vicious person is worse than vice.

• Be generous but not extravagant (excessive), be frugal(careful) but not miserly.

• One who says unpleasant things about others, will himself quickly become a target of their scandal

• The greatest wealth is Wisdom; the greatest poverty is stupidity;

• Do not make friendship with a fool because when he will try to do you good he will do you harm;

• Do not make a miser your friend because he will run away from you at the time of your dire need;

• Do not be friendly with a vicious and wicked person because he will sell you and your friendship at the cheapest price

• Do not make friend of a liar because like a mirage he will make you visualize very near the things which lie at a great distance and will make you see at the great distance the things which are near to you".

• Recommended prayers cannot attain the pleasures of Allah for you when obligatory prayers are left unattended.

• A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks.

• A fool's mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man's tongue is under the control of his mind.

• The Almighty Lord grants Paradise to his creatures on account of their piety and noble thoughts.

• May Allah Bless the person who bowed happily before the Will of Allah and led the life of a mujahid.

• Blessed is the person who always kept the life after death in his view, who remembered the Day of Judgment through all his deeds,

• Blessed is the person who led a contented life and who was happy with the lot that Allah had destined for him.

• The sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by Allah than the good deed which turns you arrogant.

• Value of a man depends upon his courage; his veracity(reality) depends upon his self-respect and his chastity depends upon his sense of honor.

• Success is result of foresight(consider) foresight depends upon deep thinking & planning & important factor of planning is to keep your secrets to yourself.

• Be afraid of a gentleman when he is hungry, and of a mean person when his stomach is full.

• So long as fortune is favouring you, your defects will remain covered.

• Only he who has the power to punish can pardon.

• Generosity is to help a deserving person without his request, and if you help him after his request, then it is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.

• There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance; no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation.

• Patience is of two kinds: patience (Sabar) over what pains you, and patience against what you covet (desire).

• Contentment (pleasure) is the capital which will never diminish (reduce). Wealth is the fountain head of passions.

• Whoever warns you against sins and vices is like the one who gives you good tidings(news)

• Tongue is a beast, if it is let loose, it devours.

• If you are favored, then repay the obligation manifold; but he who takes the initiative will always excel in merit.

• The source of success of a claimant is the mediator.

• People in this world are like travelers whose journey is going on though they are asleep. ( Life's journey is going on though men may not feel it )

• Do not feel ashamed if the amount of charity is small because to refuse the needy is an act of greater shame.

• To refrain from unlawful and impious source of pleasures is an ornament to the poor and to be thankful for the riches granted is the adornment of wealth.

• If you cannot get things as much as you desire than be contented with what you have.

Not to have a thing is less humiliating than to beg it.

• An ignorant person will always overdo a thing or neglect it totally.

• The wiser a man is, the less talkative will he be.

• Time wears out bodies, renews hopes, brings death nearer and takes away aspirations.

• Whoever gets anything from the world lives in anxiety for holding it and whoever loses anything passes his days grieving over the loss.

• Whoever wants to be a leader should educate himself before educating others. Before preaching to others he should first practice himself.

• Whoever educates himself and improves his own morals is superior to the man who tries to teach and train others.

• Every breath you take is a step towards death.

• Anything which can be counted is finite and will come to an end.

• If matters get mixed up then scrutinize the cause and you will know what the effects will be.

• Imam Said to World! The life of pleasures that you (World) offer is of a very little duration. There is no real importance in what you offer,

• Imam Said to World! The desire of holding you is an insult and a humiliation to sober minds. Sad is the plight of those who want to acquire you.

• The orders of Allah carry in them the least trouble and lead us towards the most convenient ways of life

• The rewards which He (God) has promised for good deeds are many times more than the actions actually deserve.

• He sees people disobeying Him and tolerates them not because He can be overruled or be compelled to accept human supremacy over Him.

• He (Allah) did not send His prophets to amuse Himself or provide amusement for them.

• He (Allah) did not reveal His orders without any genuine reason nor has He created the galaxies and the earth without any purpose.

• The Universe without plan, purpose and program is the idea of infidels and the pagans, sorry will be their plight in the leaping fires of Hell.

• It was an order of Allah to do it like the order He has given in His Holy Book:

• You are destined by Allah to worship none but Him, here 'destined' means 'ordered' it does not mean physical compulsion".

• Acquire wisdom and truth from whomever you can because even an apostate can have them but unless they are passed over to a faithful Muslim and become part of wisdom and truth that he possesses, they have a confused existence in the minds of apostates.

• Knowledge and wisdom are really the privilege of a faithful Muslim. If you have lost them, get them back even though you may have to get them from the apostates.

• Value of each man depends upon the art and skill which he has attained.

• I want to teach you the thing which deserve your greatest anxiety to acquire. Have hope only in Allah and be afraid of nothing but sins.

• If you do not know a thing never feel ashamed to admit ignorance. If you do not know a thing never hesitate or feel ashamed to learn it.

• Acquire patience and endurance because their relation with true faith is that of a head to a body, a body is of no use without a head. Similarly true faith can be of no use without attributes of resignation, endurance and patience.

• Those who have come alive out of a blood-bath live longer and have more children.

• One who imagines himself to be all-knowing will surely suffer on account of his ignorance.

• I appreciate an old man's cautious opinion more than the courage of a young man.

• I wonder at a man who loses hope of salvation when the door of repentance is open for him.

• Whoever keeps in order his affairs with Allah (follows His orders sincerely), Allah will also put his affairs with men in order.

• Whoever makes arrangement for his salvation, Allah will arrange his worldly affairs; whoever is a preacher for himself, Allah will also protect him.

• He is the wisest and the most knowing man who advises people not to lose hope and faith in the Mercy of Allah and not to be too sure and over-confident of immunity from His Wrath and Punishment.

• Like your body your mind also gets tired so refresh it by wise sayings.

• That knowledge which remains only on your tongue is very superficial. The intrinsic value of knowledge is that you act upon it.

• Allah knows them better than even they know themselves,

• Your welfare does not lie in having enormous wealth and children but it rests in being highly educated and being proud of your obedience to Allah.3

• The real welfare is for two kinds of people, one is who, when commits a sin, atones for it and the other is anxious to do good as much as possible.

• Importance of the deeds that you have done with fear of Allah cannot be minimized and how can the deeds which are acceptable to Allah be considered unimportant.

• That the present times are the times of our Holy Prophet and his faithful followers.

• The best friend of our Holy Prophet is he who obeys the orders of Allah and his greatest enemy is the man who disobeys Allah.

• To sleep with having sincere faith in religion and Allah is better than to pray with wavering faith.

• There are many people who repeat the words containing knowledge but only few consider over them and try to fully grasp the meaning they convey.

• How true it is (We belong to Allah and our return is towards Him)When we say that our return is towards Allah indicates that we accept our mortality (Death).

• Our declaring that we belong to Allah indicates that we accept Him as our Master, Owner and Lord.

• O Lord please! make me better than what the people imagine me to be and please excuse those Weaknesses of mine which they are not aware of.

• Vicious pleasures of this world and salvation(Najat) are like two enemies or two roads running in opposite directions or towards opposite poles, one to the North and the other to the South.

• Whoever likes to gain the pleasures and pumps of this world will hate austerity in life which is necessary to gain salvation.(Najat). Reverse will be the attitude of a man desirous of achieving Eternal Bliss.

• Those are the fortunate people who adopt piety as the principle of their lives and are fully attentive to their welfare for the Hereafter.

• They accept bare earth as the most comfortable bed and water as the most pleasant drink.

• They adopt the Holy Qur'an and prayers as their guide and protector and like Prophet Jesus Christ (Isa) they forsake the world and its vicious pleasure.

• Those who give up religion to better their lot in life seldom succeed. The Wrath of Allah makes them go through more calamities and losses than the gains they gather for themselves.

• There are many educated people who have ruined their future on account of their ignorance of religion. Their knowledge did not prove of any avail to them.

• More wonderful than man himself is that part of his body which is connected with his trunk with muscles. It is his brain (mind).

• On the one hand it (mind of a man) holds treasures of knowledge and wisdom and on the other it is found to harbor very ugly desires.

• If a man sees even a tiny gleam of success, then greed forces him to humiliate(disgrace) himself.

• If a man gives way to avarice(greed), then inordinate desires ruin him, if he is disappointed, then despondency almost kills him.

• If a man is excited, then he loses temper and gets angry. If he is pleased, then he gives up precaution (safety).

• Sudden fear makes a man dull and nervous, and he is unable to think and find a way out of the situation.

• During the times of peace and prosperity he becomes careless and unmindful of the future. If he acquires wealth, then he becomes proud and arrogant.

• If he is plunged in distress, then his agitation, impatience and nervousness disgrace him.

• If he is overtaken by poverty, then he finds himself in a very sad plight, hunger makes him weak, and over-feeding harms him equally.

• In short every kind of loss and gain makes the mind of a man unbalanced.

• A Divine rule can be established only by a man, who, where justice and equity are required, neither feels deficient nor weak and who is not greedy and avaricious.

• Anyone who loves us Ahlul Bayt must be ready to face a life of austerity.

• No wealth is more useful than intelligence and wisdom;

• No solitude is more horrible than when people avoid you on account of your vanity and conceit or when you wrongly consider yourself above everybody to confide and consult;

• No eminence is more exalting than piety; no companion can prove more useful than politeness;

• No heritage is better than culture; no leader is superior to Divine Guidance; no deal is more profitable than good deeds;

• No profit is greater than Divine Reward; no abstinence is better than to restrain one's mind from doubts (about religion);

• No virtue is better than refraining from prohibited deeds; no knowledge is superior to deep thinking and prudence;

• No worship or prayers are more sacred than fulfillment of obligations and duties,

• No religious faith is loftier than feeling ashamed of doing wrong and bearing calamities patiently; no eminence is greater than to adopt humbleness;

• No exaltation is superior to knowledge; nothing is more respectable than forgiveness and forbearance; no support and defense are stronger than consultation.

• In a corrupt society to form good opinion of anyone of them and to trust him is to harm yourself.

• When a community is composed of honest, sober and virtuous people, your forming a bad opinion about anyone of its members, when nothing wicked has been seen of him, is a great injustice to him.

• What do you want to know about a person whose life is leading him towards ultimate death, whose health is the first stage towards illness and whom society has forced out of his retreat".

• No trial of the Lord is more severe than the time He allows (in which either you may repent or get deeper into vices).

• Two kinds of people will be damned on my account Those who form exaggerated opinion about me and those who under-estimate me because they hate me.

• To lose or to waste an opportunity will result in grief and sorrow.

• She (world) is like a serpent, so soft to touch, but so full of lethal poison. Unwise people are allured by it and drawn towards it, and wise men avoid it and keep away from its poisonous effects.

• What a difference is there between a deed whose pleasure passes away leaving behind it the pangs of pain and punishment and the deed whose oppressive harshness comes to an end leaving behind Divine rewards!

• Some of us feel that death is meant for everybody except themselves or it is destined to others and not to themselves or those whom we see dying around us are only travelers going on a journey and will come back to us. It is a sad sight to see that in one moment we commit them to earth and in the next we take hold of the things left by them as if we are going to remain permanently in this world after them. The fact is that we forget sensible advice given to us and become victim of every calamity.

• Blessings are for the person who humbles himself before Allah, whose sources of income are honest, whose inten- tions are always honorable

• Blessings are for the person whose character is noble, whose habits are sober,

• Blessings are for the person who gives away in the cause and in the Name of Allah, the wealth which is lying surplus with him,

• Blessings are for the person who controls his tongue from vicious and useless talk, who abstains from oppression,

• Blessings are for the person who faithfully follows the traditions of the Holy Prophet and who keeps himself away from innovation in religion.

• Jealousy in woman is unpardonable but in man it is a sign of his faith in religion (because Islam has permitted polygamy and prohibited polyandry).

• Islam means obedience to Allah, obedience to Allah means having sincere faith in Him,Faith means to believe in His Power, belief in His Power means recognizing and accepting His Majesty, acceptance of His Majesty means fulfilling the obligations laid down by Him and fulfillment of obligations means actions (Therefore, Islam does not mean mere faith, but faith plus deeds).

• I wonder at the mentality of a miser, fearing poverty he takes to stinginess and thus hastily pushes himself head- long into a state of want and destitution, he madly desires plenty and ease, but throws it away without understanding. In this world he, of his own free will, leads the life of a a beggar and in the next world he will have to submit an account like the rich.

• I wonder at the arrogance of a haughty and vain person. Yesterday he was only a drop of semen and tomorrow he will turn into a corpse.

• I wonder at the man who observes the Universe created by Allah and doubts His Being and Existence.

• I wonder at the man who sees people dying around him and yet he has forgotten his end.

• I wonder at the man who understands the marvel of genesis of creation and refuses to accept that he will be brought back to life again.

• I wonder at the man who takes great pains to decorate and to make comfortable this mortal habitat and totally forgets his permanent abode.

• Whoever is not diligent in his work, will suffer; who- ever has no share of Allah in his wealth and in his life then there is no place for him in His Realm.

• Be cautious of cold in the beginning of winter and welcome it at the close of the season because cold season effects bodies exactly as it effects the trees

• If you understand Allah's Majesty, then you will not attach any importance to the creatures.

• Imam Ali Addressing the graves he said: "O you, who are lying in horrible and deserted houses. O you, who are shut up in the dark graves, who are alone in their abodes, strangers to the places assigned to them; you have gone ahead and preceded us, while we are also following your steps and shall shortly join you. He said: Do you know what has happened aver you? Your houses and property was taken up by others, your widows have remarried, this is what we can tell you of this world. Can you give us some news about things around you?" Saying this, Imam Ali turned to his companions and said, "If they are permitted to speak they will inform you that the best provision for the next world is piety and virtue".

• An Angel announces daily: "Birth of more human beings means so many more will die, collection of more wealth means of much more will be destroyed, erection of more buildings means so many more ruins will come".

• This world is not a permanent place; it is a passage, a road on which you are passing.

• There are two kinds of people here: One is the kind of those who have sold their souls for eternal damnation; the other is of those who have purchased their souls and freed them from damnation.

• A friend cannot be considered a friend unless he is tested on three occasions: in time of need, behind your back and after your death.

• One who prays to Allah and implores to Him will not be deprived of granting of his prayers;

• One who repents for his thoughts and deeds will not be refused acceptance of the repentance;

• One who has atoned for his sins will not be debarred from salvation.

• One who thanks Allah for the Blessings and Bounties will not be denied the increase in them.

• As far as prayers are concerned God says Pray to Me and I shall accept your prayers.

• About repentance God says: Whoever has done a bad deed or has indulged in sin and then repents and asks for His forgiveness will find Allah most Forgiving and Merciful.

• About being thankful God Says if you are thankful for what you are given, I shall increase My Bounties and Blessings.

• About atonement of sin God says Allah accepts the repentance of those who have ignorantly committed vice and then soon repent for it,Allah accepts such repentance's, He is Wise and Omniscient.

• Daily prayers are the best medium through which one can Seek the nearness to Allah.

• Hajj is Jihad (Holy War) for every weak person. For everything that you own there is Zakat, and Zakat of your body is fasting.

• The Jihad of a woman is to afford pleasant company to her husband.

• If you want to pray to Allah for better means of subsistence, then first give something in charity.

• When someone is sure of the returns, then he shows generosity.

• Aid (from Allah) is in proportion to the trouble.

• He who practices moderation and frugality will never be threatened with poverty.

• One of the conveniences in life is to have less children.

• Loving one another is half of wisdom.

• Grief is half of old age.

• Grant of patience (from Allah) is in proportion to the extent of calamity you are passing through. If you exhibit fretfulness, irritation, and despair in calamities, then your patience and your exertions are wasted.

• Many persons get nothing out of their fasts but hunger and thirst, many more get nothing out of their night prayers but exertions and sleepless nights. Wise and sagacious persons are praiseworthy even if they do not fast and sleep during the nights.

• Defend your faith (in Allah) with the help of charity. Protect your wealth with the aid of Zakat. Let the prayers guard you from calamities and disasters.

• A man can be valued through his sayings.

• One who does not realize his own value is condemned to utter failure. (Every kind of complex, superiority or inferiority is harmful to man).

• Everyone has an end, it may be pleasant or sorrowful. Everyone, who is born, has to die and once dead he is as good as having not come into existence.

• One, who adopts patience, will never be deprived of success though it may take a long time to reach him.

• One who assents or subsribes to the actions of a group or a party is as good as having committed the deed himself.

• A man who joins a sinful deed makes himself responsible for two-fold punishments, one for doing the deed and the other for assenting and subscribing to it.

• Accept promises of only those persons who can stead- fastly-adhere to their pledges.

• You are ordained to recognize the Imams (the right successors of the Holy Prophet) and to obey them.

• You have been shown, if you only care to see; you have been advised if you care to take advantage of advice; you have been told if you care to listen to good counsels.

• Admonish your brother (comrade) by good deeds and kind regards, and ward off his evil by favouring him.

• One, who enters the places of evil repute has no right to complain against a man who speaks ill of him.

• One, who acquires power cannot avoid favouritism.

• One, who is willful and conceited will suffer losses and calamities and one who seeks advice can secure advantages of many counsels.

• One, who guards his secrets has complete control over his affairs.

• Poverty is the worst form of death.

• One, who serves a person from whom he gets no reciprocal performance of duties, in fact, worships him.

• One should not obey anyone against the commands of Allah.

• Do not blame a man who delays in securing what are his just rights but blame lies on him who grasps the rights which do not belong to him.

• Conceit is a barrier to progress and improvement.

• Death is near and our mutual company is short.

• There is enough light for one who wants to see.

• It is wiser to abstain then to repent.

• Often inordinate desire to secure a single gain acts as a hindrance for the quest of many profitable pursuits.

• People often hate those things which they do not know or cannot understand.

• One, who seeks advice learns to realize his mistakes.

• One who struggles for the cause of Allah secures victory over His enemies.

• When you feel afraid or nervous to do a thing then do it because the real harm which you may thus receive is less poignant than its expectation and fear.

• Your supremacy over others is in proportion to the extent of your knowledge and wisdom.

• The best way to punish an evil-doer is to reward handsomely a good person for his good deeds.

• If you want to remove evil from the minds of others then first give up evil intentions yourself.

• Obstinacy will prevent you from a correct decision.

• Greed is permanent slavery.

• Deficiency will result in shame and sorrow but caution and foresight will bring peace and security.

• To keep silent when you can say something wise and useful is as bad as keeping on propagating foolish and unwise thoughts.

• If two opposite theories are propagated one will be wrong.

• When truth was revealed to me I never doubted it.

• I never lied and the things revealed to me were not false I never misled anybody nor was I misled.

• One, who starts tyranny, will repent soon.

• Death is never very far.

• One who forsakes truth earns eternal damnation.

• One who cannot benefit by patience will die in grief.

• In this world, man is a target of death, an easy prey to calamities, here every morsel and every draught is liable to choke one, here one never receives a favour until he loses another instead, here every additional day in one's life is a day reduced from the total span of his existence, when death is the natural outcome of life, how can we expect immortality?

• O son of Adam, if you have collected anything in excess of your actual need, you will act only as its trustee for someone else to use it.

• Hearts have the tendency of likes and dislikes and are liable to be energetic and lethargic, therefore, make them work when they are energetic because if hearts are forced (to do a thing) they will be blinded.

• When I feel angry with a person how and when should I satisfy my anger, whether at a time when I am not in a position to retaliate and people may advise me to bear patiently or when I have power to punish and I forgive.

• Minds get tired like bodies. When you feel that your; mind is tired, then invigorate it with sober advice.

• If you find that somebody is not grateful for all that you have done for him, then do not get disappointed because often you will find that someone else feels under your obligation though you have done nothing for him and thus your good deeds will be compensated, and Allah will reward you for your goodness.

• The first fruit of forbearance is that people will sympathize with you and they will go against the man who offended you arrogantly.

• One who takes account of his shortcomings will always gain by it; one who is unmindful of them will always suffer.

• One who is afraid of the Day of Judgment, is safe from the Wrath of Allah.

• One who takes lessons from the events of life, gets vision, one who acquires vision becomes wise and one who attains wisdom achieves knowledge.

• Bear sorrows and calamities patiently, otherwise you will never be happy.

• One who comes into power often oppresses.

• Adversities often bring good qualities to the front.

• If a friend envies you, then he is not a true friend.

• Avarice dulls the faculties of judgment and wisdom.

• Oppression and tyranny are the worse companions for the Hereafter.

• The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget.

• Silence will create respect and dignity; justice and fairplay will bring more friends;

• Benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and position; courtesy will draw benevolence;

• Service of mankind will secure leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies.

• A greedy man will always find himself in the shackles of humility.

• There are people who worship Allah to gain His Favors, this is the worship of traders; while there are some who worship Him to keep themselves free from His Wrath, this is the worship of slaves; a few who obey Him out' of their sense of gratitude and bligations, this is the worship of free and noble men.

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SAYINGS OF MAULA ALI ASWS:

• Submission to Allah's Will is the best companion;

• A conceited (proud) and self-admiring person is disliked by others; one has to account in the next world for the deeds that he has done in this world.

• Unfortunate is he who cannot gain a few sincere friends during his life and more unfortunate is the one who has gained them and then lost them (through his deeds).

• When some blessings come to you, do not drive them away through thanklessness of Allah.

• Every person who is tempted to go astray (lost), does not deserve punishment.

• Our affairs are attached to the destiny decreed by Allah, even our best plans may lead us to destruction.

• One who rushes madly after inordinate (unwarranted) desire, runs the risk of encountering destruction and death.

• Overlook and forgive the weaknesses of the generous people because if they fall down, Allah will help them.

• Hours of leisure pass away like summer-clouds, therefore, do not waste opportunity of doing good.

• If someone's deeds lower his position, his family background cannot raise it.

• To render relief to the distressed and to help the oppressed make amends (compensation) from Allah for great sins.

• O son of Adam, when you see that your Lord, the Glorified, bestows His Favors on you while you disobey Him,

• You should fear Him (take warning that His Wrath (anger) may not turn those very blessings into misfortunes).

• Often your utterances and expressions of your face leak out the secrets of your hidden thoughts.

• When you get ill do not get nervous about it and try as much as possible to be hopeful.

• The best form of devotion to the service of Allah is not to make a show of it.

• When you have to depart from this world and have to meet death (eventually), then why wish delay (why feel nervous about death).

• Take warning! He has not exposed so many of your sinful activities that it appears as if He has forgiven you, it may be that He has given you time to repent

• whoever is eager for Paradise will ignore temptations; whoever fears the fire of Hell will abstain from sins;

• whoever practices piety will easily bear the difficulties of life.whoever anticipates death will hasten towards good deeds.

• First branch of Jihad is to persuade people to be obedient to Allah; Second branch is to prohibit them from sin and vice;

• Third branch of Jihad is to struggle (in the cause of Allah) sincerely and firmly on all occasions and Forth is to detest the vicious.

• Whoever persuades people to obey the orders of Allah provides strength to the believers; and discourage them from vices and sins humiliates the unbelievers;

• Whoever struggles on all occasions discharges all his obligations

• Whoever detests the vicious only for the sake of Allah, then Allah will take revenge on his enemies and will be pleased with Him on the Day of Judgment.

• Whoever keeps on disputing every argument on account of his ignorance, will always remain blind to truth.

• Whoever deviates from truth because of ignorance, will always take good for evil and evil for good and he will always remain intoxicated with misguidance.

• Whoever violates (Allah and His Messenger) his path becomes difficult, his affairs will become complicated and his way to rescue will be uncertain.

• One who has accustomed himself to unreasonable and absurd discussions will never see the Light of Truth and will always live in the darkness of ignorance.

• One who is afraid to face facts (of life, death and the life after death) will always turn away from ultimate reality,

• One who allows doubts and uncertainties to vacillate him will always be under the control of Satan

• One who surrenders himself to infidelity(unfaithfulness) accepts damnation in both the worlds.

• A virtuous person is better then virtue and a vicious person is worse than vice.

• Be generous but not extravagant (excessive), be frugal(careful) but not miserly.

• One who says unpleasant things about others, will himself quickly become a target of their scandal

• The greatest wealth is Wisdom; the greatest poverty is stupidity;

• Do not make friendship with a fool because when he will try to do you good he will do you harm;

• Do not make a miser your friend because he will run away from you at the time of your dire need;

• Do not be friendly with a vicious and wicked person because he will sell you and your friendship at the cheapest price

• Do not make friend of a liar because like a mirage he will make you visualize very near the things which lie at a great distance and will make you see at the great distance the things which are near to you".

• Recommended prayers cannot attain the pleasures of Allah for you when obligatory prayers are left unattended.

• A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks.

• A fool's mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man's tongue is under the control of his mind.

• The Almighty Lord grants Paradise to his creatures on account of their piety and noble thoughts.

• May Allah Bless the person who bowed happily before the Will of Allah and led the life of a mujahid.

• Blessed is the person who always kept the life after death in his view, who remembered the Day of Judgment through all his deeds,

• Blessed is the person who led a contented life and who was happy with the lot that Allah had destined for him.

• The sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by Allah than the good deed which turns you arrogant.

• Value of a man depends upon his courage; his veracity(reality) depends upon his self-respect and his chastity depends upon his sense of honor.

• Success is result of foresight(consider) foresight depends upon deep thinking & planning & important factor of planning is to keep your secrets to yourself.

• Be afraid of a gentleman when he is hungry, and of a mean person when his stomach is full.

• So long as fortune is favouring you, your defects will remain covered.

• Only he who has the power to punish can pardon.

• Generosity is to help a deserving person without his request, and if you help him after his request, then it is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.

• There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance; no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation.

• Patience is of two kinds: patience (Sabar) over what pains you, and patience against what you covet (desire).

• Contentment (pleasure) is the capital which will never diminish (reduce). Wealth is the fountain head of passions.

• Whoever warns you against sins and vices is like the one who gives you good tidings(news)

• Tongue is a beast, if it is let loose, it devours.

• If you are favored, then repay the obligation manifold; but he who takes the initiative will always excel in merit.

• The source of success of a claimant is the mediator.

• People in this world are like travelers whose journey is going on though they are asleep. ( Life's journey is going on though men may not feel it )

• Do not feel ashamed if the amount of charity is small because to refuse the needy is an act of greater shame.

• To refrain from unlawful and impious source of pleasures is an ornament to the poor and to be thankful for the riches granted is the adornment of wealth.

• If you cannot get things as much as you desire than be contented with what you have.

Not to have a thing is less humiliating than to beg it.

• An ignorant person will always overdo a thing or neglect it totally.

• The wiser a man is, the less talkative will he be.

• Time wears out bodies, renews hopes, brings death nearer and takes away aspirations.

• Whoever gets anything from the world lives in anxiety for holding it and whoever loses anything passes his days grieving over the loss.

• Whoever wants to be a leader should educate himself before educating others. Before preaching to others he should first practice himself.

• Whoever educates himself and improves his own morals is superior to the man who tries to teach and train others.

• Every breath you take is a step towards death.

• Anything which can be counted is finite and will come to an end.

• If matters get mixed up then scrutinize the cause and you will know what the effects will be.

• Imam Said to World! The life of pleasures that you (World) offer is of a very little duration. There is no real importance in what you offer,

• Imam Said to World! The desire of holding you is an insult and a humiliation to sober minds. Sad is the plight of those who want to acquire you.

• The orders of Allah carry in them the least trouble and lead us towards the most convenient ways of life

• The rewards which He (God) has promised for good deeds are many times more than the actions actually deserve.

• He sees people disobeying Him and tolerates them not because He can be overruled or be compelled to accept human supremacy over Him.

• He (Allah) did not send His prophets to amuse Himself or provide amusement for them.

• He (Allah) did not reveal His orders without any genuine reason nor has He created the galaxies and the earth without any purpose.

• The Universe without plan, purpose and program is the idea of infidels and the pagans, sorry will be their plight in the leaping fires of Hell.

• It was an order of Allah to do it like the order He has given in His Holy Book:

• You are destined by Allah to worship none but Him, here 'destined' means 'ordered' it does not mean physical compulsion".

• Acquire wisdom and truth from whomever you can because even an apostate can have them but unless they are passed over to a faithful Muslim and become part of wisdom and truth that he possesses, they have a confused existence in the minds of apostates.

• Knowledge and wisdom are really the privilege of a faithful Muslim. If you have lost them, get them back even though you may have to get them from the apostates.

• Value of each man depends upon the art and skill which he has attained.

• I want to teach you the thing which deserve your greatest anxiety to acquire. Have hope only in Allah and be afraid of nothing but sins.

• If you do not know a thing never feel ashamed to admit ignorance. If you do not know a thing never hesitate or feel ashamed to learn it.

• Acquire patience and endurance because their relation with true faith is that of a head to a body, a body is of no use without a head. Similarly true faith can be of no use without attributes of resignation, endurance and patience.

• Those who have come alive out of a blood-bath live longer and have more children.

• One who imagines himself to be all-knowing will surely suffer on account of his ignorance.

• I appreciate an old man's cautious opinion more than the courage of a young man.

• I wonder at a man who loses hope of salvation when the door of repentance is open for him.

• Whoever keeps in order his affairs with Allah (follows His orders sincerely), Allah will also put his affairs with men in order.

• Whoever makes arrangement for his salvation, Allah will arrange his worldly affairs; whoever is a preacher for himself, Allah will also protect him.

• He is the wisest and the most knowing man who advises people not to lose hope and faith in the Mercy of Allah and not to be too sure and over-confident of immunity from His Wrath and Punishment.

• Like your body your mind also gets tired so refresh it by wise sayings.

• That knowledge which remains only on your tongue is very superficial. The intrinsic value of knowledge is that you act upon it.

• Allah knows them better than even they know themselves,

• Your welfare does not lie in having enormous wealth and children but it rests in being highly educated and being proud of your obedience to Allah.3

• The real welfare is for two kinds of people, one is who, when commits a sin, atones for it and the other is anxious to do good as much as possible.

• Importance of the deeds that you have done with fear of Allah cannot be minimized and how can the deeds which are acceptable to Allah be considered unimportant.

• That the present times are the times of our Holy Prophet and his faithful followers.

• The best friend of our Holy Prophet is he who obeys the orders of Allah and his greatest enemy is the man who disobeys Allah.

• To sleep with having sincere faith in religion and Allah is better than to pray with wavering faith.

• There are many people who repeat the words containing knowledge but only few consider over them and try to fully grasp the meaning they convey.

• How true it is (We belong to Allah and our return is towards Him)When we say that our return is towards Allah indicates that we accept our mortality (Death).

• Our declaring that we belong to Allah indicates that we accept Him as our Master, Owner and Lord.

• O Lord please! make me better than what the people imagine me to be and please excuse those Weaknesses of mine which they are not aware of.

• Vicious pleasures of this world and salvation(Najat) are like two enemies or two roads running in opposite directions or towards opposite poles, one to the North and the other to the South.

• Whoever likes to gain the pleasures and pumps of this world will hate austerity in life which is necessary to gain salvation.(Najat). Reverse will be the attitude of a man desirous of achieving Eternal Bliss.

• Those are the fortunate people who adopt piety as the principle of their lives and are fully attentive to their welfare for the Hereafter.

• They accept bare earth as the most comfortable bed and water as the most pleasant drink.

• They adopt the Holy Qur'an and prayers as their guide and protector and like Prophet Jesus Christ (Isa) they forsake the world and its vicious pleasure.

• Those who give up religion to better their lot in life seldom succeed. The Wrath of Allah makes them go through more calamities and losses than the gains they gather for themselves.

• There are many educated people who have ruined their future on account of their ignorance of religion. Their knowledge did not prove of any avail to them.

• More wonderful than man himself is that part of his body which is connected with his trunk with muscles. It is his brain (mind).

• On the one hand it (mind of a man) holds treasures of knowledge and wisdom and on the other it is found to harbor very ugly desires.

• If a man sees even a tiny gleam of success, then greed forces him to humiliate(disgrace) himself.

• If a man gives way to avarice(greed), then inordinate desires ruin him, if he is disappointed, then despondency almost kills him.

• If a man is excited, then he loses temper and gets angry. If he is pleased, then he gives up precaution (safety).

• Sudden fear makes a man dull and nervous, and he is unable to think and find a way out of the situation.

• During the times of peace and prosperity he becomes careless and unmindful of the future. If he acquires wealth, then he becomes proud and arrogant.

• If he is plunged in distress, then his agitation, impatience and nervousness disgrace him.

• If he is overtaken by poverty, then he finds himself in a very sad plight, hunger makes him weak, and over-feeding harms him equally.

• In short every kind of loss and gain makes the mind of a man unbalanced.

• A Divine rule can be established only by a man, who, where justice and equity are required, neither feels deficient nor weak and who is not greedy and avaricious.

• Anyone who loves us Ahlul Bayt must be ready to face a life of austerity.

• No wealth is more useful than intelligence and wisdom;

• No solitude is more horrible than when people avoid you on account of your vanity and conceit or when you wrongly consider yourself above everybody to confide and consult;

• No eminence is more exalting than piety; no companion can prove more useful than politeness;

• No heritage is better than culture; no leader is superior to Divine Guidance; no deal is more profitable than good deeds;

• No profit is greater than Divine Reward; no abstinence is better than to restrain one's mind from doubts (about religion);

• No virtue is better than refraining from prohibited deeds; no knowledge is superior to deep thinking and prudence;

• No worship or prayers are more sacred than fulfillment of obligations and duties,

• No religious faith is loftier than feeling ashamed of doing wrong and bearing calamities patiently; no eminence is greater than to adopt humbleness;

• No exaltation is superior to knowledge; nothing is more respectable than forgiveness and forbearance; no support and defense are stronger than consultation.

• In a corrupt society to form good opinion of anyone of them and to trust him is to harm yourself.

• When a community is composed of honest, sober and virtuous people, your forming a bad opinion about anyone of its members, when nothing wicked has been seen of him, is a great injustice to him.

• What do you want to know about a person whose life is leading him towards ultimate death, whose health is the first stage towards illness and whom society has forced out of his retreat".

• No trial of the Lord is more severe than the time He allows (in which either you may repent or get deeper into vices).

• Two kinds of people will be damned on my account Those who form exaggerated opinion about me and those who under-estimate me because they hate me.

• To lose or to waste an opportunity will result in grief and sorrow.

• She (world) is like a serpent, so soft to touch, but so full of lethal poison. Unwise people are allured by it and drawn towards it, and wise men avoid it and keep away from its poisonous effects.

• What a difference is there between a deed whose pleasure passes away leaving behind it the pangs of pain and punishment and the deed whose oppressive harshness comes to an end leaving behind Divine rewards!

• Some of us feel that death is meant for everybody except themselves or it is destined to others and not to themselves or those whom we see dying around us are only travelers going on a journey and will come back to us. It is a sad sight to see that in one moment we commit them to earth and in the next we take hold of the things left by them as if we are going to remain permanently in this world after them. The fact is that we forget sensible advice given to us and become victim of every calamity.

• Blessings are for the person who humbles himself before Allah, whose sources of income are honest, whose inten- tions are always honorable

• Blessings are for the person whose character is noble, whose habits are sober,

• Blessings are for the person who gives away in the cause and in the Name of Allah, the wealth which is lying surplus with him,

• Blessings are for the person who controls his tongue from vicious and useless talk, who abstains from oppression,

• Blessings are for the person who faithfully follows the traditions of the Holy Prophet and who keeps himself away from innovation in religion.

• Jealousy in woman is unpardonable but in man it is a sign of his faith in religion (because Islam has permitted polygamy and prohibited polyandry).

• Islam means obedience to Allah, obedience to Allah means having sincere faith in Him,Faith means to believe in His Power, belief in His Power means recognizing and accepting His Majesty, acceptance of His Majesty means fulfilling the obligations laid down by Him and fulfillment of obligations means actions (Therefore, Islam does not mean mere faith, but faith plus deeds).

• I wonder at the mentality of a miser, fearing poverty he takes to stinginess and thus hastily pushes himself head- long into a state of want and destitution, he madly desires plenty and ease, but throws it away without understanding. In this world he, of his own free will, leads the life of a a beggar and in the next world he will have to submit an account like the rich.

• I wonder at the arrogance of a haughty and vain person. Yesterday he was only a drop of semen and tomorrow he will turn into a corpse.

• I wonder at the man who observes the Universe created by Allah and doubts His Being and Existence.

• I wonder at the man who sees people dying around him and yet he has forgotten his end.

• I wonder at the man who understands the marvel of genesis of creation and refuses to accept that he will be brought back to life again.

• I wonder at the man who takes great pains to decorate and to make comfortable this mortal habitat and totally forgets his permanent abode.

• Whoever is not diligent in his work, will suffer; who- ever has no share of Allah in his wealth and in his life then there is no place for him in His Realm.

• Be cautious of cold in the beginning of winter and welcome it at the close of the season because cold season effects bodies exactly as it effects the trees

• If you understand Allah's Majesty, then you will not attach any importance to the creatures.

• Imam Ali Addressing the graves he said: "O you, who are lying in horrible and deserted houses. O you, who are shut up in the dark graves, who are alone in their abodes, strangers to the places assigned to them; you have gone ahead and preceded us, while we are also following your steps and shall shortly join you. He said: Do you know what has happened aver you? Your houses and property was taken up by others, your widows have remarried, this is what we can tell you of this world. Can you give us some news about things around you?" Saying this, Imam Ali turned to his companions and said, "If they are permitted to speak they will inform you that the best provision for the next world is piety and virtue".

• An Angel announces daily: "Birth of more human beings means so many more will die, collection of more wealth means of much more will be destroyed, erection of more buildings means so many more ruins will come".

• This world is not a permanent place; it is a passage, a road on which you are passing.

• There are two kinds of people here: One is the kind of those who have sold their souls for eternal damnation; the other is of those who have purchased their souls and freed them from damnation.

• A friend cannot be considered a friend unless he is tested on three occasions: in time of need, behind your back and after your death.

• One who prays to Allah and implores to Him will not be deprived of granting of his prayers;

• One who repents for his thoughts and deeds will not be refused acceptance of the repentance;

• One who has atoned for his sins will not be debarred from salvation.

• One who thanks Allah for the Blessings and Bounties will not be denied the increase in them.

• As far as prayers are concerned God says Pray to Me and I shall accept your prayers.

• About repentance God says: Whoever has done a bad deed or has indulged in sin and then repents and asks for His forgiveness will find Allah most Forgiving and Merciful.

• About being thankful God Says if you are thankful for what you are given, I shall increase My Bounties and Blessings.

• About atonement of sin God says Allah accepts the repentance of those who have ignorantly committed vice and then soon repent for it,Allah accepts such repentance's, He is Wise and Omniscient.

• Daily prayers are the best medium through which one can Seek the nearness to Allah.

• Hajj is Jihad (Holy War) for every weak person. For everything that you own there is Zakat, and Zakat of your body is fasting.

• The Jihad of a woman is to afford pleasant company to her husband.

• If you want to pray to Allah for better means of subsistence, then first give something in charity.

• When someone is sure of the returns, then he shows generosity.

• Aid (from Allah) is in proportion to the trouble.

• He who practices moderation and frugality will never be threatened with poverty.

• One of the conveniences in life is to have less children.

• Loving one another is half of wisdom.

• Grief is half of old age.

• Grant of patience (from Allah) is in proportion to the extent of calamity you are passing through. If you exhibit fretfulness, irritation, and despair in calamities, then your patience and your exertions are wasted.

• Many persons get nothing out of their fasts but hunger and thirst, many more get nothing out of their night prayers but exertions and sleepless nights. Wise and sagacious persons are praiseworthy even if they do not fast and sleep during the nights.

• Defend your faith (in Allah) with the help of charity. Protect your wealth with the aid of Zakat. Let the prayers guard you from calamities and disasters.

• A man can be valued through his sayings.

• One who does not realize his own value is condemned to utter failure. (Every kind of complex, superiority or inferiority is harmful to man).

• Everyone has an end, it may be pleasant or sorrowful. Everyone, who is born, has to die and once dead he is as good as having not come into existence.

• One, who adopts patience, will never be deprived of success though it may take a long time to reach him.

• One who assents or subsribes to the actions of a group or a party is as good as having committed the deed himself.

• A man who joins a sinful deed makes himself responsible for two-fold punishments, one for doing the deed and the other for assenting and subscribing to it.

• Accept promises of only those persons who can stead- fastly-adhere to their pledges.

• You are ordained to recognize the Imams (the right successors of the Holy Prophet) and to obey them.

• You have been shown, if you only care to see; you have been advised if you care to take advantage of advice; you have been told if you care to listen to good counsels.

• Admonish your brother (comrade) by good deeds and kind regards, and ward off his evil by favouring him.

• One, who enters the places of evil repute has no right to complain against a man who speaks ill of him.

• One, who acquires power cannot avoid favouritism.

• One, who is willful and conceited will suffer losses and calamities and one who seeks advice can secure advantages of many counsels.

• One, who guards his secrets has complete control over his affairs.

• Poverty is the worst form of death.

• One, who serves a person from whom he gets no reciprocal performance of duties, in fact, worships him.

• One should not obey anyone against the commands of Allah.

• Do not blame a man who delays in securing what are his just rights but blame lies on him who grasps the rights which do not belong to him.

• Conceit is a barrier to progress and improvement.

• Death is near and our mutual company is short.

• There is enough light for one who wants to see.

• It is wiser to abstain then to repent.

• Often inordinate desire to secure a single gain acts as a hindrance for the quest of many profitable pursuits.

• People often hate those things which they do not know or cannot understand.

• One, who seeks advice learns to realize his mistakes.

• One who struggles for the cause of Allah secures victory over His enemies.

• When you feel afraid or nervous to do a thing then do it because the real harm which you may thus receive is less poignant than its expectation and fear.

• Your supremacy over others is in proportion to the extent of your knowledge and wisdom.

• The best way to punish an evil-doer is to reward handsomely a good person for his good deeds.

• If you want to remove evil from the minds of others then first give up evil intentions yourself.

• Obstinacy will prevent you from a correct decision.

• Greed is permanent slavery.

• Deficiency will result in shame and sorrow but caution and foresight will bring peace and security.

• To keep silent when you can say something wise and useful is as bad as keeping on propagating foolish and unwise thoughts.

• If two opposite theories are propagated one will be wrong.

• When truth was revealed to me I never doubted it.

• I never lied and the things revealed to me were not false I never misled anybody nor was I misled.

• One, who starts tyranny, will repent soon.

• Death is never very far.

• One who forsakes truth earns eternal damnation.

• One who cannot benefit by patience will die in grief.

• In this world, man is a target of death, an easy prey to calamities, here every morsel and every draught is liable to choke one, here one never receives a favour until he loses another instead, here every additional day in one's life is a day reduced from the total span of his existence, when death is the natural outcome of life, how can we expect immortality?

• O son of Adam, if you have collected anything in excess of your actual need, you will act only as its trustee for someone else to use it.

• Hearts have the tendency of likes and dislikes and are liable to be energetic and lethargic, therefore, make them work when they are energetic because if hearts are forced (to do a thing) they will be blinded.

• When I feel angry with a person how and when should I satisfy my anger, whether at a time when I am not in a position to retaliate and people may advise me to bear patiently or when I have power to punish and I forgive.

• Minds get tired like bodies. When you feel that your; mind is tired, then invigorate it with sober advice.

• If you find that somebody is not grateful for all that you have done for him, then do not get disappointed because often you will find that someone else feels under your obligation though you have done nothing for him and thus your good deeds will be compensated, and Allah will reward you for your goodness.

• The first fruit of forbearance is that people will sympathize with you and they will go against the man who offended you arrogantly.

• One who takes account of his shortcomings will always gain by it; one who is unmindful of them will always suffer.

• One who is afraid of the Day of Judgment, is safe from the Wrath of Allah.

• One who takes lessons from the events of life, gets vision, one who acquires vision becomes wise and one who attains wisdom achieves knowledge.

• Bear sorrows and calamities patiently, otherwise you will never be happy.

• One who comes into power often oppresses.

• Adversities often bring good qualities to the front.

• If a friend envies you, then he is not a true friend.

• Avarice dulls the faculties of judgment and wisdom.

• Oppression and tyranny are the worse companions for the Hereafter.

• The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget.

• Silence will create respect and dignity; justice and fairplay will bring more friends;

• Benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and position; courtesy will draw benevolence;

• Service of mankind will secure leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies.

• A greedy man will always find himself in the shackles of humility.

• There are people who worship Allah to gain His Favors, this is the worship of traders; while there are some who worship Him to keep themselves free from His Wrath, this is the worship of slaves; a few who obey Him out' of their sense of gratitude and bligations, this is the worship of free and noble men.

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SAYINGS OF MAULA ALI ASWS:

• Submission to Allah's Will is the best companion;

• A conceited (proud) and self-admiring person is disliked by others; one has to account in the next world for the deeds that he has done in this world.

• Unfortunate is he who cannot gain a few sincere friends during his life and more unfortunate is the one who has gained them and then lost them (through his deeds).

• When some blessings come to you, do not drive them away through thanklessness of Allah.

• Every person who is tempted to go astray (lost), does not deserve punishment.

• Our affairs are attached to the destiny decreed by Allah, even our best plans may lead us to destruction.

• One who rushes madly after inordinate (unwarranted) desire, runs the risk of encountering destruction and death.

• Overlook and forgive the weaknesses of the generous people because if they fall down, Allah will help them.

• Hours of leisure pass away like summer-clouds, therefore, do not waste opportunity of doing good.

• If someone's deeds lower his position, his family background cannot raise it.

• To render relief to the distressed and to help the oppressed make amends (compensation) from Allah for great sins.

• O son of Adam, when you see that your Lord, the Glorified, bestows His Favors on you while you disobey Him,

• You should fear Him (take warning that His Wrath (anger) may not turn those very blessings into misfortunes).

• Often your utterances and expressions of your face leak out the secrets of your hidden thoughts.

• When you get ill do not get nervous about it and try as much as possible to be hopeful.

• The best form of devotion to the service of Allah is not to make a show of it.

• When you have to depart from this world and have to meet death (eventually), then why wish delay (why feel nervous about death).

• Take warning! He has not exposed so many of your sinful activities that it appears as if He has forgiven you, it may be that He has given you time to repent

• whoever is eager for Paradise will ignore temptations; whoever fears the fire of Hell will abstain from sins;

• whoever practices piety will easily bear the difficulties of life.whoever anticipates death will hasten towards good deeds.

• First branch of Jihad is to persuade people to be obedient to Allah; Second branch is to prohibit them from sin and vice;

• Third branch of Jihad is to struggle (in the cause of Allah) sincerely and firmly on all occasions and Forth is to detest the vicious.

• Whoever persuades people to obey the orders of Allah provides strength to the believers; and discourage them from vices and sins humiliates the unbelievers;

• Whoever struggles on all occasions discharges all his obligations

• Whoever detests the vicious only for the sake of Allah, then Allah will take revenge on his enemies and will be pleased with Him on the Day of Judgment.

• Whoever keeps on disputing every argument on account of his ignorance, will always remain blind to truth.

• Whoever deviates from truth because of ignorance, will always take good for evil and evil for good and he will always remain intoxicated with misguidance.

• Whoever violates (Allah and His Messenger) his path becomes difficult, his affairs will become complicated and his way to rescue will be uncertain.

• One who has accustomed himself to unreasonable and absurd discussions will never see the Light of Truth and will always live in the darkness of ignorance.

• One who is afraid to face facts (of life, death and the life after death) will always turn away from ultimate reality,

• One who allows doubts and uncertainties to vacillate him will always be under the control of Satan

• One who surrenders himself to infidelity(unfaithfulness) accepts damnation in both the worlds.

• A virtuous person is better then virtue and a vicious person is worse than vice.

• Be generous but not extravagant (excessive), be frugal(careful) but not miserly.

• One who says unpleasant things about others, will himself quickly become a target of their scandal

• The greatest wealth is Wisdom; the greatest poverty is stupidity;

• Do not make friendship with a fool because when he will try to do you good he will do you harm;

• Do not make a miser your friend because he will run away from you at the time of your dire need;

• Do not be friendly with a vicious and wicked person because he will sell you and your friendship at the cheapest price

• Do not make friend of a liar because like a mirage he will make you visualize very near the things which lie at a great distance and will make you see at the great distance the things which are near to you".

• Recommended prayers cannot attain the pleasures of Allah for you when obligatory prayers are left unattended.

• A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks.

• A fool's mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man's tongue is under the control of his mind.

• The Almighty Lord grants Paradise to his creatures on account of their piety and noble thoughts.

• May Allah Bless the person who bowed happily before the Will of Allah and led the life of a mujahid.

• Blessed is the person who always kept the life after death in his view, who remembered the Day of Judgment through all his deeds,

• Blessed is the person who led a contented life and who was happy with the lot that Allah had destined for him.

• The sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by Allah than the good deed which turns you arrogant.

• Value of a man depends upon his courage; his veracity(reality) depends upon his self-respect and his chastity depends upon his sense of honor.

• Success is result of foresight(consider) foresight depends upon deep thinking & planning & important factor of planning is to keep your secrets to yourself.

• Be afraid of a gentleman when he is hungry, and of a mean person when his stomach is full.

• So long as fortune is favouring you, your defects will remain covered.

• Only he who has the power to punish can pardon.

• Generosity is to help a deserving person without his request, and if you help him after his request, then it is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.

• There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance; no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation.

• Patience is of two kinds: patience (Sabar) over what pains you, and patience against what you covet (desire).

• Contentment (pleasure) is the capital which will never diminish (reduce). Wealth is the fountain head of passions.

• Whoever warns you against sins and vices is like the one who gives you good tidings(news)

• Tongue is a beast, if it is let loose, it devours.

• If you are favored, then repay the obligation manifold; but he who takes the initiative will always excel in merit.

• The source of success of a claimant is the mediator.

• People in this world are like travelers whose journey is going on though they are asleep. ( Life's journey is going on though men may not feel it )

• Do not feel ashamed if the amount of charity is small because to refuse the needy is an act of greater shame.

• To refrain from unlawful and impious source of pleasures is an ornament to the poor and to be thankful for the riches granted is the adornment of wealth.

• If you cannot get things as much as you desire than be contented with what you have.

Not to have a thing is less humiliating than to beg it.

• An ignorant person will always overdo a thing or neglect it totally.

• The wiser a man is, the less talkative will he be.

• Time wears out bodies, renews hopes, brings death nearer and takes away aspirations.

• Whoever gets anything from the world lives in anxiety for holding it and whoever loses anything passes his days grieving over the loss.

• Whoever wants to be a leader should educate himself before educating others. Before preaching to others he should first practice himself.

• Whoever educates himself and improves his own morals is superior to the man who tries to teach and train others.

• Every breath you take is a step towards death.

• Anything which can be counted is finite and will come to an end.

• If matters get mixed up then scrutinize the cause and you will know what the effects will be.

• Imam Said to World! The life of pleasures that you (World) offer is of a very little duration. There is no real importance in what you offer,

• Imam Said to World! The desire of holding you is an insult and a humiliation to sober minds. Sad is the plight of those who want to acquire you.

• The orders of Allah carry in them the least trouble and lead us towards the most convenient ways of life

• The rewards which He (God) has promised for good deeds are many times more than the actions actually deserve.

• He sees people disobeying Him and tolerates them not because He can be overruled or be compelled to accept human supremacy over Him.

• He (Allah) did not send His prophets to amuse Himself or provide amusement for them.

• He (Allah) did not reveal His orders without any genuine reason nor has He created the galaxies and the earth without any purpose.

• The Universe without plan, purpose and program is the idea of infidels and the pagans, sorry will be their plight in the leaping fires of Hell.

• It was an order of Allah to do it like the order He has given in His Holy Book:

• You are destined by Allah to worship none but Him, here 'destined' means 'ordered' it does not mean physical compulsion".

• Acquire wisdom and truth from whomever you can because even an apostate can have them but unless they are passed over to a faithful Muslim and become part of wisdom and truth that he possesses, they have a confused existence in the minds of apostates.

• Knowledge and wisdom are really the privilege of a faithful Muslim. If you have lost them, get them back even though you may have to get them from the apostates.

• Value of each man depends upon the art and skill which he has attained.

• I want to teach you the thing which deserve your greatest anxiety to acquire. Have hope only in Allah and be afraid of nothing but sins.

• If you do not know a thing never feel ashamed to admit ignorance. If you do not know a thing never hesitate or feel ashamed to learn it.

• Acquire patience and endurance because their relation with true faith is that of a head to a body, a body is of no use without a head. Similarly true faith can be of no use without attributes of resignation, endurance and patience.

• Those who have come alive out of a blood-bath live longer and have more children.

• One who imagines himself to be all-knowing will surely suffer on account of his ignorance.

• I appreciate an old man's cautious opinion more than the courage of a young man.

• I wonder at a man who loses hope of salvation when the door of repentance is open for him.

• Whoever keeps in order his affairs with Allah (follows His orders sincerely), Allah will also put his affairs with men in order.

• Whoever makes arrangement for his salvation, Allah will arrange his worldly affairs; whoever is a preacher for himself, Allah will also protect him.

• He is the wisest and the most knowing man who advises people not to lose hope and faith in the Mercy of Allah and not to be too sure and over-confident of immunity from His Wrath and Punishment.

• Like your body your mind also gets tired so refresh it by wise sayings.

• That knowledge which remains only on your tongue is very superficial. The intrinsic value of knowledge is that you act upon it.

• Allah knows them better than even they know themselves,

• Your welfare does not lie in having enormous wealth and children but it rests in being highly educated and being proud of your obedience to Allah.3

• The real welfare is for two kinds of people, one is who, when commits a sin, atones for it and the other is anxious to do good as much as possible.

• Importance of the deeds that you have done with fear of Allah cannot be minimized and how can the deeds which are acceptable to Allah be considered unimportant.

• That the present times are the times of our Holy Prophet and his faithful followers.

• The best friend of our Holy Prophet is he who obeys the orders of Allah and his greatest enemy is the man who disobeys Allah.

• To sleep with having sincere faith in religion and Allah is better than to pray with wavering faith.

• There are many people who repeat the words containing knowledge but only few consider over them and try to fully grasp the meaning they convey.

• How true it is (We belong to Allah and our return is towards Him)When we say that our return is towards Allah indicates that we accept our mortality (Death).

• Our declaring that we belong to Allah indicates that we accept Him as our Master, Owner and Lord.

• O Lord please! make me better than what the people imagine me to be and please excuse those Weaknesses of mine which they are not aware of.

• Vicious pleasures of this world and salvation(Najat) are like two enemies or two roads running in opposite directions or towards opposite poles, one to the North and the other to the South.

• Whoever likes to gain the pleasures and pumps of this world will hate austerity in life which is necessary to gain salvation.(Najat). Reverse will be the attitude of a man desirous of achieving Eternal Bliss.

• Those are the fortunate people who adopt piety as the principle of their lives and are fully attentive to their welfare for the Hereafter.

• They accept bare earth as the most comfortable bed and water as the most pleasant drink.

• They adopt the Holy Qur'an and prayers as their guide and protector and like Prophet Jesus Christ (Isa) they forsake the world and its vicious pleasure.

• Those who give up religion to better their lot in life seldom succeed. The Wrath of Allah makes them go through more calamities and losses than the gains they gather for themselves.

• There are many educated people who have ruined their future on account of their ignorance of religion. Their knowledge did not prove of any avail to them.

• More wonderful than man himself is that part of his body which is connected with his trunk with muscles. It is his brain (mind).

• On the one hand it (mind of a man) holds treasures of knowledge and wisdom and on the other it is found to harbor very ugly desires.

• If a man sees even a tiny gleam of success, then greed forces him to humiliate(disgrace) himself.

• If a man gives way to avarice(greed), then inordinate desires ruin him, if he is disappointed, then despondency almost kills him.

• If a man is excited, then he loses temper and gets angry. If he is pleased, then he gives up precaution (safety).

• Sudden fear makes a man dull and nervous, and he is unable to think and find a way out of the situation.

• During the times of peace and prosperity he becomes careless and unmindful of the future. If he acquires wealth, then he becomes proud and arrogant.

• If he is plunged in distress, then his agitation, impatience and nervousness disgrace him.

• If he is overtaken by poverty, then he finds himself in a very sad plight, hunger makes him weak, and over-feeding harms him equally.

• In short every kind of loss and gain makes the mind of a man unbalanced.

• A Divine rule can be established only by a man, who, where justice and equity are required, neither feels deficient nor weak and who is not greedy and avaricious.

• Anyone who loves us Ahlul Bayt must be ready to face a life of austerity.

• No wealth is more useful than intelligence and wisdom;

• No solitude is more horrible than when people avoid you on account of your vanity and conceit or when you wrongly consider yourself above everybody to confide and consult;

• No eminence is more exalting than piety; no companion can prove more useful than politeness;

• No heritage is better than culture; no leader is superior to Divine Guidance; no deal is more profitable than good deeds;

• No profit is greater than Divine Reward; no abstinence is better than to restrain one's mind from doubts (about religion);

• No virtue is better than refraining from prohibited deeds; no knowledge is superior to deep thinking and prudence;

• No worship or prayers are more sacred than fulfillment of obligations and duties,

• No religious faith is loftier than feeling ashamed of doing wrong and bearing calamities patiently; no eminence is greater than to adopt humbleness;

• No exaltation is superior to knowledge; nothing is more respectable than forgiveness and forbearance; no support and defense are stronger than consultation.

• In a corrupt society to form good opinion of anyone of them and to trust him is to harm yourself.

• When a community is composed of honest, sober and virtuous people, your forming a bad opinion about anyone of its members, when nothing wicked has been seen of him, is a great injustice to him.

• What do you want to know about a person whose life is leading him towards ultimate death, whose health is the first stage towards illness and whom society has forced out of his retreat".

• No trial of the Lord is more severe than the time He allows (in which either you may repent or get deeper into vices).

• Two kinds of people will be damned on my account Those who form exaggerated opinion about me and those who under-estimate me because they hate me.

• To lose or to waste an opportunity will result in grief and sorrow.

• She (world) is like a serpent, so soft to touch, but so full of lethal poison. Unwise people are allured by it and drawn towards it, and wise men avoid it and keep away from its poisonous effects.

• What a difference is there between a deed whose pleasure passes away leaving behind it the pangs of pain and punishment and the deed whose oppressive harshness comes to an end leaving behind Divine rewards!

• Some of us feel that death is meant for everybody except themselves or it is destined to others and not to themselves or those whom we see dying around us are only travelers going on a journey and will come back to us. It is a sad sight to see that in one moment we commit them to earth and in the next we take hold of the things left by them as if we are going to remain permanently in this world after them. The fact is that we forget sensible advice given to us and become victim of every calamity.

• Blessings are for the person who humbles himself before Allah, whose sources of income are honest, whose inten- tions are always honorable

• Blessings are for the person whose character is noble, whose habits are sober,

• Blessings are for the person who gives away in the cause and in the Name of Allah, the wealth which is lying surplus with him,

• Blessings are for the person who controls his tongue from vicious and useless talk, who abstains from oppression,

• Blessings are for the person who faithfully follows the traditions of the Holy Prophet and who keeps himself away from innovation in religion.

• Jealousy in woman is unpardonable but in man it is a sign of his faith in religion (because Islam has permitted polygamy and prohibited polyandry).

• Islam means obedience to Allah, obedience to Allah means having sincere faith in Him,Faith means to believe in His Power, belief in His Power means recognizing and accepting His Majesty, acceptance of His Majesty means fulfilling the obligations laid down by Him and fulfillment of obligations means actions (Therefore, Islam does not mean mere faith, but faith plus deeds).

• I wonder at the mentality of a miser, fearing poverty he takes to stinginess and thus hastily pushes himself head- long into a state of want and destitution, he madly desires plenty and ease, but throws it away without understanding. In this world he, of his own free will, leads the life of a a beggar and in the next world he will have to submit an account like the rich.

• I wonder at the arrogance of a haughty and vain person. Yesterday he was only a drop of semen and tomorrow he will turn into a corpse.

• I wonder at the man who observes the Universe created by Allah and doubts His Being and Existence.

• I wonder at the man who sees people dying around him and yet he has forgotten his end.

• I wonder at the man who understands the marvel of genesis of creation and refuses to accept that he will be brought back to life again.

• I wonder at the man who takes great pains to decorate and to make comfortable this mortal habitat and totally forgets his permanent abode.

• Whoever is not diligent in his work, will suffer; who- ever has no share of Allah in his wealth and in his life then there is no place for him in His Realm.

• Be cautious of cold in the beginning of winter and welcome it at the close of the season because cold season effects bodies exactly as it effects the trees

• If you understand Allah's Majesty, then you will not attach any importance to the creatures.

• Imam Ali Addressing the graves he said: "O you, who are lying in horrible and deserted houses. O you, who are shut up in the dark graves, who are alone in their abodes, strangers to the places assigned to them; you have gone ahead and preceded us, while we are also following your steps and shall shortly join you. He said: Do you know what has happened aver you? Your houses and property was taken up by others, your widows have remarried, this is what we can tell you of this world. Can you give us some news about things around you?" Saying this, Imam Ali turned to his companions and said, "If they are permitted to speak they will inform you that the best provision for the next world is piety and virtue".

• An Angel announces daily: "Birth of more human beings means so many more will die, collection of more wealth means of much more will be destroyed, erection of more buildings means so many more ruins will come".

• This world is not a permanent place; it is a passage, a road on which you are passing.

• There are two kinds of people here: One is the kind of those who have sold their souls for eternal damnation; the other is of those who have purchased their souls and freed them from damnation.

• A friend cannot be considered a friend unless he is tested on three occasions: in time of need, behind your back and after your death.

• One who prays to Allah and implores to Him will not be deprived of granting of his prayers;

• One who repents for his thoughts and deeds will not be refused acceptance of the repentance;

• One who has atoned for his sins will not be debarred from salvation.

• One who thanks Allah for the Blessings and Bounties will not be denied the increase in them.

• As far as prayers are concerned God says Pray to Me and I shall accept your prayers.

• About repentance God says: Whoever has done a bad deed or has indulged in sin and then repents and asks for His forgiveness will find Allah most Forgiving and Merciful.

• About being thankful God Says if you are thankful for what you are given, I shall increase My Bounties and Blessings.

• About atonement of sin God says Allah accepts the repentance of those who have ignorantly committed vice and then soon repent for it,Allah accepts such repentance's, He is Wise and Omniscient.

• Daily prayers are the best medium through which one can Seek the nearness to Allah.

• Hajj is Jihad (Holy War) for every weak person. For everything that you own there is Zakat, and Zakat of your body is fasting.

• The Jihad of a woman is to afford pleasant company to her husband.

• If you want to pray to Allah for better means of subsistence, then first give something in charity.

• When someone is sure of the returns, then he shows generosity.

• Aid (from Allah) is in proportion to the trouble.

• He who practices moderation and frugality will never be threatened with poverty.

• One of the conveniences in life is to have less children.

• Loving one another is half of wisdom.

• Grief is half of old age.

• Grant of patience (from Allah) is in proportion to the extent of calamity you are passing through. If you exhibit fretfulness, irritation, and despair in calamities, then your patience and your exertions are wasted.

• Many persons get nothing out of their fasts but hunger and thirst, many more get nothing out of their night prayers but exertions and sleepless nights. Wise and sagacious persons are praiseworthy even if they do not fast and sleep during the nights.

• Defend your faith (in Allah) with the help of charity. Protect your wealth with the aid of Zakat. Let the prayers guard you from calamities and disasters.

• A man can be valued through his sayings.

• One who does not realize his own value is condemned to utter failure. (Every kind of complex, superiority or inferiority is harmful to man).

• Everyone has an end, it may be pleasant or sorrowful. Everyone, who is born, has to die and once dead he is as good as having not come into existence.

• One, who adopts patience, will never be deprived of success though it may take a long time to reach him.

• One who assents or subsribes to the actions of a group or a party is as good as having committed the deed himself.

• A man who joins a sinful deed makes himself responsible for two-fold punishments, one for doing the deed and the other for assenting and subscribing to it.

• Accept promises of only those persons who can stead- fastly-adhere to their pledges.

• You are ordained to recognize the Imams (the right successors of the Holy Prophet) and to obey them.

• You have been shown, if you only care to see; you have been advised if you care to take advantage of advice; you have been told if you care to listen to good counsels.

• Admonish your brother (comrade) by good deeds and kind regards, and ward off his evil by favouring him.

• One, who enters the places of evil repute has no right to complain against a man who speaks ill of him.

• One, who acquires power cannot avoid favouritism.

• One, who is willful and conceited will suffer losses and calamities and one who seeks advice can secure advantages of many counsels.

• One, who guards his secrets has complete control over his affairs.

• Poverty is the worst form of death.

• One, who serves a person from whom he gets no reciprocal performance of duties, in fact, worships him.

• One should not obey anyone against the commands of Allah.

• Do not blame a man who delays in securing what are his just rights but blame lies on him who grasps the rights which do not belong to him.

• Conceit is a barrier to progress and improvement.

• Death is near and our mutual company is short.

• There is enough light for one who wants to see.

• It is wiser to abstain then to repent.

• Often inordinate desire to secure a single gain acts as a hindrance for the quest of many profitable pursuits.

• People often hate those things which they do not know or cannot understand.

• One, who seeks advice learns to realize his mistakes.

• One who struggles for the cause of Allah secures victory over His enemies.

• When you feel afraid or nervous to do a thing then do it because the real harm which you may thus receive is less poignant than its expectation and fear.

• Your supremacy over others is in proportion to the extent of your knowledge and wisdom.

• The best way to punish an evil-doer is to reward handsomely a good person for his good deeds.

• If you want to remove evil from the minds of others then first give up evil intentions yourself.

• Obstinacy will prevent you from a correct decision.

• Greed is permanent slavery.

• Deficiency will result in shame and sorrow but caution and foresight will bring peace and security.

• To keep silent when you can say something wise and useful is as bad as keeping on propagating foolish and unwise thoughts.

• If two opposite theories are propagated one will be wrong.

• When truth was revealed to me I never doubted it.

• I never lied and the things revealed to me were not false I never misled anybody nor was I misled.

• One, who starts tyranny, will repent soon.

• Death is never very far.

• One who forsakes truth earns eternal damnation.

• One who cannot benefit by patience will die in grief.

• In this world, man is a target of death, an easy prey to calamities, here every morsel and every draught is liable to choke one, here one never receives a favour until he loses another instead, here every additional day in one's life is a day reduced from the total span of his existence, when death is the natural outcome of life, how can we expect immortality?

• O son of Adam, if you have collected anything in excess of your actual need, you will act only as its trustee for someone else to use it.

• Hearts have the tendency of likes and dislikes and are liable to be energetic and lethargic, therefore, make them work when they are energetic because if hearts are forced (to do a thing) they will be blinded.

• When I feel angry with a person how and when should I satisfy my anger, whether at a time when I am not in a position to retaliate and people may advise me to bear patiently or when I have power to punish and I forgive.

• Minds get tired like bodies. When you feel that your; mind is tired, then invigorate it with sober advice.

• If you find that somebody is not grateful for all that you have done for him, then do not get disappointed because often you will find that someone else feels under your obligation though you have done nothing for him and thus your good deeds will be compensated, and Allah will reward you for your goodness.

• The first fruit of forbearance is that people will sympathize with you and they will go against the man who offended you arrogantly.

• One who takes account of his shortcomings will always gain by it; one who is unmindful of them will always suffer.

• One who is afraid of the Day of Judgment, is safe from the Wrath of Allah.

• One who takes lessons from the events of life, gets vision, one who acquires vision becomes wise and one who attains wisdom achieves knowledge.

• Bear sorrows and calamities patiently, otherwise you will never be happy.

• One who comes into power often oppresses.

• Adversities often bring good qualities to the front.

• If a friend envies you, then he is not a true friend.

• Avarice dulls the faculties of judgment and wisdom.

• Oppression and tyranny are the worse companions for the Hereafter.

• The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget.

• Silence will create respect and dignity; justice and fairplay will bring more friends;

• Benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and position; courtesy will draw benevolence;

• Service of mankind will secure leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies.

• A greedy man will always find himself in the shackles of humility.

• There are people who worship Allah to gain His Favors, this is the worship of traders; while there are some who worship Him to keep themselves free from His Wrath, this is the worship of slaves; a few who obey Him out' of their sense of gratitude and bligations, this is the worship of free and noble men.

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Salamu3alaykum

ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العَمَلَ العَمَلَ ، ثُمَّ النِّهايَةَ النِّهايَةَ ، والاستِقامَةَ الاستِقامَةَ ، ثُمَّ الصَّبرَ الصَّبرَ ، والوَرَعَ الوَرَعَ ، إنَّ لَكُم نِهايَةً فَانتَهوا إلى نِهايَتِكُم.

Imam Ali (as) said, ‘I enjoin you with action indeed, then to take it to its completion, then to maintain it regularly, then to persevere in its performance and then to be pious. Verily you have been destined for a great end, so betake yourselves to your destined end.’

[Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon 176]

ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن أبطَأ بِهِ عَمَلُهُ ، لَم يُسرِعْ بِه نَسَبُهُ (حَسَبُه).

Imam Ali (as) said, ‘He who lags behind as a result of his deeds will not be accorded a front position because of his lineage.’

[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 23]

الإمام عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الدُّنيا مُنْيةُ الأشْقِياءِ، الآخِرةُ فَوزُ السُّعَداءِ.

Imam Ali (as) said, ‘This life is the aspiration of the wretched, and the Hereafter is the victory of the fortunate.’

[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 294-295]

الإمام عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : عَلَيْكَ بالآخِرَةِ تأتِكَ الدُّنيا صاغِرةً.

Imam Ali (as) said, ‘Aim for the Hereafter and this life will submit to you in humility. ’

[ibid. no. 6080]

الإمام عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إنّ الدُّنيا مُنقَطِعةٌ عنكَ ، والآخِرةَ قريبةٌ منكَ.

Imam Ali (as) said, ‘This life is turning away from you and the Hereafter is close to you.’

[Nahj al-Balagha, Letter 32]

Wasalam

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