TRUST - Trust in God - but tie your camel first.

THE WORLD - Treat this world as I do, like a wayfarer, like a horseman who stops in the shade of a tree for a time, and then moves on.OBJECTS - It is your attachment to objects which make you blind and deaf.SLEEP - Sleep is the brother of death.REFLECTION - The faithful are mirrors, one to the other.WOMEN - Women are the twin-halves of men.PRIVACY - Whoever invades people's privacy corrupts them.WIVES - A virtuous wife is the best treasure any man can have. OPPRESSION - When oppression exists, even the bird dies in its nest.LOVE - Do you think you love your Creator? Love your fellow-creature first.

DISTRIBUTION - God it is who gives: I am only a distributor.HELPING OTHERS - I order you to assist any oppressed person, whether he is a Muslim or not.

MONKISHNESS - No Monkery in Islam.THE PIOUS - My back has been broken by 'pious' men.CURSING - You ask me to curse unbelievers. But I was not sent to curse.TEACHING - One hour's teaching is better than a whole night of prayer. DAY AND NIGHT - The night is long: do not shorten it by sleep. The day is fair:

do not darken it with wrongdoing.HUMILITY - Humility and courtesy are themselves a part of piety.ENVY - Envy devours good deeds, as a fire devours fuel.THE LEARNED - Whoever honors the learned, honors me.POVERTY - My poverty is my pride.DEATH - Die before your death.THE TONGUE - A man slips with his tongue more than with his feet.DESIRE - Desire not the world, and God will love you. Desire not what others

have, and they will love you.

PRIDE AND GENEROSITY - Pride in ancestry is really a property -interest.Generosity is a variety of piety.PRACTICE - Who are the learned? Those who put into practice what they know. KINDNESS -Whoever has no kindness has no faith. PRINCES AND SCHOLARS - The best of princes is one who visits the wise. The

worst of scholars is one who visits princes.

ANGER - You ask for a piece of advice. I tell you: "Do not get angry." He is strong who can withhold anger.THE JUDGE - A man appointed to be a judge has been killed without a knife.STRUGGLE - The holy warrior is him who struggles with himself.INK AND BLOOD - The ink of the learned is holier than the blood of the martyr.

CONTEMPLATION - An hour's contemplation is better than a year's worship.UNDERSTANDING - Speak to everyone in accordance with his degree of understanding.

FOOD - Nobody has eaten better food than that won by his own labor.WORK - I am a worker.ACCUSATIONS - Anyone reviling a brother for a sin will not himself die before

committing it. PARADISE - I will stand surety for Paradise if you save yourselves from six

things: telling untruths, violating promises, dishonoring trust, being unchaste inthought and act, striking the first blow, taking what is bad and unlawful.TASKS - Whoever makes all his tasks one task (i.e. the Hereafter), God will help

him in his other concerns.POETRY - In some poetry there is wisdom.LIES, PROMISES, TRUST - He is not of mine who lies, breaks a promise or fails

in his trust.THOUGHTS - Good thoughts are a part of worship.VISION OF THE FAITHFUL - The Faithful see with the light of God.SOME BEHAVIOR - I am like a man who has lighted a fire, and all the creeping

things have rushed to burn themselves in it.

THE QUR'AN - The Qur'an has been revealed in seven forms. Each verse has inner and outer meaning.OBLIGATION TO LEARN - The pursuit of knowledge is obligatory on every


THE YOUNG IN PARADISE - Old women will not enter Paradise: they will beyoung and beautiful first.A JOURNEY - On a journey, the lord of a people is their servant.RECOGNITION - Souls which recognize one another congregate together; those

which do not, argue with one another.TRUTH - Speaking the truth to the unjust is the best of holy wars.KNOWLEDGE - Journey even as far as China seeking knowledge.THE TIME WILL COME - The time will come when you are divided into 72 sects.

A group among you will be my people, the people of Salvation.THE BEQUEST - I have nothing to leave you except my family.