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Sayings of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

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 in thought 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 Muslim.

THE YOUNG IN PARADISE - Old women will not enter Paradise: they will be young 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.


The Islamic Bulletin
P.O. Box 410186, San Francisco, CA 94141-0186

February 1997
Ramadan 1417
Note from the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Trip to Peru
Searching for
My Roots
Islamic Dietary Laws
What Is Islam?
In Memory of
Shaikh Kishk
Why I Embraced Islam
Letter to Roman
Emperor Caesar
Cook's Corner
Qur'anic Science
Sayings of the Prophet
Women in Islam
The Wisdom in Islam
Stories of the Sahabah
Eid Stamp