The Islamic Bulletin
The Purpose Of Life
The Wisdom in Islam
‘Wisdom In Islam’ encompasses in its radiant words the
true goals that all of us must strive for. Its bounty of mercy,
forgiveness, and guidance is stunning in its clarity. If per-
haps each of us would make the commitment to practice
these principles for even one day we would feel the power
and grace of Allah working in our lives. Imagine using this
wonderful guidance on a regular basis? It is especially im-
portant to endeavor to practice and then to invite others to
practice these beautiful words of wisdom.
A Bedouin came one day to the Prophet (Peace Be Upon
Him) and said to him, “O, Messenger of Allah! I’ve come to
ask you a few questions about the affairs of this life and the
- Ask what you wish.
- I’d like to be the most learned of men.
- Fear Allah, and you will be the most learned of men.
- I wish to be the richest man in the world.
- Be contented, and you will be the richest man in the
- I’d like to be the most just man.
- Desire for others what you desire for yourself, and you
will be the most just of men.
- I want to be the best of men.
- Do good to others and you will be the best of men.
- I wish to be the most favored by Allah.
- Engage much in Allah’s praise, and you will be most
favored by Him.
- I’d like to complete my faith.
- If you have good manners you will complete your faith.
- I wish to be among those who do good.
- Adore Allah as if you see Him. If you don’t see Him, He
seeth you. In this way you will be among those who do
- I wish to be obedient to Allah.
- If you observe Allah’s commands you will be obedient.
- I’d like to be free from all sins.
- Bathe yourself from impurity and you will be free from
- I’d like to be raised on the Day of Judgment in the light.
- Don’t wrong yourself or any other creature, and you
will be raised on the Day of Judgment in the light.
- I’d like Allah to bestow His mercy on me.
- If you have mercy on yourself and on others, Allah will
grant you mercy on the Day of Judgment.
- I’d like my sins to be very few.
- If you seek the forgiveness of Allah as much as you can,
your sins will be very few.
- I’d like to be the most honorable man.
- If you do not complain to any fellow creature, you will
be the most honorable of men.
- I’d like to be the strongest of men.
- If you put your trust in Allah, you be the strongest of
- I’d like to enlarge my provision.
- If you keep yourself pure, Allah will enlarge your pro-
- I’d like to be loved by Allah and His messenger.
- If you love what Allah and His messenger love you will
be among their beloved ones.
- I wish to be safe from Allah’s wrath on the Day of Judg-
- If you do not lose your temper with any of your fellow
creatures, you will be safe from the wrath of Allah on
the Day of Judgment.
- What will save me from sins?
- Tears, humility and illness.
- What are the beet deeds in the eyes of Allah?
- Gentle manners, modesty and patience.
- What are the worst evils in the eyes of Allah?
- Hot temper and miserliness.
- What assuages the wrath of Allah in this life and in the
- Concealed charity and kindness to relatives.
- What extinguishes hell’s fires on the Day of Judgment?
- Patience in adversity and misfortunes.
“I have never heard a tradition more comprehensive of the
beauties of religion, and more beneficial than this hadith. It
collects all the good things of Islam.”
Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
[Arabic for “Peace be unto you and so may the mercy of
Allah and His blessings.”]
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