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Companionship with the righteous leads one to acquire righteousness just like the wind – when it passes by perfume, it carries the fragrance

Ali ibne Abu Talib

Reflecting on Our Actions

The source of all the quotes I have been posting, are from Ghurar al-Hikam, and is a collection of sayings from Ali Ibne Abu Talib. Reflecting on the content of the sayings, it is very much focused on manners and Akhlaq as opposed of the Fiqh and the specific rules of the religion.   How much focus do we put… Read more →

Salvation comes with Faith

Ali ibne Abu Talib

Sit in the company of the people of piety and wisdom and increase your discourse with them, for if you are ignorant they will enlighten you and if you are knowledgeable, you will increase your knowledge

 

Ali ibne Abu Talib

A believer is never found to be anything but content

Ali ibne Abu Talib

People are more in need of good etiquette than of silver and gold

Ali ibne Abu Talib

God and Prayer

Had God wanted, our entire prayer would be bowing in prostration, but He didn’t want that for us. The greater part of it is standing, not bowing. Over and over again in the Qur’an, God says, “Stand in prayer”. Far fewer times does He say, “Bow” or ‘Postrate’. But here is the thing: Eeven in that most humbled state, when… Read more →

Trustworthiness leads to truthfulness

Ali ibne Abu Talib

The noblest of personal merits is good etiquette

Ali ibne Abu Talib

Remembrance of the Hereafter is a cure and a remedy

 

Ali ibne Abu Talib