Quotes

Once the Last Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was walking with his wife, Safiyyah bint Huyay, when two companions from the Ansar passed by them. The Prophet called them and said, ‘She is my wife, Safiyyah bint Huyay.’ They were surprised and asked him why he said that. He replied, ‘Satan flows inside people like blood, I feared maybe he put bad thoughts in your minds about me.’

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Whoever goes out in search of knowledge is on the Path of God until returning.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“If you are three, two amongst you should not converse secretly between yourselves to the exclusion of the other (third one), until some other people join him (and dispel his loneliness), for it may hurt his feelings.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“The similitude of mine and that of the Apostles before me is that of a person who built a house quite imposing and beautiful and he made it complete but for one brick in one of its corners. People began to walk round it, and the building pleased them and they would say: But for this brick your building would have been perfect. Muhammad (ﷺ) said: And I am that final brick.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Anyone of you who sees wrong, let him undo it with his hand; and if he cannot, then let him speak against it with his tongue, and if he cannot do this either, then (let him abhor it) with his heart, and this is the least of faith.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Fever is from the vehement raging of the fire of Hell, so extinguish it with water.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“The proud will not enter paradise, nor a violent speaker.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“That person is nearest to God, who pardons, when he has someone in his power, one who would have injured him.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Whoever believes in one God and the hereafter, should speak what is good or remain silent.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Truly God instructs me to be humble and lowly and not proud, and no one should oppress others.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“A person suffered from intense thirst while on a journey, when he found a well. He climbed down into it and drank (water) and then came out and saw a dog lolling its tongue on account of thirst and eating the moistened earth. The person said: This dog has suffered from thirst as I had suffered from it. He climbed down into the well, filled his shoe with water, then caught it in his mouth until he climbed up and made the dog drink it. So Allah appreciated this act of his and pardoned him. Then (the Companions around him) said: Allah’s Messenger, is there for us a reward even for (serving) such animals? He said: Yes, there is a reward for service to every living animal.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Three practices will keep sincere your brother’s love for you: greeting him when you see him; making room for him in gatherings; and calling him by the most endearing of his names.”

And The Messenger of God also said:

“Hearts naturally love those who are kind to them and loath those who are cruel”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“A man inclines to the belief of his friend, so let each one of you watch out who he befriends.”

When the Messenger of God (peace be upon him), awoke at night, he said:

“There is no god but You, glory be to You, O God, I ask Your pardon for my sin and I ask You for Your mercy. O God! advance me in knowledge: do not cause my heart to deviate (from guidance) after You have guided me, and grant me Your mercy: verily You are the Ever Giving.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) used to seek refuge (with God) from four things: From knowledge that is of no benefit, from a heart that does not feel humble, from a supplication that is not heard, and a soul that is never satisfied.

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“A kind word is charity.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Fast and flourish.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“God does not regard your externals or your riches but rather your hearts and your deeds.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Those most complete in faith are those best in character and kindest to their families.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Consider well contentment, for it is a treasure without end.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“A parent can give a child no greater gift than good manners.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“He is not one of us who does not show mercy to our young ones and esteem to our elderly.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Practice humility until no one oppresses or belittles another.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Beautiful Islam entails minding one’s own business.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Love for humanity what you love for yourself.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Keep God in mind wherever you are; follow a right with a wrong that offsets it; and treat people courteously.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“The most virtuous behavior is to engage those who sever relations, to give to those who withhold from you, and to forgive those who wrong you.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Should you become eager to mention another’s faults, recall your own.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“True spiritual excellence is devotion to God as if you see Him; and though you do not see Him, you at least know that He sees you.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Never express joy at your fellow man’s afflictions, for God just might free him of them and afflict you.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Consideration is from God, and haste is from the devil.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“God is beautiful and loves beauty.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Prayer is the key to every good.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Those who show mercy have God’s mercy shown to them. Have mercy on those here on earth, and the One there in Heaven will have mercy on you.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Should you wish to act, ponder well the consequences. If good, carry on; if not, desist.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Gentleness never accompanies anything without enhancing it, nor is it ever removed from anything without demeaning it.” 

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) would say:

“O God! You are Peace, and peace emanates from You; Blessed are You, O Possessor of Majesty and Honour.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

God the Almighty says:

“I am as My servant thinks I am. I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assembly better than it. And if he draws near to Me a hand’s span, I draw near to him an arm’s length; and if he draws near to Me an arm’s length, I draw near to him a fathom’s length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed.” 

 

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

When Allah loves a servant he tests him.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

Should you wish to act, ponder well the consequences. If good, carry on; if not, desist.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

Gentleness never accompanies anything without enhancing it, nor is it ever removed from anything without demeaning it.

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

Do not belittle any act of kindness, even that of greeting your brother with a cheerful countenance.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

When a person dies, his deeds die with him, except for three: charitable endowments, beneficial knowledge, and righteous children who supplicate on his behalf.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

God veils the faults of anyone who suppresses his anger.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

Charity does not decrease wealth.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

Pursue knowledge even to China, for its pursuance is the sacred duty of every Muslim.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

Islam is clean, so cleanse yourselves, for only the cleansed shall enter paradise.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“O my God, grant me love of You and love of those who love You and love of whatever brings me closer to You. Make love of You dearer to me than cool water!”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“O God, I surrender myself to You, turn my face towards You, and entrust my affairs to You. I have entrusted my back to You for protection in hope and fear. There is no refuge and no escape from You except to You. O Lord, I have believed in Your Book, which you revealed, and Your Prophet, whom You sent.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Be in this world as though you were a stranger or a wayfarer.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Take benefit of five before five:

your youth before your old age,

your health before your sickness,

your wealth before your poverty,

your free-time before you become busy,

and your life before your death.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“There is no believer who plants a tree or sows a field, and a human, bird, or an animal eats from it, but it shall be reckoned as charity from him.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“The one who looks after and works for a widow and for a poor person, is like a warrior fighting for God’s Cause or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all the night.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

I would not love to have the world or anything in it in exchange for this verse: O my servants who have transgressed against themselves, do not despair of the mercy of God. Verily, God forgives all sins, for He is the Forgiving, the Merciful. (39:53)

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“I am the nearest of all the people to Jesus, the son of Mary both in this world and the hereafter. The prophets are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“If you were to rely on God as He should be relied on, He would provide for you as He provides for the birds. They go out early in the morning hungry and return in the evening full.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“You will not enter Paradise until you believe and you will not believe until you love each other. Shall I show you something that, if you did, you would love each other? Spread peace among yourselves.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“None of you will believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“God divided the Qur’an into three parts, and He made: “Say: He is God the One,” one part out of the (three) parts of the Qur’an.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“God tries his his chosen people through many hardships, but those who persevere through adversity, surrendering themselves before the will of God, shall be blessed with a superb reward.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“O God, I seek refuge with You from anxiety, and sorrow, and weakness, and laziness, and miserliness, and cowardice, and the burden of debts and from being overpowered by men.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Whoever believes in God and the Last Day, let him speak good or else keep silent.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“When a person dies, his deeds come to an end except for three: an ongoing charity, or knowledge from which benefit is gained, or a righteous child who prays for him.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“O my God, grant me love of You and love of those who love You and love of whatever brings me closer to You. Make love of You dearer to me than cool water!”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Shall I not tell you of the best of your works, the purest of them in the eyes of your Master, the highest of them in raising your stations, and better for you than to give gold and silver, and to meet your enemy and smite their necks, and they smite yours?” They said, “What is that, O Messenger of God?” and he said, “The Remembrance of God Mighty and Majestic.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“One who is not thankful to people is not thankful to God.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“O God, grant me light in my heart and light in my grave, light in my hearing and light in my seeing; light in my hair and light in my skin; light in my flesh, light in my blood and light in my bones; light before me, light behind me, light to my right side, light to my left side, light above me, light below me. O God, increase me in light and give me light and make light.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“O God, help me to remember You, to thank You and to worship You in the best of manners.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Paradise lies beneath the feet of mothers.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“I have been sent to perfect good character.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Gentleness never accompanies anything without enhancing it, nor is it ever removed from anything without demeaning it.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

I am the closest of the people to the son of Mary. The Prophets are brothers from different mothers, and there is no Prophet between him and I.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

The first matter concerning which judgment will be passed among the people on the Day of Resurrection will be bloodshed.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Those who are merciful will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“On the Day of Judgement, Fasting will say: “O My Lord I prevented him from food and desires so accept my intercession for him.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

By the one in whose hand my soul is, the believer is like a bee which eats that is pure and wholesome and lays that which is pure and wholesome. When it lands on something, it doesn’t break or ruin it.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

Take up good deeds only as much as you are able, for the best deeds are those done regularly even if they are few.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

People whose hearts are like the hearts of birds [those who depend upon God, or those who have soft hearts*] will enter Paradise.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

If the Resurrection were established upon one of you while he has in his hand a sapling, then let him plant it.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

The son of Adam will not be dismissed from his Lord on the Day of Resurrection until he is questioned about five issues: his life and how he lived it, his youth and how he used it, his wealth and how he earned it and spent it, and how he acted on his knowledge.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

O God, I have surrendered to you and I have faith in you. I trust in you and I have turned to you. I have contested my opponents for your sake. O God, I seek refuge in your power from going astray, for there is no God but you. You are the Living who never dies, while the jinn (among the creation of God) and humans die.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Let him who believes in God and the Last Day either speak good or keep silent, and let him who believes in God and the Last Day be generous to his neighbor, and let him who believes in God and the Last Day be generous to his guest.

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“There are for God one hundred mercies, of which only one was sent down among the Jinn, making, beasts, birds, and insects. Through it they incline towards each other, through it they show mercy to one another and through it they show affections towards their younger ones. And God has reserved for Himself ninety-nine mercies with which He will show mercy to His servants on the Day of Resurrection.

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Islam has been built on five [pillars]: testifying that there is no god but God and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, performing the prayers, paying alms, making the pilgrimage to the House, and fasting in Ramadan.

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“If the son of Adam had a valley of date palms, he would wish for another like it, then another and another, until he wished to have many valleys. Nothing will satisfy his belly but the dust of the grave.

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“The upper hand is better than the lower hand, the upper hand being the one that gives and the lower hand being the one that receives.

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Leave what makes you doubt for what does not make you doubt. Verily, truth brings peace of mind and falsehood sows doubt.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“He is not one of us who is not merciful to our young, nor respects the rights of our elders, nor enjoins good, nor forbids evil.

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

You will not enter Paradise until you believe and you will not believe until you love each other. Shall I show you something that, if you did, you would love each other? Spread peace among yourselves.

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Do not cause harm or return harm.

The Messenger of God (peace and blessings be upon him) was asked whose actions were the best and he replied: 

“To feed the hungry and to greet with words of peace those you know and those you do not know.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

If God intends good for someone, then He afflicts him with trials.

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

Fulfilment is not plenty of goods; rather, it is self-fulfilment.

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

O people, be gentle with yourselves for you are not calling upon one who is deaf or absent. Rather, you are calling upon the Hearing, the Seeing.

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Offer prayers and also sleep at night, as your body has a right over you.

It was said to the Messenger of God (peace be upon him), “O Messenger of God, pray against the idolaters!” The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said, “Verily, I was not sent to invoke curses, but rather I was only sent as a mercy.”

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“God has sent me as an apostle so that I may demonstrate perfection of character, refinement of manners and superiority in behavior.

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

“Beware of the intuition of the believer. Verily, he sees with the light of God.