Sunday, July 20, 2008

Salaam Imam Ali

bism Allah al-Rahman al-Rahim
a few thought-provoking things i came across during ramadan reading. worth looking into...

{wa Allahu yad3u ila dar as-salaam wa yahdi man yashaa’ ila siraatin mustaqim}
Yet Allah calls to the Abode of Wholeness (Dar as-Salaam) and guides whom He pleases to a way that is straight.
-Qu'ran, Surat Yunus (10:25)

Kalimaat mukhtara min hikam Amir al-Balagha, Imam Ali bin Abi Talib
Selected Sayings from the Wisdom of the Prince of Eloquence:

-Loss of loved ones is exile.
-If the mind is sound the speech is little.
-Expand your notion of the Creator and it will belittle your view of the created.
-The passage of time will not betray the patient, even if it takes its time.
-He who keeps his secrets is free to make his own choices.


  1. :)

    Nice to see this here!

    I also like these 10 'ekhlaseh amal':

    The greatest sin is fear.
    The greatest recreation is work.
    The greatest calamity is despair.
    The greatest courage is patience.
    The greatest teacher is experience.
    The greatest mystery is death.
    The greatest pride is faith (in God).
    The greatest gain is a good child.
    The greatest gift is pardon.
    The greatest asset is self-confidence.
    ~Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib

  2. P.S. Come to the book distribution center, we have the rest of the NAhjul Balagha there...

  3. i really like those, too. quite a list, masha'Allah! and i feel like i experienced so many of those (except maybe the good child) in cameroon, both 'good' and 'bad.'

    salaam :)