Some Useful Unique Holy Sayings of Hazrat Ali (AS)

Hazrat Ali (AS) was one of the greatest heroes of Islam. He was not only a matchless warrior but was also a great scholar and a pious saint. He distinguished himself as an orator of a remarkable position and his golden proverbial sayings rank high in importance. These sayings serve the purpose of a torch-light for those who grope in the darkness.

 

The perfection of unity is that Allah should be taken as an absolutely pure and singular unit.

 

 

 

1

Do not do good deeds to make a show because Allah hates a hypocrite and leaves him to his own fate.

2

Glory is to be found in the remembrance of the Creator.

3

A person who is respected out of love and affection is much better than a rich man who leaves his property to his inheritor.

4

The world is like a serpent. Its bite is mortal.

5

Never abandon your kith and kin when they are in distress.

6

Three flaws make life disagreeable: jealously, bad character and vindictiveness.

7

Perseverance leads to victory.

8

Whoever is not of any utility to mankind, is to be counted among the dead.

9

Ignorance leads a man to ruin and destruction and guidance helps him in the achievement of success.

10

Books are the gardens of the scholars.

11

A disgraced person cannot check a tyrant from his oppression.

12

The realm of knowledge is boundless.

13

The world betrays those who love it.

14

Learn a lesson from the lives of your ancestors before posterity follows you.

15

Chastity is the strongest fortress of character.

16

Whosoever is conscious of the Day of Judgement, can never be faithless.

17

Those who do not spend, must not be counted as rich.

18

Avarice misguides a man and inordinate ambitious make a man forget the Hereafter.

19

The coward is deprived of all enjoyments of life.

20

Whosoever prays to Allah does not become proud.

21

One is rewarded or punished according to what one has done.

22

Allah is above the doubts and suspicions of the atheists.

23

Consult wise men in order to escape repentance.

24

The world is just like the shadow of a traveler which is seen spreading for a short while but which completely vanishes in the twinkling of an eye.

25

Hypocrites wear the robe of lies.

26

It is piety to refrain from all evils.

27

Do not flatter because it is not the sign of faith.

28

Those people who curb their passions, are obedient to Allah.

29

Mercy graces power.

30

Do not owe a grudge to others because it is a sharp sword.

31

Death laughs at aspirations.

32

The truthful man gets salvation but the liar falls into the well of humiliation.

33

Do not feel envious of other because envy spoils the faith like the fire which burns the wool.

34

Anger begins from stupidity and ends with repentance.

35

The enjoyments of this life are like a draught which a person enjoys for a short span of time and then throws it away.

36

Always show gratitude to your benefactor.

37

Do not rejoice at another’s fall; for you are unaware of what life has in store for you.

38

Do not lodge your complaints with a person who has no remedy.

39

The fruit of haste is stumbling.

40

Make haste in acquiring knowledge before the autumn prevails over the garden of learning and you are indulged in worldly pleasures and carnal desires.

41

Avoid the company of wicked. They are like the fire which burns all who approach it.

42

The world develops friendship with a man at dawn and becomes his enemy at dusk.

43

Put away vindictiveness if you wish to enjoy peace of mind.

44

Whosoever becomes arrogant, is disgraced.

45

Fear none but your sins.

46

Whomsoever hesitates to fight for the glorification of Allah, shall perish.

47

Self conceit poisons the mind.

48

One who leads a virtuous life, gets salvation.

49

Hatred among kinsmen is more painful than the stings of scorpions.

50

Do not disregard your minor sins because you are liable to be punished for them.

51

The worst friend is he who deserts you in misfortune.

52

Those who understand the grandeur of Allah do not speak high of them.

53

Do not look down upon even a weak enemy.

54

Do not boast of your blood and disregard yourself and the poor.

55

Happy is he whose wealth is earned by honest means.

56

Faith, virtues and learning go together.

57

Those who make a parade of poverty, degrade themselves.

58

Always remember the Day when actions will be judged.

59

Sobriety is the wealth of the poor.

60

The young should follow the aged and the old should adopt kind behaviour towards the young.

61

Avail of all opportunities because they never recur.

62

Blessed is the man who prostrates before his Creator.

63

Affliction is easily borne by one who is patient.

64

Obey the commandments of Allan and refrain from His prohibitions.

65

Whoever is aware of his errors, is tender of another’s fault.

66

Wage holy war against the devil with the weapon of meekness.

67

Give some of your wealth in charity and make provision for the next world.

68

It is heinous sin to admire the wicked.

69

Beg only from Allah Whose generosity is unlimited and from Whose door no one returns despondent.

70

Hatred is born of gusting.

71

Those who are greedy, are the slaves of their desires.

72

He who does not disdain the advice of others, is the wisest person.

73

Excellency depends upon knowledge.

74

If you advise a man publicly, you cast blame upon him.

75

One who lives alone, remains safe and sound.

76

Charity earns the admiration of all.

77

Never return evil for good because that is to obstruct benevolence.

78

The heart of a wise man is the box of his secrets.

79

Whoever plants the tree of nobility, gets the sweetest fruit.

80

When the world is in favour of any person, his shortcomings seem to be virtues; and when he is looked down upon, his virtues become defects.

81

Extravagance is the mother of indigence.

82

The atonement of great sins is to help the distressed.

83

No tyrant will breathe the odour of Paradize.

84

Be generous but do not be extravagant.

85

Shun the company of a fool because he intends to benefit you but really he harms you.

86

Wealth is decreased by expenditure but knowledge is increased by dissemination.

87

Hold consultation before taking any action.

88

The treasure of knowledge is never exhausted.

89

Whoever frightens you of any evil, tries to reform you.

90

Intelligence increases with teaching and experience.

91

Time disappoints people and brings them near death.

92

In order to avoid error, reflect before you utter a word.

93

Wisdom is the best property of a Muslim. Acquire it even from a hypocrite.

94

One of the signs of a stupid man is a frequent change of opinion.

95

To commit sins is a disease, to feel penitence is the medicine and to abstain from it is its cure.

96

The tongue has a sharper point than the arrow.

97

It is better to go to sleep with firm faith in Allah rather than to offer prayers in skepticism.

98

Avoid chattering because it bores one’s company.

99

Whomsoever flatters you, murders you.

100

It is perfidy to tell a lie.

101

To support the wrong cause is to suppress the right.

102

It is an act of ingratitude to deceive a person who confides in you.

103

Moderation is the way of safety.

104

Man is dignified due to his heart which is a piece of flesh.

105

The sword of Right never blunts.

106

Yielding to anger leads to shame.

107

Prudence watches when the negligence slumbers.

108

A thankless person generally forgets Allah when fortune smiles upon him.

109

Gentle words win man over to their side.

110

Pride hinders the path to progress and mars sublimity.

111

Politeness is an adornment of the highest quality.

112

Those who enjoy leisure are entrapped by misfortunes and troubles.

113

Make no promise,  you will be unable to fulfill.

114

Confession is the best savior.

115

Always master your fury because it is a raging fire which will burn you.

116

Love for riches spoils good qualities.

117

Those who never take pity on others will never be pitied.

118

Extreme poverty kills the conscience of human beings.

119

Success is the sweet fruit of patience.

120

Speech is like medicine. An appropriate dose of it is beneficial but an excess of it is injurious to health.

121

Health is the greatest of all belongings.

122

Experience is a very good teacher.

123

Cure your diseases by giving alms.

124

Safety lies in silence.

125

Modesty uplifts and pride degrades.

126

Contentment is a unique treasure.

127

The friendship of a food tortures the soul.

128

Piety is the crowning glory of man.

129

He is really wise whose actions testify his words.

130

Fortunate is he who conquers his passions.

131

Silence is the best reply to an idiot.

132

He who teaches me a letter, binds me with a fetter.

133

A sweet tongue begets many friends.

134

The friendship which lacks insincerity, is useless.

135

Virtues never perish.

136

Begging spoils the honour.

137

He who points out your mistakes, is your true adviser.

138

A smiling countenance puts out the fire of enmity.

139

Do not develop friendship with a liar.

140

Ostentation mars worship.

141

Serve your superiors, and your inferiors shall serve you.

142

Those who listen to back-biting, are not less than back-biters.

143

Courtesy is the best ornament of one’s character.

144

Seek the help of Allah to express a deep sense of gratitude to Him for the innumerable blessings which He has bestowed upon you.

 

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