quotes of the pious

Taqwa knowledge and beauty

It is reported that Abû Al-Dardâ – Allâh be pleased with him – said:
You will never be pious (a person of taqwâ) until you become knowledgeable, and you will never be beautiful with your knowledge until you act [by it].

Ibn Ábd Al-Barr, Jâmi’ Bayân Al-’Ilm wa Fadlihî article 1239.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"....As if you were meant to expire and be forgotten..."

Al Imam Ibnul Jawzee rahimahullah said:

“O you who persists on mistakes and wrong doings;
O you who has turned away from what the most Loving and Compassionate commands;
O you who obeys the falsifier of the path and the creator of calamities .
How long are you going to insist on your misbehavior?
How long are you going to keep yourself distant from your Lord?
How long will you seek from this world what you cannot have, and keep away from the other world by that which you cannot possess?
Neither are you sure of what Allah prepared of sustenance for you, nor are you satisfied with that which He has commanded for you.
O my brother, by Allah! Admonition does not seem to benefit you!
Afflictions do not seem to threaten you!
Time does not leave you and the call of death does not reach your ears!
As if, you poor man, would live forever and you weren’t meant to expire and be forgotten?” 

[ Source: al Bahr ad-Dumoo’ -The Sea of Tears ]

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