Perfect wisdom


Extract from Ibn Al Qayyim’s book “Al-Fawaa’id”:

  • He who did nor make use of his eye, did not make use of his ear.
  • The servant has a veil between him and Allaah and another one between him and people. Whoever tore his veil between him and Allaah, Allaah will tear the veil between him and the people.
  • The servant has a Lord that he will stand in front of and a house that he will live in, so he must seek the pleasure of Allaah before meeting Him and he should furnish his house before moving into it.
  • Losing time is harder than death, as loosing time keeps you away from Allaah and the Hereafter, while death keeps you away from the worldly life and your people.
  • The whole world from its beginning until its end is not worth an hour of sadness, so what about the sadness of a whole life?
  • What we love today will catch up with what we hate tomorrow, and what we hate today will catch up with what we love tomorrow
  • The most precious reward during life is to busy yourself with the most suitable and useful matters in their exact and suitable time. How can he be rational who sells Paradise and what is in it, for one hour of passing pleasure.
  • The pious man will leave this worldly life while he did not obtain satisfaction in two matters: crying for himself and praising Allaah.
  • If you are afraid of any creature, you will run away from it. When you are afraid of Allaah, you will love Him and seek to be close to Him.
  • If knowledge is useful without actions, Allaah, the Exalted would never have dispraised the people of the book, and if actions were useful without devotion, He would never have dispraised the hypocrites.
  • Stand firm against evil thoughts, for if you fail to do so, they will become ideas, if you do not, they will become desires, so fight against them. If you do not then they will become a form of determination and intention, if you do not resist, they will become actions, and if you do not follow them up with their opposite, they will become habits that will be hard to quit.
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