Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allah be pleased with him) was an influential Muslim scholar who was born on the 7th of Safar in the year 691H (1292CE). He is regarded as one of the most important thinkers of his time. Listed below are some inspirational quotes by Ibn Al-Qayyim.
“Patience is that the heart does not feel anger towards that which is destined and that the mouth does not complain.”
“As long as you are performing prayer, you are knocking at the door of Allah, and whoever is knocking at the door of Allah, Allah will open it for him.”
“A real man is the one who fears the death of his heart, not his body.”
“If a heart becomes attached to anything other than Allah, Allah makes him dependent on what he is attached to. And he will be betrayed by it.”
“Wasting time is worse than death because death separates you from this world whereas wasting time separates you from Allah.”
“Happiness is attained by three things: being patient when tested, being thankful when receiving a blessing, and being repentant upon sinning.”
“Don’t ruin your happiness with worry, and don’t ruin your mind with pessimism. Don’t ruin your success with deception and don’t ruin the optimism of others by destroying it. Don’t ruin your day by looking back at yesterday.”
“A person’s tongue can give you the taste of his heart.”
“One of the most beneficial of remedies is persisting in dua.”
“The one who is truthful does not care about his status in the eyes of the creation.”
“Satan rejoiced when Adam came out of paradise, but he (Satan) did not know that when a diver sinks into the sea, he collects pearls and then rises again.”
“The state of the slave in the grave is like the state of the heart in the chest. So if you want to know the state of your grave; look at the state of your heart in your chest.”
“When there is money in your hand and not in your heart, it will not harm you even if it is a lot; and when it is in your heart, it will harm you even if there is none in your hands.”
“There are six stages to knowledge: Firstly: Asking questions in a good manner. Secondly: Remaining quiet and listening attentively. Thirdly: Understanding well. Fourthly: Memorizing. Fifthly: Teaching. Sixth – and it is its fruit: Acting upon the knowledge and keeping to its limits.”
“Sins destroy the heart the same way poison destroys the body.”
“Whoever mocks his brother for a sin they repented from will not die until he himself falls into the sin.”
“Know that if people are impressed with you, in reality they are impressed with the beauty of Allah’s covering of your sins.”
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