Some Powerful Inspiring Statements From Ali Abu Talib

Fear Allah and you will have no cause to fear anyone!

Resignation to the Will of God is the cure for the disease of the heart. 

Lead such a life that when you die people will mourn you, and while you are alive they long for your company.

Wealth and greed are the roots of all evil.

Riches without faith are the greatest poverty.

A man’s worth depends upon the nobility of his aspirations. 

Knowledge enlivens the soul.

The wealth of a miser is as useless as a pebble. 

Desire is one’s most vital enemy.

People are asleep as long as they live and they are only awakened at death!

Patience is the fruit of faith. 

A man’s behavior is the index of his mind. 

Forgiveness is the crown of greatness.

Carnal appetites are nets spread by the devil.

Ostentation spoils prayer. 

Fear none but your sins. 

He who praises you murders you. 

A man is hidden under his tongue. 

The tongue pierces deeper than a spear. 

He who purifies his heart from doubt is a believer. 

Association with a fool is tyranny to the soul. 

Allah hastens the fall of tyrants. 

When a man begs, he loses his faith.

It is better to die than to beg. 

A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend.

Silence is the best reply to a fool. 

Speech is like a medicine, a small dose will cure but an excess will kill. 

He that has no courage has no religion.

His grief is long whose hope is short.

The right of freedom of speech consists in speaking the truth.

Repentance washes away sin.

To assist the wrong is to oppress the right.
Sinning is a disease, repentance is its medicine, and abstinence from it is a sure cure.

Sorrow makes a man old before his time.

Pride impedes progress and mars greatness. 

He who understands humanity seeks solitude. 

As a man’s wisdom increases so his desire to speak decreases. 

He who seeks to do justice with men, let him desire for them what he desires for himself.

The greatest sin is the sin which the sinner considers to be ordinary.

Contentment is an asset which is never exhausted.

Governments are a trial for man.

He who fights against the truth, the truth will defeat him!

Finding fault with others is one’s greatest fault.

Haste is a kind of madness.

Greed is perpetual enslavement.

He who does not know his own worth, is doomed to destruction.

Anger is a fire kindled, he who restrains anger extinguishes the fire; he who gives vent to it is the first to be consumed by it.

Jihad is the highway of prosperity.

None is more solitary than a miser.

Knowledge is the ornament of the rich and the riches of the poor.

As long as we do not hope we do not grieve.

He who indulges in jokes and loose talk loses a part of his wisdom.

Truth may be bitter, but it’s a result is sweet; falsehood appears to be sweet but it is poisonous in its effect.

When God wants to humiliate a person, He deprives him of knowledge.

When your power increases, decrease your desires accordingly. 

A good disposition is the best companion. 
He who does not know should not be ashamed to learn.

Patience is to faith what the head is to the body. When patience goes, faith goes and when the head goes, the body goes. 

Wisdom is the best friend. 

There is nothing more hateful than pride.

Be among men like a bee among birds.

Mix with the people with your tongue, but be separate from them in your deeds. 

Be generous, but do not be a spendthrift.

Do not run after the world, let the world to run after you.

A wise man is he who does not despair of the bounty and mercy of God.

He who is aware of his own faults is oblivious to the faults of others. 

What the eye sees the heart preserves.

The vision of the eye is limited; the vision of the heart transcends all barriers of time and space.

Do not be misled by appearances for these are apt to be deceptive.

Do not have too many irons in the fire; concentrate on one thing at a time.

What you do not like for yourself, do not like it for others either.

The advice of old men is dearer than the bravery of young men.

That knowledge is superficial which is merely on the tongue; that knowledge is real which demonstrates itself in your practice.

To waste time is one’s greatest loss.

He who knows to keep his secret, knows the way to success.

Foresight is the way to safety.

No relationship is stronger than the relationship that exists between man and God.

Enlighten the heart with prayers.

Strengthen your heart with faith.
Suppress all lust with piety.

Do not sell the Hereafter for the world.

Do not speak in a state of ignorance.

Refrain from unnecessary talk.

Do not tread the path from which you can apprehend the danger of running astray.
In the affairs of Allah, do not be afraid of the accusations of evil mongers.

In all that you do, seek the protection of Allah.

Do not covet what is undesirable.

If you seek the truth, neither stray from the right path nor be assailed by doubts.

Do not become a slave to your desire.

That wealth is no wealth which brings dishonor.

Whatever harm accrues of silence can be remedied. But whatever harm is done because of speech cannot be remedied.

It is better to restrain your desires than to stretch your hand before others.

A little that is burned because of honest labor is better than a larger amount gained through dishonest means.


Guard well your secret.

He who seeks more than what is necessary indulges in error.

To oppress the weak is the worst tyranny.

Do not bank on false hope, for that is the capital of the dead.

A wise man takes a lesson even from a minor lapse.

Overpower desire and suspicion by patience and faith.

He who does not take the middle course strays.

A stranger is he who has no friends. 

When hopes are frustrated despair becomes the way of life.

He who trusts the world the world betrays him.

The world: The world is like a serpent which is outwardly very soft skinned but poisonous within.

Falsehood: Like the feathers of a peacock, falsehood might look very attractive, but is as ugly as as are the feet of a peacock. Falsehood has no legs to stand upon.

The unbelievers: Unbelievers are like bats who can see in the dark, but who are blinded by daylight and so cannot see. 

Patience and faith bear the same relation in a human being. Like a head is attached to the body (and a body cannot be without a head) so there can be no faith without patience. 

A sinner is like a person riding on an animal [of] which he had no control, and which is running fast to hurl him into a ditch.

Through prayer the sins of men are shed just like a tree sheds its leaves.

Disease sheds sin just like a tree sheds its dead leaves. 

The days of life pass like clouds in the sky.

Those who seek the world are like a loose camel roaming about causing mischief. 

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