Golden Sayings of Hazrat Ali (R.A)

Hazratt Ali (R.A), the first Imam, was the cousin of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). He belonged to the respectable family of Quraish. He was brought up under the tutelage of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), who devoted all his time and attention towards nurturing him with utmost love and affection, instilling in him both knowledge and noble morals. Hazrat Ali says:
“The Holy Prophet brought me up in his own arms and fed me with his own morsel. I followed him where ever he went like a baby camel following its mother. Each day a new aspect of his character would beam out of his noble person and I would accept and follow it as a command.”
Due to many distinguished services such as preaching and propagating Islam, participating in Jihad, being the custodian of recorded portions of Quran and attributes of Hazrat Ali, Prophet (PBUH) said, “Ali is from me and I am from Ali”. On another occasion he said: “I am the city of knowledge and Ali A.S. is its gate.” He is considered as the treasure of prophetic knowledge. He had the qualifications of a poet, a soldier and a saint. His wisdom is seen in the collection of moral and Islamic sayings. For the sake of brevity few of his aspiring sayings are shared here:
 Piety, concealment of the good actions, steadfastness against disasters, and suppression of the misfortunes are within the treasures of Paradise.

 The best friend is good mannerism. It is the title of the believers’ record books.

 The true abstinent in this world is he whose tolerance is not overcome by the ill-gotten matters and whose gratitude is not engaged by the legal gotten matters.

 No wealth like intelligence and no poverty harsher than ignorance.

 The value of a man is what he does expertly.

 Fear is attached to disappointment, and prudency is attached to deprivation. Wisdom is the lost of the believer who should seek it even if it is found with the evil ones.

 Had the scholars carried knowledge properly, Allah and the angels as well as all people of obedience would have cherished them. Unfortunately, they carried knowledge for seeking worldly pleasures; therefore, Allah abominated them and people disgraced them.

 Do not be angry and do not enrage others. Exchange greetings and use good wording.

 The generous becomes lenient when his clemency is beseeched, but the mean becomes more severe when he is treated kindly.

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