Commentary ~ The Sermons of the Wise

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Ali bin Abi Talib (May Allah be satisfied with him) said, “I advise you with five… None of you should hope except from His Lord and none of you should fear except his sin, and none should be shy (when faced with a question) to reply humbly with ‘I do not know.’ And none should hesitate to acquaint themselves with the matter that they are ignorant about. One should know that patience to Iman is like the head to a body: if the head is cut off, the body perishes as well. Also whoever desires richness without having wealth and abundance and without having a large clan, then let him turn from the depravity of sin to the honor of serving Allah.”

Hasan said, “Whoever fears Allah, He will make all things fear him. And whoever fears people, Allah will make him fear everything.”

Gems and Jewels
Compiled by: Abdul-Malik Mujahid
Publisher: Maktaba Dar-us-Salam
ISBN: 9960-897-59-1
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