Ali bin Abu-Talib Quotes

So long as fortune is favouring you, your defects will remain covered.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Hearts of people are like wild beasts. They attach themselves to those who love and train them.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

May God Bless Khabbab bin Aratt. He embraced Islam of his own freewill and immigrated (from Makkah) cheerfully. He lived a contented life. He bowed happily before the Will of God and he led the life of a mujahid.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Justice also has four aspects depth of understanding, profoundeness of knowledge, fairness of judgement and dearness of mind; because whoever tries his best to under- stand a problem will have to study it, whoever has the practice of studying the subject he is to deal with, will develop a clear mind and will always come to correct decisions, whoever tries to achieve all this will have to develop ample patience and forbearance and whoever has done this has done justice to the cause of religion and has led a life of good repute and fame.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

God, the Exalted, gave the angels intellect without desires, He gave the animals desires without intellect, and He gave both to the sons of Adam. So a man whose intellect prevails over his desires is better than the angels, whilst a man whose desire prevails over his intellect is worse than the animals.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Two things cause people to be destroyed: fear of poverty and seeking superiority through pride.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Socialize with people in such a manner that when you die, they should weep for you, and as long as you live, they should long for your company.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

O son of Adam, if you have collected anything in excess of your actual need, you will act only as its trustee for someone else to use it.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Be very cautious of cold in the beginning of winter and welcome it at the close of the season because cold season effects your bodies exactly as it effects the trees; in the early season its severity makes them shrivel and shed their leaves and at the end it helps them to revive.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Anyone who loves us Ahlul Bayt must be ready to face a life of austerity.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

A Divine rule can be established only by a man, who, where justice and equity are required, neither feels deficient nor weak and who is not greedy and avaricious.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

He is the wisest and the most knowing man who advises people not to lose hope and faith in the Mercy of God and not to be too sure and over-confident of immunity from His Wrath and Punishment.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

I want to teach you five of those things which deserve your greatest anxiety to acquire them: Have hope only in God. Be afraid of nothing but sins. If you do not know a thing never feel ashamed to admit ignorance. If you do not know a thing never hesitate or feel ashamed to learn it. Acquire patience and endurance because their relation with true faith is that of a head to a body, a body is of no use without a head, similarly true faith can be of no use without attributes of resignation, endurance and patience.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The best companion and helper is admirable morals.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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