Funny how sometimes pages and pages full of words and sentences fail to impart even a single message while sometimes a few beautifully strategically placed words can change the entire essence of a person. I have always been a big fan of learning the golden words whenever and wherever I could. It has been a beautiful journey and as I rewind my life, I can always see myself in search of this treasure consciously and unconsciously.

In the school library on the wall, handwritten were those words on a chart paper “experience is the worst teacher. It gives you test before teaching the lesson” that I have never been able to forget all these years. I can then see a glimpse of myself absorbed in the yellow coloured book “Student’s Companion” trying to learn the two pages on proverbs out of the desire to learn big lessons in life in little words.From then on, language wasn’t a barrier and I would enjoy myself sometimes occupied with Sunday Jang newspaper/magazines for “bikhrey motee” [pearls of wisdom] and sometimes with Reader’s digest for “Quotable quotes”.

Life took a U-turn when I went for Umrah a few years back where I happened to read a very beautiful verse in the Quran, (Surah azzariaat) “And I(Allah) have not created jinn and men except that they should worship me” along with many other incidences which made me realize my raison d‘être or simply reason of existence. The seed of Islam that was always there found a fertile soil from where to grow this love.

And since then, I am on this path of nurturing my soul and remembering Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala through acquiring knowledge and learning words of wisdom.My sources to acquire this knowledge and  these words may be are limited but my desire to share these words with you is limitless.

What inspires me may also inspire you…

“Your Qalb (heart) cannot be compartmentalized. You cannot dedicate one piece of it to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and another to some other god, like wealth, status, career, spouse and so on. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is One, Indivisible and wants the human being to be undivided in service to Him… ”- Ustaad Khurram Murad

“Be like a tall tree that aims high; when a stone is thrown at it, it simply lets its fruits drop” -Dr Aid al Qarni

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The one who does bad deeds then does good deeds is like a man who wears a tight coat of mail which almost chokes him; when he does a good deed, it becomes a little looser, and as he does more good deeds it becomes…even looser, until it falls off him and drops to the ground.” [At-Tabarani]

“Whosoever Allah wishes good for, He bestows upon him understanding of the Deen.” [Bukhari and Muslim).

picture by Muhammad Ali Yaqoob
Do not think about how small or minor your sin is, rather consider the magnitude of the One against whom you are about to disobey! 

“There is no obedience to the creation in disobedience to the Creator. …” (hadith)

“Ur souls are precious, and can only be equal to the price of Paradise. Sell them only at that price” -Ali ibn Abi Talib

“Allah is the master and prophet’s S.A.W Sunnah is his masterpiece” -Shaykh Kamaluddin 

“Stop thinking about your rights and start thinking about your obligations” Noman Ali Khan

“Imagine if the creation is so beautiful, how beautiful must its Creator be”

Ibn ‘Uthaymeen: “The bigger desire you have for a sin, the bigger your Eemaan is if you leave it.”

Ibn Mubarak: “Indeed a man reaches with his intentions a position he does not reach with his actions”

“Life is a current; you’ll find yourself swimming with it or against it. The first demands thanks, and the last demand patience. Shukr+Sabar!”- Suhaib Webb

“What is this world but a dream that a sleeper sees – he delights in it for a few moments, and then wakes up to face reality”.Hasan al-Basri

“There is a morsel of flesh in the body, which, if it be diseased, all of it is diseased. Truly it is the heart” [Bukhari]

“Knowledge is not measured by how much is memorized, but rather by how much it is acted on” (Imam al-Shafi`i)

“No soul knows what joy is kept hidden in store for them as a reward for what they have done” {Surah As-Sajdah 32:17}.

“You don’t know what the future holds, but you know Who holds it. Tawakkal ‘alAllah!” [via Sh. Abu Eesa Niamatullah]

“The freedom to choose good involves also the freedom to choose what is the opposite of good. That God has taken this risk shows His immense faith in man; it is now for man to justify this faith” -Allama Iqbal

“Having Iman is like riding a plane – the higher you go, the smaller the things on Earth appear” Sh. Safi Khan

And a few wise words from twitter as well!


Picture by Muhammad Ali Yaqoob

“Things that live after death: Heart 10 mins, Brain 20 mins, Eyes 6 hrs, Skin 5days, Bones 30 days.. & Good Deeds, FOREVER!” (twitter @farhanmasood)

“When God solves your problems, you have faith in His abilities. When He doesn’t solve your problems, He has faith in your abilities” (twitter @muslimness)

“Whenever a Prophet got up to deliver the message, they faced problems. They suffered because they delivered Islam. Don’t expect a joy ride” (twitter @dawahtips)

“An enemy of Allah is one who does not worship Him out of arrogance, not ignorance.Figure out early on what type of person you’r dealing with” (twitter @dawahtips)

“No mirror ever became iron again; No bread ever became wheat; No ripened grape ever became sour fruit. Mature yourself & Become the light” (bilal hassam)

“Hotline 2 call Allah n speak 2 Him:hotline is 24434!2 Fajr,4 Zuhr,4 Asr,3 Magrib,4 Isha Neva miss ur prayrs,call Allah evryday n speak 2 Him” (twitter @amrinjan)

“Don’t make decisions when you’re angry and don’t make promises when you’re happy”  (twitter @ayeedar)

“You can lose your faith by these two difficult trials. 1) extreme difficulty like earthquake, flood, violence and 2) extreme luxury” (twitter @calyps)

“A poor man runs to search for his daily food while a rich man runs to digest his daily food” (twitter @calyps)

“Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box” -Italian Proverb (change ‘box’ to ‘grave’ (twitter @ habibihalaqas)

“The Sahaba used to cling to the Sunnah just because it was Sunnah. Today we abandon the Sunnah, just because it’s Sunnah” (twitter @iamnazzo)

“If you think you’re too small to make an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room” (twitter @ productivemmah)

“The key to success is trying to please Allah (swt) and the key to failure is trying to please everybody” (twitter @ummahfilms)

share your top of the mind favourite quote here so all the readers may cherish them for years to come! JazakAllah Muhammad AliJust like thatThoughtsAllah,Islam,Islamic inspirational quotes,twitterFunny how sometimes pages and pages full of words and sentences fail to impart even a single message while sometimes a few beautifully strategically placed words can change the entire essence of a person. I have always been a big fan of learning the golden words whenever and wherever I...The Diary of a Muslimah