Al-Fawaid (A Collection of Wise Sayings)
This book, AI-Fawaid: A Collection of Wise Sayings is without doubt one of the well-known compilations of Imam Shams Advert-Dm Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah, who’s well-known by the identify Ibn Al-Qayyim (might Allah have mercy upon him).
This blessed book just isn’t like others that merely include sections, chapters and themes, however it consists of the elevated ideas that Allah, Exalted be He, bestows upon a few of His servants as He wills. So every time any of those scattered pearls of knowledge occurred to the Imam, he would instantly document them.
It would be wise to say that he didn’t sit down and write this book in a single or two weeks, however certainly it was developed over a protracted time frame.
Each time something came to his mind, he would record it, and whenever he learnt a lesson or anything crucial in his life, he would illuminate the lines of his page with the ink of his pen.
Here are a list of our favourite quotes taken from the book:
1. “This World is like a shadow. If you try to catch it, you will never be able to do so. If you turn your back towards it, it has no choice but to follow you!” – Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
2. “Whoever puts his trust in Allah, will neither ask other than Allah nor argue with Him, nor slacken his effort in the way of Allah.” – Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
3. “Whoever becomes busy with himself, will be distracted by others, and whoever becomes busy with his Lord, will become busy with himself.” – Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
4. “Satisfaction is when the heart submits to the judgments of Allah.” – Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
5. “Abstain from the matters, which do not concern you, either, speech, a look, a meeting, or anything else.” – Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
6. “The truth will only be shown to perceptive people who will use the light of their minds to see the consequences of the matters they face.” – Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
7. “If you do not work hard and face difficulties along your way in seeking glory, you will never taste honour and relief when you attain victory.” – Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
8. “Passing days are like dreams, the coming ones are wishes, and the time separating them is wasted.” – Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
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