(Prophet Muhammad’s closest companion and adviser) 573 AD - 634 AD
It is bad for a young man to sin; but it is worse for an old man to sin.
Use the same measure for selling that you use for purchasing.
He who prays five times a day is in the protection of God, and he who is protected by God cannot be harmed by anyone.
I have been given the authority over you, and I am not the best of you. If I do well, help me; and if I do wrong, set me right. Sincere regard for truth.
There is no harm in patience and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.
Our abode in this world is transitory, our life therein is but a loan, our breaths are numbered and our indolence is manifest.
O man you are busy working for the world and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
He who avoids complaints invites happiness.
Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God.
Knowledge is the life of the mind.
If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to his people.
Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.
Allah will help him who moves in the way of Allah.
Muslims should live like brothers.
He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness.
If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world, that is bad. But if a learned person is thus attracted, it is worse.
He who is not impressed by sound advice lacks faith.
Do not deceive or be faithless even with your enemy.
Pride in the case of a rich man is bad, but pride in the case of a poor man is worse.
Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it.
Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.
Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
He who becomes a Muslim does so in his own interest.
In the matter of justice, all should be equal in your eyes.
God helps those who fear Him.
There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed, and anger.
The true believer is rewarded in everything, even in affliction.
When knowledge is limited – it leads to folly… When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.
Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.
The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice.
Follow the way of life, which the Holy Prophet has shown you, for verily that is the right path.
He who fears to weep should learn to be kind to those who weep.
Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
Be good to others, that will protect you against evil.
When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek.
If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice.
Intentions count in your actions.
It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.
Have an earnestness for death and you will have life.
Do not get elated at any victory, for all such victory is subject to the will of God.