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"The world is sweet in the heart, and green to the eye...then look to your actions, and abstain from the world and its wickedness."
"To every young person who honoureth the old, on account of their age, may God appoint those who shall honour him in his years."
"The most excellent of alms is that of a man of small means, which he has earned by labour, and from which he giveth as much as he is able."
"He is of the most perfect Muslims, whose disposition is most liked by his own family."
"He who asketh the help of God in contending with the evil promptings of his own heart obtaineth it."
"Heaven lieth at the feet of mothers."
"The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr."
"Kindness is a mark of faith; and whoever hath not kindness hath not faith."
"Verily, God is mild, and is fond of mildness, and He giveth to the mild what He doth not give to the harsh."
"Desire not the world, and God will love you; and desire not what men have, and they will love you."
"The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self."
"Death is a bridge that uniteth friend with friend."
"Trust in God, but tie your camel."
"No man hath drunk a better draught than anger which he hath swallowed for God's sake."
"Paradise is nearer to you than the thongs of your sandals; and the Fire likewise."
"O Lord! I make my complaint unto Thee, out of my feebleness, and the
vanity of my wishes. I am insignificant in the sight of men, O Thou most merciful! Lord of the weak! Thou art my Lord! Forsake me not. Leave me not a prey to strangers, nor to mine enemies. If Thou art not offended, I am safe. I seek refuge in the light of Thy countenance, by which all darkness is dispelled, and peace cometh in the Here and the Hereafter. Solve Thou my difficulties as it pleaseth Thee. There is no power, no strength, save in Thee."