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“If one night you see someone committing a sin,

tomorrow do not look at him as a sinner,

he may have repented during the night and you did not know.”

— Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiallahu anhu)

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The days of life pass away like clouds, so do good while you are alive.

Opportunity is swift of flight but slow to return.

– Ali Bin Abi Talib

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The superiority of amassing knowledge over wealth is that the Pharaoh’s vast wealth caused him to say, “Truly I’m deserving of your worship.” Whereas the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) vast knowledge caused him to say, “Truly we have not worshipped You as You deserve to be worshipped.

[Ali radi Allah anhu]

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Ali – radiyallaahu anhu – said:

There is no good in the dunya except two (types of) people: Someone who commits a sin then corrects it with tawbah and another who hastens to do good deeds.

قال علي رضي الله عنه

: لا خير في الدنيا إلا رجلين: رجل أذنب ذنوبا فهو يتداركها بالتوبة ورجل يسارع في الخيرات

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“Oh my son! This world is like an ocean in which many a creation had drowned. Make, therefore, the fear of God your boat in this ocean; your faith the main hull of the boat; reliance on God as its sails; reason as its rower; knowledge as its captain; and patience as its anchor.”

–  Ali bin Abi Talib

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Allah’s Generosity is connected to gratitude, and gratitude is linked to increase in His generosity. The generosity of Allah will not stop increasing unless the gratitude of the servant ceases.

[Ali ibn Abu Talib]

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It is narrated from ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radhiallahu `anhu) that he said in his Khutbah
(sermon):

‘O slaves of Allah! Be cautious of death; be cautious of death, for there is no escaping it. If you stand up to it, it will take you and if you flee from it then it will only catch up with you.
Death is tied to your forelocks so seek salvation, seek salvation. Indeed there is behind you an ardent seeker and that is the grave. Surely, the grave is either a garden from the gardens of  Paradise or a ditch from the ditches of Hell. It speaks everyday saying ‘I am the home of darkness, I am the home of loneliness, I am the home of the worms.’ Indeed after that will be a Day more severe than that day, a Day in which a child will become grey-haired and an adult
will be in a drunken state:

“… and you shall see mankind as in a drunken state, yet they will not be drunk, but severe
will be the Torment of Allah.” [al-Hajj: 2]

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