Islamic Quotes by Scholars

97+ Hazrat Ali R.A Quotes with Images – 2016 Updated List

1. Submission to Allah’s Will is the best companion; wisdom is the noblest heritage; theoretical and practical knowledge are the best signs of distinction; deep thinking will present the clearest picture of every problem.  – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

2. The mind of a wise man is the safest custody of secrets; cheerfulness is the key to friendship; patience and forbearance will conceal many defects. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

3. A conceited and self-admiring person is disliked by others; charity and alms are the best remedies for ailments and calamities; one has to account in the next world for the deeds that he has done in this world. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

4. The man is a wonderful creature; he sees through the layers of fat (eyes), hears through a bone (ears) and speaks through a lump of flesh (tongue). – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

5. When this world favors somebody, it lends him the attributes, and surpassing merits of others and when it turns its face away from him it snatches away even his own excellences and fame. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

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6. Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

7. If you overpower your enemy, then pardon him by way of thankfulness to Allah, for being able to subdue him. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

8. When some blessings come to you, do not drive them away through thanklessness. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

9. Unfortunate is he who cannot gain a few sincere friends during his life and more unfortunate is the one who has gained them and then lost them (through his deeds). – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

10. One who rushes madly after inordinate desire runs the risk of encountering destruction and death. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

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11. Failures are often the results of timidity and fears; disappointments are the results of bashfulness; hours of leisure pass away like summer-clouds, therefore, do not waste the opportunity of doing good. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

12. If the right usurped from us is given back to us we shall take it, otherwise, we shall go on claiming it. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

13. To render relief to the distressed and to help the oppressed make amends for great sins. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

14. O son of Adam, when you see that your Lord, the Glorified, bestows His Favors on you while you disobey Him, you should fear Him – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

15. Often your utterances and expressions of your face leak out the secrets of your hidden thoughts. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

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16. The best form of devotion to the service of Allah is not to make a show of it. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

17. When you have to depart from this world and have to meet death (eventually), then why to wish to delay (why to feel nervous about death). – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

18. Take warning! He has not exposed so many of your sinful activities that it appears as if He has forgiven you. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

19. A virtuous person is better than virtue and a vicious person is worse than vice. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

20. Be generous but not extravagant, be frugal but not miserly. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

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21. The best kind of wealth is to give up inordinate desires. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

22. One who says unpleasant things about others, will himself quickly become a target of their scandal. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

23. Recommended prayers cannot attain the pleasures of Allah for you when obligatory prayers are left unattended. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

24. A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

25. A fool’s mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man’s tongue is under the control of his mind. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

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26. The sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by Allah than the good deed which turns you arrogant. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

27. The value of a man depends on upon his courage; his veracity depends on upon his self-respect and his chastity depends on upon his sense of honor. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

28. Success is the result of foresight and resolution, foresight depends on upon deep thinking and planning and the most important factor of planning is to keep your secrets to yourself. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

29. Be afraid of a gentleman when he is hungry, and of a mean person when his stomach is full. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

30. Hearts of people are like wild beasts. They attach themselves to those who love and train them. – Hazrat Ali Quotes in English

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31. Only he who has the power to punish can pardon. – Imam Ali Quotes

32. Generosity is to help a deserving person without his request, and if you help him after his request, then it is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke. – Imam Ali Quotes

33. There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance; no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation. – Imam Ali Quotes

34. Patience is of two kinds: patience over what pains you, and patience against what you covet. – Imam Ali Quotes

35. Wealth converts a strange land into homeland and poverty turns a native place into a strange land. – Imam Ali Quotes

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36. Contentment is the capital which will never diminish. – Imam Ali Quotes

37. The tongue is a beast if it is let loose, it devours. – Imam Ali Quotes

38. If you are greeted then return the greetings more warmly. If you are favored, then repay the obligation manifold; but he who takes the initiative will always excel in merit. – Imam Ali Quotes

39. People in this world are like travelers whose journey is going on though they are asleep. (Life’s journey is going on though men may not feel it). – Imam Ali Quotes

40. Not to have a thing is less humiliating than to beg it. – Imam Ali Quotes

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41. Do not feel ashamed if the amount of charity is small because to refuse the needy is an act of greater shame. – Imam Ali Quotes

42. To refrain from the unlawful and impious source of pleasures is an ornament to the poor and to be thankful for the riches granted is the adornment of wealth. – Imam Ali Quotes

43, An ignorant person will always overdo a thing or neglect it totally. – Imam Ali Quotes

44. The wiser a man is, the less talkative will he be. – Imam Ali Quotes

45. Whoever wants to be a leader should educate himself before educating others. Before preaching to others he should first practice himself. Whoever educates himself and improves his own morals is superior to the man who tries to teach and train others. – Imam Ali Quotes

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46. Every breath you take is a step towards death. – Imam Ali Quotes

47. Knowledge and wisdom are really the privileges of a faithful Muslim. If you have lost them, get them back even though you may have to get them from the apostates. – Imam Ali Quotes

48. I want to teach you five of those things which deserve your greatest anxiety to acquire them: Have to hope only in Allah. Be afraid of nothing but sins. If you do not know a thing never feel ashamed to admit ignorance. If you do not know a thing never hesitate or feel ashamed to learn it. Acquire patience and endurance because their relation with true faith is that of a head to a body, a body is of no use without a head, similarly, true faith can be of no use without attributes of resignation, endurance, and patience. – Imam Ali Quotes

49. One who imagines himself to be all-knowing will surely suffer on account of his ignorance. – Imam Ali Quotes

50. I appreciate an old man’s cautious opinion more than the valor of a young man. – Imam Ali Quotes

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51. I wonder at a man who loses hope of salvation when the door of repentance is open for him. – Imam Ali Quotes

52. Whoever keeps in order his affairs with Allah (follows His orders sincerely), Allah will also put his affairs with men in order. Whoever makes arrangement for his salvation, Allah will arrange his worldly affairs; whoever is a preacher for himself, Allah will also protect him. – Imam Ali Quotes

53. He is the wisest and the most knowing man who advises people not to lose hope and faith in the Mercy of Allah and not to be too sure and over-confident of immunity from His Wrath and Punishment. – Imam Ali Quotes

54. Like your body, your mind also gets tired so refresh it by wise sayings. – Imam Ali Quotes

55. That knowledge which remains only on your tongue is very superficial. The intrinsic value of knowledge is that you act upon it. – Imam Ali Quotes

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56. Beseech Him to guard you against such temptation as may lead you towards wickedness and sins because Allah says in His Holy Book, Know that your wealth and children are temptations. – Imam Ali Quotes

57. Allah tried people through wealth and children so that it may be tested as to who is content with what he gets honestly and who is thankful to Allah for the position he is placed in with regard to his children. Though Allah knows them better than even they know themselves, yet those trials and tests are for the purpose of their realizing and knowing those deeds which merit reward or which deserve punishment. There are some people who love to have male children and hate daughters and there are some who simply crave for wealth and hate poverty. – Imam Ali Quotes

58. Your welfare does not lie in your having enormous wealth and numerous children but it rests in your being highly educated and forbearing and in your being proud of your obedience to Allah. If you do a good deed then thank Allah for it and if you commit a sin then repent and atone for it. In this world there is a real welfare for two kinds of people, one is the person who, when commits a sin, atones for it and the other is anxious to do good as much as possible. – Imam Ali Quotes

59. The importance of the deeds that you have done with fear of Allah cannot be minimized and how can the deeds which are acceptable to Allah be considered unimportant. – Imam Ali Quotes

60. To secure for you fame, credit as well as blessings, the help that you give to men in need, should possess the following attributes: whatever its extent, it should be considered by you as trifling so that it may granted a high status; it should be given secretly, Allah will manifest it; and it must be given immediately so that it becomes pleasant. – Imam Ali Quotes

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61. There are many educated people who have ruined their future on account of their ignorance of religion. Their knowledge did not prove of any avail to them. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

62. Those who give up religion to better their lot in life seldom succeed. The Wrath of Allah makes them go through more calamities and losses than the gains they gather for themselves. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

63. When a community is composed of honest, sober and virtuous people, You are forming a bad opinion about anyone of its members, when nothing wicked has been seen of him, is a great injustice to him. On the contrary in a corrupt society to form a good opinion of anyone of them and to trust him is to harm yourself. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

64. To lose or to waste an opportunity will result in grief and sorrow. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

65. Whoever is not diligent in his work, will suffer; who- ever has no share of Allah in his wealth and in his life then there is no place for him in His Realm. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

66. If you understand Allah’s Majesty, then you will not attach any importance to the creatures. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

67. If you want to pray to Allah for better means of subsistence, then first give something in charity – Hazrat Ali Quotes

68. When someone is sure of the returns, then he shows generosity. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

69, He who practices moderation and frugality will never be threatened with poverty. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

70. Loving one another is half of wisdom. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

71. Grief is half of old age. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

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72. Defend your faith (in Allah) with the help of charity. Protect your wealth with the aid of Zakat. Let the prayers guard you from calamities and disasters. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

73. One who does not realize his own value is condemned to utter failure. (Every kind of complex, superiority or inferiority is harmful to man). – Hazrat Ali Quotes

74. One, who adopts patience, will never be deprived of success though it may take a long time to reach him. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

75. One who assents or subscribes to the actions of a group or a party is as good as having committed the deed himself. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

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76. Accept promises of only those persons who can steadfastly adhere to their pledges. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

77. You have been shown if you only care to see; you have been advised if you care to take advantage of advice; you have been told if you care to listen to good counsels. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

78. Admonish your brother (comrade) by good deeds and kind regards, and ward off his evil by favoring him. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

79. One, who acquires power cannot avoid favoritism. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

80. One, who is willful and conceited will suffer losses and calamities and one who seeks advice can secure advantages of many counsels. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

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81. One, who guards his secrets has complete control over his affairs. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

82. Poverty is the worst form of death. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

83. One should not obey anyone against the commands of Allah. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

84. Do not blame a man who delays in securing what are his just rights but the blame lies on him who grasps the rights which do not belong to him. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

85. There is enough light for one who wants to see. – Hazrat Ali Quotes

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86. It is wiser to abstain then to repent. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

87. Often inordinate desire to secure a single gain acts as a hindrance for the quest of many profitable pursuits. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

88. One, who seeks advice learns to realize his mistakes. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

89. The best way to punish an evil-doer is to reward handsomely a good person for his good deeds. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

90. If you want to remove evil from the minds of others then first give up evil intentions yourself. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

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91. Greed is permanent slavery. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

92. To keep silent when you can say something wise and useful is as bad as keeping on propagating foolish and unwise thoughts. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

93. O son of Adam, if you have collected anything in excess of your actual need, you will act only as its trustee for someone else to use it. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

94. Hearts have the tendency of likes and dislikes and are liable to be energetic and lethargic, therefore, make them work when they are energetic because if hearts are forced (to do a thing) they will be blinded. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

95. Minds get tired like bodies. When you feel that your mind is tired, then invigorate it with sober advice. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

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96. If you find that somebody is not grateful for all that you have done for him, then do not get disappointed because often you will find that someone else feels under your obligation though you have done nothing for him and thus your good deeds will be compensated, and Allah will reward you for your goodness. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

97. Avarice dulls the faculties of judgment and wisdom. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

98. A greedy man will always find himself in the shackles of humility. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

99. There are people who worship Allah to gain His Favors, this is the worship of traders; while there are some who worship Him to keep themselves free from His Wrath, this is the worship of slaves; a few who obey Him out’ of their sense of gratitude and obligations, this is the worship of free and noble men. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

100. Sum total of Knowledge is Excellence. – Quotes of Hazrat Ali

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    I appreciate your efforts of collecting these quotes and ssharing them online. Thank You

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