50 Inspirational Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA) Quotes On Success

50 Inspirational Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA) Quotes On Success

Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA) was the cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad (peace be upon him), the last prophet of Islam. He ruled as the fourth caliph from 656 to 661. Born to Abu Talib and Fatimah bint Asad, Ali is the only person to be born in the sacred sanctuary of the Kaaba in Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. Ali was the first male who accepted Islam, and, according to some authors, the first Muslim. Ali protected Muhammad (peace be upon him) from an early age and took part in almost all the battles fought by the nascent Muslim community. After migrating to Medina, he married Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) daughter Fatimah. He was appointed caliph by Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) companions in 656, after Caliph Uthman ibn Affan was assassinated. Ali’s reign saw civil wars and in 661, he was attacked and assassinated by a Kharijite while praying in the Great Mosque of Kufa, being martyred two days later. Ali was prominent at the Battle of Uhud, as well as many other battles where he wielded a bifurcated sword known as Zulfiqar. He had the special role of protecting Muhammad (peace be upon him) when most of the Muslim army fled from the battle of Uhud and it was said: “There is no brave youth except Ali and there is no sword which renders service except Zulfiqar.” He was commander of the Muslim army in the Battle of the Trench where he defeated the legendary Arab warrior, Amr ibn Abd al-Wud. Muhammad (peace be upon him) made Ali commander at this battle, claiming that: “I will hand the standard to a man who loves Allah and His Messenger and is loved by Allah and His Messenger. He will come back with conquest.” Following this battle, Muhammad (peace be upon him) gave Ali the name Asadullâh (أَسَـدُ الله‎), which means ‘Lion of God’. May his quotes inspire you to be a courageous person and an individual of action.

1. “Through patience great things are accomplished.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

2. “O’ People! Try to be honest for God is the helper of honest people. Avoid telling lies since it will ruin your faith. Know that honest people are on the verge of nobility and honor, while liars are on the verge of collapse and destruction.”Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA) (RA)

3. “If someone hurts you then don’t be upset, as it’s the law of nature that the trees with the sweetest fruits are beaten the most.”Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

4. “The biggest shame is to mock at something that you have in yourself.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

5. “Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

6. “Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all, it is only in the darkest nights that the stars shine more brilliantly.”Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

7. “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

8. “Be obscure and do not attempt to be famous, do not elevate yourself in order to be remembered. Learn and conceal, find safety in silence, you will please the righteous people and you will outrage the wicked.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

9. “Don’t develop a friendship with the enemy of your friend; otherwise, your friend will turn into an enemy.”Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

10. “Treat people the way you want to be treated.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

11. “When you are unable to resolve something through trying and praying, leave the decision to God as God always decides better for His followers.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

12. “There is peace in solitude, away from the evils of people.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

13. “Trade should go on between the buyers and sellers according to correct measures and weights and on such reasonable terms that neither the consumers nor the suppliers should have to face losses.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

14. “Blessed is he whose own faults keep him from seeing the faults of others.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

15. “Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

16. “Work for a better life as if you live forever, and work for a better end as if you die tomorrow.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

17. “My Lord, You know me better than I know myself.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

18. “Ask me before you lose me.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

19. “He who loves you forbids you from committing sin.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

20. “Aim to live in this world without allowing the world to live inside you because when a boat sits on water it sails perfectly, but when water enters inside the boat, it sinks.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

21. “Books are gardens of the knowledgeable.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

22. “If you want to know where your heart is, see where your mind goes when it wanders.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

23. “Hearts of people are like wild beasts. They attach themselves to those who love and train them.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

24. “Forgiveness is the best revenge.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

25. “You should have no hope in anyone but God.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

26. “Meet the people in such a manner that if you die, they should weep for you, and if you live, they should long for you.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

27. “There is a key to every door, and a dawn to every dark night.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

28. “When words come from the heart of anyone, they find a place in the heart of another.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

29. “The most ignorant of those who are ignorant is the one who trips over the same stone twice.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

30. “Let go of what has passed.” Ali (RA)

31. “Goodness towards one’s parents is the greatest duty.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

32. “The richest of the rich is one who is not a prisoner to greed.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

33. Let go of anything that brings you stress and sorrow.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

34. “Gold is tested with fire, and the believer is tested with trials.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

35. “When you speak, be truthful.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

36. “Nobility in 3 traits: being generous when you have little to give, tolerating without being humiliated, and abstaining from asking for favors.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

37. “The nourishment of the body is food, while the nourishment of the soul is feeding others.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

38. “Modesty is the means to all beauty.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

39. “Keep your thoughts cleaner than pure water. As water drops make a river, thoughts make character and faith.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

40. “Do not follow the majority, follow the truth.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

41. “Leave alone what does not concern you, and leave alone what does not belong to you.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

42. “The winner is the one who sells his world for his hereafter.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

43. “Wakefulness is consciousness.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

44. “See the bad inside yourself, and see the good inside others.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

45. “Nothing hurts a good soul and a kind heart more than to live amongst people who cannot understand it.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

46. “Remember that people are of two kinds, they are either your brothers in religion or your brothers in mankind.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

47. “Quite often, a tongue destroys a person.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

48. “A person is weighed by his speech and valued by his action. So say that which is weighty and do that which has great value.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

49. “Never let anything occupy you from working for the Hereafter, for indeed the time is short.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

50. “Do not be a slave to others when God has created you free.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

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