Sayings, lifestyle, and biography of Imam Ali (a.s.)

Here are some foolishness and wisdom related sayings of Imam Ali (a.s.):

– Enmity is the occupation of fools.

– One’s obedience to God is proportionate to one’s wisdom.

– To fight against one’s own desires is highest wisdom.

– To separate from things of time and to connect self with things of eternity is highest wisdom.

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Here are some patience, forbearance, and resignation related sayings of Imam Ali (a.s.):

– Uneasiness of mind is more painful than patient resignation.

– The chief aim of Islam (click here for user bookmarked links and articles related to Islam) is resignation to God.

– Patience is the fruit of faith.

– Know that resignation (click here for news and blogs related to ‘Religion’) is the first step in true religion, and sincerity its end.

– With patience, misfortunes are no misfortunes.

– The power of forbearing anger is superior to that of taking revenge.

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Here are some knowledge related sayings (maxims) of Imam Hazrat Ali (a.s.):

The most complete gift of God is life based on knowledge.

Knowledge is the compensation for mental exertions.

The chief aim of knowledge is virtue.

The sum of excellency is knowledge.

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The best knowledge is what benefits its possessor.

Religion is a store and knowledge the route to it.

Knowledge is life and health.

Humility is the outcome of knowledge.

Nothing except true light can ever purify life.

To respect the learned is to respect God.

Knowledge creates fear.

Practice makes knowledge perfect.

To teach is to learn.

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“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 (a.s.), Nahjul Balagha

“If you want to pray to Allah for better means of subsistence, then first give something in charity.”
— Imam Ali (a.s.), Nahjul Balagha

“Do not feel ashamed if the amount of charity is small because to refuse the needy is an act of greater shame.”
— Imam Ali (a.s.), Nahjul Balagha

“The cause of the cessation of (one’s) wealth is leaving the needy heedless.”
— Imam Ali (a.s.)

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