In the Name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful


May the following lines, after The Qur'an, Hadith and Islamic literature,
be the source of guidance and inspiration for the lives of my children
and all Young Muslims.


And yet words are no deeds.
World likes to see deeds not words.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
Saying and doing are two different things.
The best path to tread is of goodness in action.

Only the actions of the just
Smell sweet and blossom in the dust

The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish when they sleep in dust.

No path of flowers leads to glory.
Live with lion's heart and eagle's eye.
Let us make hay while the sun shines.
Why live as an idle burden to the ground.
No one knows what he can do till he tries.

Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.

Let us keep rising on stepping-stones.
Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.
Nothing is so hard but search will find it out.
Fire is the test of gold, adversity of strong people.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Never leave that till to-morrow, what you can do today.

Defer not till to-morrow to be wise,
To-morrow's sun to thee may never rise.

Leave no stone unturned.
Don't be afraid to fall or fail.
Let us, then, be up and doing.
Plough deep while sluggards sleep.

The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they while their companions slept
Were toiling upward in the night.

Fortune favors and helps the brave.
We need the will to do and the soul to dare.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Horrific is the pains and penalties of idleness.
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.

He that will not when he may,
When he wills he shall have nay.

Show the world how far your candle can throw its beams.
Your good deeds will shine brightly in this naughty world.
A life spent worthily should be measured by deeds, not years.
A great person is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.

I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty.
I woke, and found that life was Duty.
Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly.
And you shall find your dream to be
A truth and noonday light to thee.

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Those who tussle with you strengthen your nerves and sharpen your skills.
Earth is so kind that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.


Don't die ignorant.
Knowledge is power.
Thoughts rule the world.
Pen is mightier than sword.
Knowledge is your best friend.
It is better to learn late than never.
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Let knowledge grow from more to more.
Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
Thoughts are mightier than strength of hand.
It is not strength, but art that obtains the prize.
Pursuit of knowledge under difficulties is always rewarding.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned.
There is no work of genius, which has not been the delight of mankind.
Whoever neglects learning in youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
The most necessary learning is, not to unlearn what you have already learned.
It is impossible for you to begin to learn what you think that you already know.
Your pleasures are in the inward and unseen perfection and riches of your mind.
You are like a child playing on the seashore, whilst the great ocean of knowledge lay
all undiscovered before you.


My friends! I lost a day.
Delay always breeds danger.
What's well done is done soon enough.
Nothing is so dear and precious as time.
Watch the inaudible and noiseless foot of Time.
Hey! What's not devoured by Time's devouring hand?
Your time is the most valuable thing that one can spend.
Procrastination is the thief of time. Ask deathbeds they'll tell you its worth.
Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.


Practice is everything.
Practice is the best of all instructors.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
You can learn nothing without trying to learn.
A thorn of experience is worth a garden full of roses.


Endurance is the crowning quality.
How poor are they that have no patience!
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
He who has patience may find and get anything.


No man is born wise.
Guard your life with a watchful eye.
What cannot be cured must be endured.
Opportunities lost can never be regained.
Second thoughts, they say, are the wisest.
Defy the Devil: he is an enemy to mankind.
Not by years but by attitude is wisdom acquired.

Who is so deaf or so blind as is he?
That willfully will neither hear nor see?

Honesty is the best policy.
It is mind that makes the man.
Be not carried away by excitement.
Diligence increases the fruit of toil.
Talent is that which is in man's power.
Imitate the good examples of wise men.
Make reason and the will of God prevails.
It is only the ignorant who despise education.
Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted.

Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong.

All that glitters is not gold.
A little neglect may breed a big hurt.
In life's small things be resolute and great.
Difference of opinion is from God as our test.
Be not careless in deeds or wandering in thoughts.
If it is not proper, do it not; if it is not true, speak it not.
Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent blindly.
There is no gathering a rose without being pricked by thorns.
They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
Ingenuity avails, and wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
Learn to see in another's calamity the ills, which you should avoid.
Difference between a wise person and a fool is the presence of mind.
Follow the footsteps of your illustrious predecessors and celebrated ancestors.

It's wiser being good than bad;
It's safer being meek than fierce.
It's fitter being sane than mad.


It matters not how long you live, but how well.
Take your time, to bring excellence to maturity.
Love the trade, which you have learned, and excel in it.


Dignify your world by good deeds.
Moderation is the noblest gift of God.
Let your speech be better than silence.
It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Better to give than to take.
Better to bow than to break.

Haste makes waste.
Look before you leap.
You stand in your own light.
Fair words never hurt the tongue.

Mend your speech a little,
Lest it may mar your fortunes.

Small to greater matters must give way.
They are truly great who are truly good.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
There is always time enough for courtesy.
The gentle mind by gentle deeds is known.
Vice, whichever you pick, you will repent it.
The truth is always the strongest argument.
The noblest mind the best contentment has.
Truth is the highest thing that man may keep.
Successful crime, unfortunately, is called virtue.
Difficulties are things that show what you really are.
It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are.
They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child!

Don't ever lose your self-respect.
There is nothing so powerful as truth.
Don't ever step over the bounds of modesty.
Never care for vain pomp and glory of this world.
Awesome is the power of thought and the magic of mind.
Keep on going to touch the highest point of your greatness.
Learning is always in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.
Your life lies all within this present, the past is gone, the future yet unseen.
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, ---conscience.
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but then glory belongs to your ancestors.

God Almighty

Fear nothing, but trust in God.
One on God's side is a majority.
O God brighten all our future days.
Every man for himself and God for us all.
Allah gives and forgives a person gets and forgets.
Let not that happen which I wish, but that which is right.
Praise the Lord of mankind, from whom all blessings flow!

We bow our heads before Thee, and we laud
And magnify Thy name Almighty God!

You can not escape the Almighty Eye.
Be mindful of the supremacy of a Mightier Hand.
READ Qur'an, the only Scripture proven authentic! Uncorrupted by man.


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