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  • Sayings of Dhun-Noorain Sayyiduna Uthman Ibn Affan Radi Allahu Anho‏

    Gems of Wisdom
    - by -
    Ameer al-Mo'mineen Sayyiduna
    Uthman al-Ghani Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anho

    1. Astonishing is he who finds death a reality, yet continues to laugh.
    2. Astonishing is he who knows this World will soon perish yet keeps close association with it.
    3. Astonishing is he who knows about fate yet mourns the loss of a thing.
    4. The slip of the tongue is more dangerous than the slip of the feet.
    5. If the eyes are bright and shining daily then it is a Day of Resurrection.
    6. To stop sinning is easier than to seek forgiveness.
    7. Make a purpose for life, then utilize all your strength to achieve it, you would definitely be successful.
    8. I am astonished with that person who recognizes this World as perishable and understands all about fate yet mourns the loss of things. I am astonished with that person who believes in Rewards, Punishment of Hell and Paradise, yet he still commits sins. I am astonished at that person who knows that Allah exists yet remembers others and seeks there assistance.
    9. A family man’s actions are presented together with that of a Mujahid (Muslim soldier) in the court of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
    10. I am astonished with him who regards the reality of the existence of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala yet remembers others and asks for there assistance.
    11. I am astonished by that person who believes in Hell yet continues to sin.
    12. I am astonished at that person who brings Faith in Paradise yet associates himself to the pleasures of this World.
    13. I am astonished at that person who regards Iblees (Satan) as his enemy yet continues to follow him.
    14. Squandered is that 'Aalim (Learned man) to whom a person cannot ask a question. He is likened to that weapon which is not put to use - that wealth which is not utilised in good work - that knowledge without application - that Mosque which Salaah is not read - that Salaah that is not performed in a Mosque - that good advise which is not accepted - that book which is not read - that worshiper who keeps in his heart the pleasures of the World and that long life which had not stocked on provisions for the Hereafter.
    15. At times, to forgive or pardon a criminal makes the criminal more dangerous.
    16. O Mankind! Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala has created you so that you may please him, yet you choose to please others.
    17. 9/10 of the shares belonging to Peace and Safety are in isolating oneself from the people and the remaining one share lies in meeting with the people.
    18. A person in times of difficulty acts upon his own devices thus depriving himself of the help of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala. He turns himself away from Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala, therefore Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala turns His Attention of Divine Grace from him too.
    19. Isolation is most beloved to the beloved of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
    20. Excessive politeness is a sign of Malice.
    21. Do not rely on anyone except Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala and do not fear anything except your sins.
    22. In whichever manner a person recognizes the World, so too, did his inclination occur towards it.
    23. To knowingly partake of the pleasure offered by this material World is to reduce the remaining rewards and good deeds.
    24. Test the worldly people in any matter you wish to and you would find them to be no less than snakes and scorpions.
    25. The existence of good things and wealth in abundance is also a medical complaint. (meaning unhealthy)
    26. Knowledge combined with action is profitable and action without knowledge does not benefit anything.
    27. Do not place your burdens on anyone, although it is few or many.
    28. A pious and practicing Muslim Jurist (Faqeeh) is Superior than thousand worshipers.
    29. “World” is that work which does not serve the purpose of acquiring the Hereafter.
    30. Silence is the best treatment for anger.
    31. To carry the burden of others concludes the respect of a worshiper.
    32. This World has been created a temporary abode by the Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala, and placed in trust to the travellers of the Hereafter. Take only those provisions which are beneficial and do not lust after that which you are going to leave behind.
    33. The slippery tongue is much more dangerous than the slippery feet.
    34. The one dirham charity of a poor person is better than 10 000 dirham charity given by the rich.
    35. If you are prepared to commit a sin, then search for a place where Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala does not exist.
    36. O People! If you do not want to worship the one true Lord, then do not utilize that which He has created. It is better that the World regard you as a criminal in relations to Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala thereby regarding you as a hypocrite.
    37. To see the learned ('Aalim) and pious keeping the company of the rich and wealthy is a testimony of hypocrisy.
    38. Do not trade or deal with an oppressor or his associates.
    39. To cry in Paradise is surprising, yet more astonishing is to laugh in the World.
    40. When you have no rights on the perfume, you should close your noses to it, for even its scent is forbidden to you.
    41. Save oneself for praising the corrupt wealthy, for the praise of an oppressor reveals the Wrath of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
    42. To publicly give charity with an intention to entice people to be charitable is better than giving charity secretly.
    43. To think that Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala Almighty is present with you at every given moment is the most excellent form of Faith.
    44. A Polite person who wishes for anything in this World or in the Hereafter will definitely get his wishes granted.
    45. Those that deal with Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala with sincerity and honesty hate to deal in any other affairs without sincerity and honesty.
    46. A beast of burden recognizes his master yet people do not recognise their Master (Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala).
    47. Once in the reign (Khilafat) of Sayyidun 'Uthman Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anho, there was a great drought. People began to sell their valuables and possessions cheaply to supplement their necessities. Sayyiduna 'Uthman Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anho was informed that a certain orchard was being sold at a very cheap price and he should buy it. So he decided to buy it. On his way to purchase the orchard, he came across many people who were poverty stricken, starving and distressed. On seeing the condition of these people, he became very perturbed and unhappy. He distributed the entire money he had with him amongst the people. When he returned to his home, he was asked if he had purchased the orchard. He answered, “Yes! I have bought an orchard in Paradise for you all.”
    48. All good deeds are associated with Modesty and all bad deeds are with Immodesty.
    49. Backbiting and malice causes injury to three people. Firstly to oneself, secondly towards whom it is directed to and thirdly to the person who is listening.
    50. To desire the administration of justice, is Paradise of the World.
    51. Whosoever repairs his own shoes, visits an ailing servant, washes his own clothes and also patches it, then that person is free from pride and boastfulness.
    52. People are spies of your vices.
    53. The sword wounds the body while insults hurt the soul.
    54. A person does not become a Faithful servant, until and unless he distances himself from sin and those that praise and respect him (because of his status) become his equal.
    55. The best sanctity for a Muslim male is, when he guards his tongue, his sexual organ and his gaze.
    56. Amongst the sinners, the gravest is he who finds the time, to discuss the faults of others.
    57. The disgrace and disrespect shown to a Muslim is due to him straying from his religion and is not due to lack of gold (wealth).
    58. For a needy and poor person to come to you, is a gift to you from Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
    59. The skin of a beloved or favorite person becomes soft just like his heart. His dedication is prominent. The softness of his skin and heart is noticeable and he finds peace only in the Remembrance of his Creator.
    60. To find a person steadfast on Truth are far and few, but many are those with status, dignity and high moral values.
    61. No matter how destitute a person is, he should never feel subjugated.
    62. When a person’s tongue becomes quiet and friendly then his heart becomes pious and clean.
    63. If I sleep at night and awake in the morning repentful, then I find this better in comparison to staying awake the whole night and rising up in confusion.
    64. To do the most disliked of occupations is better than begging.
    65. Sin in any manner would at some time, make ones heart restless.
    66. Remember your kafan (shroud for covering the dead) instead of beautiful clothes, remember the grave instead of the luxuries of lavish mansions and remember all that delicious foods you feast on shall one day make you a delicious feast for the worms.

    Hadrat Anas Radi ALLAH Taala Anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah Peace And Blessings Be Upon Him has said, “Everything has a heart, and the heart of the Qur’an is Yasin. Allah records anyone who recites Yasin as having recited the Qur’an ten times.”
    [Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol 2, Page 116 - Sunan Daarimi, Vol 2, Page 336]

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