Islamic Reminders

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL

There follows a list of some Islamic reminders, taken from the Qur’aan, Sunnah and words of Muslim wise men. 

  • And whenever you give your word, say the truth [al-An’aam 6:152]

  • And seek help in patience and prayer [al-Baqarah 2:45]

  • And speak good to people [al-Baqarah 2:83]

  • And fulfil the Covenant of Allaah when you have covenanted [al-Nahl 16:91]

  • Verily! Allaah commands that you should render back the trusts to those to whom they are due [al-Nisa’ 4:58]

  • And let not your hand be tied (like a miser) to your neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach (like a spendthrift) [al-Isra’ 17:29]

  • Eat and drink, but waste not by extravagance [al-A’raaf 7:31]

  • And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is al-taqwa (piety, righteousness) [al-Baqarah 2:197]

  • And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty) [al-Talaaq 65:2]

  • And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him [al-Talaaq 65:3]

  • He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah [al-Nisa’ 4:80]

  • By no means shall you attain al-birr (righteousness) until you spend (in Allah’s cause) of that which you love [Aal ‘Imraan 3:92]

  • Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of Affairs (for us) [Aal ‘Imraan 3:171]

  • And walk not on the earth with conceit and arrogance [al-Isra’ 17:37]

  • And turn not your face away from men with pride [Luqmaan 31:18]

  • And be moderate (or show no arrogance) in your walking, and lower your voice [Luqmaan 31:19]

  • And give not a thing in order to have more (or consider not your deeds of obedience to Allah as a favour to Allah) [al-Muddaththir 74:6]

  • “Pay attention to Allah and He will pay attention to you.”

  • “If you feel no shame, then do as you wish.”

  • “Make sure your food is good (halaal and bought with halaal earnings), and you will be one whose prayers are answered.”

  • “Fear Allah wherever you may be.”

  • “Follow up a bad deed with a good deed, to cancel it out.”

  • “Mix with people with a good attitude.”

  • “Keep away from prohibited things and you will be the best of worshippers.”

  • “Be content with what Allaah has given you, and you will be the richest of people.”

  • “Love for other people what you love for yourself.”

  • “Do not laugh too much, for excessive laughter deadens the heart.”

  • “Wrongdoing will be multiple darkness on the Day of Resurrection.”

  • “Fear Allah and treat all your children fairly.”

  • “Fear the Fire, even if by giving half a date (in charity).”

  • “Fear the prayer of the oppressed.”

  • “The thing that weighs most heavily in the balance (of good deeds) is a good attitude.”

  • “Deliberation is from Allah, haste is from Shaytaan.”

  • “The less your wealth, the less you will be called to account for.”

  • “Do not become angry, and Paradise will be yours.”

  • “The most beloved of deeds to Allah is the one that is continuous, even if it is little.”

  • “The most beloved of places to Allah are the mosques.”

  • “The most hated of places to Allah are the marketplaces.”

  • “The most beloved of food to Allah is that which is touched by many hands (i.e., shared among many people).”

  • “The most beloved of speech to Allah is that a person should say, ‘Subhaan Allah wa bi hamdih (Glory and praise be to Allah)’.”

  • “The most beloved of people to Allah is the one who is most helpful.”

  • “The most beloved deed to Allah is making a Muslim happy.”

  • “Whoever restrains his anger, Allaah will conceal his faults.”

  • “A bad attitude spoils a good deed just as vinegar spoils honey.”

  • “The most beloved of people to Allah are those who have the best attitudes.”

  • “Beware of this world, for it is sweet and tempting.”

  • “Control your tongue.”

  • “Trim your moustaches and let your beards grow.”

  • “Give back the things you have been entrusted with to the person who entrusted them to you.”

  • “Do not betray the one who betrays you.”

  • “Pray to Allaah and be confident of a response.”

  • “Cheer people up, do not put them off.”

  • “Make things easy for people, not difficult.”

  • “Eat with your right hand and eat from what is in front of you.”

  • “If Allaah gives you wealth, let the blessing of Allaah be seen on you.”

  • “If someone who is distinguished among his own people comes to you, then honour him.”

  • “If one with whose religion and character you are pleased comes to you (to seek your daughter’s hand in marriage), then marry (your daughter) to him.”

  • “If Allah wills good to the people of a household, He guides them to be gentle.”

  • “If you do something bad, follow it by doing something good.”

  • “If you feel uncomfortable about something, then leave it alone.”

  • “If you judge (between people), then judge fairly.”

  • “If you enter a house, greet the inhabitants with salaam.”

  • “If you are reminded of Allaah, stop what you are doing (of sin).”

  • “If Allaah sends you some provision without you looking forward to it or asking others for it, then take it.”

  • “If you ask Allaah for anything, then ask Him for al-Firdaws (the highest level of Paradise).”

  • “If your good deeds please you and your bad deeds upset you, then you are a mu’min (believer).”

  • “If you hear the call to prayer, then respond to the one who is calling you to Allaah.”

  • “If you hear the call to prayer, then say something like the muezzin says.”

  • “If any one of you becomes angry, let him keep silent.”

  • “If a man becomes angry and says ‘A’oodhu Billaah (I seek refuge with Allaah),’ his anger will cease.”

  • “If a man says ‘Ya seedi (sir)’ to a munaafiq (hypocrite), he earns the wrath of his Lord.”

  • “When you stand up to pray, pray as if it is your last prayer.”

  • “When you get dressed and when you do wudoo’, start on the right.”

  • “When any one of you meets his brother, let him greet him with salaam.”

  • “Remember death when you are praying.”

  • “Show mercy towards those who are on earth so that the One Who is in heaven will show mercy to you.”

  • “Renounce pleasure in worldly things and Allaah will love you.”

  • “Show disinterest in what people have and people will love you.”

  • “Feel properly shy and modest before Allah.”

  • Protect “the head and what does through it (thoughts and ideas).”

  • Protect “the stomach and what goes into it.”

  • “Seek help in whatever you do by being discreet.”

  • “Everyone who is given a blessing will be envied.”

  • “No one can keep their wudoo’ except a believer.”

  • “The worst thief among people is the one who steals from his prayer, by not doing rukoo’ and sujood properly.”

  • “Intercede and you will be rewarded.”

  • “The most grateful of people to Allaah are those who are most grateful to other people.”

  • The trouble with beauty is feelings of superiority.

  • The trouble with generosity is extravagance.

  • The trouble with noble descent is pride.

  • The trouble with knowledge is forgetfulness.

  • “Give to the one who denied you.”

  • “Uphold ties with the one who cuts you off.”

  • “Forgive the one who does you wrong.”

  • May Allah have mercy on the person who said “Good” and was rewarded or who remained silent and was safe.

  • Wine is the key to all evil.

  • The one who is more daring in giving fatwas is more deserving of Hell.

  • Love the poor and mix with them.

  • It is better to err in forgiving than to err in punishment.

  • Do not judge between people when you are angry.

  • If you want to count the faults of anyone else, count your own faults instead.

  • If you commit a sin, say “Astaghfir-Allaah (I ask Allaah for forgiveness).”

  • If you are given a blessing, say, “Al-Hamdu Lillaah (praise be to Allaah).”

  • If some disaster befalls you, say, “Innaa Lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raaji’oon (Truly, to Allaah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return).”

  • Seek rizq (provision) by giving charity

  • “Give food to others and speak good.”

  • “Seek a response to du’aa’s when the iqaamah for prayer is given and when rain is falling.”

  • The people with the longest necks on the Day of Resurrection will be the muezzins.

  • “Worship Allah as if you see Him.”

  • “The most helpless of people are those who cannot make du’aa’.”

  • “The most miserly of people are those who are stingy with their salaams (i.e., do not greet others).”

  • “Pay the hired worker his wages before his sweat dries.”

  • “Tie up (your camel) [i.e., take the necessary precautions], and put your trust in Allaah.”

  • “Make the most of your life before your death.”

  • Make the most of “your health before your sickness.”

  • Make the most of “your free time before you become busy.”

  • Make the most of “your wealth before you become poor.”

  • Make the most of “your youth before you become old.”

  • “The best of dhikr is ‘La ilaaha ill-Allah.’

  • “The best of sadaqah (charity) is that given by one who has little.”

  • “The upper hand (the one that gives) is better than the lower hand (the one that takes).”

  • The best of earnings is a good sale.

  • “The best of the believers is one who is best in attitude.”

  • “The best of the muhaajireen is the one who forsakes (hajara) that which Allaah has prohibited.”

  • “The best type of jihaad is the jihaad of the one who strives against his own self (jihaad al-nafs) for the sake of Allaah.”

  • “Read the Qur’an throughout every month.”

  • “Read the Qur’aan, for it will come and intercede for its readers on the Day of Resurrection.”

  • “Pray for Allaah to keep you safe and sound.”

  • “Most of the sins committed by the son of Adam are sins of the tongue.”

  • “Repeat often ‘Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billaah (there is no power or strength except with Allaah)’, for it is from the treasure of Paradise.”

  • “Always remember the destroyer of joy (physical pleasure): death.”

  • “Lower your gaze and guard your private parts.”

  • “There is no goodness in the one who is not friendly or likeable.”

  • “Stay with her (the mother), for Paradise is under her feet.”

  • “Keep saying ‘Yaa Dhaa’l-jalaali wa’l-ikraam (O Possessor of Glory and Honour)’” i.e., keep repeating it persistently.

  • “Islam cancels out what came before it (of sins).”

  • “Every bid’ah (innovation) is a going astray and every going astray will end in Hell.”

  • “Control your tongue, let your house be enough for you, and weep for your sins.”

  • “(Take care of) your mother, then your mother, then your mother, then your father, then other relatives in order of closeness.”

  • “Feed the poor and pat the head of the orphan (i.e., show compassion).”

  • “The one who points the way to good deeds is like the one who does them.” 

  • “Do not lose hope, nor be sad.” Quran 3:139

  • “Worldly life is short, so turn to Allah before you return to Allah.”

  • “Forgive others as quickly as you expect Allah (God) to forgive you

  • To Allah (God) is your return, all of you, and He will inform you of what you used to do.” Quran 5:105

  • “Whoever fears Allah (God), Allah (God) will find a way out for him (from every difficulty) and He will provide for him from sources that he could never have imagined.” Quran 65:2-3

  • “The reality of manners is that it results from beautiful character. Thus, manners is the manifestations of the integrity and strength in one’s inward personality into action.” Ibn Rajab

  • “The life of this world is merely enjoyment of delusion.” Quran 3:185

  • “A busy life makes prayer harder, but prayer makes a busy life easier.”

  • “Allah (God) does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear.” Quran 2:286

  • “And whoever turns away from My remembrance – indeed, he will have a depressed life.” Quran 20:124

  •  “Taking pains to remove the pains of others is the true essence of generosity.” Abu Bakr (R.A)

  • “If you give thanks, I will give you more.” Quran 14:7

  • “They plan, and Allah plans. Surely, Allah is the best of planners.” Quran 8:30

  • “Allah does not intend to make difficulty for you, but He intends to purify you and complete His favor upon that you may be grateful.” Quran 5:6

  • “And it is He who created the night and day, and the sun and moon.” Quran 21:33

  • “The best among you are those who have the best manner and best character.” Sahih Bukhari 6029

  • “Allah tests us with what we love.”

  •  “For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.” Quran 94:5

  • “No one can bring you true happiness except Allah

  • “And whoever puts all his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him.” Quran 65:3

  • “The more you let go, the higher you rise.”

  • “When you seek Dunya (world), you lose the Hereafter. When you seek the Hereafter, you gain both Dunya (world) and the Hereafter. Which is the wiser transaction”

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

  • “Every soul will taste death. Then unto Us will you be returned.” Quran 29:57

  • “No one will reap except what they sow.” Quran 6:164

  •  “Indeed, that is My Path – perfectly straight. So follow it and do not follow other ways, for they will lead you away from His Way. This is what He has commanded you, so perhaps you will be conscious of Allah .” Quran 6:153

  • “Sometimes Allah wants a certain level of Jannah (Paradise) for someone; and when their good deeds alone can’t get them there, he gives them hardship.”  

  • “Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” Qur’an 13:11

  • “Speak only when your words are more beautiful than the silence.”

  • “Be like a diamond, precious and rare, not like a stone, found everywhere.”

  • “Give love in secret by praying for one another.” “Allah makes the impossible possible.”

  • “Everyone who is taken by death asks for more time, while everyone who still has time makes excuses for procrastination.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (R.A)

  • “And those who have believed and done righteous deeds We will surely assign to them Paradise [elevated] chambers beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally. Excellent is the reward of the [righteous] workers.” Quran 29:58

  •  “Allah is with the doers of good.” Quran 29:69

  • “And warn them [O Muhammad], of the Day of Regret, when the matter will be concluded; and [yet], they are in [a state of] heedlessness, and they do not believe.” Quran 19:39

  • “Allah is with those who have patience.” Quran 2:153

  • “Before going to sleep every night, forgive everyone and sleep with a clean heart.”

  • “And whoever holds firmly to Allah has (indeed) been guided to a straight path.” Quran 3:101

  • “Sell this life for the next and you win both of them. Sell the next life for this and you lose both of them.” Hasan al-Basri“The heart that beats for Allah is always a stranger among the hearts that beat for the Dunya (world).”

  • “If only we were greedy for the Hereafter like we are greedy for the Dunya (world).”  

  • “And the Hereafter is better for you than the first [life]. And your Lord is going to give you, and you will be satisfied.” Quran 93:4-5

  • “Dua (supplication) has the power to turn your dreams into reality.”

  • “Once prayer becomes a habit, success becomes a lifestyle.”

  • “And He found you lost and guided [you]. And He found you poor and made [you] self-sufficient.” Quran 93:7-8

  • “Call upon Me, I will respond to you.” Quran 40:60

We ask Allah to make of benefit to people.