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25 Excellent Islamic Quotes

Islamic Quotes for when you are a bit down and in need of some inspiration to lift you back up again, phrases and quotes can easily help you do that.

Allah reminds us in the Quran that:

Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.

Quran 13:28

Before I list the quotes, let us ponder over this verse of the Quran and we can then understand how to make the following sayings more practical for us.

Allah is prompting us to think by saying in the remembrance of Allah you will find peace, this cannot be achieved without thinking because you cannot remember without using your mind. There is no point in remembering about something if it doesn’t prompt you to take action.

islamic quotes excellentSo the best remembrance is the remembrance of Allah. The Islamic Quotes below, yes they are beautiful and full of wisdom and it can effect you emotionally but it will only be temporary if it is emotional. To make the effect into a long-lasting one, as with all things you must put it into practice.

Islam is a practical deen, there is nothing about it that isn’t practical, it is why you will find the islamic quotes below mentioning things that are doable straight away!

These quotes are extremely necessary to develop ones character, and if you find yourself down and having one of those days where you are a little lethargic and you feel like your Taqwa isn’t so strong this is exactly what you need.

It will raise your taqwa higher only if you put it into practice, there is a time and place for emotion but certainly not when it comes to being fearing of Allah. This requires certainty and confidence to execute the correct actions at the right time!

Islamic Quotes for High Taqwa

The Prophet (saw) said, “No sin remains minor when accompanied by persistence, and no sin remains major when accompanied by the seeking of forgiveness.”

Al-Amash said, “The one whose capital is God-consciousness (taqwa), tongues will be incapable of describing the fortune that is his piety; and the one whose capital is the dunya, tongues will be incapable of describing the magnitude of his loss of piety.”

Sufyan al-Thawri said, “Every act of disobedience committed due to passion, its forgiveness is hoped for. Every act of disobedience committed due to arrogance, its forgiveness is not hoped for because the root of Satan’s disobedience was arrogance, whereas the root of Adam’s lapse was passion.”

It is said, “Verily passion turns kings into slaves, and patience turns slaves into kings… Do you not see the story of Yusuf and Zulaykha?”

It is said, “Glad tidings to the one whose intellect is his master and whose desire is his slave. And woe to the one whose desire is his master and whose intellect is his slave.”

It is said, “The one who is close to Allah due to his obedience will be a stranger amongst people.”

The Prophet (saw) said, “The root of all sins is love of the dunya and the root of all tribulations is withholding taxes and zakat.”

Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (ra) said, “There are three things which cannot be attained through another three: wealth with hope, youth with dyeing [the hair], and health with medication.”

Umar ibn al-Khattab (ra) said, “Good interaction with people is half of intelligence, good questioning is half of knowledge, and good planning is half of subsistence.”

It is said, “The happiest of all people is he who has a sincere heart, a patient body, and contentment with what he possesses.”

So that was the first ten of the sayings, these are taken from the first two chapters of Preparing for day of Judgement by Ibn Hajar. Here’s 15 more Islamic Quotes…

Yahya ibn Muadh al-Razi said, “Glad tidings to the one who leaves the dunya before it leaves him, prepares for his grave before he enters it, and pleases his Lord before he meets Him.”

Ali (ra) also said, ‘Be in Allah’s estimation the best of people, and in the estimation of your nafs the worst of people, and in people’s estimation just a man from amongst the people.’

Ali (ra) said, “Give to whomsoever you wish and you will become his master; ask from whomever you wish and you will become his prisoner; and do not seek help from whomsoever you wish and you will be his equal.”

Sufyan al-Thawri was asked about the sweetness of closeness to Allah the Exalted. He replied, “It is that you do not find delight in a beautiful face, nice voice, or eloquent tongue.”

A wise man said, “Three things are from the treasures of Allah the Exalted that He does not give except those He loves – poverty, illness and patience.”

The Prophet (saw) said, “The one who comes out of the humiliation of disobedience into the honour of obedience, Allah the Exalted will make him rich without wealth, strengthen him without soldiers, and honour him without a clan.”

Allah revealed to one of the Prophets, “Whoever meets Me [on the Day of Judgement] while he loves Me, I will make him enter My Paradise. Whoever meets Me while he fears Me, I will spare him My Hell. And whoever meets Me and is ashamed because of his sins, I will make the angels who record deeds forget his sins.”

Kab al-Ahbar (ra) said, “Fortresses for the believers are three – the mosque is a fortress, the remembrance of Allah is a fortress, and the reading of the Qur’an is a fortress.”

It is said that, “If Allah wants good for His servant He gives him the understanding of the deen, reduces his attachment to the dunya, and grants him awareness of his faults.”

An ascetic said, “The one who only considers his own opinion as correct will be misguided; the one who thinks he is rich due to his wealth will be impoverished; and the one who seeks prominence through a creature will be humiliated.”

An ascetic said, “The fruits of marifa (knowledge of Allah) are three – being ashamed from Allah the Exalted, loving Him and enjoying his Company.

The Prophet (saw) said, “Love is the basis of marifa, chastity is the sign of conviction, and the peak of conviction is God-consciousness and contentment with what Allah the Exalted has predestined.”

Dhu al-Nun al-Misri also said, “The one who knows Allah the Exalted is a captive, his heart is seeing, and his actions for Allah are many.”

Malik ibn Dinar said, “Remedy three things with three – pride with humility, greed with contentment, and envy with sincere advice.”

Umar (ra) said, “There are four types of oceans – passion is the ocean of sins, the nafs is the ocean of desires, death is the ocean of lives, and the grave is the ocean of regrets.”

That brings us to the end. Hope fully this will increase your taqwa, however it will not come of any use if it is not put in to practice.

Did you like the sayings? Let me know by leaving a comment.

All the quotes were taken from Ibn Hajar’s book, Preparing for the day of Judgement. Read it over at

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