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If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world,
by Abu Bakr

If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world,
that is bad.
But if a learned person is thus attracted,
it is worse.
- Abu Bakr

Related topics: Education

O man you are busy working for the world,
and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
- Abu Bakr

Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
- Abu Bakr

God blesses him who helps his brother.
- Abu Bakr

 

You should not quarrel with your neighbour,
for he will remain where he is, but your high handedness
will become the talk of the people.
- Abu Bakr

Youth is not restored by the dyeing of your hair.
- Abu Bakr

Follow the way of life, which the Holy Prophet has shown you,
for verily that is the right path.
- Abu Bakr

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Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
- Abu Bakr

Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.
- Abu Bakr

Jihad is obligatory for the Muslims.
- Abu Bakr

If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people.
- Abu Bakr

He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness.
- Abu Bakr

I have been given the authority over you,
and I am not the best of you.
If I do well, help me; and if I do wrong,
set me right.
Sincere regard for truth.
- Abu Bakr

Do not get elated at any victory, for all such victory
is subject to the will of God.
- Abu Bakr

When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly...
When knowledge exceeds a certain limit,
it leads to exploitation.
- Abu Bakr

It is bad for a young man to sin; but it is worse for an old man to sin.
- Abu Bakr

When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from
the person whose advice you seek.
- Abu Bakr

There is greatness in the fear of God,
contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
- Abu Bakr

Muslims should live like brothers.
- Abu Bakr

If you want to control other people,
first control yourself.
- Abu Bakr

He who is not impressed by sound advice,
lacks faith.
- Abu Bakr

Intentions count in your actions.
- Abu Bakr

He who prays five times a day is in the protection of God,
and he who is protected by God cannot be harmed by anyone.
- Abu Bakr

God helps those who fear Him.
- Abu Bakr

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
- Abu Bakr

Use the same measure for selling that you use for purchasing.
- Abu Bakr

In the matter of justice, all should be equal in your eyes.
- Abu Bakr

When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God.
- Abu Bakr

Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.
- Abu Bakr

He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah,
God will build a house for him in the paradise.
- Abu Bakr

Have an earnestness for death and you will have life.
- Abu Bakr

Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice.
- Abu Bakr

The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.
- Abu Bakr

Death is the easiest of all things after it,
and the hardest of all things before it.
- Abu Bakr

Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed.
- Abu Bakr

Do not deceive or be faithless even with your enemy.
- Abu Bakr

Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most
inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
- Abu Bakr

It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds
should be awake earlier than you.
- Abu Bakr

He who becomes a Muslim does so in his own interest.
- Abu Bakr

Allah will help him who moves in the way of Allah.
- Abu Bakr

Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
- Abu Bakr

If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice.
- Abu Bakr

He who indulges in falsehood will find the paths of paradise shut to him.
- Abu Bakr

To fight against the infidels is Jihad;
but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad.
- Abu Bakr

Knowledge is the life of the mind.
- Abu Bakr

Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest.
It is possible that a thing that you may desire may
be against your interest.
- Abu Bakr

Our abode in this world is transitory,
our life therein is but a loan, our breaths are numbered
and our indolence is manifest.
- Abu Bakr

The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.
- Abu Bakr

The true believer is rewarded in every thing,
even in affliction.
- Abu Bakr

He who avoids complaint invites happiness.
- Abu Bakr

He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep.
- Abu Bakr

Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust,
greed and anger.
- Abu Bakr

Be good to others, that will protect you against evil.
- Abu Bakr

Pride in the case of a rich man is bad,
but pride in the case of a poor man is worse.
- Abu Bakr

There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation.
Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it,
and more severe than that which comes after it.
Remember the death of the Apostle of God,
and your sorrow will be lessened.
- Abu Bakr

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering
is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant,
that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission.
- James Bovard

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man
follows the public opinion.
- Grantland Rice

It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt,
when they degenerate into a populace,
that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.
- James Monroe

The difference between ignorant and educated people
is that the latter know more facts.
But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent.
- Neal Stephenson

The scientist rigorously defends his right to be ignorant
of almost everything except his specialty.
- Marshall McLuhan

True science teaches, above all, to doubt and to be ignorant.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Men know everything - all of them - all the time -
no matter how stupid or inexperienced or arrogant or ignorant they are.
- Andrea Dworkin

Racism is a refuge for the ignorant.
It seeks to divide and to destroy.
It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.
- Pierre Berton

This is our mercury, our lunary, but whosoever thinks
of any other water besides this,
is ignorant and foolish, never attaining to the desired effects.
- George Ripley

Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker.
That is one of several reasons why it must be given
rein instead of suppressed.
- Anna Quindlen

I was truly ignorant about art before the film.
- Claire Forlani


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