03 February

A Pearl of Wisdom from Saʿīd b. Jubayr

Saʿīd b. Jubayr was asked regarding who is the most worshipful person, to which he replied: رَجُلٌ اجْتَرَحَ مِنَ الذُّنُوبِ فَكُلَّمَا ذَكَرَ ذُنُوبَهُ احْتَقَرَ عَمَلَهُ “A man who committed sins, …

02 February

A Pearl of Wisdom from ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib

ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib would say: الْعِلْمُ خَيْرٌ مِنَ الْمَالِ؛ الْعِلْمُ يَحْرُسُكَ وَأَنْتَ تَحْرُسُ الْمَالَ “Knowledge is better than wealth. Knowledge safeguards you whilst you have to guard wealth.” (al-Mukhtār …

30 January

A Pearl of Wisdom from Muḥammad al-Bāqir

Muḥammad al-Bāqir said: بِئْسَ الأَخُ أَخٌ يَرْعَاكَ غَنِيًّا وَيَقْطَعُكَ فَقِيرًا “The worst friend is the one who hangs around you while you’re rich but avoids you if you become poor.” …

30 January

A Pearl of Wisdom from Abū al-Dardāʾ

Abū al-Dardāʾ would say: اطْلُبُوا الْعِلْمَ فَإِنْ عَجَزْتُمْ فَأَحِبُّوا أَهْلَهُ فَإِنْ لَمْ تُحِبُّوهُمْ فَلَا تُبْغِضُوهُمْ “Seek knowledge. If you cannot, then love the people of knowledge. And if you do …