A list of my favourite quotes by Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani

Abu Muhammad Muhiyuddin Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (ra) was a Sufi Sheikh and the founder of the Qadri Sufi order. He was born in the month of Ramadan in 470 AH (1077-78 AD) in the Persian province of Jilan (Iran), south of the Caspian Sea. His contribution to Sufism are so immense that he became known as the spiritual pole of his time, al-Ghawth al-A’zam.

This list of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (ra) Quotes will share with you his amazing wisdom and spirituality.

  • Look towards that person who looks towards you. Love that person that loves you, listen to that person that listens to you and give your hands in his hands that are prepared to grasp it.
  • A mans position in life is such that though he is mortal he is reborn with pleasure in the winds of afflictions. It is that very same life whose consequence is not death. It is that very same comfort which has no extreme anguish.
  • Many wealthy people because of greed are poor and needy, in reality the brave person is he who wrestles and defeats the devil of greed and thereafter becomes independent and without want of need from this material world.
  • The person who backbites and speaks ill of us are actually our success because they pay homage to us by writing their good deeds into our deed books.
  • Look carefully at the previous graves lying in ruin. How the sands of beautiful people are turning bad.
  • If you do not find the sweetness of doing a good deed then be aware that you have not done that deed.
  • Among the creation, silence is not bravery but rather impatience.
  • The person who cannot educate his own soul, then how is he going to educate others.
  • To adopt anonymity and unwholesomeness relative to it is peaceful.
  • Until you still possess arrogance and anger you cannot classify yourself amongst the learned.
  • That sustenance whose extent is expansive but no thanks is given for it and that means of livelihood which is difficult but no patience is shown for it become a source of revolt and mischief.
  • Always hold the best opinions about others and think ill of yourself.
  • Your speech will tell what is in your heart.
  • To start something good is your job and to see it completed is the work of your creator.
  • A wise person first question his heart thereafter speaks with his mouth.
  • Suspicion closes all the benefits to be accrued.
  • An understanding person finds no joy in anything, for it has accountability, for being lawful or a punishment for it being unlawful.
  • First there is ignorance, thereafter knowledge, then follows practice upon your knowledge, thereafter sincerity upon that action and finally comes understanding and wisdom in the heart.
  • If you do not have patience then poverty and sicknesses become a misfortune and if you adopt patience then it becomes nobility and graciousness.
  • To gain the happiness of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala is impossible if you cannot make a poor person happy.
  • To make a poor person happy makes one the inheritor of and undisclosed amount of reward.
  • People do not regard you with respect because you are proud and vain but rather they look up to you when you are polite and hospitable.
  • To remember death is the best treatment for all ailments.
  • The person who wishes to tame his soul should bridle it with silence and good etiquette.
  • The sum total of all the essence of good is to seek knowledge, practice upon it and teaching it to somebody.

Sadaf Alvi

Sadaf Iqbal Alvi is a freelance writer based in Pakistan. She is a final year medical student and a contributor to Raddi Paper. Her personal interests include higher education, reading, writing and cooking. She is active on social media and can be reached on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @TheGrumpyDoctor or you can email her sadafspost@gmail.com

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