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If you are going to try to establish uprightness in this world make sure you have established it in yourself.

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

The Messenger of God ﷺ said: 'If someone wants to know what position he enjoins in the eyes of God, he has only to look at what place he gives to God (in his heart and life).


Those who strive for Our sake, We shall surely guide them to Our paths. Indeed, God is with those who act excellently.

Qur'an: 29:69

Whoever follows a path in the pursuit of knowledge, God will make easy for him a path to Paradise.

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Imam Shaf'i'i (may God's mercy be upon him) said, "The world is but a moment; so make it (a moment) of obedience."

The solution to control our passions "is to refine them by way of a proper relationship with God. As Ibn 'Ata' Allah puts it, 'Shut out the influence of people's gazing at you through your knowledge of God's gazing at you. And be oblivious to their advances by witnessing His.'

Dr. Jackson, Sufism for non-Sufis?

Obeying God and pursuing God's pleasure must always be a more effective means to happiness and security than obeying the dictates of the self in disobedience or obliviousness to God.

Dr. Jackson, Sufism for non-Sufis?

God is not pleased by your state of loving Him but rather by your state of being loved by Him.

Ibn 'Ata' Allah

In the Qur'an, the only thing God tells the Prophet, peace be upon him, to ask more of is "O God, increase me in knowledge". He didn't say increase me in faith, in patience, in trust. Because knowledge of God is the basis of all of the spiritual virtues.

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Michigan Visit; November 2013

Muslims are not in the world to be spectators, we are here to serve humanity. Whoever sets an example of something good, he will get reward for it, and reward from anyone who practices that good.

Shaykh Ali Suleiman Ali, Eid Khutbah 2013

I dont have to prove anything to the world. All I need to do is to prove myself to my Lord.

Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

If you find intimacy with the remembrance of God, you will never be lonely.

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

I'm not interested in the gift. I'm interested in the Giver of gifts.

Dr. Umar F. Abd-Allah

If you do not fear God, you don't know God.

Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

When the disbeliever regards creation, he is bewildered by its vastness and complexity. When the believer regards creation, he is bewildered by the Creator!

Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

The greatest threat to religion in any society is not persecution, but rather apathy born of irrelevance.

Dr. Sherman A. Jackson

You will not change the world by day unless you are praying by night.

Dr. Sherman A. Jackson

We have to live the solution and live by example.

Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya

We need to ask ourselves if we’re building on the basis of taqwa. To do that we build on the basis of following the Sunnah.

Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya

If we want to have true joy in nearness to God and His Beloved (s), and true joy in the company of the Pious, strive to follow their Path.

Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya

Purifying the heart has two keys: refraining from sinful desires and following the Prophets in all matters.

Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya

The believer remains in a state of hope and fear in God, and continues to plead (supplicate) regardless of circumstances and tidings that come.

Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya

Reminder: the world isn't somewhere where we are suppose to be comfortable.

Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya

If we're hoping for our children to be preserved, we must preserve God within ourselves

Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya

Teach children and yourselves to say: 'God is with me, God is watching me, God is witnessing what I do,' especially as it applies to social media.

Shaykh Abdul Karim