Al-Shafi‘i Quotes


Wealth remains behind on earth while ibadaah accompanies you into the grave.

Do not vie with others in the accumulation of wealth. Vie with them in Ibadaah.

The one who admonishes his brother secretly he has advised sincerely and has honored him. If he does it outwardly (among others) then he has dishonored and shamed him.

To be able to thank Allah for a blessing is a blessing within itself.

There is not on the face of the earth-after the Book of Allah - a book which is more sahih than the book of Malik.

How strange! You seek guidance yet you do not tread its path surely a boat does not sail on land.

My sin burdened me heavily. But when I measured it against Your Grace O Lord Your forgiveness came out greater.

Be hard on yourself easy on others.

Knowledge is not what is memorised. Knowledge is what benefits.

Only someone who is sincere recognizes what showing off is.

You say that you are just a body but inside of you is something greater than the Universe.

The loftiest in status are those who do not know their own status and the most virtuous of them are those who do not know their own virtue.

To admonish your brother in private is to advise him and improve him. But to admonish him publicly is to disgrace and shame him.

My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me and that what misses me was never meant for me.