Luqman on patience, knowledge, and goodness

`Abdur Razzaq told us after Mu’amir after Ayyub after Abu Qulabah as saying: Luqman was once asked: Who is the best one in terms of patience? He said: It is the one who practices no harm after observing patience. Those who asked him said: Who is the best one in terms of knowledge? He said: It is he who adds to his own knowledge through the knowledge of others. They asked: Who is the best from among the whole people? He said: It is the wealthy. They said: Is it the one who has properties and riches? He said: No! But, it is the one if whose good was sought, he would not hold it back or prevent it. And, it is the one who does not need anything from others.

(photo taken by my brother in the Himalayas using his cellphone )

"Good deeds are not equal to the evil ones. Repel other's evil deeds with your good deeds. You will see that he with whom you had enmity, will become your close friend.
But none will attain this quality except those who patiently endure and none will attain this quality except those who are truly fortunate."

Chapter: 41, Verses 34-35, Al-Quran
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island of peace on January 5, 2010 at 2:38 PM said...

beautiful post and gorgeous pic.

Nuriddeenk on January 6, 2010 at 4:12 AM said...

Alhumduillah -great remider and quote!

IH on January 6, 2010 at 8:06 PM said...

JazaakAllah, My Respected Sister, Thanks for sharing these quotes of Luqman (A.S).

My Sister, It's nice to see your comments but I wish to read your poems as well.
And also I need your prayers.

IH on January 6, 2010 at 8:12 PM said...

Sister Nur Sakinah, I appreciate your brothers photographs.

Melinda on January 6, 2010 at 8:34 PM said...

One of my favorite saying is, "We should all work harder on wanting what we have than having what we want." This post reminded me of that. I loved the picture as well.

Take care,


Welcome to Islam on January 7, 2010 at 5:00 AM said...


Awesome wisdom from Luqman Hakim MashaAllah. reminds me of this ayah

Seek only the desire to see Allah, which is the supreme success in Paradise. Do not expect favor or reward from any person for the sadaqah you give:

“Those who spend their wealth for increase in self-purification, and have in their minds no favor from anyone for which a reward is expected in return, but only the desire to seek for the Countenance of their Creator Most High; and soon will they attain (complete) satisfaction.” (Qur’an, 92:18-21)


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