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The way to paradise is an uphill climb whereas hell is downhill. Hence, there is a struggle to get to paradise and not to hell. — Al-Ghazali

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You must convince your heart that whatever Allah has decreed is most appropriate and most beneficial for you. — Al-Ghazali

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Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see - Egoism, Arrogance, Conceit, Selfishness, Greed, Lust, Intolerance, Anger, Lying, Cheating, Gossiping and Slandering. If you can master and destroy them, then will be ready to fight the enemy you can see. — Al-Ghazali

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Do not dispute with anyone in any matter as far as possible. For in argumentation lies much harm and its evil is greater than its benefit. — Al-Ghazali

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A man of bad character punishes his own soul. — Al-Ghazali

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Are you ready to cut off your head and place your foot on it? If so, come; Love awaits you! Love is not grown in a garden, nor sold in the marketplace; whether you are a king or a servant, the price is your head, and nothing less. Yes, the cost of the elixir of love is your head! Do you hesitate? 0 miser, It is cheap at that price! — Al-Ghazali

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Man's nature is made up of four elements, which produce in him four attributes, namely, the beastly, the brutal, the satanic, and the divine. In man there is something of the pig, the dog, the devil, and the saint. — Al-Ghazali

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If those who do not possess knowledge avoid the scholarly discussions, disagreement will end. — Al-Ghazali

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Dear friend,
Your heart is a polished mirror. You must wipe it dean of the veil of dust that has gathered upon it, because it is destined to reflect the light of divine secrets. — Al-Ghazali

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Knowledge exists potentially in the human soul like the seed in the soil; by learning the potential becomes actual. — Al-Ghazali

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If you do not prepare now for the Afterlife, then when will you do so? — Al-Ghazali

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It is sometimes said that we drink our religion with our mother's milk. — Al-Ghazali

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Remember your contemporaries who have passed away and were your age. Remember the honors and fame they earned, the high posts they held, and the beautiful bodies they possessed. Today all of them are turned to dust. They have left orphans and widows behind them, their wealth is being wasted, and their houses turned into ruins.
No sign of them is left today, and they lie in dark holes underneath the earth.
Picture their faces before your mind's eye and ponder. — Al-Ghazali

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Half of disbelief in Allah in the world is caused by people who make religion look ugly due to their bad conduct and ignorance — Al-Ghazali

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Desires make slaves out of kings and patience makes kings out of slaves. — Al-Ghazali

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You possess only whatever will not be lost in a ship wreck. — Al-Ghazali

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If you see Allah, Mighty and Magnificent, holding back this world from you, frequently trying you with adversity and tribulation, know that you hold a great status with Him. Know that He is dealing with you as He does with His Awliya' and chosen elite, and is watching over you. — Al-Ghazali

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Remember it is the heart and not the body, which strives to draw near to God. By heart I do not mean the flesh perceived by the senses, but that secret thing which is sometimes expressed by spirit, and sometimes by soul. — Al-Ghazali

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Anyone who refuses to marry is shrinking his farmwork, wasting the seed, and leaving idle the appropiate tools created by God; he sins against the purpose of creation and wisdom visible in the evidence of natural structure. The man who refuses to marry has severed a chain of being, a previously unbroken chain linking his own existence to that of Adam. — Al-Ghazali

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Whoever passes forty without his virtue overpowering his vice, let him get ready for hellfire. This advice contains enough for people of knowledge. — Al-Ghazali

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People count with self-satisfaction the number of times they have recited the name of God on their prayer beads, but they keep no beads for reckoning the number of idle words they speak. — Al-Ghazali

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O youth ... be assured that knowledge alone does not strengthen the hand ... Though a man read a hundred thousand scientific questions and understood them or learned them, but did not work with them
They do not benefit him except by working ... Knowledge is the tree, and working is its fruit; and though you studied a hundred years and assembled a thousand books, you would not be prepared for the mercy of Allah the Exalted except by working. — Al-Ghazali

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There are two kinds of Riya - Showing off-Ostentation ie pure ostentation and adulterated ostention. In pure ostentation "Riya" a man does a good deed only for worldly benefit. In Adulterated ostentation, a man does a good deed with the intention of reaping the benefits of the world as well as of the Hereafter. — Al-Ghazali

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If the world had two gods, it would surely go to ruin-this is the first premise. Now it is known that it has not gone to ruin-this is the second premise. From these premises the conclusion must of necessity follow, that is, the denial of two gods. — Al-Ghazali

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He who buries his head deep into a nosebag full of food cannot hope to see the invisible world. — Al-Ghazali

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The happiness of the drop is to die in the river. — Al-Ghazali

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The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses. — Al-Ghazali

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A human-being is not a human-being while his tendencies include self-indulgence, covetousness, temper and attacking other people — Al-Ghazali

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Men have such a good opinion of themselves, of their mental superiority and intellectual depth; they believe themselves so skilled in discerning the true from the false, the path of safety from those of error, that they should be forbidden as much as possible the perusal of philosophic writings. — Al-Ghazali

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Know, O beloved, that man was not created in jest or at random, but marvelously made and for some great end. Although he is not form everlasting, yet he lives for ever; and though his body is mean and earthly, yet his spirit is lofty and divine — Al-Ghazali

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To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate. — Al-Ghazali

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To completely trust in Allah is to be like a child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him. — Al-Ghazali

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The mere physical man is like the ant crawling on the paper, who observes black lettering and attributes its production to the pen and nothing more. — Al-Ghazali

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Only that which cannot be lost in a shipwreck is yours. — Al-Ghazali

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The essence of knowledge is to know what obedience and worship are -Abu Hamid al — Al-Ghazali

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Love for God is the farthest reach of all stations, the sun of the highest degrees, and there is no station after that of love, except its fruit and its consequences. — Al-Ghazali

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Neglect not your time, nor use it haphazardly; on the contrary you should bring yourself to account. Structure your litanies and other practices during each day and night. This is how to bring about the spiritual blessing (baraka) in each period. If each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, Be not like the deceived fools who are joyous because each day their wealth increases while their life grows ever shorter. — Al-Ghazali

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He who does not arrive at the Intuition of these Truths by means of Ecstasy knows only the name of Inspiration. — Al-Ghazali

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The corruption of religions comes from turning them to mere words and appearances. — Al-Ghazali

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In the intricate paths of life when difficulties and hardships confront a man, and the darkness of difficulty and suffering becomes long, it is patience only that acts like a light for a Muslim, that keeps him safe from wandering here and there, and saves him from the muddy marsh of disappointment, desperation and frustration. — Al-Ghazali

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Understand that for every rule which I have mentioned from the Quran, the Devil has one to match it, which he puts beside the proper rule to cause error. — Al-Ghazali

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Knowledge without action is wastefulness and action without knowledge is foolishness. — Al-Ghazali

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Whatever the situation may be, in the recollection of death there is reward and merit. For even the man engrossed in the world benefits from it by acquiring an aversion to this world, since it spoils his contentment and the fullness of his pleasure; and everything which spoils for man his pleasures and his appetites is one of the means of deliverance. — Al-Ghazali

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If your busy with yourself now, you will be busy with yourself then. If you are busy with Allah now, you will be with Him then. — Al-Ghazali

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Whoever says that all music is prohibited, let him also claim that the songs of birds are prohibited. — Al-Ghazali

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In God, there is no sorrow or suffering or affliction. If you want to be free of all affliction and suffering, hold fast to God, and turn wholly to Him, and to no one else. Indeed, all your suffering comes from this: that you do not turn toward God and no one else. — Al-Ghazali

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Those who look for seashells will find seashells; those who open them will find pearls. — Al-Ghazali

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Does money upset the hearts of learned men? He answered, "men whose hearts are changed by money are not learned" — Al-Ghazali

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Do not allow your heart to take pleasure with the praises of people, nor be saddened by their condemnation. — Al-Ghazali

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The soul should take care of the body, just as the pilgrim on his way to Makkah takes care of his camel; but if the pilgrim spends his whole time in feeding and adorning his camel, the caravan will leave him behind, and he will perish in the desert. — Al-Ghazali

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Offen love between two people intensifies not because of beauty or some advantage, but because of sheer spiritual affinity. — Al-Ghazali

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This visible world is a trace of that invisible one and the former follows the latter like a shadow. — Al-Ghazali

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Work for your terrestrial life in proportion to your location in it, and work for your afterlife in proportion to your eternity in it. — Al-Ghazali

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Do not fix hopes on your health, and do not laugh away life. Remember how they walked and now all their joints lie separately, and the tongue with which they talked lightly is eaten away by the worms — Al-Ghazali

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Whoever determines the truth from people alone will remain lost in the plains of bewilderment. Rather, know the truth, and you will know its people. — Al-Ghazali

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No one who possesses snow would find any hardship in exchanging it for jewels and pearls. This world is like snow exposed to sun, which continues to melt until it disappears altogether, while the next life is like a precious stone that never passes away. — Al-Ghazali

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When you have a bad suspicion about a Muslim in your heart, you should increase your consideration toward him and make dua for him. This way you will infuriate Satan and will be able to drive him away. Because of this, Satan will be reluctant to put evil thoughts into your heart, afraid that you would increase your consideration towards your brother and will make dua for him again. — Al-Ghazali

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Each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, since each of them is irreplaceable and once gone, can never be retrieved. — Al-Ghazali

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Never have I dealt with anything more difficult than my own soul, which sometimes helps me and sometimes opposes me. — Al-Ghazali