12 beautiful sayings by Imam Ali (as)

As 2016 draws to an end, here are 12 beautiful sayings by Imam Ali (as) that we can collectively reflect on, to help us feel motivated and empowered for 2017!


  1. “How can one become intimate with Allah when he has not separated himself from the creation?” (Ghurar Al-Hikam)


2. “Hasten towards virtuous actions before old age disables you.” (Ghurar Al-Hikam)


3. “Patience is of two kinds, patience over what pains you, and patience against what you covet.” (Nahjul Balagha)


4. “Eloquence is that which is easy on speech and light on reasoning.” (Ghurar Al-Hikam)


5. “The foundation of contentment is complete reliance on Allah.” (Ghurar Al-Hikam)


6. “As intelligence increases, speech decreases.” (Nahjul Balagha)


7. “Striving has been linked to achievement.” (Ghurar Al-Hikam)


8. “The reward is proportionate to the tribulation endured.” (Ghurar Al-Hikam)


9. “Paradise is the reward of the obedient.”


10. “The best Jihād is the struggle of a man against his carnal soul.” (Ghurar Al-Hikam)



11. “The worth of every man is in his attainments.” (Nahjul Balagha)


12. “Whoever loves us, members of the Household (of the Prophet), should be prepared to face destitution.” (Nahjul Balagha)

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