50 Best Imam Ali Quotes and Sayings on Love, Life, Knowledge, Patience, Friendship

Hazrat Imam Ali was Prophet Muhammad’s Cousin and Son-in-law. Ali ibn Abi Talib or Imam Ali was the son of Abu Talib & Fatimah bint Asad.

Imam Ali was an inspiration to Islamic people in his entire life and was run as a fourth Caliph from the year 656 to 661. This is one of the reasons Imam Ali’s name is still alive today among the people of the Muslim community across the world.

In his honor, here are the top and most precious Imam Ali quotes.

50 Best Imam Ali Quotes and Sayings

Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all, it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.

Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all, it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.

The biggest shame is to mock at something that you have in yourself

Nothing hurts a good soul and a kind heart more than to live amongst people who cannot understand it.

People act like mirrors; friends reflect your good qualities and enemies your faults.

Life consists of two days, one for you one against you. So when it’s for you don’t be proud or reckless, and when it’s against you be patient, for both days are a test for you.

Incapability is a catastrophe; endurance is bravery; abstinence is riches; self-restraint is a shield (against sin), and the best companion is submission (to Allah’s will)

The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget.

He who adopts greed as a habit devalues himself; he who discloses his hardship agrees to humiliation; and he who allows his tongue to overpower his soul debases the soul.

A graceful refusal is better than a lengthy promise.

When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray

The woman is a delicate creature with strong emotions who has been created by the Almighty God to shoulder responsibility for educating society and moving toward perfection. God created woman as a symbol of His own beauty and to give solace to her partner and her family.

He who trusts the world, the world betrays him.

The consequence of fear is disappointment and of bashfulness is frustration. Opportunity passes away like the cloud. Therefore, make use of good opportunities.

Patience ensures victory.

If someone is quick in saying about people what they dislike, they speak about him that about which they have no knowledge.

A brother is like gold and a friend is like a diamond. If gold cracks you can melt it and make it just like it was before. If a diamond cracks, it can never be like it was before.

The tongue of the wise man is behind his heart, and the heart of the fool is behind his tongue.

The tongue of the wise man is behind his heart, and the heart of the fool is behind his tongue.

How strange is the man that when he is afraid of something he runs away from it, but when he is afraid of Allah, he gets closer to Him.

The best of riches is the abandonment of desires.

Courtesy costs nothing but buys everything.

The sin that displeases you is better in the view of Allah than the virtue which makes you proud.

Dislike in yourself what you dislike in others.

Generosity is that which is by one’s own initiative, because giving on being asked is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.

Backbiting is the attempt of one who is incapable of doing better himself.

Contentment is a wealth that does not diminish.

Take care of your tongue like the way you take care of gold & silver.

If what you aim at does not come about then do not worry as to what you were.

A man’s measure is his will.

A wise man always has something to say, whereas a fool always needs to say something.

Nothing hurts a good soul and a kind heart more than to live amongst people who cannot understand it.

Beware of speaking too much, for it increases mistakes and engenders boredom.

See the bad inside yourself, and see the good inside others

Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply.

Dislike in yourself what you dislike in others.

The nourishment of the body is food, while the nourishment of the soul is feeding others.

O my son, learn four things and (a further) four things from me. Nothing will harm you if you practice them. That the richest of riches is intelligence; the biggest destitution is foolishness; the wildest wildness is vanity and the best achievement is the goodness of the moral character.

It’s never the value of water but thirst, it’s never the value of life but death and it’s never about friendship but trust.

Rendering relief to the grief-stricken and providing comfort in hardship are among the means of atonement for great sins.

You are master of what you say until you utter it, once you deliver it, you are its captive. Preserve your tongue as you do your gold and money. One word could bring disgrace and the termination of bliss.

The breath of a man is a step towards his death.

There is no rest for the person who has envy, and there is no love for the person who has bad manners.

Not to have a thing is less humiliating than to beg it.

You must be humble, as it is one of the greatest [forms of] worship.

When you get ill do not get nervous about it and try as much as possible to be hopeful.

You were ordered to obey Allah, and you were created to perform good deeds.

You should have hope in God alone and should fear nothing but your sins.

Honesty will guide you to goodness, and goodness will invite you to heaven.

Our followers are like bees that live among birds. None of the birds recognize the bees because of their small size and weakness. They would not treat them this way if they realized that these very small bees can carry honey which is very valuable in their stomachs.

He is the wisest and the most knowing man who advises people not to lose hope and faith in the Mercy of Allah and not to be too sure and over-confident of immunity from His Wrath and Punishment.

Aim to live in this world without allowing the world to live inside you because when a boat sits on the water, it sails perfectly, but when water enters the boat, it sinks.

In an end, I hope these top 50 Imam Ali quotes change the meaning of your life after going through it.

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