Golden Words Of Ibn Al-Jawzee


Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Let the tears you shed in the darkness of the night be your intercessors for when you make mistakes.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 51]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“(On the day of judgement) those who shall receive their books in their left hand will be expelled to the distant darkness veiled (from Allaah), while those who shall receive their records in their right hand will bask in the gust of nearness (to their Lord).” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 41]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“With the ink of your tears, write your good expectations from He Who is capable of fulfilling them.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 51]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Every time you get a heartfelt feeling to repent, the troops of your desires attack and overcome your intentions. Slaughter the throat of desire with the knife of firm resolve, because so long as desire remains alive, you are never safe from the relapse of an ever-changing heart (from good to evil). Let the tears you shed in the darkness of the night be your intercessors for when you make mistakes.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 51]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“This worldly life only impresses those with no intellect. Similar to how vain dreams please the sleeper, imaginary games are perceived by a child, whereas a sensible person cannot be deceived by such delusion.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 61]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“The ship of piety must be fully sealed and secured (i.e, have no holes or cracks) for the sea may enter through tiny nails in the ship; therefore seal these areas with the sealant of piety. But a far cry is that from your state, who have cracked it with your major sins! And you shall not come to this realisation until you descend to the same state as the people of Nooh (as), when he regretfully shouted, “There is no protector today” [11:43].” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 66]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Take heed from lessons of those who were before you, before you become a lesson for those who will come after you.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 68]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“O you, this life is behind you, and ahead of you is the hereafter. And to seek what is behind you is a retreat and a defeat, whereas victory lies in advancing forward with strong will.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 69]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Amass (good deeds) in your period of capability, setting them aside before the time of weakness and incapability arrives.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 69]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“The loss of opportunity in itself is a sufficient cause of regret.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 69]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“When you are involved in evil you are faster than a speedy stallion, but when it is concerning good and charitable deeds, you are slower than a cripple… Paying alms is heavier on you than the mountain of Uhud, and praying is as heavy as a boulder laid on your chest… You have wasted time more precious than jewels. If you catch sight of a sin you leap upon it like a tiger, but if you catch a glimpse of a good deed you dodge and evade it like a fox.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 78-79]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Whosoever’s garments have been stained with sins shall be distant from those close to Allaah. And whosoever’s reputation has been tarnished by sins, will be humiliated in the midst of the honoured ones. And whoever mounts negligence shall surely dismount in the land of regret.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 83]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“When they hypocrite attempts to simulate the deeds of the sincere, hearts recognise the stench of the corpse of his hypocrisy and so all his deeds become vain. I wonder at the people of hypocrisy! Who do you try to fool and deceive when “your Lord knows what they conceal in their hearts.” [28:69] ” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 87]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“O you, the sins you commit shall never effect your Lord; He only wants to keep you (away) from (your own) harm. You should know that your obedience to Him shall never fetch Him any benefit; your obedience is only for your own benefit. So contemplate on you situation. ” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz,p. 90]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“As I am overwhelmed with my yearning I prepare myself to endure hardships. For great endeavours, there are men who are of a different cut than you, and who pledged to sacrifice themselves for the sake of Allaah, and because of this, they are the ones that truly live. When they encounter horrors upon which the courage of cowards break, they have the urge to repeat it all over again, for their hearts are more firm in the battlefields of Jihaad, than a star in its orbit. Their eyes never close when night arrives and you never have to wait for them to wake up prior to dawn, and why not, because his thirst has yet not been quenched.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 98]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“What a pity! If they (those who indulge in this life) were to truly know whom they had detached themselves from, they would prefer to be torn apart (instead).” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 102]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“O you who severed the connection to his Lord, return. O you who vowed to reject his Lord, repent. You were honoured when Iblees (the devil) was ordered to prostrate to you, whereas Iblees was cast afar when he refused to do so (i.e., such was his hatred of you). Yet I truly wonder at you! How could you, inspite of that, make reconciliation with the devil and boycott your Lord?!” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 108]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Beware of sins, for if they did not have any punishment other than feeling the sham of meeting your Lord while you carry these sins upon you, it would have been enough.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 114]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“If the heart was pure it would be in tumult when a sin is committed, but if the sin is repeated often then it would pas by the heart without being noticed or rejected. When the sin is alien o the heart, the heart feels a foreign presence that it finds discomforting. But when the heart is used to the sin, the heart will become accustomed to it, and will accept it without a second thought. This is like the example of a person who wears a black garment, since he will not be concerned if he spills black on it. ” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz,p. 114]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Whoever does not act upon his knowledge will never recognise the value of what he possesses. He will be like a person carrying musk perfume but is unable to smell it because he has the flu.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 121]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“The learned are strangers in this world as they are few among the mutitude of ignorant people.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 121]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“The written work that a learned person authors and compile is indeed his immortal child, and his flag of honour.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 121]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“When the determined suffers a hardship or encounters a calamity whose taste is biter, he instantly thinks of the sweetness of the final outcome.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 123]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“I wonder at the person standing at the foot of a bridge for so long that he forgets the name of the town across it, which he was meaning to get to.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 125]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Woe to you, though the pleasures of this worldly life are sweet and tempting, know that the questioning over it will be strict and severe. The time at which a woman conceives is one of playfulness, but the actual hardship that awaits her i at the time of her delivery.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 125]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“The first step towards Allaah is to sacrifice one’s soul; this is the path, yet where are those who will walk it?!” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 131]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“I wonder how you reflect on others yet you forget reflecting on yourself!” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 133]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Allaah has bestowed upon you a mercy incomparable to any other mercy. When you repent from your sins, He orders His Angels to overlook what he recorded against you, and when He judges you, He covers your shortcomings so that others do not see the yellowness of your skin caused by your shame.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 135]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“The moans of sinners (regretting their sins) is more beloved to Allaah than the exaltation of His glorifiers.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 136]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“I wonder at you! Allah draws near to you though He is in no need for you, whereas you are arrogant with Him though you are in need of Him. When you are far He draws you near to Him and when you are negligent, He reminds you. He did not favour any other creation over you, but nevertheless you still favour everything over Him! Lower the head of your regret before the commencement of the day at which you are blamed because then you will not have the face to answer any of that.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p 138]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Knowledge is attained by sacrificing sleep, and loftiness is sought through self-denial.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 141]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“If Allaah decrees good for a person, He makes his heart disposed towards accepting sincere advice and guides a voice of admonition to echo in his mind during its period of leisure and inactivity… However, if Allaah turns away from a person, He throws him into an ocean of heedlessness, so that whenever he opens his eyes h only sees layers upon layers of darkness, one on top of the other.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 142]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“When you exhale, giving out breaths of regret, they rise and form clouds, to patter upon you drops f forgiveness. And if you shed a tear on the cheek of repentance, you will give life to your barren heart.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 152]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Take advantage of your life, the bricks of which time brings down day after day.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 153]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“If you see a hypocrite having followers, then remember that in the time to come there shall be a Dajjaal who too will have amassed followers.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 157]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Do not be impressed with the outward image of worship, but rather pay attention to the actual purpose of this worship.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 163]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Before, Soofees used to mock the Devil, but today they are the ones that the evil makes a mockery out of.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 164]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Asceticism used to exist in the hearts of people, but today it is only a token superficially appearing on people’s attire.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 164]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“The greatest good deed a miser may do is to give charity, because by giving charity he actually combats two devils; the smaller of the two being shaytaan and the greater being his desires.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 173]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Liberate your tongue to indulge in the remembrance of Allaah, but if you are unable to do so, then at the very least, restrain it from backbiting.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 173]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“O you with a grieving heart, the agitation of your innermost self is apparent to the onlooker, because the secret emotion of your heart manifests itself through the expression of your face.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 174]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“The blowing of winds in this life may shake trees, but the blowing of the horn shall shake everything in existence.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 175]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Doomed is he who is on a journey that is nearing its end, but has lost the way and has gone astray just when he was about to reach his final destination!” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 179]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Desires cannot see beyond the immediate; whoever foresees that its outcome is in fact a burning fire will patiently endure abnegating it.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 179]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Do you think a person who fully indulges himself in the pleasures of this worldly life will ever get his fill? Never! Only those who detach themselves from it will feel contentment and sufficiency.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 179]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“O you who prefers the cemetery of sleep over the gardens of the pious, the path of joining ties with your Lord does not entail exhaustion; because exhaustion is only felt by those whose hearts still contain desires.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 180]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“If you had piety, nothing of what you seek would be difficult to attain, because the key of piety opens every door.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 185]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“When the pious (who fear Allaah) settles himself down with pure piety he shall never be harmed. On the other hand when he deviates fro piety, then he shall encounter nothing but distress and aggravation.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 185]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“O you whose endeavours and aspirations are low; if you contemplate with an insightful heart upon what these people (the pious) have gained, your tongue would surely wail deploringly, “Oh how I wish I were with them!” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 190]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“It is only upon the arrival of the breezes of late night does his soul transcend to a state of indescribable divine comfort that extends from the palace of wishes to the land of hope, upon which the yearning traveller starts feeling the gentle breeze of ease while being immersed in a feeling of passion.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p.192]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Woe to you, the moment of your departure from this world is ever near, yet you have neither set aside for yourself fruits of good deeds to stave away the pangs of your hunger, nor filled your bottle with the drops of your tears to cool down the heat of your midday sun.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 194]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Solitude is the best diet for the one seeking to renounce worldly pleasures.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 201]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“The pious travelled in the darkness of the night (by praying) and arrived at their final destination (the love of Allaah) by dawn, and all the while you are on a completely different road, and you lack of remorse and regret itself warrants regret. How sad it is for not feeling sorrow for missing all this. Stand there looking at the traces of these travellers, and lament those who were let behind.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 210]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“I wonder at those who have halted to a standstill at “I only Allaah were to guide is!” when they do not even seek the means of guidance.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 213]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Indeed the demands of life and its unpredictable changes can change one’s purpose and alter one’s course, causing the one walking on the path to Allaah to falter, but “whoever fears Allaah, He will make for him a way out.” [65:2]” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 213]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“O you who has become cut off from the path of spiritual connection; will you not get back on track? Did you dedicate yourself to your Lord, or to everything else except Him?” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 214]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Advance forward purposefully, full of determination, letting victory be your only concern – not your share of the spoils – because glory can never be attained by a coward.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 218]

4 Responses to “Golden Words Of Ibn Al-Jawzee”

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