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Satisfaction with adversities is one of the highest stages of certainty.

When you see three traits in your brother, place your hope in him: bashfulness, trustworthiness, and truthfulness. If you do not see them, do not place your hope in him.

ere are four things which when given to someone, they have indeed been given the good of this world and the Hereafter: truthful speech, fulfilment of trust, restraint in [filling] one's stomach [from the forbidden], and a good nature.

The person in the worst state is the one who does not trust anybody because of his suspiciousness, and who is not trusted by anybody because of his evil actions.

The best form of faith is [manifested through] trustworthiness, and the worst vice is betrayal.

The most scarce things at the end of time will be a trustworthy brother and a halal (legitimately earned) dirham.

As for the signs of the adviser, there are four: he judges with truth, gives the right due from his own self, accepts for people what he accepts for himself, and he does not transgress against anybody.


[in the Hereafter], and the most eligible of you for my intercession are those who are the most truthful ones, the most conscientious at returning a trust placed in their care, the most good-natured, and the ones who have close ties with people.


Counsel should only be sought whilst fulfilling its four terms. Firstly that the one whose counsel you seek must be a man of intellect. Secondly that he must be a free and religious man. Thirdly, he must be brotherly and friendly, and fourthly that when you disclose your secret to him whereby he knows as much about it as you do, he would keep your secret and guard it well.



Beware of being completely confident in yourself, for that is one of the greatest snares of Satan.





The Muslim merchant who is trustworthy and honest will be with the martyrs on the Day of Judgment.

The Muslim merchant who is trustworthy and honest will be with the martyrs on the Day of Judgment.