IMAM GHAZALI QUOTE #21
MAN NOT CREATED IN JEST
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.
IMAM GHAZALI QUOTE #22
Know that thankfulness is from the highest of stations, and it is higher than patience, fear, and detachment of the world.
IMAM GHAZALI QUOTE #23
HALF OF DISBELIEF
Half of disbelief in Allah in the world is caused by people who make religion look ugly due to their bad conduct and ignorance.
IMAM GHAZALI QUOTE #24
LOVE FOR GOD
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.
IMAM GHAZALI QUOTE #25
SAFETY FROM FIERCE LION
A man who is being delivered from the danger of a fierce lion does not object, whether this service is performed by an unknown or an illustrious individual. Why, therefore, do people seek knowledge from celebrities?
IMAM GHAZALI QUOTE #26
MASTER YOUR EGO
All of a man's happiness is in his being the master of his ego, while all his suffering is in his ego being his master.
IMAM GHAZALI QUOTE #27
MEN HAVE SUCH GOOD OPINION OF THEMSELVES
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.
IMAM GHAZALI QUOTE #28
MEN WHOSE HEARTS
Men whose hearts are changed by money are not learned.
IMAM GHAZALI QUOTE #29
NEGLECT NOT YOUR TIME
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.
IMAM GHAZALI QUOTE #30
MERE PHYSICAL MAN
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.