The Quran and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad are the source of Islamic values and traditions. They offer timeless wisdom for lasting community which The Wisdom Fund strives to apply to contemporary issues. Our selection of the Sayings is from "The Sayings of Muhammad" by Sir Abdullah Suhrawardy (1882-1935) founder of the Pan-Islamic Society of London. The serious scholar of Islam may wish to examine The Quran, and other sources for the Sayings (hadith), in our Activists' Library.
An excellent pattern have ye in the Messenger of God. -- The Quran, XXXIII:21
In God's Name, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
According to Abu Daud these four Sayings of The Prophet contain the summary of Islamic law.
Actions will be judged according to intentions.
The proof of a Muslim's sincerity is that he payeth no heed to that which is not his business.
No man is a true believer unless he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.
That which is lawful is clear, and that which is unlawful likewise, but there are certain doubtful things between the two from which it is well to abstain.
Remember the lord in retirement from the people and make prayer thy sleep, and hunger thy food.
Kill not your hearts with excess of eating and drinking.
Illumine your hearts with hunger, and strive to conquer yourself with hunger and thirst; continue to knock on the gates of paradise by hunger.
The world is sweet in the heart, and green to the eye; and verily God hath brought you, after those who went before you: then look to your action, and abstain from the world of wickedness.
The nearest to me are the abstinent, whoever they are, wherever they are.
A keeper of the fast, who doth not abandon lying and detraction, God careth not about his leaving off eating and drinking.
A man once said to Muhammad, "O Messenger of God, permit me to become a Eunuch." He said, "That person is not of me who maketh another a eunuch, or becometh so himself; because the manner in which my followers become eunuchs is by fasting and abstinence." The man said, permit me to retire from society, and to abandon the delights of the world."