Morals and Manners - 'Akhlaaq' Pearls of Wisdom


In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

There is no well-being alongside covetousness.

There is no nobility alongside evil mannerism.

There is no benevolence alongside miserliness.

There is no love alongside haughtiness.

There is no vindication alongside persistence [upon wrong].

There is no tranquillity alongside extreme doubt.

There is no relaxation alongside envy.

There is no chiefdom alongside vengeance.

There is no [good] leadership alongside gullibility and self-amazement.

There is no correctness alongside abandonment of consultation.

There is no firm establishment of authority in the presence of lazy and ignorant ministers.

[Source: Kitaab Uyoonul Akhbaar of Ibn Qutaybah (rahimahullaah): Vol 1: page: 149]