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Ibn ‘Aṭā’illāh al-Iskandarī {} “Honor that lasts forever”

(On the meaning of life) “If you wish to enjoy an honorand a dignity that lasts forever,then do not base your honor and dignityon things that do not last forever …” -Ibn ‘Aṭā’illāh al-Iskandarī,fourteenth-century Mālikī jurist ….. ….. (From the book:The Way of the Spiritual Muslim,by Ikram Hawramani; page 149)

Yaḥyā Ibn Mu’ādh {} “The hunger of the steadfast”

(On health and well-being) “The hunger of the yearners wakes them;the hunger of the penitent tests them.The hunger of the strivers ennobles them;the hunger of the steadfast gives them power;and the hunger of the asceticsinvests them with wisdom.” -Yaḥyā Ibn Mu’ādh,ninth-century Iranian sage ….. ….. (From the book:On Breaking the Two Desires,by Abu Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī;translated […]

‘Umar Ibn al-Khaṭṭāb {} “Beware of satiety”

(On health and well-being) “Beware of satiety (from food and drink);for it is a burden in life, and a source of(spiritual) corruption after death …” -‘Umar Ibn al-Khaṭṭāb,seventh-century caliph of Islam ….. ….. (From the book:On Breaking the Two Desires,by Abu Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī;translated by T. J. Winter. Page 112)