Muhammad, also spelled Mohammad, Mohammed or Mahomet, full name Muhammad Ibn `Abd Allāh Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib

Muhammad, also spelled Mohammad, Mohammed or Mahomet, full name Muhammad Ibn `Abd Allāh Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib
c. 570
632

Founder of Islam, considered by Muslims and Bahá'ís to be a messenger and prophet of God, Teachings found in the Koran

Author Quotes

Verily, a man hath performed prayers, fasts, charity, pilgrimage and all other good works; but he will not be rewarded except by the proportion of his understanding.

What actions are most excellent?
To gladden the heart of a human being,
to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted,
to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrongs of the injured.

A man giving in alms one piece of silver in his lifetime
is better for him than giving one hundred when about to die.

The best of God's servants are those who when seen remind you of God;
and the worst of God's servants are those who spread tales
to do mischief and separate friends, and look for the faults of the good.

From morning until night and from night until morning
keep your heart free from malice towards anyone.

Every religion has a distinctive virtue
and the distinctive virtue of Islam is modesty.

Happy is the person who finds fault with himself
instead of finding fault with others.

Power consists not in being able to strike another,
but in being able to control oneself when anger arises.

A perfect Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands mankind is safe.

All actions are judged by the motive prompting them.

He who leaves home in search of knowledge, walk in the path of God.

The best of the houses is the house where an orphan gets love and kindness.

A Muslim has five duties towards another Muslim; to return a salutation, visit the sick, follow funerals, accept an invitation and say 'God have mercy on you' when one sneezes.

What is Faith? When your good deed pleases you and your evil deed grieves you, you are a believer. What is Sin? When a thing disturbs (the peace of) your heart, give it up.

Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people.

Those who are patient in adversity and forgive wrongs are the doers of excellence.

Riches are not from an abundance of wordly goods but from a contented mind.

There is nothing heavier in the scales than good character.

Be not like the hypocrite who, when he talks, tells lies; when he gives a promise, he breaks it; and when he is trusted, he proves dishonest.

Allah does not look at your appearance or your possessions; but He looks at your heart and your deeds.

O Lord, grant me your love, grant me that I love those who love you; grant me, that I might do the deeds that win your love. Make your love dearer to me than the love of myself, my family and wealth.

Allah will not give mercy to anyone, except those who give mercy to other creatures.

The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self.

Acquire knowledge, it enables its professor to distinguish right from wrong; it lights the way to heaven. It is our friend in the
desert, our company in solitude and companion when friendless. It guides us to happiness, it sustains us in misery, it is an ornament amongst friends and an armor against enemies.

It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad, and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent, but silence is better than idle words.

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Muhammad, also spelled Mohammad, Mohammed or Mahomet, full name Muhammad Ibn `Abd Allāh Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib
Birth Date
c. 570
Death Date
632
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Founder of Islam, considered by Muslims and Bahá'ís to be a messenger and prophet of God, Teachings found in the Koran