Life to the Hearts

Beautiful Arabic Proverb

“Whoever has no authority over him, Shaytan will be his authority.”


It is related in the Muwatta of Imam Malik ibn Anas, May Allah have Mercy upon him:

Yahya related to me from Malik that he heard that Luqman al-Hakim, Peace be upon him, made his will and counseled his son, saying, “My son! Sit with the learned men and keep close to them. Allah gives life to the hearts with the light of wisdom as Allah gives life to the dead earth with the abundant rain of the sky.”

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