Designed for the busy person, who may not always have the time to read a Khutbah. Gems of Wisdom are thoughtful, brief and only take a minute or so to read.


  • Safeguarding one’s Tongue
    Whoever protects his tongue for the sake of Allah, Allah will free his tongue to pronounce the shahada (testimony of faith) at the time of death. And whoever releases his tongue dishonoring  Muslims and exposing their faults, Allah will hold…
  • Decree
    A person cannot outpace their decree. And a keen person will only get what they were decreed. So whoever is given good should know that Allah gave him. And whoever was shielded from evil should know that Allah protected him. …
  • Reaping What is Sown
    Your terms are drawing closer and your deeds are preserved. And death comes suddenly. So whoever sows good will harvest what he seeks. And whomsoever plants evil will harvest sorrow. And everyone will harvest what they sow.   -Abdallah ibn…
  • The Seriousness of Sin
    Whoever commits a sin while laughing enters hell crying.   -Bakr bin Abdallah al Mozani
  • Making an Impact
    The person who is sincere to his Lord is like a person walking on sand; you do not hear his steps but you see his impression.   -Ibn Masood  (رضي الله عنه)
  • Seeing the Good Qualities of Others
    The wise person is aware of his shortcomings. People who do not see their own shortcomings cannot see the good qualities of others. -Ibn al-Qayyim
  • The Life of the Heart
    The wise person is concerned about the death of his heart and not that of his body. The majority of people are concerned about the death of their bodies and do not pay attention to the death of their hearts.…
  • Virtue of Patience
    Whoever practices patience rarely finds it difficult to be patient. And whoever aggravates rarely finds joy. -Ibn al-Mubarak
  • The Ultimate Delight
    Nothing in this world is more delightful than knowledge of Allah, remembrance of Him and worshipping Him. – Ibn Taymiyyah
  • Reflecting upon the Quran
    If people knew the merit of reflecting on the Quran they would busy themselves with it above all else.  A thoughtful reader repeats a verse needed to heal his heart even a hundred times. – Ibn al-Qayyim
  • Maintaining the Heart
    Nothing maintains the heart like the love, glorification and veneration of Allah. This is among the best or the best gifts that Allah can give someone.  Allah gives His bounty to whom He wills. – Ibn al-Qayyim
  • Sweetness of Iman
    Iman (Faith) has a sweetness in the heart and delight, pleasure and joy that cannot be expressed by someone who has not tasted it. And people range  in tasting it and in joy and in pleasure. – Ibn Taymiyyah
  • Worst Companion
    Money is the worst of companions as it does not benefit you until it leaves you. – Hasan Al-Basri
  • Consistency of the Believer
    Believers are consistent inside out, in words and actions, and in public and private. – Hasan Al-Basri 
  • Soundness
    This entire worldly life – from its beginning to its end – is like someone who took a nap, had a pleasant dream and then woke up. – Hasan Al-Basri
  • True Success
    Between a person’s happiness and success is patience, courage and steadfastness. Allah bestows His grace on whom He wills and Allah is the owner of great bounty. – Ibn al-Qayyim
  • Purification of the Heart
    Whoever wishes to purify their heart shall put Allah before their desires. Hearts attached to desires are veiled from Allah to the extent of their attachment. Hearts are vessels for Allah on this earth. The most beloved of hearts to…
  • Loneliness of Heart
    There is a loneliness in the heart that is only removed by being delighted with Allah while all alone – Ibn al-Qayyim
  • Contentment is the Key
    Small amounts of worldly pleasures suffice, but large amounts never satiate – Imam Ahmad