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Quote - Freedom vs License


living in the context of the moral discipline of Islam, I think, is important. Because living in a society where freedom eventually becomes equated with license, is not what I would want.

Quote - brotherhood


Go back to the origins of Islam. It was a Faith practiced in a land with no physical frontiers. The concept of the modern state is not really an Islamic concept. Islam was a brotherhood, is a brotherhood.

quote - seljuks


The Seljuks proved unable to create a strong, durable and centralized Empire or to destroy the Fatimid Anti-Caliphate in Egypt. Their conceptions of government were primitive, and despite the efforts of Nizam al-Mulk to instruct them in the principles of ancient Persian despotism, which he regarded as the only satisfactory form of rule, they treated their realm as family property..

quote - cycles


Countless cycles of manifestation and concealment succeed each other until the Great Resurrection (qiyamat al-qiyamat) which consummates the megacycle (al-kawr al-a'zam), sometimes specified to last 360,000 times 360,000 years.

Quote - illuminati

It is from Islam that we in the West can extend a lot of gratitude towards, for preserving works of antiquity from being completely lost to us. This is not something to be passed over lightly, as so many people might tend to do, when considering the past. The implications here are great. Outside of the surviving schools of the Thebaid brethren, and the Jewish schools in France, Spain, and Southern Germany, intellectual culture did not exist, in the West during the so-called Dark Ages. The degradation brought upon society by the Church lasted until...

Quote: Historic Cities


UNESCO has classified the hundred most important cities in the world. More than one-third of those one hundred cities around the world are within the Ummah.

QUOTE - Philanthropy


How can credible leadership be nurtured in rural environments when rural children have nowhere to go after primary school? The experience of the Aga Khan Development Network is that secondary education for rural youth is a condition sine qua non for sustainable progress.

QUOTE - philanthropy


The essential goal of global development has been to create and sustain effective nation states – coherent societies that are well governed, economically self-sustaining, equitable in treating their peoples, peaceful amongst themselves, and sensitive to their impact on planetary sustainability.

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People come together around competence, around ability, around knowledge. They don't like mediocrity.

Ethics of Islam


I would like the non-Muslim societies to accept the values of Islam. If Islam says that we do not separate the world from faith, the Western world should accept that. I would go further and say: it is a wonderful way to live! It is an extraordinary blessing to be able to live our faith everyday! Making ethic the way in which you live your daily life, and not only in occasions such as death, a marriage or a birth.

Quote - 395

The deserted village will rehabitate and the poor will become rich. However, there is one astonishing sight: Brother, nobody can come to life after dying.

Quote - 396

Real pilgrimage takes place in the heart and in the heart is the abode of religion. Worship the Lord in the heart and in the heart is the salvation and spiritual vision.

Quote - 397

The five causes of spiritual death are carnal desire,anger, greed, attracion of the world and pride.

Quote - 398

When the sun rises, go about your worldly affairs, acting honestly. When the sun sets, devote yourselves to the worship of God.

Quote - 382

Trust in God, But tie it your camel.

Quote - 399

One who hears good and speaks evil will surely get into trouble.

Quote - 383

Give the labourer his wage before his perspiration be dry.

Quote - 400

Tonight, my purpose is really to listen and learn. And the Aga Khan, for instance, has dedicated much of his life to bridging differences between cultures and enhancing and preserving rich cultural legacies. Washington, D.C., March 15, 2000

Quote - 384

Now that general liberty is given to all, the monopoly, or even the desire for the monopoly, of political power is both immoral and of no benefit. The just man does not even wish to possess privileges to the necessary exclusion of others.

Quote - 401

In the path of the hereafter, one should not walk on foot but with the soul and the intellect, and for provisions, you must fill the tablecloth of your heart with obedience and knowledge.

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