The most detestable man is he who returns evil for good, and the most praiseworthy, he whose answer to villainy is a generous deed.
That knowledge is very superficial which remains only on your tongue; the intrinsic merit and value of knowledge is that you act upto it.
Asia is, generally, a continent of hope. Country after country has been creating an enabling environment, to release the creativity and energies of its peoples.
The university can be a distinctly powerful institution. By its very design, it brings together the most advanced knowledge and adds to that knowledge. It trains the next generation of leaders of a society.
Educated men and women, from around the world, can achieve, in as little as twenty years, to begin reversing the hundreds of years of decay which have eroded our cultural identity.
In considering solutions we must recognise that there are differences between Muslim and Western outlooks on life and man's relationship to the universe.
Virtue is the key to success.
The best teaching is that which corrects you.
Development is ultimately about people about enabling them to participate fully in the process and to make informed choices and decisions on their futures.
An institution dedicated to proceeding beyond known limits must be committed to independent thinking. In a university scholars engage both orthodox and unorthodox ideas, seeking truth and understanding wherever they may be found.
Your cultural heritage is unique and universally admired. Enhance your traditions and project them into the 21st century. Move ahead within your own idiom and culture. If you want to change course, do so. It is man's privilege to control what he does with his own built environment. If you are uncertain, we will help you, because it will be your achievements which are the key to our long term success
A man is a believer as long as he is virtuous.
A wise man needs each day an hour set apart in which to examine his conscience, and measure what he has gained or lost.
To create a pluralistic, civil society, private institutions must be established that meet needs of their constituent groups. The state cannot do it all.
For a Muslim university it is appropriate to see learning and knowledge as a continuing acknowledgement of Allah's magnificence.
The best form of devotion to the service of God is not to make a show of it.
There is no treasure like knowledge.
God hath given His creatures nothing to place higher than reason.
The conflict between the power blocs is gone, hopefully forever. The massive imposition of dogma on human minds may also be gone forever. Henceforth, artificial constraints on human intelligence will be replaced in many lands by new horizons of hope and thought.
There is the potential in the Islamic heritage to help modern societies cope with the confusions, disillusionments and moral vagaries that afflict them.