Quotes and links (including an article about Mike Tyson and Islam…)

Please find below the usual collection of interesting quotes and links. Enjoy!


  • Lead your life so that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. – Will Rogers
  • Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. – Mark Twain
  • If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story. – Terry Pratchett
  • Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken? – Terry Pratchett
  • What motivates you? What makes you tick? This is what our Prophet (SAW) called niyah (intention). What is your intention? What is your niyah? What do you want when you’re doing something? What’s your intention for fasting? What is your intention for giving money? Once you begin to address the essence of your own being, you can begin to understand who you are, and that’s why self-knowledge is foundational in our religion. If you don’t know who you are, you’re certainly not going to know whose you are. – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
  • If you have Allah, you have everything you desire. If you don’t have Allah, nothing you desire will make you happy. Nothing…It’ll all in the end bring you misery. Wallahi, and that’s the truth. It’s not a lie. – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
  • The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it. – Terry Pratchett
  • I commend my soul to any God that can find it. – Terry Pratchett


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