GHURAR AL-HIKAM Wa Durar Al-Kalim

Exalted Aphorisms And Pearls Of Speech

A Translation of a Collection of Aphorisms of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib.
Posters of over 11,000 sayings available for download in the 720 chapters below.

ChapterNameSayingsLink
1Parents6VIEW
2The Camel1VIEW
3The Son Of Adam (The Human Being)3VIEW
4Grandeur1VIEW
5Self-Sacrifice27VIEW
6The Appointed Time Of Death54VIEW
7The Hereafter97VIEW
8The Brother, The Friend, The Associate And The Companion268VIEW
9Good Etiquette56VIEW
10Harm And Preventing Harm3VIEW
11Eating11VIEW
12Allah And His Attributes33VIEW
13Matters31VIEW
14Enjoining Good And Forbidding Evil20VIEW
15Hopes And Aspirations115VIEW
16The Leader3VIEW
17Leadership2VIEW
18Granting Refuge To The Fearful2VIEW
19The Secure1VIEW
20Security9VIEW
21Feeling Secure From Allah’s Scheme2VIEW
22The Trustworthy1VIEW
23Trustworthiness25VIEW
24Faith80VIEW
25The Believer87VIEW
26The Human Being3VIEW
27Intimacy With Allah4VIEW
28Intimacy3VIEW
29Deliberateness And Acting Unhurriedly17VIEW
30One Who Acts With Deliberateness3VIEW
31Strengthening Oneself1VIEW
32Misery1VIEW
33Stinginess And Avarice37VIEW
34The Miser And The Avaricious29VIEW
35Taking The Initiative25VIEW
36Cold Weather1VIEW
37Righteousness And Those Who Prevent It19VIEW
38Insistence1VIEW
39The Innocent5VIEW
40Being Cheerful And Smiling27VIEW
41Sight, Observation And Insight23VIEW
42Wantonness1VIEW
43Falsehood And Assisting It22VIEW
44The Falsifier1VIEW
45The Stomach And The Private Parts5VIEW
46Early Rising1VIEW
47Weeping7VIEW
48Countries And Homelands3VIEW
49Eloquence6VIEW
50Attention1VIEW
51The Umayyads1VIEW
52Quadrupeds And Predators2VIEW
53Fabricating Lies1VIEW
54The House Of Allah1VIEW
55The Treasury1VIEW
56Trade And Business With Allah3VIEW
57The Merchant1VIEW
58Earth1VIEW
59Abandoning For The Sake Of Allah1VIEW
60Repentance And Returning (To Allah)18VIEW
61Relying On Allah2VIEW
62Reward4VIEW
63Garments2VIEW
64Cowardice3VIEW
65Diligence And Striving10VIEW
66Experience14VIEW
67The Experienced1VIEW
68Anxiety20VIEW
69Requital And Reward17VIEW
70The Body3VIEW
71Antipathy3VIEW
72Loftiness1VIEW
73Intercourse1VIEW
74Beauty6VIEW
75The Beautiful1VIEW
76Grooming2VIEW
77Moderation1VIEW
78Paradise And The People Of Paradise33VIEW
79Generosity34VIEW
80The Generous5VIEW
81Proximity To Allah2VIEW
82Neighbours8VIEW
83Hunger7VIEW
84High Rank3VIEW
85Struggle (Jihad)9VIEW
86Struggling Against The Self (Jihad An-Nafs)32VIEW
87Ignorance50VIEW
88The Ignorant and the Foolish58VIEW
89Hell Fire14VIEW
90Lovers Of The Ahlulbayt8VIEW
91The Beloved6VIEW
92Evidence1VIEW
93The Proof (Of Allah)3VIEW
94The Disproved1VIEW
95The One Who Presents An Argument2VIEW
96The Hajj1VIEW
97Rage2VIEW
98The Cautious2VIEW
99The Warner1VIEW
100War, Soldiers And Armies29VIEW
101Waging War4VIEW
102Freedom And The Free6VIEW
103The Careful2VIEW
104Greed51VIEW
105The Greedy19VIEW
106Vocation2VIEW
107The Prohibited1VIEW
108Deprivation And Frustration5VIEW
109The Party Of Allah1VIEW
110Judiciousness32VIEW
111The Judicious28VIEW
112Grief For What Has Been Lost1VIEW
113The Reckoning1VIEW
114High Regard1VIEW
115Jealousy32VIEW
116The Jealous27VIEW
117The Envied1VIEW
118The Sword And The Steed2VIEW
119Good Deeds4VIEW
120Good Turns And Benevolent Actions282VIEW
121The Good Doer12VIEW
122Physical Beauty1VIEW
123Dyslogia (The Inability To Express Oneself Effectively)3VIEW
124Fortune2VIEW
125Gaining Favour1VIEW
126Digging A Pit For A Brother2VIEW
127Spite And Malice17VIEW
128The Spiteful7VIEW
129Belittling Others1VIEW
130Verification2VIEW
131The Truth83VIEW
132One Who Is On The Right1VIEW
133The Rights Of Allah, The Most High3VIEW
134Rights Of The People1VIEW
135Hoarding And Hoarders7VIEW
136The Ordinances Of Allah3VIEW
137Wisdom41VIEW
138The Wise9VIEW
139Government And Sovereignty33VIEW
140The Ruler And Governer10VIEW
141False Oaths4VIEW
142The Lawful1VIEW
143Dreams2VIEW
144The Forbearing18VIEW
145Forbearance59VIEW
146Praise3VIEW
147The Praiseworthy And The Disgraceful1VIEW
148Muhammad (S) And His Progeny (38 & 40 to do)100VIEW
149Foolishness23VIEW
150The Fool18VIEW
151Tolerance17VIEW
152Vehemence3VIEW
153Abstinence [From Food]2VIEW
154Fulfilling Needs11VIEW
155Expressing Your Needs4VIEW
156How Are You?1VIEW
157The Perplexed1VIEW
158Recourse3VIEW
159Life And Being Alive6VIEW
160Modesty And Shame38VIEW
161Narration And Transmission Of Information5VIEW
162Gauging People4VIEW
163Deception And The Deceitful4VIEW
164The Servant1VIEW
165The One Who Is Forsaken By Allah4VIEW
166Muteness1VIEW
167Ineptness16VIEW
168The Loser3VIEW
169Submissiveness And Humility In Front Of Allah9VIEW
170The Foe Of Allah2VIEW
171Writing3VIEW
172Ideas1VIEW
173The Daring1VIEW
174Mistakes1VIEW
175Sincerity And Devotion36VIEW
176Sucession1VIEW
177The Caliphs1VIEW
178Disagreement8VIEW
179Good Character109VIEW
180Creation1VIEW
181Seclusion2VIEW
182Wine1VIEW
183Five Bad Qualities2VIEW
184Anonymity1VIEW
185Fear49VIEW
186Fearing Other Than Allah4VIEW
187The Fearful3VIEW
188Frightening Others2VIEW
189The Frustrated1VIEW
190Good50VIEW
191Good Of This World And The Hereafter2VIEW
192Seeking What Is Best3VIEW
193The Virtuous1VIEW
194Choice8VIEW
195The Choice Of Allah1VIEW
196Treachery And Disloyalty17VIEW
197The Treacherous4VIEW
198The Diligent And The Hardworking2VIEW
199Following Up Matters1VIEW
200One Who Turns Back And The One Who Moves Forward2VIEW
201Planning16VIEW
202Desertion And Abandonment1VIEW
203Turning Backward5VIEW
204Entrance4VIEW
205Gradually Drawing Closer To Destruction2VIEW
206Study1VIEW
207Rectification And Making Amends8VIEW
208Amicableness12VIEW
209Supplication And The Supplicant26VIEW
210The Call2VIEW
211The Guide1VIEW
212Seriously Ill1VIEW
213The Despicable1VIEW
214Loathsome Actions And Traits1VIEW
215This World390VIEW
216Remedy And Ailment12VIEW
217Alternation Of Power And Sovereignty9VIEW
218Flattery1VIEW
219Debt4VIEW
220Religion And Sharia Law100VIEW
221The Savings3VIEW
222Remembrance [Of Allah] And The Reminder60VIEW
223Vices And Those Who Commit Them94VIEW
224Divulgence [Of Secrets]2VIEW
225The Compassionate1VIEW
226Opinions And The Opinonated44VIEW
227Showing Off6VIEW
228Profit And Gain2VIEW
229Hope In [The Mercy Of] Allah And [In] Others20VIEW
230Mercy And Compassion15VIEW
231Near Relatives And Keeping Or Cutting Off Ties With Them43VIEW
232Ease2VIEW
233Restraint1VIEW
234Depravities5VIEW
235Sustenance And One Who Seeks It35VIEW
236Confiding In Others3VIEW
237The Messenger And His Message4VIEW
238Rectitude And Right Guidance10VIEW
239Being Pleased And Satisfied52VIEW
240Desire And Longing9VIEW
241Leniency And Gentleness42VIEW
242Self-Scrutiny1VIEW
243Mode Of Transport1VIEW
244The Souls1VIEW
245Peace Of Mind2VIEW
246The Intended Objective1VIEW
247Discipline2VIEW
248Restraint1VIEW
249Charity3VIEW
250Lapses5VIEW
251Adultery4VIEW
252The Wife4VIEW
253Provision13VIEW
254Renunciation Of Worldly Pleasures62VIEW
255Visiting4VIEW
256Adornment1VIEW
257Begging And Asking People29VIEW
258Question And Answer18VIEW
259Causes And Means5VIEW
260Competition1VIEW
261Prostration And Bowing3VIEW
262Prison1VIEW
263Displeasure7VIEW
264Generosity (24 Duplicates - only 44 sayings NOT 68)44VIEW
265Aptness1VIEW
266Mirage3VIEW
267Dismissal1VIEW
268Inward Thoughts And Feelings6VIEW
269Secret And Discussions31VIEW
270Happiness And Putting Joy In The Hearts5VIEW
271Extravagance23VIEW
272Theft1VIEW
273Aid1VIEW
274Felicity20VIEW
275The Felicitous6VIEW
276Striving And Seeking11VIEW
277Travel1VIEW
278The Envoy1VIEW
279Spilling Blood1VIEW
280The Ships Of Salvation1VIEW
281Dimwittedness10VIEW
282The Dimwit8VIEW
283Maladies3VIEW
284Calmness and Solemnity17VIEW
285The Preceding1VIEW
286Salāms And Greetings2VIEW
287Peace and Reconciliation9VIEW
288Islam12VIEW
289The Muslims4VIEW
290Submission To The Will Of Allah13VIEW
291Security8VIEW
292The One Who Surrenders5VIEW
293Forgetfulness2VIEW
294Condolences and Congratulations1VIEW
295Mien1VIEW
296Hearing and Sight1VIEW
297Listening and The Listener7VIEW
298Righteous Practices1VIEW
299Doing Wrong To Others10VIEW
300Procrastination3VIEW
301Eminence And The Eminent18VIEW
302Markets2VIEW
303Night Vigil10VIEW
304Facilitation1VIEW
305Mode Of Conduct7VIEW
306Administrative Policies12VIEW
307Youth4VIEW
308Overeating And Gluttony17VIEW
309Vilification1VIEW
310Courage And The Courageous10VIEW
311Difficulties3VIEW
312Evil And The Wicked69VIEW
313Honour And The Honourable19VIEW
314East And West1VIEW
315Polytheism6VIEW
316Partnership1VIEW
317Voraciousness And The Voracious27VIEW
318Satan9VIEW
319Being Occupied4VIEW
320The Intercessor and Interceder4VIEW
321Dissension1VIEW
322Wretchedness9VIEW
323The Wretched4VIEW
324Gratitude And The Grateful104VIEW
325Doubt And Misgiving40VIEW
326Complaining Of Distress2VIEW
327Schadenfreude1VIEW
328Consultation And Deliberation55VIEW
329Eagerness And Longing4VIEW
330Lust66VIEW
331The Martyr2VIEW
332Testimony3VIEW
333Fame And Renown2VIEW
334Grey Hair Of Old Age5VIEW
335The Followers (Shi‘a)4VIEW
336The Disgrace Of A Man1VIEW
337Patience And The Patient147VIEW
338Young Children1VIEW
339Good Health And The Healthy8VIEW
340The Chest1VIEW
341Charities24VIEW
342Truthfulness70VIEW
343The Truthful12VIEW
344Change Of Circumstances1VIEW
345The Rigid1VIEW
346Welfare Of The Believers2VIEW
347Being Dutiful With Allah1VIEW
348Reforming The People4VIEW
349Vainglory2VIEW
350Prayer And One Who Stands For Prayer9VIEW
351Silence47VIEW
352Hardships53VIEW
353The One Who Hits The Mark And The One Who Errs3VIEW
354Correctness5VIEW
355Countenance3VIEW
356Fasting9VIEW
357Giving Examples And Using Metaphors4VIEW
358Laughter8VIEW
359Suffering2VIEW
360Necessities3VIEW
361Weakness2VIEW
362Error And Deviation5VIEW
363Inner Consciences3VIEW
364Hospitality2VIEW
365Agony2VIEW
366Jubilation1VIEW
367The Way and The Course11VIEW
368Food And Sustenance11VIEW
369Feeding Others2VIEW
370Criticism1VIEW
371Obedience And Compliance92VIEW
372Obeying Commandments1VIEW
373The Tyrant1VIEW
374The Seeker10VIEW
375Matters That Are Pursued2VIEW
376The Sought After1VIEW
377Covetousness70VIEW
378Haughtiness4VIEW
379Innermost Thoughts1VIEW
380Frivolity1VIEW
381Victory8VIEW
382Injustice And Oppression86VIEW
383The Unjust38VIEW
384The Oppressed12VIEW
385Usurped Rights2VIEW
386Conjecture43VIEW
387Support1VIEW
388Precaution4VIEW
389The Exteriors2VIEW
390Lightness of One’s Burden1VIEW
391Servitude1VIEW
392Worship And The Worshipper19VIEW
393Servants29VIEW
394Taking Lessons And Examples62VIEW
395Reprimand6VIEW
396Emancipation1VIEW
397Slip Up1VIEW
398Conceit37VIEW
399The Self-Admiring One2VIEW
400Inability9VIEW
401The Powerless2VIEW
402The Derriere1VIEW
403Haste And The Hasty31VIEW
404The Denumerable1VIEW
405Readiness And Preparation7VIEW
406Justice And The Just71VIEW
407The Middle Course1VIEW
408Enmity And The Enemy52VIEW
409Apologizing And Offering Excuses17VIEW
410Dignity And Reputation13VIEW
411Cognizance26VIEW
412The Cognizant5VIEW
413Glory And The Honoured One11VIEW
414Seclusion15VIEW
415Resolve4VIEW
416Adversity3VIEW
417Social Interaction And Mingling52VIEW
418The Lover1VIEW
419Seeking Protection From Allah6VIEW
420Preserving Oneself From Sin3VIEW
421Destruction And Damage3VIEW
422Empathy1VIEW
423Respect2VIEW
424Chastity29VIEW
425Well-Being11VIEW
426Forgiveness And Pardon70VIEW
427Outcomes11VIEW
428Filial Impiety1VIEW
429The Intellect174VIEW
430The Intelligent134VIEW
431The Cause And The Effects1VIEW
432The Celestial Realm1VIEW
433Knowledge201VIEW
434The Scholar75VIEW
435Education And Learning8VIEW
436The Student11VIEW
437Age And Lifespan23VIEW
438Development And Prosperity1VIEW
439Delving Deep1VIEW
440Actions And Deeds190VIEW
441Dealings1VIEW
442Blindness And The Blind3VIEW
443The Obstinate1VIEW
444Descent And Lineage3VIEW
445Violence4VIEW
446That Which Is Of No Concern9VIEW
447The Crooked1VIEW
448Habit10VIEW
449Resurrection And The Hour11VIEW
450The Masses1VIEW
451Assistance5VIEW
452Seeking Assistance6VIEW
453Succor3VIEW
454Keeping Promises And Fulfilling Pledges68VIEW
455Flaws And Faults46VIEW
456Taunting1VIEW
457Lifestyle22VIEW
458Lowering The Gaze21VIEW
459Seeing1VIEW
460Helper1VIEW
461Inarticulateness5VIEW
462Outcome1VIEW
463The Enviable3VIEW
464The Deceived4VIEW
465Imbecility4VIEW
466Treachery17VIEW
467Delusion17VIEW
468Usurpation1VIEW
469Anger51VIEW
470Seeking Forgiveness12VIEW
471Negligence21VIEW
472The Negligent6VIEW
473The Victor And The Vanquished3VIEW
474Fighting1VIEW
475Mistake1VIEW
476Betrayal1VIEW
477Rancor And Perfidy13VIEW
478Grief20VIEW
479Being Independent Of Others4VIEW
480Affluence And The Rich40VIEW
481Coming To The Aid Of The Aggrieved4VIEW
482Backbiting17VIEW
483The Unseen1VIEW
484Sense Of Honour And Possessiveness6VIEW
485Deviation From The Right Path5VIEW
486The Utmost1VIEW
487Being Optimistic1VIEW
488Unrest5VIEW
489The One Who Is Enthralled1VIEW
490Chivalry3VIEW
491Wickedness And Immorality13VIEW
492Obscenity12VIEW
493Pride And Boasting6VIEW
494Relief And Waiting For Relief6VIEW
495Happiness And Joy4VIEW
496Fleeing To Allah1VIEW
497Opportunity And Its Loss44VIEW
498The Obligatory And Recommended Acts10VIEW
499Neglect4VIEW
500Idleness2VIEW
501Separation And Isolation5VIEW
502Fabrication Of Lies1VIEW
503Corruption4VIEW
504Indolence And Lassitude2VIEW
505Ignominy1VIEW
506Virtues And Vices32VIEW
507The Superfluous4VIEW
508Astuteness2VIEW
509Loss1VIEW
510Poverty24VIEW
511The Pauper16VIEW
512The Learned Scholars5VIEW
513Thinking And The Thinker77VIEW
514Successfulness2VIEW
515Leaving The Matter To Allah1VIEW
516Understanding7VIEW
517Graves2VIEW
518Facing Issues1VIEW
519Turning Towards Allah6VIEW
520Martyrdom In The Way of Allah1VIEW
521Plunging In1VIEW
522Power And Might9VIEW
523Status And Worth16VIEW
524Undertaking2VIEW
525To Follow2VIEW
526The Qur’an30VIEW
527The Near One1VIEW
528Attaining Nearness To Allah5VIEW
529Admission And Confession Of One’s Sins6VIEW
530Lending To Allah2VIEW
531Knocking The Door1VIEW
532The [Allotted] Share6VIEW
533Hard-Heartedness3VIEW
534Goals2VIEW
535Moderation21VIEW
536One Who Is Neglectful And Falls Short3VIEW
537Retaliation2VIEW
538Divine Decree And Destiny27VIEW
539Judges5VIEW
540Being Cut Off From Allah1VIEW
541Sitting Back1VIEW
542Emulation1VIEW
543The Heart42VIEW
544Little2VIEW
545The Least1VIEW
546Being Less1VIEW
547Qunut (Raising Hands In Supplication)1VIEW
548Despair3VIEW
549Contentment And The Contented83VIEW
550Acquisitions8VIEW
551Speech And Speaking128VIEW
552Steadfastness5VIEW
553Establishing The Command Of Allah1VIEW
554The Strong3VIEW
555Arrogance39VIEW
556The Arrogant One15VIEW
557The Book And Writing8VIEW
558Secrecy1VIEW
559Loquaciousness6VIEW
560Amassing [Wealth]1VIEW
561Lying37VIEW
562The Liar19VIEW
563Nobleness And Munificence35VIEW
564The Noble -Minded And Munificent52VIEW
565High Esteem4VIEW
566Noble Traits & Deeds13VIEW
567The Disliked1VIEW
568Earnings4VIEW
569Laziness And The Lazy2VIEW
570Revealing & Removing Distress2VIEW
571Suppressing Anger8VIEW
572Ingratitude16VIEW
573The Disbeliever8VIEW
574Disbelief3VIEW
575Restraint3VIEW
576Sufficiency6VIEW
577Recompense8VIEW
578Competence3VIEW
579Duty3VIEW
580The Speaker2VIEW
581The Ideal One1VIEW
582Perfection4VIEW
583Plots1VIEW
584The Sagacious22VIEW
585There Is No God But Allah1VIEW
586Vileness15VIEW
587The Vile43VIEW
588Confusion1VIEW
589Milk1VIEW
590The Stubborn4VIEW
591Stubbornness18VIEW
592Importunity8VIEW
593Important Events75VIEW
594Insults1VIEW
595Pleasure And Delight15VIEW
596The Tongue55VIEW
597Courteousness1VIEW
598Vain Talk1VIEW
599Meeting2VIEW
600Meeting Allah1VIEW
601Hinting1VIEW
602Reproach, Reprimand And Censure11VIEW
603Amusement15VIEW
604Night And Day8VIEW
605Gentleness And Softness8VIEW
606Distinction4VIEW
607Tribulations4VIEW
608Praise And Extolment22VIEW
609The Human Being26VIEW
610Magnanimity59VIEW
611Sickness5VIEW
612Disputation And Argument11VIEW
613Joking17VIEW
614Walking1VIEW
615Delay3VIEW
616Scheming9VIEW
617The Devising Of Allah2VIEW
618The Schemer And Plotter6VIEW
619Flattery4VIEW
620Kings And Rulers82VIEW
621Mālik Al-Ashtar2VIEW
622Angels2VIEW
623The Slave1VIEW
624Disposition1VIEW
625One Who Is Fed-Up5VIEW
626Irritation1VIEW
627The Inaccessible1VIEW
628To Put [Others] Under Obligation29VIEW
629Death103VIEW
630The Dead1VIEW
631Wealth And Riches93VIEW
632Inclination3VIEW
633Nobility And The Noble7VIEW
634Attentiveness3VIEW
635Prophets, Messengers And Imams4VIEW
636Success, Prosperity And Salvation13VIEW
637Helping And Seeking Help2VIEW
638Secret Conversation1VIEW
639Remorse And Regret7VIEW
640The Remorseful2VIEW
641Warning1VIEW
642Dispute3VIEW
643The Home4VIEW
644Remaining Pure And Free From Sin6VIEW
645Outing2VIEW
646The Devotee1VIEW
647Women22VIEW
648Forgetting Allah3VIEW
649Sincere Advice40VIEW
650Supporting The Truth7VIEW
651Supporting Falsehood1VIEW
652Seeking Support2VIEW
653One Whose Supporter Is Allah1VIEW
654Seeking Justice4VIEW
655Equity24VIEW
656The Equitable4VIEW
657The Viewed1VIEW
658Being Systematic In Work1VIEW
659Blessing50VIEW
660Trouble2VIEW
661Aversion2VIEW
662The Soul And Holding It To Account278VIEW
663Giving And Withholding Charity12VIEW
664Hypocrisy8VIEW
665The Hypocrite21VIEW
666Deficiency1VIEW
667The Deficient1VIEW
668Revenge6VIEW
669Divine Wrath2VIEW
670The Defaulters, The Iniquitous And The Transgressors1VIEW
671Marriages1VIEW
672Tale-bearing12VIEW
673People77VIEW
674Sleep6VIEW
675Deputyship1VIEW
676Obtainment1VIEW
677Intention32VIEW
678Reliance On Allah5VIEW
679Attainment1VIEW
680Pain1VIEW
681Affection And Friendship62VIEW
682Piety88VIEW
683Financial Support3VIEW
684Tattletale1VIEW
685Getting Connected To Allah2VIEW
686Establishing Ties And Relations9VIEW
687Humility37VIEW
688Homeland2VIEW
689Admonition42VIEW
690God-Given Success30VIEW
691Agreement1VIEW
692Shamelessness And The Shameless3VIEW
693Impudence3VIEW
694Reverence2VIEW
695Precautionary Dissimulation3VIEW
696God-Wariness88VIEW
697The God-Wary And Godfearing People27VIEW
698Putting Trust In Allah30VIEW
699The Child8VIEW
700The Close Friends And Lovers Of Allah3VIEW
701Lethargy9VIEW
702The Grant1VIEW
703Delusion1VIEW
704Suspicion1VIEW
705True Guidance From Allah20VIEW
706Gifts2VIEW
707Idle Talk5VIEW
708Joking4VIEW
709The Causes Of Downfall And Ruin4VIEW
710The Scandal-Monger1VIEW
711Endeavours18VIEW
712Irresponsibility1VIEW
713The Frightful1VIEW
714Disdain1VIEW
715Vain Desire88VIEW
716Dread And Awe4VIEW
717Loss Of Hope21VIEW
718Orphans5VIEW
719Alertness And Vigilance8VIEW
720Certitude52VIEW