The Imam, who deserves more rights to excellence?

Whoever assign himself as an Imam to people must begin teaching himself first before teaching others. So he ought to make his teachings to others be manifested through his conducts before it is taught by his tongue. And know that the one who teaches and discipline himself deserves more rights to excellence than he who teaches and discipline other people. (Imam Ali bin Abi talib)

. الإمام علي (ع): من نصب نفسه للناس إماماً فليبدأ بتعليم نفسه قبل تعليم غيره، وليكن تأديبه بسيرته قبل تأديبه بلسانه، ومعلّم نفسه ومؤدبها أحق بالإجلال من معلم الناس ومؤدبهم


Posted on February 4, 2008, in Islam, Islamic mysticism, Islamic philosophy, Islamic wisdom, Mysticism, Philosophy, Thoughts, Wisdom. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Salaams Katib

    Jazak Allah. This is a very profound statement

    Abdur Rahman

  2. Wa3laikumasslam Abdur Rahman

    Jazaka Allah kullalkhair, this is intended to remind myself. ameen.


  3. Salaams again Katib

    Then I am fortunate to have passed by and to have been a witness!

    Ya Haqq!

  4. Wa3laikum Assalam Abdur Rahman

    Ameen, thank you again.


  5. An excellent reminder for Imams, as well as Priests, Ministers, Rabbis, and all who are responsible for guiding others in religion.

    Thank you, dear brother 🙂

    Ya Haqq!

  6. Dear Br. darvish

    Indeed, and it is a reminder for all of us.

    Thank you again


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