Know Your Self

Tao Te Ching

He who knows others Is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.


Muhyiddin ibn ‘Arabi

Whoever knows himself, he knows his Lord


~ by B Majnun on July 15, 2008.

4 Responses to “Know Your Self”

  1. Salam Alaykum

    The second quote is reported to be a Hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings) as well.

  2. Wa ‘alaykum as salam wa rahmatullah Khalid,

    Thanks for comment, I thought it was a hadith but couldn’t find source, didn’t want to attribute it without knowing for sure. Jazak Allah khayr.

  3. As Salaamu Alaikum,

    I checked out some sources and they attribute the saying “He who knows himself, knows his Lord” to Hazrat Ali the cousin of the Prophet. Brother Khalid which Hadith do you say it is from so I can check it out?

  4. Suyuti narrated it and spends a lot of time on its chain of transmission, you can find his treatise on the Hadith in the collection al-Hawi lil-Fatawi. Sorry, I don’t have it with me now to tell you the chain or anything.

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