The Intellect

The intellect is a ladder upwards towards the Illiyyun [the loftiest heavens].

العَقلُ أقوى‏ أساسٍ . ح: 475

The intellect is the strongest foundation. H: 475

العَقلُ مُنَزِّهٌ عَنِ المُنكَرِ آمِرٌ بِالمَعروفِ . ح: 1250

The intellect is immune from wrong and commands good-doing. H: 1250

العَقلُ رُقِيٌّ إلى‏ عِلِّيِّينَ . ح: 1325

The intellect is a ladder upwards towards the Illiyyun [the loftiest heavens]. H: 1325

العَقلُ رَسولُ الحَقِّ . ح: 272

The intellect is the messenger of the truth. H: 272

العَقلُ أن تَقولَ ما تَعرِفُ ، وتَعمَلَ بِما تَنطِقُ بِهِ . ح: 2141

[To be a man of] intellect is that you say only that which you know and act upon what you say. H: 2141

بِتَركِ ما لا يَعنيكَ يَتِمُّ لَكَ العَقلُ . ح: 4291

By abandoning that which does not concern you, your intellect will be completed. H: 4291

يُستَدَلُّ عَلى‏ عَقلِ كُلِّ امرِئٍ بِما يَجري عَلى‏ لِسانِهِ . ح: 10957

The intellect of every man can be determined by the words that flow on his tongue. H: 10957

رَأيُ الرَّجُلِ ميزانُ عَقلِهِ . ح: 5422

A man’s opinion is the measure of his intellect. H: 5422

كَثرَةُ الصَّوابِ تُنبِئُ عَن وُفورِ العَقلِ . ح: 7091

The abundance of correct acts is an indication of flourishing intellect. H: 7091

مَن كَمُلَ عَقلُهُ استَهانَ بِالشَّهَواتِ . ح: 8226

He whose intellect is perfected regards carnal desires with disdain. H: 8226

إذا قَلَّتِ العُقولُ كَثُرَ الفُضولُ . ح: 4043

When intellect is little, superfluity thrives. H: 4043

مِن عَدَمِ العَقلِ مُصاحَبَةُ ذَوي الجَهلِ . ح: 9299

Evidence of lack of intellect is keeping company with ignorant people. H: 9299

كَثرَةُ الأماني مِن فَسادِ العَقلِ . ح: 7093

Overly high aspirations are a result of a corrupt intellect. H: 7093

ثَمَرَةُ العَقلِ الاستِقامَةُ . ح: 4589

The fruit of the intellect is steadfastness [in the path of Allah]. H: 4589

ثَمَرَةُ العَقلِ لُزومُ الحَقِّ . ح: 4602

The fruit of the intellect is adherence to the truth. H: 4602

ثَمَرَةُ العَقلِ مَقتُ الدّنيا ، وقَمعُ الهَوى‏ . ح: 4654

The fruit of the intellect is contempt for this worldly life and repression of one’s whims. H: 4654

العَقلُ غَريزَةٌ تَزيدُ بِالعِلمِ والتَّجارِبِ . ح: 1717

The intellect is an intrinsic thing that increases with knowledge and experiences. H: 1717

ضَياعُ العُقولِ في طَلَبِ الفُضولِ . ح: 5901

The loss of the intellect occurs in the quest for all that is superfluous. H: 5901

العَقلُ مُصلِحُ كُلِّ أمرٍ . ح: 404

The intellect sets right all matters. H: 404

ذَهابُ العَقلِ بَينَ الهَوى‏ والشَّهوَةِ . ح: 5180

Whims and carnal desires cause the intellect to disappear. H: 5180

مَن قَلَّ عَقلُهُ ساءَ خِطابُهُ . ح: 7985

He whose intellect is weak has bad oratory. H: 7985

عِندَ بَديهَةِ المَقالِ تُختَبَرُ عُقولُ الرِّجالِ . ح: 6221

People’s intellects can be tested when they speak impulsively. H: 6221

العَقلُ شَجَرَةٌ ، ثَمَرُها السَّخاءُ والحَياءُ . ح: 1254

The intellect is a tree the fruit of which is generosity and modesty. H: 1254

ضالَّةُ العاقِلِ الحِكمَةُ فَهُوَ أحَقُّ بِها حَيثُ كانَت. ح: 5896

Knowledge is the lost article of a wise person. Therefore he deserves it more anywhere it may be. H: 5896