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35 Inspirational Imam Al-Ghazali Quotes On Success

Last Updated Sept 2023

35 Inspirational Imam Al-Ghazali Quotes On Success

Imam Al-Ghazali was a medieval Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic of Persian origin. May his quotes inspire you to live a life of goodness.

1. “To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate.” Imam Al-Ghazali

2. “A man of bad character punishes his own soul.” Imam Al-Ghazali

3. “The real friend is the one who, when you ask him to follow you, doesn’t ask where?” Imam Al-Ghazali

4. “For good health control your diet.” Imam Al-Ghazali

5. “Never have I dealt with anything more difficult than my own soul, which sometimes helps me and sometimes opposes me.” Imam Al-Ghazali

6. “The hypocrite looks for faults, the believer looks for excuses.” Imam Al-Ghazali

7. “Those who look for seashells will find seashells; those who open them will find pearls.” Imam Al-Ghazali

8. “The tongue is very small and light but it can take you to the greatest heights and it can put you in the lowest depths.” Imam Al-Ghazali

9. “Often love between two people intensifies not because of beauty or some advantage, but because of sheer spiritual affinity.” Imam Al-Ghazali

10. “All of a man’s happiness is in his being the master of his ego, while all his suffering is in his ego being his master.” Imam Al-Ghazali

11. “As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good; I was actually being redirected to something better. You must convince your heart that whatever God has decreed is most appropriate and most beneficial to you.” Imam Al-Ghazali

12. “When God loves a slave, He increases people’s need for him.” Imam Al-Ghazali

13. “Live as long as you want, but you must die; love whatever you want, but you will become separated from it; and do what you want, but you will be repaid for it.” Imam Al-Ghazali

14. “Soft words soften the hearts that are harder than rock, harsh words harden hearts that are softer than silk.” Imam Al-Ghazali

15. “Desire makes slaves out of kings, and patience makes kings out of slaves.” Imam Al-Ghazali

16. “Adapt a gentle tone when speaking, for verily the tone at times, has a greater impact than the speech.” Imam Al-Ghazali

17. “Four traits lift a person to the highest ranks, even if their works and knowledge are little: forbearance, humility, generosity, and good character. This is the perfection of faith.” Imam Al-Ghazali

18. “The reward of patience in the face of misfortune is more than what has been lost.” Imam Al-Ghazali

19. “Take every effort to guard your tongue, as it is the strongest cause for your destruction.” Imam Al-Ghazali

20. “What is destined will reach you, even if be beneath two mountains. What is not destined will not reach you, even if it be between your two lips.” Imam Al-Ghazali

21. “Whosoever complains of the bad character of another man has revealed the badness of his own character.” Imam Al-Ghazali

22. “Teach what you know to him who does not know, and learn from him who knows what you do not know. If you would do this you would learn what you have not known and would retain what you have already known.” Imam Al-Ghazali

23. “Neglect not your time, nor use it haphazardly; on the contrary, you should bring yourself to account. Structure your litanies and other practices during each day and night. This is how to bring about spiritual blessing in each period. If each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, be not like the deceived fools who are joyous because each day their wealth increases while their life grows ever shorter.” Imam Al-Ghazali

24. “An honorable person won’t tell people how great they are, people will experience their greatness just by being with them.” Imam Al-Ghazali

25. “Do not think that death is death. Nay! It is life.” Imam Al-Ghazali

26. “The way to Paradise is an uphill climb, whereas Hell is downhill. Hence, there is a struggle to Paradise and not to Hell.” Imam Al-Ghazali

27. “The final purpose of self-discipline is to find one’s heart constantly in the presence of God.” Imam Al-Ghazali

28. “Purifying the soul is serious: the hereafter is ahead, the world is behind, death is near, the journey is far and the provisions are light.” Imam Al-Ghazali

29. “In God, there is no sorrow or suffering or affliction. If you want to be free of all affliction and suffering, hold fast to God, and turn wholly to Him, and to no one else.” Imam Al-Ghazali

30. “Knowledge without action is wastefulness and action without knowledge is foolishness.” Imam Al-Ghazali

31. “The biggest barrier between you and God is you.” Imam Al-Ghazali

32. “The true greatness of man lies in his eternal progress.” Imam Al-Ghazali

33. “There is no way to reach the end without mastering the beginning.” Imam Al-Ghazali

34. “We are creatures that love to blame the external, not realizing that the problem is usually internal.” Imam Al-Ghazali

35. “Know that thankfulness is from the highest of stations, and it is higher than patience, fear, and detachment of the world.” Imam Al-Ghazali

I hope you enjoyed these Imam Al-Ghazali Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

Have A Great Day!

My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.



  1. alien oren

    March 16, 2021 at 4:17 am

    All of them are great!

  2. Hud Adnan

    December 22, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Thank you my brother may Allah reward you and all of us highest Jannah

    • Hasan Al-Jarrah

      January 24, 2021 at 10:15 pm

      Aameen. Thank you for the kind words, Adnan.

  3. Nouha Sahmoud

    November 20, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Uplifts my soul. Thanks

    • Hasan Al-Jarrah

      January 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm

      You’re welcome, Nouha.

  4. Florian Messner

    July 12, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Adorable and most helpful quotes. My favourite one is 29
    Thank you!!!

    • Hasan Al-Jarrah

      January 24, 2021 at 11:03 pm

      You’re welcome, Florian

  5. Dizzy

    June 20, 2020 at 7:01 am

    No 11 & No 20. These are do deeply meaningful.

    • Hasan Al-Jarrah

      June 23, 2020 at 10:06 pm

      Truly remarkable.

  6. Aydrustyga

    April 18, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Absolutely those above quotos really inspiring anyone who needs to awake his/her mind to the reality of life and here after

    • Hasan Al-Jarrah

      June 23, 2020 at 11:19 pm


  7. Mwanahamisi Hassan

    March 14, 2020 at 4:59 am

    Jazaka Allahu kheir

    • Hasan Al-Jarrah

      April 15, 2020 at 8:29 am

      Barakallahu Feekum

  8. Naheed Khan

    March 2, 2020 at 2:02 am

    Thank you for enabling us to read these quotes. May you reach your dream Amin.WS

    • Asad Meah

      March 2, 2020 at 6:49 pm

      Your welcome
      Glad you liked the article Naheed
      May you reach your dream too

  9. ali shakir

    February 24, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    great insightful wisdom, to steer towards inner journey.

    • Asad Meah

      March 2, 2020 at 6:58 pm

      Glad you liked the article Ali
      Yes indeed
      The real journey is within

  10. ali shakir

    February 24, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    am a traveller on the path of truth. it is to water the inner garden, blossoming. such quotes pinpoint the ways how to go inside & explore the inner world, the ultimate & absolute truth inside, the infinite, the kingdom is inside.

    • Asad Meah

      March 2, 2020 at 6:59 pm

      Wow, beautifully said Ali
      Thank You for sharing

  11. Addisu

    January 20, 2020 at 11:49 am

    What uplifting quotes they are! May Allah grant you more knowledge.

    • Asad Meah

      January 20, 2020 at 2:15 pm

      Glad you liked the article Addisu
      May Allah bless us all – Aameen

  12. WantiOnete

    December 12, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing them

    • Asad Meah

      December 12, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the article
      Your welcome

  13. Aizaz Nabi

    December 6, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    What an amazing work. Imam Al Gazali was great spiritual scholar. Thank you for collecting such beautiful quotes. May Allah bless you

    • Asad Meah

      December 7, 2019 at 7:52 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the article Aizaz
      May Allah bless you too

  14. Asma Khatun

    June 22, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you. Super good choice of quotes!!!!

    • Asad Meah

      June 26, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the article Asma

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