104 Inspirational, Motivational and Sensational Sufi Quotes by Rumi and Others

Best of Rumi Quotes on Islamic Spirituality (Sufi way of life) 

Rumi quotes

We have compiled the greatest Sufi sayings from the Islamic tradition of spirituality for you to read, savor, and be inspired by.

This who practice Sufism are referred to as "Sufis" and they practice, concentrate, and believe in the purifying of the soul via renunciation of material possessions and mystical contemplation to aid in experiencing and establishing an oneness with God through prayer. Sufis are renowned for appreciating both the beauty of life and death.

While spiritual beauty is timeless, physical beauty is an external quality. Spirituality can be your motivation, whether you find joy in dance or in helping others. Sufism encourages its adherents to stop worrying about life and death and to build a relationship with Allah via chanting, love, and prayer.

Without further ado, let's look at some of the best Sufi sayings for you to read and be inspired by in order to learn more about the beliefs, customs, and sayings of illustrious Sufis.

Best of Rumi Quotes and words on wisdom

Below are some of the best quotes that speaks on wisdom by Rumi

1. “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”

2. “There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.”

3. “Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.”

4. “Know that the World of Unity lies in the other direction from the senses. If you want Oneness, go in that direction!”

5. “Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes.”

6. “Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”

7. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

8. “If light is in your heart, you will find your way home”

9. “Close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there.”

10. “Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”

11. “I know you re tired but come, this is the way.”

12. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”

13. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

14. “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”

15. “Experience shows that the spirit is nothing but awareness. Whoever has greater awareness has greater spirit…When the spirit becomes greater and passes beyond all bounds, the spirits of all things become obedient to it.”

Rumi spirituality quotes on Life

Sufi practitioners or Sufi followers aspire to discover divine love and understanding via the experiences of their Beloved and aid Sufism's adherents in developing their spiritual practices to a higher level. Let's look at some of the most inspirational Sufi sayings so you can learn and feel the superior joy and enthusiasm for life.

16. “Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness.”

17. “So behead your selfhood, oh warrior! Become selfless and annihilated, like a dervish!”

18. “My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.”

19. “Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”

20. “Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?”

21. “His ego falls like a battered wall. He unites with God, alive, but emptied of Nasuh (i.e. himself).”

22. “The Prophets accept all agony and trust it. For the water has never feared the fire.”

23. “There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your Soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?”

24. “‎Dancing is not just getting up painlessly, like a leaf blown on the wind; dancing is when you tear your heart out and rise out of your body to hang suspended between the worlds.”

25. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

26. “How could the rays of God’s light fit into the heart? Yet when you search you will find it there, not from the point of view of containment such that it could be said that the light is in that place. You will find it through that place …”

27. “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”

28. “This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.”

29. “All creatures, day and night, make manifestation of God. Some of them know what they are doing and are aware of their manifesting, while others are unaware. However it may be, God’s manifestation is confirmed.”

30. “The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.”

31. “Learn from Ali, the sincerity of actions. The Lion of Allah is free from deception.”

32. “It is a way to the heart of hearts, to the utmost direct intense experience of one’s sacred identity.”

33. “Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.”

Famous Rumi Spirituality Quotes On Love 

Sufi believers or practitioners view sufism as a euphoric, intensely devotional, challenging, and ultimately rewarding path. It is viewed as a way to reach God through spirituality and emotions, and it encourages followers to celebrate their relationship with God. Let's look at some of the most well-known Sufi sayings about love that will make you feel happier by eradicating your grief. Below are some of the Rumi's quotes on love. 

34. “God calls, … Come out of your selves quickly, or else every instant will be a shackle, every two paces snares and traps. Come out of ourselves? But to where? To selflessness! Selflessness is meaning, meaning! Self-consciousness is names, names!”

35. “Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”

36. “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”

37. “The wound is the place where the light enters you.”

38. “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

39.“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.”

40. “What is it to know something of God? Burn inside that presence. Burn up.”

41. “This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”

42. “If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me. For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.”

43. “God calls, … Come out of your selves quickly, or else every instant will be a shackle, every two paces snares and traps. Come out of ourselves? But to where? To selflessness! Selflessness is meaning, meaning! Self-consciousness is names, names!”

44. “Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.”“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and Soul there is no such thing as separation.”

45. “Man is like a bow held in the hand of God’s Power. God employs him in various tasks. In reality, the agent is God, not the bow. The bow is an instrument and a means. But for the sake of the maintenance of the world it is unaware and heedless of God. Tremendous indeed is the bow that becomes aware of the Bowman’s hand!”

Some of Sufism Famous Quotes By Rumi & Other Philosophers

Rumi,  the famous Persian poet, who lived in the 13th century and had a significant impact on Islamic literature and culture. Many Sufis look up to him as an inspiration. He is one of the best-selling poets. So let's look at some of the best collections of Rumi and other Sufi philosophers' smart, strong, motivational, and enlightening quotations to help you overcome your sadness and sharpen your attention for your work.

46. “The very center of your heart is where life begins – the most beautiful place on earth.”

- Rumi.

47. “My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.”

- Rumi.

48. “Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be.”

- Rumi.

49. “When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them.”

- Rumi.

50. “Be certain that in the religion of love there are no believers and unbelievers. Love embraces all.”

- Rumi.

51. “His Name is the Spirit of spirits, His invocation the ruby of the mines. His love is in the Soul, He is both our refuge and our hope. When I mention His Name, good fortune arrives; then the Name becomes the Named -- without duality, without hesitation.”

- Rumi.

52. “Bring anger and pride under your feet, turn them into a ladder and climb higher.”

- Rumi.

53. “What you seek is seeking you.?”

- Rumi.

54.  “It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”

- Rumi.

55. “I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.”

- Rumi.

56. “My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”

- Rumi.

57. “For I have learned that every heart will get, what it prays for most.”

- Hafez.

58. “Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies.”

- Mevlana Rumi.

59. “Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you.”

- Rumi.

60. “For those who realize that everything is from God, everything is the same.”

- Rumi.

61. “They will become Godly when they will have God in their hearts.”

- Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi.

62. “Happy are those who find fault with themselves instead of finding fault with others.”

- Muhammad.

63. “What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”

- Rumi.

64. “We make plans, unaware of what is being planned, and what we plan cannot withstand what God Plans.”

- Rumi.

65. “Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought.”

- Rumi.

66. “Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being.”

- Rumi.

67. “I reject any path which rejects life, but I can’t help loving Sufism because it sounds so beautiful. It gives relief in the midst of battle.”

- Naguib Mahfouz.

68. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

- Rumi.

69. “Patience is the key to happiness.”

- Rumi.

70. “You show your worth by what you seek.”

- Mevlana Rumi.

71. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

- Rumi.

72. “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”

- Rumi.

73. “Now is the time to unite the Soul and the world. Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows.”

- Rumi.

74. “I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.”

- Rumi.

75. “Concern yourself not with the thief-like ego and its business. Whatever is not God’s work is nothing, nothing!”

- Rumi.

76. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”

- Rumi.

Some Awakening Sufi quotes 

Sufism is renowned for its morals, chanting, and traditions, which are done through the Dikhr practice and aid in remembering God by reciting His characteristics and names repeatedly. Here are a few of the most inspiring and enlightening Sufi quotes for you to read.

77. “The desires of this world are like sea water, the more you drink of them the more you thirst.”

- Ibn Arabi.

78. “The real work is in the Heart: Wake up your Heart! Because when the heart is completely awake,

Then it needs no Friend.”

- Rabia Basri.

79. “Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.”

- Rumi.

80. “At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing”.

- Mevlana Rumi.

81. “Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.”

- Rumi.

82.  “So then where is the kingdom of God in man? It is in the heart...That is heaven...That is God...The heart is the station of God. All that matters is there...This is where God, the Soul, and the light of wisdom exist. This is a temple of God which is formed as an atom within an atom, heart within the heart, the qalb within the qalb. It is within what is within...It cannot be destroyed by the five elements. You must understand this. It can never be destroyed...”

- M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen.

83. “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment; Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment intuition.”

- Rumi.

84. “O soul of mine! Pass on quickly through this world; and leave it, for indeed life lies ahead of it”.

- Imam Shafi’i.

85. “Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.”

- Rumi.

86. “The practice of Sufism is the intention to move toward truth by means of love and devotion.”

- Javad Nurbakhsh.

87. “Whatever we perceive in the world around us tends to reflect who we are and what we care about most deeply, as in the old saying, When a thief sees a saint, all he sees are his pockets.”

- Robert Frager.

88. “Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wild flowers will come up where you are.”

- Rumi.

89. “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.”

- Rumi.

90. “Desires make slaves out of kings, and patience makes kings out of slaves”.

- Hazrat Imam Al-Ghazali.

91. “Inside this robe there is only God.”

- Shaikh Abu-Saeed Abil-Kheir.

92. “Seek the spirit, forget the form.”

- Bulleh Shah.

93. “It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.”

- Rumi.

94. “Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.”

- Rumi.

95. “Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.”

- Rumi.

96. “The period of waiting patiently for release from suffering is an act of worship”.

- Hazrat Imam Al-Ghazali.

97. “Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm.”

Idries Shah.

98. “Sufism has always had the function of purifying Islamic ethics and that fasting and tazkiya is like lighting a lamp.”

- Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

99. “Woman is the radiance of God; she is not your beloved. She is the Creator—you could say that she is not created.”

- Rumi.

100. “If you want dervishhood, spiritual poverty, and emptiness, you must be friends with a sheikh. Talking about it, reading books, and doing practices don’t help. Soul receives from Soul that knowing.”

- Rumi.

101. “The moment you shine the light, the darkness vanishes. Darkness exists only before there is light.”

- M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen.

102. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

- Rumi.

103. “The sincere Sufi fell poor when he has wealth, is humble when he has power, and is hidden when he has fame.”

- Imam Abul Qasim.

104. “When life is good and you are comfortable, bear with gratitude the burdens of the weak”.

- Shaykh Saadi. 

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