The Wisdom of Isaac the Syrian

Peace, one and all…

I found some very profound and beautiful sayings/poetry attributed to the Christian saint Isaac of Nineveh (see here too).  As such, I wanted to share them with the wider world.  May Allah bless all who pass by.


Be at peace with your own soul
then heaven & earth will be at peace with you.

Enter eagerly into the treasure
house that is within you,

And you will see the things that are in heaven,
for there is but one single entry to them both.

The ladder that leads to the Kingdom
is hidden within your soul…

Dive into yourself and in your soul
and you will discover the stairsby which to ascend.

And here are a couple of pithy sayings attributed to him:

Walk before God in simplicity, and not in subtleties of the mind. Simplicity brings faith; but subtle and intricate speculations bring conceit; and conceit brings withdrawal from God.

A small but persistent discipline is a great force; for a soft drop tailing persistently, hollows out hard rock.

Ma’as salama,
Abdur Rahman




7 thoughts on “The Wisdom of Isaac the Syrian

  1. Salam
    I’ve recently landed on your blog and so glad I found it.Although, I’ve not had much chance to look around your blog fully but it is truly inspirational and thought provoking.
    Take care and may you have a blessed Eid.
    Khuda hafiz

  2. My salams to you Zahra,

    Eid mubarak to you too. May Allah bless you always. I’m glad you’ve find my website useful and enjoyable. In truth, all that is good comes from Allah. Only the mistakes are mine.

    Welcome to my online home. Khuda hafiz and salam

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