I am searching for the exact reference and Arabic text of this quote from ibn Qayyim (rahimahullah):

“Wisdom is to do what is appropriate in the manner that is appropriate at the time that is appropriate.”



Imam Ibn Qayyim (rahimahullah) has expounded upon the definition of wisdom in his book Madarijus Salikin.

He writes, “Wisdom is: to do what is appropriate, in the manner that is appropriate and at the appropriate moment.”

(Madarijus Salikin, vol. 2 pg. 358)


Kindly see the Arabic text below.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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