Praise be to Allaah.
There is nothing wrong with learning and quoting from what
others have written of beautiful phrases, eloquent words and brilliant
presentations in the manner that you have mentioned, so that the article
will be moving and coherent from beginning to end. Writers are always
quoting from one another, looking for material, and putting together
sentences and paragraphs. Choosing the most appropriate material requires
time and effort. Perhaps by doing this you will reach a stage where you no
longer need to quote so much.
What is not permissible in this regard is stealing the
articles and publications of others, or stealing entire passages from them.
As for taking sentences and words from a number of articles, it does not
seem to be the case that this comes under the heading of stealing or theft.
It is also not allowed for a person to pretend to have
something that he does not have in order to give his colleagues the
impression that these moving words are his creation or production. Rather he
should be honest with himself and others, and point out that his efforts are
limited to compiling, putting together, selecting the right words and
benefiting from the work of others.
It was narrated from Asma’ (may Allah be pleased with her)
that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: The one
who pretends to have been given something that he was not given is like the
one who wears two garments of falsehood.”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari (5219) and Muslim (2129)
And Allah knows best.