Prayers and its Effects Hadith

The Holy Prophet (p.bu.h.) said: ” The one who takes prayer light is not of me. No, by Allah, such a person will not reach the Haudh, Pond of abundant.”

Man-La-Yahdhurul-Faghih, vol. 1,  p.152

Imam Sadiq (a.s.) said: “If there be a stream at the house of one of you in which the one washes himself five times a day, will there remain anything from the dirt over his body? Verily, the likeness of prayers is the same as the stream. The person who establishes ritual prayers clears out his sins thereby, except for the sin that takes him out from Faith he believes in.”

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 82, p. 236

The Holy Prophet (p.bu.h.) said: “An obligatory prayer, with Allah, is equivalent to one thousand Hajj pilgrimages and one thousand Umrah performances (voluntary pilgrimages to the Ka’ba) which are right and accepted.”

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 99, p.14

The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said: “Do not waste your prayers, because, surely, the person who wastes them will be raised with Croesus (Qarun) and Haman so that it is rightfully certain for Allah to put the one in hell with hypocrites.”  

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 83, p. 14

The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said: “Say each of your prayer as if it were your last prayer.”

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 69, p. 408

Imam Amir-ul-Mu’mineen Ali (a.s.) said: “If a prayerful person knew to what extent he was surrounded by His Mercy, he would never raise his head from (the state of) prostration.”

Tasnif-i-Qurar-ul-Hikam, p. 175

Imam Baqir (a.s.) said: “On the Reckoning Day, the First thing that the servant will be reckoned for is the prayer; therefore, if it is accepted, the rest (good actions) will be accepted, too, (otherwise, his other good deeds will not avail him.)”

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 7, p. 267

At the last moments of his life, Imam Sadiq (a.s.) called his relations and companions and told them: “Verily, our intercession never reaches the one who takes prayers lightly.”

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 82, p. 236

Imam Baqir, the fifth Imam, (a.s.) said: “There are ten things that when a person meets Allah, the Almighty and Glorious, with them, he will enter Heaven:

  1. Confessing that there is no god besides Allah.

  2. And that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

  3. Acknowledging what has come down to the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) from Allah (the Quran).

  4. Establishing regular prayers.

  5. Giving alms.

  6. Fasting Ramadhan.

  7. Performing the Pilgrimage (Hajj) to the Sacred House.

  8. Kindness to the lovers of Allah.

  9. Detachment from the enemies of Allah.

  10. And, avoiding any alcoholic beverage.”

Khisal by Saduq, p. 432

Imam Amir-ul-Mu’mineen Ali (a.s.) said: “For the God-fearing, prayer is a means of seeking nearness to Allah; and for the weak, the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) is as good as Jihad (fighting in the way of Allah). For every thing there is a levy, and the levy of the body is fasting. The Jihad of a woman is to afford pleasant company to her husband.”

Nahjul-Balagha, saying 136

The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said: “There comes no night but that the angel of death calls to the dead in the graves and inquires what they regret for today when they have vividly seen (and known) this (next life). Then the dead will say: ‘Verily, we regret and envy the believers who are in their mosques and they are praying while we are not; they give alms and we do not; they fast during Ramadhan but we do not; they donate in charity what they have more than the need of their family members while we do not; …”  

Irshad-ul-Qulub, p. 53

The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said: “At the (appointed) time of every prayer (salat), I hear a caller who calls and says: ‘O children of Adam! keep up prayers in order to extinguish the fire you have lit against yourselves (by committing sins).”  

Mustadrak-ul-Wasa’il, vol. 3, p. 102

The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said: “Be careful of the prayers, for, on the Day of Resurrection, when Allah, the Exalted, will bring the servant (for reckoning), the first thing that He will ask him about will be the prayer. If the one brings it completely, he will be of the people of salvation, otherwise, he will be thrown in the Fire.”

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 82, p. 202

Abubasir said that he visited Umm-i-Hamidah (Musa-ibn-Ja’far’s (a.s.) mother) in order to console her for the death of Ja’far-ibn-Muhammad (a.s.). Then she wept and he wept because of her weeping. After that, she said: ‘O’ Aba Muhammad! If you had seen Ja’far-ibn-Muhammad when he was on his deathbed, you would have observed a wonderful thing: He opened his eyes and said to gather all of his relatives.’ Then, she continued saying that they gathered them all with no exception. Then he (a.s.) looked at them and said: ‘Verily, our intercession does not reach the one who takes prayers lightly.”  

Wasa’il-ush-Shi’ah, vol. 4, p. 26

The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said: “The worship done by the one who earns his living on unlawful money is similar to a building constructed upon sand.”

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 84, p. 258

Isn’t it foolishness to dirty one’s hand in prohibited transactions

http://smma59.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/ant_300.gif?w=440Prophet Suleman (pbuh) in response to his special prayer to Allah (SWT) was granted Kingdom and was given power over the forces of nature, over the Jinns and men and devils and other living creatures. He was also endowed with knowledge of their language and could easily communicate with them.

Prophet Suleman (peace be upon him) once was sitting on the bank of a lake deeply engrossed in the beauties of nature around and appreciating the various forms of Allah (SWT)’s creation on earth.

Suddenly Prophet Suleman’s (pbuh) attention was drawn towards an ant creeping forward with a grain of wheat in its mouth. As it reached near the water, a tortoise came out, opened its mouth and the ant crept into it. The tortoise closing its mouth disappeared under the water. After a while, the tortoise again sprung out of the water and standing on the bank opened its mouth and the ant came out. But this time it had no grain of wheat in its mouth.

Prophet Suleman (pbuh) became anxious to know what had been happening under water. On inquiring, the ant explained that at the bottom of the lake, was a stone and underneath it lived a blind ant. Allah (SWT) had created it there and because of blindness, it could not move about. The ant further said that I have been appointed by Allah (SWT) to provide its daily sustenance with the assistance of the tortoise and hence, I do perform this duty everyday.

Let us ponder over one thing. If a tiny creature like an ant living under a stone at the bottom of a sea is not denied its sustenance, why should man the noblest of all creatures ever suspect loss of his sustenance from Almighty Allah (SWT)? Isn’t it foolishness to dirty one’s hand in prohibited transactions for earning one’s livelihood? Such persons do not get more, than what is destined and earn Allah (SWT)’s Wrath and Punishment in the Here-after world.

Solving the Problems of the Muslims

Solving the Problems of the Muslims

The Holy Prophet, peace be on him and his progeny, says: “One who passes his days and nights and does care for the affairs of the Muslims (and does not strive to solve any problem of the society) is not a Muslim”. (Usulul Kafi, p.390)

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When the Holy Prophet, peace be on him and his progeny, was asked about the person whom Allah likes most, he replied: “He is the person who is more useful to the Muslim society then all others”. (Usulul Kafi, p.391)

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And he said in other words: “The best among the people is the one from whom people benefit more”. (Biharul Anwar,Vol.XV, p.124)

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Imam Ja’far Sadiq, peace be on him, says: “The record of the activities of everyone is closed after his death and thereafter he does not receive any reward or punishment except in three cases: The first one is the ‘alms recurring benefits’ (useful works) which he leaves behind himself and another is a good habit which he leaves as his remembrance and the third one is a dutiful child who prays for his deliverance (and if he has committed any sin his child makes amends for it”. (Biharul Anwar, Vol.III, p.175)

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The Holy Prophet, peace be on him, and his progeny, says: “Allah gives spiritual reward equal to that of reciting four hundred verses of the Holy Qur’an to a person who removes from the path of the Muslims that which inconveniences them”. (Biharul Anwar, Vol.XV, p.13)

On Shiite Characteristics

282- Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “Once a group of people started walking behind Ameer al-Momineen (a.s). He asked them who they were. They said that they were his followers. He asked them why they did not have the signs of his followers. They asked him what the signs of the Shiites are. He said: “Paleness due to shortage of sleep, being slim due to fasting, dried lips due to extensive praying and humbleness.”

283- Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “Ali’s follower is one who is careful about what he eats and guards his honor, is hard-working, works for his Creator and expects his rewards from Him, and fears His chastisement. When you see such people, they are my followers also.”

284- The Blessed Musa ibn Ja’far (a.s) said: “Three acts perfect good deeds: rushing in performing them, hiding them, and not making a big deal out of them. Good deeds are pleasant if done fast. They are important if one does not make a big deal out of them. They are perfect if they are done in secret.”

285- Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “There are some servants of God on the Earth who struggle to fulfill the needs of other people. They will be saved on the Resurrection Day.”

286- Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “How good it is for an eloquent person to be silent! There are instances of slip of the tongue in talking that might cause one’s failure.”

287- Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “There are some servants of God who are eloquent, wise and knowledgeable but their hearts are filled with the fear of God and have stopped talking. They compete with each other in doing good deeds to approach God. They do not overestimate their deeds, and do not get pleased with the small amount of good deeds that they perform. Although they are intelligent and good people, they consider themselves to be wicked people.”

288- Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “God will humiliate anyone who humiliates a believer due to his being poor. He will remain in such a state until he repents.” He also said: “On the Resurrection Day believers will be proud.”

289- It has been narrated that the Prophet of God (a.s) entered the House of God accompanied by Fazl ibn Abbas and Usamat ibn Zayd the year he conquered Mecca. When he left that House, he held the door knob in his hands and said: “Praise be to God who fulfilled His promise and acknowledged His servant, and conquered all the parties alone. God removed all the Arab’s hatred and arrogance due to their lineage. You are all the children of Adam, and Adam was made of clay. The noblest one among you is the most pious one.”

290- Imam Baqir (a.s) asked Jabir: “Does it suffice for one who claims to be our follower to just express his friendship with the members of the Holy Household? I swear by God that no one is our true follower unless he fears God and obeys Him. Our followers are known for their humbleness and frequent remembrance of God; fasting; praying; helping the orphans, the needy, the ones in debt and needy neighbors; reading the Quran; and talking properly with the people. They have always been trustworthy in their tribes.” Jabir asked: “O’ Grandson of the Prophet! I do not know anybody with these traits.” Imam Baqir (a.s) said: “O’ Jabir! Do not let the various sects affect you. Do you think that it suffices for one to say that he likes Imam Ali (a.s) and he is his follower, but does not do anything to support his claim? Or he says that he likes the Prophet, who is even better than Imam Ali (a.s), but does not take his example and follow his deeds and act according to the Prophet’s tradition. Just having love for the Prophet (a.s) is of no use for him. Therefore fear God, and act in such a way as to attain what is near God, since there is no relation of kin between God and anyone. The one most loved by God is the one who is the most pious, and the noblest one is the one who fears God and obeys Him. I swear by God that it is not possible to get close to God unless by His obedience, and we do not hold the key to relief from the Fire of Hell, and no one has any authority over God. Whoever is obedient to God is our friend, and whoever disobeys God is our enemy. No one can attain our friendship unless by having nobility and piety.”

291- Amr ibn Sa’eed ibn Bilal said that he and some other people went to see Imam Baqir (a.s). The Imam (a.s) said: “Lean on the mid-sized cushion1 so that those who have gone too far return and those who have been too slow reach you. By God, O’ followers of the family of Muhammad! Beware that there are no relations of kin between God and us and we have no authority over God. One cannot get close to God except by obeying Him. Our friendship is useful for those who obey God, and is useless for those who are disobedient to Him. Amr said that the Imam (a.s) then turned around, faced them and said: “Do not be fooled, and do not accuse2.” Amr asked: “What is meant by the mid-sized cushion?” The Imam (a.s) said: “Have you not noticed that when a group of people enter a house in which there are a variety of cushions, they choose the mid-sized ones to lean on and rest?”

292- Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “I advise you to be careful about what you say and guard your honor.”

293- Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “Those who possess knowledge are the ones who are trustworthy. The pious people are the ones who strictly guard the religion, and the ones who act according to religious decrees are the masters of religion.”

294- Imam Sadiq (a.s) quoted on the authority of God’s Prophet (a.s): “Whoever recognizes God and His Grandeur will shut his mouth up. He will neither talk nor eat. He will fast and stay up at night to pray.” They asked him: “O’ Prophet of God! May our parents be your devoted servants! Are they God’s saints?” He said: “God’s saints are quiet, and their silence is in remembrance of God. They look, and their looking is to learn a lesson. They talk, and their sayings are words of wisdom. They walk around, and their walking is a blessing for the people. If their life was not predestined for them, their souls would leave their bodies from the fear of divine chastisement and the eagerness for receiving divine rewards.”

295- Imam Zayn al-Abedin (a.s) said: “Ameer al-Momineen (a.s) said his morning prayer, sat in his place of prayer and waited until the sun started to rise. Then he faced the people and said: “I swear by God that I saw some people who stood up in prayer and prostrated in God’s worship all night long, and pressed their knees and foreheads against the floor as if they heard the blazing Fire of Hell, and would shake like trees whenever they were reminded of God, as if they had been in ignorance.” Imam Zayn al-Abedin (a.s) continued: “Then Ameer al-Momineen (a.s) stood up and was never seen to laugh again until he died.”

296- Imam Baqir (a.s) said: “The true followers of Imam Ali (a.s) are those who donate from their wealth to each other due to our friendship; become friends with each other due to our friendship; do not act oppressively if they get angry; do not waste things when they are pleased. They are blessings for their neighbors; and are a source of comfort and convenience for their associates.”

Source:Mishkat al-Anwar Fi Ghurar al-Akhbar

Sayings of Imam Hussain (A.S) with ref of books

1 – How can a thing the existence of which is dependent on you be taken as a proof for your existence? Is there anything more evident than your “self” disclose you? Are you hidden to need a guide to find you? Surely you are not. Are you far-away to need your footprints to find you? Surely you are not! Blind may the eyes be which do not see you watching and guarding your “self” (Arafa prayer; Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 98 , P. 226)

2 – He who has you , has everything , and he who has deprived himself of you is the poorest in the world. Loser is the one who chooses and be content with anyone or anything other than you. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 98 , P. 228)

3 – Never will be salvaged the people who win the consent of the creature at the cost of the dissatisfaction of the creator. (Maktal Khawarazmi , Vol. 1 , P. 239)

4 – No one will feel secured on the Resurrection Day except those who feared God in this world. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 192)

5 – The Almighty God said : “The believing men and the believing women , they are guardians of each other , enjoin good and forbid evil… “God attaches primary importance to enjoining good and forbidding evil ” as a duty for men and women. For he knows that if it were fulfilled all the other duties , easy or hard , will be accomplished. That is because “enjoining good and forbidding evil” is a call for Islam , it regains the rights of the oppressed and opposes tyrants. (Tohaf-al- Uqoul , P. 237)

6 – O’ people , the Messenger of God said : Whoever sees an aggressive tyrant legalizes the forbiddens of God , breeches divine laws , opposes the tradition of the Prophet , oppresses the worshippers of God , but does not concede his opposition to God in word or in deed , surely Allah will place that tyrant ( in the Hell ) where he deserves. (Maktal Khawarazmi , Vol. 1 , P. 234)

7 – People are slaves to the world , and as long as they live favorable and comfortable lives , they are loyal to religious principles. However , at hard times , the times of trials , true religious people are scarce. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 117)

8 – One who pursues a goal through sinful ways , will ironically distance himself from that goal , and will approach what he was afraid of. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 120)

9 – Don’t you see that the right is not conveyed and the wrong is not prohibited. Let believers wish to die and righteously meet their God. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 117)

10 – To me , death is nothing but happiness, and living under tyrants nothing but living in a hell. (Tohaf-al- Uqoul , P. 245)

11 – Your difficulties are worse than others , because you were deprived of the rank of the scholars – considering your legitimacy and merit -(These difficulties are) because administering the affairs of the society and conveying the ( religious ) rules must be done by scholars who truly believe in God and know what is permitted and what is forbidden by God. But you were deprived from this position and rank for you withdrew from (supporting) the truth. You changed the tradition of the prophet ,despite the clear and disclosed proofs. If you had withstood and were patient against the torture and annoyance ( of the tyrants ) for the sake of God , then the divine affairs would have stayed in your hands , and you were the ones to whom would be referred. But you made the tyrants dominant on you and left the divine affairs in their hands, while they shamelessly do the forbidden and notoriously live a licentious life. Your (fear) from death and attachment to this world have encouraged the tyrants to establish dominance over you. (Tohaf-al- Uqoul , P. 238)

12 – O’ God! Surely you know that whatever we did was not a competition to gain worldly positions and not for the worthless physical attractions of the world. But to show the signs of religious ways and to remove corruption from your lands , so that the oppressed feel secured and act according to your traditions and rules. (Tohaf-al- Uqoul, P. 239)

13 – I never revolted in vain, as a rebel or as a tyrant, but I rose seeking reformation for the nation of my grandfather Mohammad. I intend to enjoin good and forbid evil, to act according to the traditions of my grandfather, and my father Ali Ibn Abi-Talib. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44, P. 329)

14 – If the world is counted valuable; surely the house of God’s rewards is higher and more worthy. If bodies were created for death; surely being killed with swords in the way of God is a more honorable death. If the share of daily sustenance, of each creature is provided by the creator, surely it is not decent for man to be greedy for gaining and eating too much. If wealth is amassed for one day to be left. Then why a free man becomes so miser on something he has to leave. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44, P. 374)

15 – If you don’t believe in any religion and don’t fear the Resurrection Day, at least be free in this world. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 45, P. 51)

16 – Those who worship God for the hope of gaining , they’re not real worshippers ,they’re merchants. Those who worship God out of fear ( of punishment ) , they’re slaves. And those who worship God to be grateful towards their creator , they are the free people , and their worship is a real one. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 117)

17 – Beware that the need of people to you is among the blessings of God to you. So do not scare away the needy people when they come to you, as the God’s blessings will return and go elsewhere. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 121)

18 – O’ people take a lesson from the advice that God gave to His true believers, among which reproaching the Jewish scholars where he said:” Why do Jewish scholars not prohibit their people from saying sinful words? “And also (the Almighty) said:” Those who turned into atheists, from among the descendants of Israel, were cursed”… his Almighty added:” certainly evil was that which they did. “Surely the God criticized them for they turned a blind eye to what they saw of evil and corruption from the tyrants of their time out of greed or fear. The Almighty God says: ” Do not fear people, rather, fear me! “The Almighty said: “The believing men and the believing women, they are guardians of each other; they enjoin good and forbid evil.” (Tohaf-al- Uqoul , P. 237)

19 – Whoever seeks the satisfaction of people through disobedience of God; Then God subjects him to people. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 126)

20 – Avoid oppressing the one who does not have any supporter against you, other than the Almighty God. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 118)

21 – One who reveals your faults to you like a mirror is your true friend, and one who flatters you and covers up your faults is your enemy. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 128)

22 – Wisdom will not be complete except by following the truth. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 127)

23 – Associating with corrupt people makes you subject to suspicion. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 122)

24 – Crying out of fear from God is salvation from the hellfire. (Mustadrak al- Wasael, Vol. 11, P. 245)

25 – A man came to Imam Hussain (Master of the martyrs) and said: I am a sinful man and can’t avoid doing sin, please advise me. Imam (as) said: If you can do these five things, then commit sin as much you like. First of all: don’t eat the sustenance of God and commit sin as much you like. Second: go beyond the domain of God and commit sin as much you like. Third: seek a site where God can not observe you and commit sin as much you like. Fourth :if the Angel of death comes to you to take away your soul, expel him away from yourself and commit sin as much you like. Fifth: If the Angel of Hell was about to throw you into the hell-fire, stop him and commit sin as much you like. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 126)

26 – Avoid doing what makes you obliged to apologize for it. True believers never do anything for which they have to apologize. Fake believers , on the contrary , keep doing wrong and say they are sorry in the aftermath. (Tohaf-al- Uqoul , P. 248)

27 – Hastiness is foolishness. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 122)

28 – Do not permit anybody (to come in) before saying Salam (greetings). (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 117)

29 – Among the signs of ignorance is arguing with irrational people. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 119)

30 – Among the signs of a learned man is criticising his own words and being informed of various viewpoints. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 119)

31 – Imam Hussain (as) was asked: O ‘the son of the prophet how is life going on? Imam replied: Life is going on , in such a way that I have a God over me, the hell-fire in front of me , death is looking for me, there is no escape of the Day of Judgement, I am taken as a hostage by my own deeds, things do not turn out to be the way I like , I cannot repel what I hate, the affairs are in someone else’s hands. He tortures me if he likes and he forgives if he wishes. Therefore, is there anybody poorer than me? (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 116)

32 – Whoever becomes generous becomes a noble; and whoever becomes stingy becomes vicious and mean-spirited. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 121)

33 – The most generous person is the one who offers help to those who do not expect him to help. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 121)

34 – Whoever sorts out a problem of a believer, God sorts out his difficulties of this world and the here-after. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 122)

35 – If you heard a person discredits the dignity and the honour of people ,then try not to get introduced to him. (Balagatol Hussain ( as ) , P. 284)

36 – Never raise your need except to three ( kinds of people ): to a religious , to a brave man or to a nobleman. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 118)

37 – Seventy rewards are for Salam ( Islamic greeting ) ; sixty nine for the starter and one for the one who replies. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 120)

38 – Act like the one who believes in punishment for sin and reward for good deeds. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 127)

39 – Should poverty , illness , and death not exist , man would not bow to anything. (Nozhatol Nadher wa Tanbeehel Al – Khatir , P. 80)

40 – You deserve the Paradise , don’t sell yourself for anything less. Whoever is content to the worldly pleasures , has sufficed to something base and low. (Balagatol Hussain ( as ) , P. 308)

41 – Being thankful for a grace of God makes God reward you with another grace. (Nozhatol Nadher wa Tanbeehel Khatir , P. 80)

42 – Never trust anybody but those who fear God. (Balagatol Hussain ( as ) , P. 292)

43 – Imam (as) was asked: What causes noble & eminent personality. He replied : ” controlling your tongue and doing good deeds. (Balagatol Hussain ( as ) , P. 332)

44 – O’ people do compete in good deeds and haste in grabbing the good chances. By delaying good deeds , you reduce their value. By gaining victory win the respect and praise of others , and do not let others blame you for being lazy. If one does a favour to another but he does not thank him for it , be sure that God will reward him instead , and surely the God’s reward is greater and more generous. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 121)

45 – Beware that the need of people for you is among the graces of God, so do not neglect the needy as the graces will turn into difficulties. Do know Good deeds bring you people’s respect and praise and God’s rewards. If you could personify and visualise good deeds as a human being you would see him as kind and good looking , whose sight is pleasant for everyone to see. And if you could picture evil acts , you would see him ugly and disgusting , hearts detesting him , and eyes closing to his sight. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 121)

46 – The most merciful person is the one who forgives when he is able to revenge. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 121)

47 – Your best relation is the one who comes to you and helps you when you have severed relations with him. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 121)

48 – Whoever sorts out the difficulty of a believer God will sort out his difficulties in this world and in the hereafter. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 122)

49 – Tolerance is man’s ornament , keeping promises is a sign of nobility , and bonding with others is a grace. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 122)

50 – Arrogance is a sign of selfishness rashness is a sign of foolishness and foolishness is a sign of weakness and exaggeration causes destruction. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 122)

51 – Thinking of war is spine-chilling and its taste is extremely unpleasant. A true warrior is one who steps into the scene of war, fully armed, with no fear of the enemy. Whoever starts fighting at an inappropriate time , or when he is not fully equipped and prepared , or without having made plans about it , he will not be helpful for his people and he will die in vain. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 32 , P. 405)

52 – I advise you to keep piety and chastity and warn you of the days of Resurrection and death , and hoist you his ( threatening ) flags : Imagine death with its terrible frightening looks , its unwanted arrival, and its bitter taste has clawn at your soul and has made an obstacle between you and your deeds. Still you care more about your body ( rather than soul ). I can see the calamity of death grabs you suddenly and drags you from the surface of the earth to its depth and from the heights of the earth to its lower places and from the joy and familiarity of the earth to the horror of the grave , from the prosperity and illumination of earth to the darkness and pitch blackness of the grave and from the vastness of the earth to the tightness of the grave. It takes you to that prison to which your nearest relative is not allowed to visit you , to a place where patients have no right to be visited , to a place where there is no response to any cry or scream. May the Almighty God save us from the difficulties and problems of this day and salvage both we and you from the punishment of that day , and makes us deserving his great rewards. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol.78 , P.120)

53 – I advise you to keep the divine piety. Surely the God has ensured for the one who keeps his piety to transfer him from what he dislikes to what he likes ;and provides him with sustenance form an unexpected way. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 121)

54 – Beware not to be among those who fear that people might face punishment for their sins but they feel secured from their own sins. Surely the glorious God can not be cheated and no reward can be achieved from him except by his obedience ; God willing. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 121)

55 – O’ the son of Adam ! Think for a while and ask yourself : Where are the kings and emperors of the world ? Where are those who re-built the ruins , dug ditches and wells , planted trees and set up habitable towns ? Where are those who gathered wealth ? They had to part with their wealth and properties and leave them to other reluctantly. We, too, will have the same fate. (Ershadol Kuloob , Vol. 1 , P. 29)

56 – O’ the son of Adam! lmagine your death bed , your grave , imagine the Day of Judgement when all parts of your body will testify against you ; the day when knees will tremble , hearts will be squeezed inside tight chests ;the day secrets will be disclosed , people will be unmasked , some will come out victorious and dignified and some will be disgraced , and the divine justice will gauge people’s deeds. (Ershadol Kuloob , Vol. 1 , P. 29)

57 – O’ the son of Adam! Remember the death of your fathers and your children ,where they were , and to where they went. I can foresee that you , too ,will join them very soon and provide a lesson for others. (Ershadol Kuloob , Vol. 1 , P. 29)

58 – We are the victorious party of God , we are the household of the Messenger of God and the relatives of him. We are the dignified and chaste family of the prophet , we are one of the two great weights of which the prophet of God has appointed us as the second to the book of God ( which is the first of the two weights ).The book in which there are explanations for everything. There is no wrong init. The Holy Koran for which we have been trusted to interpret. We will never be helpless in its interpretation. In our interpretation , we follow the facts of the Holly Quran. O’ people do obey us, because obeying us is compulsory for you, and is tantamount to obeying God and his Messenger. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 205)

59 – A person asked Imam Hussain (as): ” O’ the son of the messenger of God, how can we know God Almighty? ” Imam replied : ” By knowing and obeying the Imam of your time. “(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 5 , P. 312)

60 – Divine laws and Islamic principles must be carried out only by us Imams , the divine scholars , who have thorough knowledge of the permitted and forbidden things by God. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 97 , P. 80)

61 – O’ God! , you know my revolt against the rule of Bani Omayah did not stem from any greed for power, or for taking revenge. I stood against the tyrant of my time to reveal the genuine image of your divine religion , and to make social reforms in order to save the oppressed and pave the way for them to act according to your rules. And you people ! If you don’t support us and treat us fairly , tyrants and oppressors will dominate you to blow out divine illumination. Surely God Almighty is our strong supporter , upon whom we rely , from whom we seek help , and towards whom is our return. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 97 , P. 80)

62 – Thanks to God , whatever God wills will happen , there is no power except stemming from Allah ( God ). Death has been written on the son of Adam( human being ) in such a suitable way like the elegance of a necklace around the neck of a young girl. I am so eager to meet my ancestors like the enthusiasm of Jacob to see Joseph. The divine fate has destined for me a place of killing to which I have to go. As if ( I can see ) my body parts and members are torn by the hungry wolves of a district between Nawawis and Karbala to quench there thirst and hanger by killing me. There is no escape from such a divine fate. We , the household of the Prophet , are subservient to whatever God has destined us. We will be patient on this calamity which he has planned for us. Of course his Almighty will give us the reward of the patients. We are ( as ) the body parts of the Prophet and his body parts will not separate from him. We will be surrounding the Prophet in the Paradise. By our departure from this world the Prophet will be delighted. The promises that have been given to us will be fulfilled. Now , whoever among us is ready for martyrdom and has prepared himself for death and is fond of meeting God , will move with us. We will set out tomorrow ; God willing. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 366)

63 – O’ people do know that this world is a mortal/house. (Nasikh At’tareekh , Vol. 6 , Part. 2 , P. 243)

64 – I do not know companions more loyal and better than my companions ,neither do I know a household more honourable and passionate than my household. May the Almighty rewards you for the favors you have done me. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 392)

65 – The Almighty God elevates His worshippers for their patience in enduring difficulties. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 45 , P. 90)

66 – Know that Surely the world’s sweetness and bitterness are all ( nothing but )dreams. Awareness is solely in the hereafter. The winner is the one who wins the other world and the wretched is the one who becomes wretched in it ( the hereafter ). (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 45 , P. 91)

67 – Praise to God who created the world and made it a mortal, unstable and uncertain house the residents of which keep changing and under going ups and downs , wretched and miserable are those who are deceived by the fleeting and transient pleasures and attractions of this world. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 45 , P. 5)

68 – No way ! By God I will never surrender to them like a humiliated person and never pledge allegiance to them like slaves.” I seek refuge to my God from you stoning me to death “. ” I seek refuge to my God and your God from any arrogant who does not believe in the day of Resurrection “. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 45 , P. 7)

69 – Be patient O ‘ the son of the nobles. Death is only a bridge which takes you from misery and loss to the vast Paradise and the eternal graces. Then , is there anyone among you who dislikes to be transferred from a prison to a palace? For your enemies death is the opposite , it is like being transferred from a palace to a prison to be tortured. As my father quoted the Prophet assaying : ” Surely, this world is a prison for the believer and a Paradise for the infidel.” Death is a bridge to take some to their Paradise and some to their hell. I have never told lies and never was told lies. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 297)

70 – Yazid , the natural son of an illegitimate has placed me in a dilemma , drawing my sword and fighting or being humiliated by allegiance to him. But it is impossible for us to be humiliated , God , his messenger , the believers, my respectable family would not prefer obedience to mean people. To dying with glory. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 45 , P. 83)

71 – Those who seek to win God’s favor and satisfaction, no matter if it evokes people’s wrath , God will make them dispense with people. But those who win contentment of people at the cost of enraging God , the Almighty will make them dependent upon people. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 126)

72 – Best of wealth is that with which one protects his fame and dignity. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 195)

73 – Swear by God , I did not rise against the tyrannical rule of Bani Omayah out of selfishness or with the aim of oppression or corruption. My revolt only aimed at reviving the religion of my grandfather , the holy Mohammad and the traditions of my father Ali ibn-Abi Talib , to enjoy good and forbid evil. So, whoever accepts me by accepting the truth , surely God rewards him for supporting the truth. And whoever rejects me , I will be patient until God judges between me and these people justly. Surely , His Almighty is the Best Judge of the judges. (Bihar al- Anwar Vol. 44 “, P 329)

74 – ( Since the world is mortal,) imagine as if there has been no world from the beginning ; and ( since the here after is eternal ) as if it has ever been existing. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 45 , P. 87)

75 – Swearing by my own soul : Imam can be nobody except the one who rules according to Koran , rises for justice, affiliates to the true religion and contains himself to all that for the sake of God. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 334)

76 – Those who worship God sincerely will be rewarded far more than what they had wished and even more than what they deserve. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 71 , P. 184)

77 – Association with the wicked people is evilness , and association with the corrupted people brings doubts to oneself. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 122)

78 – Imam Hussain(as) said : ” whoever comes to us will find at least one of these four : he will hear sound reasoning , will see fair judgement , will face a helpful brother , and will enjoy the company of learned men.”(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 195)

79 – Imam Hussain (as) said to a man who was backbiting someone in Imam’s presence : ” Stop this evil act , for your backbiting will be the food of dogs in the hell.” (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 117)

80 – Sometimes God Almighty showers a man with grace and favor , instead depriving him of the blessing of being grateful , this is how God tests his mortals. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 117)

81 – “Those stingy people who economize on even greeting are real misers.” (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 120)

82 – Addressing his son Ali, Imam Hussain said : ” O ‘ my son be afraid of oppressing the one who has no defender except God. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 118)

83 – A man from the Ansaar group came to Imam. He had a request. Imam told him to write his request if he was too shy to say it. The man wrote :” I owe someone 500 dinars and he is pressuring me for returning it. Please talk to him and ask him to give me more time. ” When Imam read the request , he bestowed the man a purse. The purse contained 1000 dinars. He said , ” 500 to pay your debts , and the rest for improving your living conditions. “Then Imam said , ” Avoid asking for help from anyone but three types of people : the religions , the generous , and the noble ;The religions for their fear of God , the generous for their charitability ,and the noble for their dignity, will not let you down. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 118)

84 – Among the signs of having won the approval & acceptance of God Almighty is keeping the company of the learned. Among the signs of ignorance is fighting with true believers. And among the signs of a learned person is his thinking before saying, and his being well informed of the scientific facts of his day. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 119)

85 – Avoid doing what you might later be asked to apologise for it! Because the believer does not harm and does not ask for apology , while the hypocrite always harms and apologizes. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 120)

86 – When a poor man begs for your help , his pride is hurt. Then you don’t deal another blow to his pride by letting him down. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 197)

87 – Imam(as) said : “Whoever likes us for the sake of God , we will join the Prophet(pbuh) together like these two ( and stuck two of his fingers together ). And whoever likes us for this world he will be rewarded only in this world which contains both good and evil people.” (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 27 , P. 84)

88 – When you are frustrated and do not know a way out , only flexibility and moderation towards difficulties will save you. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 128)

89 – Shifter are the orphans of Mohammad’s household. Whoever takes an orphan of ours under his protection and guides him , the Almighty God Will tell him , O My generous mortal , you deserve my grace. Then he will order his angels to give him one thousand palace , for each word he how taught. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 2 , P. 4)

90 – If it were not the realization of the Moslem brothers’ rights , for whatever evil you did ; you would have been punished. But the glorified God says :” Whatever affliction befalls you , it is on account , of what your hands have wrought , and (yet) He pardons most (of your faults)”. (Bihar al- Anwar Vol. 75 , P. 415)

91 – A man told Imam Hussain: O’ the son of the Prophet! I am your Shi’a (follower)! Imam replied: “Fear God and don’t claim this, otherwise God will tell you : You are a liar in what you claimed. Surely our Shi’as ( followers ) are those whose hearts are pure and free from insincerity and treason , you had better say you are an admirer and friend”. (Bihar al- Anwar Vol. 68 , P. 156)

92 – Brothers are of four kinds : A brother who cares both about you and about himself , a brother who is only concerned about you , a brother who is only after harming you , and a brother who benefits neither you nor himself. When asked to clarify this , Imam said , ” A brother , who cares about you and himself , is beneficial for both you and himself. such a brother maintains friendship with you , as in a perfect friendship , the two friends live together happily , but in a deficient one relations sour soon. The brother who is only concerned about you, he does not seek any material gains in his friendship with you. Rather , he will make every effort to help , and that is true friendship. The brother who constantly seeks to harm you : such a brother is in fact an enemy disguised and masked. He looks for an opportunity to harm you. He cleverly hides his real face from you. He lies about you in your absence , and he is jealous of you. May he suffer eternal damnation : And the brother who benefits neither you nor himself , he is a truly stupid person. Avoid making friends with his type. Such a friend seeks superiority to you and plots to possess whatever you have. (Bihar al- Anwar Vol. 78 , P 119)

93 – Imam Hussain (as) said to one of his followers : Which one is preferred to you? Saving the life of a weak man who is being killed by an oppressor , or saving a poor believer from among our Shi’as , who is being misled by an unbeliever and an enemy to the household of the prophet , through false reasoning and arguing ?Then Imam himself replied : Certainly saving the poor believer , as God Almighty says. ” Reviving a misguided man by enlightening him , is tantamount to reviving all the world’s people. “(Tafseer Al – Askari or Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 2 , P. 9)

94 – For a king , the worst characteristics are three :fearing enemies , oppressing the weak , and being ungenerous. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 189)

95 – “Avoid embarking on a task that is beyond your tolerance.”(Aaian Ashi’a , Vol. 1 , P. 621)

96 – ” Do not try for what you cannot win. “(Aaian Ashi’a , Vol. 1 , P. 621)

97 – ” Spend as much as you earn , not more. “(Aaian Ashi’a , Vol. 1, P. 621)

98 – “Do not expect to be rewarded more than you deserve.” (Aaian Ashi’a , Vol. 1 , P. 621)

99 – Do not be pleased save to what you have got of Allah’s obedience. (Aaian Ashi’a , Vol. 1 , P. 621)

100 – Do not assume responsibility for a task , unless you are sure you can handle it competently. (Aaian Ashi’a , Vol. 1 , P. 621)

101 – Do not prescribe a medicine for a king , because if it cures him he will not thank you , and if it worsens his condition, he will blame you. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 127)

102 – Referring to a follower who had refrained from joining a war and then had apologized for it and sought to bring an excuse to justify it , Imam said :Apologizing for a sin committed consciously is worse than the sin itself. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 128)

103 – If you gather wealth but do not use it , you are not the owner of your wealth , rather , you are owned by it. So benefit from your possessions and do not let them benefit from you. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 127)

104 – Whoever accepts your grant , he has helped you with your generosity. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 127)

105 – Telling the truth brings about honor. (History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , Najaf prees , P. 246 , line 9)

106 – Telling lies , is a sign of weakness. (History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , Najaf prees , P. 246 , line 9)

107 – ” People’s secrets are properties held in trust with you.” (History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , Najaf prees , P. 246 , line 9)

108 – “Your neighbours are like your relatives.” (History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , Najaf prees , P. 246 , line 9)

109 – Aiding ( others ) is ( a sign of ) truthfulness. (History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , Najaf prees , P. 246 , line 9)

110 – ” Working grants you experience. “(History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , Najaf press , P. 246)

111 – Good manner is ( counted as ) a worship. (History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , Najaf press , P. 246 , Line 9)

112 – Silence is an ornament ( for man ) (History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , P. 246)

113 – Greediness is poverty. (History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , P. 246)

114 – Generosity is prosperity. (History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , P. 246)

115 – Moderation is wisdom. (History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , Najaf press , P. 246 , Line 9)

116 – Once Imam(as) advised Ibn- Abbas :” Do not talk about something which does not concern you , because I fear that you commit a sin , and do not talk in what concerns you unless there is an occasion for it. Very often a speaker is criticized for telling the truth (for it was not on the right occasion.) (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 127)

117 – Do not argue with two types of people : the patient and the stupid; the former will beat you , and the latter will bother you. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 127)

118 – In your friend’s absence , speak of him the way that you like him to speak of you in your absence. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 127)

119 – Death with dignity is better than life with humility. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 192)

120 – Continuous experience increases intellect , honour and piety. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 128)

121 – Contentment causes the comfort of body. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 128 , Line 9)

122 – Imam (as) was asked why the Almighty God made it compulsory to fast. He replied. ” To make the rich taste hunger and be merciful towards the needy. “(Manakib Aal Abi-Talib by Ibn Shahrashoob , Vol. 4 , P. 68)

123 – Imam Hussain (as) was asked : How great your fear of God is? He said : “Nobody will be safe in the Day of Judgement except those who fear God in this world. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 192)

124 – Imam was asked about Jihad, striving in the way of God, recommended or compulsory ? He said , ” Jihad in Islam is of four kinds : two of them on compulsory , one of them is recommended but cannot be performed except with a compulsory one , and one is solely recommended. One of the first two compulsory ones is striving of a man with himself to avoid committing sins which is greatest kind of Jihad. The second compulsory Jihad is fighting infidels. The third kind of Jihad which is recommended but cannot be carried out unless with a compulsory Jihad , is Jihad of the Islamic nation against their enemy which is compulsory on all the Muslim nation. If they live it away ,God’s punishment will come , and this is a sort of nation punishment. But this Jihad is recommended for the Imam , leader of the Muslims , alone.
He is to come to the nation , and they together. Go for striving against the enemy. The fourth Jihad which is recommended is when a good tradition is initiated or revived by a person who strives for safeguarding it or improving it. This is among the best deeds , as it is reviving a good tradition. Surely , the Prophet( Peace be Upon Him and his Family ) said , ” Whoever establishes a good tradition , he will be rewarded for it , and in addition , he will be rewarded for every other individual who has followed his tradition. (Tohaf-al- Uqoul , P 243)

125 – O’ the son of Adam ! Your life comprises of passing days , with each day passing , a part of you goes away for good. “(Ershadol Kuloob by Dailami , P. 40)

126 – The Holy book of the Almighty contains four items : words , implications, esoteric points, and realities. Words for common people , implications for special people , esoteric points for divine leaders, and realities for the prophets ( May peace be upon them all )(Jame-ol Akhbar by Sadook , P. 47)

127 – Those who are reduced to tears after hearing sufferings of my family , their tears will protect them from hell and God will place them up in Paradise. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 279)

128 – Tears of the eyes and fear of the hearts are among graces of the Almighty God. (Mustadrak al- Wasael vol. 11 , P. 245)

129 – Do not try to find fault with others. Instead , when someone makes a small blunder , try to cover up for him and justify his mistake. (Nozhatol – Nodhir wa Tanbihol – Khater , P. 80)

130 – Endure difficulties when you walk on a divine path , and resist the temptation of worldly pleasures. (Nozhatol – Nadher wa Tanbihol – Khater , P. 85)

131 – Aban Ibn Taglib said he once heard the martyred Imam (as) as saying:” Whoever likes us ( the household of the Prophet ) he becomes from us the house hold ” ( of the prophet ).He had asked Imam: ” From you the household ? ” Imam answered,” From us the household,” and repeated it three times. Then Imam went on to say, “Did you not hear the saying of the prophet Ibraham( in the Holy Koran ) : ” And whoever follows me , he is from me? “(Nozhatol Nadhir wa Tanbihol – Khatar , P. 40)

132 – Nothing is more disgraceful for old people than being slaves to their worldly desires. (Kefayatol Athar fi An – nass Ala Al – Aemma Al – Ethnai – Ashar , P. 233)

133 – Nothing is more disgraceful for rulers than treating their subordinates cruelly. (Kefayatol Athar fi Al – Nas Ala Al – Aemma Al – Ethnai Ashar , P. 233)

134 – Nothing is more disgraceful for noble people than telling lies. (Kefayatol Athar fi Al – Nass Ala – Al – Aemma Al – Ethnai Ashar , p. 233)

135 – Nothing is more disgraceful for the learned than greed. (Kefayatol Athar fi Al – Nass Ala Al – Aemma Al – Ethnai Ashar , P.233)

136 – Amir al-Mo’menin ( leader of believers ) asked his son Hussain :” O’ son ! what is being honorable ” ?He replied : ” Benevolence to family members , and bearing their losses. “(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 102)

137 – Imam (as) was once asked : what is affluence ?He said : ” Decreasing your wishes , and being satisfied with what is enough for you. “(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 102)

138 – What is poverty ?” Being covetous and hopeless. “(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 102)

139 – What is being low and base ?” Saving yourself but leaving your spouse to grapple with difficulties at hard times. “(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 102)

140 – What is stupidity? ” Hostility to one’s powerful and efficient commander , or to someone who can harm you or benefit you.” (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P.102)

141 – A man told Imam Hussain (as): “I have built a new house. I like you to enter it and pray to God for me. Imam accepted. After entering the house, Imam had a look at it and said,” You have demolished your house and have built a larger and more luxurious house. People on the earth admire you and respect you for that house , while those up in the Heavens despise you. (Mustadrak al- Wasael , Vol. 3 , P. 467)

142 – The Holy Koran has an elegant outward and a profound inward (Jame- ol Akhbar by Sadook , P. 47)

143 – The intelligence of Muawiyah was being discussed when Imam said :” Man’s intelligence would not be perfect unless truth is followed”. (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 127)

144 – Imam Hussain (as) said : ” Our enemy is the enemy of my grandfather Mohammad “(Ihqaqol Haq , Vol , 11 , P. 592)

145 – Habeeb Ibn Madaher narrated that once he asked Imam Hussain : “What were you before the creation of Adam ? “. Imam replied : ” We were spiritual lights orbiting the highest Heaven , and teaching the angels praising and glorification. “(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 60, P. 311)

146 – Twelve Mahdis are to be from us. First of them is Amir al-Mo’menin Ali Ibn Abi Talib , and the last is the Imam who rises by justice. Through him, God will revive the earth after its death , and let the real belief overcome other beliefs , in spite of the polytheists’ dislike. He has a long occultation ,during which some will abandon their faith , and some will firmly stay in their belief. Then, they will be annoyed and asked : ” When will this promise be fulfilled, if you are telling the truth ? ” Truly , whoever withstands annoyance and denial of others during the occultation of Mahdi is like the one who fights by sword alongside the Prophet (pbuh ). (Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 51, p. 133)

147 – Imam (as) was asked what virtue is. He said : ” Holding your tongue, and good deed.” Then he was asked what defect is. He said : ” Involving yourself in a futile task.” (Mustadrak al-Wasael , vol. 9 , P. 24)

Bay’atnaamah at hand of Qaem (may Allah hasten his reappearance)

Bay’ah means oath, allegiance and covenant (Al-Munjid in Urdu).

 Surely Allah is satisfied with the believers who pledged allegiance to you (i.e. on the hands of the Prophet) under the tree….'(Surah Fath, Verse 18)

After  Usman the people of Medina and its outskirts gathered in numbers at the doorstep of Hazrat Ali (a.s.). They all took the oath of complete obedience to him. They pledged their unconditional allegiance at his hands, when he stated that

‘I have a right upon you and you have a right upon me. And your right is that I be attentive towards your wellbeing and give you your complete entitlement from the public treasury, that I teach you so that you may no longer remain ignorant and train you in the manner in which you style your life…. And my right upon you is that you fulfill (the conditions and duties of) your pledge and guard my interests either before me or behind my back. When I beckon you, you should respond to my call and when I order something, obey it.”(Nahjul Balagha)

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The third era is when Imam Hasan (a.s.) was sitting with some people, while the Amir of Syria, Muawiya, entered. Some people pledged allegiance at his hands, at which Imam (a.s.) remarked,’Do you not know that verily I am your Imam whose obedience is obligatory upon you (i.e. bay’ah is fundamental in Islamic law whose fulfillment is obligatory upon you. And you leave that for pledging your fealty to some other).'(Kamaaluddin vol 1, p. 316, chap. 29, tradition 2).

The companions of the Qaem (may Allah hasten his reappearance) will take a covenant (Bay’atn)at his hands that we will:
1.             Not steal.

2.             Not commit adultery.

3.             Not abuse a Muslim.

4.             Not murder anyone unlawfully.

5.             Not violate anyone’s honor.

6.             Not attack anybody’s dwelling.

7.             Not harm anybody.

8.             Not hoard gold, silver, wheat and barley.

9.             Not usurp the property of the orphan.

10.           Not give false testimony.

11.           Not forsake the mosque.

12.           Not drink wines and intoxicants.

13.           Not wear clothes made of silk or golden thread.

14.           Not wear a golden belt.

15.           Not indulge in robbery.

16.           Not attack travelers and wayfarers.

17.           Not indulge in homosexuality.

18.           Not destroy food stocks like wheat and barley.

19.           Be contented with less.

20.           Use perfumes and fragrances.

21.           Stay away from uncleanness.

22.           Exhort towards goodness.

23.           Keep away from prohibited acts.

24.           Wear coarse cloth.

25.           Rest on an earthen pillow.

26.           Strive in the way of Allah as is the right to do so.

And Imam (a.s.) will promise them that

1.             He will stay with them.

2.             He will dress like them.

3.             He will keep a mount similar to theirs.

4.             He will work according to their will.

5.             He will stay contented with a little.

6.             He will, with Allah’s aid, fill the earth with equity and justice as it would be filled with oppression and tyranny.

7.             He will worship Allah as is the right of worship.

8.             He will not post a guard or sentry for himself.

(Kitabe Jahan b’ad az-Zuhur, p. 125-126)

What does one Muslim own another?

Imam Ja�far as-Sadiq (a.s.) when he told Mualla ibn Khunays: �

There are seven duties incumbent upon him. Should he neglect but one of them, he is not a friend or servant of Allah, and truly he has done nothing for the sake of Allah.

(a) Wish for your brother what you wish for yourself and wish that what you do not desire for yourself, should not befall your brother.

(b) Do not make your brother angry, but seek to please him and obey his wishes.

(c) Help him with your soul, your tongue, your hands and your feet

 (d) Be his eye to see by, his guide to lead him and his mirror.

e) Do not eat your fill when he is hungry, nor drink and clothe yourself when he is thirsty and naked.

(f) If he has no servant, but you do, it is incumbent on you to send your servant to him to wash his clothes, cook his food and spread out his mattress.

(g) Accept his promise and invitation, visit him when he is sick, attend his funeral, and see to his needs before he asks you, hurrying to do them if you can.

� Mohammad al-Musawi