Knowing Allah, His Greatness and His Grace

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Imam Sajjad, the fourth Imam, (a.s.) said: “All Praise is only Allah’s, and praise is His right: an illimitable praise that suits Him. I refuge to Him from my own self of evils: verily, the (human) self is certainly prone to do evil except such as my Lord has had mercy on. I refuge to Him from the evil of Satan who always increases me a sin to my sins. I refuge to Him from any immoral opposer, cruel king, and forceful enemy.”

“0′ Lord! assign me as one of Your soldiers, because it is sure that Your troops are totally victorious; and assign me among Your party, for truly, it is Your party that will achieve Felicity; and accept me as one of Your lovers, for, certainly, on the lovers of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve.”

“0′ Lord! improve my religion for me, for surely it is a divine protection on all my affairs; and improve my next world for me, because, no doubt, it is my permanent abode for me to escape from the scornful people, and assign my life for me in increasing any goodness, and my death a means of my freeing from any malady.”

“0′ Lord! bless Muhammad, the final prophet of all the members of Messengers, and his pure progeny, as well as his gentle companions, and bestow me three necessities today: do not hold any sin for me except that You forgive it nor a grieve but You remove it, nor any enemy but You send him away via the appellation of Allah which is the best names, i.e. By the Name of Allah, the Lord of the earth and heaven …”

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 90, p. 187 & Sahifah Sajjadiyyah, p. 572.


The Holy Prophet (p.bu.h.) said: “O’ people! verily, there is no prophet after me, nor any Ummah after you (Muslims). So, take care to worship your Lord, perform your five ritual prayers, fast in the appointed month (Ramadhan), make Pilgrimage to the House of your Lord (Mecca), give the alms of your wealth in order to purify your souls thereby, and obey the Holders of Authority, so that you enter the Paradise of your Lord.”

Khisal-i-Saduq, p.152

Imam Amir-ul-Mu’mineen Ali (a.s.) said: “Having the Greatness of the Creator in your mind would make you realise the insignificance of the creatures in your view.”

Nahjul-Balagha, Statement 129

Imam Amir-ul-Mu’mineen Ali (a.s.) said: “Blessed is he who sincerely devotes the entirity of his actions, knowledge, love, hatred, receiving, relinquishing, speech, silence, deeds and statements absolutely to Allah.”

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 77, p.289

Imam Sadiq (a.s.) said: “The heart is the sanctuary of Allah, therefore, do not settle therein anything but Allah.” (The sacred place of the heart belongs to Allah and Him alone. Therefore, keep the love of the world out of it.)

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 70, p. 25

Imam Sadiq (a.s.) said: “Our true followers are those who, when they are alone, remember Allah abundantly.” (That is, they avoid committing vices in private where there is no barrier for them to commit sin by the mere remembrance of Allah.)

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 93, p. 162

Imam Baqir (a.s.) said: “By Allah, He, the Exalted, expects of people but two traits; that they confess for Him the blessings in order that He increases His bounties for them; and that they make confessions about their evil actions and then He forgives those sins for them.”

Al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 426

Imam Husayn-ibn-Ali (a.s.) said: “Verily, Allah, the Exalted, has not created human beings except for recognising Him and worshipping Him as (the consequence of ) knowing Him; and when they worship Him they would lack the need of adoring any human being (or things) other than Him because of that worship.”

Safinat-ul-Bihar, vol. 2, p. 180

Imam Ali-ibn-ul-Husayn (a.s.) said: “There is no destruction (Hell) for a believer having three qualities: Confessing that there is no god besides Allah, the One Who has no partner; the intercession of the Messenger of Allah; and the vastness of the Grace of Allah.”

Safinat-ul-Bihar, p. 517


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