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  1. Salam alaikum, Some of youse may have already read this and some of youse may have not (including myself although I have just read it today). https://www.al-islam.org/ghurar-al-hikam-wa-durar-al-kalim-exalted-aphorisms-and-pearls-speech/believer These are the guidelines of Ameer al Mo'mineen (عليه السلام) when it comes to a believer. Unfortunately after reading this, it made me realise that the vast majority of Muslims (mainly Shia Muslims, and in this case including myself), are not true believers, therefore only Muslim by name. Even when they say they believe in Allah and the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام), there are alot of things they do which go out of the fold in Islam. It made me realise how blind and ignorant many of us can be, that instead of showing a good example towards others as followers of the Ahlulbayt, we choose to pick and judge others We choose to be arrogant and prideful about our beliefs. There are so many Muslims like this sadly. They act like they're next level with their deen and everything but reality is they do it with arrogance. Behind closed doors you don't know what they're like, they just do it to impress others and put up a good image. You end up finding non hijabis who have better intentions than someone who is a hijabi for example. I know some may disagree with me on this but that's literally the truth. Imam Ali (عليه السلام) tells us that a true believer is more humbler than a slave. Instead of looking at our own faults and admitting them we look at others faults as a way of survival. Oh why is she wearing makeup? Why is his hair styled in a certain way? Why does he/she wear super tight clothes? Why isn't she wearing her hijab properly? And then we take a negative perception of those people. We're only judging them based on their appearance when really we have committed alot of our own sins, but obviously its internal and no one can see that. So why should we judge others just based on physical appearance? Many Arabs have a verryy long history of arrogance and hypocrisy. Even until today they remain arrogant. Absolutely sickening. And I know this because I've experienced it both within my household and my community (which is Iraqi). What's more scary is that if the Qaim (عليه السلام) comes out, very few Shias will believe in him. In fact just like how there were a NUMBER OF SHIAS during the Imamat of Imam Jawad (عليه السلام) and Imam Al Naqi (عليه السلام) disbelieved in them because they claimed the imamah at a very young age, and refuted every scholar during their time. If we were Shias during their time, we would we really believe in them? Some of us may say ,YES OF COURSE WE WOULD, but the truth is we wouldn't. I just pray that the majority of Shias will be guided. Also I wanted to give credit to @starlight's post a while ago about the difference between fiqh and akhlaq. I believe I don't remember commenting on it so honestly mad respect towards you for making that thread. People really need to understand this.
    9 points
  2. I would've gone at the time when Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) was leaving for Karbala , so I could sacrifice my life for him (عليه السلام) and Islam.
    6 points
  3. This is not directed at the above comment specifically, but it's hilarious to me when I hear comments like 'Well marjaa are not masoom, so what they say is not hujjat on us'. or 'They are just like us, and have opinions and we have opinions'. To me, it's the same as someone saying, after they hear they have a brain tumor, 'Well I'll just operate on myself. The doctor is fallible, and I am fallible, he has knowledge, and I have knowledge, so it's the same thing'. Yes, the doctor is fallible, but much less fallible than you are, so if you want a chance of surviving the surgery, better let someone who is less fallible than you do the operation. In that situation, I would want to most skilled and least fallible doctor I could find, even though I know that he is fallible. I think any sane person would want the same. This is when it comes to health in this lower life. What about the soul, which will stay with you forever. You can afford to lose your life, but you can't afford to lose your soul.
    5 points
  4. Wa alaykum assalam. Indeed. I’ve never seen a report that endorses emptying the mind. We should be full of tafakkur and tadabbur about our creator. Judging from the chain, I believe that hadith is sahih.
    4 points
  5. Allah will not hold you accountable for these thoughts. You must ignore them. I remember experiencing these types of thoughts in the past. I just ignored them and did not give attention to them and eventually I did not have these thoughts anymore. These thoughts are just coming from the Shaytan so don't worry.
    4 points
  6. If you read this line of dua(s) , It would be like that you sacrified your life for Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) at Karbala in day of Ashura. http://www.duas.org/ziaratwaritha.desktop.htm http://www.duas.org/urdu/URDU-www-alhassanain-com/ADYAAN_AUR_MAZAHIB/ahlibait_kay_shia/017.html http://www.duas.org/zilhajj/Ziaratarafat.htm
    4 points
  7. Reminds me of the saudi scholars. Allah knows best.
    4 points
  8. Last Ramadan I didn’t do anything other than praying and some tasbih because I wasn’t feeling well mentally. Inshallah this year I will start Performing my night prayer, helping my parents for suhoor and iftar, read Quran and try to complete it if possible (since I weak at reading Arabic), and inshallah I will learn more about Ahlul bayt. Next question, what are u currently watching?
    3 points
  9. Allahumma salli ala Muhammadin wa Aali Muhammad Bihaqqi Musa ibn Ja'far (عليه السلام), ya Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), ease this brother's difficulties.
    3 points
  10. 3aalam al dhar. i wanna know why i chose to come to this corrupt world.
    3 points
  11. Laayla

    With Beirut

    Bismehe Ta3ala Assalam Alikum It's 5:28 am right now and everyday after fajr little boys at 10-12 years old are out in the streets digging into garbage bins taking out metal scraps, pop cans and clothes. They come from the Palestinian/Syrian camps and I'm sure there are some Lebanese amongst them, maybe up north in Tripoli. Some Lebs refuse to see them as human beings and barely even notice them. Too busy themselves, making ends meet. God hasten the reappearance of Imam Mahdi, some hearts are rough and rusty, other hearts like yours are purified and see the beauty in Allah's creation. Other issues are some of the people can't realize shubha and can fall flat on their faces not realizing what hit them. Allah thabitna. God keep us steadfast. Please remember or help the less fortunate in your area. Even if you can't afford to give, a smile or saying good morning or is sadaqa. M3 Salamah, FE AMIN ALLAH
    3 points
  12. Salaam alaykum, For the Thaqalayn Library project, I have spent the last few months translating the Amali of Shaykh al-Saduq. On the occasion of Amir al-Mu'minin's birth anniversary, I would like to share some of the sayings attributed to him in this book. Many of these sayings have not been translated into English before. Please keep me in your du`a'! - حدثنا أبي (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن الهيثم بن أبي مسروق النهدي، عن الحسين بن علوان، عن عمرو بن ثابت، عن أبيه، عن سعد بن طريف، عن الاصبغ بن نباتة، قال: قال أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) ذات يوم على منبر الكوفة: أنا سيد الوصيين، ووصي سيد النبيين، أنا إمام المسلمين، وقائد المتقين، ومولى (3) المؤمنين، وزوج سيدة نساء العالمين، أنا المتختم باليمين، والمعفر للجبين، أنا الذي هاجرت الهجرتين، وبايعت البيعتين، أنا صاحب بدر وحنين، أنا الضارب بالسيفين، والحامل على فرسين، أنا وارث علم الاولين، وحجة الله على العالمين بعد الانبياء، ومحمد بن عبد الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) خاتم النبيين، أهل موالاتي مرحومون، وأهل عداوتي ملعونون، ولقد كان حبيبي رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) كثيرا ما يقول لي: يا علي، حبك تقوى وإيمان، وبغضك كفر ونفاق، وأنا بيت الحكمة، وأنت مفتاحه، وكذب من زعم أنه يحبني ويبغضك (4). Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) said one day on the pulpit of Kufa: I am the Master of Deputies and the Deputy of the Master of Prophets. I am the Imam of the Muslims, the Leader of the Pious, the Master of the Believers, and the husband of the Mistress of the Women of the Worlds. I am the one who wears a ring on the right hand; [the one] whose forehead is dusty. I am the one who made the two exoduses (to Medina and to Kufa), and I am the one who gave the two pledges of allegiance (`Aqaba and Ridwan). I am the patron of Badr and Hunayn. I am the one who strikes with two swords, riding on two horses (horse-after-horse). I am the inheritor of the knowledge of the former peoples and the Proof of Allah over humanity after the prophets and Muhammad b. `Abdullah (s), the Seal of Prophets. My allies will receive mercy, and my enemies are damned. My Beloved, the Messenger of Allah (s), would frequently say to me: “O `Ali! Loving you is God-wariness and faith, and hating you is disbelief and hypocrisy. I am the House of Wisdom and you are its key. Whoever claims to love me while hating you is a liar.” 2 - حدثنا أبي (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري، قال: حدثنا يعقوب بن يزيد، عن محمد بن أبي عمير، عن هشام بن سالم، عن سليمان بن خالد، عن الصادق جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن آبائه (عليهم السلام): أن أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام)، قال: جمع الخير كله في ثلاث خصال: النظر، والسكوت، والكلام، فكل نظر ليس فيه اعتبار فهو سهو، وكل سكوت ليس فيه فكرة فهو غفلة، وكل كلام ليس فيه ذكر فهو لغو، فطوبى لمن كان نظره عبرا، وسكوته فكرا، وكلامه ذكرا، وبكى على خطيئته، وأمن الناس شره (1). Amir al-Mu'minin (عليه السلام) said: All goodness is in three actions: sight, silence, and speech. Every sight that is devoid of consideration is negligence. Every silence that is devoid of thought is heedlessness. Every speech that is devoid of the remembrance [of Allah] is prattle. Blessed is he in whose sight is consideration, and in whose silence is thought, and in whose words is remembrance – who cries over his mistakes and from whose evil the people are safe. 4 - حدثنا علي بن أحمد الدقاق (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا محمد بن هارون الصوفي، عن عبيد الله بن موسى الروياني، عن عبد العظيم بن عبد الحسني، عن سليمان بن جعفر الجعفري، قال: سمعت موسى بن جعفر (عليهما السلام) يقول: حدثني أبي، عن أبيه، عن سيد العابدين علي بن الحسين، عن سيد الشهداء الحسين بن علي ابن أبي طالب (عليهم السلام)، قال: مر أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام) برجل يتكلم بفضول الكلام، فوقف عليه، ثم قال: إنك تملي على حافظيك كتابا إلى ربك، فتكلم بما يعنيك ودع ما لا يعنيك (4). Amir al-Mu’minin `Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام) passed by a man who was speaking superfluously. So, he stopped by him, and then said: Surely, you are dictating a letter to your Lord through your two guardian [angels]. So, speak about what concerns you, and leave that which does not concern you. حدثنا جعفر بن علي بن الحسن بن علي بن عبد الله بن المغيرة الكوفي، قال: حدثنا جدي الحسن بن علي، عن جده عبد الله بن المغيرة، عن إسماعيل بن مسلم، عن الصادق جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن آبائه (عليهم السلام)، قال: قال أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام): كانت الفقهاء والحكماء إذا كاتب بعضهم بعضا، كتبوا بثلاث ليس معهن رابعة، من كانت الآخرة همه كفاه الله همه من الدنيا، ومن أصلح سريرته أصلح الله علانيته، ومن أصلح فيما بينه وبين الله عزوجل أصلح الله له فيما بينه وبين الناس (1). He said: Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) said: When the scholars and the wisemen of the past wrote to one another, they wrote only about three things, without a fourth: (1) Whoever is worried about the Hereafter, Allah will take care of his worries in this world. (2) Whoever rectifies his inner self, Allah will rectify his outer self. (3) Whoever rectifies that which is between him and Allah, Allah will rectify that which is between him and the people. 9 - حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري، وسعد بن عبد الله، عن عمران بن موسى، عن الحسن بن علي بن النعمان، عن محمد بن فضيل، عن غزوان الضبي، قال: أخبرني عبد الرحمن بن إسحاق، عن النعمان بن سعد، عن أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام)، قال: أنا حجة الله، وأنا خليفة الله، وأنا صراط الله، وأنا باب الله، وأنا خازن علم الله، وأنا المؤتمن على سر الله، وأنا إمام البرية بعد خير الخليقة محمد نبي الرحمة (صلى الله عليه وآله) (1). From Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام). He said: I am the Proof of Allah, the Caliph of Allah, the Path of Allah, the Gate of Allah, the Treasury of Allah’s Knowledge, the Keeper of Allah’s Secret, and the Imam of the World after the Greatest of Creation, Muhammad, the Prophet of Mercy (s). 10 - حدثنا علي بن أحمد بن عبد الله بن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي، قال: حدثنا أبي، عن جده أحمد بن أبي عبد الله، قال: حدثني سليمان بن مقبل المديني، قال: حدثني موسى بن جعفر، عن أبيه جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه محمد بن علي، عن أبيه علي بن الحسين، عن أبيه الحسين بن علي، عن أبيه أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام)، قال: دخلت على رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) وهو في مسجد قبا وعنده نفر من أصحابه، فلما بصر بي تهلل وجهه وتبسم حتى نظرت إلى بياض أسنانه تبرق، ثم قال: إلي يا علي، إلي يا علي، فما زال يدنيني حتى ألصق فخذي بفخذه، ثم أقبل على أصحابه، فقال: معاشر أصحابي، أقبلت إليكم الرحمة بإقبال علي أخي إليكم. معاشر أصحابي، إن عليا مني وأنا من علي، روحه من روحي، وطينته من طينتي، وهو أخي ووصيي، وخليفتي على أمتي في حياتي وبعد موتي، من أطاعه أطاعني، ومن وافقه وافقني، ومن خالفه خالفني ( Amir al-Mu’minin `Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام).He said: I visited the Messenger of Allah (s) in the Quba Mosque, and with him was a group of his companions. When he saw me, his face became jubilant, and he smiled until I saw his white, shining teeth. Then, he said: To me, O `Ali; to me, O `Ali. Then, he began to hold me closely, until my thigh touched his thigh. Then, he faced his companions and said: O my companions! I have presented mercy to you by presenting `Ali as my brother to you. O my companions! Surely, `Ali is from me, and I am from `Ali. His spirit is from my spirit, and his clay is from my clay. He is my brother, my deputy, and my vicegerent over my Nation in my lifetime and after my death. Whoever obeys him has obeyed me, whoever supports him has supported me, and whoever opposes him has opposed me. 7 - حدثنا الحسين بن إبراهيم المؤدب، قال: حدثنا محمد بن أبي عبد الله الكوفي، عن سهل بن زياد، عن جعفر بن محمد بن بشار، عن عبيد الله بن عبد الله الدهقان، عن درست بن أبي منصور الواسطي، عن عبد الحميد بن أبي العلاء، عن ثابت بن دينار، عن سعد بن طريف الخفاف، عن الاصبغ بن نباتة، قال: قال أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام): أنا خليفة رسول الله ووزيره ووارثه، أنا أخو رسول الله ووصيه وحبيبه، أنا صفي رسول الله وصاحبه، أنا ابن عم رسول الله وزوج ابنته وأبو ولده، أنا سيد الوصيين ووصي سيد النبيين، أنا الحجة العظمى والآية الكبرى والمثل الاعلى وباب النبي المصطفى، أنا العروة الوثقى، وكلمة التقوى، وأمين الله تعالى ذكره على أهل الدنيا (5). He said: Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) said: I am the vicegerent of the Messenger of Allah, his vizier, and his inheritor. I am the brother of the Messenger of Allah, his deputy, and his beloved. I am the elite one of the Messenger of Allah and his companion. I am the cousin of the Messenger of Allah, the husband of his daughter, and the father of his descendants. I am the Master of the Deputies and the Deputy of the Master of Prophets. I am the decisive argument, the great sign, the highest ideal, and the gate of the Chosen Prophet. I am the Firm Handle, the pious word, the faithful of Allah, and His reminder for the people of this world. 2 - حدثنا أبي (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا علي بن موسى الكمنداني (3)، قال: حدثنا أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن علي بن الحسين، عن محمد بن عبيد، عن عبيد بن هارون، قال: حدثنا أبو يزيد، عن حصين، عن الصادق جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن آبائه (عليهم السلام)، قال: قال أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام): عليكم في شهر رمضان بكثرة الاستغفار والدعاء، فأما الدعاء فيدفع عنكم به البلاء، وأما الاستغفار فتمحى به ذنوبكم (1). He said: Amir al-Mu'minin (عليه السلام) said: In the month of Ramadan, betake to much repentance and supplication. As for supplication, it will repel calamity from you; and as for repentance, it will remove sins from you. 10 - حدثنا محمد بن إبراهيم بن إسحاق (رحمه الله)، قال: أخبرني أحمد ابن محمد الهمداني، قال: أخبرنا المنذر بن محمد، قال: حدثنا إسماعيل بن عبد الله الكوفي، عن أبيه، عن عبد الله بن الفضل الهاشمي، عن الصادق جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن جده (عليهم السلام)، قال: خطب أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام) الناس يوم الفطر، فقال: أيها الناس، إن يومكم هذا يوم يثاب فيه المحسنون، ويخسر فيه المسيئون، وهو أشبه يوم بيوم قيامتكم، فاذكروا بخروجكم من منازلكم إلى مصلاكم خروجكم من الاجداث إلى ربكم، واذكروا بوقوفكم في مصلاكم وقوفكم بين يدي ربكم، واذكروا برجوعكم إلى منازلكم رجوعكم إلى منازلكم في الجنة أو النار، واعلموا - عباد الله - أن أدنى ما للصائمين والصائمات أن يناديهم ملك في آخر يوم من شهر رمضان: ابشروا عباد الله، فقد غفر لكم ما سلف من ذنوبكم، فانظروا كيف تكونون فيما تستأنفون (3). He said: Amir al-Mu’minin `Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام) gave a sermon to the people on the Day of Fitr, saying: O people! This day of yours is the day when the righteous are rewarded and when the wrongdoers lose. It is the day most like the day of your deaths. So, remember how your exit from your houses to your places of prayer is like your exit from your bodies to your Lord. Remember how your standing in your places of prayer is like your standing before your Lord. Remember how your return to your houses is like your return to your houses in Paradise or the Fire. Know, O worshipers of Allah, that an angel calls to the fasting men and women on the last day of the month of Ramadan, saying: “Be glad, worshipers of Allah, for your past sins have been forgiven. So, look to how you resume.” 1 - حدثنا الشيخ الجليل أبو جعفر محمد بن علي بن الحسين بن موسى ابن بابويه القمي، قال: حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا علي ابن الحسين السعد آبادي، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي، عن أبيه، عن يونس بن عبد الرحمن، عن المغيرة بن توبة، عن الصادق جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن جده (عليهم السلام)، قال: لما أشرف أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) على المقابر، قال: يا أهل التربة، ويا أهل القربة، أما الدور فقد سكنت، وأما الازواج فقد نكحت، وأما الاموال فقد قسمت، فهذا خبر ما عندنا، فما خبر ما عندكم؟ ثم التفت إلى أصحابه فقال: لو أذن لهم في الكلام لاخبروكم أن خير الزاد التقوى (1). He said: When Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) inspected the graveyards, he said: O people of the dust! O people of estrangement! As for your houses, they have been reinhabited. As for your wives, they have been remarried. As for your wealth, it has been distributed. This is the news from our side, what about the news from your side? Then, he turned to his companions and said: If they were permitted to speak, they would have informed you that the best provision is God-wariness. 5 - حدثنا محمد بن علي، عن عمه محمد بن أبي القاسم، عن هارون بن مسلم، عن مسعدة بن صدقة، عن الصادق جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن آبائه (عليهم السلام): أن أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) خطب بالبصرة، فقال بعد ما حمد الله عزوجل وأثنى عليه، وصلى على النبي وآله: المدة وإن طالت قصيرة، والماضي للمقيم عبرة، والميت للحي عظة، وليس لامس إن مضى عودة، ولا المرء من غد على ثقه، الاول للاوسط رائد، والاوسط للآخر قائد، وكل لكل مفارق، وكل بكل لاحق، والموت لكل غالب، واليوم الهائل لكل آزف، وهو اليوم الذي لا ينفع فيه مال ولا بنون إلا من أتى الله بقلب سليم. ثم قال (عليه السلام): معاشر شيعتي، اصبروا على عمل لا غنى بكم عن ثوابه، واصبروا عن عمل لا صبر لكم على عقابه، إنا وجدنا الصبر على طاعة الله أهون من الصبر على عذاب الله عزوجل، اعلموا أنكم في أجل محدود وأمل ممدود ونفس معدود، ولا بد للاجل أن يتناهى، وللامل أن يطوى، وللنفس أن يحصى، ثم دمعت عيناه وقرأ: (وإن عليكم لحافظين * كراما كاتبين * يعلمون ما تفعلون) (1). Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) delivered a sermon in Basra. After praising and commending Allah and blessing the Prophet and his Family, he said: A duration – even if it is prolonged – is short. The past is a lesson for those present. The dead are an exhortation for the living. When yesterday passes, it does not return, and a person from tomorrow is not upon stability – the first is a guide for the middle, and the middle is the leader of the last. Everyone will part from everyone, and everyone will follow everyone. Death will overcome everyone, and the colossal day is coming to everyone. It is the day in which neither wealth nor sons will benefit anyone – only those who meet Allah with a peaceable heart [will be delivered]. Then, he (عليه السلام) said: O my Shi`a! Be patient upon the deeds whose rewards you will not become needless of, and patiently refrain from the deeds whose punishment you will have no patience for. Surely, we have found that being patient upon the obedience of Allah is easier than being patience upon the punishment of Allah. Know that your time is finite, your hope is amplified, and your breaths are numbered. Your time cannot but end, your hope cannot but be extinguished, and your breaths cannot but be exhausted. Then, his eyes filled up with tears, and he recited: “While you are certainly observed by vigilant, honourable angels recording everything – they know whatever you do.” (82:10-12) 8 - حدثنا محمد بن (4) القاسم الاسترابادي (رضي الله عنه)، قال: حدثنا أحمد بن الحسن الحسيني، عن الحسن بن علي، عن أبيه، عن محمد بن علي، عن أبيه الرضا، عن أبيه موسى بن جعفر، عن أبيه جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه محمد بن علي، عن أبيه علي بن الحسين، عن أبيه الحسين بن علي (عليهم السلام)، قال: قال أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام): كم من غافل ينسج ثوبا ليلبسه، وإنما هو كفنه، ويبني بيتا (1) ليسكنه، وإنما هو موضع قبره (2). He said: Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) said: How many heedless people weave a robe to wear, when it is actually his shroud; and build a house to live in, when it is actually the place of his grave. 9 - وقيل لامير المؤمنين (عليه السلام): ما الاستعداد للموت؟ قال: أداء الفرائض، واجتناب المحارم، والاشتمال على المكارم، ثم لا يبالي أوقع على الموت أم وقع الموت عليه، والله ما يبالي ابن أبي طالب أوقع على الموت، أم وقع الموت عليه (3 It was said to Amir al-Mu’minin (as): What does one do to prepare for death? He said: Performing the obligations, avoiding the forbidden, and being generous – then, it will not matter if he approaches death or if death approaches him. By Allah, it does not matter to Ibn Abi Talib whether he approaches death or if death approaches him. 10 - وقال أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) في بعض خطبه: أيها الناس، إن الدنيا دار فناء، والآخرة دار بقاء، فخذوا من ممركم لمقركم، ولا تهتكوا أستاركم عند من لا تخفي عليه أسراركم، وأخرجوا من الدنيا قلوبكم من قبل أن تخرج منها أبدانكم، ففي الدنيا حييتم (4)، وللآخرة خلقتم، إنما الدنيا كالسم يأكله من لا يعرفه، إن العبد إذا مات قالت الملائكة: ما قدم؟ وقال الناس: ما أخر؟ فقدموا فضلا يكن لكم، ولا تؤخروا كلا يكن عليكم، فإن المحروم من حرم خير ماله، والمغبوط من ثقل بالصدقات والخيرات موازينه، وأحسن في الجنة بها مهاده، وطيب على الصراط بها مسلكه (5). Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) said in one of his sermons: O people! Surely, this world is the Abode of Annihilation, and the Hereafter is the Abode of Permanence, so take from your sojourn what will aid you in your lodging. There is no need to disclose your hidden matters to Him from whom you cannot hide your secrets, so take your hearts out of this world before your body is taken out of it. You were enlivened for this world, but you were created for the Hereafter. Surely, this world is like poison: it is eaten by one who knows not what it is. When a servant dies, the angels say: “What has he brought?”, while the people say: “what has he left behind?” Send virtues before you so that they may be for you, and do not leave anything that may be against you. Surely, the deprived is one who is deprived of the goodness of his wealth, who will be envious of one whose scales become heavy with charity and good actions, through which his residence in Paradise is beautified and his trek on the Path is sweetened. 5 - قال مالك بن أنس: وسمعت الصادق (عليه السلام) يقول: قيل لامير المؤمنين (عليه السلام): لم لا ت‍شتري فرسا عتيقا (1)؟ قال: لا حاجة لي فيه، فأنا لا أفر ممن كر علي، ولا أكر على من فر مني (2). Malik b. Anas said: And I heard al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) say: It was said to Amir al-Mu’minin (as): Why do you not purchase a highborn horse? He said: I have no need for it, for I do not flee from one who attacks me, nor do I attack one who flees from me. 7 - حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم بن هاشم، عن أبيه، عن الريان بن الصلت، عن الرضا علي بن موسى، عن أبيه موسى بن جعفر، عن أبيه جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه محمد بن علي، عن أبيه علي بن الحسين، عن أبيه الحسين بن علي (عليهم السلام)، قال: رأى أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) رجلا من شيعته بعد عهد طويل، وقد أثر السن فيه، وكان يتجلد في مشيته، فقال (عليه السلام): كبر سنك يا رجل. قال: في طاعتك يا أمير المؤمنين. فقال (عليه السلام): إنك لتتجلد؟ قال: على أعدائك يا أمير المؤمنين. فقال (عليه السلام): أجد فيك بقية: قال: هي لك يا أمير المؤمنين (3). He said: Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) saw a man from his Shi`a after a long time [away from him], and the signs of aging were visible on him. He had a limp in his walk. So, he (عليه السلام) said: O man! You have aged. He said: In obedience to you, O Amir al-Mu’minin. So, he (عليه السلام) said: You are limping. He said: Due to your enemies, O Amir al-Mu’minin. So, he (عليه السلام) said: I see some strength in you. He said: It is for you, O Amir al-Mu’minin. 14 - حدثنا محمد بن علي ماجيلويه (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه إبراهيم بن هاشم، قال: حدثني أبو الصلت عبد السلام بن صالح، قال: حدثني محمد بن يوسف الفريابي، عن سفيان، عن الاوزاعي، عن يحيى بن أبي كثير، عن حبيب بن الجهم، قال: لما رحل بنا علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام) إلى بلاد صفين، نزل بقرية يقال لها صندوداء، ثم أمرنا فعربنا عنها، ثم عرس (1) بنا في أرض بلقع (2)، فقام إليه مالك بن الحارث الاشتر، فقال: يا أمير المؤمنين، أتنزل الناس على غير ماء! فقال: يا مالك، إن الله عز وجل سيسقينا في هذا المكان ماء أعذب من الشهد، وألين من الزبد الزلال، وأبرد من الثلج، وأصفى من الياقوت، فتعجبنا ولا عجب من قول أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام). ثم أقبل يجر رداءه، وبيده سيفه، حتى وقف على أرض بلقع، فقال: يا مالك، احتفر أنت وأصحابك. فقال مالك: احتفرنا فإذا نحن بصخرة سوداء عظيمة، فيها حلقة تبرق كاللجين (3)، فقال لنا: روموها، فرمناها بأجمعنا ونحن مائة رجل، فلم نستطع أن نزيلها عن موضعها، فدنا أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) رافعا يده إلى السماء يدعو، وهو يقول: طاب طاب مريا عالم طيبوا ثابوثه شمثيا (4) كوبا حاحانو ثاتو ديثابر حوثا، آمين آمين رب العالمين، رب موسى وهارون، ثم اجتذبها فرماها عن العين أربعين ذراعا. قال مالك بن الحارث الاشتر: فظهر لنا ماء أعذب من الشهد، وأبرد من الثلج، وأصفى من الياقوت، فشربنا وسقينا، ثم رد الصخرة وأمرنا أن نحثو عليها التراب، ثم ارتحل، فما سرنا إلا غير بعيد، قال: من منكم يعرف موضع العين؟ فقلنا: كلنا، يا أمير المؤمنين. فرجعنا فطلبنا العين فخفي مكانها علينا أشد خفاء، فظننا أن أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) قد رهقه العطش، فأومأنا بأطرافنا، فإذا نحن بصومعة (1) راهب فدنونا منها، فإذا نحن براهب قد سقط حاجباه على عينيه من الكبر، فقلنا: يا راهب، عندك ماء نسقي منه صاحبنا. قال: عندي ماء قد استعذبته منذ يومين. فأنزل إلينا ماء مرا خشنا (2)، فقلنا: هذا قد استعذبته منذ يومين! فكيف لو شربت من الماء الذي سقانا منه صاحبنا؟ وحدثناه بالامر، فقال: صاحبكم هذا نبي؟ قلنا: لا، ولكنه وصي نبي. فنزل إلينا بعد وحشته منا، وقال: انطلقوا بي إلى صاحبكم. فانطلقنا به، فلما بصر به أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام)، قال: شمعون؟ قال الراهب: نعم شمعون، هذا اسم سمتني به أمي، ما أطلع عليه أحد إلا الله تبارك وتعالى، ثم أنت، فكيف عرفته، فأتم حتى أتمه لك؟ قال: وما تشاء يا شمعون؟ قال: هذا العين واسمه. قال: هذا عين راحوما وهو من الجنة، شرب منه ثلاثمائة وثلاثة عشر وصيا وأنا آخر الوصيين شربت منه. قال الراهب: هكذا وجدت في جميع كتب الانجيل، وأنا أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله، وأن محمدا رسول الله، وأنك وصي محمد (صلى الله عليه وآله). ثم رحل أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) والراهب يقدمه حتى نزل صفين، ونزل معه بعابدين (3) والتقى الصفان، فكان أول من أصابته الشهادة الراهب، فنزل أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) وعيناه تهملان وهو يقول: المرء مع من أحب، الراهب معنا يوم القيامة، ورفيقي في الجنة (4). He said: When `Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام) went with us to the land of Siffin, he disembarked in a village called Sanduda’. Then, he ordered us to come to it. Then, he disembarked with us at night in a barren land. So, Malik b. al-Harith al-Ashtar went to him and said: O Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام)! Why would you cause the people to disembark in a place that does not have water?! So, he said: O Malik! Surely, Allah will feed us water that is purer than honey, softer than butter, colder than snow, and clearer than ruby. So, we became astonished; and there is nothing more astonishing than the words of Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام). Then, he began to drag his cloak, with his sword in his hand, until he stood on the barren land. He said: O Malik – you and your companions, dig. So, Malik said: We dug until we found a great black rock with a ring that shone like silver. So, he said to us: Throw it. So, we tried to throw it – and we had one hundred men gathered – but we could not move it from its place. So, Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) came forward with his hands raised to the sky, supplicating and saying: … amen, amen O Lord of the Worlds, Lord of Musa and Harun. Then, he took it and hurled it forty armlengths away from a river. Malik b. al-Harith al-Ashtar said: Then, water that was purer than honey, softer than butter, colder than snow, and clearer than ruby appeared to us. We drank from it and fed from it. Then, he returned the rock, and ordered us to throw dust atop it. Then, we continued when, not far away, he said: Which of you know the location of the river? So, we said: All of us, O Amir al-Mu’minin. So, we returned, and we looked for the river, but it had been extremely hidden from us. So, we thought that Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) was overburdened with thirst, so we went out and found the hermitage of a monk. We approached it until we found a monk whose eyebrows covered his eyes from old age. So, we said: O monk! Do you have water that we could feed our master with? He said: I have water that I purified two days ago. So, he brought us water that was bitter and rough. We said: Is this what you purified two days ago?! How would you be if you had drunk from the water that our master had given us? So, we told him about the matter, and he said: Is this master of yours a prophet? We said: No, but he is the deputy of a prophet. So, he came down to us after his absence and said: Take me to your master. So, we took him, and when Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) saw him, he said: Sham`un? The monk said: Yes, Sham`un, this is the name that my mother gave me. No one knows this except Allah, and now you, so how did you find out? He said: What do you want, Sham`un? He said: This river and its name. He said: This river is Rahuma, and it is from Paradise. Three hundred and thirteen deputies have drunk from it, and I am the last deputy to drink from it. So, the monk said: This is what I found in all the books of the Gospel, and I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and that you are the deputy of Muhammad (s). Then, the monk went with Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) until he reached Siffin. The monk was among the first to be martyred. So, Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) went down with his eyes saddened, saying: A person will be with whom he loves. The monk will be with us on the Day of Resurrection, and he will be my friend in Paradise. 9 - حدثنا الحسين بن أحمد بن إدريس (رضي الله عنه)، قال: حدثنا أبي، عن محمد بن الحسين بن أبي الخطاب، قال: حدثنا المغيرة بن محمد، قال: حدثنا بكر بن خنيس، عن أبي عبد الله الشامي، عن نوف البكالي، قال: أتيت أمير المؤمنين (صلوات الله عليه) وهو في رحبة مسجد الكوفة، فقلت: السلام عليك يا أمير المؤمنين ورحمة الله وبركاته. فقال: وعليك السلام يا نوف ورحمة الله وبركاته. فقلت له: يا أمير المؤمنين، عظني. فقال: يا نوف، أحسن يحسن إليك. فقلت: زدني يا أمير المؤمنين. فقال: يا نوف، ارحم ترحم. فقلت: زدني يا أمير المؤمنين. قال: يا نوف، قل خيرا تذكر بخير. فقلت: زدني يا أمير المؤمنين. قال: اجتنب الغيبة، فانها إدام كلاب النار. ثم قال: يا نوف، كذب من زعم أنه ولد من حلال وهو يأكل لحوم الناس بالغيبة، وكذب من زعم أنه ولد من حلال وهو يبغضني ويبغض الائمة من ولدي، وكذب من زعم أنه ولد من حلال وهو يحب الزنا، وكذب من زعب أنه يعرف الله عز وجل وهو مجترئ على معاصي الله كل يوم وليلة. يا نوف، اقبل وصيتي، لا تكونن نقيبا ولا عريفا ولا عشارا ولا بريدا. يا نوف، صل رحمك يزيد الله في عمرك، وحسن خلقك يخفف الله حسابك. يا نوف، إن سرك أن تكون معي يوم القيامة فلا تكن للظالمين معينا. يا نوف، من أحبنا كان معنا يوم القيامة، ولو أن رجلا أحب حجرا لحشرة الله معه. يا نوف، إياك أن تتزين للناس وتبارز الله بالمعاصي، فيفضحك الله يوم تلقاه. يا نوف: احفظ عني ما أقول لك، تنل به خير الدنيا والآخرة (1 He said: I went to Amir al-Mu’minin (s) while he was in the courtyard of the Mosque of Kufa. I said: Peace be with you, Amir al-Mu’minin, and the mercy of Allah and His blessings. He said: And also with you, Nawfal, and the mercy of Allah and His blessings. So, I said to him: O Amir al-Mu’minin! Exhort me. So, he said: O Nawfal! Do good, and good will come to you. So, I said: Give me more, Amir al-Mu’minin. So, he said: O Nawfal! Be merciful, and you will receive mercy. So, I said: Give me more, Amir al-Mu’minin. He said: O Nawfal! Say good things, and you will be remembered in goodness. So, I said: Give me more, Amir al-Mu’minin. He said: Avoid backbiting, for it is the treat of the dogs of the Fire. Then, he said: O Nawfal! One who alleges that he had a pure birth whilst eating the flesh of the people by backbiting has lied. One who alleges that he had a pure birth whilst hating me and hating the Imams from my descendants has lied. One who alleges that he had a pure birth whilst loving adultery has lied. One who alleges that he recognizes Allah whilst continually disobeying Allah every day and every night has lied. O Nawfal! Take my advice: do not be a captain, a corporal, a tax collector, or a postman. O Nawfal! Connect with your blood-relatives, and Allah will lengthen your life, beautify your form; and Allah will ease your Judgment. O Nawfal! Your joy would be to be with me on the Day of Resurrection, so do not be a helper of the oppressors. O Nawfal! Whoever loves us will be with us on the Day of Resurrection. Even if a man loved a stone, Allah would resurrect him with it. O Nawfal! Beware of adorning yourself for the people whilst battling Allah with your disobedience, for Allah would expose you on the Day you meet Him. O Nawfal! Maintain what I say to you, and you will achieve the best of this world and the Hereafter. 7 - حدثنا الحسين بن أحمد بن إدريس (رضي الله عنه)، قال: حدثنا أبي، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن أبيه، عن عبد الله بن القاسم، عن أبيه، عن أبي بصير، عن أبي عبد الله، عن آبائه (عليهم السلام)، قال: قال أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام): إن لاهل الدين علامات يعرفون بها: صدق الحديث، وأداء الامانة، والوفاء بالعهد، وصلة الرحم، ورحمة الضعفاء، وقلة المؤاتاة للنساء، وبذل المعروف، وحسن الخلق، وسعة الخلق، واتباع العلم وما يقرب إلى الله عز وجل (طوبى لهم وحسن مئاب) (2) وطوبى شجرة في الجنة، أصلها في دار النبي (صلى الله عليه وآله)، وليس من مؤمن إلا وفي داره غصن منها، لا تخطر على قلبه شهوة شئ إلا أتاه به ذلك الغصن، ولو أن راكبا مجدا سار في ظلها مائة عام ما خرج منها، ولو طار من أسفلها غراب ما بلغ أعلاها حتى يسقط هرما، ألا ففي هذا فارغبوا، إن المؤمن نفسه منه في شغل والناس منه في راحة، وإذا جن عليه الليل افترش وجهه وسجد لله عز وجل بمكارم بدنه، يناجي الذي خلقه في فكاك رقبته، ألا هكذا فكونوا (3). He said: Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) said: The people of religion have signs by which they are recognized: truthful speech, fulfilling trusts, being loyal to agreements, maintaining blood-ties, being merciful to the weak, giving little flattery to women, extending moral virtues, beautiful character, much forbearance, seeking knowledge in whatever brings him closer to Allah – “for them is Tuba and a goodly return” (13:29). Tuba is a tree in Paradise. Its root is in the house of the Prophet (s), and there is no believer except that he is in his house. Anything their hearts desire will branch out of it. If a glorious rider were to traverse through its shade for one hundred years, he would not be able to exit it. If a crow were to fly from its lowest point, it would not be able to reach its highest point without falling out of old age. So, desire this. Surely, the believer is busy at heart, whilst the people are at peace because of him. When night comes to him, he lays his face in prostration to Allah with the nobility of his body; whispering to the one who created him, asking Him to free his neck [from Hell]. So, be like this. 3 - حدثنا صالح بن عيسى بن أحمد بن محمد العجلي، قال: حدثنا أبو بكر محمد بن علي بن علي، قال: حدثنا أبو نصر الشعراني في مسجد حميد، قال: حدثنا سلمة بن الوضاح (5)، عن أبيه، عن أبي إسرائيل، عن أبي إسحاق الهمداني، عن عاصم بن ضمرة، عن الحارث الاعور، قال: بينا أنا أسير مع أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام) في الحيرة، إذا نحن بديراني (6) يضرب الناقوس، قال: فقال علي ابن أبي طالب (عليه السلام): يا حارث، أتدري ما يقول هذا الناقوس، قلت: الله ورسوله وابن عم رسوله أعلم. قال: إنه يضرب مثل الدنيا وخرابها، ويقول: لا إله إلا الله حقا حقا صدقا صدقا، إن الدنيا قد غرتنا وشغلتنا، واستهوتنا واستغوتنا، يا بن الدنيا مهلا مهلا، يا بن الدنيا دقا دقا، يا بن الدنيا جمعا جمعا، تفنى الدنيا قرنا قرنا، ما من يوم يمضي عنا إلا أوهى (7) منا ركنا، قد ضيعنا دارا تبقى، واستوطنا دارا تفنى، لسنا ندري ما فرطنا فيها إلا لو قد متنا. قال الحارث: يا أمير المؤمنين، النصارى يعلمون ذلك؟ قال: لو علموا ذلك لما اتخذوا المسيح إلها من دون الله. قال: فذهبت إلى الديراني، فقلت له: بحق المسيح عليك، لما ضربت بالناقوس على الجهة التي تضربها. قال: فأخذ يضرب وأنا أقول حرفا حرفا حتى بلغ إلى موضع: إلا لو قد متنا. فقال: بحق نبيكم. من أخبركم بهذا؟ قلت: هذا الرجل الذي كان معي أمس. فقال: وهل بينه وبين النبي من قرابة؟ قلت: هو ابن عمه. قال: بحق نبيكم أسمع هذا من نبيكم؟ قال: قلت: نعم. فأسلم، ثم قال لي: والله إني وجدت في التوراة أنه يكون في آخر الانبياء نبي، وهو يفسر ما يقول الناقوس (1). He said: I was with Amir al-Mu’minin `Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام) in Hira when we came across a monk striking the bell of his monastery. So, `Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام) said: O Harith! Do you know what this bell is saying? I said: Allah, His Messenger, and the cousin of His Messenger know best. He said: He strikes like this world and its ruin, and it says: “There is no god but Allah, truly, truly, verily, verily. Surely, this world has deceived us and busied us. We have become capricious and astray. O son of this world – easy, easy! O son of this world – reduce, reduce! O son of this world – gather, gather! This world will be annihilated, century after century. Not a day passes except that it weakens our pillars. We have lost the abode that remains, and we have taken residence in the abode that perishes. We will not know what we have left until we die.” Al-Harith said: O Amir al-Mu’minin! Do the Christians know this? He said: Had they known this, they would not have taken the Messiah as a god besides Allah. He said: So, I went to the monk and I said to him: By the right that the Messiah has upon you – strike the bell from the side that you have struck it. He said: So, he began striking it, and I said [the earlier saying] letter by letter until I reached “until we die.” So, he said: By the right of your Prophet – who informed you of this? I said: The man who was with me yesterday. So, he said: Does he have a relation to the Prophet? I said: He is his cousin. He said: By the right of your Prophet – did he hear this from your Prophet? He said: I said: Yes. So, he converted to Islam, then said to me: By Allah! I saw in the Torah that there will be a final prophet who will interpret what the bell says. 8 - حدثنا محمد بن علي بن الفضل الكوفي، قال: حدثنا محمد بن جعفر المعروف بابن التبان، قال: حدثنا إبراهيم بن خالد المقرئ الكسائي، قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن داهر الرازي، عن أبيه، عن سعد بن طريف، عن الاصبغ بن نباتة، قال: بينا نحن ذات يوم حول أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) في مسجد الكوفة، إذ قال: يا أهل الكوفة، لقد حباكم الله عز وجل بما لم يحب به أحدا، ففضل مصلاكم، وهو بيت آدم، وبيت نوح، وبيت إدريس، ومصلى إبراهيم الخليل، ومصلى أخي الخضر (عليه السلام)، ومصلاي، وإن مسجدكم هذا أحد الاربعة مساجد التي اختارها الله عز وجل لاهلها، وكأني به يوم القيامة في ثوبين أبيضين شبيه بالمحرم، يشفع لاهله ولمن صلى فيه، فلا ترد شفاعته، ولا تذهب الايام حتى ينصب الحجر الاسود فيه، وليأتين عليه زمان يكون مصلى المهدي من ولدي، ومصلى كل مؤمن، ولا يبقى على الارض مؤمن إلا كان به أو حن قلبه إليه، فلا تهجروه، وتقربوا إلى الله عز وجل بالصلاة فيه، وارغبوا إليه في قضاء حوائجكم، فلو يعلم الناس ما فيه من البركة لاتوه من أقطار الارض ولو حبوا على الثلج (1). He said: One day, we were gathered around Amir al-Mu’minin in the Mosque of Kufa when he said: O people of Kufa! Allah has loved you in a way that He has not loved anyone else, so He uplifted your place of prayer, which is the house of Adam, the house of Nuh, the house of Idris, the place of prayer for Ibrahim the Friend and my brother al-Khidr (عليه السلام), and my place of prayer. This mosque of yours is one of the four mosques that Allah has chosen for its people. It is as if I am in it on the Day of Resurrection, wearing two white garments, giving intercession to its people and to whomever prayed in it. Its intercession is not rejected. The days will not pass until the Black Stone will be brought to it. There will come a time where it will be the place of prayer of the Mahdi from my progeny, and the place of prayer of every believer, and there will not be a believer on Earth except that he has been in it or craved it in his heart. So, do not forsake it, and come closer to Allah by praying in it. Desire to come to it to fulfill your needs. If the people were to know its blessing, they would come to it from every region of the Earth, even if they had to crawl on ice. 9 - حدثنا أحمد بن محمد بن يحيى العطار (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا أبي، عن سهل بن زياد، عن محمد بن عيسى، عن أحمد بن محمد بن أبي نصر، عن جميل ابن دراج، عن الصادق جعفر بن محمد (عليه السلام)، قال: كان أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) يقول: أصل الانسان لبه وعقله ودينه (2) ومروءته حيث يجعل نفسه، والايام دول، والناس إلى آدم شرع سواء (3). He said: Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) would say: The basis of mankind – his heart, his intellect, his religion, and his chivalry – is whatever he makes of himself. The days change, but the people are as Adam. 8 - حدثنا جعفر بن محمد بن مسرور (رضي الله عنه)، قال: حدثنا الحسين بن محمد بن عامر، عن عمه عبد الله بن عامر، عن محمد بن أبي عمير، عن أبان بن عثمان، عن سعد بن طريف، عن الاصبغ بن نباتة، قال: كان أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) يقول في سجوده: أناجيك يا سيدي كما يناجي العبد الذليل مولاه، وأطلب إليك طلب من يعلم أنك تعطي ولا ينقص مما عندك شئ، واستغفرك استغفار من يعلم أنه لا يغفر الذنوب إلا أنت، وأتوكل عليك توكل من يعلم أنك على كل شئ قدير (3). He said: Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) would say in his prostration: I whisper to You, My Master, just as a servile slave whispers to his master. I request from You whilst knowing that You give without decreasing what is with You. I repent to You whilst knowing that none forgive sins except You. I rely on You whilst knowing that You have power over all things. 12 - حدثنا أبو العباس محمد بن إبراهيم الطالقاني (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا أبو بكر محمد بن القاسم الانباري، قال: حدثنا أبي، قال: حدثنا أبو بكر محمد بن أبي يعقوب الدينوري، قال: حدثنا أحمد بن أبي المقدام العجلي، قال: يروى أن رجلا جاء إلى علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام)، فقال: يا أمير المؤمنين، إن لي إليك حاجة. فقال: اكتبها في الارض، فإني أرى الضر فيك بينا. فكتب في الارض: أنا فقير محتاج. فقال علي (عليه السلام): يا قنبر اكسه حلتين. فأنشأ الرجل يقول: كسوتني حلة تبلى محاسنها * * فسوف أكسوك من حسن الثنا حللا إن نلت حسن ثنائي نلت مكرمة * * ولست تبقي بما قد نلته بدلا إن الثناء ليحيي ذكر صاحبه * * كالغيث يحيي نداه السهل والجبلا لا تزهد الدهر في عرف (1) بدأت به * * فكل عبد سيجزى بالذي فعلا فقال علي (عليه السلام): أعطوه مائة دينار، فقيل له: يا أمير المؤمنين، لقد أغنيته. فقال: إني سمعت رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) يقول: أنزلوا الناس منازلهم. ثم قال علي (عليه السلام): إني لاعجب من أقوام يشترون المماليك بأموالهم، ولا يشترون الاحرار بمعروفهم! (2). He said: It is reported that a man came to `Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام) and said: O Amir al-Mu’minin! I need something from you. So, he said: Write it in the ground, for I see a malady in you. So, he wrote in the ground: “I am a needy, poor person.” So, `Ali (عليه السلام) said: O Qanbar! Clothe him in two garments. So, the man recited: You have clothed me in a garment whose beauty will fade, So, I will clothe you in beautiful praise, Once you are gowned in my garment of beautiful praise, you are gowned in honour, I will not remain in that which you have gowned me in, But praise will enliven the memory of its owner, Just as rain enlivens the plains, but the mountain remains For the rest of time in the place where it began, Every worshiper will reap what he sows. So, `Ali (عليه السلام) said: Give him one hundred gold coins. So, it was said to him: O Amir al-Mu’minin! You have made him rich. So, he said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (s) say: Put people in their proper station. Then, `Ali (عليه السلام) said: I am astonished at a people who buy slaves with their wealth, but do not buy freemen with their good deeds! - حدثنا أبي (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، قال: حدثنا إبراهيم بن هاشم، عن إسماعيل بن مرار، عن يونس بن عبد الرحمن، عن عبد الله بن سنان، عن أبي حمزة الثمالي، عن الاصبغ بن نباتة، أنه قال: كان أمير المؤمنين علي ابن أبي طالب (عليه السلام) إذا اتي بالمال أدخله بيت مال المسلمين، ثم جمع المستحقين، ثم ضرب يده في المال فنثره يمنة ويسرة، وهو يقول: يا صفراء، يا بيضاء، لا تغريني، غري غيري: هذا جناي وخياره فيه * * إذ كل جان يده إلى فيه (3) ثم لا يخرج حتى يفرق ما في بيت مال المسلمين ويؤتي كل ذي حق حقه، ثم يأمر أن يكنس ويرش، ثم يصلي فيه ركعتين، ثم يطلق الدنيا ثلاثا، يقول بعد التسليم: يا دنيا لا تتعرضي لي ولا تتشوقي ولا تغريني، فقد طلقتك ثلاثا لا رجعة لي عليك (1). He said: Whenever Amir al-Mu’minin `Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام) was given money, he put it in the treasury of the Muslims (bayt al-mal al-muslimin). Then, he would gather those who were wronged, and he would take the money with his hand and distribute it left and right while saying: O gold, O silver! Do not deceive me – deceive someone else. I give this to others and forbid my hand from it. He would not leave until he distributed what was in the treasury of the Muslims and gave everyone their due right. Then, he would call for it to be swept and washed. Then, he would pray two units in it. Then, he would divorce this world three times; saying after the taslim: O world! Do not present yourself to me, do not make me long for you, and do not deceive me, for I have divorced you three times, and there is no coming back to you. 1 1 - حدثنا أحمد بن محمد بن يحيى العطار (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا أبي، عن محمد بن أحمد بن يحيى بن عمران الاشعري، قال: حدثني أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي، عن أبيه، عن يونس بن عبد الرحمن، عن عبد الله بن سنان، عن الصادق جعفر بن محمد، عن آبائه (عليهم السلام)، عن الحسن (1) بن علي (عليهما السلام) أنه قال: سئل أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام)، ما ثبات الايمان؟ فقال: الورع. فقيل له: ما زواله؟ قال: الطمع (2). He said: Amir al-Mu’minin `Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام) was asked: What keeps faith steadfast? So, he said: Piety. So, it was said to him: What causes it to decline? He said: Greed. 14 - حدثنا علي بن عيسى (رضي الله عنه)، قال: حدثنا علي بن محمد ماجيلويه، قال: حدثنا أحمد بن أبي عبد الله، عن أبيه، عن الحسين بن علوان الكلبي، عن عمرو بن ثابت، عن زيد بن علي، عن أبيه، عن جده (عليهم السلام)، قال: قال أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام): إن في الجنة لشجرة يخرج من أعلاها الحلل، ومن أسفلها خيل بلق (4)، مسرجة ملجمة، ذوات أجنحة، لا تروث ولا تبول، فيركبها أولياء الله، فتطير بهم في الجنة حيث شاءوا، فيقول الذين أسفل منهم: يا ربنا، ما بلغ بعبادك هذه الكرامة؟ فيقول الله جل جلاله: إنهم كانوا يقومون الليل ولا ينامون، ويصومون النهار ولا يأكلون، ويجاهدون العدو ولا يجبنون، ويتصدقون ولا يبخلون (1). He said: Amir al-Mu’minin `Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام) said: In Paradise there is a tree with gems that come out of the top and black-and-white winged horses that come out of the bottom. The horses do not defecate, nor do they urinate. The friends of Allah will ride them, and by them, they will fly wherever they want in Paradise. Those lower than them will say: “O our Lord! How did Your servants attain this nobility?” So, Allah will say: “They would pray in the night and not sleep, and they would fast in the day and not eat, and they would fight the enemies without cowardice, and they would give in charity without stinginess.” 7 - حدثنا علي بن الحسين بن شاذويه المؤدب (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا محمد بن عبد الله بن جعفر، قال: حدثني أبي، قال: حدثني هارون بن مسلم، عن مسعدة بن صدقة، عن الصادق جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن آبائه (عليهم السلام) قال: قال أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام): ما جمع شئ إلى شئ أفضل من حلم إلى علم (2). He said: Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) said: No thing has been added to something that is more virtuous than forbearance added to knowledge. 10 - حدثنا صالح بن عيسى بن أحمد بن محمد العجلي، قال: حدثنا محمد بن محمد بن علي، قال: حدثنا محمد بن الفرج الروياني، قال: حدثنا عبد الله ابن محمد العجلي، قال: حدثني عبد العظيم بن عبد الله الحسني، عن أبيه، عن أبان مولى زيد بن علي، عن عاصم بن بهدلة، قال: قال لي شريح القاضي: اشتريت دارا بثمانين دينارا، وكتبت كتاب، وأشهدت عدولا، فبلغ ذلك أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام)، فبعث إلي مولاه قنبرا فأتيته، فلما أن دخلت عليه قال: يا شريح، اشتريت دارا، وكتبت كتابا، وأشهدت عدولا، ووزنت مالا؟ قال: قلت: نعم. قال: يا شريح، اتق الله، فإنه سيأتيك من لا ينظر في كتابك ولا يسأل عن بينتك حتى يخرجك من دارك شاخصا، ويسلمك إلى قبرك خالصا، فانظر أن لا تكون اشتريت هذه الدار من غير مالكها، ووزنت مالا من غير حله، فإذن أنت قد خسرت الدارين جميعا الدنيا والآخرة. ثم قال (عليه السلام): يا شريح، فلو كنت عند ما اشتريت هذه الدار أتيتني، فكتبت لك كتاب على هذه النسخة، إذن لم تشترها بدرهمين. قال: قلت: وما كنت تكتب، يا أمير المؤمنين؟ قال: كنت أكتب لك هذا الكتاب: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم هذا ما اشترى عبد ذليل من ميت أزعج بالرحيل، اشترى منه دارا في دار الغرور، من جانب الفانين إلى عسكر الهالكين، وتجمع هذه الدار حدودا أربعة: فالحد الاول منها ينتهي إلى دواعي الآفات، والحد الثاني منها ينتهي إلى دواعي العاهات، والحد الثالث منها ينتهي إلى دواعي المصيبات، والحد الرابع منها ينتهي إلى الهوى المردي والشيطان المغوي، وفيه يشرع باب هذه الدار، اشترى هذا المفتون بالامل من هذا المزعج بالاجل جميع هذه الدار، بالخروج من عز القنوع والدخول في ذل الطلب، فما أدرك هذا المشتري فيما اشترى منه من درك، فعلى مبلي أجسام الملوك، وسالب نفوس الجبابرة مثل كسرى وقيصر وتبع وحمير، ومن جمع المال إلى المال فأكثر، وبنى فشيد، ونجد (1) فزخرف، وأدخر بزعمه للولد، إشخاصهم جميعا إلى موقف العرض لفصل القضاء، وخسر هنا لك المبطلون، شهد على ذلك العقل إذا خرج من أسر الهوى ونظر بعين الزوال لاهل الدنيا، وسمع منادي الزهد ينادي في عرصاتها: ما أبين الحق لذي عينين! إن الرحيل أحد اليومين، تزودوا من صالح الاعمال، وقربوا الآمال بالآجال، فقد دنت الرحلة والزوال (2) He said: Shurayh the Judge said to me: I bought a [luxurious] house with eighty gold coins. I wrote a letter and had two just witnesses testify to it. So, Amir al-Mu’minin `Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام) was told about that, so he sent his client Qanbar to me, and I gave it to him. When he (عليه السلام) visited me, he said: O Shurayh! You bought a house, you wrote a letter, you had two just witnesses testify to it, and you measured the money? He said: I said: Yes. He said: O Shurayh! Fear Allah, for one [angel] will come to you who will not look at your letter, nor ask for your evidence; and he will take you out of your house and deposit you wholly into your grave. So, make sure that you have not bought this house from other than its rightful owner, and that you have not measured unlawful money, or else you will have lost both abodes together: this world and the Hereafter. Then, he (عليه السلام) said: O Shurayh! If you had come to me when you had bought this house, I would have written a letter on this sheet, and you would not have even bought it for two silver coins. He said: I said: What would you have written, Amir al-Mu’minin? He said: I would have written this letter to you: “In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. This is what was purchased by a lowly slave from a mortal that is ready to depart. He bought a house in the Abode of Vanity, from the side of mortals to the garrison of the perished ones. This house has four barriers: (1) its first barrier is destruction, (2) its second barrier is impairment, (3) its third barrier is calamity, (4) and its fourth barrier is caprice that leads to Satan the deceiver. Then, there is the door that is the opening of the house. This deceived person purchases this with wishful thinking from one who is pursued by death. He withdraws from the splendour of being content with modest needs. The buyer does not understand what he has bought at all. He is afflicted with what afflicted the bodies of kings and he is cursed with what cursed the oppressors; like Khosrow, Caesar, Tubba`, Himyar, and all who amass wealth upon wealth and go on increasing it, building high houses and decorating them, collecting treasures and preserving them. According to their own thinking, they claimed these things for children to take them to the place of accounting and judgement and the position of reward and punishment. When the verdict will be passed, “those who stood on falsehood would then be at a total loss.” (40:78) This document is witnessed by the intellect when it is free from the shackles of desires, and safe from the attachments to this world, and hearing of the voice of asceticism as it calls: “How clear is the truth for one with eyes!” Surely, one’s journey is of two days, so increase in your righteous deeds and unite your hopeful expectations with the reality of imminent death, for the journey is dwindling and diminishing.” 4 - حدثنا أبي (رضي الله عنه)، قال: حدثنا علي بن الحسين السعد آبادي، قال: حدثنا أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي، عن أبيه، عن أحمد بن النضر الخزاز، عن عمرو بن شمر، عن جابر بن يزيد الجعفي، عن أبي حمزة الثمالي، عن حبيب بن عمرو، قال: دخلت على أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام) في مرضه الذي قبض فيه، فحل عن جراحته، فقلت: يا أمير المؤمنين، ما جرحك هذا بشئ، وما بك من بأس. فقال لي: يا حبيب، أنا والله مفارقكم الساعة. قال: فبكيت عند ذلك، وبكت أم كلثوم، وكانت قاعدة عنده، فقال لها: ما يبكيك يا بنية؟ فقالت: ذكرت يا أبه أنك تفارقنا الساعة فبكيت. فقال لها: يا بنية لا تبكين، فوالله لو ترين ما يرى أبوك ما بكيت. قال حبيب: فقلت له: وما الذي ترى يا أمير المؤمنين؟ فقال: يا حبيب، أرى ملائكة السماوات والنبيين بعضهم في أثر بعض وقوفا إلى أن يتلقوني، وهذا أخي محمد رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) جالس عندي، يقول: أقدم، فإن أمامك خير لك مما أنت فيه. قال: فما خرجت من عنده حتى توفي (عليه السلام)، فلما كان من الغد، وأصبح الحسن (عليه السلام)، قام خطيبا على المنبر، فحمد الله وأثنى عليه، ثم قال: أيها الناس، في هذه الليلة نزل القرآن، وفي هذه الليلة رفع عيسى بن مريم (عليه السلام)، وفي هذه الليلة قتل يوشع بن نون، وفي هذه الليلة مات أبي أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام). والله لا يسبق أبي أحد كان قبله من الاوصياء إلى الجنة، ولا من يكون بعده، وإن كان رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) ليبعثه في السرية فيقاتل جبرئيل عن يمينه، وميكائيل عن يساره، وما ترك صفراء ولا بيضاء، إلا سبعمائة درهم فضلت من عطائه، كان يجمعها ليشتري بها خادما لاهله (1). He said: I visited Amir al-Mu’minin `Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام) during the ailment in which he passed away. He settled from his injury, so I said to him: O Amir al-Mu’minin! How is your injury, and how much pain are you in? So, he said to me: O Habib! I, by Allah, will depart from you in this moment. He said: So, I wept at that, and Umm Kulthum wept; and she was attending to him. So, he said to her: What makes you weep, my daughter? So, she said: You mentioned, father, that you will be departing from us at this moment, so I wept. So, he said to her: O my daughter! Do not weep, for by Allah, if you see what your father sees, you would not weep. Habib said: So, I said to him: What do you see, O Amir al-Mu’minin? So, he said: O Habib! I see the angels of heaven and the prophets, each following the other, standing to meet me. This is my brother, Muhammad the Messenger of Allah (s) sitting with me, saying: “Come forth, for what is before you is better than what you are in.” He said: So, I did not leave him until he (عليه السلام) passed away. The next morning, al-Hasan (عليه السلام) got up to give a sermon on the pulpit. He praised Allah and commended Him, then said: O people! On this night, the Quran was revealed, and on this night, `Isa b. Maryam (عليه السلام) was raised up, and on this night, Yusha` b. Nun was killed, and on this night, my father, Amir al-Mu’minin `Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام) died. By Allah! None of the deputies before him will reach Paradise before him, nor will any after him. Surely, when the Messenger of Allah (s) would send him out to the battlefield, Gabriel would fight by his right side and Michael would fight by his left side. He neither left behind a gold coin nor a silver coin, except for seven hundred silver coins that were left over from what was given to him which he was gathering to purchase a servant for his family. 9 - حدثنا محمد بن محمد بن عصام الكليني (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا محمد بن يعقوب، قال: حدثنا محمد بن علي بن معز (4)، قال: حدثنا محمد بن علي ابن عاتكة (5)، عن الحسين بن النضر الفهري، عن عمرو الاوزاعي، عن عمرو بن شمر، عن جابر بن يزيد الجعفي، عن أبي جعفر محمد بن علي الباقر، عن أبيه، عن جده (عليهم السلام)، قال: قال أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) في خطبة خطبها بعد موت النبي (صلى الله عليه وآله) بتسعة (1) أيام، وذلك حين فرغ من جمع القرآن، فقال: الحمد لله الذي أعجز الاوهام أن تنال إلا وجوده، وحجب العقول عن أن تتخيل ذاته، في امتناعها من الشبه والشكل، بل هو الذي لم يتفاوت في ذاته، ولم يتبعض بتجزئة العدد في كماله، فارق الاشياء لا على اختلاف الاماكن، وتمكن منها لا على الممازجة، وعلمها لا بأداة لا يكون العلم إلا بها، وليس بينه وبين معلومه علم غيره. إن قيل: كان، فعلى تأويل أزلية الوجود، وإن قيل: لم يزل، فعلى تأويل نفي العدم، فسبحانه وتعالى عن قول من عبد سواه واتخذ إلها غيره علوا كبيرا. نحمده بالحمد الذي ارتضاه لخلقه، وأوجب قبوله على نفسه، وأشهد أن لا إله إلا الله، وحده لا شريك له، وأشهد أن محمدا عبده ورسوله، شهادتان ترفعان وتضاعفان العمل، خف ميزان ترفعان منه، وثقل ميزان تواضعان فيه، وبهما الفوز بالجنة، والنجاة من النار، والجواز على الصراط، وبالشهادتين تدخلون الجنة، وبالصلاة تنالون الرحمة، فأكثروا من الصلاة على نبيكم وآله: (إن الله وملائكته يصلون على النبي يا أيها الذين ءامنوا صلوا عليه وسلموا تسليما) (2). أيها الناس: إنه لا شرف أعلى من الاسلام، ولا كرم أعز من التقوى، ولا معقل أحرز من الورع، ولا شفيع أنجح من التوبة، ولا كنز أنفع من العلم، ولا عز أرفع من الحلم، ولا حسب أبلغ من الادب، ولا نسب أوضع من الغضب، ولا جمال أزين من العقل، ولا سوءة أسوأ من الكذب، ولا حافظ أحفظ من الصمت، ولا لباس أجمل من العافية، ولا غائب أقرب من الموت. أيها الناس، إنه من مشى على وجه الارض فإنه يصير إلى بطنها، والليل والنهار مسرعان في هدم الاعمار، ولكل ذي رمق قوت، ولكل حبة آكل، وأنت قوت الموت، وإن من عرف الايام لم يغفل عن الاستعداد، لن ينجو من الموت غني بماله، لا فقير لاقلاله. أيها الناس، من خاف ربه كف ظلمه، ومن لم يرغ في كلامه أظهر هجره، ومن لم يعرف الخير من الشر فهو بمنزلة البهيمة، ما أصغر المصيبة مع عظم الفاقة غدا! هيهات هيهات، وما تناكرتم إلا لما فيكم من المعاصي والذنوب، فما أقرب الراحة من التعب، والبؤس من النعيم! وما شر بشر بعده الجنة، وما خير بخير بعده النار، وكل نعيم دون الجنة محقور، وكل بلاء دون النار عافية (1). He said: Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) said in a sermon that he delivered nine days after the death of the Prophet (s), which was when he finished compiling the Quran: Praise be to Allah whose presence cannot be conceived by the imagination. He veiled the intellects from imagining His essence by preventing them from attributing likeness and form to Him. Surely, He is the one whose essence does not vary, nor can His perfection be divided into parts. He is separate from the things, but not due to being in a different place; and He is among them, but without being interwoven with them. He knows them without an instrument, and there is no medium between Him and what He knows besides Himself. When it is said: “He was”, then it is to be interpreted in accordance with the eternity of His presence. When it is said: “He has not stopped”, then it is to be interpreted in accordance with the negation of His non-existence. May He be glorified far above the saying of one who worships one alongside Him or other than Him. We praise Him with the praise that pleases Him from His creatures, and He obligated its acceptance upon Himself. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, one without partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Servant and His Messenger – two testimonies that elevate and double the good deeds, lighten the scales and remove [sins] from them, and make the scales weightier [with good deeds] and balanced. Through these two, one achieves triumph in Paradise, deliverance from the Fire, and a permit on the Path. Through the two testimonies, one enters Paradise. Through prayer, one receives mercy; so, increase in your blessing over your Prophet and his Family. “Surely, Allah and His angels bless the Prophet. O you who believe! Bless him and pray him peace.” (33:56) O people! There is no honour greater than Islam, nor is there a nobility more glorious than God-consciousness, nor is there a stronghold more secure than piety, nor is there an intercessor more successful than repentance, nor is there a treasure more beneficial than knowledge, nor is there a glory that is more exalted than forbearance, nor is there an accountability more proficient than etiquette, nor is there a relation more downcast than anger, nor is there a beauty more ornate than intellect, nor is there an evil more evil than lying, nor is there a protection more protective than silence, nor is there a clothing more beautiful than wellness, nor is there a hidden thing nearer than death. O people! Whoever walks upon the face of the Earth will eventually reach its stomach (every journey comes to an end). Night and day are racing to the destruction of the ages. For all who thirst, there is nourishment, and for every grain, there is one who eats it. You are the nourishment of death. One who recognizes the days will not be heedless of readiness. A rich person will not be delivered from death due to his wealth, nor will a poor person be delivered from death due to his poverty. O people! Whoever fears his Lord will lighten his transgression. Whoever is not watchful of his language, his obscenity becomes manifest. Whoever does not recognize goodness from evil is at the level of an animal. How small is a sin compared to how much it will cost you tomorrow! Far, far beyond! Your denial is not but from defiance and sin. How close is comfort to exhaustion, and misery to bliss! Calamity is not calamity if it is followed by Paradise, and welfare is not welfare if it is followed by the Fire. Every blissful thing other than Paradise is vile, and every calamity other than the Fire is wellness. 1 - حدثنا الشيخ الجليل أبو جعفر محمد بن علي بن الحسين بن موسى ابن بابويه القمي (رضي الله عنه)، قال: حدثنا محمد بن بكران النقاش بالكوفة، قال: حدثنا أحمد بن محمد الهمداني، قال: حدثنا علي بن الحسن بن علي بن فضال، عن أبيه، عن أبي الحسن علي بن موسى الرضا (عليه السلام)، قال: إن أول ما خلق الله عز وجل ليعرف به خلقه الكتابة حروف المعجم، وإن الرجل إذا ضرب على رأسه بعصا، فزعم أنه لا يفصح ببعض الكلام، فالحكم فيه أن تعرض عليه حروف المعجم، ثم يعطى الدية بقدر ما لم يفصح منها. ولقد حدثني أبي، عن أبيه، عن جده، عن أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام)، في ألف ب ت ث، أنه قال: الالف آلاء الله، والباء بهجة الله، والتاء تمام الامر بقائم آل محمد (صلى الله عليه وآله)، والثاء ثواب المؤمنين على أعمالهم الصالحة، ج ح خ فالجيم جمال الله وجلال الله، والحاء حلم الله عن المذنبين، والخاء خمول ذكر أهل المعاصي عند الله عز وجل، د ذ فالدال دين الله، والذال من ذي الجلال والاكرام، ر ز فالراء من الرؤوف الرحيم، والزاي زلازل القيامة، س ش فالسين سناء الله، والشين شاء الله ما شاء وأراد ما أراد، وما تشاؤون إلا أن يشاء الله. ص ض فالصاد من صادق الوعد في حمل الناس على الصراط وحبس الظالمين عند المرصاد والضاد ضل من خالف محمدا وآل محمد، ط ظ فالطاء طوبى للمؤمنين وحسن مآب، والظاء ظن المؤمنين بالله خيرا وظن الكافرين به سوءا، ع غ فالعين من العالم، والغين من الغني، ف ق فالفاء فوج من أفواج النار، والقاف قرآن على الله جمعه وقرآنه، ك ل فالكاف من الكافي، واللام لغو الكافرين في افترائهم على الله الكذب، م ن فالميم ملك الله يوم لا ملك غيره، ويقول الله عز وجل: (لمن الملك اليوم) ثم ينطق أرواح أنبيائه ورسله وحججه فيقولون: (لله الواحد القهار) فيقول الله، جل جلاله: (اليوم تجزى كل نفس بما كسبت لا ظلم اليوم إن الله سريع الحساب) (1)، والنون نوال الله للمؤمنين ونكاله بالكافرين، وه فالواو ويل لمن عصى الله، والهاء هان على الله من عصاه، لا ي لام ألف لا إله إلا الله، وهي كلمة الاخلاص، ما من عبد قالها مخلصا إلا وجبت له الجنة، ي يد الله فوق خلقه باسطة بالرزق سبحانه وتعالى عما يشركون. ثم قال (عليه السلام): إن الله تبارك وتعالى أنزل هذا القرآن بهذه الحروف التي يتداولها جميع العرب، ثم قال: (لئن اجتمعت الانس والجن على أن يأتوا بمثل هذا القرءان لا يأتون بمثله ولو كان بعضهم لبعض ظهيرا) (2). He said: Surely, the first thing that Allah created to teach His creation writing was the alphabet. If a man is struck on the head with a staff, and it is thought that he cannot pronounce some words, then the ruling is that he is presented with the letters of the alphabet, and the culprit pays a fine for everything that he cannot pronounce. My father narrated to me from his father from his grandfather from Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام) regarding alif ba’ ta’ tha’ (the alphabet). He said: “A” is the signs (alaa’) of Allah. “B” is the delight (bahja) of Allah. “T” is the perfection (tamam) of the Order through the Qa’im of the Family of Muhammad (s). “Th” is the good deeds (thawab) of the believers for their righteous actions. “J” is the beauty (jamal) of Allah and the majesty (jalal) of Allah. The “Ḥ” is the forbearance (hilm) of Allah over the sinners. The “Kh” is the absence (khumul) of the people of sin in the remembrance of Allah. The “D” is the religion (din) of Allah. The “Dh” is the One of Majesty and Nobility (Dhul Jalali wal Ikram). The “R” is from the Kind, the Merciful (al-Ra’uf al-Rahim). The “Z” is the earthquakes (zalazil) of the Resurrection. The “S” is the splendour (sana’) of Allah. The “Sh” is that Allah wills (sha’) what He wishes and decrees what He decrees. You do not will unless Allah wills. The “Ṣ” is the truthful promise (sadiq al-wa`d) that the people will be carried over the Path (sirat) and the transgressors will be trapped at the lookout (mirsad). The “Ḍ” is: whoever turns away from Muhammad and the Family of Muhammad has gone astray (dal). The “Ṭ” is Tuba is for the believers “and a goodly reward” (13:29). The “Ṭh” is the good impression (thun) that believers have of Allah and the poor impression that the disbelievers have of Him. The “ʿA” is knowledge (`ilm). The “Gh” is the Needless (al-ghani). The “F” is a crowd (fawj) from the crowds of the Fire. The “Q” is that the responsibility of the collection and the recitation of the Quran is on Allah. “K” is the Sufficient (al-Kafi). “L” is the disbelievers’ slander (laghw) of Allah. The “M” is the mastery (mulk) of Allah on a Day where there is no mastery except His. Allah says, “To whom is the mastery [of all things] today?” (40:16) Then, the spirits of His prophets, His messengers, and His Proofs will say: “For Allah, the One, the Triumphant.” (40:16) So, Allah will say: “This Day, every soul will be recompensed for what it earned. No injustice today! Surely, Allah is swift in account.” (40:17) The “N” is what the Allah will give (nawal) the believers and His torment (nakal) of the disbelievers. The “W” is woe (wayl) to one who disobeys Allah. The “H” the humiliation (han) that Allah will cause those who disobey Him. The “L” is one thousand la ilaha illallah, which is the saying of sincerity – there is no worshiper who says it sincerely except that Paradise becomes obligatory for him. The “Y” is the hand (yad) of Allah, which is above His creation, distributing sustenance – may He be glorified of those who associate partners with Him. Then, he (عليه السلام) said: Surely, Allah revealed this Quran with these letters that all the Arabs use. Then, he said: “If mankind and the Jinn gathered in order to produce the like of this Quran, they would not produce the like of it, even if they supported one another.” (17:88) 1 - حدثنا الشيخ الجليل أبو جعفر محمد بن علي بن الحسين بن موسى ابن بابويه القمي (رضي الله عنه)، قال: حدثنا أحمد بن الحسن القطان وعلي بن أحمد بن موسى الدقاق ومحمد بن أحمد السناني (رضي الله عنهم)، قالوا: حدثنا أبو العباس أحمد ابن يحيى بن زكريا القطان، قال: حدثنا محمد بن العباس، قال: حدثني محمد بن أبي السري، قال: حدثنا أحمد بن عبد الله بن يونس، عن سعد بن طريف الكناني، عن الاصبغ بن نباتة، قال: لما جلس علي (عليه السلام) في الخلافة وبايعه الناس، خرج إلى المسجد متعمما بعمامة رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله)، لابسا بردة رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) منتعلا نعل رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله)، متقلدا سيف رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) فصعد المنبر، فجلس عليه متمكنا، ثم شبك بين أصابعه، فوضعها أسفل بطنه، ثم قال: يا معشر الناس، سلوني قبل أن تفقدوني، هذا سفط العلم، هذا لعاب رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله)، هذا ما زقني رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) زقا زقا، سلوني فإن عندي علم الاولين والآخرين، أما والله لوثنيت لي وسادة، فجلست عليها، لافتيت أهل التوراة بتوراتهم حتى تنطق التوراة فتقول: صدق علي ما كذب، لقد أفتاكم بما أنزل الله في، وأفتيت أهل الانجيل بإنجيلهم حتى ينطق الانجيل فيقول: صدق علي ما كذب، لقد أفتاكم بما أنزل الله في، وأفتيت أهل القرآن بقرآنهم حتى ينطق القرآن فيقول: صدق علي ما كذب، لقد أفتاكم بما أنزل الله في، وأنتم تتلون القرآن ليلا ونهارا، فهل فيكم أحد يعلم ما نزل فيه؟ ولولا آية في كتاب الله عزوجل لاخبرتكم بما كان وبما يكون، وبما هو كائن إلى يوم القيامة، وهي هذه الآية: (يمحوا الله ما يشاء ويثبت وعنده أم الكتاب) (1). ثم قال: (عليه السلام): سلوني قبل أن تفقدوني، فو الذي فلق الحبة وبرأ النسمة، لو سألتموني عن أية آية، في ليل أنزلت، أو في نهار أنزلت، مكيها ومدنيها، سفريها وحضريها، ناسخها ومنسوخها، ومحكمها ومتشابهها، وتأويلها وتنزيلها، إلا أخبرتكم. فقال إليه رجل يقال له ذعلب، وكان ذرب اللسان، بليغا في الخطب، شجاع القلب، فقال: لقد ارتقى ابن أبي طالب مرقاة صعبة، لاخجلنه اليوم لكم في مسألتي إياه. فقال: يا أمير المؤمنين، هل رأيت ربك؟ فقال: ويلك يا ذعلب لم أكن بالذي أعبد ربا لم أره. قال: فكيف رأيته؟ صفه لنا. قال: ويلك! لم تره العيون بمشاهدة الابصار، ولكن رأته القلوب بحقائق الايمان، ويلك يا ذعلب، إن ربي لا يوصف بالعبد ولا بالحركة ولا بالسكون، ولا بقيام - قيام انتصاب - ولا بجيئة ولا بذهاب، لطيف اللطافة لا يوصف باللطف، عظيم العظمة لا يوصف بالعظم، كبير الكبرياء لا يوصف بالكبر، جليل الجلالة لا يوصف بالغلظ، رؤوف الرحمة لا يوصف بالرقة، مؤمن لا بعبادة، مدرك لا بمجسة (2)، قائل لا بلفظ، هو في الاشياء على غير ممازجة، خارج منها على غير مباينة، فوق كل شئ ولا يقال شئ فوقه، أمام كل شئ ولا يقال له أمام، داخل في الاشياء لا كشئ في شئ داخل، وخارج منها لا كشئ من شئ خارج. فخر ذعلب مغشيا عليه، ثم قال: تا لله ما سمعت بمثل هذا الجواب، والله لا عدت إلى مثلها. ثم قال (عليه السلام): سلوني قبل أن تفقدوني. فقام إليه الاشعث بن قيس، فقال: يا أمير المؤمنين، كيف تؤخذ من المجوس الجزية ولم ينزل عليهم كتاب، ولم يبعث إليهم نبي؟ فقال: بلى يا أشعث، قد أنزل الله عليهم كتابا، وبعث إليهم نبيا، وكان لهم ملك سكر ذات ليلة، فدعا بابنته إلى فراشه فارتكبها، فلما أصبح تسامع به قومه، فاجتمعوا إلى بابه، فقالوا: أيها الملك، دنست علينا ديننا فأهلكته، فاخرج نطهرك ونقم عليك الحد. فقال لهم: اجتمعوا واسمعوا كلامي، فإن يكن لي مخرج مما ارتكبت وإلا فشأنكم. فاجتمعوا، فقال لهم: هل علمتم أن الله عز وجل لم يخلق خلقا أكرم عليه من أبينا آدم وأمنا حواء؟ قالوا: صدقت أيها الملك. قال: أفليس قد زوج بنيه من بناته، وبناته من بينه؟ قالوا: صدقت، هذا هو الدين، فتعاقدوا على ذلك، فمحا الله ما في صدورهم من العلم، ورفع عنهم الكتاب، فهم الكفرة، يدخلون النار بلا حساب، والمنافقون أشد حالا منهم. فقال الاشعث: والله ما سمعت بمثل هذا الجواب، والله لا عدت إلى مثلها أبدا. ثم قال (عليه السلام): سلوني قبل أن تفقدوني. فقام إليه رجل من أقصى المسجد، متوكئا على عكازة، فلم يزل يتخطى الناس حتى دنا منه فقال: يا أمير المؤمنين، دلني على عمل إذا أنا عملته نجاني الله من النار. فقال له: اسمع يا هذا، ثم افهم، ثم استيقن، قامت الدنيا بثلاثة: بعالم ناطق مستعمل لعلمه، وبغني لا يبخل بماله على أهل دين الله عزوجل، وبفقير صابر، فإذا كتم العالم علمه، وبخل الغني، ولم يصبر الفقير، فعندها الويل والثبور، وعندها يعرف العارفون بالله أن الدار قد رجعت إلى بدئها، أي إلى الكفر بعد الايمان. أيها السائل، فلا تغترن بكثرة المساجد، وجماعة أقوام أجسادهم مجتمعة وقلوبهم شتى. أيها الناس، إنما الناس ثلاثة: زاهد، وراغب، وصابر، فأما الزاهد فلا يفرح بشئ من الدنيا أتاه، ولا يحزن على شئ منها فاته، وأما الصابر فيتمناها بقلبه، فإن أدرك منها شيئا صرف عنها نفسه لما يعلم من سوء عاقبتها، وأما الراغب فلا يبالي من حل أصابها أم من حرام. قال: يا أمير المؤمنين، فما علامة المؤمن في ذلك الزمان؟ قال: ينظر إلى ما أوجب الله عليه من حق فيتولاه، وينظر إلى ما خالفه فيتبرأ منه وإن كان حبيبا قريبا. قال: صدقت والله يا أمير المؤمنين، ثم غاب الرجل فلم نره، وطلبه الناس فلم يجدوه، فتبسم علي (عليه السلام) على المنبر ثم قال: ما لكم، هذا أخي الخضر (عليه السلام). ثم قال (عليه السلام): سلوني قبل أن تفقدوني. فلم يقم إليه أحد، فحمد الله وأثنى عليه، وصلى على نبيه (صلى الله عليه وآله)، ثم قال للحسن (عليه السلام): يا حسن، قم فاصعد المنبر، فتكلم بكلام لا تجهلك قريش من بعدي، فيقولون: إن الحسن لا يحسن شيئا. قال الحسن (عليه السلام): يا أبه، كيف أصعد وأتكلم وأنت في الناس تسمع وترى؟ قال: بأبي وأمي أواري نفسي عنك، وأسمع وأرى ولا تراني. فصعد الحسن (عليه السلام) المنبر، فحمد الله بمحامد بليغة شريفة، وصلى على النبي وآله صلاة موجزة، ثم قال: أيها الناس، سمعت جدي رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) يقول: أنا مدينة العلم وعلي بابها، وهل تدخل المدينة إلا من بابها، ثم نزل، فوثب إليه علي (عليه السلام) فتحمله، وضمه إلى صدره. ثم قال للحسين (عليه السلام): يا بني، قم فاصعد فتكلم بكلام لا تجهلك قريش من بعدي، فيقولون: إن الحسين بن علي لا يبصر شيئا، وليكن كلامك تبعا لكلام أخيك، فصعد الحسين (عليه السلام)، فحمد الله وأثنى عليه، وصلى على نبيه وآله صلاة موجزة، ثم قال: معاشر الناس، سمعت رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) وهو يقول: إن عليا مدينة هدى، فمن دخلها نجا، ومن تخلف عنها هلك. فوثب علي (عليه السلام) فضمه إلى صدره وقبله، ثم قال: معاشر الناس، اشهدوا أنهما فرخا رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) ووديعته التي استودعنيها، وأنا استودعكموها. معاشر الناس، ورسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) سائلكم عنهما (1). Abu Ja`far Muhammad b. `Ali b. al-Husayn b. Musa b. Babuwayh al-Qummi (رضي الله عنه) narrated to us. He said: Ahmad b. al-Hasan al-Qattan and `Ali b. Ahmad b. Musa al-Daqqaq and Muhammad b. Ahmad al-Sinani (رضي الله عنه) narrated to us. They said: Abu’l `Abbas Ahmad b. Yahya b. Zakariyya al-Qattan narrated to us. He said: Muhammad b. al-`Abbas narrated to us. He said: Muhammad b. Abi al-Sirri narrated to me. He said: Ahmad b. `Abdullah b. Yunus narrated to us from Sa`d b. Turayf al-Kinani from al-Asbagh b. Nubata. He said: When `Ali (عليه السلام) assumed the Caliphate and the people pledged their allegiance to him, he went out to the Mosque turbaned in the turban of the Messenger of Allah (s), cloaked in the cloak of the Messenger of Allah (s), wearing the sandals of the Messenger of Allah (s), and equipped with the sword of the Messenger of Allah (s). So, he climbed the pulpit and sat upon it masterfully. Then, he folded his hands and placed them under his stomach. Then, he said: O people! Ask me before you lose me. This is the vessel of knowledge. This is the saliva of the Messenger of Allah (s). This is the sustenance that the Messenger of Allah (s) has sustained me with. Ask me, for I have the knowledge of the former and latter peoples. By Allah, if a cushion were folded for me, I could give judgments to the people of the Torah with their Torah until the Torah is made to say: “`Ali has spoken the truth and he has not lied. He has given you judgments by that which Allah has revealed”; and I could give judgments to the people of the Gospel with their Gospel until the Gospel is made to say: “`Ali has spoken the truth and he has not lied. He has given you judgments by that which Allah has revealed”; and I could give judgments to the people of the Quran with their Quran until the Quran is made to say: “`Ali has spoken the truth and he has not lied. He has given you judgments by that which Allah has revealed.” You recite the Quran night and day, so, is there one of you who knows what was revealed in it? If it were not for one verse in the Book of Allah, I could have informed you of what was, what will be, and what is, until the Day of Resurrection; and it is this verse, “Allah erases what He wishes and confirms, and with Him is the Mother of the Book.” (13:39) Then, he (عليه السلام) said: Ask me before you lose me, for by Him who split the seed and gave life, if you were to ask me about any verse – whether it were revealed in the night or revealed in the day, in Mecca or in Medina, while travelling or while present; whether it is abrogating or abrogated, decisive or allegorical; or about its interpretation or its exegesis – I would have informed you of it. So, a man named Dha`lab, who had a sharp tongue, who was eloquent in speech, and who had a bold heart, said: Ibn Abi Talib has risen to a difficult station, so I will embarrass him today in my questions posed to him. So, he said: O Amir al-Mu’minin! Have you seen your Lord? So, he said: Woe to you, Dha`lab, I am not one who would worship a Lord that I haven not seen. He said: So, how did you see Him? Describe Him to us. He said: Woe to you! Eyes do not see Him by way of sight, but rather, hearts see Him by the realities of faith. Woe to you, Dha`lab, surely, my Lord is not described with proximity, nor with movement, nor with stillness, nor with standing – standing physically – nor with coming, nor with going. He is the Most Subtle of the subtle, but He is not described with subtlety. He is the Most Great of the great, but He is not described with greatness. He is the Most Grand of the grand, but He is not described with grandness. He is the Most Majestic of the majestic, but He is not described with difficulty. He is kind in mercy, but He is not described with gentleness; the Protector, but not [gained] through worship. He perceives, but not through touching. He speaks, but not through pronouncement. He is in the things, but not interwoven, and He is outside of them, but not contrasting. He is above everything, and nothing is to be said to be above Him. He is in front of everything, but He is not to be said to be in front. He is inside the things, but not like a thing inside another thing. He is outside the things, but not like a thing outside another thing. So, Dha`lab fell unconscious. Then, [he awoke] and said: By Allah, I have never heard an answer like this. By Allah, I will not repeat [a question] like it. Then, he (عليه السلام) said: Ask me before you lose me. So, al-Ash`ath b. Qays went to him and said: O Amir al-Mu’minin! Why is the jizya taken from the Zoroastrians when no Book was revealed to them and no prophet was sent to them? So, he said: O Ash`ath! Allah revealed a Book to them and sent a prophet to them. They had a king who was drunk one night. He called his daughter to his bed and had intercourse with her. When he awoke, his people had heard what had happened and had gathered at his door. So, they said: “O king! You have dirtied our religion and you have destroyed it. Get out, so that we may purify you by establishing the penalty on you.” So, he said to them: “Gather and listen to my words. If there is no way out for me, then do as you wish.” So, they gathered. So, he said to them: “Do you know that Allah did not create a creation more noble than our father Adam and our mother Hawwa’?” They said: “You have spoken the truth, king.” He said: “Did he not marry his sons to his daughters, and his daughters to his sons?” They said: “You have spoken the truth. This is the religion.” So, they contracted [marriages] based on that. So, Allah erased knowledge from their hearts and raised the Book from them, so they became disbelievers who enter the Fire without judgment – and the hypocrites are in a more severe condition than them. So, al-Ash`ath said: By Allah, I have never heard an answer like this. By Allah, I will not repeat [a question] like it. Then, he (عليه السلام) said: Ask me before you lose me. So, a man from the furthest end of the Mosque came to him, leaning on a staff. He did not stop surpassing the people until he came close to him and said: O Amir al-Mu’minin! Lead me to a practice which, if I did it, Allah would deliver me from the Fire. So, he said to him: Listen, so-and-so, then understand, then ascertain. The world is upheld by three: a speaking scholar whose knowledge is acted upon, a wealthy person who is not stingy in his wealth with the people of the religion of Allah, and patient poor person. If the scholar hides his knowledge, and the wealthy becomes stingy, and the poor person is not patient, then at that will be woe and devastation. At that, those that know Allah will know that the abode will revert to its incipience – meaning, to disbelief after faith. O asker! Do not be deceived by the number of mosques, nor by the gatherings of people who are united in their bodies but disunited in their hearts. O people! Surely, there are only three types of people: the ascetic, the hedonist, and the patient. As for the ascetic, he is not gladdened by anything of the world that comes to him, nor is he saddened by anything of the world that misses him. As for the patient, he wishes for it (the world) in his heart, but when he comes by anything of it, he avoids it because he knows its evil consequences. As for the hedonist, he does not mind taking it lawfully or unlawfully. He said: O Amir al-Mu’minin! What is the sign of the believer in that time? He said: He looks to what Allah has obliged him and he fulfills it, and he looks to what is contrary to it and dissociates from it, even if it is beloved and near to him. He said: You have spoken the truth, by Allah, O Amir al-Mu’minin. Then, the man disappeared, and we did not see him. The people went out looking for him, but they did not see him. So, `Ali (عليه السلام) smiled on the pulpit and said: What are you doing? This is my brother al-Khidr (عليه السلام). Then, he (عليه السلام) said: Ask me before you lose me. So, no one went to him. So, he praised Allah and commended Him, blessed His Prophet (s), then said to al-Hasan (as): O Hasan! Stand, climb the pulpit, and speak, so that Quraysh are not ignorant of you after me, lest they say: “Al-Hasan has not beautified (yuhsin) anything.” Al-Hasan (عليه السلام) said: O father! How can I climb [the pulpit] and speak when you are among the people listening and watching? He said: May my mother and my father be your sacrifice! I will hide myself from you, so you will neither hear nor see me. So, al-Hasan (عليه السلام) climbed the pulpit, praised Allah in an eloquent and honourable way, blessed the Prophet and his Family briefly, then said: O people! I heard my grandfather the Messenger of Allah (s) say: “I am the City of Knowledge and `Ali is its Gate. A city can only be entered by its gate.” Then, he descended; and `Ali (عليه السلام) leapt toward him, embraced him, and held him to his chest. Then, he said to al-Husayn (as): O my son! Stand, climb the pulpit, and speak, so that the Quraysh are not ignorant of you after me, lest they say: “Al-Husayn b. `Ali has no insight in anything”, and so that your words may follow your brother’s. So, al-Husayn climbed, praised Allah and commended Him, blessed His Prophet and his Family briefly, then said: O people! I heard the Messenger of Allah (s) say: “Surely, `Ali is the City of Guidance. Whoever enters it is saved, and whoever turns away from it is destroyed.” So, `Ali (عليه السلام) leapt toward him, embraced him, and held him to his chest. Then, he said: O people! Bear witness that these two are the younglings of the Messenger of Allah (s) whom he entrusted to me, and I am entrusting them to you. O people! The Messenger of Allah (s) will question you regarding them. 4 - حدثنا محمد بن علي ما جيلويه (رحمه الله)، عن عمه محمد بن أبي القاسم، عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، عن أبيه، عن محمد بن يحيى الخزاز، عن غياث بن إبراهيم، عن الصادق جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن آبائه (عليهم السلام)، قال: قال أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام): لانسبن الاسلام نسبة لم ينسبه أحد قبلي ولا ينسبه أحد بعدي، الاسلام هو التسليم، والتسليم هو التصديق، والتصديق هو اليقين، واليقين هو والاداء هو العمل، إن المؤمن أخذ دينه عن ربه ولم يأخذه عن رأيه. أيها الناس، دينكم دينكم، تمسكوا به، لا يزيلكم أحد عنه، لان السيئة فيه خير من الحسنة في غيره، لان السيئة فيه تغفر، والحسنة في غيره لا تقبل (3). He said: Amir al-Mu'minin (عليه السلام) said: I will describe Islam in a way that no one before me nor after me has described it: Islam is submission, and submission is sincerity, and sincerity is certainty, and certainty is performance, and performance is [good] action. The believer takes his religion from his Lord and not his opinion. O people! Your religion, your religion! Hold onto it, and do not allow anyone to hinder you or remove you from it. A sin in Islam is better than a good deed in other religions, for a sin in Islam can be forgiven, while a good deed in another religion is not accepted.
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  13. The truth is a lot of aren't, if you're a person who works towards being part of his companions dedicated your whole life for it, but it turns out he didn't pick you, would you be heartbroken, dejected, resentful? A lot of people would be.
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  14. If we Shias are supposedly ready for the imam to reappear then where are the 313 of his closest companions?
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  15. Allow me to summarize the cure in one sentence. Offer prayers at earliest possible time regularly.
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  16. Wa Alaykum As-Salam, If you did not wash the inside of the arm at all then the wudu' is invalid. This will make the wiping in wudu' invalid. With the washing of the forearms, if there is a possibility, even a small one, that the water reached the inside of the arms then repeating the prayers performed with that wudu' is not necessary. However if you are 100% certain that water did not reach there then repeating the prayers performed with this wudu' is necessary. With regards to the wiping, according to Al-Sayyid As-Sistani, prayers performed with this wudu' are valid but for now on you must only use the water that remains on the hands after washing both forearms. Question: A person used to make mistakes in the way he performed his wudhu (minor ablution) or ghusl (major ablution). After many years, he comes to realize his mistakes. When he inquires as how to solve his problem, he is told: "Repeat all your prayers and perform the pilgrimage again." Since saying all the prayers and doing the pilgrimage again is difficult, is there a solution which would salvage his prayers and pilgrimage performed with wudhu and ghusl that he thought was correct? Is there such a solution as a concession to this person so that he does not become disheartened and rebellions against religious obligations in a society which encourages such kind of rebellion? Answer: If he was ignorant out of innocence, and therefore made mistakes without causing harm (e.g., did not follow the proper sequence in washing the head and the other parts of the body in ghusl; or did the wiping of the head or feet [mash] with a new water), then his wudhu and ghusl will be considered correct; and, consequently, his past prayers and pilgrimage will also be considered correct. But if he was ignorant out of negligence in learning the Islamic laws or did mistakes which do invalidate the act in general (e.g., leaving out some parts of the body which must be washed in wudhu or ghusl), there is no way to validate his past prayers and pilgrimage. However, if there is the fear that he would totally rebel when asked to make up all the past prayers and pilgrimage, then it is not appropriate to ask him to do so. Maybe Allah will improve his situation in future. https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01350/ Why are you assuming you have sinned? You did not know you were performing the wudu' incorrectly so you have not sinned but for now on you must perform the wudu' correctly.
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  17. I would go back and stop committing the worse sin that I committed
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  18. 20. Hugging, kissing, showing good behaviour, saying kind words, giving presents, ....never compensate for and neutralize physical punishment or offensive behaviour. Your child will never forget that you beat or offended him). 21. If your child is very timid and doesnt leave your hand whereever you go, it may be because you always help him. Sometimes, let him think and try to solve his problems on his own (you can guide him if necessary).
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  19. Zainuu

    Biden bombs Syria.

    This is an excuse which every defender of Iraq-invasion makes. 'Our govt killing people, so we need US'. I wonder that why only the govts. opposing American hegemony have this trait of 'killing there own people'. They have not fought ISIS. They created ISIS and that is all over the place. ISIS was actually defeated by Iraqis themselves through PMU. So, all this logic of dark and bright is flawed. The best thing that can ever happen to Iraq right now would be 'US leaving Iraq.'
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  20. This info is really helpful
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  21. I think the wisest decision would be to go back to the time when Adam had been just created and warn him about what crimes his offsprings/ humans would commit throughout history.
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  22. I see many recmmendations about being in a state of Wudu like highly recommendation of being in a state of Wudu which due that your sleep will be counted as praying (Salah/Namazi) altgough you just have slept after Salat al layl till morning also there are many recommendation for being in a state of Wudu as much as possible for you for receing blessing in all of your daily activitis specially for earning Rizq.
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  23. Alhamdulilah, I’m not necessarily emphasizing but mostly just giving perspective. But I will say for me personally If I can I prefer to have wudhu when I’m out and about. I feel like I’m plugged in and can recite Quran or pray rakaats at any moments notice. I’m not all the way certain but I believe you can only recite 7 ayaats without wudhu, someone with more knowledge can chime in and correct me if I’m wrong about that. But back to your question it’s up to you if you would prefer to make 2 rakaats after a fresh wudhu but it’s not obligatory. Alhamdulilah I’m no expert but Insha’Allah I hope some of this info gives you more perspective on your spiritual journey. Salaam wa laikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu
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  24. Here is another dua recommended by Ayatullah Behjat . اللَّهُ یَا رَحْمَانُ یَا رَحِیمُ، یَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِی عَلَى دِینِکَ “Oh God! Oh All-Beneficent! Oh All-Merciful! Oh Turner of hearts! (Please) make my heart firm in Your religion.” (Du’a al-Ghariq as narrated by Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq. Ayatollah Bahjat said that even if someone had a small problem and read this supplication, his prayers would be answered by God. He said that someone whose faith is strong might think that by reciting the phase “(Please) make my heart firm on Your religion,” that they are telling God that their faith is not rational or strong, and that they might think that this phrase is for lower classes. Ayatollah Bahjat said that the reason someone should continuously pray for strong faith despite having it is that a person can still turn back from this firm faith and go astray.
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  25. You mean the guy who paid the food taxes for the poor of Genoa so they could eat?
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  26. Alhamdulilah, Like brother Abdus Sibtayn mentioned above, although it is desirable it is not compulsory to maintain wudhu throughout the day. There is also the Hadith in which Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) approached Bilal (رضي الله عنه). And inquired as to what he was doing in his daily routine of worship. Muhammad SAW questioned Bilal because during his assent he heard the footsteps of Bilal before he even reached the heavens. Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) asked Bilal what was he doing extra that he could think of. Bilal replied that he couldn’t really think of what he was doing but he thought further and said that every time he broke his wudhu due to natural human relief he would make a fresh wudhu and perform two Rakaat. Muhammad SAW replied this is a good practice and encouraged for the continuation of the practice. This practice wasn’t something that Bilal invented on his own. It was a etiquette that Bilal was gifted earlier than others that most likely was already being performed by Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) which is why he co-signed and recommended the continuation of the this practice. There are many Muslims who try to keep this practice in their daily routine because in a sense they feel closer to Allah by doing so and protected from matters or fitnah beyond their comprehension. My father is one of those people. He has explained to me how he has noticed a difference in his daily life of keeping wudhu vs not having it when outside of the home. If you feel that Allah is giving you this insight to keep wudhu more than maybe you should give it a try or effort without the extremism of trying to avoid relieving your body all together in order to maintain wudhu. Insha”Allah May Allah shower his mercy on all the believing men and women.
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  28. Problem is, When marja says yes, mostly people blindly follow yes. When doctor says you got a brain tumor, you discuss it with him in details then go to many other doctors for opinions and discuss the pros and cons of problems with them. Thats how important health is for people but islamic ruling, no man we can't understand them so we blindly trust marja.
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  29. l'd go back to Adam and smack him in the head before he ate of the tree. 0kay, so l ain't winning any "correct" awards.
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  30. There are ship loads of fake scholars today. They use it as a profession. They change their names to sound scholarly, like Fulan Tawheedi, Fulan Alvi, Fulan Haidri. They only memorize speech lines and what is told to them and have no knowledge. Opportunists with humble origins and professions. Cigarette vendors, plumbers, and so on.
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  31. Work on creating positive experiences together. Exercise together. Cook together. Travel together. Complete home improvement projects together. And have sexual intercourse regularly. Although sex is an essential component of a marriage, and good sex must be had frequently, there are many other components within a marriage that contribute to making the marriage bond stronger and long-lasting. Building a strong bond requires work and compassion. If it was easy, it wouldn't be so rewarding in the hereafter. It's immensely rewarding, precisely because it takes time and effort to keep it strong. Just like holding and strengthening the faith in your heart. Note: I am not saying you ought to remain in an abusive and harmful marriage/relationship.
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  32. I feel that as we get closer to the zuhoor, it will be harder and harder to tell the real from the fake.
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  33. Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah. I have seen many Muqallid's of Ayatullah al-Udhma Khamenei thinking that the only set of laws he has are in Leader.ir. So for those who do not know yet let me clarify this. Ayatullah al-Udhma Khamenei says to refer to Imam Khomeini's Tahrir ul Wasilah and then, on stuff that he disagrees with Imam Khomeini to refer to his Q&A. KhudaHafiz
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  34. Second to going to karbala and martyring I would go to Baghdad 1258 and warn them "HIDE THE BOOKS THE MONGOLS ARE COMING!"
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  35. They'd get there eventually, or instead of American imperialism, it would be British or Spanish or French or Dutch or someone else. Nothing would be substantially delayed by eliminating one mass murderer, though it would certainly improve the lives of those impacted by his murders and rapes.
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  36. Laayla

    With Beirut

    Mar. 03, 2021 | 12:12 PM (Last Updated: March 03, 2021 | 12:45 PM) 'How I can feed my family now?': Lebanese protest for second day http://dailystar.com.lb/dailystar/Pictures/2021/03/03/841478_img650x420_img650x420_crop.jpg Mohammed ZaatariYoumna Mroue| The Daily Star SIDON, Lebanon: Hundreds of Lebanese gathered in cities across Lebanon Wednesday, protesting for a second straight day against the crippling depreciation of the local currency and soaring unemployment. The Lebanese pound sunk to a new record low this week, trading at LL10,000 and sparking nationwide protests which blamed the ruling political elite for rampant corruption and mismanagement. Most dealers, though, stopped selling dollars. The pound hit a record low of LL9,800 last July. In the southern port city of Sidon, angry protestors blocked early Wednesday a section of the highway linking Beirut to south Lebanon over deteriorating living conditions and the unchecked rise of the dollar. Ali, a carpenter based in the southern city, said he had to shut down his business despite having a family of three. “How can I feed my family now? I am forced to beg for money,” he told The Daily Star. Protestors allowed trucks loaded with bread and gas tanks to cross blocked roads. “There are poor people like us who need bread, which they will soon be unable to afford. These politicians took us back to the stone age!” Ali added. As residents have grown tired of falling victim to a corrupt ruling class, protests erupted across the country late Tuesday and continued in some areas Wednesday morning, they echoed the same sentiment: they are hungry and can no longer afford basic necessities. Many demand the prompt enactment of sound economic policies which would yield improvements to their daily quality of life. Another protestor, Mahmoud Abu Soltaniyeh, 54, expressed his rage at Lebanon’s political elite, especially President Michel Aoun. “I collect iron, tin and plastic [scrap] to sell them. When we head to the doctor’s office, you put us, Mr. President, in front of three options: we die of hunger, or we steal to live or push our wives to prostitution.” Lebanon’s political and financial elite have made addresses promising to stabilize the Lebanese pound, but their statements fell on the deaf ears of a population exhausted by empty pledges after the minimum monthly wage is now worth $68.
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  37. The principle of permissibility applies to both taqiyyah and general situations, brother. The first question and its response mean general permissibility. The second reply is talking specifically about taqiyyah. As in, even without taqiyyah you are allowed to pray in Sunni congregations given that you observe the given conditions. I always thought that being allowed to do one's own qira'ah implied that, akhi. But it would be better if you could mail the Sayyid's (ha) office and ask, won't it? If you don't mind, could you please also post the response here for us?
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  38. Read Islamic thought in the Quran by Ayatullah Khamenei. Was very thought provoking.
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  39. ln Isaiah, there is the oft quoted, "the living give you thanks." Your post reminded me of it.
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  40. Sorry, if I am deviating from a very philosophically oriented discussion on "success" to a more mundane and "this-worldly" definition of success. For me the highest success includes many things actually! Here are a top few I instantly thought of : a) to achieve my potential (via a fulfilling career), b) being a caring and kind human being and benefitting humanity, c) having a peaceful life with a soulmate.
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  41. Salam , @Ain-Al Hayat Yes , I'm 100% ready for it with a clean intention . The first chance I get I will go, no matter what the circumstances I will go . This is my dream .
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  42. rkazmi33

    Thoughts 2021

    Is there a way to get rid of feeling cringey? When I have many interactions which make me cringe, it leads to me feeling extremely uncomfortable at the end of the day. Is there a dua I can recite to get rid of this feeling?
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  43. If you know the Sharia and clear teachings of Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)), you will always be able to tell who is following them and who is not. The fake ulema will become more numerous during the time before the Zahoor, just like what is happening today.
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  44. There are authentic hadiths that the main enemies of Imam Zaman(a.f.s) in the beginning will be the so called 'ulema'. These ulema are very easy to tell from the real ones, like Sayyid Sistani(ha), Imam Khomeni(رضي الله عنه), Sayyid Fadlallah(رضي الله عنه), Sayyid Al Khoei(رضي الله عنه), Imam Khameni, and many others, may Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless all of them and give them the best in this world and the next. The way to tell the real from the fake is that the fake ones violate the Sharia and clear teachings of Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) and Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)) and tell others to violate it, under the premise that they are 'past the Sharia' or 'above the Sharia' or that the 'Sharia needs to be 'modernized'. Also, the fake ones run to the non muslims, the kuffar for support rather than the muslims (which is against order of Holy Quran). If you know the Sharia, and you know the clear teachings of Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) and Imams of Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)), you won't be confused. You will easily be able to tell the real from the fake. I could give example of the 'fake' ones that are around now, but I won't do it publicly, since some of their followers are on here, and they would start to abuse the 'real' ones in retaliation. The two main criteria for an Alim, marjaa' i.e leader in Islam are 'Adl' and 'Ilm'. Knowledge and Justice. This means that they are very knowledgeable regarding the details of the deen, and they are Just, meaning they follow what Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has revealed themselves, all of it, not just some of it, encourage others to follow it, and don't do thulm on themselves or others by violating it. And to those who try to degrade Sayyid Sistani(may Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) continue to bless him and give him long life) by saying he is not 'strong against the Kuffar' like Sayyid Ali Khameni(may Allah bless him and give him long life) is, that is complete nonsense. If you look at the fatawa that are given by Sayyid Sistani, such as the jihad he declared against the now humiliated daish, this was done at great personal risk to himself, and definitely against the wishes of the kufar in Iraq, and without the fatwa, I think Iraq would be similar to Afghanistan now where the takfiris are in control. So he is just as strong against them, but he is wise and acts given the circumstances he is in, as our Imams((عليه السلام)) did.
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  45. Coming safely through on the Last Day. What other real success is there?
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  46. I believe true success is the balance between religion and this world. I dislike both people who fail to understand this for example people who become overly religious at times tell you this world is temporary and they do not pursue worldly advents anymore and just sit there and wait for death. Then there are people who become overly worldly and make their careers their religion and they shirk everything else including family to give priority to their career. For me, there is no nobility in poverty and I would never choose poverty for myself or anyone. Be successful. The easiest way to do that is to enroll in a university, study something worthwhile like Business/Law/Engineering/Medical, get an entry level job in your field whilst being in school, finish your degree and expand from there. You'll be moderately successful in your middle life and overly successful later if you work hard and have realistic goals. Then there's religion which means do your best, do not fall into Haram activities and keep your obligations like praying etc. There need not be a compromise between the two.
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  47. 2 Days ago it was Imam Ali's birthday yesterday. I put balloons all over my house.
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  48. I decided to take the cover photo of the Shi'a community on Reddit (https://reddit.com/r/shia/) and make some edits to it. It's supposed to look like the Kiswah of the Ka'abah. I decided to make the Arabic on the Kiswah appear as these chain like structures as it went well with the minimalistic theme and also because it seems like the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).w and his Progeny (عليه السلام).w.s are a Holy Chain of Allah, in addition to being the physical manifestation of His commands etc. All rights to the original image of the shrines belong to its owner. Original: Edited: A high quality 4K resolution version can be found through this link: https://mega.nz/file/Z4gkwB4Y#pWfX1kTHv9lGhWSbz1Wtz-h1LBjn4ifqljupk5DCozM JazakAllah
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  49. hasanhh

    Thoughts 2021

    Actually, this is a subtext of attacking lsIam. l have writ this on SC before, yet again: Prior to my finding this in an Amerikan magazine, these Syrians and Egyptians l knew told this story of the French Navy shelling Algiers to force the children into Catholic schools, "killing 7,000 people." So, foe example, like the young girls there, they go to the Catholic re-education facilities and as soon as they leave school grounds they put their hijabs back on. So in actuality, mass murder to no effect. An Algerian later told me the same thing. Over the succeeding decades, the murder number l found in French and American publications is 5,000, but l forget the political-anti-terrorist excuse the French/NATO used at the time. Which of course is one of the reasons for the Algerian resistance and war. ln January this year, l read this article about the evilgelicals bemoaning their loss of "biblical input" into American foreign policy because Trump lost the election.
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