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    Imam Ali Al-Naqi (as)
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    The tenth Imam Ali Ibn Mohammed Al-Naqi (A.H.S.) was born in a place called Sarriya which was about 3 miles from the Holy city of Medina on the 15th day of the month of Zilhaj in the year 212 A.H. and he passed away from this mundane world on the 3rd day of the month of Rajab in the year 254 A.H. because of the poison given to him by Mo'taz billah and was buried in his own house in the city of Samarra. The total period of his Imamate was 33 years.
    He was the eldest son of the ninth Imam, Mohammed al-Taqi (A.H.S.); his mother's name was Umm al-Walad and she was called Samana. He had one brother named Moosa and two sisters named Fatima and Emama.
    The Abbasid Caliphs of his time were: Mo'tasim billah son of Haroon, then his son Montasir billah, after whom came Mosata'een billah another son of Mo'tasim, who was followed by Mo'taz billah son of Mutawakkil. It was this Mutawakkil who was always on the lookout for a chance to torture the Tenth Imam and to kill him and he was the one who ordered the grave of Imam Husain (A.H.S.) in Karbala to be dug out and desecrated.
    Saqar ibn Dalaf narrates, Imam Mohammed al-Taqi (A.H.S.) once proclaimed, "After me, my son Ali shall be my successor and Imam. His ruling shall be my ruling and his word shall be my word; and after Ali, his son Hassan shall be the Imam after him". [This narration has been taken from the book "Kamal al-Deen", book 2, page 50.]
    Some annecdotes from the life of Imam Ali al-Naqi (A.H.S.)
    Abul Hashem al-Jafferi narrates that one day he went to the Imam to see him and to be in his service when the Imam addressed him in Hind (Sanskrit language) and I could not understand a word of it. He took up a pebble lying near his feet and then threw it towards me and said, "Abul Hashem, keep it in your mouth". I took it in my mouth and started sucking it for a while, and when I took leave of the Imam (A.H.S.) I could speak in 73 languages, Hind being one of them! !" [From the book "Mukhtar al-Kharaij wal Jaraih", page 237]
    There is a narration from Saleh ibn Saeed, who says he was once in the company of the Imam (A.H.S.) and said, "O my Moula, these people want to harass you and extinguish the light of Allah (you) and so they have deliberately lodged you with the poor and the pauper in the Caraven-serai, to belittle you!" The Imam (A.H.S.) said, "O ibn-Sayeed, do not be upset and perturbed; you do not know us truly" and saying this, the Imam pointed out with his hand and said, "Look there", and when I lifted up my gaze, behold! I saw lush green gardens, with Angels and Houris walking gently through them, birds chirping on the branches, gazelles and deer playfully romping around and streams of sweet water rippling by ! I was amazed and dazzled by what I saw. The Imam (A.H.S.) said, "This is from Allah for me". [From the book, Basaaer Ul-Darajaat, page 406]
    A man, as goes the incident, was suffering from leucoderma due to which his whole body and face was covered with white patches. He felt obviously fed up with his life and was very miserable. Abu Ali Fehri after listening to all this told him to go to the Imam by whose prayer he would get cured completely. So this man went and sat on the path by which the Imam would pass by. Presently, he saw the Imam coming and he got up to go near the Imam and greet him. The Imam saw him coming and told him from a distance, "Do not come near, Allah will cure you". The Imam repeated this sentence thrice and the man dared not go near the Imam.
    He came back to Fehri and told him all that had occurred. Abu Ali Fehri said, "The Imam has listened to your prayer and cured you; go home now and you shall be cured." The man went home and the next morning he got up, there was not a trace of the disease, he was completely cured ! ! [This has been extracted from the book, Mukhtar al-Kharaij wal Jaraih.]
    Abul Qassem ibn Abul Qassem Al-Baghdadi narrates our next incident from the life of the Imam quoting Zaraarah, the Orderly of Mutawakkil who said, "There came a magician and juggler to the court of Caliph Mutawakkil al-Abbasi who was supposed to be an expert on making things disappear and in such other tricks and buffoonery. Mutawakkil was very fond of such bilge and drivel and immediately summoned this magician and told him if he could by his tricks and magic, put Abul Hassan, Imam Ali ibn Mohammad al-Naqi (A.H.S.) In a fix and embarrass him, he would reward him with 1000 dinars. The magician agreed and request food before him and to have special bread baked thin and to place them on the dining cloth. It was agreed and the Imam was called to have food.
    Every time Imam (A.H.S.) stretched his hand to take the bread, the magician by his trickery would snatch it away from his hand and all the people including Mutawakkil would laugh loudly. The Imam tried to take bread a second time, but the magician played the same trick and took off the bread away from him. Again there was laughter and all around guffaw with Mutawakkil rolling with mirth and joy and laughing uncontrollably.
    Seeing this, Imam Ali an-Naqi (A.H.S.) cast a wrathful glance on the pillow on which there was a picture of a lion and upon which this Indian magician was reclining and resting; he slapped on the pillow and addressed the lion, "What are you looking at, eat up this magician"! As if the lion was waiting for a command from the Imam (A.H.S.) that it immediately pounced upon the magician and within a matter of seconds, it ate and gobbled him up and then went back to its original shape of a picture!! All the people gathered there were completely spellbound and a deathly silence prevailed. The Imam (A.H.S.) got up to go when Mutawakkil came begging for the magician to be restored back to life. The Imam (A.H.S.) turned around and said, "You shall never get him back, you tried to impose an enemy of Allah upon Allah's friends"; saying this the Imam (A.H.S.) left." [This has been taken from the book Mukhtar al-Kharaij wal Jaraih, p.210.]
    The Imam (A.H.S.) had predicted the death of Mutawakkil twice in incidents, which have been written down in the book, Mukhtar al-Kharaij wal Jaraih. The first incident has been narrated by Abul Qassem al-Baghdadi as witnessed by the Orderly of Mutawakkil, Zarrarah by name who said Mutawakkil, decided one day, to order Imam Ali al-Naqi (A.H.S.) to come on-foot when he would come to greet him. His Vizier advised him that it would become very obvious to the people that the Caliph intends to insult the Imam and that he should desist from such an idea; instead he should proclaim that all people should come walking and not on horse-back, as was customary, and this way the Imam would also come walking on-foot.
    Accordingly, Mutawakkil acted upon this advise, so the Imam (A.H.S.) had to come walking in the hot sun. By the time he reached the palace, he was sweating profusely and was very exhausted. The narrator of this incident says, he ran to the Imam (A.H.S.), and wiped the sweat from his brow and said, "Your cousin's intention was to make you walk like this in the hot sun so that you get tired and people see you in this condition"! The Imam (A.H.S.) said, "Quiet now; he then recited verse 65, from Chapter Huud, which means, "Enjoy in your abode for three days; that is a promise not to be belied". Zarrarah says third day ended and on the fourth night, Mutawakkil was ruthlessly murdered!!!
    A second incident of a similar nature occurred when a man from the city of Madaen wrote to the Holy Imam asking him the number of days the rule of Mutawakkil would last, to which the Imam quoted in reply verse 47, 48 and 49 from the Chapter Yousuf wherein Prophet Yousuf says to the people of Egypt; "Ye shall sow seven years as usual, but that which ye reap, leave ye in its ears, except a little of which you eat". "Then shall come after that seven years of hardship (famine), which shall eat away all that ye have laid by beforehand for them, except a little of which ye have preserved." "Then shall come after that a year people will have abundant rain and in having it, they will produce wine". Mark these verses, which the Imam chose to quote specially, in answer to the question; if the number of years mentioned in these verses are added up, they give a total of 15! And lo ! Mutawakkil was mercilessly murdered exactly on the fifteenth day!!
    The Imam (A.H.S.) asked his followers, we Shias, to observe fast on four days in a year apart from the compulsory month of Ramadan, and these are 17th Rabi'awwal, the birth of the Holy Prophet, 27th Rajab, the day of declaration of his Prophethood, 25th Zulq'ada, the day the Earth was spread, and the 18th day of Zilhaj, the day of proclamation of Vicegerency of Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb (A.H.S.) as the Lord of the people after the Holy Prophet.
    Abu Hashem Jafferi narrates the next incident, which took place in the time of Mutawakkil Abbasi. There came a woman who declared that she was daughter of Bibi Fatima (S.A.H.) ! Mutawakkil told her "But you are young, and the grand daughter of the Holy Prophet died years ago? To this, she answered him saying, "The Holy Prophet placed his hand on my head and prayed Allah to make me young all over again every 40 years"! She continued, "I remained silent all these years but now I have come out in the open to declare my true identity, and there is a purpose". Mutawakkil consequently called the people of the House of Abu Taleb, House of Abbas, and all the Quraish to witness this strange phenomena, and to know there opinions about it. Most of them refuted her saying she could not be the one she is purporting to be!
    She turned angrily towards them and said, "All of you are wrong, for none of you know the truth that I am what I am, Zainab the daughter of Bibi Fatima the daughter of the Holy Prophet! None of you know this because I was living a life of exclusion and without exposing my identity, so how could anyone know about my life and death?" All those listening to her claim could not say anything further and Mutawakkil told the gathering, "If any one amongst you does not challenge her allegation, I would then free her and let her go". All the people were very uneasy about this matter and yet could not do anything; then all of a sudden they unanimously yelled, let us call Imam Ali an-Naqi (A.H.S.) for he certainly must have an answer to this problem. The Imam-e-Masoom was called and he was told about the incident and he said, "She is a liar, for Bibi Zainab daughter of Bibi Fatima died on such and such a day and such and such a year". Mutawakkil said, he would set her free if no one thwarts her in her attempts in calling herself Zainab the grand daughter of the Holy Prophet. Imam Ali al-Naqi (A.H.S.) proclaimed, "The flesh of Sons of Fatima (S.A.H.) have been prohibited on all creatures; if this woman is what she claims to be, then put her in front of these animals and nothing should happen to her". She heard this and said, "Probably this man wants that I should be killed; let him undergo this test himself before me and let us see if he himself stands this test!" Mutawakkil within his heart had always wanted to persecute, torture and cause anguish to the Imam and his followers, so when he heard of this proposal he immediately agreed to send the Imam into the enclosure where six or seven hungry lions were kept.
    The Imam-e-Masoom was lowered into the enclosure and he with dignity and an air of nonchalance walked and sat on a rock near the animals. Seeing the Holy Imam (A.H.S.), the hungry lions came to him and as if paying obeisance to him, sat down with their front paws folded! The Holy Imam (A.H.S.) orated affectionately on their manes and backs and gently ordered them to go and sit in the corner as commanded by the Vicegerent of their Creator! Spectators looking down saw all these strange phenomena and all were dumbstruck. Now it was Mutawakkil, who feeling ashamed and embarrassed, ordered the woman to be put into the lions' enclosure and at the same time he whispered to his Vizier to take out Abul Hassan, Imam Ali al-Naqi (A.H.S.) immediately from the enclosure, for if the people come to know about this miracle of the Imam (A.H.S.) they would start loving the Imam (A.H.S.) all the more and the whole Islamic world would come to know the Virtues and Greatness of the Masoomeens of the House of Bibi Fatima (S.A.H.) !
    When the son of Ali and Fatima (S.A.H.) walked out coolly, Mutawakkil went to him and sheepishly grinned and said, "O Abul Hassan, I did not mean to harm you but only ascertain what you had told". When the Masoom came near the ladder to climb out, the lions came once again to him and started rubbing their snouts with the helm of his robe; he smiled softly at them and asked them to go back and they all went back to their place. He then told the gathering to send the woman down into the enclosure to make certain she is from the progeny of the Bibi Fatima (S.A.H.) at which, the woman started shouting and making a hue and cry and said, "I am not what I had claimed to be, do not put me to the lions." She kept weeping and crying and imploring, but Mutawakkil, his pride totally mingled in dust and his power and authority all reduced to ashes, turned a deaf ear to her and she was ultimately thrown into the enclosure and the lions pounced upon her and she was completely eaten away!!
    True love of Allah, His Prophet, and the Holy Imams
    A detailed discussion by the Tenth Imam (A.H.S.): [This incident has been extracted from the book, Kitab al-Dalaa'el and quoted by Ayoob as narrated to him by Fath ibn Yazeed Jorjani].
    After describing to him the greatness of Allah and His Oneness, His Omnipresence and Omnipotence, the Imam (A.H.S.) then eulogized his grand-father the Holy Prophet of Islam saying, "How can anyone ever imaging the status of him when Allah has made him His partner in his name, made him share His attribute of giving bounties? Whosoever obeys him, Allah is sure to reward him for his obedience; as per including the Holy Prophet in His above attribute, Allah has this verse in the Holy Quran which says: "and they did not seek revenge but because Allah and his Apostle had enriched them by His grace"." verse no: 74, from the chapter Baraa't.
    The Imam (A.H.S.) continued, "and for those people who disobeyed the Apostle and went against him, there is verse 66 from the chapter Al-Ahzab which clearly states: "Oh! Would that we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Holy Prophet"! And what can you say about those people, obedience to whom has been made equal to the obedience of the Holy Prophet and Allah talks about them in His book thus: "O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Holy Prophet and those vested with authority from among you"." verse 59 from the chapter Al-Nisa.
    He then continued and recited verse 83 from the same chapter which says: "...and if they had referred to the Apostle and those in authority from among them, (who could) draw the truth in it; would have (known the truth) from them"; and another verse from Al-Nisa, "Verily Allah doth command you to render back your trusts to their owners" verse 58. And he quoted another verse, this time from Al-Nahl, which says "So ask ye the people of 'Zikr' (the Quran) if ye know not". Having recited all these verses, the Imam-e-Masoom said, 'O Fath, just as Allah's attributes and His qualities cannot be comprehended and envisaged by anyone and neither can one ever encompass the Holy Prophet and his Successor (Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib A.H.S.) nor the progeny of Bibi Fatima (S.A.H.), exactly in the same way, no one can describe the specialties of a Momin who accepts our Imamate", (meaning one who obeys the Imams and loves them with true devotion).
    Mutawakkil's plan to murder Imam Ali al-Naqi (A.H.S.):
    This incident has been narrated by Abu Abbas ibn Ahmed ibn Israel to Abu Sayeed Sahal ibn Ziyad and has been recorded in the book Mukhtar al-Kharaij wal Jaraih pages no. 212 and 213.
    Mutawakkil was burning with rage and anger when he turned towards Fath ibn Qaqan and growled, "You always try to offer excuse and cover up for the man?!" He meant Imam Ali al-Naqi (A.H.S.). Fath ibn Qaqan tried to cool down his temper and replied, "O ameer al-monineen, {the author of this article desists this title for all except the rightful owner of it, Ameer al-Mo'mineen Imam Ali ibn Abi-Talib (A.H.S.)} he has been falsely implicated!" This added flame to the fire and made him tremble with anger; he shouted at his courtiers, "By Allah, I shall kill this hypocrite and impostor; he has alleged himself to be an Imam and Vice-regent of Allah, spread the seeds of sedation and revolution in my kingdom." He then ordered four of Khazari soldiers to be brought to him and when they came he gave them the sharpest of scimitars and ordered them to kill Abul Hassan Imam Ali al-Naqi (A.H.S.) and to cut him to pieces; he also added that he shall burn his dead body later!
    The narrator says, he was hiding behind a curtain when suddenly some courtiers came running saying, "He has come" and lo! to our surprise, we saw (A.H.S.) coming with an air of authority and walking with a steady step and there were no signs of any fear or panic or dread or fright, but his lips were moving gently and softly. When Mutawakkil saw the Masoom Imam (A.H.S.), he jumped down from his throne and ran towards him and kissed him on the forehead and his hands and said, "O my Lord, my Master, why did you take the trouble of coming down now?" The Imam (A.H.S.) replied, "Your servant had come to me saying you have called me". He glibly murmured, "O my Lord, that vagabond is a liar; my Master, please return back to your house; O Fath, O Obaidallah, O Mo'taz, take your Master and my Lord back to his house!! On the other side, all the four soldiers were found prostrating before Imam Ali al-Naqi (A.H.S.) out of sheer fright and horror! When the Imam-e-Masoom (A.H.S.) left for his home, Mutawakkil called the four soldiers and with the help of an interpreter, asked them why they did not carry out their plan of stabbing the Imam-e-Masoom (A.H.S.) to his death? They all with one voice cried out, "We were so awed and mesmerized and overtaken by his grand appearance that we were literally shivering out of fear and even one hundred swords would not scare us as his face made us horrifying and made our hearts beat like that of a galloping steed!!" Hearing this, Mutawakkil turned towards Fath bin Qaqan and let out a peel of laughter and Qaqan also joined the laughter and said "Glory to Allah that He made his (Imam-e-Masoom) face so brilliant and shinning and his countenance so fearful so as to overpower the hearts of people and thus show to the world that he is the Vice-regent of Allah".
    Imam's imprisonment and plans for his murder
    This incident has been narrated by Masoodi in his book Murrawij al-Dhahab which states that some people out of jealousy and envy, complained against Imam-e-Masoom (A.H.S.) to Mutawakkil saying that he has shias coming and going to his house, and that there is a collection of arms in his house which he has received from his shias from Qom and made such other malicious gossiping against the Masoom Imam. This was more than what Mutawakkil needed to take cudgels against the Imam (A.H.S.); he sent a Turkish regiment to imprison the Imam and bring him to the palace.
    The soldiers entered the house of the Masoom Imam (A.H.S.) in the night and ransacked it but did not get anything except that they found the Holy Imam (A.H.S.) clad in a rough woolen dress sitting on a sandy floor reading the Holy Quran with complete devotion toward his Creator. The soldiers pulled him and brought him to the palace of Mutawakkil; he was sitting drinking wine with his courtiers but when he saw the Imam-e-Masoom (A.H.S.), he was frightened and could not say anything; he forwarded the goblet of wine he held in his hand towards the Imam-e-Masoom (A.H.S.)!!
    The Masoom Imam (A.H.S.) declared, "My flesh and blood has never been polluted with wine". He said, "Well, if you do not drink wine, then atleast recite some poetry", to which the Imam replied solemnly, "I remember very few verses". Mutawakkil then forced him to recite some of those verses upon which the Masoom Imam (A.H.S.) recited a few verses, the gyst of which was: "There were some people who were so exalted that spent their nights on mountain-tops, yet those mountain-tops were never of any benefit to them; and after this regal and royal pomp they fell down so low that they reached the abyss of their graves!"
    "And what a horrible place it is; when they were buried, there was a Voice announcing, "Whither has gone thine jewellery and thine crown, thine robes? Whither have gone those beautiful charming faces for which hung curtains and veils? And their grave would reply on their behalf, "Worms and insects are now crawling on their faces; they ate and drank for a long period, and now in return, they are being eaten!" Hearing these verses, Mutawakkil's tears flowed and he cried so profusely that his beard got wet from his tears, and the entire audience was weeping and crying. He gave the Mosoom Imam (A.H.S.) 4000 Dinars and bade him good-bye with great respect and regard.
    Imam's explanation for "DAYS"
    This narration has been recorded in Tabresi's book, A'alaam-ul-Wara and also in the book Ma'aani-ul-Akhbar and has been narrated by Saqar ibn Dalaf of Kharq who says, he went one day to see the Imam-e-Masoom (A.H.S.) who was then imprisoned by Mutawakkil. Addressing the Imam, he said, "O my Master, my Lord, I have been narrated a saying of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.A.) which I have not understood." The Imam asked him to say the saying, upon which, Saqar relates, "The Holy Prophet said, "Do not have animosity for "DAYS", for they will be enemy to you"! What is the meaning of this saying?"
    The Imam (A.H.S.) replied, "DAYS" here refers to US, the Masoomeens! Since the times the Earth and the Sky have been made, Saturday refers to the Holy Prophet, Sunday is an indication to Ameer al-Mo'mineen (A.H.S.), Monday is refering to Hasan and Husain (A.H.S.), Tuesday means Ali s/o Husain, Mohammed s/o Ali, and Ja'far s/o Mohammed (A.H.S.), Wednesday stands for Moosa s/o Ja'far, Ali s/o Moosa, Mohammed s/o Ali and myself (A.H.S.), Thursday is for my son Hasan (A.H.S.) and Friday means my son's son whose followers shall gather with him and he will be the One who will fill the Earth with justice and equality as it will have been filled with tyranny and oppression! This is the meaning of "DAYS"; do not bear grudge and ill-will against them and do not be hostile towards them, for then, they shall be your enemy on the Day of Judgement."
    Imam's clarification to Yahya ibn Aktham's doubts:
    Yahya ibn Akhtam was Chief Justice during the reign of Ma'moon, the Abbasi Caliph who poisoned the eighth Imam Ali al-Reza (A.H.S.); he had some doubts and needed some clarifications for them. He wrote all of them on a piece of paper and asked the Tenth Imam (A.H.S.) to clear them. One of his doubts was regarding Verse 27 from the Chapter Luqman: "And if it were that all the trees in the Earth be pens, and the sees added to seven (more) seas be ink, (yet) will exhaust not the words of Allah ! Verily Allah is All Mighty, All Wise"; ("words" here refer to Creation as well as Legislation, vide Agha Pooya).
    The Imam-e-Masoom (A.H.S.) says, "Those seven springs [that gurgled out during the time of Prophet Nooh's (A.H.S.) deluge too,] are
    1) Spring of Kibreet, 2) Spring of Yemen, 3) Spring of Barhoot, 4) Spring of Tabriya, 5) Spring of Hamma, 6) Spring of Africa, and 7) Spring of Baahooran and the "words" here refers to WE Masoomeens whose virtues and greatness cannot be enumerated or can be gauged even if, as the verse expostulates, all the trees become pens and all the oceans together with these seven springs, become ink !!
    The Imam-e-Masoom (A.H.S.) explaining about "the tree" which was prohibited for Adam and Eve (A.H.S.) was the Tree of Jealousy and Envy! For Allah had taken an oath from both that they shall never look with envy towards those whom Allah had created and exalted above them!
    The Imam-e-Masoom (A.H.S.) narrates an anecdote about Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen (A.H.S.) to Yahya ibn Aktham saying, "A man came to my great-grand father Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.H.S.) confessing a sin which he committed and implored Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen (A.H.S.) to punish him so that he does not have to undergo the punishment of the Day of Judgement. There was no witness to his sin and the Government for the sin did not catch him; he voluntarily confessed before the Imam (A.H.S.).
    Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen (A.H.S.) told the man that the Holy Prophet had suggested three different types of punishments for the type of sin he has committed, and asked him which one of those three he preferred, to which the man replied, "The one most severest" ! Imam Ali (A.H.S.) said, "To burn alive in fire?!" The man answered, "I am ready". Accordingly, a pit was dug and was filled with raging fire. The man performed a 2 raka'at prayer and lifted up his hands for asking the pardon of Allah, and then suddenly started crying. He cried so piteously and wept so profusely that even Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen (A.H.S.) also cried and all those who had gathered around to witness the punishment being meted out to him also started lamenting and crying. The First Imam (A.H.S.) went to the man and said, "Get up, you have made the Sky and the Earth weep for you and all the Angels are so crying for you. Go, Allah has pardoned you, but remember, do not ever commit such a sin again !"
    Now your question, Yahya ibn Aktham is, "How did Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.H.S.) pardoned him from the punishment prescribed by Islam?" Listen! An Imam who is ordained by Allah to be Imam and who has been vested with the authority of punishing the wrongdoer by Allah also has the authority, again granted by Allah, to pardon him. Have you not heard what Prophet Soleiman told, "This is our gift, now give thou freely or withhold it, (for thou hast) not to render (any) account," verse 39, Chapter Saad!!
    Interpretation of verse 27 and 28, from the Chapter Al-Furqan:
    Book Al-Istedraak narrates from its own authentic sources that some people complained to Mutawakkil one day against Imam Ali al-Naqi (A.H.S.) saying that the Imam in his interpretation of these two verses from the Chapter Al-Furqan, "And on the day when the unjust one shall bite his hands saying: "Oh! Would that I had taken with the Apostle the (same right) path !" Verse 27. "Oh! Woe is me! Would that I had not taken such a one as my friend!" Verse 28, opines that the first and second Caliphs are being castigated in these Verses! Mutawakkil, a sworn enemy that he was of the Ahl-e-Bait (A.H.S.), asked them, "What should be done?" The people suggested that the Imam (A.H.S.) be called in public and then asked about the interpretation of these Verses. Accordingly, the Imam-e-Masoom (A.H.S.) was called and was asked by Mutawakkil to explain the two Verses and give his interpretation. Dear readers listen to the answer the Holy Imam (A.H.S.) gave and praise his wisdom; the Imam (A.H.S.) said; "When Allah the All Mighty, out of His Mercy and Magnanimity, has decided not to mention the names directly, and has thus covered them in a veil, do you then, O Caliph! want them to be named in public, and thus open the secret?" Mutawakkil hurriedly added, "No, no, never; I would never want such a thing." (One has to be discreet in talking!).
    Baring his chest on his father's funeral:
    Ibrahim ibn Khudaiyab Anbaari says Abu Aoun Arbash wrote in his letter to the eleventh Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.H.S.) saying that the people are considering it bad that the Imam (A.H.S.) went bare-chested in the funeral procession of his father Imam Ali al-Naqi (A.H.S.)! The eleventh Imam (A.H.S.) wrote him back, "O simpleton, what does it concern you? Open your ears and listen carefully, Prophet Moosa (A.H.S.) had bared his chest on the death of his brother Prophet Haroon (A.H.S.).
    Listen! Some people are born mo'min and remain mo'min their entire life and die a mo'min! Some people are born kaafir and remain a kaafir and even die as kaafir. Yet there are some people who are born mo'min and remain mo'min their entire life, but at the time of their death, become kaafir! And you shall not die until you become a kaafir and you shall not have become a lunatic!" So it happened as the Holy Imam (A.H.S.) had told, the man Abu Aoun Arbash went mad and started talking nonsense, and also rejected the Imamiya School of Thought. Hence, his son locked him in the house and stopped people from seeing him and he ultimately died ! [This narration has been taken from the book Rijaal Kushi, page 480.]
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    Arabic language is key for one to be able to attend these classes since all classes are taught in Arabic language.
    For those who are not fluent in Arabic or Non-Arabic speakers, there is a 1 year full-time Arabic program offered at the Hawza as a prerequisite for Hawza courses. Once one finishes this program, then he/she should be able to start the Hawza classes at Imam Hussain Hawza.
     
    You may contact the Hawza administration by e-mail or phone for details.
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    Here are a few videos of the Imam Hussain Annual Arbaeen Procession 1437/2015 - Windsor, Canada
    فيديو مسيرة اربعين الامام الحسين (ع) ١٤٣٧ في وندزر، كندا Imam Hussain Annual Arbaeen Procession 1437 in Windsor, Canada http://youtu.be/Q9Zbjc5phDg   مسيرة اربعين الامام الحسين (ع) ١٤٣٧ في وندزر، كندا - تقرير خبري باللغة الانجليزية Arbaeen Procession 1437 - Windsor, Canada - English News report http://youtu.be/lgnCh3DGIgM   مسيرة اربعين الامام الحسين (ع) ١٤٣٧ في وندزر، كندا - تقرير خبري باللغة العربية Arbaeen Procession 1437 - Windsor, Canada - Arabic News report http://youtu.be/Qjvw3czHuy0   كلمة باللغة الانجليزية للاخ احمد بزي في مسيرة الاربعين ١٤٣٧ في وندزر، كندا English speech by brother Ahmed Bazzi in the Arbaeen Procession 1437 - Windsor, Canada http://youtu.be/L0tLiH_xWYE   كلمة باللغة العربية للشيخ علي عيديبي في مسيرة الاربعين ١٤٣٧ في ونذزر، كندا Arabic speech by Shaikh Ali Aideebi in the Arbaeen Procession 1437- Windsor, Canada http://youtu.be/NVO__6S54iI  
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    Here are a few videos of the Imam Hussain Annual Arbaeen Procession 1437/2015 - Windsor, Canada
    فيديو مسيرة اربعين الامام الحسين (ع) ١٤٣٧ في وندزر، كندا Imam Hussain Annual Arbaeen Procession 1437 in Windsor, Canada http://youtu.be/Q9Zbjc5phDg   مسيرة اربعين الامام الحسين (ع) ١٤٣٧ في وندزر، كندا - تقرير خبري باللغة الانجليزية Arbaeen Procession 1437 - Windsor, Canada - English News report http://youtu.be/lgnCh3DGIgM   مسيرة اربعين الامام الحسين (ع) ١٤٣٧ في وندزر، كندا - تقرير خبري باللغة العربية Arbaeen Procession 1437 - Windsor, Canada - Arabic News report http://youtu.be/Qjvw3czHuy0   كلمة باللغة الانجليزية للاخ احمد بزي في مسيرة الاربعين ١٤٣٧ في وندزر، كندا English speech by brother Ahmed Bazzi in the Arbaeen Procession 1437 - Windsor, Canada http://youtu.be/L0tLiH_xWYE   كلمة باللغة العربية للشيخ علي عيديبي في مسيرة الاربعين ١٤٣٧ في ونذزر، كندا Arabic speech by Shaikh Ali Aideebi in the Arbaeen Procession 1437- Windsor, Canada http://youtu.be/NVO__6S54iI  
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    حوزة الامام الحسين (ع) في ويندزور كندا
    Imam Hussain (A.S.) Hawza in Windsor, Canada

    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    Imam Hussain Hawza would like to inform of its acceptance of new students for the year 2015-2016. The Hawza provides its students with the first two stages of Hawza: Muqadimat (introductory stage) and Sutooh (intermediate stage). Both of these stages require about 10 years to complete. During these 10 years, one learns several subjects such as

    1-Islamic Beliefs
    2-Islamic Jurisprudence
    3-Islamic Morals
    4-Logic
    5-Arabic Grammar
    6-Usool al-Fiqh
    7- Other crucial subjects that a Hawza student is in need of.

    For most subjects, the student will study several books (from beginning to end), in order to have a good understanding and grasp of the subject.

    تعلن حوزة الإمام الحسين (عليه السلام) عن قبولها لطلاب جدد للعام الدراسي 2015-2016. تدرس في الحوزة مواد مرحلة المقدمات ومرحلة السطوح. تستغرق هاتان المرحلتان ما يقارب عشر سنين. في تلك المدة، يدرس الطالب موادا كثيرة، من ضمنها...

    1- العقائد
    2- الفقه
    3- الأخلاق
    4- المنطق
    5- النحو
    6-أصول الفقه
    7- غيرها من المواد الهامة للطالب

    في أغلب المواد، يدرس الطالب كتبا عديدة (من بداية الكتاب الى نهايته) من أجل أن تصبح عنده المادة مفهومة،و يكون عنده استيعاب قوي لها.

    Requirements:

    -Every student who wishes to study part time or full time in Hawza has to be between 16& 26 years old.

    For those older than 26, they need to have previous Hawza education or a post-secondary degree in order to be enrolled in the Hawza.

    Otherwise, they might be permitted to attend classes just for the benefit of learning (this will need to be decided by the main office).

    - One must present two reference letters from people that are recognized by the Hawza.

    -Application must be filled out.

    -An interview with Sheikh Abdul-Menhem Charara, Dean of the Hawza, will be carried out before enrolling in classes.

    الشروط

    - كل من يريد الإنتساب الى الحوزة، لا بد أن يكون عمره بين 16- 26 سنة. من كان عمره يفوق 26 سنة، لا بد أن تكون عنده دراسة سابقة في \بعض المواد الحوزوية، أو شهادة دراسة آكاديمية. من لم يكن هذا الشرط متوفرا فيه، قد يسمح له بحضور الدروس من دون الإنتساب.

    - تقديم راسليتي تعريف من قبل أشخاص تعرفهم الحوزة.

    - ملأ إستمارة التسجيل.

    - مقابلة مع سماحة الشيخ عبد المنعم شرارة، عميد الحوزة، قبل الإبتداء بالدروس.

    Full-time studies:

    -Enrolling in fulltime studies means that the student will be studying all subjects taught in Hawza.

    The student will be taking classes 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday, 3-4 courses per day.

    *Each course is approx. 50 minutes long.

    * We might be in need of changing the schedule based on the administration's decision

    Part-time studies:

    Part-time students must meet with the administration to arrange and finalize their schedule

    تعطى الدروس في الحوزة كل يوم من الإثنين الى الجمعة، وتدرس 3-4 دروس يوميا. كل درس يستغرق 50 دقيقة.

    * قد يقتضي الحال بعض التغييرات حسب تقدير الادارة

    من لا يمكنه الإلتزام بهكذا دوام، يمكنه أن يدرس دراسة جزئية، بالتنسيق مع ادارة الحوزة

    Location-

    مكان الحوزة

    Imam Hussain Hawza is located @ 1485 Janette Ave. Windsor. Ontario (Canada) N8X 1X5.

    Phone # 519-256-7171 ext 10 (for receptionist)
    Ext 11 (for Sheikh Abdul Menhem Charara)
    Ext 17 (for Sheikh Charara’s assistant)
    You can email us at wiseman_02@hotmail.com

    Official Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/ihf.windsor

    May Allah shower us all with his infinite blessings.

    And all Praise be to the Lord of the worlds, and may He send his blessings upon his perfect creations, Muhammed and his Holy progeny
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    حوزة الامام الحسين (ع) في ويندزور كندا
    Imam Hussain (A.S.) Hawza in Windsor, Canada

    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    Imam Hussain Hawza would like to inform of its acceptance of new students for the year 2015-2016. The Hawza provides its students with the first two stages of Hawza: Muqadimat (introductory stage) and Sutooh (intermediate stage). Both of these stages require about 10 years to complete. During these 10 years, one learns several subjects such as

    1-Islamic Beliefs
    2-Islamic Jurisprudence
    3-Islamic Morals
    4-Logic
    5-Arabic Grammar
    6-Usool al-Fiqh
    7- Other crucial subjects that a Hawza student is in need of.

    For most subjects, the student will study several books (from beginning to end), in order to have a good understanding and grasp of the subject.

    تعلن حوزة الإمام الحسين (عليه السلام) عن قبولها لطلاب جدد للعام الدراسي 2015-2016. تدرس في الحوزة مواد مرحلة المقدمات ومرحلة السطوح. تستغرق هاتان المرحلتان ما يقارب عشر سنين. في تلك المدة، يدرس الطالب موادا كثيرة، من ضمنها...

    1- العقائد
    2- الفقه
    3- الأخلاق
    4- المنطق
    5- النحو
    6-أصول الفقه
    7- غيرها من المواد الهامة للطالب

    في أغلب المواد، يدرس الطالب كتبا عديدة (من بداية الكتاب الى نهايته) من أجل أن تصبح عنده المادة مفهومة،و يكون عنده استيعاب قوي لها.

    Requirements:

    -Every student who wishes to study part time or full time in Hawza has to be between 16& 26 years old.

    For those older than 26, they need to have previous Hawza education or a post-secondary degree in order to be enrolled in the Hawza.

    Otherwise, they might be permitted to attend classes just for the benefit of learning (this will need to be decided by the main office).

    - One must present two reference letters from people that are recognized by the Hawza.

    -Application must be filled out.

    -An interview with Sheikh Abdul-Menhem Charara, Dean of the Hawza, will be carried out before enrolling in classes.

    الشروط

    - كل من يريد الإنتساب الى الحوزة، لا بد أن يكون عمره بين 16- 26 سنة. من كان عمره يفوق 26 سنة، لا بد أن تكون عنده دراسة سابقة في \بعض المواد الحوزوية، أو شهادة دراسة آكاديمية. من لم يكن هذا الشرط متوفرا فيه، قد يسمح له بحضور الدروس من دون الإنتساب.

    - تقديم راسليتي تعريف من قبل أشخاص تعرفهم الحوزة.

    - ملأ إستمارة التسجيل.

    - مقابلة مع سماحة الشيخ عبد المنعم شرارة، عميد الحوزة، قبل الإبتداء بالدروس.

    Full-time studies:

    -Enrolling in fulltime studies means that the student will be studying all subjects taught in Hawza.

    The student will be taking classes 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday, 3-4 courses per day.

    *Each course is approx. 50 minutes long.

    * We might be in need of changing the schedule based on the administration's decision

    Part-time studies:

    Part-time students must meet with the administration to arrange and finalize their schedule

    تعطى الدروس في الحوزة كل يوم من الإثنين الى الجمعة، وتدرس 3-4 دروس يوميا. كل درس يستغرق 50 دقيقة.

    * قد يقتضي الحال بعض التغييرات حسب تقدير الادارة

    من لا يمكنه الإلتزام بهكذا دوام، يمكنه أن يدرس دراسة جزئية، بالتنسيق مع ادارة الحوزة

    Location-

    مكان الحوزة

    Imam Hussain Hawza is located @ 1485 Janette Ave. Windsor. Ontario (Canada) N8X 1X5.

    Phone # 519-256-7171 ext 10 (for receptionist)
    Ext 11 (for Sheikh Abdul Menhem Charara)
    Ext 17 (for Sheikh Charara’s assistant)
    You can email us at wiseman_02@hotmail.com

    Official Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/ihf.windsor

    May Allah shower us all with his infinite blessings.

    And all Praise be to the Lord of the worlds, and may He send his blessings upon his perfect creations, Muhammed and his Holy progeny
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    Never Lie Even As A Joke
    Once in the time of our 10th Imam, Imam Ali an-Naqi (A), a lady came to the Khalifa, Mutawakkil and said that she was Zainab (A), the daughter of Fatimah (A), the daughter of the Prophet (S).
    Mutawakkil told her that this could not be true because many years had passed since the time when Zainab (A) was alive, and the lady looked very young.
    The lady answered that she was Zainab (A) and that she looked young because the Prophet (S) had passed his hand over her head and prayed for her to remain young for ever.
    Mutawakkil did not know what to do so he called all the wise men and asked them. All of them said that the lady was lying, but how were they to prove this.
    No-one could think of anyway to prove that the lady was lying, so then Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) was called.
    Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) told Mutawakkil to put the lady into a cage of lions and if what she said was true, then the lions would not harm her, because the wild animals do not hurt the children of Fatimah (A).
    The lady said that Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) wanted to kill her and that if what he said was true then let him go into the cage first.
    Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) agreed and went into a cage of lions. The lions did not harm Imam (A) instead they caressed him. Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) then came out and told the lady that now it was her turn.
    The lady began to cry and said that she was sorry and that she did not mean to lie, it was only a joke.
    Moral:
    You should never lie (even as a joke) as you will get caught. If you do get away with it and no-one finds out remember that Allah knows and He is the one you have to go back to for your reward or punishment.
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    Once in the time of our 10th Imam, Imam Ali an-Naqi (A), a lady came to the Khalifa, Mutawakkil and said that she was Zainab (A), the daughter of Fatimah (A), the daughter of the Prophet (S).
    Mutawakkil told her that this could not be true because many years had passed since the time when Zainab (A) was alive, and the lady looked very young.
    The lady answered that she was Zainab (A) and that she looked young because the Prophet (S) had passed his hand over her head and prayed for her to remain young for ever.
    Mutawakkil did not know what to do so he called all the wise men and asked them. All of them said that the lady was lying, but how were they to prove this.
    No-one could think of anyway to prove that the lady was lying, so then Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) was called.
    Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) told Mutawakkil to put the lady into a cage of lions and if what she said was true, then the lions would not harm her, because the wild animals do not hurt the children of Fatimah (A).
    The lady said that Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) wanted to kill her and that if what he said was true then let him go into the cage first.
    Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) agreed and went into a cage of lions. The lions did not harm Imam (A) instead they caressed him. Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) then came out and told the lady that now it was her turn.
    The lady began to cry and said that she was sorry and that she did not mean to lie, it was only a joke.
    Moral:
    You should never lie (even as a joke) as you will get caught. If you do get away with it and no-one finds out remember that Allah knows and He is the one you have to go back to for your reward or punishment.
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    Once in the time of our 10th Imam, Imam Ali an-Naqi (A), a lady came to the Khalifa, Mutawakkil and said that she was Zainab (A), the daughter of Fatimah (A), the daughter of the Prophet (S).
    Mutawakkil told her that this could not be true because many years had passed since the time when Zainab (A) was alive, and the lady looked very young.
    The lady answered that she was Zainab (A) and that she looked young because the Prophet (S) had passed his hand over her head and prayed for her to remain young for ever.
    Mutawakkil did not know what to do so he called all the wise men and asked them. All of them said that the lady was lying, but how were they to prove this.
    No-one could think of anyway to prove that the lady was lying, so then Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) was called.
    Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) told Mutawakkil to put the lady into a cage of lions and if what she said was true, then the lions would not harm her, because the wild animals do not hurt the children of Fatimah (A).
    The lady said that Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) wanted to kill her and that if what he said was true then let him go into the cage first.
    Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) agreed and went into a cage of lions. The lions did not harm Imam (A) instead they caressed him. Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) then came out and told the lady that now it was her turn.
    The lady began to cry and said that she was sorry and that she did not mean to lie, it was only a joke.
    Moral:
    You should never lie (even as a joke) as you will get caught. If you do get away with it and no-one finds out remember that Allah knows and He is the one you have to go back to for your reward or punishment.
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    Once in the time of our 10th Imam, Imam Ali an-Naqi (A), a lady came to the Khalifa, Mutawakkil and said that she was Zainab (A), the daughter of Fatimah (A), the daughter of the Prophet (S).
    Mutawakkil told her that this could not be true because many years had passed since the time when Zainab (A) was alive, and the lady looked very young.
    The lady answered that she was Zainab (A) and that she looked young because the Prophet (S) had passed his hand over her head and prayed for her to remain young for ever.
    Mutawakkil did not know what to do so he called all the wise men and asked them. All of them said that the lady was lying, but how were they to prove this.
    No-one could think of anyway to prove that the lady was lying, so then Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) was called.
    Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) told Mutawakkil to put the lady into a cage of lions and if what she said was true, then the lions would not harm her, because the wild animals do not hurt the children of Fatimah (A).
    The lady said that Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) wanted to kill her and that if what he said was true then let him go into the cage first.
    Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) agreed and went into a cage of lions. The lions did not harm Imam (A) instead they caressed him. Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) then came out and told the lady that now it was her turn.
    The lady began to cry and said that she was sorry and that she did not mean to lie, it was only a joke.
    Moral:
    You should never lie (even as a joke) as you will get caught. If you do get away with it and no-one finds out remember that Allah knows and He is the one you have to go back to for your reward or punishment.
    Direct Link: http://www.almujtaba.com/article/html/modu...order=0&thold=0
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    Never Lie Even As A Joke
    Once in the time of our 10th Imam, Imam Ali an-Naqi (A), a lady came to the Khalifa, Mutawakkil and said that she was Zainab (A), the daughter of Fatimah (A), the daughter of the Prophet (S).
    Mutawakkil told her that this could not be true because many years had passed since the time when Zainab (A) was alive, and the lady looked very young.
    The lady answered that she was Zainab (A) and that she looked young because the Prophet (S) had passed his hand over her head and prayed for her to remain young for ever.
    Mutawakkil did not know what to do so he called all the wise men and asked them. All of them said that the lady was lying, but how were they to prove this.
    No-one could think of anyway to prove that the lady was lying, so then Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) was called.
    Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) told Mutawakkil to put the lady into a cage of lions and if what she said was true, then the lions would not harm her, because the wild animals do not hurt the children of Fatimah (A).
    The lady said that Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) wanted to kill her and that if what he said was true then let him go into the cage first.
    Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) agreed and went into a cage of lions. The lions did not harm Imam (A) instead they caressed him. Imam Ali an-Naqi (A) then came out and told the lady that now it was her turn.
    The lady began to cry and said that she was sorry and that she did not mean to lie, it was only a joke.
    Moral:
    You should never lie (even as a joke) as you will get caught. If you do get away with it and no-one finds out remember that Allah knows and He is the one you have to go back to for your reward or punishment.
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    AI-'Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (P.B.U.H.) once said to
    one of his companions: "O Jabir it is not enough that
    a person says; !I am a Shi'ah and I love the Prophet
    (P.B.U.H.) and the Prophet's family and the Imams.
    By Allah, a Shiah is the one who is perfectly pious and
    obedient to Allah's commands. Anyone else is not a
    Shiah no matter how much they say they love `Ali (P.B.U.H.)
    and no matter what they call themselves.
    "O Jabir Our Shi'ahs are known by these signs:
    (a) They are truthful, trustworthy and loyal;
    (B) They always remember Allah;
    © They offer their prayers, observe fasts, and recite
    the Qur'an,
    (d) They act nicely towards their parents:
    (e) They help their neighbors, take care of orphans,
    and say nothing but good of people;
    (f) They are worthy of peoples trust and confidence"
    Jabir was listening attentively. When the Imam (P.B.U.H.)
    finished, he said: O son of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) among
    the Muslims there are very few who possess these qualities.,.
    The Imam replied:
    `Allah forbid you imagine that just to claim to love
    us is enough to be a Shiah. No not at all. A person
    who says `I love Ali (P.B.U.H.)' but doesn't follow `Ali (P.B.U.H.)
    in his actions is not the Shi!ah of `Ali (P.B.U.H.). Similarly.
    if a person says I love the Prophet (P.B.U.H.)' but doesn't
    follow the actions of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.), his claim will
    be of no use to him!"
    "O Jabir Our real friends and Shi'ahs are obedient
    to the commands of Allah, and everyone who is
    disobedient to Allah is our enemy
    `"O Jabir Always be pious and chaste, and perform
    good deeds so as to enjoy the blessings of the Paradise.
    Know that the best and most honorable before Allah
    are the pious and the chaste".
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    AI-'Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (P.B.U.H.) once said to
    one of his companions: "O Jabir it is not enough that
    a person says; !I am a Shi'ah and I love the Prophet
    (P.B.U.H.) and the Prophet's family and the Imams.
    By Allah, a Shiah is the one who is perfectly pious and
    obedient to Allah's commands. Anyone else is not a
    Shiah no matter how much they say they love `Ali (P.B.U.H.)
    and no matter what they call themselves.
    "O Jabir Our Shi'ahs are known by these signs:
    (a) They are truthful, trustworthy and loyal;
    (B) They always remember Allah;
    © They offer their prayers, observe fasts, and recite
    the Qur'an,
    (d) They act nicely towards their parents:
    (e) They help their neighbors, take care of orphans,
    and say nothing but good of people;
    (f) They are worthy of peoples trust and confidence"
    Jabir was listening attentively. When the Imam (P.B.U.H.)
    finished, he said: O son of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) among
    the Muslims there are very few who possess these qualities.,.
    The Imam replied:
    `Allah forbid you imagine that just to claim to love
    us is enough to be a Shiah. No not at all. A person
    who says `I love Ali (P.B.U.H.)' but doesn't follow `Ali (P.B.U.H.)
    in his actions is not the Shi!ah of `Ali (P.B.U.H.). Similarly.
    if a person says I love the Prophet (P.B.U.H.)' but doesn't
    follow the actions of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.), his claim will
    be of no use to him!"
    "O Jabir Our real friends and Shi'ahs are obedient
    to the commands of Allah, and everyone who is
    disobedient to Allah is our enemy
    `"O Jabir Always be pious and chaste, and perform
    good deeds so as to enjoy the blessings of the Paradise.
    Know that the best and most honorable before Allah
    are the pious and the chaste".
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