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    certainclarity got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in How can god transcend time   
    Salam,
    Allah is the creator of time.
    Time has a definition and description.
    Allah is beyond definition and description.
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    certainclarity got a reaction from Logic1234 in Science & God explained by a Christian professor   
    This is a brief fantastic youtube by a brilliant fellow christian on the existence of God, explained thru science, Enjoy!
     
     
     
     
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    certainclarity got a reaction from Maryam.It in Low tolerance towards ignorants.   
    Salam
    I understand what you mean how they cannot see, but Allah has blocked the hearts and visions of those who do not want to see and realize.
    Each one of us are ignorant. We too are at a level of ignorance to incomparison to the full truth, and Imam Mahdi (a.) is tolerating the ignorance of the us so called Shias.
    Just take your focus away from contempt of those who are happy in their own current state and focus on Allah and improving ourselves.
    This is productive use of energy and emotions.Use the anger to stick to the truth and know and practise it even more than before.
    Energy flows where attention goes.
    Imam Ali (a.) :
    "The best revenge is improving yourself."
    Some times when Allah wants to guide he will guide the most unlikely people in his own time ,and the ones who seemed most likely of the believers will leave Islam all together or become one of the strongest opponents of Imam Mahdi (a.)
    These are the signs of the coming...
     
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    certainclarity got a reaction from Mzwakhe in Low tolerance towards ignorants.   
    Salam
    I understand what you mean how they cannot see, but Allah has blocked the hearts and visions of those who do not want to see and realize.
    Each one of us are ignorant. We too are at a level of ignorance to incomparison to the full truth, and Imam Mahdi (a.) is tolerating the ignorance of the us so called Shias.
    Just take your focus away from contempt of those who are happy in their own current state and focus on Allah and improving ourselves.
    This is productive use of energy and emotions.Use the anger to stick to the truth and know and practise it even more than before.
    Energy flows where attention goes.
    Imam Ali (a.) :
    "The best revenge is improving yourself."
    Some times when Allah wants to guide he will guide the most unlikely people in his own time ,and the ones who seemed most likely of the believers will leave Islam all together or become one of the strongest opponents of Imam Mahdi (a.)
    These are the signs of the coming...
     
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    certainclarity got a reaction from TryHard in Avoid marrying a wrong person   
    Additional point to consider:
    7. Try to save a ticket to Mars or work in this world to attain houris in jannah
    8. Keep sweet dreaming
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    certainclarity got a reaction from shia farm girl in Afterlife for Animals   
    What you believe is correct. But as the Quran says it is for وحوش ، so it is not for insects, fishes etc.
    Their judgement will be separate.
    Even in the animal kingdom there is injustice and oppression but a lot less then humans.
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    certainclarity got a reaction from AbdusSibtayn in Low tolerance towards ignorants.   
    Salam
    I understand what you mean how they cannot see, but Allah has blocked the hearts and visions of those who do not want to see and realize.
    Each one of us are ignorant. We too are at a level of ignorance to incomparison to the full truth, and Imam Mahdi (a.) is tolerating the ignorance of the us so called Shias.
    Just take your focus away from contempt of those who are happy in their own current state and focus on Allah and improving ourselves.
    This is productive use of energy and emotions.Use the anger to stick to the truth and know and practise it even more than before.
    Energy flows where attention goes.
    Imam Ali (a.) :
    "The best revenge is improving yourself."
    Some times when Allah wants to guide he will guide the most unlikely people in his own time ,and the ones who seemed most likely of the believers will leave Islam all together or become one of the strongest opponents of Imam Mahdi (a.)
    These are the signs of the coming...
     
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    certainclarity got a reaction from shia farm girl in what is the chemistry of knowledge?   
    Hadith:
    Imam Sadiq : 
    "Knowledge is not about studying much; rather it is a*** light***, cast within the heart (Aql) of someone whom Allah (SWT) wills to guide."
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    certainclarity got a reaction from hasanhh in what is the chemistry of knowledge?   
    Hadith:
    Imam Sadiq : 
    "Knowledge is not about studying much; rather it is a*** light***, cast within the heart (Aql) of someone whom Allah (SWT) wills to guide."
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    certainclarity got a reaction from Urwatul Wuthqa in what is the chemistry of knowledge?   
    Hadith:
    Imam Sadiq : 
    "Knowledge is not about studying much; rather it is a*** light***, cast within the heart (Aql) of someone whom Allah (SWT) wills to guide."
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    certainclarity got a reaction from Fatimiyyeh in Hadith Of The Day   
    Rozatal kafi:
    H 14738 – And by this chain, from Muhammad Bin Suleyman, from Ibrahim Bin Abdullah Al-Sufy from Musa Bin Bakr Al-Wasity who said: Abu Al-Hassan said to me: ‘If I were to distinguish my Shias, I would not find them except for the description (talk). And if Iasws were to test them, I would not find them except as apostates. And if I were to scrutinise them not even one out of a thousand would escape. And if I were to screen them with a screening, there would not remain from them except the one who was for me. They have been saying for a long time, leaning upon their couches, ‘We are the Shias of Ali’. But rather, the Shia of Ali is the one who truthful in both his actions as well as his words’.
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    certainclarity got a reaction from Hameedeh in Convincing Someone to Visit ShiaChat   
    I personally would not specifically recommend Shiachat to "learn about Shia Islam seriously."
    I would refer them to read the Quran, try to learn Arabic Grammer , read Al-Kafi, Nahjul Fasahah, Nahjul Balaghah, and give them some great links with Islamic content such as al-Islam and the likes, and some YouTube links maybe.
    Basically refer them to the words of Ahlul bayt as their true role model of knowledge and akhlaq of Shia.
    If they feel lonely, like to socialize, make online friends, or see different point of views within the layman community,have a discussion, then I may refer Shiachat.
    As the name speaks for itself, it is mainly an exchange of views in a chat way mainly.
    So I don't find the need to convince anyone but just suggest it to them , if they ask, that they would like to befriend/ chat online / discuss various topics from various views.
    They can have my account name.
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    certainclarity got a reaction from Ya_isa (as) in Afterlife for Animals   
    Salam,
    Everything does not have a spirit-ruh, but everything has a nafs ( soul-self-personality ).
    *****************
    WHATEVER is in the heavens and the earth, and EVEN by the BIRDS in formation? EACH knows its PRAYER and its manner of praise. God knows well what they do. (24: 41)
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    certainclarity got a reaction from Ya_isa (as) in Afterlife for Animals   
    Most have been mentioned by brother patience.
    Islam is the most complete and amazing religion, which even speaks on level of consciousness in wild animals, birds and insects, and many a times teaches us humans thru his animal kingdom to deflate the arrogance in him.
    First we have to know what Human and animal intellect means:
    Hadith:
    Imam Ja'far Sadiq asked Imam Abu Hanifah: "Who is an intelligent man?
    Imam Abu Hanifah: "One who can distinguish between good and bad".
    Imam Ja'far: "Dogs from Madina can also distinguish between good and bad.
     An animal recognizes a man who is kind and cruel to it."
    Imam Abu Hanifah: "Who then is an intelligent person?"
    Imam Ja'far: "A person who is able to distinguish between two good things and two evils,
     so that he may choose the better of the two good things and that he may be able to repel the worse of two evils."
     
    ************
    This goes to show animals also have understanding between good and bad, and have awareness according to their own capacity.
     
    Everything has a level of consciousness in its own class,
    as everything knows who his creator is and praises him according to the Quran.
     
    You cannot praise anyone if you are fully void of any sort of consciousness or awareness,
    But the level of consciousness differs in each creation.
     
    Lets see what the Quran says:
     
    Do you not realize that GOD IS GLORIFIED by whatever is in the heavens and the earth, and EVEN by the BIRDS in formation? EVERYONE knows its PRAYER and its manner of praise. God knows well what they do. (24: 41)
     
    Quran 27:20-22
    Then he inspected the birds, and said, “Why do I not see the hoopoe? Or is he among the absentees?
    I will punish him most severely, or slay him, unless he gives me a valid excuse.”
    But he did not stay for long. He said, “I have learnt something you did not know.
    I have come to you from Sheba, with reliable information.
    ________________
     
    You see in the above aya, Solomn the prophet of Allah wants to PUNISH the bird.
    But the bird comes back and tells him, I learnt something YOU DO NOT KNOW! lol
    _________________
    Here is an interesting hadith from Al-kafi:
     
    H 1268, Ch. 118, h 4
    Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Muhammad ibn Ahmad from Muhammad ibn al-Husayn from Muhammad ibn Ali from ‘Asim ibn Humayd from Muhammad ibn Muslim who has said the following:
     
    “One day I was in the presence of abu Ja‘far, recipient of divine supreme covenant,
     when a pair of turtledoves came and sat on the wall and exchanged cooing as they usually do.
     Abu Ja‘far, recipient of divine supreme covenant, then also responsed to their queries for a while.
     They then flew away and on the other wall the male sounded to the female for a while and then both of them flew away.
     I then asked the Imam, ‘May Allah keep my soul in service for your cause, what were these birds?’
     The Imam said, ‘O ibn Muslim, all that Allah has created, such as BIRDS,
    ANIMALS or OTHER THINGS that have life, they obey us better than people.
     The male dove was suspicious about the female and she denied it on oath, which the male did not accept.
     Then she asked if he would abide by the decision of Muhammad ibn Ali,
     recipient of divine supreme covenant.
     He agreed and I told him that he had wronged his mate, then he believed her.’”
     
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    certainclarity got a reaction from Hameedeh in What is your favorite verse of the Quran   
    أَلَيْسَ اللَّهُ بِكَافٍ عَبْدَهُ
    (39:36)
    Isn't Allah sufficient  for  his servant?
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    certainclarity got a reaction from Mansur Bakhtiari in How much money is required to marry   
    If you solely marry for their beauty you will become abdul nisa ( slave of women) , if you marry for Allah to help and support needy momin women you become Abdullah ( slave of Allah) ... lol
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    certainclarity got a reaction from MohammadAli1993 in How do Muslims View the Atonement   
    Greetings,
    So if we taken from dust and return to dust, and you mention hell is the common grave,So this verse would mean we are all from hell and we return to hell ?As grave is dust.
    So according to your belief system,whether one is Jesus who is free of sins or sinful beings such as Adam and Eve, we all go to hell fire which is the grave.

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    certainclarity got a reaction from Mansur Bakhtiari in Uyghur Shia??   
    This is interesting . I do not know the answer to your question but I do know this;
    Holy Quran:
     And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another.(35:18)
    So regardless of what they were,now you can make or continue with your research and use this point as a glimmer of light,of who the Ahlul bayt are thru their words, to find out the truth, which is the main responsibilty for each one of us, regardless of what our ansectors followed.
    Imam Ali:
    ***Seek the truth and you shall know it's people.
    *** Follow principles not personalities.
    All the best in your quest.
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    certainclarity got a reaction from modaoudi in White washed.   
    Your point of view is very wide spread and has effected many.
    How ever I would like to pose this question to you, What if you were born to a white family? How different would you be?
    What if you were born in a devote christian family who consumed wine, would YOU think of reverting to islam? 
    Reverts who have indulged in all sorts of things, then think and ponder about their actions and correct themselves are way worthier than Most Asian born so called muslims who haven't thought to reflect for a moment, is the life they are living correct?
    Does being muslim stop at just not drinking and the likes or there is more to islam, something called fix yourself first before you point fingers?
    If reverts have fixed themselves from a destructive past, what have you fixed in yourself to be a better muslim?
    What if you were born in a atheist family, would I still not drink, take drugs etc? Would you have the courage to revert and start observing despite the odds?
    The more you focus on others the more you become blind to yourself!
    Last not least if you hate a place so much be an adult, take responsibility, get a proper job and move out of the country and atmosphere you dislike so much.
    This is exactly what I did when I was in my twenties.I took responsibility of what I did not like and changed it. If I could not change something, I changed my perspective.
    If you are not in a situation to do that for the sake of your own mental health, stop caring about others before you take care of yourself.
    You can only control yourself, that is if you are even controlling yourself.
    Your mental health is in your hands and no amount of doctor can help you if you are not willing to acknowledge your own set backs.
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    certainclarity got a reaction from sidnaq in Rude reply from Hajjah?   
    most so called religious speakers are no different than non muslim motivational speakers, both tend to get sucked into fame and speaking , not acting on their knowledge  
     
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    certainclarity got a reaction from Mansur Bakhtiari in Palestinians asked what they think of Shias.   
    I can't see the video, but I can say Shias are those who are like Imam Hassan , Hussain, Salman and Abu Dhar.
    If any one is like them they are shias, the rest of us are wannabes.
    So probably it was better to ask them, what they think about the personality of Imam Hassan, Hussein, Salman and Abudhar.
    99% of us dont reflect the characteristics of the above mentioned so we cannot be considered Shias...
    The title Shia has been used very casually by us... most probably we are shias of our own opinions, and very unlikely we are the Shias of ahlul bayt, as this title is very exclusive.
    So neither the so called sunnis are following the sunnah of the prophet nor the so called shias following the ahlul bayt.
    Most of us are following the sunnat of our own opinions.
    I feel bad for all those who say and claim to be Shia  and sunni, as both are claiming a high position without the necessary deeds to reflect it...
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    certainclarity got a reaction from Hashasheen217 in Why was Akhbarism rejected?   
    Salam
    Actually the term ijtihad comes from the words Jahd which refers to deep struggle in the path of religion.
    But the definition you gave came into islam later.The Imams as far as I am aware have not given the definition above.
    When you read the Quran or hadiths as far as I know ijtihad/jahd has not been termed as above, it is mainly indicating to people who strive in the path of religion, it did not entail the meaning of going to a particular institute to acquire a particular certificate to be known as a mujtahid.
    Back then their was no hawza, to be given a qualification of being a mujtahid.It was either a divinely appointed Imam you follow, or follow the scholars who derived their own opinions from religion, such as Abu Hanifa vs Imam Jafar al Sadiq.
    For example you can say Salman Farsi was considered a true mujtahid from God's view because he truly strived hard that he managed to achieve the same knowledge the prophet and Imam Ali had, by the grace of God according to reliable hadiths.
    Wasalam
     
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    certainclarity got a reaction from shia farm girl in Need to get some support for my mentality?   
    Salam,
    Even non Muslims try to resist temptation.
    The higher the goal the more resistance is required. This is the golden rule for all who want to achieve something great. 
    For non Muslims it is the highest thing in dunya, for Muslims it is something beyond imagination, if we really reflect on it.
    This non religious point of view may help also on temptation and self control:
     
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    certainclarity got a reaction from Hashasheen217 in Who are the Shia of Ahlul bayt   
    Salam,

    We all call ourselves shia, born shia, family shia , proud Shia, even our whole countries shia,
    and calculate the population of Shia by demographic  head count etc, but hardly know who is considered Shia by the Ahlul bayt.
    I hope we all fall into the category below or strive towards it atleast, in Sha Allah.
    Below are fantastic hadiths to gauge ourselves if we can be considered Shia according to Ahlul Bayt or not:
     
    SHIA ACCORDING TO AHLUL BAYT      امام هادی-ع  عَلَیکُم بِالوَرَعِ فَاِنَّهُ الدّینُ الَّذی نَلازِمُهُ وَ نُدینُ الله تَعالیَ بِهِ وَ نُریدُهُ مِمَّن یُوالینا لاتَتعَبُونا بِالشَّفاعَةِ   Imam Hadi (a): Have Taqwa, This is the religion that we observe and we worship God like this, and we ask our followers to be like this too, and DO NOT follow us in the HOPES of our intercession.   [Wasil Shia vol15.] *****     وَ رَوَاهُ عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ رَفَعَهُ قَالَ:  قُلْتُ لِأَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ-ع إِنَّ قَوْماً مِنْ مَوَالِيكَ يُلِمُّونَ بِالْمَعَاصِي وَ يَقُولُونَ نَرْجُو فَقَالَ كَذَبُوا لَيْسُوا لَنَا بِمَوَالٍ أُولَئِكَ قَوْمٌ تَرَجَّحَتْ بِهِمُ الْأَمَانِيُّ مَنْ رَجَا شَيْئاً عَمِلَ لَهُ وَ مَنْ خَافَ مِنْ شَيْ‏ءٍ هَرَبَ مِنْه‏    H 1593, CH 29, h 6 :  Ali ibn Muhammad has also narrated the above Hadith in a mafu’ manner from who has said the following:  "I said to abu ‘Abd Allah, recipient of divine supreme covenant, ‘Certain people of your supporters commit smaller sins and say that they have hope (in Allah’s forgiveness).’  The Imam said, ‘They lie. They are not our supporters. They are a people whose hope has caused them to deviate. Whoever has hope in something, he works to achieve it. Whoever is afraid of something, he keeps away from it.’"    Al-Kafi vol 2.   *****  
    Rozatul Kafi H 14738  :
     
    And by this chain, from  Muhammad  Bin Suleyman,
    from Ibrahim Bin Abdullah Al-Sufy from Musa Bin Bakr Al-Wasity who said:
    Abu Al-Hassan  said to me:
     
    ' If I  were to distinguish my Shias, I  would not find them except for the  description (talk).
    And if I  were to test them, I would not find them except  as APOSTATES. 
    And if I were to scrutinize them not even one out of a thousand would escape.
    And if I  were to screen them with a screening, there would not  remain from them except the one who was for me. 
    They have been saying for a long time, leaning upon their couches,
    ‘We are the Shias of Ali’. But rather, the  Shia of Ali  is the one who truthful in both his actions as well as his words’.
    ******
    ما شِيعَتُنا إلّا مَنِ اتَّقى اللَّهَ وأطاعَهُ ، وما كانوا يُعرَفُونَ إلّا بالتَّواضُعِ والتَّخَشُّعِ وأداءِ الأمانَةِ وكَثرَةِ ذِكرِ اللَّهِ

    Imam al-Baqir (a):  No one is our Shia except by the fear of God and His obedience,
    and they are not recognized except by their humbleness, reverence,
    trustworthiness, and abundance of remembrance of God.
     
    [Tuhaf al-Uqool
    ******
      الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : شيعَتُنا هُمُ العارِفُونَ بِاللَّهِ ، العامِلُونَ بِأمرِ اللَّهِ ، أهلُ الفَضائلِ ، الناطِقُونَ بالصَّوابِ ، مَأكُولُهُم القُوتُ ، ومَلبَسُهُمُ الاقتِصادُ  
    Imam Ali (a): Our Shia are those who are gnostics of Allah, they act according to the orders of God,
    they possess excellences, they speak only truth, their food is limited to gaining strength, their dress is economical .
     
    ******
    Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘One who claims to follow us with his tongue,
    but DOES the OPPOSITE to our ACTIONS and DEEDS is not from among our Shi`aa.’
     
    [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 68, p. 164, no. 13]
    ******
    Imam Baqir (A.S) has said :
    Those who claim to be shia should know that shias are our friends and followers. They are:
    1.Pious
    2.Obedient  
    3.Humbleness  
    4.Uprightness  
    5.Trustworthiness 
    6.By their Zikr of Allah
    7.Their salaat  
    8.Fasting 
    9.Kindness to parents  
    10.Respect for the rights of neighbors 
    11.Their assistance for the poor and the disabled 
    12.Sympathy for the destitute 
    13.Loving behavior towards orphans 
    14.Truthfulness 
    15.Recitation of the Holy Quran, and acting according to all commandments and laws in it 
    16.True Shias control their tongue and use it in the best manner for beneficence 
    18. Wish the best for all the servants of God and 
    19. Give shelter to their friends. 
     
    ******
    Imam al-Hasan (AS) said in answer to a man who said to him, ‘Verily I am one of your Shi`aa’ :
    ‘O `Aabdallah, if you are truly obedient to us in our commands and prohibitions, then you are telling the truth.
    But if not, then do not add to your sins by falsely claiming such a dignified position that you are not worthy of. 
    Do not say, ‘I am one of your Shi`aa’, but say rather, ‘I am one of your adherents and one of your lovers and an enemy to your enemies.
    ’ You are [doing] good and aiming towards good.’
     
    [Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 106] 
    ******
    Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Verily the Shi`aa of Ali were those who restrained their stomachs and their sexual desires,
    who struggled and fought intensely, who worked hard for their Creator, who hoped for His reward and feared His punishment.
    If you have seen such people, then they are the very Shi`aa of Ja`afar.’
     
    [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 233, no. 9]    
    ******
    Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Test our Shi`aa with regard to three things:
    the prayer times to see how well they observe them,
    their secrets to see how well they guard them from our enemies,
    and their wealth to see how they help out their fellow brothers with it.’
     
    [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 83, p. 22, no. 40]    
    ******
    قال لى: يا جابرا يكتفى من ينتحل التشيع ان يقول بحبنا اهل البيت؟
    فوالله ما شيعتنا الا من اتقى الله و اطاعه و ما كانوا يعرفون الا بالتواضع و التخشع و الامانة و كثرة ذكر الله
    و الصلاة و الصوم و البر بالوالدين و التعهد للجيران من الفقراء و اهل المسكنة و الغارمين و الايتام و صدق الحديث و تلاوة القرآن
    و كف الالسن عن الناس الا من خير و كانوا امناء عشايرهم فى الاشياء.
    قال جابر: فقلت: يا ابن رسول الله ما نعرف اليوم احدا بهذه الصفة!
    فقال عليه السلام: يا جابر لا تذهبن بك المذاهب، حسب الرجل ان يقول احب عليا و اتولاه ثم لا يكون مع ذلك فعالا؟
    فلو قال: انى احب رسول الله - فرسول الله خير من علي -
    ثم لا يتبع سيرته و لا يعمل بسنته ما نفعه حبه اياه شيئا، فاتقوا الله و اعملوا لما عند الله، ليس بين الله و بين احد قرابة،
    احب العباد الى الله عز و جل اتقاهم و اعملهم بطاعته، يا جابر فوالله ما يتقرب الى الله تبارك و تعالى الا بالطاعة،
    و ما معنا براءة من النار و لا على الله لاحد من حجة،
    من كان لله مطيعا فهو لنا ولى، و من كان لله عاصيا فهو لنا عدو، لا تنال ولايتنا الا بالعمل و الورع.
    «بحار الانوار، ج 15 كتاب الاخلاق ص 148»
    "Does it suffice for one who claims to be our follower to just express his friendship with the members of the Holy Household?
    I swear by God that no one is our true follower unless he fears God and obeys Him. 
    Our followers are known for their
    1-humbleness 
    2-frequent remembrance of God;
    3-fasting;
    4-praying; 
    5-helping the orphans,
    the needy, the ones in debt, and needy neighbors; 
    6-reading the Quran; 
    7-and talking properly with the people. 
    8-They have always been trustworthy in their tribes. 
    O’ Jabir! Do not let the various sects affect you.
    Do you think that it suffices for one to say that he likes Imam Ali and he is his follower, but does not do anything to support his claim?
    Or he says that he likes the Prophet, who is even better than Imam Ali,
    but does not take his example and follow his deeds and act according to the Prophet’s tradition? 
    Just having love for the Prophet is of NO use for him.
    Therefore, fear God, and act in such a way as to attain what is near God, since there is no relation of kin between God and anyone. 
    The one most loved by God is the one who is the most pious, and the noblest one is the one who fears God and obeys Him.
     I swear by God that it is not possible to get close to God unless by His obedience,
    and we do not hold the key to relief from the Fire of Hell, and no one has any authority over God. 
    Whoever is obedient to God is our friend, and whoever disobeys God is our enemy.
    No one can attain our friendship unless by having nobility and piety." 
     
    (Tuhaf al-Uqool)
    *****
    When Mamoon appointed Imam Reza (a) as his crown prince His gate keeper came and said:
    "A group of people are standing and want to come and visit you and say they are the Shias of Imam Ali."
    The Imam said, " Tell them I have work and tell them to return back."
    The Gate keeper returned them.
    The next day they returned and introduced themselves in the same manner.
    The gate keeper returned them again. 
    And so the third, fourth day till two months they would come every day but were not allow to meet the Imam After two months they told the gate keeper:
     
    "Tell our master we are the Shias of your father Ali.
    You have not given us permission to meet you, and our enemies are ridiculing us.
    We will return but we will be homeless when we return to our cities and country as we will won't be able to bare the ridicule of the enemies."
    Imam Reza told the gate keeper to allow them in .
     
    They entered and said Salam to the Imam,
    But the Imam did not answer and did not even allow them to sit and were still standing.
    They said " Oh son of the prophet what is this belittling for after closing the door on us for two long months and not giving us permission ?
    What will be left of us?"
     
    The imam said " Read this Quranic verse which says;  
    Whatever that reaches you is all from your bad deeds (although Allah forgives many of your bad deeds (Shura:30)
    Then he said: "Because you CLAIMED to be the SHIA of Ali !
    Woe to you'll !
     
    The Shias of Ali (a) are like Imam Hassan and Imam Hussein,Abu Dhar, Salman, Miqdad and Ammar and Mohammad bin Abi Bikr
    who did not disobey the laws of Allah and did not do any of the Haram, and you also say that you are Shias ?
    Although in most of your acts you are against him,
    and even fall short in the obligatory acts and take the rights of your brothers in religion lightly,
    And the places you shouldn't do Taqiyah, you do taqiyah ,
    but in places that you have no choice but to do taqiyah you don't adhere to this great duty.
     
    If instead of claiming to be shias you would have said,that you are the admirers and friends of Imam Ali
    and like the friends of them and consider their enemies your enemies I would not have rejected your claim and would have accepted it ,
    **BUT YOU HAVE CLAIMED A HIGH POSITION
    and if your actions don't match your words you are destroyed ! "
     
    They said," Oh son of the prophet we ask forgiveness from God,
    and ask repentance from God for our inappropriate statement and as you, our master have taught us,
    we shall say we are your friends and your friends are our friends and your enemies are our enemies."
     
    The imam said " Welcome my brothers and my friends come higher and higher and higher,"
    he took them so high that he made stick to him.
     
    Then told the gate keeper:
    "How many times have you returned them entering this house?" 
    He said ,"60 times"
     
    Then Imam Said," Them go to their houses 60 times,
    and say Salam to them, and say my Salams to them because today they seeked repentance ,
    and their sins have been forgiven and since they are our friends and attached to us, they are worthy of respect.
     
    Hence go visit them, check their and their families situation,
    give them their expense of their livelihood and charity and solve their worries and problems."
    [Bihar al-Anwar 68/157-159]
     
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    Salam,

    We all call ourselves shia, born shia, family shia , proud Shia, even our whole countries shia,
    and calculate the population of Shia by demographic  head count etc, but hardly know who is considered Shia by the Ahlul bayt.
    I hope we all fall into the category below or strive towards it atleast, in Sha Allah.
    Below are fantastic hadiths to gauge ourselves if we can be considered Shia according to Ahlul Bayt or not:
     
    SHIA ACCORDING TO AHLUL BAYT      امام هادی-ع  عَلَیکُم بِالوَرَعِ فَاِنَّهُ الدّینُ الَّذی نَلازِمُهُ وَ نُدینُ الله تَعالیَ بِهِ وَ نُریدُهُ مِمَّن یُوالینا لاتَتعَبُونا بِالشَّفاعَةِ   Imam Hadi (a): Have Taqwa, This is the religion that we observe and we worship God like this, and we ask our followers to be like this too, and DO NOT follow us in the HOPES of our intercession.   [Wasil Shia vol15.] *****     وَ رَوَاهُ عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ رَفَعَهُ قَالَ:  قُلْتُ لِأَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ-ع إِنَّ قَوْماً مِنْ مَوَالِيكَ يُلِمُّونَ بِالْمَعَاصِي وَ يَقُولُونَ نَرْجُو فَقَالَ كَذَبُوا لَيْسُوا لَنَا بِمَوَالٍ أُولَئِكَ قَوْمٌ تَرَجَّحَتْ بِهِمُ الْأَمَانِيُّ مَنْ رَجَا شَيْئاً عَمِلَ لَهُ وَ مَنْ خَافَ مِنْ شَيْ‏ءٍ هَرَبَ مِنْه‏    H 1593, CH 29, h 6 :  Ali ibn Muhammad has also narrated the above Hadith in a mafu’ manner from who has said the following:  "I said to abu ‘Abd Allah, recipient of divine supreme covenant, ‘Certain people of your supporters commit smaller sins and say that they have hope (in Allah’s forgiveness).’  The Imam said, ‘They lie. They are not our supporters. They are a people whose hope has caused them to deviate. Whoever has hope in something, he works to achieve it. Whoever is afraid of something, he keeps away from it.’"    Al-Kafi vol 2.   *****  
    Rozatul Kafi H 14738  :
     
    And by this chain, from  Muhammad  Bin Suleyman,
    from Ibrahim Bin Abdullah Al-Sufy from Musa Bin Bakr Al-Wasity who said:
    Abu Al-Hassan  said to me:
     
    ' If I  were to distinguish my Shias, I  would not find them except for the  description (talk).
    And if I  were to test them, I would not find them except  as APOSTATES. 
    And if I were to scrutinize them not even one out of a thousand would escape.
    And if I  were to screen them with a screening, there would not  remain from them except the one who was for me. 
    They have been saying for a long time, leaning upon their couches,
    ‘We are the Shias of Ali’. But rather, the  Shia of Ali  is the one who truthful in both his actions as well as his words’.
    ******
    ما شِيعَتُنا إلّا مَنِ اتَّقى اللَّهَ وأطاعَهُ ، وما كانوا يُعرَفُونَ إلّا بالتَّواضُعِ والتَّخَشُّعِ وأداءِ الأمانَةِ وكَثرَةِ ذِكرِ اللَّهِ

    Imam al-Baqir (a):  No one is our Shia except by the fear of God and His obedience,
    and they are not recognized except by their humbleness, reverence,
    trustworthiness, and abundance of remembrance of God.
     
    [Tuhaf al-Uqool
    ******
      الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : شيعَتُنا هُمُ العارِفُونَ بِاللَّهِ ، العامِلُونَ بِأمرِ اللَّهِ ، أهلُ الفَضائلِ ، الناطِقُونَ بالصَّوابِ ، مَأكُولُهُم القُوتُ ، ومَلبَسُهُمُ الاقتِصادُ  
    Imam Ali (a): Our Shia are those who are gnostics of Allah, they act according to the orders of God,
    they possess excellences, they speak only truth, their food is limited to gaining strength, their dress is economical .
     
    ******
    Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘One who claims to follow us with his tongue,
    but DOES the OPPOSITE to our ACTIONS and DEEDS is not from among our Shi`aa.’
     
    [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 68, p. 164, no. 13]
    ******
    Imam Baqir (A.S) has said :
    Those who claim to be shia should know that shias are our friends and followers. They are:
    1.Pious
    2.Obedient  
    3.Humbleness  
    4.Uprightness  
    5.Trustworthiness 
    6.By their Zikr of Allah
    7.Their salaat  
    8.Fasting 
    9.Kindness to parents  
    10.Respect for the rights of neighbors 
    11.Their assistance for the poor and the disabled 
    12.Sympathy for the destitute 
    13.Loving behavior towards orphans 
    14.Truthfulness 
    15.Recitation of the Holy Quran, and acting according to all commandments and laws in it 
    16.True Shias control their tongue and use it in the best manner for beneficence 
    18. Wish the best for all the servants of God and 
    19. Give shelter to their friends. 
     
    ******
    Imam al-Hasan (AS) said in answer to a man who said to him, ‘Verily I am one of your Shi`aa’ :
    ‘O `Aabdallah, if you are truly obedient to us in our commands and prohibitions, then you are telling the truth.
    But if not, then do not add to your sins by falsely claiming such a dignified position that you are not worthy of. 
    Do not say, ‘I am one of your Shi`aa’, but say rather, ‘I am one of your adherents and one of your lovers and an enemy to your enemies.
    ’ You are [doing] good and aiming towards good.’
     
    [Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 106] 
    ******
    Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Verily the Shi`aa of Ali were those who restrained their stomachs and their sexual desires,
    who struggled and fought intensely, who worked hard for their Creator, who hoped for His reward and feared His punishment.
    If you have seen such people, then they are the very Shi`aa of Ja`afar.’
     
    [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 233, no. 9]    
    ******
    Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Test our Shi`aa with regard to three things:
    the prayer times to see how well they observe them,
    their secrets to see how well they guard them from our enemies,
    and their wealth to see how they help out their fellow brothers with it.’
     
    [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 83, p. 22, no. 40]    
    ******
    قال لى: يا جابرا يكتفى من ينتحل التشيع ان يقول بحبنا اهل البيت؟
    فوالله ما شيعتنا الا من اتقى الله و اطاعه و ما كانوا يعرفون الا بالتواضع و التخشع و الامانة و كثرة ذكر الله
    و الصلاة و الصوم و البر بالوالدين و التعهد للجيران من الفقراء و اهل المسكنة و الغارمين و الايتام و صدق الحديث و تلاوة القرآن
    و كف الالسن عن الناس الا من خير و كانوا امناء عشايرهم فى الاشياء.
    قال جابر: فقلت: يا ابن رسول الله ما نعرف اليوم احدا بهذه الصفة!
    فقال عليه السلام: يا جابر لا تذهبن بك المذاهب، حسب الرجل ان يقول احب عليا و اتولاه ثم لا يكون مع ذلك فعالا؟
    فلو قال: انى احب رسول الله - فرسول الله خير من علي -
    ثم لا يتبع سيرته و لا يعمل بسنته ما نفعه حبه اياه شيئا، فاتقوا الله و اعملوا لما عند الله، ليس بين الله و بين احد قرابة،
    احب العباد الى الله عز و جل اتقاهم و اعملهم بطاعته، يا جابر فوالله ما يتقرب الى الله تبارك و تعالى الا بالطاعة،
    و ما معنا براءة من النار و لا على الله لاحد من حجة،
    من كان لله مطيعا فهو لنا ولى، و من كان لله عاصيا فهو لنا عدو، لا تنال ولايتنا الا بالعمل و الورع.
    «بحار الانوار، ج 15 كتاب الاخلاق ص 148»
    "Does it suffice for one who claims to be our follower to just express his friendship with the members of the Holy Household?
    I swear by God that no one is our true follower unless he fears God and obeys Him. 
    Our followers are known for their
    1-humbleness 
    2-frequent remembrance of God;
    3-fasting;
    4-praying; 
    5-helping the orphans,
    the needy, the ones in debt, and needy neighbors; 
    6-reading the Quran; 
    7-and talking properly with the people. 
    8-They have always been trustworthy in their tribes. 
    O’ Jabir! Do not let the various sects affect you.
    Do you think that it suffices for one to say that he likes Imam Ali and he is his follower, but does not do anything to support his claim?
    Or he says that he likes the Prophet, who is even better than Imam Ali,
    but does not take his example and follow his deeds and act according to the Prophet’s tradition? 
    Just having love for the Prophet is of NO use for him.
    Therefore, fear God, and act in such a way as to attain what is near God, since there is no relation of kin between God and anyone. 
    The one most loved by God is the one who is the most pious, and the noblest one is the one who fears God and obeys Him.
     I swear by God that it is not possible to get close to God unless by His obedience,
    and we do not hold the key to relief from the Fire of Hell, and no one has any authority over God. 
    Whoever is obedient to God is our friend, and whoever disobeys God is our enemy.
    No one can attain our friendship unless by having nobility and piety." 
     
    (Tuhaf al-Uqool)
    *****
    When Mamoon appointed Imam Reza (a) as his crown prince His gate keeper came and said:
    "A group of people are standing and want to come and visit you and say they are the Shias of Imam Ali."
    The Imam said, " Tell them I have work and tell them to return back."
    The Gate keeper returned them.
    The next day they returned and introduced themselves in the same manner.
    The gate keeper returned them again. 
    And so the third, fourth day till two months they would come every day but were not allow to meet the Imam After two months they told the gate keeper:
     
    "Tell our master we are the Shias of your father Ali.
    You have not given us permission to meet you, and our enemies are ridiculing us.
    We will return but we will be homeless when we return to our cities and country as we will won't be able to bare the ridicule of the enemies."
    Imam Reza told the gate keeper to allow them in .
     
    They entered and said Salam to the Imam,
    But the Imam did not answer and did not even allow them to sit and were still standing.
    They said " Oh son of the prophet what is this belittling for after closing the door on us for two long months and not giving us permission ?
    What will be left of us?"
     
    The imam said " Read this Quranic verse which says;  
    Whatever that reaches you is all from your bad deeds (although Allah forgives many of your bad deeds (Shura:30)
    Then he said: "Because you CLAIMED to be the SHIA of Ali !
    Woe to you'll !
     
    The Shias of Ali (a) are like Imam Hassan and Imam Hussein,Abu Dhar, Salman, Miqdad and Ammar and Mohammad bin Abi Bikr
    who did not disobey the laws of Allah and did not do any of the Haram, and you also say that you are Shias ?
    Although in most of your acts you are against him,
    and even fall short in the obligatory acts and take the rights of your brothers in religion lightly,
    And the places you shouldn't do Taqiyah, you do taqiyah ,
    but in places that you have no choice but to do taqiyah you don't adhere to this great duty.
     
    If instead of claiming to be shias you would have said,that you are the admirers and friends of Imam Ali
    and like the friends of them and consider their enemies your enemies I would not have rejected your claim and would have accepted it ,
    **BUT YOU HAVE CLAIMED A HIGH POSITION
    and if your actions don't match your words you are destroyed ! "
     
    They said," Oh son of the prophet we ask forgiveness from God,
    and ask repentance from God for our inappropriate statement and as you, our master have taught us,
    we shall say we are your friends and your friends are our friends and your enemies are our enemies."
     
    The imam said " Welcome my brothers and my friends come higher and higher and higher,"
    he took them so high that he made stick to him.
     
    Then told the gate keeper:
    "How many times have you returned them entering this house?" 
    He said ,"60 times"
     
    Then Imam Said," Them go to their houses 60 times,
    and say Salam to them, and say my Salams to them because today they seeked repentance ,
    and their sins have been forgiven and since they are our friends and attached to us, they are worthy of respect.
     
    Hence go visit them, check their and their families situation,
    give them their expense of their livelihood and charity and solve their worries and problems."
    [Bihar al-Anwar 68/157-159]
     
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