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Important Traits Of A Mo'min

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Imam Ali (as): The believer is such that joy is evident on his face whereas sorrow is in his heart. His breast is at his widest (biggest heart) but his ego is at its lowest. He despises high rank and shuns reputation. His grief is long lasting and his ambition lofty. his silence is much and his time occupied. he is grateful, extremely patient, and immersed in deep thought, He is thrifty with his needs. He is good natured and mild tempered. his soul is firmer than steel whilst he (his ego) remains lower than a slave.

 

Imam Ali (as): Silence will create respect and dignity; Justice and fair play will bring more than friends; Benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and position; Courtesy will draw benevolence; Service of mankind will secure leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies.

 

 

Imam Muhammad Baqir (as): Our followers are of three kinds, One who follows us but depends on others, one who is like  glass but is involved in his own reflections, but the best of those who are like gold, the more they suffer the more they shine.

 

 

Imam Hasan Askari (as): Generosity has a limit, when crossed becomes extravagance; caution has a limit when crossed becomes cowardice; thriftiness has a limit, when crossed becomes miserliness; courage has a limit, when crossed becomes fool-hardiness. Let this moral lesson suffice: refrain from doing anything which you would disapprove of if done by someone else.

 

Imam Hasan Askari (as):

Let piety be your provision, patience be your garment, and buy hardship in the path of Allah. Be true in your speech, trustworthy in performing your deeds, prolong your sajdah (prostration), deal with others with best behavior, and treat your neighbour amicably. Perform your prayers even with those whom you think to be your opposition; attend their funeral ceremonies, visit their sick, and give them their rights. Verily I tell you that whosoever is honest and has good behavior in the eyes of others, he is the pious Shia whom I will be proud of. Therefore, fear Allah, be as adornment on behalf of us and be not as shame that defames our name. This is the only way by which others shall be attracted toward us (the AhlulBayt of the Holy Prophet saww)

 

 

 

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Generosity:

Imam al-Sadiq said, 'Generosity is when the act of giving is initiated. When it is prompted by a request however, it is merely out of a sense of embarrassment or obligation.’

Imam al-`Askari said, 'Generosity has a set limit, and if taken to extremes becomes squandering.’

Imam al-Sadiq said, 'The kind and generous person is he who spends his wealth for a right cause.’

Imam Ali said, 'Generosity is that you contribute willingly from your own wealth, and restrain yourself from other people's wealth.’

The Prophet said, 'The most generous of people is he who fulfils payment of the alms-tax due upon him.’

Imam al-Rida said, 'The generous person partakes of other people's food in order that they may [feel comfortable to] partake of his food, whereas the miser does not partake of others' food so that they may not eat from his.’

Imam al-Sadiq said, 'A generous youth burdened by sins is more beloved to Allah than a worshipping but miserly old man.’

The Prophet said, 'Relinquish the generous person's sin for verily Allah takes him by the hand every time he slips.’

The Prophet said, 'The generous person is close to Allah, close to people and close to Paradise.’

Allah, Mighty and Exalted, revealed to Prophet Moses, 'That you kill not the Samiri, for verily he is a generous man.’

Imam al-Sadiq said, 'The best ones from among you are those who are liberal and the worst ones from among you are the miserly.'

Imam al-Sadiq said, 'Generosity is one of the noble traits possessed by prophets. It is the pillar of belief, such that only a true believer will be generous, as well as one who possesses great certainty and high aspiration, for generosity is a gleam from the light of certainty, and the one who knows what he wants finds it easy to give away.’

Imam Ali said, 'Generosity imparts love and adorns one's character.’

Imam Ali said, 'Generosity cultivates love.’

Imam Ali said, 'Generosity is the fruit of the intellect, and contentment is the proof of magnanimitY.'

Imam Ali said, 'The heart can only be made use of [to the best of its capacity] with generosity.’

Imam Ali said, 'Generosity is a means of nearness [to Allah].’

The Prophet said, 'Allah has created every single vicegerent of His with generosity as their natural disposition.'

The Prophet said, 'Allah has made generosity the greatest moral virtue.’

The Prophet said, 'The generous person is close to Allah, close to people and close to Paradise.’

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Asceticism:

Imam al-Kazim said, 'Verily he who is most persevering in the face of adversity is the most abstemious from among you.’

Imam Zayn al-Abidin said, 'Allah says, 'O son of Adam, be satisfied with what I have given you and you will be among the most abstemious of people.’

Imam Ali said, 'When an abstemious person flees from people, seek after him, and when he seeks after people, flee from him.’

Imam Ali said, 'The best level of asceticism is to conceal one's asceticism.’

Imam Ali said, 'Do not be of those who try to secure the Hereafter by means of the worldly life…they disparage this world using ascetic terms, yet act like those who covet it.’

The Prophet said, 'The most abstemious of people is he who renounces the prohibited things.’

Imam al-Sadiq said, 'It is forbidden for your hearts that they should taste the sweetness of faith until and unless they abstain from the pleasures of this world.’

Imam Zayn al-Abidin said, 'He who renounces the world's vain pleasures finds its afflictions trivial and is not bothered by them as a result.’

Imam Ali said, 'Abstaining from the vain pleasures of this world is the greatest source of comfort.’

Imam Ali said, 'Abstain from the vain pleasures of this world and divine mercy will descend upon you.’

Imam Ali said, 'He who renounces this worldly life, neither concerning himself with its baseness nor vying for its glory, Allah rewards him with a gift that is unobtainable through any of His creatures, grants him knowledge without the need for learning, secures wisdom in his heart and makes it flow upon his tongue.’

The Prophet said, 'Abstaining from the vain pleasures of this world puts the heart and the body at rest, whereas longing for them exhausts the heart and the body.'

Imam al-`Aaskari said, 'If the inhabitants of this world used their intellect, the world would self-destruct [for it would cease to be of any importance].’

Imam al-Kazim once said while standing at a graveside, ‘Indeed something that ends with this [i.e. death] is worthy of its beginning being spent in abstemiousness. And indeed something that begins with this is worthy of its end being feared with apprehension.'

Imam al-Baqir said, 'Remember death frequently, for no sooner does man increase his remembrance of death than he begins to renounce this world's life.’

Imam Ali said, 'How can one renounce the pleasures of this world when he has not yet fathomed the worth of the Hereafter?!’

Imam Ali said, 'The person best able to practice abstemiousness is he who understands the inferiority of this worldly life.’

Imam al-Rida , when asked about the qualities of the ascetic, replied, 'He manages to still his hunger without pursuit of food, he is well-prepared for his death, and weary of his life in this world.’

Imam al-Sadiq , when asked to define the ascetic, said, 'The ascetic is the one who renounces the permissible things in this world for fear of having to account for them, and renounces the forbidden things of this world for fear of punishment for them.’

Imam Ali said, 'Those who restrain themselves from worldly pleasures are such that their hearts are weeping though outwardly they may laugh, they experience great sorrow though they display joy, and they are filled with self-contempt though they rejoice at all that they have been bestowed.’

Imam Ali said, 'The one who practices asceticism from worldly pleasures is such that he neither allows the prohibited things to overcome his perseverance [in the way of Allah], nor the permissible things to distract him from gratefulness to Allah.’

Imam al-Sadiq said, 'Asceticism is the key to the door of the Hereafter and immunity from the Fire, and it is to abandon all those things that preoccupy you from Allah, neither experiencing regret upon their loss, nor self-admiration for having abandoned them, nor awaiting deliverance from them, nor seeking praise on account of them, and nor anything else in exchange for them. Rather you see their loss as a source of comfort and their presence as a source of misfortune, such that you consistently run away from misfortune and seek refuge in comfort.'

Imam Ali said, 'Asceticism is summed up between two phrases in the Qur’an, where Allah, most High, says, "So that you may not grieve for what has escaped you, nor be exultant at what He has given you.” Therefore, one who neither grieves about past losses nor is overjoyed about the possessions he is granted has perfected his asceticism from both sides.’

The Prophet said, 'Asceticism is not to prohibit oneself that which is allowed. Rather it is to find that which is with Allah more secure than that which is in one's own possession.’

The Prophet said, ‘Asceticism from worldly pleasures means to cut short one’s hopes of this world, to be grateful for every single bounty, to have piety and to keep away from all that which Allah has prohibited.’

Imam al-Sadiq said, 'All goodness has been placed in one house, and its key is asceticism and restraint from worldly pleasures.'

Imam al-Baqir said, 'In one of His conversations with Prophet Moses , Allah told him the following, '…those who seek to adorn themselves [for Me] have no better apparel than abstention from the worldly pleasures that they find indispensable.’

Imam Ali said, 'Verily among the qualities that greatly develop one’s faith is abstention from worldly pleasures.’

Imam Ali said, 'Asceticism is the distinguishing characteristic of Godwary people and the natural disposition of those who turn to Allah.’

The Prophet said, 'People cannot worship Allah with anything better than asceticism from worldly pleasures.’

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Piety:

Imam al-Baqir said, ‘Allah Almighty has said, ‘O son of Adam, refrain from what I have forbidden to you and you will be the most pious of people.’

Imam Ali said, ‘The smartest from among you is the most pious of you.’

Imam Ali said, ‘The most pious of people is the most free of wants.’

The Prophet said, ‘Stop in the face of things that Allah has forbidden and you will be the most pious of people.’

Imam al-Sadiq also said, ‘He who restrains himself from what Allah has forbidden, and keeps away from them. And if he does not beware of obscure matters, he will fall into the forbidden without knowing so.'

Imam al-Sadiq, when he was asked about piety, said, ‘He who restrains himself from what Allah has forbidden.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Piety is stopping [in the face of] obscure matters.’

Imam Ali said, ‘The root of piety is keeping away from sins, and restraining oneself from the forbidden.’

The Prophet said, ‘Piety is the master of action. He who does not have piety to prevent him from an act of disobedience to Allah Almighty when left with it, Allah will not care about any of his other actions. This means that it [piety] is fear of Allah, both in secret and in public, economizing both in poverty and wealth, and fairness both in [times of] contentment and discontentment.’

Imam al-Sadiq, in his will to `Aamr b. Sa`aid, said, ‘I advise you to be wary of your duty to Allah, to have piety and diligence, and know that diligence that is devoid of piety is of no benefit.’

Imam al-Sadiq said, ‘Diligence is of no use without piety.’

Imam Zayn al-Abidin said, ‘Piety is the system of worship, and if it is cut, religion goes just like when a wire is cut the system follows it!’

Imam Ali said, ‘There is no good in devotion that is devoid of piety.’

Imam al-Sadiqsaid, ‘Fear Allah and safeguard your faith with piety.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Knowledge cannot be purified without piety.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Piety is the measure of religious devotion.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Piety prevents from committing prohibited acts.'

Imam Ali said, ‘The fruit of piety is the goodness of one’s self and one’s religion.’

Imam al-Sadiq said, ‘He who lives in a place with a population of one hundred thousand or more and there is in that place someone more pious than him, then he is not [considered] one of us.’

Imam al-Sadiq said, ‘You must have piety; for it is the religion that we adhere to, and with which we devote ourselves to Allah, and we require it from those who accept our guardianship.’

Imam al-Baqir said, ‘The strongest of worship is piety.'

Imam Ali said, ‘He who loves us should do as we do, and seek refuge in piety; for it is the best assistance in matters of this world and the Hereafter.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Piety is a shield.'

The Prophet said, ‘For everything there is a basis, and the basis of faith is piety.’

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1) Modesty:

Imam Ali said, ‘The peak of modesty is for a man to be modest in the presence of his own self.’

Imam al-Kazim said, ‘Be modest with Allah when in private just as you are modest with people in public.’

The Prophet said, ‘Every one of you should be modest in front of his two angels that are with him, just as you would be modest with two righteous neighbours that are with you day and night.’

The Prophet said, ‘Be modest in front of Allah just like your modesty with your righteous neighbours, for verily modesty with Allah increases one’s conviction.’

Imam Ali said, ‘One who is not ashamed in front of people is not ashamed in front of Allah, Glory be to Him.

The Prophet said, ‘From the proverbs of the prophets only the following saying of the people has remained, “If you do not have modesty then do as you wish”.’

Imam Ali said, ‘One who is ashamed of speaking the truth is a fool.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Shame prevents sustenance.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Shame has been associated with deprivation.’

The Prophet said, ‘There are two types of modesty, modesty springing from the intellect, and a sense of shame arising from foolishness. As for the modesty of the intellect, it is knowledge, and as for the shame from foolishness, it is ignorance.’

Imam al-Sadiq said, ‘There is no faith for the one who has no modesty.’

The Prophet said, ‘Verily every religion has a natural disposition and the natural disposition of Islam is modesty.’

Imam Ali said, ‘The means to chastity is modesty.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Modesty prevents ugly actions.’

Imam Ali said, ‘The most intelligent person is the most modest one.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Modesty is the key to all goodness.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Modesty is the means to all beauty.’

2) Cheerfulness:

The Prophet said, ‘Cheerfulness removes the grudge [of others].’

The Prophet said, ‘Meet your brother with a cheerful face.’

The Prophet said, ‘You will not be able to encompass all people with your money, so meet them with cheerful faces and joy.’

Imam Ali said, ‘The smile is the trap of amity.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Cheerfulness is the trait of the free.’

Imam Ali said, ‘The cause of love is cheerfulness.’

Imam Ali said, ‘The cheerfulness of the believer is on his face, his strength is in his religion, and his sorrow lies in his heart.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Your cheerfulness shows the generosity of your soul.’

Imam Ali said, ‘When you meet your brothers, shake hands with them and show them cheerfulness and joy; thus when you part company all your sins will have gone.’

Imam Ali said, ‘The best thing with which people can win the hearts of their loved ones and remove the animosity from the hearts of their enemies is cheerfulness upon meeting, asking about them in their absence, and smiling at them in their presence.’

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1) Cleanliness:

The Prophet said, ‘Indeed Allah is pleasant and loves all that is pleasant. He is clean and loves cleanliness.’

The Prophet said, ‘Purify these bodies and Allah will purify you. For when a servant sleeps in a state of purity, an angel sleeps with him [engaged] in his remembrance. Any time of the night when he turns over, the angel says, ‘O Allah forgive Your servant, for he has slept pure.’

The Prophet said, ‘How wretched is the servant who is filthy.’

The Prophet said, ‘The filthy ones perish.’

The Prophet, when he saw a man whose hair on his head was dishevelled, whose clothes were dirty, and who had a bad appearance, said, ‘It is part of religion to enjoy oneself and to display one’s bounties.’

The Prophet said, ‘Do not place dirt behind the door, for it is the shelter of the devil.’

The Prophet said, ‘Do not leave garbage overnight in your houses, and take it out in the daytime, for it is the dwelling place of the devil.’

2) feeding others:

Imam al-Sadiq narrated, ‘Verily the Commander of the Faithful resembled the Prophet the most in the way that he ate. He used to eat bread, vinegar and (olive) oil, and feed others bread and meat.'

Imam al-Sadiq said, ‘One of the things which gives one obligatory entrance into Paradise and forgiveness is feeding a starving person’, then he went on to recite the verse of Allah in the Qur’an: “or feeding [the needy] on a day of starvation.”

Imam al-Baqir said, ‘Verily Allah loves the feeding of food to others, and the spilling of blood [for His sake].’

Imam Ali said, ‘That which you yourself eat gets consumed whereas that which you feed others diffuses [i.e. the benediction in that sustenance].’

Imam Ali said, ‘The nourishment of the body is food whilst the nourishment of the soul is feeding others.’

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1) obedience:

Imam Ali said, ‘He who obeys an indifferent person ends up losing his rights and he who obeys a traitor ends up losing his friends.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Beware O beware of obeying your leaders and your elders who felt proud of their achievements and boasted about their lineage … and do not obey those who claim to be Muslims [but are hypocrites] whose filth you imbibe alongside your propriety, whose ailments you mix with your healthiness, and whose wrongs you have allowed to infiltrate your rightful matters, while they are the very foundation of vice.’

The Prophet said, ‘He who pleases a ruler with regard to something that displeases Allah excludes himself from the religion of Allah, Mighty and Exalted.’

Imam al-Hadi said, ‘He who gives you both his affection and his good opinion is entitled to your giving him your obedience.’

Imam Ali said, ‘He whose heart submits to Allah, his body never tires of Allah’s obedience.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Obey one who is above you [in authority] and the one below you will obey you.’

Imam Ali said, ‘The religion of one who adheres to obeying creatures and disobeying the Creator does not count.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Obey knowledge and disobey ignorance and you will prosper.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Obey the intelligent man and you will gain, and disobey the ignorant man and you will remain safe.’

Imam al-Hadi said, ‘He who obeys the Creator is not bothered by the displeasure of the creation [i.e. other people].’

Imam Ali said, ‘It is incumbent upon you to obey the One whom you hold no excuse to remain ignorant of.’

Imam Ali said, ‘The person most worthy of Allah’s mercy is the one most diligent in Allah’s obedience.’

Imam Ali said, ‘Obedience to Allah is the key to every efficient matter and the redressing of every immoral act.’

The Prophet said, ‘Verily what is with Allah can only ever be attained through His obedience.’

2) Adornment:

Imam Ali said, 'No one can adorn himself with a better adornment than the obedience of Allah.’

Imam Ali said, 'The best attire is that which enables you to blend in with people, which makes you look presentable in front of them, and which does not give tongues an excuse to wag about you.’

The Prophet said, 'The best thing a man can adorn himself with is tranquility coupled with faith.’

Imam Ali said, 'The adornment of faith is purity of one's innermost thoughts coupled with good actions manifested outwardly.’

Imam Ali said, 'The adornment of your inner selves is more beautiful than the adornment of the outer.’

Imam Ali said, 'You should adorn yourself for your fellow Muslim brother when you go to visit him just as you adorn yourself for a stranger for whom you want to make a good first impression.’

The Prophet said, 'Verily Allah likes it for a believing servant of His, when he goes to visit a fellow brother, to get ready and adorn himself.’

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