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In the Name of God بسم الله

Advice of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (a) to Hisham Ibn Hakam

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Short Maxims of Imam Musa al-Kadhim


1- Anyone who acknowledges Allah should not complain when his earnings are delayed and should not suspect the acts of Allah.

2- As a man asked him about conviction, Imam Al-Kazim (عليه السلام) answered: the conviction is to depend upon Allah, submit to Him, consent to His acts, and entrust Him with the affairs.

3- Abdullah-bin-Yahya said: Within the supplication that I wrote to Imam Al-Kazim (عليه السلام), there was the sentence, 'Praise be to Allah as much as the utmost of His knowledge.' The Imam answered my missive saying: Do not say, 'the utmost of his knowledge,' because His knowledge has no limits. You may say, 'the utmost of His satisfaction.'


24- Abu-Ahmed Al-Khurasani asked Imam Al-Kazim (عليه السلام) whether atheism preceded polytheism or the opposite. "You have not been accustomed to ask such questions,' answered the Imam, 'I do not know that you intrude yourself in the theological discussions.' Abu-Ahmed confessed that it had been Husham-bin-Al-Hakam who ordered him to put such a question before the Imam. The Imam, then, answered: Atheism preceded polytheism. The foremost atheist was Eblis about whom Allah says: He refused and he was proud, and he was one of the unbelievers-atheists. Holy Qur'an (2:34) Atheism is one thing while polytheism is not. Polytheism is to believe in one (god) and associate others with him.


32- The best kind of alms-giving is to help the weak.

33- The astonishment of the ignorant at the intelligent is greater than the astonishment of the intelligent at the ignorant.

34- For the steadfast, the misfortune is one, while it is two for the impatient.

35- Only the sufferers of injustice can realize its intensity.


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