Short Sayings from Ahlulbayt(as) 

Holy Prophet Sy Fatima 1st Imam 2nd Imam 3rd Imam 4th Imam 5th Imam
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Holy Prophet(saws)

1. When the innovations & heretical practices becomes evident in my Ummah it is necessary for the scholar to make his knowledge manifested & open (with regards to making the innovations public) so, curse of Allah be upon the scholar who does not do it.

2. One who starts a morning in a condition that he does not make effort about the affairs of the Muslims is not one of the Muslims. And a person who hears the voice of a man who calls the Muslim to his help but he does not respond him, is not a Muslim.

3. I do not have the fear of neither the faithful not polytheist about my Ummah. However, the faith of the faithful refrains him from harming the Ummah, more over the infidelity of the polytheist will become the cause of his abjectness & repression. But I am afraid about you (being harmed) from the glib tongued hypocrite. He utters by his tongue what you believe is good & practically he does what you consider bad (vices).

4. There is a good deed above each good deed, to the extent that a man is slain on the way of Allah. so when he is slain on the way of Allah then there is no good deed above (better than) it.

5. The one who pleases a ruler with something which is the cause of Allah's fury has gone out of Allah's religion.

6. One who comes to a rich man & shows humbleness to him for the sake of his wealth has lost two third of his religion.

7. When the resurrection day will come, the ink of the pen of scholar will be weighed against the blood of martyrs, so as a result of weighing the ink of the pen of scholars will get superiority over the bloods of the martyrs.

8. The example of my household (Hazrat Zehra (SA) & the twelve imams) is like that of the Hazrat Nuh's (AS) ship. Who so ever boards it will get rescued (salvation) & the one who opposes the boarding of it, gets drowned. (JAMIASAGHIR VOL 2, P533 Hadith, 8162)

9. Cursed is the one who puts the load of his life responsibilities upon the shoulders of the people.

10. When the dooms day will come about, man will not move one step from his place till he is questioned about four things.
a. The way how he spent his life?
b. As to how did he wear out his youth?
c. About the wealth, as to where he got it from & in what way he spent it?
d. And about the love of us the household of prophet.

11. Oh Ali! all the eyes will weep on the resurrection day except three eyes:
a. The eye which remained waking in the night till morning on the way of Allah (for the defense of Islamic system).
b. the eye which refrained from seeing the the things prohibited by Allah.
c. The eye which shed tear from the fear of Allah.

12. I am the city of knowledge & Ali is it's gate so whoso ever intends to acquire knowledge must come through the gate.

13. Oh Abazar! do value & esteem five things before five others (to happen).
a. your youth before your old age.
b. your health before your ailment.
c. your wealth before your poverty.
d. your life before your death.

14. Allah does not look at (value) your faces & nor your wealth's but he looks at your hearts & your practices.

15. Oh people! I have left among you some thing which if you get (hold of) it, you will not go astray: The book of Allah (Quran) & my progeny, household.

16. Oh community of Muslims! definitely avoid committing adultery because it has six peculiarities three (will emerge) in this world & three in the hereafter. More over, those three which appear in this world (consist of):
a. This becomes the cause of getting dishonored.
b. Causes to bring poverty
c. Causes the shortening of age.
And those which take place in the hereafter are:
a. It causes the anger of Allah.
b. It causes the severe ness & graveness of accounting.
c. It causes the eternity & perpetuity (of man) in the hell fire.

17. Beware! one who died with the love of household of Prophet (P.B.U.H) has died as a faithful, having complete faith.

18. Drinker is similar to the idolater. Oh Ali! Allah does not accept the service of the drinker (up to) forty days. And if he dies with in forty days, he has died as an infidel.

19. One who postpones and delays the performing of Hajj (having got it's capacity) till the time he dies. Allah will resurrect him as a Jew or Christian on the justice day.

20. Sighting (at stranger man or women) is a poisonous arrow out of the arrows of Satan. So one who overlooks & omits that due to the fear of Allah, Allah bestows upon him a faith, the sweetness of which he will find in his heart.

Syeda Fatima (sa)

1. Allah made all the beings without previous matter & samples & shapes & pattern. And made them wear the dress of life by His main & might & created them according to His divine will & Intention, short of it that He might have needed their creation, or have wished any benefit for Himself from their shaping & sketching, except this that he wanted to give a proof of His wisdom & make the people (creation) aware about His obedience & submission, & invited them to his servitude & worship & make His invitation grand & ostentatious.

2. Allah fixed the reward for His obedience & torment for His insubordination & disobedience, so that He may restrain His servants from His wrath & fury & lead them to His paradise.

3. I testify that there is no Deity (LORD) except the sole & matchless Allah. And the testification of the singleness of Allah is a word that Allah has declared sincerity (as) it's reality, & made the hearts the centre of it's contact & union. And has made the specifications & research of the oneness of Allah's station obvious & evident in the light of meditation. The Allah who can not be seen by the eyes & tongues are unable & baffled to describe His virtues & attributes. And the intelligence & apprehension of man is helpless & destitute from the imagination of his howness.

4. Allah saw nations & groups had various different sects in their religion & scattered & staying on on the verge of the fires of differences, busy with their idol worshipping. They denied God with all the signs & symbols of HIM. So Allah illuminated the darkness through my father Mohammad (SAW) and removed the darkness from their hearts, removed (cured) the blindness of the eyes.

5. The Prophet (P.B.U.H) said to Fatima (SA), "what is the thing which is a blessing for a women?"
She said that, "she must not see a man (stranger & not intimate) & a man must not see her".

6. Allah made the faith for you as a purity from polytheism (& infidelity).

7. And (made) service the cause of your getting distant (purification) from pride (egoism).

8. And rendered fasting for the maintenance & firmness of your sincerity.

9. And Allah set Hajj for the consolidation & reinforcement of the religion.

10. Allah executed & rendered justice for the sake of putting together & harmonization of the hearts.

11. And Allah set the subordination & obedience of us (the household of the Prophet (P.B.U.H) for the security of society's system & our Imamate as a safety from segregation & disunity.

12. And (Allah made) Jihad (holy war), the honor & glory for Islam & abjectness & humbleness for the infidels & hypocrites.

13. And (Allah rendered) patience as a help for getting reward.

14. And (Allah caused) commanding goodness & forbidding to do evil for the amendment & correction of society & the common folks (public).

15. And (Allah made) the kindness to parents as a protection (shield) to His wrath & displeasure.

16. And Allah made joining & connecting with the kinship & cognation, the cause of lengthening of life.

17. And Allah made law of retaliation (revenge for homicide) as the security of blood (from being shed).

18. And Allah executed the vow performing as a medium for forgiveness.

19. And (Allah rendered) prohibition from drinking wine the cause of taking distance from contaminations (evils).

20. And Allah prohibited polytheism for the sake of (bringing about) sincerity in (His) adoration & worship.

Imam Ali (as)     More from Nahjulbalagha

1. When few blessings come in your way do not drive them away through thanklessness. 
2. The wise aims at perfection, the foolish aim at wealth. 
3. People, often hate those thing which they do not know or cannot understand. 
4. Ask your heart about Friendship, for surely it is a witness that cannot be bribed. 
5. One who does not realize his own value is condemned to utter failure. 
6. Value of a man depends upon his courage; his veracity depends upon his self-respect and his chastity depends upon his sense of honor. 
7. Success is the result of foresight and resolution, foresight depends upon deep thinking and planning and the most important factor of planning is to keep your secrets to yourself. 
8. Be afraid of a gentleman when he is hungry, and of a mean person when his stomach is full. 
9. Hearts of people are like wild beasts. They attach themselves to those who love and train them. 
10. So long as fortune is favoring you, your defects will remain covered. 
11. Only he who has the power to punish can pardon.
12. There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance; no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation. 
13. Patience is of two kinds: patience over what pains you, and patience against what you covet. 
14. Wealth converts a strange land into homeland and poverty turns a native place into a strange land. 
15. Contentment is the capital which will never diminish. 
16. Wealth is the fountain head of passions. 
17. Whoever warns you against sins and vices is like the one who gives you good tidings.

Imam Hassan  (as)

1. He describing the virtues of a pious companion said, "He was greater than the other people in my eyes. The loftiest virtue which had made him great in my eyes (opinion, view) is that the world was small (valueless) in his eyes. 
He had attained freedom from the domination of ignorance. And never begged from anyone, except the trustworthy person, for a benefit.
He did not complain & did not get enraged & furious & was not put out of patience. (by weariness or annoyance). Most of the times he remained silent but when he opened up his lips to talk he would be at the zenith of all the speakers. He was weak & feeble but when it came to struggle & strife he was a fierce lion. He was more inclined to lend ear in the gathering of scholars than talk.
If someone overcame him in speech, no one could overcome him in silence. He never said what he did not practice (but) practiced what he did not say. When he was confronted with two matters that he did not know which one of these was nearer to Allah, then he would see which of those was nearer to his desire so he would oppose it.

2. A person asked him, "what is Fear?" He said, "to have courage upon friend & recoiling from the enemy".

3. Oh my son! do not become the companion of anyone (& don't befriend) but when you come to know about the places he comes & goes to (visits). And after you have minutely observed (his character) & got pleased with his association & social conduct then acquire his company; on the basis of forgiving the faults & (extending) consolation during the hardships.

4. The most sighting eye is the one which penetrates (views) into the blessings & beneficences. And the most auditory ear is the one which takes in (comprehends & retains) admonition, & gets benefited by it. The healthiest of hearts is the heart which is pure from doubts.

5. Do not make haste in punishing the sinner for his sin & let a way (passage) between the two (fault & punishment) excuse & apology.

6. All the beneficences of both the worlds come to the hand & are achieved by the mind (wits).

7. There is not poverty like the ignorance.

8. Teach others your knowledge & learn the knowledge of others so you will bring your knowledge to perfection & learn something which you do not know.

9. A person asked him, "What is generosity & magnanimity" He replied, To secure & protect the religion, & respecting one's soul, (self respect) and softness of conduct (gentleness in behavior) & permanency of favor & kindness & the discharging of rights.

10. Nice conduct & behavior with people is the height of intelligence & wits.

11. A man asked him, "what is munificence & bounty?" He replied, "to begin with granting before being asked for".

12. There is a distance of four fingers between the right & falsehood (eyes & ears). What you saw with your eyes that is right. And you have heard plenty number of false & untrue things through your ears.

13. Who ever loves the world (material) the fear of hereafter gets out (finishes) from his heart.

14. Ignorant is the one who is foolish about his wealth. (regarding spending it). who is slack & negligent about his honor, when he is abused & reviled, he does not respond.

15. Good deed is the one before which there is no evading & delaying & there is no boasting of favor, after it.

16. The annihilation of people lies in three things Arrogance, greed & jealousy. Arrogance is the cause of destruction & annihilation of religion & satan was cursed due to it. And greed is the enemy of soul & Adam was expelled by it from the paradise & jealousy is the guide to wickedness for the same reason Qabil (Kane) killed Habil (Abel).

17. It is for you to ponder because it is the (source of the) life of visionist's heart.

18. Leisure swiftly passes on & the return to it is very slow.

19. Associate with & treat the people in a way as you like to get associated & treated by them.

20. When the desirable & commendable services damage & harm the obligatory services, abandon them.

Imam Hussain  (as)

1. The one who lacked & missed you what did he find? And what is it that he lacks, the one who finds you? certainly, the one who got pleased & inclined towards other than you, came to nothingness (failed).

2. None is in peace on the resurrection day except the one who fears Allah in the world.

3. A group worships Allah for the avidity (reward of paradise) this is the service of traders & a group worships Allah due to fear (from hell & the torment of Allah) this is the service of slaves (who obey their masters being afraid of them). And a group worships Allah as thank giving, so this is the service of free man & is the superior most service (prayer).

4. One who seeks the pleasure of people by displeasing Allah. Allah makes him over to the people.

5. Take care not to maltreat (commit excess upon) anyone who does not have any helper except Allah.

6. The one who loves you forbids you (from committing evil) & the one who has enmity with you entices & allures you; (to commit evil).

7. The intellect does not achieve completion except by observance & following of the right.

8. Weeping for the fear of Allah is (causes) salvation from the fire (hell).

9. Take care, not to do anything for which you have to apologies. Because the faithful does not commit wrong (sin) & does not apologies & the hypocrite commits sin all the days & (then) extends apologies.

10. Hurrying & making haste is witlessness & insanity.(
 Hastiness is a kind of stupidity.)

11. One of the signs of the scholar is his criticism upon his (own) speech & his awareness & knowledge pertaining to the facts about the forms & views.

12. Emulate & complete each other in achieving the human values & rush & hasten to get the spiritual treasures.

13. Whoso ever has generosity becomes the chief & that one who commits parsimony & stinginess becomes degraded & objected.

14. Most generous of the people is the one who grants to the person who does not have any expectation from him.

15. One who removes an anguish & sorrow of a faithful, Allah grants him the deliverance from the sorrow & dejections of world & the here after.

16. Whenever you hear that a person reaches for honor of the people & endeavor to dishonor the people, try hard that he does not come to know you.

17. A person asked him, "what is needlessness wealth)?" He replied, "the fewer & lesser number of your desire & your satisfaction over what can be sufficient for your life.

18. Do practice like the person who knows that he would be seized & held for committing crime & rewarded for good deed.

19. There are seventy benefactions & rewards for saluting sixty nine are for the one who initiates it & one for the replier.

20. Do not say a word about your brother in his absence which you would not like him to say during your absence.

The one who loves you will prevent you from sin and the one who is your enemy will provoke you towards sin.

A nation that tries to achieve happiness of creatures by angering God can never be successful.

Intellect reaches perfection only by following truth.

Weeping from the fear of God delivers a person from the fire of hell.

Among the signs of the causes of ignorance is engaging in discussion with one who doesn�t possess rational thoughts. 

Beware ! Do not oppress the one whose helper is no one except God, the magnificent and the powerful.

Beware ! Do not be among those who are concerned about the sins of others while neglectful of their own sins.

Letting loose from God, the glorified, means that the servant is given plenty of blessings but prevented from being thankful.

The most generous of the people is the person who gives to those from whom he has no hope of return.

The one who relieves a believer from distress, God will deliver him from the distress of this world and hereafter.

Do not say behind your brother-in-faith about him that which you yourself do not like to be said about you.

Know that the requests of people towards you for seeking help are among the blessings of God upon you. Therefore, don�t grieve this blessing (by grieving those who request for help) as it may turn into wrath.

Verily people are the slaves of this world and their religion is superficial, only on their tongues. They are attentive to it as long as their material needs are provided, but when they are tested, the number of true devotees diminishes.

Certainly I don�t see death except as a blessing and living under oppressors as destruction.

Imam Ali ibn Hussan(as)Ali Sajjad

1. (Oh people) contemplate, meditate & practice for the (place, thing) that you have been created for, Allah did not at all create you in vain & useless.

2. There are three (qualities) which is present in a faithful, he is supported & backed by Allah, & Allah provides him the shade of His celestial throne & secures him from the great horror of the dooms day: the one who gives those rights to the others which he wishes & looks forwards to from the others.
And the man who does not extend his hand & does not take a step ahead till he knows (for sure) that his step is in the (direction of) obedience of Allah or in his sin.
And the person who does not find fault with his brother till he abandons that fault himself.

3. The assemblies of the pious men are the invitation to righteousness & piety.

4. Take care, not to acquire the company of foolish & witless since he wants to benefit you but harms you. (due to his stupidity).

5. Take care, not to acquire the companionship of the parsimonious & miser because he will deprive you of his wealth which you will extremely need it.

6. Take Care, not to acquire the company of the liar for he is like a mirage (deceiving). He shows you the near one as distant & the distant thing as nearby.

7. If someone abuses you (standing) on the right side & then apologizes coming over to your left side, do accept his apologies.

8. The seeing of a faithful at the face of his brother, for the sake of (his) love & affection, is a service.

9. If people knew what (brilliant result) lies in seeking knowledge they would have definitely sought it even by shedding the blood of their hearts & plunging into the depth of oceans.

10. Guard against lies, both small of it & big, in all conditions, both in seriousness & joke.

11. And the sins which are the cause of rejection of prayers are:
a. Bad intention 
b. wickedness of interior 
c. hypocrisy with the (religious) brother
d. disbelieving in the prayers being granted 
e. Delaying the obligatory services till their time is passed 
f. abandoning the achievement of proximity of Allah through favor (to people) & alm giving 
g. using obscene language & abusing during conversation.

12. Be careful, about committing sin along with joy (avoid it) since the felicity of committing sin is itself a bigger sin (than the actual sin).

13. Do not step aside from abandoning the evil although you may have been recognized with it.

14. The person whose should is worthy & respectable in his eyes, the world is humble & despised in his view.

15. The best key to the matters is truth & the best termination & finalization of the matters is faithfulness, loyalty & fidelity.

16. He (P.B.U.H) was asked, " Who is most in danger?" so he said, "The one who does not regard the world dangerous for himself."

17. To lessen the demands regarding needs from others is the cash needlessness & wealth.

18. Indeed, the inner knowledge & gnosis & the zenith of religion of a Muslim is abandoning such talk which is meaningless & futile & the scarcity of his patience & fortitude & his politeness & good conduct.

19. The meeting of the righteous invites you to goodness.

20. Beware of the companionship of the sinful, and helping of the unjust.

Imam Muhammad Baqir(as)

1. The one who goes to an oppressor & tyrant ruler & instructs him to acquire piety & scares him & admonishes preaches, & exhorts him he would have a reward similar & equivalent to both weighty beings the mankind & the Jinn & the similar (quantity) of their good deeds.

2. The person who loves for the sake of Allah & detests & despises for the sake of Allah & give for the sake of Allah is among those whose faith has achieved completion.

3. Indeed, faithful is the one who, when pleased & glad his pleasure does not make him enter into sin & falsehood (he does not commit any sin while happy). And when unhappy & angry his anger does not oust him from the word of righteousness.
(He does not abandon the right course) And when he gains powers his power does not make him commit excess & oppression & make him go for a thing upon which he does not have any right.

4. There is no servant except that there exists a white spot upo n his heart. so when he commits a sin a black spot arises into that white spot.
So when he repents this black spot moves away. And if he continues on committing sins the blackness of this spot increases till such time it overwhelms & over rides the whiteness. When the whiteness is covered over (by the blackness) the owner of it (heart) does never at all return to wards beneficence & goodness. And this is what Allah means when he says:
"Nay! rather, what they used to do has become like a rust upon their hearts.

6. Indeed, when a man earns the wealth from Haram (prohibited) sources, no Hajj & no umrah & no strengthening of his blood kinship is never at all accepted & approved (by Almighty God).

7. The completion, entire completion of a man lies in understanding & appreciating the religion (the necessary laws of & principles of jurisprudence), the patience & forbearance upon the occurrence of incidents & the appraisement & assessment of (his) economy.

8. There are three things out of the completions & worth & values of the world & there after:
 a. Forgiving the one who has committed excess & aggression against you.
 b. Joining the own who cuts off relations & ties with you.
 c. Forbearance & tolerance for the one who committed a folly & showed insane behavior & conduct towards you.

9. The scholar whose knowledge is made use of & benefited from, is worthier & more virtuous than seventy thousand worshippers & adorers.

10. Beware! caution! Do not acquire enmity because it rotten & turns the heart evil & causes to develop hypocrisy.

11. Indeed, the most terrifically sorry of all the people on the resurrection day will be the servant who defines & shows the way of justice to the people & himself opposes it.

12. Whosever's tongue utters the truth, his practice becomes purified & the one whose intention is decent & good, his sustenance boosts up & increases. And who ever adopts a decent & nice attitude & behavior with his family his life be lengthens.

13. Nobody remains safe from sin unless he guards his tongue.

14. Consider the world as an abode where in you have dropped down for an hour & then you have got to leave it & go ahead or (suppose it) like the wealth which you lay hands upon in the dream & get overjoyed & glad. Then you wake up to find yourself empty handed.

15. Three things are back breaking:
 a. A person who considers his practice as exorbitant.
 b. A person who forgets his sins.
 c. person who is pleased with his opinion & view (considering it superior).

16. The one whose appearance & apparent looks are better than his interior condition his scale of practice is light (weightless).

17. Heaven is surrounded by unpleasantness & patience. So, the one who remains patient over it's, unpleasantness in the world, enters the paradise. And the hell is surrounded by pleasure & lusts. So the one who allows (gives) himself it's pleasure & lustful desire enters the hell fire.

18. If people come to know what (evil) lies in begging, No one will beg from the other & if the one who is begged from knows the evil of rejecting the one who begs, nobody will turn down anyone's request.

19. He who repents of his sins is as the one who has not any (burden of) sin.


20. Try to learn knowledge because learning it is a good action and study is itself a worship.








Reference : Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.75, p.162

Imam Jafar Sadiq (as)

1. He who marries a woman for the hope of her wealth, Allah leaves him with only that wealth.

2. Indeed the cognition & knowing of Allah provides comfort in all terrors & frights. And it is the companion in all solitudes & loneliness & the light in all darkness & energy in all weaknesses & feeblenesses & the cure of all diseases & aliments.

3. The person who sees his brother (religious) involved (in a problem) which is the cause of his trouble & dislike ness & he does not remove it from him although he can do that, has committed a dishonesty with him.

4. Be careful of your knowledge and see from whom you get it.

5. Nothing follows a person after his death except three virtues & qualities. 
 a. The study & charity that he may have executed by the grace of Allah in his life & which continues on after his death.
 b. And a decent & good tradition (left over by him) which is put into practice (after his death).
 c. A pious son who prays for him.

6. In no way is Allah worshipped better than by fulfilling the right of a believer.

7. Momin is the brother of a Momin just like one single body, (so that) if one part of it has a complaint the entire body feels & receives the pain & trouble. And their souls are from a single soul. And indeed the tie & connection of the faithful's should to the soul of Allah is more powerful & strengthener than the connection of the rays of sun with it.

8. Surely, a little action (of worshipping) with piety is better than many deeds with no virtue.

9. The smallest thing which turns a man out of faith is that he keeps counting the faults, lapses missteps & flaws of his brother in faith so that one day he may reprimand him. (by those weaknesses)

10. It is from the disposition & manners of the ignorant that he answers before listening & quarrel before understanding & gives judgment upon what he is unaware of.

11. The person who acts & practices short of vision is similar to the traveler of a wrong avenue. So the speed of his journey would not but only increase his distance.

12. The most beloved of the brothers to me is the one who presents & indicates to me my faults & short comings.

13. Be the inviters & callers of people towards beneficence without (using) your tongue, so that they may observer your endeavor & efforts, & truth & piety.

14. Seventy sins of ignorant are forgiven before one sin of a scholar is forgiven.

15. Indeed when the sin is committed by a servant secretly, it does not harm but the one who commits it. Where as, if it is committed openly & conspicuously & a restraints is not put upon it then it harms the general public.

16. The love of this fleeting world is the origin of all vices.

17. A man does not become proud hearted & arrogant but for the self abjection which he finds in his soul.

18. He who has even a little arrogance in his heart will not be allowed to enter Heaven.

19. Toiling & laboring hard for one's family is like becoming the warrior of a holy war on the course of Allah.

20. He who restrains his anger, Allah will cover his blemishes.

Imam Musa Al Kazim (as)

1. I found the knowledge of people in four things: firstly, that you know your LORD (recognition of Allah), Secondly, that you know it as to what factors He made use of in creating you, thirdly, that you know as to what does he want & intend from you, & fourthly that you learn what is it that will expel you from your religion.

2. Cursed is the one who backbites against one's brother (fellow Muslim).

3. Comprehend & understand the religion of Allah, for jurisprudence is the key to vision & the completion of worship & the cause of reaching the lofty grades & magnanimous station is the world & hereafter.
And the superiority & magnanimity of jurisprudent over the adorer & worshiper is like that of the superiority of sun to the stars. And Allah does not get pleased with (accept) any practice of that person who does not achieve the comprehension & understanding of his religion. 

4. Put in endeavor & exercise effort that your time is scheduled into four parts.
A part for the supplication to Allah & an other part for the affairs of economy & livelihood & still another part for social contact with the brothers & the persons of confidence who may let you learn your short comings & faults & they have a sincere interior (heart) for you. 
And a part to enjoy the un forbidden & lawful entertainments. And with this part of time you get the strength of vigor for the (rest of) three other parts of time.

5. Oh Hisham! a man is not faithful till such time that he gets fearful (&) hopeful. And he will not become fearful & hopeful unless & until he becomes the conjuror & doer of that which he fears & hopes i.e. (He practices according to the requirement & needs of the fear & hope.

6. Indeed, the greatest & biggest of all the people in worth & value is the person who does not consider the world a station & abode for himself more over, there is no price & worth of your bodies except the paradise, so do not sell them without (achieving) it.

7. Bad is the person who has two faces & two tongues (double cross & hypocrite). He praises & commends his brother (in faith) in his presence & when he is absent he back bites & slanders him. If he achieves (something) he gets jealous of him & if he is afflicted he leaves & abandons him (Does not help him).

8. A person who does not observe any progress & development in himself, his two days are equal is a looser. 

9. Oh Hisham! if there be a walnut in your hand & the people say it is a pearl, this will not provide you any benefit where as you know that, its a walnut.
And if there is a pearl in your hand & people says, its a walnut, there would be no harm to you while you know that, that is a pearl.

10. Oh Hisham! there is a proof & logic for everything & the proof of that intelligent person is his meditation & the proof of meditation is quietness.

Imam Al Ibn Musa Ar Reza(as)

Doing 6 things without doing the other 6 things is self-mockery. 
* Asking forgiveness from Allah verbally without repenting with the heart. 
* Asking for Allah's help without undertaking any effort. 
* Making a firm resolution to do something without taking due precautions. 
* Beseeching deliverance from hell fire without refraining from lusts. 
* Asking Allah for paradise without enduring related hardships. 
* Remembering Allah without anticipating to encounter him. 
Imam Raza (AS) also said, "Nothing will weigh more heavier in the mizan than good morals" 
* "Listening to Music is one of the major sins" 
* "Meet one another so that affection may increase"

Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali Taqi Al Jawad

* The trust in Allah is the price of everything that is precious and the ladder to every goal which is high & sublime. 
* One who follows his desire, concedes to the wishes of his enemy. 
* Do not be an apparent friend of Allah in open and a secret enemy of his in private.

Imam Ali Ibn Muhammad Al Hadi Al Naqi

Al-Imam al-Hadi, peace be on him, said to al-Mutawakkil, the Abbasid caliph; 
"Do not expect honesty and purity of intention from someone who has suffered from your malice; 
do not do expect loyalty form one to whom you have been disloyal; 
do not expect goodwill from someone whom you regard with ill-will; 
his heart towards you is the same as your heart towards him".

Imam Hsssan Al Askari (as)

* Generosity has a limit, which when crossed becomes extravagance. 
* Caution has a limit which when crossed becomes cowardice. 
* Thriftiness has a limit, which when crossed becomes miserliness. 
* Courage has a limit, which when crossed becomes fool-hardiness.

Imam Mahdi (ajtfs)

* Rest assured that no one has a special relationship with Allah. Whoever denies me is not my follower. The appearance of the relief (Al-Faraj) depends solely upon Allah, therefore those who propose a certain time for it, are liars. As to the benefit of my existence in occultation, it is like the benefit of the sun behind clouds where the eyes do not see. Indeed my existence is an amnesty for the people of the earth. Pray much to Allah to hasten the relief, therefore in it also lies the release from your sufferings. 
* Our master of the time has said, "And because of me Allah removes the calamities from my Progeny & my Shias." 
Imam e Zamana (ATFS) also said, "And they should know that the truth is with us & in us." 
* (You) be an adornment for us and do not be a source of disgrace for us." 
* "I am the Mahdi. I am the Qaem of the time"
(Bihar V.52 p.2) 

* I am the one who will fill it (the earth with justice as it would be full of tyranny".
(Bihar, V.52, P.2)
* I am the reminder of Allah in His earth". I am the avenger from His enemies".
(Bihar, v.52, p.24)

* I am the seal of successors". And through me shall Allah, the Mighty and Glorious, drive away the calamities from my progeny and my Shia's".
(Bihar, V,52, P.30)

* Surely, I am indeed the (cause of) security for the inhabitant of the earth".
(Bihar, V 53 p181)
* When Allah permits us to speak, truth will prevail and falsehood will vanish".
(Bihar, V.53, p 196)
* And as for those who fix the time (of re-appearance) they are Iiars".
(Bihar, V,53 p.181)
* Invoke more for the hastening of the re-appearance, for surely this is your safety".
* "There were none of my fore fathers except that the allegiance of the oppressive rulers of their times was in their necks". (i.e. the previous Imams were forced to pay allegiance).
"As for deriving benefit from me in my occultation is like deriving benefit from the sun when it hides behind the clouds".
(Bihar, V.53, p 181)
* And surely on my re-appearance, whenever I reappear, there will be no allegiance in my neck of any of the oppressive tyrants".
(Bihar. V,53, p 181)

* If any incident occurs (now) then refer for it to the narrators of our traditions. For surely, they are my proof on you and I am the proof of Allah upon them".
(Bihar, V. 53, p 181)
* For surely our knowledge encompasses information about you and none of your news is concealed from us".
(Bihar, V. 53, p 175)

* Surely, we do not neglect your conditions nor are we forgetful of your remembrance".
(Bihar, V. 53, p 175)
* Then each one of you should do those deeds which bring you closer to our love".
(Bihar, V. 53, p 176)
* And you must refrain from (all such acts) which make you nearer to our displeasure and our anger".
(Bihar 53/176)
* Then nothing keeps us away from them except that they attach to us what we dislike".
(Bihar. 53/177)
* As for your wealth, we shall not accept it except that it should be purified (halaal). Then whoever wants, he can associate (with us) and whoever wants, he can sever".
(Bihar, V 53 p 180)
* Whoever eats from our wealth (i.e. Khums) even an iota then he is taking fire in his abdomen and soon shall he be castled in it".
(Bihar V.53, p 183)
* Allah's, the Mighty and the Glorious, Destinies are not overpowered, and His intentions are not rejected, and His Grace is not left behind".
(Bihar 53/191)
* Seeking knowledge through any other means than us Ahle'Bait, tantamount to denial (in our mastership)".
(Kitab Deen-o-Fitrat: Vol - 1)
* Surely Allah the Almighty, did not create the creatures in vain and did not provide them freedom without reason".
(Bihar V 53/194)
* (Allah) sent Mohammad (s.a.w.s) as a mercy unto the worlds and completed his bounties. Through him".
(Bihar ,53/194)
* And He sealed through him (Mohammad S.A) His prophets and sent him to the whole of mankind".
(Bihar 53/194)
* Surely, the earth can never be void of a divine proof, whether, he is seen or hidden".
(Bihar 53/91)
* Allah, Mighty and Glorious be He, has denied the truth any thing except perfection and falsehood except destruction".
(Bihar, 53/193)
* Certainly there is no (physical) relationship between Allah, Mighty and Glorious be He and any body else".
(Bihar 53/180)

* Nothing is better than namaz to make shaitan bite the dust, then perform namaz and make Shaitan bite the dust".
(Bihar 53/182)
* The thanks giving prostration is amongst the most necessary and obligatory Sunnah".
(Bihar 53 - 161)
* I seek refuge in Allah from blindness after vision".
(Bihar 53/191)
* And from staying off after guidance. And from the destructive acts and demolishing instigations".
(Bihar 53/191)

* "If you seek guidance you will be guided and if you search, you will find (the path)".
(Kamaluddin Vol 2. P 502)
* "Then do not ask questions which do not hold any meaning for you".
(Bihar,V53 p181)
* "And do not put yourself into (unnecessary) trouble in gaining knowledge in which you have sufficed yourself".
(Bihar 53/181)
* "Surely the truth is with us and in us and non can say like this except us. And if any one says then he is a liar a deceiver. None claims thus other than us except a strayed and lost one. "Our hearts are the vessels of Allah's intentions". Then whenever He is pleased, We are pleased".
(Bihar V. 52/ p 51)