the town, as usual the people caught hold of him and made him the king. The person due to his acuteness and talent concluded that he was totally unaware of their conditions and habits, and was a stranger. Hence he should not rely on them and attach himself to them. He called a wise man from that town and came to know of the people's intentions. He asked him about how would the people treat him. The man said that after one year they would banish him empty- handed and ruin him. Hence he counselled him, "Beware, and during this period (of your kingship) gather whatever provisions you can, and keep it at that place where they shall banish you. So that after they do as in tented, you do not have to regret, and can live a contented life". The king followed the person's advise. After one year the people banished him (as was their habit), and sent him to that place. But because he had gathered provisions there,
he was saved from ruination.
Allah says in the Qur'an: "And whoever does good, they prepare (good) for their own souls". (Surah-ar-Room: 44)
Imam Ja'far-as-Sadiq (A.S.) says, that the good deeds of a person enters Paradise long before him, and prepares a house for him there. Imam Ali (A.S.) says, "O son of Adam! Master your rebellious self, and spend your wealth in a way which would benefit you even after your death, when you will have no wealth left".
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The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.S.) says, "know that every man will return towards the deeds which he performed ( when alive), and will repent upon those that he left behind (unperformed)'
it is written in Amali' of Shaikh Mufeed and Tareekhe Baghdadi', that Imam Ali (A.S.) once saw Prophet Khizr (A.S.) in a dream and asked for His advise. Khizr turned His palm towards Him on which was written: you were a corpse, and Allah gave you life, and very soon you will turn into a corpse. Start building a home for the eternal world, and do not get engrossed in (preparing) the house of this world".
It is related that once there was an intelligent, wise and a kind king. He was dedicated to the well-being of his subjects and always inquired about their affairs. His vizier
was also concerned about the people's welfare and assisted the king in this deed. Both of them were friendly towards one another and shared their views. The vizier remained busy in serving the scholars and virtuous men. He listened to their wise words and was ready to sacrifice his life for them. His heart was always inclined towards the abandonment of this world and it's vanishes. But for fear