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    • The ill-fated person
    • Imam Ali (A.S) wrote to Abu Mosa Ash’ari: Indeed, the ill-fated (person) is the one who is deprived (is not able to benefit) from ...
    • How to recognise the real followers of Ahl-ul- Bayt (A.S)?
    • It is narrated from Imam Sadiq (A.S) who said: Test our Shias with two characteristics. If these two characteristics do not exist in them, avoid them seriously. Imam Sadiq (A.S) was asked about these two characteristics, and he replied: ...
    • What are the effects of megalomania?
    • Addressing Malik Ashtar, Imam Ali (A.S) wrote: Do not tell people I have been ordered, and I also order (you), so it must be obeyed. This type of megalomania, corrupts the heart, and withers away the religion, as well as ...
    • Beware of your thoughts and intentions
    • In Ayah 284 of Surah Al-Baqarah, Allah (SWT) said: “Whatever is in your minds/hearts, or whatever you say, Allah (SWT) called you to account for it.” Meaning that even ...
    • Imam Hussein (A.S) revived Islam and Islamic Ummah
    • It is narrated from Imam Hussein (A.S) who said: When the Islamic Ummah (nation) is struck with a ruler such as Yazid, must say farewell (goodbye) to Islam [1]. In a letter to some leaders in Basrah (a large city in Iraq), Imam Hussein (A.S) explained ..
    • Description of pious people
    • Imam Ali (A.S) said: Verily, I am one of those people who is not afraid of any disapproval in the way of Allah (SWT); those whose faces are the faces of the honest ones, and their words are the ...
    • How to prepare for death?
    • Imam Ali (A.S) was asked: How to prepare for death and transfer to the next world? Imam Ali (A.S) replied: ...
    • Bad deeds are the fuel for hellfire
    • Fear God, avoid the consequences of (bad) deeds, wake up from sleep of negligence. have foresight, consider the consequences of deeds. Remember your dangerous previous deeds. Do not neglect the ...
    • Neglecting the truth
    • Imam Ali (A.S) said: I am amazed at the arrogant person who until yesterday was a worthless sperm, and tomorrow will be a fetid corpse; and I am amazed at the person who sees ...
    • Some people suffer from hidden Shirk
    • The human beings do good deeds but then they remove all the (Divine) blessings they have gained from those good deeds with some other acts or sayings; like saying to someone else: ...
    • How to get close to God?
    • A person told the late Grand Ayatollah Bahjat: I decided to get close to God, please guide me. The Grand Ayatollah replied: Allocate a time during the 24 hours to ...
    • True friendship is an asset
    • It is narrated from Imam Ali (A.S) who said: Make friends with your genuine brothers in religion and try to increase this kind of friendship because ...
    • What causes jealousy?
    • Muslim scholar, Ghazali mentioned seven causes for jealousy: Enmity and hostility (towards others); excessive self-satisfaction; vanity; expressing amazement at whatever others have; fearful of losing own possessions; craving for ...
    • Daily calamities
    • Imam Sadjad (A.S) said: Everyday, a human being suffers 3 calamities but he/she does not take heed. If human being would have taken heed and listened, the world affairs and hardships would become easier for him/her. The first calamity is ...
    • Why some wrong deeds look attractive to some people?
    • In Ayahs 18 and 83 of Surah Al-Yusuf, Ya’aqoob’s saying to his children means, a shameful act appears to be nice. There are people who spend their Haram earnings for charitable purposes and think they are doing good deeds. One day a person ...
    • Worry about your own sins
    • Imam Hussein (A.S) said: Do not be of those who worry about other peoples sins but are relaxed about the consequences of their own because ....
    • Ways to become popular
    • Imam Sadiq (A.S) said: There are some special rewards for those who constantly remember Allah (SWT) in their hearts. Apart from attracting the attention of God and the reward of paradise, the Almighty will ...
    • The way to debate with Takfiris
    • In the year 38 AH, Imam Ali (A.S) sent Abdullah ibn Abbas for talks with Khawarej and in a letter told him: Do not debate with Khawarej with Qur’an because ...
    • The importance of wisdom
    • It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Allah (SWT) has not distributed amongst human beings better than wisdom, the sleeping of a wise person is better than awakening of the ignorant, the breaking fast of a wise person is ...
    • Strongest human being
    • One day when the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was passing by a crowd gathered around a man who was strong and was picking heavy stones from the ground. Everyone was surprised by his strength and the Prophet (PBUH) asked why ...
    • Slaves of the world
    • When the heart is subdued by the world, meaning when a person is obedient towards the world, wherever that person sees ways of obtaining worlds enjoyments, will follow those ways. This means ...
    • Revival of the heart
    • To stay awake at nights and praying to Allah (SWT) will help to revive the heart. The purpose of this act is to keep alive the heart. Having a living heart is only possible through ...
    • Partners of oppression
    • It is narrated from Imam Sadiq (A.S) who said: The oppressor (those who oppress others by any means), his/her assistants (those who actively take part and help the oppressors) and those who
    • Believers and food
    • The following narrations (Hadiths) have been chosen from the book of “Thawabul Aamaal wa Eqabul Aamaal” by grand Shia scholar “Sheikh Sadooq”.The reward for the person who mentions the name of God at the time of eating – It is narrated from Imam ...
    • Instructions to tax collectors by Imam Ali (A.S)
    • Move with fear of God who is unique. On your way, do not frighten any Muslim, do not enter his land by force and do not ask him for what is prescribed by the divine law. When you reach a village, settle by the ...
    • Critorion for friendship
    • Imam Sadiq (A.S) said: If you find these two attributes in a person, that person is a good person, otherwise stay away from a person who does not possess these attributes. First: ...
    • The Trials of God
    • In Ayah 142 of Surah Al-A’araaf Allah (SWT) said: We appointed with Musa a time of 30 nights and then added 10 more. Because of the extra 10 days, people said: He did not keep his promise. The question is ...
    • Different Types of Heart
    • Imam Baqir (A.S) divided the hearts into 3 different categories. First type is the upside down heart, like a vessel, whatever is poured in it will fall out, and this is the heart of the ...
    • Do not blame the world
    • It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: If a person tells the world: May God make your face ugly, the world will reply: God will make the face of sinners ugly [1]. In another narration, the prophet (PBUH) said: ...
    • The Tale of a Seeker of the World
    • Bin Babawiyah quotes through a reliable source that Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) has told about a person who lived in the olden days. The man sought to find livelihood through fair means. He failed. He tried illegitimate means and even then ...
    • The rewards for making a believer happy
    • The following narrations have been selected from the book of “Thawabul Aamaal wa Eqabul Aamaal” by “Sheikh Sadooq”. Abu Hamzah narrated from Imam Sadiq (A.S): Whoever makes a believer happy, God will make ...