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Maxims of Imam Hussein A.S

Part 1

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1 - How can a thing the existence of which is dependent on you be taken as a proof for your existence? Is there anything more evident than your "self" disclose you? Are you hidden to need a guide to find you? Surely you are not. Are you far-away to need your footprints to find you? Surely you are not! Blind may the eyes be which do not see you watching and guarding your "self" (Arafa prayer; Biharol Anwar, Vol. 98, P. 226)

 

2 - He who has you, has everything , and he who has deprived himself of you is the poorest in the world. Loser is the one who chooses and be content with anyone or anything other than you. (Biharol Anwar, Vol. 98, P. 228)

 

3 - Never will be salvaged the people who win the consent of the creature at the cost of the dissatisfaction of the creator. (Maqtal Khawarazmi , Vol. 1 , P. 239)

 

4 - No one will feel secured on the Resurrection Day except those who feared God in this world. (Biharol Anwar, Vol. 44, P. 192)

 

5 - The Almighty God said: "The believing men and the believing women, they are guardians of each other, enjoin good and forbid evil... "God attaches primary importance to enjoining good and forbidding evil" as a duty for men and women. For he knows that if it were fulfilled all the other duties, easy or hard, will be accomplished. That is because "enjoining good and forbidding evil" is a call for Islam, it regains the rights of the oppressed and opposes tyrants. (Tohaf-al- Uqoul , P. 237)

 

6 - O' people , the Messenger of God said: Whoever sees an aggressive tyrant legalizes the forbidden of God , breeches divine laws, opposes the tradition of the Prophet , oppresses the worshippers of God , but does not concede his opposition to God in word or in deed , surely Allah will place that tyrant ( in the Hell ) where he deserves. (Maqtal Khawarazmi , Vol. 1 , P. 234)

 

7 - People are slaves to the world, and as long as they live favorable and comfortable lives, they are loyal to religious principles. However, at hard times, the times of trials, true religious people are scarce. (Biharol Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 117)

 

8 - One who pursues a goal through sinful ways, will ironically distance himself from that goal, and will approach what he was afraid of. (Biharol Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 120)

 

9 - Don't you see that the right is not conveyed and the wrong is not prohibited. Let believers wish to die and righteously meet their God. (Biharol Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 117)

 

10 - To me , death is nothing but happiness, and living under tyrants nothing but living in a hell. (Tohaf-al- Uqoul , P. 245)

 

11 - Your difficulties are worse than others , because you were deprived of the rank of the scholars - considering your legitimacy and merit -(These difficulties are) because administering the affairs of the society and conveying the ( religious ) rules must be done by scholars who truly believe in God and know what is permitted and what is forbidden by God. But you were deprived from this position and rank for you withdrew from (supporting) the truth. You changed the tradition of the prophet, despite the clear and disclosed proofs. If you had withstood and were patient against the torture and annoyance (of the tyrants ) for the sake of God , then the divine affairs would have stayed in your hands , and you were the ones to whom would be referred. But you made the tyrants dominant on you and left the divine affairs in their hands, while they shamelessly do the forbidden and notoriously live a licentious life. Your (fear) from death and attachment to this world have encouraged the tyrants to establish dominance over you. (Tohaf-al- Uqoul, P. 238)

 

12 - O' God! Surely you know that whatever we did was not a competition to gain worldly positions and not for the worthless physical attractions of the world. But to show the signs of religious ways and to remove corruption from your lands , so that the oppressed feel secured and act according to your traditions and rules. (Tohaf-al- Uqoul, P. 239)

 

13 - I never revolted in vain, as a rebel or as a tyrant, but I rose seeking reformation for the nation of my grandfather Muhammad (PBUH.). I intend to enjoin good and forbid evil, to act according to the traditions of my grandfather, and my father Ali Ibn Abi-Talib. (Biharol Anwar, Vol. 44, P. 329)

 

14 - If the world is counted valuable; surely the house of God's rewards is higher and more worthy. If bodies were created for death; surely being killed with swords in the way of God is a more honorable death. If the share of daily sustenance, of each creature is provided by the creator, surely it is not descent for man to be greedy for gaining and eating too much. If wealth is amassed for one day to be left. Then why a free man becomes so miser on something he has to leave. (Biharol Anwar, Vol. 44, P. 374)

 

15 - If you don't believe in any religion and don't fear the Resurrection Day, at least be free in this world. (Biharol Anwar, Vol. 45, P. 51)


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