Monday, June 5, 2017

Reward of Fasting

Imam Sadiq (a.s.) said,
 ‘Verily Allah, Blessed and most High, says,
The fast is solely for Me and I am its reward.

Ref: al-Kafi, V.4, P.63, H.No. 6

 

Real Meaning of Fasting

Imam Ali (a.s.) said,
“Fasting is just as much keeping away from prohibited things as it is keeping away from food and drink.” 

Ref: Bihar al-Anwar, V. 96, P.294, H.No.21

 

Fasting in Hot Weather

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says,
“One who observes fast for a single day during summer and feels extremely thirsty, Allah, the Mighty and Sublime appoints a thousand angels to go to him, move their hands on his face and give him glad tidings. When he intends to end his fast, Allah says,
‘How good your soul and your smell are! O angels! I hold you witness that I have forgiven this person’.”

Ref: Sawab al-Aa'maal by Sheikh Sadooq (a.r)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Ziyarat of Imam Husain (as)

Imam Sadiq (a.s.) said:
"One who desires to be served at tables of light on Judgment Day should perform the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)."
 
Ref: Kamiluz Ziyaraat, Chapter 50, Page 135, Hadeeth No. 2


Martyrdom of Sayyeda Sakina (sa)

...the head of Imam Husain (a.s.) was bought and kept in Sayyedah Sakina’s (a.s.) lap. The girl asked, “What is this?” and they answered, “It is the head of your father.” Hearing this, the child was alarmed and started yelling, she took to ill and died in Damascus.
- Nafasul Mahmoom, by Sheikh Abbas Qummi (a.r.) -
 
 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Imam Sajjad (a.s.) - Helping Poors and Needy

Imam Ali bin Husain as-Sajjad (a.s.) would cover his face and go out in the city of Madinah to meet the needs of the poor and the needy himself. Whenever he met a needy person on the way who would express his need to him, he (a.s.) would welcome him with these words:
“Welcome, O, the one who carries my provisions towards the hereafter.”

Behaar al-Anwaar, v. 46, p. 98, C. 5, H. 86