Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Meraj - Superior Masjids

Someone asked Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.):
Which mosques are superior (with high merit)?
Imam (a.s.) replied: Masjid al-Haraam, and Masjid ar-Rasool.
He said: I sacrifice on you, and Masjid Aqsa?
Imam (a.s.) replied: That is in the Sky, toward which Rasool Allah(s.a.w.a.) went during the night of Meraj.
He said: People say that is Bait al-Muqaddis?
Imam (a.s.) replied: Masjid Kufa is superior to that.

 

Meraj - Wilayat of Ali (a.s.)

Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.) said:
Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) went to Meraj for one hundred and twenty times. And there was not any turn that Allah (swt) did not advise Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) about Wilayat of Ali (a.s.) & Imams (a.s.) after him more than the advice of obligations.

- al-Burhan, v. 4, p. 506 -

 

Meraj - Five things for Holy Prophet (sawa) and Ali (as)

Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said,
“Allah (swt) granted me five things and granted Ali (a.s.) five things.
He gave me the most complete sayings and granted Ali (a.s.) the most
complete knowledge.
He appointed me to the Prophethood and appointed Ali (a.s.) to be my Trustee.
He granted me the Al-Kauthar and granted Ali (a.s.) the Al-Salsabil (with
fresh cool water).
He sent me revelations and inspired him.
He took me on the Meraj and opened the Heaven doors for him (a.s.) so that
he (a.s.) may see what I saw.”

- al-Khisal, ch. 5, tradition no. 58 -

 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Imam Kazim (a.s.) - The Leader

Abd al-A‘la reported on the authority of al-Fayz b. al-Mukhtaar, who said:
I (al-Fayz b. al-Mukhtaar) said to Abu ‘Abd Allah Ja‘far as-Sadiq (a.s.):
“Take my hand away from the fire (of Hell). Who is (the Imam) for us after you?”
Abu Ibrahim (Imam Musa) (a.s.) entered - at that time he was a boy.
Then Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said:
“This is your leader (sahib). Keep close to him.”

- Al-Kafi, vol 1, page 307, tradition no. 1 -


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Self Ignorance

Imam Ali (a.s.):
The greatest ignorance is the ignorance of a person about himself.

Ghurar al-Hikam, page no. 189

 

Waste of Knowledge

Imam Ali (a.s.) said:
One who wastes his knowledge (by not acting upon it) faces turmoil.

- Ghurar al-Hikam, page no. 579 -


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Prison

Imam Ali (a.s.) said:
The prison is one of the two types of graves.

- Ghurar al-Hikam, page no. 87 -