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


Monday, August 22, 2016

Imam Mahdi - Ziyarat ale yaseen

O My master! Certainly wretched is he who opposes you and certainly happy is he who obeys you.
Ref: Ziyarate Ale Yaseen

Imam Reza (a.s.) - The Leader

I (Dawud al-Raqqi) said to Abu Ibrahim (Musa), peace be on him:
“May I be your ransom, I have grown old. So take my hand and save me from hell-fire. Who is our leader (sahib) after you?”
“This is your leader after me,”
he (Imam Musa), peace be on him said and pointed to his son,
Abu al-Hasan (Imam Reza), peace be on him.
Ref: Kitab al-Irshaad, v.2, page no. 248 / Kashf al-Ghumma, v.2, page no. 270 / B. Anwaar, v.49, page no. 23

Ziyarat of this son of mine – Imam Reza (a.s.)

Imam Kazim (a.s.) said:
One who performs the Ziyarat of this son of mine – Imam Reza (a.s.) , will be rewarded with Paradise.
- Kamiluz Ziaraat, Ch. 101, Tr.10 -

Monday, June 6, 2016

Say the Month of Ramazan

 Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (alayhi salam) said:
"Say not, "This is Ramazan" and "Ramazan has departed" and "Ramazan has arrived" for surely, Ramazan is one of the names of Allah, The Mighty, the Glorious, who neither arrives nor departs. Surely, arrives and departs that, which is ephemeral, Instead say: "The month of Ramazan"”

 - Al-Kafi, vol. 4, pg. 70 -


Reciting one verse in the Month of Ramazan

Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (alayhi salam) said:
"Someone who recites one verse from the Book of Allah, The Mighty, The Glorious, in the month of Ramazan, is like one who has recited the entire Holy Quran in the other months." 

- Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 93, pg. 344 -

Friday Ziyarat - Faithful will be free of cares

“the faithfuls will be free of cares and troubles when you shall arrive
and with one strike shall put an end to the intrigues of the infidels.”

- Friday Ziyarat of Imam al-Mahdi (a.t.f.s.), B. Anwaar, V.99, page 216 -


One who denies Mahdi (atfs)

Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said:
“One who agrees (believes) in the Imamate of all the Imams (as) but denies the Mahdi (atfs) is like one who accepts the prophethood of all the prophets (as) but denies the prophethood of Muhammad (sawa.).”

- Kamaluddeen, V.2, Page 333, H.1 -

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


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

- Ghurar al-Hikam, page no. 87 -


One who loves Ahlulbayt (a.s.)

Imam Ali (a.s.) said:
One who loves us should prepare to be covered with afflictions.

- Ghurar al-Hikam, page no. 657 -


Loss of Hope

Imam Ali (a.s.) said:
Loss of hope (in others) is freedom.

- Ghurar al-Hikam, page no. 19 / Mustadrak al-wasail, vol. 12, page no. 70 -


Ignorance - The Greatest Calamity

Imam Ali (a.s.) said:
The greatest calamity is ignorance.

- Ghurar al-Hikam, page no. 185 -

Good Dream

Imam Ali (a.s.) said:
“A good dream is one of the two (forms of) glad-tidings.”

- Ghurar al-Hikam, page no. 86 -


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Waiting for Imam Mahdi (atfs) with patience

Imam Ali Reza (a.s.) said:
How good is patience and awaiting for the reappearance! Have you not heard Allah, the Mighty and Sublime say?
And watch, surely I too am watching with you
(Surah Hud 11:93)
Wait then, I too with you will be of those who wait.
(Surah Araaf 7:71)
Thus you must be patient because there is deliverance after despair and
those before you were more patient than you.

- Kamaluddeen, Ch. 55, Tr. 5 / B. Anwar, V. 52, Pg 110, Tr. 17 -


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Oppression on Fatima (s.a.)

Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) was taken to the heavens in Meraj and was told: Indeed Allah (s.w.t) will test you with afflictions to see how patient you are
"....As for your daughter, she will be oppressed and deprived, they will usurp her rights. He will beat her while she is pregnant. Her sanctity will be breached and her house will be trespassed without permission and she will be humiliated and disrespected. She will find no protector, will suffer from a miscarriage because she will be beaten and she will die as a result of that beating."
- Kamiluz Ziyaraat, Chapter 108, Tradition 11, page 548 -

Entering in the house of Fatema (s.a.) without permission

The companions of Qunzuf returned back to Abu Bakr and Umar, who were seated in the Masjid with a group of men, and said that Ali (a.s.) had not permitted them to enter his house. Hearing this Umar said,
“Return back to the house of Ali, and if he does not permit you,
enter therein without permission”.

- House of Sorrows (Baytul Ahzan), page 201 -

Sick Mind

Imam Ali (a.s.):
The mind that is sick with anger and lust does not benefit from wisdom.

Ref: Ghurar al-Hikam

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Helping Brothers

Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.):
God helps His servants as long as they help their brothers.

- Nahj al-Fasahah -

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tawassul from Ahlulbayt (a.s.)

Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (a.s.) said:
Whenever you are involved in hardships and calamities you must ask for the help of Allāh, the Mighty and Sublime through us, and that is the interpretation of the verse:
وَلِلّهِ الأَسْمَاء الْحُسْنَى فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا
‘And for Allah are the most beautiful names. So call Him by them.’ [al-Araaf: 180]
- Biharul Anwar, Vol. 94, Pg. 22 -