Collection of Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq (A.S) sayings

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Agency) –

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “The heart is the sanctuary of Allah, therefore, do not settle therein anything but Allah (The sacred place of the heart belongs to and Him alone. Therefore, keep the love of the world out of it.) Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 70, p. 25

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “Our true followers are those who, when they are alone, remember Allah abundantly.” (That is, they avoid committing vices in private where there is no barrier for them to commit sin by the mere remembrance of Allah.)Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 93, p. 162

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “If there be a stream at the house of one of you in which the one washes himself five times a day, will there remain anything from the dirt over his body? Verily, the likeness of prayers is the same as the stream. The person who establishes ritual prayers clears out his sins thereby, except for the sin that takes him out from Faith he believes in.”Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 82, p. 236

At the last moments of his life, Imam Sadiq [a] called his relations and companions and told them: “Verily, our intercession never reaches the one who takes prayers lightly.” Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 82, p. 236

Imam Sadiq [a] said that Allah (s.w.t.) in a revelation told Moses, the son of ‘Imran [a]: “O’ you son of ‘Imran! Those who only claim that they love Me, tell a lie, for when the night falls they neglect Me.” Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 13, p. 329

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “Never miss midnight prayers, because, in fact, the real loser is he who misses (the advantage of) the midnight prayer.”Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 83, p. 127

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “The Messenger of Allah [s] told Gabriel to preach to him, and he said: ‘Live howsoever you like but you will surely die; love whatsoever you like but you will surely depart from it; do whatsoever you like but you will certainly meet it (and receive its reward). The honour of a (Muslim) believer is his midnight prayers, and his nobility is his refraining from (ruining) people’s reputation”Khisal by Saduq, p. 7

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “There are three things which are the honour of a believer and his ornament both in this world and the next. They are: prayers in the last part of night (night prayers), not coveting what people possess in their hands, and the love (and leadership) of an Imam from the progeny of Muhammad [s].”Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 75, p. 107

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “My father said to me about his father [a] that a man from Kufah wrote to his father viz. to al-Husayn-ibn-Ali [a] asking him [a] to imform him of the good of this world and that of the next. Then, he [a] wrote (in his reply): ‘In the Name Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful’. After that: ‘Verily, he who seeks the pleasure of Allah even while displeasing people, He suffices him in his affairs with people. But, he who seeks the pleasure of people while Allah is displeased, he leaves him to people (and he will be far from His Grace), Wassalam’.”Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 71, p. 208

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “The one who loves for Allah, hates for Allah, and donates (things) for Allah, thus he is one of those whose Faith is complete.”Al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 124

Imam Sadiq [a] was asked about the meaning of ‘piety’ when he replied: “Piety is that Allah does not miss you in the place where He has commanded you to be, and does not see (find) you where He has forbidden you from.”Safinat-ul-Bihar, vol. 2, p. 678

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “Surely, a little action (of worshipping) with piety is better than many deeds with no virtue.”Al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 76

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “Every invocation sought from Allah, Almighty and Glorious, is barred by the sky unless it is coupled with ‘Salawat’, benediction upon the Prophet and his progeny.” (The expression of ‘Salawat’ means: O God bless Muhammad and his descendants). Usul-i-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 493

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “The Muslim believer whose calls were not answered by Allah in this world will wish that none of them would have been accepted when, in the Hereafter, he sees the abundance of rewards (given him for their not being answered and suffering the troubles in the world).”Usul-i-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 491

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “On the Reckoning Day, Allah will count the invocations of believers as some good actions for them and thereby He will promote their position in Heaven.”Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 78, p. 216

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “Treat your ailments with charity and repel varieties of affliction by invocation.”At-Tahthib, vol. 4, p.112

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “Ask (Allah) for your requisite and insist on demanding because Allah likes the persistence of the insisting believers of His servants.”Wasa’il-ush-Shi’ah,voI. 7, p. 60

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “I recommend you to invocation, because you can not get nigh to Allah by any means like it.” Al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 467

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “He who is not able to do any good unto us (Ahlul-Bayt) then be may do good to our pious adherents; and he who is not able to visit us, he may visit our righteous followers by which the reward of visiting us (pilgrimage) will be recorded for him.” Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 74, p. 354

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “Verily, there are various degrees of serving Allah, but affection (and cordial inclination) for us, Ahlul Bayt, is the highest one.”Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 27, p. 91

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “A Muslim believer must not attend a meeting wherein Allah laws are being disobeyed and the one is not in a position to stop it.”Usul-i-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 374

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “He who habitually tells the truth, his deeds are purified; Allah increases the sustenance of the one whose intention is good; and he who treats his family members well, Allah prolongs the length of his life.”Khisal by Saduq, vol. 1 p. 88

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “Verily everything is intimidated by a believer because the religion of Allah causes him to be powerful, and he is not intimidated by anything, which (epithet) is the characteristic of any believer.” Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 67, p. 305

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “Verily, we love those who are wise, perceptive (intelligent), learned, forbearing, patient, reliable, and faithful. Surely, Allah, Almighty and Glorious, favoured Prophets [a] with high morality. Then, he who possesses them may praise Allah for them, but he who does not have them may weep unto Allah, the Almighty and Glorious, and ask Him for them.”

Jabir humbly asked what they were, and the Imam [a] replied:

“They are: piety, contentment, patient endurance, gratefulness, forbearance, modesty, graciousness, courage, enthusiasm, benevolence, truthfulness, and honesty in deposits.” Al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 56



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