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Early death

SHAFAQNA – A companion of Imam Sadeq (AS) narrated: I went to seem Imam (AS) and without saying anything, Imam (AS) said: O’ Dawood, On Thursday when your deeds was presented to me, I saw that you carried out a good deed for your cousin. I became happy about your deed but breaking ties with […]

A special kind of poverty

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: The poverty (in facilities and non-possession) is my pride and due to this (poverty) I am honoured among other prophets and messengers [1]. [1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 69, page 30.

Excellent advice for life

SHAFAQNA -In his advice to Abdulrahman ibn Siabeh, Imam Sadeq (AS) said: Tell the truth and give back deposits entrusted to you to their rightful owners, in this way you will become a partner in the wealth of people, then Imam Sadeq (AS) stuck two of his fingers together and said: Like this [1, 2]. […]

Trust

SHAFAQNA – Trust is a virtue and Allah (SWT) emphasized this in Ayah 58 of Surah Al-Nesa: “Truly, Allah (SWT) commands you to return deposits entrusted to you, to their rightful owners.” This virtue must be observed at all domains such as divine caliphate of human being on earth as mentioned in Ayah 72 of […]

A source of direction

SHAFAQNA – When Ayah 2 of Surah Al-Maedah was sent down to the Prophet (PBUH), a man came to the prophet (PBUH) and said: O’ the prophet Of Allah (SWT), I have a question. Before asking his question, the Prophet (PBUH) said: Do you want to ask about sin (vice)? The man replied: Yes. Then […]

How do impious ones dominate others?

SHAFAQNA – During the history many individuals have dominated others by spreading corruption and greed among them in order to solidify their dominance. By preparing the foundation for corruption in the society they induce the spirit of greed in people. As a consequence, people’s belief are weakened and individuals like Yazid can dominate the society. […]

Who is a real friend?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Sadeq (AS) said: Do not call any one as friend until you test them in 3 things: See them at the time of anger and see if the anger takes them out of the way of truth and justice or not; test them in financial and economic cases, with money; and test […]

Divine wisdom

SHAFAQNA -It must be noted that in some cases even resorting to infallible can have limited effects. In this regard Imam Sajjad (AS) said: “O’ Allah (SWT) whose principle of wisdom cannot be changed by any mean or cause [1].” Therefore if sometimes we see that medicine, treatments for illnesses, resorting, prayers, fasting and similar […]

Lessons of death

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: It seem that death is written for others and not us; and the right and the truth is Wajeb for others and not us. It seems these dead people are passengers who will come back soon whilst we bury their bodies in the graves and we eat their inheritance. […]

Using the right facilities for every task

SHAFAQNA – For carrying out any task, the right tools and means must be used and in the holy Quran regarding the case of Zulqarnain this has been explained clearly. Ayah 84 of Surah Al-kahf says: We provided facilities for him on earth and gave him means for everything. Zulqarnain used these divine facilities to […]

Believer’s humility

SHAFAQNA – Imam Reza (AS) was asked: What is humility and its limits? Imam (AS) replied: Gets pleased with others generosity as much as his/her own. When a believing humble person makes a mistake or commits a sin, with good deeds, wipes off  the effects of them. A believing humble person suppresses his anger, if […]

Who are the special servants of God?

SHAFAQNA -In Ayah 63 of Surah Al-Forqan, Allah (SWT) says: The special servants of mercy giving God are those who walk on earth calmly and peacefully and whenever ignorant people address them (and say foolish and unwise words to them) say: Greet them (say Salaam ) and (pass them with magnanimity without saying anything else […]

The leader of Ummah

SHAFAQNA – Sheikh Sadooq in Amaali has mentioned a narration from Imam Baqer (AS) saying: When Allah (SWT) ascended the Prophet (PBUH) to Meraj, asked him: O’ Mohammad (PBUH), at the end of your prophethood and your life, who will you choose as the leader of Ummah? The Prophet (PBUH) replied: O’ my God, I […]

Friend or foe?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: At the time of losing the power and ability, the friend and the enemy is distinguished from each other [1]. [1] Qorarul Hekam, Hadith Number 6214.

Do not start a fight

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) recommended to his eldest son Imam Hassan (AS): Do not invite anyone to a fight. But if you are invited to a battle, accept, because the one who starts the fight is an aggressor and the aggressor is defeated [1]. [1] Nahjul Balaghah, Wisdom Number 233.

How to progress in life?

SHAFAQNA -Imam Sadeq (AS) said: Allah (SWT) has placed a cause for everything and a description for every cause; and a key for every description; and knowledge for every key and for every knowledge an expressive door (gate). Whoever recognizes that door, will know God and whoever denies it, has denied the Almighty. That gate […]

Right and wrong

SHAFAQNA – A man asked Imam Ali (AS) to give him some advice and Imam (AS) replied: Do not be of those who when they are ill, they become regretful and when they are healthy engage in pleasures; Do not be proud when healthy and disappointed in difficulties. Do not be of those when in […]

Imam Ali (AS) the possessor of divine knowledge

SHAFAQNA – The Prophet (PBUH) and Imam Ali (AS) were the possessos of divine knowledge. They received the divine knowledge direct from God and that is why whatever they say always dominate other sayings by other people. And for the same reason whenever they enter any matter, they are victorious because they have the divine […]

Levels of belief

SHAFAQNA – The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was told: Prophet Jesus (AS) could walk on the water and the Prophet (PBUH) replied: If his level of belief was higher he could have walked in the air as well. This narration has been mentioned in “Mesbahul Shariah” with commentary which concluded: The level of the belief […]

Necessities of a good temper

SHAFAQNA – A good temper is not possible without generosity and self-sacrifice. The one who has a good temper is definitely charitable, forgives, generous and is a good doer. Patience is also necessary because contacting people can have its difficulties. The one who has a good temper is patient against wrong doings and injustice of […]

A limitless entity

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Every container is filled with whatever is poured in it, except the container of knowledge, whatever you place in it, it expands more [1]. [1] Nahjul Balaghah, Wisdom Number 205.

The recommendations of Imam Ali (AS) to his eldest son

SHAFAQNA – In some part of his will, Imam Ali (AS) recommended to his eldest son Imam Hassan (AS): O’ my child, I recommend that you be pious and fear God, always be under God’s command and keep alive your heart by remembering the Almighty and maintain your connection with Allah (SWT) because what other […]

Social cohesion

SHAFAQNA -Social cohesion can exist when people are close to each other through helping each other and this emphasized in various narrations as well as the type of rewards which are mentioned for good acts in societies. It is narrated from Imam Baqer (AS) who said: The goodness of this world does not exist except […]

Appreciation

SHAFAQNA – Some people’s ingratitude must not prevent you from doing good deeds because there are people who praise you without benefiting from you and this appreciation is more useful than ingratitude of those who do not appreciate your deeds [1]. As is mentioned in Ayah 134 of Surah Al-e-Imran, God loves those who do […]