Eleventh Infallible Sayings

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SHAFAQNA-*  As a man asked him for an advice, Imam al-Jawad (A.S.) said: Put your head on steadfastness, embrace poverty, reject the lusts, oppose your passions, and know that you cannot be out of Allah’s sight. Consider how you should behave, then.
* Allah revealed to one of His prophets: Your asceticism will give you comfort. Your devotion to Me will endear you to Me. But, did you antagonize My enemies and cherish My disciples?
* It was related that highway robbers stole the large amounts of cloth that belonged to Imam al-Jawad (A.S.). The head of the caravan sent the Imam a message in which he informed him of that news. The Holy Imam (A.S.) answered him: Our souls and riches are within the pleasant gifts and the deposited loans of Allah Who makes us enjoy some of them pleasantly and delightedly and seizes whatever He wills with rewards and merits. He whosever intolerance overcomes his steadfastness will waste his rewards. Allah protect us against so.
* He who detested a matter that he witnessed is as same as those who were absent from it, and he who was absent from a matter that he loved is, as same as those who witnessed it.
* He whoever listens to a caller is serving him. If the caller was Allah’s representative, he is then serving Allah. If the caller was the Shaitan’s representative, he is then serving the Shaitan.
* Dawud-bin-al-Qasim related: I asked Imam al-Jawad(A.S.) about the meaning of ‘Samad’. He said: Everything that lacks navel is ‘Samad’. I said that people claim that ‘Samad’ is everything that lacks interior. Imam al-Jawad(A.S.) commented: Everything that lacks interior lacks navel.
* Abu-Hashim al-Ja’fari related: On the wedding day of Imam al-Jawad (A.S.) and Ummul-Fadhl, daughter of Al-Ma’mun. I said: O master, the blessing of this day is clearly great for us. The Holy Imam (A.S.) replied: O Abu-Hashim, Allah’s blessings in this day have been great for us. “Yes, master,” I said, “What should I say about the day?” Imam al-Jawad (A.S.) answered: Say only good things about the day so that you will be given from these good things. “Master,” I said, “I will follow this instruction completely.” Imam al-Jawad (A.S.) said: You will be guided to the right and you will see only the good if you adhere to this instruction.
* Imam al-Jawad(A.S.) wrote to one of his disciples: We are only ladling from this world. He whose belief and religion are the same as his acquaintance will surely accompany the acquaintance everywhere. The life to come is surely the remaining abode.
* A cameleer who took Imam al-Jawad (A.S.) from Medina to Al-Kufa asked for more money after the Imam had given him four hundred dinars. The Holy Imam (A.S.) said: How strange this is! Do you not know that Allah’s increasing gifts will be stopped when the servants stop showing Him gratitude?
* To show a matter before preparing for it properly is spoiling it.
* “Toba” depends upon four things: sincere regrets, verbal “istighfar”, deeds and determination never to repeat the sin.
* To show a matter before preparing for it properly is spoiling it.
* Don’t pretend to be Allah’s servant and be His enemy in privacy.
* To show a matter before preparing for it properly is spoiling it.
* Sincerity is the best of all worships.
* To show a matter before preparing for it properly is spoiling it.
* Relying on Allah is the price of every valuable thing and the ladder to every treasured thing.
* To show a matter before preparing for it properly is spoiling it.
* Love is attracted due to three traits: being just in social dealings, assisting others in hardships and having a pure heart.
* To show a matter before preparing for it properly is spoiling it.
* Four things are required to do anything: health, independence, knowledge and divine assistance.
* To show a matter before preparing for it properly is spoiling it.
* Three deeds are performed by the believers: following the wajibaat, abstaining from sins, and not neglecting the religion.

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