1 - A believer is not a real
believer unless he has three traits : A practicefrom his God , a
practice from his prophet and a practice from his Imam ;the practice
from his God , is keeping his secrets ; the practice from his prophet
,is compromise and kind treatment with people and the practice from
his Imam , isforbearance in distress and affliction .
2 - ( Reward ) of the concealer of a
good-deed equals seventy good acts ,the discloser of bad-deeds is
down-casted , and the consealer of bad-deedsis forgiven
3 - Cleanliness is of the prophets'
4 - The honest was not ( and is not )
treacherous to you , however ,[ you ] trusted the treacherous
5 - The eldest brother is as the father
6 - The friend of each person is his
intellect and his enemy is his ignorance .
7 - Friendship to people is half of
8 - Verily , God dislikes idle talk ,
wasting wealth and increased asking .
9 - A Muslim's person's reasoning ( mind )
is not perfect unless have tentraits : good is expected from him ,
others are secured from his evil , seesthe little good from others as
great , considers his great goodness aslittle , is not annoyed by
asking needs from him , is not tired fromseeking knowledge , poverty
in the way of God is more beloved to him thanwealth , humuliation in
the way of God is more beloved to him than dignitywith the enemy ,
anonymity is more desirable to him than fame ; then addedthe tenth and
what is the tenth ! He was asked : what is it ? He ( P )replied : He
does not see anybody unless say : He is better and more pious thanme
10 - Imam Reza ( P ) was asked : who are
the low ? He replid : the one whohas something to keep him away from (
remembering ) God .
11 - Faith is one grade higher than Islam
, piety is one grade higherthan faith , and the children of Adam were
not given (any thing) superiorto certitude .
12 - Feeding ( inviting for food ) when
getting married is of the( prophet's ) tradition .
13 - Observe relatives' bonds even with a
drink of water , and best is torefrain from harming them
14 - Imam Reza ( P ) said to his
companions : have the prophet's weapons ;he was asked : and what is
the prophet's weapons ? He answered : supplication .
15 - Of the signs of knowledge of Islam
are : meekness and knowledge ;and silence is a door of the doors of
wisdom . Silence causes love and is aguide to all goodnesses
16 - A time will come to the people were
soundness is ten parts , nine isin isolation from the people and one
part is in silence .
17 - Imam Reza ( p ) was asked about the
reality of reliance ( upon God ); he replied : That is to fear no one
other than God " .
18 - Verily the worst of the people is the
one who prevents his aid ( fromthe people ) , eats alone and beats his
19 - There is no peace for the stingy , no
joy for the envious , noloyality for the ruler and no magnanimity for
the liar .
20 - No one is to kiss the hand of another
person, because kissing one's hand isas praying for him
21 - Have good opinion in God , because
whoever has good opinion , God willgive him good ; whoever is
satisfied with little provision , God is pleasedwith his little deed ;
and whoever is satisfied with the little allowedsustenance , his
burden is light , his family are at ease , God makes himclear-sighted
towards the ailments and remedies of this world , and takeshim safely
from this world to the inn of soundness and peace in paradise
22 - Faith has four pillars , reliance
upon God , satisfaction with God'sdecree , submission to divine
commandment , and entrusting the affairs toGod .
23 - Imam Raza ( p ) was asked concerning
the best slaves ( of God ) .He replied : the ones who get happy when
do good , ask forgiveness when dobad , thank when given , are patient
when affliction and forgive when angry .
24 - Whoever meets a poor Moslem and
greets him in a way different from hisgreeting to the rich , meets the
Exalted Glorious God in the day ofresurrection while he ( God ) is
angy with him .
25 - Imam Reza ( P ) was asked : regarding
the pleasure of this world . Hereplied : spaciousness of the house and
abundance of friends ( lovers ) .
26 - When governers lie , rain is
prevented ( from falling ) , when rulersoppress their governments are
weakened , and when alms are not givencattles ( beasts of burden ) die
27 - Whoever resolves a believer's problem
, God removes sorrow from hisheart on the Day of Judgement
28 - Nothing is better than pleasing a
believer after performing the duties ,for the Exalted Glorious God
29 - Have moderation in poverty and wealth
, benevolence either little orgreat , because the Almighty Allah on
the Day of Resurrection makes half ofa date so big as the mountain of
30 - Visit each other to have a love for
each other , shake hands warmly anddo not get angry at each other
31 - Have secrecy ( in your works ) in the
affairs of this world andreligion . It is narrated that : " Divulging
is infidelity " and wasnarrated that " The divulger and the murderer
are partners " and was narratedthat " Do not make your friend aware of
what you conceal from your enemy .
32 - A human can not get released from the
difficulties by promisebreaching , and the oppressor can not get
released from the clows ofpunishment by deceit .
33 - Be aware in accompanying rulers ,
humble with friends , cautious withenemies and smiling with people
34 - Whoever is satisfied with a little
provision and sustenance , God willbe pleased ( satisfied ) with his
little deed .
35 - Intellect , is a bestowment from God
, and having politeness is bearingan effort ; so whoever makes effort
to have politeness will be able to doso , but , whoever makes effort
to have intellect will only increase hisignorance .
36 - Verily , the one who is after
increasing his provision and sustenanceto manage his family , has
reward more than the struggler in the way of God .
37 - There are five things that if
somebody does not have there will notbe any hope in him for anything
of this world and the Hereafter : whoeveryou do not see trust in his
character , generosity in his nature , persistancein his morals ,
nobility in his self and fear of his God .
38 - Never two groups confronted each
other unless victory is for the groupwith greater pardon
39 - Do not leave good-deeds and striving
hard in worship depending uponlove of Muhammad's descendants ( P ) ,
and do not leave love of Muhammad'sdescendants ( P ) and submission to
their commandments depending upon worshipbecause no one of the two is
accepted without the other .
40 - Worship is not increased fasting and
praying , in fact worship isincreased contemplation in God's decree
41 - The owner of blessings ( wealthy )
should make ease in his family'slife ( expenditure ) .
42 - Whatever is an excess needs excessive
speech too .
43 - Your aid to the unable is better than
44 - Imam ( P ) was asked : " How did you
start your day ? " He answered :" With a decreased life , a recorded
work , death is attached to us ( ournecks ), fire is following us and
we do not know what will be done to us .
45 - The generous eats from others' food
so that they eat from his food ,and the stingy does not eat from
people's food so that they do not eat fromhis food .
46 - We are a household that see our
promise a debt upon us as did God'sMessenger ( P ) .
47 - No slave ( of God ) reaches the
reality of faith's perfection tillhe has three characteristics :
obtain deep understanding in religion, observemoderation in living and
patience in afflictions .
48 - The Imam ( P ) told Abi Hashem Dawood
bin Al-Kasem Al-Jaffari :" O Dawood because of God's Messenger ( P )
we have a right upon you ,and you have a right upon us . Whoever
recognized our right, his rightshould be regarded , and whoever did
not realize our right has no right .
49 - Be a good neighbour to the blessings
because they are evasive and ifyou move away from a group, they will
never return .
50 - Ibn sekeet asked the Imam : What is
the argument over the peopletoday ? He ( P ) replied : It is the
intellect by which can identify thetruthful to God , accept from him ,
and identify the liar to God andrefuse from him ; Ibn sekeet said :
Swearing to God this is the answer .
51 - Whoever likens God to His creatures,
he is a polytheist , and whoeverattributes to God what He prohibited
is a non-believer .
52 - Faith is performing obligations and
refraining from the prohibited ;and faith is belief in heart ,
confession by tongue and action by members .
53 - Al-rayan asked the Imam ( P ) : "
What is your opinion regardingthe koran ? " Imam replied : " Koran is
the speech of God , seek guidance onlyfrom koran and not other than it
, otherwise , you will get deviated " .
54 - Imam Reza ( P ) while glorifying the
koran said : " Koran is a firm cableand the best way to Paradise .
Koran is the human's rescue from Hell-fire .Koran does not get old and
out-of-date with time and is an ever newspeech because it was not set
for a certain time . Koran is the guide for allhumans and is the (
conclusive ) argument over the people . " Falsehood shall notcome to
it from before it nor from behind it ; a ravelation from the Wise ,the
Praised One " .
55 - Solaiman Ibn Jaffar Al-Jaffari asked
the Imam ( P ) : " What is youropinion regarding working for the
regime " The Imam replied : " O' Solaiman , anykind of cooperation
with the ( opperssor and userper ) government is as disbeliefin God ;
looking at such governers is a great sin and makes one deserveHell
56 - Abdul-salam Ibn Saleh Harawi said I
heard Imam Reza ( P ) saying :" God's mercy be upon the one who
enlivens our aim " . I asked : " How canone do so ? " He replied : "
Learns our teachings and teaches it to thepeople .
57 - Whoever reckons himself wins and
whoever is heedless from himselfloses . Whoever fears ( his future )
attains security . Whoever takeslessons from this world's events gains
insight . Whoever gains insightunderstands matters ; and whoever
understands matters is a knowledgableperson .
58 - Self-conceit has degrees : One is
that a slave's ( of God ) bad-deedappear to him as beautiful ,
consider it as good and think has done agood-deed ; another is that a
slave believe in God then lay God underobligation for that , while God
did favour to him ( by guiding him ) .
59 - If Paradise and Hell were not there ,
people had to obey God and notdisobey Him for His favour and
60 - The Exalted Glorious God has
connected three to three , that are notaccepted without each other ;
has mentioned praying with alms-giving , sowhoever prays but not give
alms his prayer is not accepted . Also has mentionedthanking him and
thanking the parents together , so if someone was not gratefulto his
parents is not grateful to God . Also in the Holy koran enjoyment of(
having ) piety and recommendation of observing relation bonds are
mentionedtogether . Therefore , if someone did not have benevolence to
his relatives ,is not considered a pious person .
61 - Refrain from greed and envy that
these two destroyed the pastnations ; do not be stingy because no free
man or believer was afflicted withthe blight of stinginess .
Stinginess is inconsistent with faith .
62 - Bnevolence and feeding people ,
redressing the grievance of anoppressed , fulfiling needs of the needy
are of the highest recommendedtraits .
63 - Do not associate with the tippler and
do not greet him .
64 - Give charity even little because any
small deed when performedsincerely for God is great .
65 - A repenter is the one who has not
committed any sin .
66 - Best wealth is what is spent for
guarding dignity .
67 - Best reasoning is self-recognition
68 - Indeed Imamat ( Guardianship ) is
reins of religion , order ofMoslems , soundness of this world , and
honour of believers ; Imam is thegrowing pillar of Islam and its
graceful branch , by the Imam , prayers ,alms-giving , fastings ,
pilgrimage and struggle are upright , landrevenues and charities
increase , penalties and rules are executed , andborders and districts
are protected .
69 - Have good opinion in God , because
the Exalted Glorious God says : Iam with My believer slave's opinion ;
if his opinion is good My treatment isgood and if bad My treatment is
70 - A man is not a worshiper unless is
meek and if a man made worship inBani-Israel was not considered a
worshiper until he kept silent for ten yearsbefore that
71 - Humbleness is to give the people what
you like to be given .
72 - Isa Ibn Maryam ( P ) said to his
disciples : " O' Bani-Isreal , do notregret for what you lost from
this world as the worldly not regret for whatthey lost from their
religion if had their worldly material things .
73 - Whoever is not content except with
increased sustenance is onlysufficied with increased work and whoever
is sufficied with little provisionis also sufficied with little work
74 - Sometimes a man who only has three
years left of his life , observesrelatives bonds , so God increases
his life to thirty years ; and God doeswhat He desires
75 - Momar bin khalad asked Imam Reza ( P
) : " Should I pray for my parentsif they do not recognize the truth
or right sect ? " Imam replied : " Pray forthem and give charity on
their behalf ; and if were alive have compromise withthem because
God's Messenger peace be upon him said : " God has sent me withmercy
not with unkindness and disobedience .
76 - Whoever gave relief to a believer ,
God will give relief to his hearton the Day of Judgement
77 - The Exalted Glorious God revealed one
of His Prophets : " WheneverI am obeyed I get pleased , when I am
pleased I bless and My blessing isendless ; and whenever I am
disobeyed I get angry and when get angry I curseand drive away from
mercy , and My curse gets to seven generations .
78 - whenever people commit new sins ,
they get troubled with newafflictions .
79 - People dislike one who treats them
frankly and truthfully .
80 - People are of two types , a group who
are after wealth but do not attain itand a group who attain it and
want more .
81 - Don't get angry when you are told the
truth frankly .
82 - Go after fulfiling needs of the needy
with greed , because no deedafter obligations is superior to making a
Muslim happy .
83 - The ignorant causes trouble for his
84 - A believer does not deviate from the
right path when happy or angry ,and if he gains dominance over the
enemy, he does not ask for more thanhis right .
85 - Only two groups follow the path of
contentment : the worshiperlooking for the Hereafter's reward and the
magnanimous who does not bear toask base individuals .
86 - Death is the blight of hopes , and
benevolence and kindness to peopleremains for the human forever
87 - The wise avails himself of
benevolence to people , and the abled( wealthy ) should make the most
of the available opportunity otherwise hewill miss .
88 - Stinginess destroys human's dignity
89 - The human's heart has periods of
fatigue and freshness when fresh canunderstand matters well and when
tired become slow-witted . Therefore , heuses it when fresh and leaves
it when tried .
90 - Follow up any goal from its own way
whoever does so , does not slipand if slipped can seek a way out
91 - Best wealth is what is spent for
guarding dignity .
92 - Don't exhaust yourself with
continueous work , have recreation andchange but refrain from actions
involving wasting or causing your degradationin the society
93 - Humbleness has grades of which is
that the human being recognize hisposition , not expect from anybody
more than what he deserves , associateand behave with others the way
he likes to be treated ; and if anybody didbad to him , instead he
does good , restrains his anger, forgives and isbenevolent
94 - Benevolence should be considerable ,
so we shouldn't give things oflittle value as charity .( At a time
when the majority of people are relatively wealthy, we should
notsuffice by giving dates ) .
95 - Whoever has many virtues , is praised
by the people and does not needto praise himself .
96 - If somebody does not pay attention to
your guidance , do not worry ,because time will reach him
97 - One who slanders others when advising
you , he will be troubled witha bad fate .
98 - No ignorance is more harmful than
99 - Have a programme for learning
religion , otherwise , you areconsidered as bedouins and ignorants
100 - Do not think of poverty because you
will become stingy and do not think oflong life because you will cause
greed to material thinks .