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Akhlaq >> Piety

Total 47 hadees found


“If the Almighty Allah grants a person piety and abstinence I hope for Paradise for him. I love it very much that a believer pays attention towards Allah in his obligatory prayers and does not worry about the world. If a believer pays attention towards Allah He too turns towards him and develop His love in the hearts of believers and will Himself love that believer.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 180

“One who does not feel shy in earning his sustenance and meets his expenses is prosperous and has a good family. One who observes piety in the world, Allah fills his heart with wisdom, makes his tongue speak, keeps him away from worldly defects, diseases and their treatments and takes him to the ‘abode of peace’ (Daarus Salaam) safe and sound.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 217

خَيْرُ دِيْنِكُمُ الوَرَعُ.

Abstinence is the best feature of your faith (religion).
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 155; Page No. 29

الزُّهْدُ في الدُّنْيا يُرِيْحُ القَلْبَ وَالبَدَنَ، وَالرَّغْبَةُ فيها تُتْعِبُ القَلْبَ وَالبَدَنَ.

Abstinence refreshes one's body and soul, and worldliness makes them suffer.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 156; Page No. 29

الزُّهْدُ في الدُّنْيا يُرِيْحُ القَلْبَ وَالبَدَنَ، وَالرَّغْبَةُ فيها تُكْثِرُ الهَمَّ وَالحُزْنَ؛ وَالبِطانَةُ تُقْسِي القَلْبَ.

Abstinence refreshes one's body and soul, worldliness increases one's sorrows, and debauchery hardens one's heart.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 157; Page No. 29

الفَاجِرُ الرَّاجِي لِرَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ تَعَالى أقْرَبُ مِنْهَا مِنَ العَابِدِ المُقْنِطِ.

An evildoer who has hope in the Exalted God’s Mercy is closer to Him than a disappointed pious.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 202; Page No. 35

اِتَّقِ اللَّهَ فِي عُسْرِكَ وَيُسْرِكَ.

Be pious in hardship and ease.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 297; Page No. 47

كُنْ وَرِعَاً تَكُنْ أعْبَدَ النَّاسِ، وَكُنْ قَنِعَاً تَكُنْ أشْكَرَ النَّاسِ، وَأحِبَّ لِلنَّاسِ مَا تُحِبُّ لِنَفْسِكَ تَكُن مُؤْمِناً، وَأحْسِنْ مُجَاوَرَةَ مَنْ جَاوَرَكَ تَكُنْ مُسْلِمَاً، وَأقِلَّ الضِّحْكَ فَاِنَّ كَثْرَةَ الضِّحْكِ تُمِيْتُ القَلْبَ.

Be pious to be the greatest of all worshippers, be contented to be the most thankful of all, wish for people what you wish for yourself to be a (true) believer, be a good company to your neighbors to be safe and laugh less, for laughing in excess will make your heart perish.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 298; Page No. 47

الجَنَّةُ أقْرَبُ إلى أحَدِكُمْ مِنْ شِراكِ نَعْلِهِ؛ وَالنَّارُ مِثْلُ ذلكَ.

Closer to you than your shoelaces is Paradise, and Hell is likewise.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 401; Page No. 61

الخَبَرُ الصَّالِحُ يَجِي‏ءُ بِهِ الرَّجُلُ الصَّالِحُ وَالخَبَرُ السُّوْءُ يَجِي‏ءُ بِهِ الرَّجُلُ السُّوْءُ

Good news is carried by the pious, and bad news by the impious.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 814; Page No. 116

الكَرَمُ التَّقْوَى، وَالشَّرَفُ التَّوَاضُعُ، وَاليَقِيْنُ الغِنَى

Greatness lies in piety, dignity in humility, and needlessness in certainty.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 837; Page No. 119

أَلا اِنَّ النَّاسَ مِنْ آدَمَ؛ وَآدَمُ مِنْ تُرَابٍ؛ وَأَكْرَمُهُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاهُمْ

Know for sure that people are Adam’s offspring, and Adam was created from soil. Verily, the most honored of them are the most virtuous.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1147; Page No. 163

أُنْظُرْ فَاِنَّكَ لَسْتَ بِخَيْرٍ مِنْ أَحْمَرَ وَلا أَسْوَدَ اِلاّ أَنْ تَفْضُلَهُ بِتَقْوَى

Look! You are not superior to the black or red in anything but piety.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1202; Page No. 172

To refrain from eating a single morsel of Haraam is, near Allah, more valued than the performance of two thousand rakats of recommended prayer.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 1, Tradition 1, page 13; Odatool-Daee

To forgo a single dirham of prohibited money, is equal near Allah, to seventy accepted Hajjs
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 1, Tradition 2, page 13; Odatool-Daee

Strive more to perform good deeds. However if you cannot perform a good act (at least) do not disobey (the commands of Allah). Because if one lays the foundation of a building and does not spoil it, then, even if the progress is slow, the building will definitely rise. (Conversely) The person who lays the foundation and at the same time spoils it, then it is sure that the walls of this building will never be raised
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 1, Tradition 3, page 13; Odatool-Daee, page 235

Even if you stand for prayers like a tent peg planted on the ground and keep fasting till you resemble a dried stick and stoop like a bow, Allah will not accept any of your deeds till you have the piety to guard against the evil deeds
Infallible Imam (a.s)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 1, Tradition 9, page 15; Odatool-Daee

“Allah revealed to Hazrat Musa (a.s.), “Verily, My slave cannot achieve nearness to Me without the three things which I like.” Musa (a.s.) asked with reverance, “My Lord what are those three things?” Allah replied, “O! Musa those three things are: To practice piety in this world, to abstain from sins and to weep due to fear.” Musa (a.s.) asked, “Does one who fulfills the three things gets compensation and reward?” Allah replied, “One who practices piety in this world will get Paradise. One who weeps due to My fear will be accorded such a high position that no else would be able to reach it. The deeds of all the creatures shall be accounted. But one who abstains from that which I have forbidden, then accounting of his deeds will not be carried out; he would be admitted to Heaven directly.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 1, page 16,17

I swear by Allah, in Whose power is my life, there is not a single person who prays five times a day, fasts during the month of Ramadhan and abstains from sins that the gates of Paradise will not be opened for him
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 17; Tafseer Minhaajus Saadeqeen

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Certainly what I fear for you most is the lesser shirk.” Someone enquired, “O Prophet (s.a.w.s.), what is meant by lesser shirk?” He replied, “It is Riyah when Allah would reward His creatures for their deeds on the Day of Judgement He would address those who committed Riyah thus, ‘you approach those, to please whom you had performed all the deeds in the world. And obtain your rewards for your deeds from them.’
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 3, page 75; Behaarul Anwaar

. من كتاب المحاسن: سأل أبو بصير أبا عبد الله عن قول الله تبارك وتعالى: ]اِتّقُوا الله حقَّ تُقاتِهِ[ قال: يُطاعُ ولا يعصى، ويُذكر ولا يُنسى ويُشكر فلا يُكفر.

In Al-Mahasin it is narrated that Abi-Basir asked Imam Sadiq (a.s) regarding Allah's statemen : “Fear Allah as He should be feared” [The Holy Quran: Al-i-Imran 3:102], Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “It means that He should be obeyed, and not revolted against; He should be remembered, and not be blasphemed.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 195

قال أمير المؤمنين : التّقوى سنخ الإيمان.

“Piety resembles faith.”
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 196

قيل لأمير المؤمنين : صف لنا الدنيا، فقال: وما أصف لكم منها، لحلالها حسابٌ، ولحرامها عذابٌ، لو رأيتم الأجل ومسيره للهيتم عن الأمل وغروره، ثمّ قال: مَن اتّقى الله حقّ تقاته أعطاه الله أُنساً بلا أنيس، وغنىً بلا مالٍ، وعزّا بلا سلطان.

“How can I describe the world for you in which you are accountable for what you rightfully earn, and will be punished for what you wrongfully earn. If you could only see what happens during and after death, you would give up all worldly aspirations and its tricky attractions.” He then added: “Allah will reward whoever is really pious with peace of mind without any need for a companion; and is self-sufficient without any wealth; and has dignity without being a ruler.”
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 197

قال أبو عبد الله : القيامة عِرس المتّقين.

The Resurrection Day is the day of happiness for pious people.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 198

وقال أبو عبد الله : لا يغُرَّنّك بكاؤهم إنّما التقوى في القلب.

“Do not be fooled by their crying since piety is rooted in one's soul.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 199

وقال أبو عبد الله في قوله جلّ ثناؤه: ]هُوَ أَهلُ التَّقْوى وأَهْلُ الْمَغْفِرَة [قال: أنا أهلٌ أنْ يتّقيني عبدي، فإن لم يفعل فأنا أهلٌ أنْ أغفر له.

“He is the Lord of Righteousness, and the Lord of forgiveness.” [The Holy Quran: Muddaththir 74:56] as follows: “Allah the Almighty said that He deserves that His servants be divinely pious, and even if they do not do so, He has the right to forgive them.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 200

وعنه قال: اتقوا الله وصونوا دينكم بالورع.

“Adhere to piety and thus protect your religion.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 201

وعنه قال: لا ينفع اجتهادٌ لا ورع فيه.

“Any independent reasoning lacking piety is useless.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 202

وعنه قال: لن آخذ أحدٌ من أحدٍ شيئاً إلاّ بالعمل ولن تناولوا ما عند الله إلاّ بالورع.

“No one gains anything except through his efforts, and you will not gain what is near Allah without piety.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 203

عن فُضيل قال أبو عبد الله : بلّغ مَن لقيتَ عنّا السلام، وقل لهم: إنّ أحدنا لا يغني عنهم والله شيئاً إلاّ بورعٍ؛ فاحفظوا ألسنتَكم وكُفّوا أيديكم، وعليكم بالصبر والصلاة، إنّ الله مع الصابرين.

Fuzayl narrated that Imam Sadiq (a.s) said “Express our greetings to whoever you see and tell them that-by Allah- none of us are of any use for them unless they themselves adhere to piety. Be careful about what you say and do, and be one of those who persevere and establish prayers since Allah is the Helper of those who persevere.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 204

عن أبي جعفر قال: قال الله : يا بن آدم، اجتنب ما حرَّمتُ عليك تكن من أورع الناس.

“O' children of Adam! Abstain from what I have forbidden so that you may be of the pious ones.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 205

سُئل الصادق عن الورع من الناس، قال: الّذي يتورّع عن محارم الله.

Imam Sadiq (a.s) was asked who the most pious people were. He replied “The most pious people are those who abstain from what Allah has forbidden.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 206

عن أبي عبد الله عن عليّ بن الحسين: قال: قال رسول الله : اعمل بفرائض الله تكن أتقى الناس.

Imam Sadiq (a.s) reported on the authority of Imam Sajjad (a.s), on the authority of the Prophet of Allah (a.s) : “Perform divinely decreed duties to be one of the most pious people.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 207

عن الباقر قال: عليك بتقوى الله والاجتهاد في دينك، واعلم أنّه لا يغني عنك اجتهادٌ ليس معه ورعٌ.

“Always fear Allah and strive in the way of your religion, and beware that it does not suffice just to strive, but you must also adhere to piety.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 208

عن أبي عبد الله قال فيما ناجى الله تبارك وتعالى به موسى صلوات الله عليه: يا موسى، ما تقرّب إليَّ المتقرّبون بمثل الورع عن محارمي، فإنّي أمنحهم جنان عدني، لا أشرك معهم أحداً.

Imam Sadiq (a.s) said that in reply to the supplications of Moses, Allah replied “O' Moses! Nothing is more effective than piety in making My servants closer to Me. I bestowed Heaven on them and will not let anyone else share it with them.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 209

قال أمير المؤمنين : لأهل التقوى علاماتٌ يُعرفون بها: صدقُ الحديث، وأداءُ الأمانة، والوفاءُ بالعهد، وقلّة الفخر والبخل، وصلةُ الأرحام، ورحمةُ الضعفاء، وقلّة المواتاة للنساء، وبذلُ المعروف، وحُسنُ الخُلق،سعةُ العلم فيما يقرّب إلىَ الله . طوبى لهم وحسن مآب.

“The following are signs by which the pious ones can be recognized: honesty; trustworthiness; loyalty; lack of haughtiness and jealousy; observing the relations of kin; helping the poor; minimum sexual intercourse with women; doing good deeds; having a good temper; and having an in-depth knowledge of what can help one approach Allah. Blessed be them and how prosperous they are!”
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 210

من كتاب روضة الواعظين: قال أمير المؤمنين : ثبات الإيمان الورع، وزواله الطمع.

In Rauzat al-Vaezeen it is narrated : “Faith is preserved by piety, and destroyed by greed.”
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 211

قال النبيّ : جماع التقوى في قوله تعالى: ]إنَّ الله يَأمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسانِ.

“The best definition of piety is given in Allah's words: “Allah commands justice, the doing of good...” [The Holy Quran: Nahl 16:90]
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 212

وقال : اتّقوا الله فإنّه جِماعُ الْخَيرِ.

“Be pious, since piety is absolute goodness.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 213

وقال : مَن أحبّ أنْ يكون أكرم الناس فليتقّ الله.

“Whoever likes to be the noblest of the people must be pious.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 214

ومن كتابٍ: عن أبي عبد الله قال: اعمل عمل من قد عاين.

“Act as if you have realized the truth.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 215

وقال : لا دين لمن لا عهد له، ولا إيمان لمن لا أمانةَ له، ولا صلاة لمن لا زكاة له، ولا زكاة لمن لا ورعَ له.

“Whoever does not fulfill his promise is not religious. Whoever is not trustworthy does not have faith. The prayers of those who do not pay the alms tax are not accepted. The payment of the alms tax by one who is not pious is not effective.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 216

ومن كتاب عن أبي عبد الله قال: إنّ الله لم يبعث نبيّا قطُّ إلاّ بصدق الحديث وأداء الأمانة، فإنّ الأمانة مؤدّاةٌ إلى البرّ والفاجر.

In Sifat ul-Shi’ia it is narrated that “Allah never appointed anyone to Prophethood unless he was honest and trustworthy. And we must return what we are entrusted with to its owner whether he is a good-doer or an evil-doer.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 217

عن أبي بصير قال: قلت لأبي عبد الله : إنّ ابن أبي يعفور يقرئك السلام، فقال: وعليك وعليه السلام، إذا رأيت ابن أبي يعفور فاقرأه منّي السلام وقل له: إنّ جعفر بن محمّد يقول لك: أُنظر ما بلغ به عليّ  عند رسول الله  فالزِمه، فإنّما بلغ ما بلغ بصدق الحديث وأداء الأمانة.

Abi-Basir stated that he told Imam Sadiq (a.s): “Ibn Abi Ya'fur sends his greetings to you.” Imam Sadiq (a.s) replied: “Greetings to him and you. Please deliver my greetings to him whenever you see him and tell him that Ja'far the son of Muhammad says: “Consider what Ali got when he was with the Prophet, and protect these things. Beware that he only got these things through honesty and trustworthiness
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar,Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 218

وعن ابن أبي يعفور قال: قال لي أبو عبد الله : كونوا دُعاة الناس بغير ألسنتكم ليروا منكم الاجتهاد والصدق والورع.

Ibn-i-Abi Ya'fur said that Imam Sadiq (a.s) told him: : “Invite the people to the religion by means other than plain talk. Let them see your hard work, honesty and piety.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 219

عن خيثمة عن أبي جعفر قال: دخلتُ عليه لأُودّعه فقال: أبلغ موالينا السلام عنّا، وأوصهم بتقوى الله العظيم، وأعلمهم يا خيثمة! إنّا لا نغني عنهم من الله شيئاً إلاّ بعملٍ، ولن ينالوا ولايتنا إلاّ بورعٍ، وإنّ أشدّ الناس حسرةً يوم القيامة مَن وصف عدلا ثمّ خالفه إلى غيره.

Khaysameh stated that he went to say farewell to Imam Baqir (a.s). The Imam (a.s) told him “Deliver our greetings to our friends, and instruct them to adhere to piety. O' Khaysameh! Inform them that they shall not find any position near Allah except through their efforts, and they will not be our friends except through piety. On Judgment Day, one who admires a just man but acts otherwise and follows others will be most sorry.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 220

عن الفُضيل قال: قال لي أبو عبد الله : يا فُضيل بلّغ من لقيتَ من شيعتنا السلام وقل لهم: إنّا لا نغني عنهم من الله شيئاً إلاّ بورعٍ فاحفظوا ألسنتكم وكفّوا أيديكم، وعليكم بالصبر والصلاة، إنّ الله مع الصابرين.

“O' Fuzayl! Whenever you see one of our followers, express our greetings and tell him that he shall not find any position near Allah except through piety. Therefore be careful about what you say, and what you do. Be persevering and pray since Allah is with those who persevere.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat ul-Anwar, Section 1 on Faith, Islam & Related Issues, Chapter 12 On Piety, Hadees 221