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Akhlaq >> Self-Sacrifice

Total 12 hadees found


الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الإِيثارُ أعلَى المَكارِمِ. (غرر الحكم: 986، عيون الحكم والمواعظ: 19 / 91)

Self-sacrifice is the highest of virtues
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 986; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 837

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الإِيثارُ شيمَةُ الأَبرارِ.

Self-sacrifice is a characteristic of the righteous
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 606; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 837

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الإِيثارُ أحسَنُ الإِحسانِ، وأعلى مَراتِبِ الإِيمانِ.

Self-sacrifice is the best kindness and the highest rank of belief
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1705; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 837

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الإِيثارُ أفضَلُ عِبادَةٍ، وأجَلُّ سِيادَةٍ.

Self-sacrifice is the best form of worship and the greatest eminence.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1148; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 837

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أفضَلُ السَّخاءِ الإِيثارُ.

The best form of generosity is self-sacrifice
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2888; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 837

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): عامِلْ سائرَ النّاسِ بالإنصافِ، وعامِلِ المؤمنينَ بالإيثارِ.

Treat ordinary people with fairness and treat the believers with self-sacrifice
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6342; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 837

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): غايَةُ المَكارِمِ الإِيثارُ.

The peak of virtues is self-sacrifice
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6361; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 838

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): بِالإِيثارِ يُستَرَقُّ الأَحرارُ.

Through self-sacrifice do free people become enslaved
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4187; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 838

عن أبي هريرة: جاءَ رجُلٌ إلى النّبيِّ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ)، فَشَكا إلَيه الجُوعَ، فَبَعثَ رسولُ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) إلى بُيوتِ أزواجِه فقُلْنَ: ما عندَنا إلّا الماءُ . فقالَ رسولُ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن لِهذا الرّجُلِ اللّيلةَ ؟ فقالَ عليُّ بنُ أبي طالبٍ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أنا له يا رسولَ اللّه‏ِ. وأتى فاطمةَ (عَلَيهَا الّسَلامُ) فقالَ لها: ما عندَكِ يا ابنةَ رسولِ اللّه‏ِ ؟ فقالتْ: ما عندَنا إلّا قُوتُ الصبيّة، لكِنّا نُؤثِرُ ضَيْفَنا، فقالَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): يا ابنةَ محمّدٍ، نَوِّمي الصِّبْيَةَ وأطفئي المِصْباحَ. فلَمّا أصْبَحَ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) غَدا على رسولِ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) فأخبَرهُ الخبَر، فلَمْ يَبْرَحْ حتّى أنزلَ اللّه‏ُ: ويُؤثِرون ....

Abu Hurayra narrated, ‘A man came to the Prophet (SAWA) and complained to him of hunger, so the Prophet (SAWA) sent a messenger to the homes of his wives, but they said that they had nothing but water. The Prophet (SAWA) asked, ‘Who can host this man tonight?’ So Ali b. Abi Talib (AS) said, ‘I will host him, O Messenger of Allah.’ He came to Fatima (AS) and asked her, ‘What do you have, O daughter of the Prophet?’ She said, ‘We only have food for tonight, but we will give it to our guest.’ He (AS) said, ‘O Daughter of Muhammad. Take the children to bed and put off the lamp.’ The next morning, Ali (AS) came to the Prophet (SAWA) and told him the story. No sooner had he left than Allah, the Exalted, revealed the verse: “…but prefer [others] to themselves…
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nur al-Thaqalayn, v. 5, p. 285, no. 53; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 838

عن عائشة: ما شَبِعَ رسولُ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ثَلاثةَ أيّامٍ مُتَواليةٍ حتّى فارَقَ الدُّنيا. ولَو شاءَ لَشَبِعَ، ولكنَّهُ كانَ يُؤْثِرُ على نَفْسِهِ.

The Prophet (SAWA) had never spent three consecutive days having eaten to his fill until he left this world, although he could have, had he wanted to; but he used to place others before himself. (Tradition by Aisha)
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 1, no. 172; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 839

عن أبي الطفيل: اشتَرى عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ثَوبا، فأعجَبَهُ فتَصدَّقَ بهِ، وقالَ: سَمِعتُ رسولَ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) يقولُ: مَن آثرَ على نفسِهِ آثَرهُ اللّه‏ُ يومَ القيامةِ الجَنّةَ.

Imam Ali (AS) bought a gown, which he liked, so he gave it away in charity. He said, ‘I heard the Prophet (SAWA) saying, ‘When a man places others before himself, Allah, the Exalted, will place him [before others] in Paradise
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nur al-Thaqalayn, v. 5, p. 285, no. 52; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 839

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في قَولِهِ تَعالى: وَ يُطْعِمُونَ الطَّعَامَ عَلَى حُبِّهِ مِسْكِينًا وَ يَتِيمًا وَ أَسِيرًا ـ: كانَ عِندَ فاطِمَةَ (عَلَيهَا الّسَلامُ) شَعيرٌ، فَجَعَلوهُ عَصيدَةً، فَلَمّا أنضَجوها ووَضَعوها بَينَ أيديهِم جاءَ مِسكينٌ، فَقالَ المِسكينُ: رَحِمَكُمُ اللّه‏ُ! أطعِمونا مِمّا رَزَقَكُمُ اللّه‏ُ، فَقامَ عَلِيٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) فَأَعطاهُ ثُلُثَها. فَما لَبِثَ أن جاءَ يَتيمٌ، فَقالَ اليَتيمُ: رَحِمَكُمُ اللّه‏ُ ! أطعِمونا مِمّا رَزَقَكُمُ اللّه‏ُ، فَقامَ عَلِيٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) فَأَعطاهُ ثُلُثَهَا الثّانِيَ. فَما لَبِثَ أن جاءَ أسيرٌ، فَقالَ الأَسيرُ: يَرحَمُكُمُ اللّه‏ُ ! أطعِمونا مِمّا رَزَقَكُمُ اللّه‏ُ، فَقامَ عَلِيٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) فَأعطاهُ الثُّلُثَ الباقِيَ، وما ذاقوها. فَأَنزَلَ اللّه‏ُ فيهِم هذِهِ الآيَةَ إلى قَولِهِ: وَ كَانَ سَعْيُكُم مَّشْكُورًا.

Fatima (AS) had some barley which she made into a sweet paste. When they had finished cooking it and placed it on the table, a poor man came and said, ‘May Allah have mercy upon you.’ So Ali (AS) stood up and gave him a third of it. Soon afterwards, an orphan came and said, ‘May Allah have mercy upon you.’ Ali (AS) stood up and gave him a third. Soon afterwards, a prisoner of war came and said, ‘May Allah have mercy upon you.’ So Ali (AS) gave him the last third, and they did not even taste it. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Qur’anic verses honouring them, and they apply to every believer who does the same for the sake of Allah, the Exalted
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Nur al-Thaqalayn, v. 5, p. 470, no. 20; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 839