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رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : أوَّلُ ما خَلقَ اللّه‏ُ نُوري
The first thing that Allah created was my light.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 1, p. 97, no. 7; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 232
رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنَّ أوَّلَ ما خَلقَ اللّه‏ُ عزّوجلّ أرْواحُنا ، فأنْطَقَها بتَوحيدِهِ وتَمْجيدِهِ ، ثُمَّ خَلقَ المَلائكَةَ
Verily the first thing that Allah – Mighty and Exalted – created was our spirits and then He spoke to them of His Unity and Majesty, then He created the angels.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Uyoun Akhbar al-Reza (AS), v. 1, p. 262, no. 22; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 233
Hasan bin Rashid asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “May I be sacrificed on you, is there any other Eid of Muslims in addition to the two Eid (Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-e-Qurban)?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Yes, O Hasan! And that Eid is better and more blessed than these two Eids.” He asked, “When is that Eid?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “The day when Ali (a.s.) was made the leader of the people.” He asked, “May I be sacrificed on you, when is that day?” Imam said, “It is on 18th of Zilhajj.” He asked, “May I be sacrificed on you, what are our duties on this day?” Imam said, “Observe fast on this day and recite Durood on Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) and his progeny in excess. Also keep away from those people who troubled them and denied their rights. Prophets used to order to observe the day of appointment of their successor as Eid.” He asked, “What is the reward of a person fasting on this day?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “He would get the reward of fasting for sixty months. Similarly don’t leave the fast on 27th Rajab for the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) was appointed as prophet on this day and its reward is also equal to the fasts of sixty months.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 110/111
The narrator asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “Is there any other Eid for Muslims except the two Eids and Friday?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Yes, here is an Eid greater than them; the day when Amirul Momineen (a.s.) was appointed as caliph and the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) had made his love compulsory on believing men and women at Ghadeer-e-Khum. A good deed performed on this day is equal to the deeds of eighty months. Muslims should remember Allah in excess on this day and recite Durood and Salaam on the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) many times and give more for the expenses of his family members
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 111
“Fasting on the day of Eid-e-Ghadeer is equal to the compensation of sins committed in sixty years.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 111
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his predecessors that Imam Hasan (a.s.) asked the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.), “O father! What is the reward of your Ziyarat?” He replied, “One who performs my Ziyarat, your father and your brother, it is obligatory for me to do his Ziyarat on the Day of Judgment and free him from sins.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 120
Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) narrates from his predecessors that Imam Husain (a.s.) asked the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.), “O father! What is the reward of a person who does our Ziyarat?” He replied, “One who does Ziyarat of me, your father and your brother in your life or after it, it is obligatory on me to visit him on the Day of Judgment, free him from sins and make him enter Paradise
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 120
“A person visiting the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) near Euphrates is like a person who visits Allah near the Divine throne.”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 122
“One who goes for Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right Allah writes it among Aa’la-e-Illiyeen.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 122
“One who visits the tomb of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right, it is written down in Illiyeen.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 123
“One who goes for Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right, the Almighty Allah forgives all his sins from beginning till the end.”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 123
The narrator told Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “O master! People say that one who goes for Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) is like one who performs Hajj and Umrah.” Imam said, “One who does Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right, the Almighty Allah forgives all his past and future sins.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 123
“One who does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) near River Euphrates knowing his right, honor and love its minimum reward is that all the sins, past and future, will be forgiven.”
Imām Mūsā ibn Ja‘far al-Kāżim (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 123
“One who does Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right; the Almighty Allah forgives all his past and future sins.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 123
A Shia man asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “What is the reward of Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” Imam (a.s.) replied, "It is equal to that of one Umrah.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 123
Abu Saeed Madaini visited Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) and asked him, “May I be sacrificed for you, should I go for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” He replied, “Yes, O Abu Saeed! Go for Ziyarat of the son of Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) for he was the most virtuous among virtuous men, purest among pure and best among the doers of good deeds. If you do his Ziyarat Allah would grant you the reward of twenty-two Umrahs.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 123/124
The reward of the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) is equal to that of an accepted Umrah.
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 124
The narrator asked Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.), “What do you say regarding the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” Imam asked him, “What is your opinion regarding it?” He replied, “Some people say that its reward is equal to that of a Hajj and some say that it is equal to that of an Umrah.” Imam said, “Its reward is equal to that of an accepted Umrah.”
Imām Mūsā ibn Ja‘far al-Kāżim (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 124
A person asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “What is the reward of the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “The Almighty Allah has appointed four thousand angels at the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.). They will mourn over Imam (a.s.) covered in dust and in a distressed state till the Day of Judgment.” The person asked, “May my parents be sacrificed on you, it is narrated from your father that the reward of the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) is equal to that of a Hajj.” Imam said, “Yes, its reward is that of a Hajj and Umrah and it can be even equal to ten Hajjs and ten Umrahs.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 124
“One who does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right the Almighty Allah would grant him the reward of freeing one thousand slaves and providing help in the way of Allah by a thousand horses laden with weapons.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 124
Abu Saeed Madaini asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “May I be sacrificed for you, should I go for Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” He replied, “Yes, O Abu Saeed! Go for Ziyarat of the son of the daughter of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) for he was most virtuous among virtuous men, purest among pure and best among the doers of good deeds. If you do his Ziyarat Allah would grant you the reward of freeing twenty-five slaves.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 124/125
“Surely four thousand angels having their hair covered in mud and in distressed state will mourn at the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) till the Day of Judgment. The name of their leader is Mansur. He welcomes the person who comes for Ziyarat. These angels won’t separate from that person. If he falls ill they will treat him, if he dies they attend his funeral prayer and repent for him after his death.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 125
“The Almighty Allah has appointed seventy thousand angels, distressed and having their hair covered in mud to send salutations on the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) everyday. They pray for the person who comes for Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) saying, “O Lord! These are the visitors of Imam Husain (a.s.) do this and that for them.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 125
“The Almighty Allah has appointed four thousand angels at the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.). They will mourn over Imam (a.s.) with their hair covered in dust and in a distressed state till the Day of Judgment. One who goes for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right, angels will go with him till he returns to his homeland. If he falls ill they would treat him day and night. If he dies they would attend his funeral prayer and repent for him till the Day of Judgment.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 125
“Four thousand angels are appointed at the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) with their hair covered in mud and in a distressed state. They will mourn Imam Husain (a.s.) till the Day of Judgment. They welcome whoever comes for the Ziyarat and that person does not return until they accompany him. He does not fall ill but that they come to treat him. He does not die but that they attend his funeral prayer.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 126
Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) asked Abul Jarud, “How far is the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) from your house?” He replied, “If I go on a mount it takes a day to reach and if I walk, it takes a little more than that.” Imam asked, “Do you go for Ziyarat every Friday?” He replied, “No, but I go whenever I get time.” Imam said, “You are unjust. If this place would have been near my home I would have migrated over there.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 126
“Our Wilayat was presented to the people of various cities but no one accepted us like the people of Kufa. This is so because the holy grave of Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a.s.) is over there and there is one more grave near him i.e. the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.). One who comes for the Ziyarat, offers a two-four rakat Salaat near the grave and seeks desires from Allah his desires would be fulfilled immediately. Surely one thousand angels surround the grave daily.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 126
“When you go for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.), visit him in a state of grief, face covered with dust, hair uncombed, hungry and thirsty because when Imam Husain (a.s.) was martyred, he was aggrieved and gloomy. His hair was covered in mud; he was troubled, hungry and thirsty. Seek your desires over there and return. Do not make that place your home.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 126/127
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) asked a narrator, “Do you go for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” He replied, “Yes.” Imam enquired, “Do you carry necessary belongings on the journey?” He replied, “Yes.” Imam said, “You won’t do this when you visit the grave of your parents!” He asked, “Then what should we eat?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Milk and bread.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 127
“I have been informed that when some people come for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) they carry sweet eatables with them but they don’t do so when they visit the graves of their loved ones!”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 127
“If a believer does the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right on any day except Eid he would get the reward of twenty accepted Hajjs, twenty Umrahs and twenty battles fought along with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) or a just Imam.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 127
Bashir Dahhan asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “I cannot go for Hajj on a few occasions. What if I go to the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) on the day of Arafah?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “O Bashir! It is excellent; for one who does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right on any day except Eid, would get the reward of twenty accepted Hajjs, twenty accepted Umrahs and fighting twenty battles along with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) or a just Imam. One who does Ziyarat on the day of Eid would get the reward of one hundred Hajjs, a hundred Umrahs and fighting a hundred battles alongside the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) or a just Imam. One who goes for Ziyarat knowing his right would get the reward of one thousand accepted Hajjs, one thousand accepted Umrahs and fighting one thousand battles alongside the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) or a just Imam.” Bashir asked, “How can I get the reward of halting in Arafah?” Imam (a.s.) looked at him angrily and replied, “When a believer goes for the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.), he should first go to river Euphrates and perform ritual bath and then go for Ziyarat. If he does so the reward of a Hajj is noted down for each step he takes.” The narrator says that he is not sure whether Imam (a.s.) included the reward of a battle and Umrah also.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 127/128
If a person does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) on the day of Arafah, the Almighty Allah would send that person back with tranquility of heart.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 128
Ali bin Asbat narrates that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “The Almighty Allah looks at the visitors of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) on the day of Arafah before Asr.” He asked, “Does He look at them before He even looks at the people gathered in Arafah?” “Yes,” replied Imam (a.s.). He asked, “Why?” Imam (a.s.) explained, “Among the latter (Arafah) may be some born out of wedlock but in the former (Kerbala) there won’t be any illegitimate born.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 128
“The Almighty Allah showers mercy on the people gathered at the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) before the people gathered in Arafat on the day of Arafah. He fulfils their wishes, forgives their sins, grant them solutions to their problems then looks at the people of Arafah and grants all these bounties to them also.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 128
Abdullah bin Hilal asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “May I be sacrificed on you, what is the minimum reward of the person who visits Imam Husain (a.s.)?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “O Abdullah! The minimum reward is that Allah will safeguard him and his belongings till he reaches home. And when it is the Day of Judgment, Allah protects him more.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 129
“The sins of a person who visits the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) is like a bridge passing by. When you pass by a bridge you leave the road behind. Similarly, when a person goes for Ziyarat he leaves his sins behind.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 129
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) told Husain bin Suwair, “O Husain! One who starts from his home with an intention of doing the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) Allah would note a reward and wipe a sin for every step taken. If he is on a mount Allah would note down a reward and wipe a sin for every step of the mount till he reaches Kerbala. The Almighty Allah would include him among those who get salvation. And when he performs the deeds of Ziyarat Allah includes him among the successful. When he makes an intention to return, an angel would come and say, ‘The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) has sent his salutations to you and has conveyed that your past sins are forgiven. Now you can have a new start in your deeds’.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 129
“When a person starts from his house for the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) and takes his first step after bidding farewell to his family, his sins are forgiven and he would go on becoming pure as he steps towards the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.). When he reaches the holy grave, Allah would tell him, ‘O My servant! Seek from Me and I will grant you. Call Me and I will answer you. Express your desires and I will fulfill them’. It is incumbent on Allah to repay him whatever he spends.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 129/130
“Surely the Almighty Allah has appointed angels at the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.). When a person intends to go for Ziyarat, Allah hands over his sins to those angels. When he takes his first step, they wipe his sins off. When he takes the second step, his good deeds are doubled. This process goes on till Paradise is made obligatory for him. Then angels surround him and make him holy and the angels at heaven give a call, ‘O angels! Purify this loved one of Allah’. When a visitor perform ritual bath, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) says, ‘O guest of Allah! There are glad-tidings of my friendship in Paradise for you’. Then Ali (a.s.) calls out, ‘I guarantee the fulfillment of your desires in this world and the hereafter and keeping calamities away from you’. Then all the angels would surround him in a circle and accompany him home.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 130
“The reward of Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) is equal to that of twenty Hajjs and even better than that.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 130
Abu Saeed Madaini visited Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) and asked him, “May I be sacrificed for you, should I go for Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” He replied, “Yes, O Abu Saeed! Go for Ziyarat of the son of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) for he was most virtuous among virtuous men, purest among pure and best among the doers of good deeds. If you do his Ziyarat, Allah would grant you the reward of twenty-five Hajjs.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 130
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) asked Shahab, “How many times have you performed the Hajj?” “Nineteen times,” he replied. Imam (a.s.) said, “Perform it twenty times and you would be like one who does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain Ibne Ali (a.s.) once.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 131
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) asked Huzaifa bin Mansur, “How many times have you performed the Hajj?” “Nineteen times,” he replied. Imam said, “If you perform it twenty-one times you would be like one who does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain Ibne Ali (a.s.) once.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 131
A person who does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) once knowing his right is like one who has performed Hajj a hundred times along with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 131
If a person does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) once knowing his right the Almighty Allah would note down a reward of an accepted Hajj.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 131
Musa bin Qasim Hazrami says that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) came to Najaf during the beginning of the caliphate of Mansur Dawaniqi and told him, “O Musa! Go to Shahrah and wait there. You will see a person coming to you from Qadsiya. When that person comes, tell him that a person from the progeny of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) wants to meet him. He will come to me along with you.” The narrator says that he went there and had to wait for such a long time in hot weather that he was about to go away from that place disobeying the order of Imam (a.s.). Suddenly he saw a person mounted on a camel coming towards him. He started looking at that person continuously till the camel reached near him. He told that person, “O man! A person from the progeny of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) has called you. He sent me to bring you along.” The man replied, “Take me to him.” When they reached the tent, he made the camel sit and Imam (a.s.) gave him permission to enter. The narrator stood near the door of the tent and started listening to their conversation from outside but he was not able to see them. Imam asked, “From where do you come?” He replied, “From a distant place in Yemen”. Imam enquired, “Do you live at such and such place in Yemen?” He replied, “Yes I stay at such and such place.” Imam asked, “Why did you come here?” He answered, “For the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)” Imam (a.s.) further questioned, “Do you have any other work except Ziyarat?” He said, “I don’t have any other work. I have come to do his Ziyarat, offer Salaat at that place, send salutations on him and return home.” Imam (a.s.) queried, “What is the benefit of Ziyarat for you?” He explained, “It is my belief that his Ziyarat is a means to receive blessings for myself and my family and have abundance in wealth and life. Our wishes are fulfilled through it.” Imam (a.s.) said, “O brother from Yemen! Do you want to know some more benefits?” He responded, “Yes, O son of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).” Imam (a.s.) said, “The reward of Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) is equal to that of an accepted and holy Hajj, which was performed alongside the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).” The man gave a surprised look to the Imam and the Imam said, “It is equal to two such accepted and holy Hajjs performed alongside the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).” The man again gave the Imam a surprised look. The Imam went on narrating the reward more and more till he said, “The reward is equal to that of thirty accepted and holy Hajjs performed alongside the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 131/132/133
The narrator was seated with Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) when they saw some people mounted on mules passing by. Imam (a.s.) asked, “Where are they going?” He replied, “To the grave of martyrs.” Imam asked, “Why don’t they go to for the Ziyarat of the Martyr and the one separated from his homeland?” A person from Iraq asked, “Is his Ziyarat compulsory?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “The reward of this Ziyarat is equal to that of a Hajj, Umrah, Umrah, Hajj…” Imam went on to say that it is equal to twenty Hajjs and twenty Umrahs. Imam (a.s.) further said, “All these Hajjs and Umrahs are accepted and blessed.” The narrator says that before they stood up to leave, a person came and told Imam (a.s.), “I have performed nineteen Hajjs. Pray to Allah that I complete twenty.” Imam (a.s.) asked, “Have you performed the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” He replied, “No” Imam (a.s.) told him, “This Ziyarat is better than twenty Hajjs.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 133
It is narrated that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said "The place of grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) is honored and well-known. One who seeks protection knowing its right, would be safeguarded. The narrator asked, “May I be sacrificed on you, tell me about the area of that place.” Imam (a.s.) replied, “The radius of 25 hands is included in the area of his grave.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 133
It is narrated from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) that "The place of grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) was included among the gardens of Paradise and then Imam (a.s.) further said that the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) is one among the rose-gardens of Paradise".
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 133/134
Once Muawiyah bin Wahab came to Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) and saw him busy in worship on the prayer-mat. He waited till the Imam (a.s.) concluded his prayers. Then he started supplicating to Lord, “O Lord! You have granted us special ranks and gave us permission to intercede. You gave us the knowledge of prophets and made their inheritors. You ended the time of past communities when we arrived. You made us successors of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and gave us the knowledge of past and future and directed the hearts of people towards us. Forgive my brothers and the visitors of Imam Husain (a.s.) and forgive those who spend their wealth and leave their homeland and come for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.). They have come to seek goodness from us, reward from You, to meet us, to make Your Messenger (s.a.w.s.) glad. They have come to obey our orders while they wanted to make Your Messenger (s.a.w.s.) happy by doing this. O Allah! Grant them our pleasure for this deed. Protect them day and night; safeguard their family and children whom they have left behind in their homeland. Keep them safe of every oppressor, enemy – weak or strong, mischief of Jinn or men. Grant them much more than they expect from You. When they were coming towards us leaving their homeland, family and children behind, our enemies were teasing them. O Allah! Shower Your mercy on those faces whose color changed during the journey due to the hot sun. Shower mercy on those cheeks, which rubbed against the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.). Shower mercy on those eyes, which are crying on us. Shower mercy on those hearts, which are sad due to our calamities. Shower mercy on those loud wails, which came out upon hearing our troubles. O Allah! I hand over their bodies and souls to You so that You satisfy them at the cistern of Kauthar when people would be thirsty.” Imam (a.s.) prayed this again and again while prostrating. When he concluded his supplications and stood up from the prayer-mat, the narrator said, “If the supplication, which you were saying now is said for a person who does not even recognize Allah then too I doubt if the fire of Hell would touch him.” The narrator swears by Allah that he should also have done the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) and he shouldn’t have gone for Hajj. Imam (a.s.) said, “You stay near the pure grave of Imam (a.s.). What stops you from doing his Ziyarat? O Muawiyah Ibne Wahab! Do not miss the Ziyarat of Imam (a.s.).” Muawiyah said, “May I be sacrificed on you, I never knew the excellence of the Ziyarat of Imam (a.s.) was such.” Imam said, “O Muawiyah! The number of creatures in the heaven praying for the visitors of Imam Husain (a.s.) is much more than that of those praying on this earth. O Muawiyah! Do not miss the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) out of any fear for one who leaves Ziyarat out of any fear would face such a surprise and shame that he would wish that he should have performed Ziyarat all the time and would wish to have been buried over there. Don’t you like that the Almighty Allah includes you among those for whom the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) prays? Don’t you like to be among those with whom angels will shake hands on the Day of Judgment? Don’t you like to be among those who come on the Day of Judgment with no sins to their names? Don’t you like to be among those with whom the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) will shake hands on the Day of Judgment?”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 134/135
“There is no angel in the heavens and the earth who comes for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) taking permission from Allah. One group of angels or other keeps on coming down to Imam Husain (a.s.) or going up.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 136
“The number of any creature of Allah is not more than that of angels. Seventy thousand angels come down to earth every night and circumambulate the Holy Kaaba all night. They come to the holy grave of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) before sunrise and salute him, then salute Amirul Momineen (a.s.) at his grave, then salute Imam Hasan (a.s.) at his grave and come to salute Imam Husain (a.s.) at his grave and go back to the heaven before the sun rises. Then seventy thousand angels come to earth during the day. They circumambulate the Holy Kaaba all day and salute the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) at his grave before sunset. Then they come to salute Amirul Momineen (a.s.) at his grave, then salute Imam Hasan (a.s.) at his grave and finally they come to salute Imam Husain (a.s.) at his grave and return to heaven before the sun sets.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 136
Angels continuously move to and fro the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) and all the seven heavens.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 136
“Perform the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) and don’t do injustice to him because he is the chief of martyrs and chief of the youths of Paradise.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 136
The narrator asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) in Medina, “Where is the grave of the martyrs?” Imam (a.s.) asked, “Isn’t Imam Husain (a.s.) excellent among the martyrs according to you? I swear by Him in Whose hands is my life, four thousand angels surround the grave of Imam (a.s.) having their hair soiled and crying till the Day of Judgment.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 136/137
Umme Saeed Hamsiya says that she was present near Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.). She had sent someone to rent a mule so that she can perform Ziyarat of the martyrs. Imam (a.s.) asked her, “Why don’t you go for the Ziyarat of the chief of the martyrs?” She asked, “May I be sacrificed for you, who is the chief of the martyrs?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Imam Husain (a.s.) is the chief of martyrs.” She asked, “What is the reward of one who does his Ziyarat?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “It is equal to a Hajj and Umrah.” Then showing his three fingers he conveyed that the reward is three times that of performing that deed.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 137
Umme Saeed Hamsiya says that she was present near Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) when her maid came to her and said, “I have brought the mount.” Imam (a.s.) asked, “What is that mount for? Where are you going?” She replied, “I am going for Ziyarat of the graves of the martyrs.” Imam (a.s.) said, “I am surprised that you people of Iraq travel long distances and perform Ziyarat of the martyrs but don’t go for the Ziyarat of the chief of martyrs. Why don’t you go for his Ziyarat?” She asked, “Who is the chief of martyrs?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Imam Husain (a.s.).” She said, “But I am a woman.” Imam (a.s.) said, “Other women like you should also go for Ziyarat.” She asked, “What is the reward of his Ziyarat?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “The reward of this Ziyarat is equal to that of a Hajj, Umrah, performing Etekaf in Masjid-e-Haraam and fasting for two months.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 137
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that Imam Husain (a.s.) said, “I am Qateelul A’brah. I was martyred in the state of grief and sorrow. One who comes for my Ziyarat in a state of grief and sorrow, Allah would send him back to his relatives happy.”
Imām Husayn ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 138
The narrator asked Imam Reza (a.s.), “What is the reward of a person who performs the Ziyarat of any of the holy Imams (a.s.)?” Imam (a.s.) said, “He will get the reward of the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.).” He asked, “What is the reward of a person performing Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.).” Imam (a.s.) responded, “He will get the reward of performing the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.).”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 138
The narrator asked Imam Jawad (a.s.), “What is the reward of performing Ziyarat of Imam Reza (a.s.)?” He replied, “By Allah, his destination is Paradise.”
Imām Muhammad al-Taqī (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 138
It is narrated that a letter of Imam Reza (a.s.) contained the following text: “Convey to my Shias that the reward of my Ziyarat equals to one thousand Hajjs.” The narrator asked Imam Jawad (a.s.), “Is it equal to a thousand Hajjs?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Yes, one who performs his Ziyarat knowing his right this act is equal to a million Hajjs.” Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says that one who performs the Ziyarat of any one of us will get the reward of the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.).”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 138
The narrator asked Imam Reza (a.s.), “What is the reward of the Ziyarat of Fatima binte Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.)?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “The person performing his Ziyarat will get Paradise.”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 139
The narrator says that a person from the people of Rayy went to Imam Ali Naqi (a.s.). Imam (a.s.) asked him, “Where are you coming from?” He replied, “I am coming after performing the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.).” The Imam said: However if you perform the Ziyarat of Abdul Azim in the city of Rayy it is as if you have performed the Ziyarat of Imam Husain bin Ali (a.s.).”
Imām ‘Alī an-Naqī (‘Alī al-Hādī ) (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 139
“One who cannot do good to us, should do good to our lovers and friends. He will get the reward of doing good to us. One who cannot perform our Ziyarat, should perform the Ziyarat of our virtuous lovers and friends. He will get the reward of performing our Ziyarat.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 139
The narrator asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “What is the meaning of this verse: ‘Who is it that will offer of Allah a goodly gift, so He will multiply it to him manifold’?” [ Surah Baqarah 2:245] Imam (a.s.) replied, “It implies doing good to an Imam.” The narrator says that his father too heard such a tradition from Imam (a.s.).
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 140
“Reciting salutations on the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) wipes the sins sooner than the time taken by water to extinguish fire. Reciting salutations on him is better than freeing a few slaves. It is better than sacrificing lives and fighting with a sword in the way of Allah.”
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 201
“Whenever the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) is mentioned, send salutations on him excessively. One who sends salutation on the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) once, the Almighty Allah will order one thousand rows having a thousand angels each to send salutation on that person. Everything in this universe will send salutations on him because of the salutations of Allah and the angels. Allah and His Messenger (s.a.w.s.) are wary of ignorant and proud people. Hence no one hesitates reciting salutation on the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) except an ignorant and a proud man.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 201/202
“A person will remain in Hell for seventy Kharif and one Kharif is equal to seventy years. However if he says, ‘O Lord! Have mercy on me for the sake of Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) and his progeny’ Allah will order Jibraeel (a.s.) to go down and grant salvation to him. Jibraeel (a.s.) will ask, ‘How should I get down in fire?’ Allah will say: I have ordered it to remain cool for you and you will not be harmed. Jibraeel (a.s.) will ask, ‘O Lord! Tell me where is that servant of Yours?’ Allah will say that he is in the well of Sijjil. Jibraeel (a.s.) will go there and remove him from fire. Allah will ask, ‘O slave of Mine! For how long did you remain there?’ He will reply, ‘O Lord! It is not possible for me to estimate it’. Allah will swear by His Honor and say: I would have kept you in Hell in the same state if you hadn’t prayed to Me in this way. I have made it obligatory for Myself to forgive any number of sins of one who supplicates in the name of Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) and his progeny just like I forgave you this day.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 202
Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) narrates from his predecessors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “I will stand near Mizan on the Day of Judgment. If I see a person whose sins are more than his good deeds I will keep the salutations recited on me by him in the pan of good deeds and make it tilt in his favor.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 203
The narrator told Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “When I entered the house of Allah, I didn’t remember any supplication except salutations on the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).” Imam (a.s.) replied, “No one present there did a better deed than you.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 203
“No supplication reaches the heaven unless one recites salutation on Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) and his progeny.”
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 203
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) told a person, “Do you want that I teach you a thing by which your face remains safe from the fire of Hell?” “Yes,” he replied. Imam said, “Recite: Allaahumma s’alli a’laa muh’ammadinw wa aali muh’ammad a hundred times after Morning Prayer so that the Almighty Allah keeps your face safe from the fire of Hell.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 203
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says that he has read in a heavenly scripture, “Allah will write a thousand rewards for one who sends salutations on Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) and his progeny. For one who recites Allaahumma s’alli a’laa muh’ammadinw wa ahli baitih Allah will write a thousand rewards.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 204
Imam Reza (a.s.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “One who recites salutation on me a hundred times on Friday, the Almighty Allah will fulfill his thirty desires of this world and the hereafter each.”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 204
“One who recites: Innallaaha wa malaa-ikatahu yus’alloona a’lan nabiyyi yaa ayyuhalladheenaa aamanoo s’alloo a’laihi wa sallimoo tasleemaa. Allaahumma s’alli a’laa muh’ammadinw wa aali muh’ammad immediately after Morning and Maghrib Prayers, the Almighty Allah will fulfill his one hundred wishes out of which seventy will be fulfilled in the world and thirty in the hereafter.” The narrator asked, “What is meant by the salutation of Allah, angels and the believers?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “The salutation of Allah is sending down of His mercy. The salutation of angels is his glorification and the salutation of the believers is a supplication for him. One of the secrets of Aale Muhammad is in the salutation on the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and his progeny: Allaahumma s’alli a’laa muh’ammadinw wa aali muh’ammadin fil malaa-il a-a’laa wa s’alli a’laa muh’ammadinw wa aali muh’ammadin fil mursaleen. Allaahumma’t’i muh’ammadal waseelata washsharafa wal faz”eelata waddarajatal kabeeah. Allaahumma innee aamantu bimuh’ammadinw wa lam arahu falaa tah’rimnee yaumal qiyaamati ru-yatahu warzuqnee suh’batahu wa tawaffanee a’laa millatihi wasqinee min h’auz”ihi mashrabar rawiyyan saa-ighan hanee-al laa az’ma-u ba’dahu abadaa. Innaka a’laa kulli shai-in Qadeer. Allaahumma kamaa aamantu bimuh’ammadinw wa lam arahu fa-a’rrifnee filjinaani waj-hah. Allaahumma balligh rooh’a muh’ammadin a’nnee tah’iyyatan katheeratanw wa salaamaa. One who recites this salutation thrice everyday in morning and in the evening, his sins are wiped off and forgiven. He will remain happy forever. His supplications will be accepted. His wishes will be fulfilled. His earnings will improve. He will get assistance against his enemy. Causes of good deeds will come to him and he will get the company of prophets in high gardens.”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 204/205
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that a person came to the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) and said, “I have dedicated my one-third prayer for you.” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Goodness be for you.” The man said, “I have dedicated half of my prayer for you.” He replied, “You did a really good thing.” The man told him, “I have dedicated my whole prayer for you.” He replied, “Allah will fulfill all your desires of this world and the hereafter.” At that time, a person asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “May Allah do good to you, how can a person dedicate his supplication to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.)?” Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “Send salutation of Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) and his progeny before asking for anything from Allah.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 206
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that one day the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) asked Amirul Momineen (a.s.), “Should I give you a glad-tiding?” He replied, “May my parents be sacrificed on you, only you give the good news every time.” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “A few moments ago, Jibraeel told me with surprise that one who recites salutations on my progeny after reciting salutation on me, the doors of heaven will be opened for him. Angels recite seventy salutations on that person. Surely, his sins vanish like dry leaves fall off from a tree. Allah says, ‘O My servant! Your supplications are accepted and you are fortunate. O angels! Recite seventy salutations on him and I will recite seven hundred salutations on him’.” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) went on to say, “One who recites salutation on me but does not do so on my progeny there are seventy veils between that salutation and heaven. The Almighty Allah tells him, ‘There is no reply or fortune for you. O angels do not bring his supplication to Me if he does not supplement his salutation on the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) with the salutation on his holy progeny’. If one does not join the salutation on my Ahle Bayt along with mine his prayers will remain in the veil (unanswered) forever.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 206/207
The narrator asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “Which is the best deed on Friday?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Reciting Durood on Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) and his progeny a hundred times after Salaat-e-Asr on Friday. It is better to recite more than that.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 207
It is narrated from Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) or Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) that One should recite the following supplication after Friday Prayer: Allaahumma s’alli a’laa muh’ammadinw wa aali muh’ammadin al-aus’iyaa-il marz”eena bi-afz”ali s’alawaatika wa baarik a’laihim bi-afz”ali barakaatika was salaamu a’laihi wa a’laihim wa a’laa arwaah’ihim wa ajsaadihim wa rah’matullaahi wa barakaatuh. The Almighty Allah writes a hundred thousand rewards for the reciter and wipes a hundred thousand sins and fulfils a hundred thousand wishes and increases the position by a hundred thousand levels.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 207/208
It is narrated that a person recited: Allaahumma s’alli a’laa muh’ammadinw wa ahli baiti muh’ammad in the presence of Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.). Imam (a.s.) said, “You did not include us in this salutation? Don’t you know that only the Ahle Bayt (a.s.) are only the five holy personalities of the Kisa (blanket).” He asked, “How should we send salutation?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Say: Allaahumma s’alli a’laa muh’ammadinw wa aali muh’ammad so that even we and our Shias are included in it.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 208
“One who recites: Rabbi s’alli a’laa muh’ammadinw wa ahli baitih a hundred times in a day, Allah will fulfill his hundred wishes during that day – thirty of which are related to this world while remaining seventy are related to the hereafter.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 208
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Recite salutation loudly, for it keeps away hypocrisy from you.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 208
“If one loves us and hates our enemies for the sake of Allah and dies even after having committed sins equal to the drops of water of the sea then too Allah will forgive him.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 222
It is narrated that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) asked a narrator, “Do you mention us in your gatherings?” He replied, “May I be sacrificed for you, yes.” Imam said, “I like those gatherings in which our commands are enlivened. One who is discussing about us or if any of the people hearing him shed a tear equal to the size of the wing of a fly Allah will forgive his sins even if those sins are more than an ocean.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 240/241
“The sins of the lovers of Ahle Bayt (a.s.) are destroyed in the same way as dry leaves of a tree fall off due to wind.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 241
“If a blind person hopes for reward from Allah for his blindness and is a lover of Ahle Bayt (a.s.), none of his sins will remain when he meets Allah.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 250/251
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) said, “Allah, the Mighty and Sublime will resurrect as a Jew one who hates our Ahle Bayt.” He was asked, “O Messenger of Allah! What if that person recites shahadatain?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) replied, “He is like a Jew who has recited shahadatain to save his life or honor or to exempt himself from payment of Jizyah.” Further it is also narrated that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “A person who hates our Ahle Bayt will be resurrected as a Jew.” He was asked as to why it is so. He replied, “Because if they live in the age of Dajjal, they will start following his religion.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 258/259
It is narrated from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “People who hate us, Ahle Bayt will be raised on the Day of Judgment as lepers (having no hands).”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 259
The narrator says that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) told him, “O Mualla! Even if one prays between rukn and maqaam for a hundred years continuously, fasting during the day and passing nights in Qiyam and prostrating so much so that his brows hang in front of his eyes, his back stoops but he is unaware of our rights, there is no reward for him.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 259
The narrator says that Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.) asked him, “Which land is excellent?” The narrator said, “Allah, His messenger and the son of His messenger know best.” Imam (a.s.) said, “The best place is the area between rukn and maqaam. One who gets a life as long as that of prophet Nuh i.e. of 950 years, and if he fasts during the day and offers prayers at this best place at night for his whole life and if he goes to Allah without our love, he will not get benefit of any of his deeds.”
Imām `Alī ibn Husayn (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 259/260
The narrator was in the company of Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) and there were about fifty people sitting there. After a long pause, Imam (a.s.) prompted, “What has happened to you? Probably you are thinking that I am a prophet of Allah. I swear by Allah that it is not so and I am in relation with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and I am from his progeny. Whoever does good to us will receive goodness from God. Allah will love one who loves us. Allah will deprive one who deprives us. Do you know which part of land is best in position near Allah?” Everyone remained silent. Imam (a.s.) continued, “This holy Mecca is the land most liked by Allah. He made it His Sanctuary and considered it as His house. Do you know which part of Mecca is most honored?” Everyone remained silent and Imam (a.s.) replied himself, “Masjidul Haraam is the most honored part of Mecca. Do you know which place of Masjidul Haraam is most honored by Allah?” Everyone kept quiet and Imam (a.s.) replied himself once again, “That place is between rukn-e-Aswad, maqaam-e-Ibrahim and the door of Kaaba. This is the place of Hateem of Ismail. He had given his sacrifice over here and offered Salaat. I swear by Allah that one who offers prayers at this place standing all night and fasts during day but if he is unaware of our rights and greatness of we, Ahle Bayt, Allah will never accept any of his deeds.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 260
The narrator asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) the meaning of the saying of the Holy Prophet that one who dies without the recognition of Imam, dies the death of ignorance. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) pointed to his chest and said, “When the state reaches here you will need it (recognition of Imam) much. Your thinking is good regarding this.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 261
“We are the Imams whose obedience is obligatory. One who denies us, will die as a Jew or a Christian. I swear by Allah, this earth is not deprived of a guiding Imam since the passing away of Prophet Adam (a.s.). They are proofs of Allah on His servants. Whoever kept away from them were destroyed and Allah guarantees salvation for those who obey them.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 261
Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Allah, the Mighty and Sublime said: Whoever from the Muslim community obeys an unjust ruler not appointed by Allah, Allah will send chastisement on him even if there are good deeds of that community and even if the people are pious. Whoever from the Muslim community obeys the guide appointed by Allah, Allah will surely forgive him even if he has injustice and sins written in his scroll of deeds.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 261
“One who offers Salaat but does not recite durood on the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.), his Salaat will be on any other way except that of Paradise.” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “If I am mentioned in someone’s presence and he does not recite durood, he will go to Hell and remain away from divine mercy.” And he said, “If I am mentioned in someone’s presence and he does not recite durood, he has lost the way of Paradise.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 262
“A person who drinks alcohol excessively is like an idol worshipper and the enemy of the progeny of Muhammad is worse than him.” The narrator asked, “May I be sacrificed for you, why is he worse than an idol worshipper?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “The intercession of an alcoholic is possible at some point but even if all the creatures of the earth and the heavens unite to intercede for an enemy of Ahle Bayt, their intercession will not be accepted.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 262
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his ancestors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Paradise awaits the arrival of those who love Ali (a.s.) in this world and it awaits to increase the light for the lovers of Ali (a.s.). Similarly Hell awaits the enemies of Ali in this world with horrible sounds.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 263
“The enemy of Ahle Bayt (a.s.) is an example of that verse that: Laboring, toiling. Entering into burning fire (of Hell) [Surah Ghashiya 88:3-4].”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 263
“One who is inimical of we. Ahle Bayt (a.s.) is not a Nasibi because there is no such unfortunate person in this world who says that he is inimical and hateful to Muhammad and his progeny. Rather, Nasibi is one who has enmity with you because he knows that you love us and are our Shias.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 263
“Even if all angels created by Almighty Allah, all prophets, truthful ones and martyrs try to intercede for an enemy of Ahle Bayt (a.s.) so that Allah, the Mighty and Sublime takes him out of Hell, Allah will never take him out of Hell. And Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, says in the Holy Quran, “Staying in it (Hell) for ever.” [Surah Kahf 18:3]
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 263
“One who is unaware of misbehavior and injustice to us and usurpation of our rights and does not think of them as wrong deeds, is a supporter of those who oppress us.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 263.
“The Murjiah people and their leader would be gathered blind and on seeing them the infidels would say that the whole Ummah of Muhammad is gathered blind. They will be told: These are not the followers of Muhammad. They had changed certain things and hence they themselves are changed now.”
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 264
“Just as Allah, the Mighty and Sublime showers mercy on His believing servants at the time of Prayers, He also curses some people.” He was asked, “Why are some people cursed?” He replied, “Because they deny our rights and falsify us.”
Imām Mūsā ibn Ja‘far al-Kāżim (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 264
“On the Day of Judgment the cursed Iblees and the misguided people of the Ummah will be brought pulled by their nose. Their group will equal the size of Mt. Ohad. They will be thrown into Hell face down. By this, a door of Hell will be closed.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 264
The narrator asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) the meaning of this verse: Has not there come to you the news of the overwhelming calamity? [Surah Ghashiya 88:1] Imam (a.s.) replied, “The Qaim of the progeny of Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) will destroy them with his sword.” The narrator asked, “What is the meaning of the verse: (Some) faces on that day shall be downcast?[Surah Ghashiya 88:2] Imam (a.s.) replied, “It means that they will be humble and will not be able to fight.” The narrator asked, “What is the meaning of ‘Laboring’?”[Surah Ghashiya 88:3] Imam (a.s.) replied, “Their deeds will not be according to divine command.” The narrator asked, “What is meant by ‘toiling’?”[Surah Ghashiya 88:3] Imam (a.s.) replied, “Those appointed without the permission of the Imam and those who are not capable but were appointed as imams.” The narrator asked, “What is the meaning of ‘Entering into burning fire?”[Surah Ghashiya 88:4] Imam (a.s.) replied, “They will face the battle of fire during the rule of the Qaim of the progeny of Muhammad and will become the fuel of the fire of Hell in the hereafter.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 264/265..
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) said, “The Almighty Allah has made Ali (a.s.) a sign in His creation. There is no sign between Allah and His creatures except Ali (a.s.). Whoever obeys him will be considered a believer, his deniers are infidels and those who doubt in him are polytheists.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 265
“Ali is the door of guidance. Those who oppose him are infidels and his deniers are destined to Hell.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 265
“Even if all the creatures of this earth deny the love of Amirul Momineen (a.s.), Allah will send chastisement on all of them and throw everyone in Hell.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 265
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) told the narrator, “Your cousin came to me like a mad Bedouin wearing torn clothes. He had worn a sheet over that and was carrying shoes in his hands. He told me that some people talk about you. I asked him whether he was not an Arab? He replied that he was indeed an Arab. I told him: Arabs do not hate Ali (a.s.) and perhaps you are among those who deny the cistern of Kauthar. Beware! If you reach Kauthar with this hatred, you will indeed die thirsty.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 265/266..
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that Jibraeel came to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and said, “O Muhammad! Peace be upon you, Allah has sent salutations to you. There is no place more superior in all seven heavens and everything present in them and all seven lands and everything present in them than rukn and maqaam. One who supplicates at this place from the time of creation of heavens and the earth but denies the love of Ali and later on meets Allah, He will surely throw that person in Hell.”
Archangel Gabriel (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 266
The narrator visited Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) and told him, “May I be sacrificed for you! I have a neighbor. I get up from sleep on hearing his voice. He continuously recites the Holy Quran. He recites verses incessantly, he mourns and supplicates humbly. I have asked about him from various people. They told me that this person keeps away from all the deeds prohibited by Allah.” Imam (a.s.) said, “O Maisar! Does he have belief like you?” The narrator replied, “Allah knows better.” When he went for Hajj next year, he inquired about the belief of that person. He was told that the person did not have belief like the narrator. The narrator went to Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) and told about that person once again. Imam asked the same question, which he had asked the previous year. The narrator said that the person did not have belief like him. Imam (a.s.) asked, “O Maisar! Tell me, which is the most honored place in this world?” The narrator replied, “Allah, His Messenger and the son of His Messenger know best.” Imam (a.s.) said, “O Maisar! There is one of the gardens of Paradise between the Rukn and Maqaam. Similarly there is one of the gardens of Paradise between the grave of the Holy Prophet and his pulpit. If the Almighty Allah prolongs the life of a person so that he prays between Rukn and Maqaam and between the grave of the Holy Prophet and the pulpit for one thousand years and if he is slaughtered like an animal by oppressors while he laid silently on his bed and if such a person meets Allah without our love, he deserves only that Allah throws him headlong into Hell.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 266/267
“As soon as the enemy of Ali (a.s.) passes away from this world, he is made to drink a gulp of the boiling water of Hell. For one who is inimical to Ali (a.s.) there is no difference whether he is a worshipper or a fornicator.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 267
“For the enemies of Ahle Bayt (a.s.) there is no difference whether they observe fast and offer prayers or they commit fornication and theft. In any case they are destined to Hell and they shall go to Hell.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 267
The narrator asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) about one who imprecates Ali (a.s.). Imam (a.s.) replied, “I swear by Allah that it is permissible to kill him however doing so should not become a cause of death of an innocent human.” The narrator asked, “How can it become a cause of the death of an innocent?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “The death of that infidel should not be retaliated by the death of a believer.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 267
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that Amirul Momineen (a.s.) said, “Our enemy is standing at the edge of the pit of Hell and will surely enter Hell and the hellish will be destroyed. It is a bad place for them as Almighty Allah has said: so certainly evil is the dwelling place of the proud. [Surah Nahl 16:29] There is no such person who is granted goodness by Allah and does not love us.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 268
A believer can surely intercede for his friend except a nasibi because even if all the prophets, messengers and honored angels intercede for a nasibi, their intercession will not be accepted.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 268
Nuh (a.s.) took even dogs and pigs with him on the Ark but he did not take the illegitimate born; and the enemies of Ahle Bayt (a.s.) are even worse than illegitimate-borns.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 268
The narrator informed Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.), “One of my neighbors commits acts prohibited by Allah to an extent that he even misses his Salaat. There are a few more sins committed by him.” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Glory be to Allah! Do you want me to tell you about a person worse than him?” “Yes,” said the narrator. Imam (a.s.) said, “One who is inimical to us is worse than that.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 268
“The severest punishment will befall seven persons (in all). The son of Prophet Adam who murdered his brother, Nimrod who fought with Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) regarding the Lord, the two persons of Bani Israel who made their communities Jew and Christian, Firon who claimed divinity and two persons of this Ummah, out of which one is worse than the other. These people will be kept inside a casket of glass in the river of fire below Hell.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 271
The narrator asked Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) Who would be the first to enter Hell. He replied: Shaitaan, and to the left and the right of him will be one person each.
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 272
Ishaq bin Ammar Sairfi asked Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.), “Please tell me about those two persons. I have heard a lot of traditions about them from your father.” “O Ishaq! The first one is like the calf and second like Samiri.” Ishaq requested to tell some more things. Imam said, “I swear by Allah! Some men made people Jews, Christians and Magians and Allah will not forgive them.” Ishaq requested the Imam to continue telling about them. Imam continued, “They are three in number. Allah will not have mercy on them. They will not be purified and will face a painful chastisement.” Ishaq asked, “May I be sacrificed for you, who are they?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “First is one who claims to be an Imam appointed by someone other than Allah. Second is one who taunts an Imam appointed by Allah. Third is the person who thinks that they are related to Islam.” Ishaq said, “May I be sacrificed for you, please narrate about them in detail.” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Such a person will not hesitate to delete a clear verse of Quran or deny the prophethood of Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) or testify that there is no lord in the heavens or elevate the status of a person more than Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a.s.).” Ishaq said, “May I be sacrificed for you, please tell me something more.” Imam (a.s.) said, “O Ishaq! There is a valley of Hell called Saqar. It hasn’t taken a breath since the time Allah created it. If Allah had permitted it to take in the breath equal to the tip of a needle, it would have sucked all the people of earth with it and burnt them to ashes. The people of Hell seek refuge from its extreme heat, stink, filth and chastisement, which Allah has prepared for those who deserve Hell. There is a mountain inside it. All the residents of this mountain seek refuge from the extreme heat, stink, filth and chastisement of it, which Allah has prepared for them. Surely there is a ravine in this mountain. All the residents of this mountain seek refuge from the extreme heat, stink, filth and chastisement of this, which Allah has prepared for its residents. There is a well in that ravine and all the residents of this ravine seek refuge from the extreme heat, stink, filth and chastisement of this well, which is prepared by Allah for its residents. There is a serpent in that well. The residents of this well seek refuge from the filth, stink and poison of this serpent, which is made for the residents by Allah. There are seven boxes inside this serpent, out of which five are concerned with past Ummahs and two are related to this Ummah.” Ishaq asked, “May I be sacrificed for you, who are those five among the past and two in the present?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “As far as the past five are concerned, they are Qabeel; for he murdered his brother Habeel, Nimrod for he fought with Ibrahim (a.s.) regarding the Lord and said that he gives life and death, Firon; for he said that he was the supreme lord to his subjects, Yahuda; for he made a group of people Jew and Paul, who made some people Christians and from this Ummah are the two desert Arabs (infidels).”
Imām Mūsā ibn Ja‘far al-Kāżim (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 272/273
The discussion of the killer of Imam Husain (a.s.) was going on with Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.).A companion expressed his wish saying that Allah should take revenge from the killer in this world itself. Imam (a.s.) told him, “In this way, you are reducing the punishment of Allah while it is very severe and painful.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 273/274
Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said There is a place in Hell, for which no one is deserving except the killers of Prophet Yahya bin Zakariya and Imam Husain (a.s.).
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 274
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “A dome of light will be made for Fatima on the Day of Judgment. Imam Husain (a.s.) will enter that dome carrying his head in his hands. Fatima (s.a.) will start crying upon seeing him so much so that entire assembly, angels, prophets and messengers and believers will wail loudly. At that time the Almighty Allah will create a handsome youth out of that head to fight with the killers of Imam Husain (a.s.). The Almighty Allah will gather all the killers and their supporters. That youth will kill all of them and they will be brought back to life. Amirul Momineen (a.s.) will come and kill all of them and they will again be brought back to life. Imam Hasan (a.s.) will kill all of them and they will be brought back to life once again. Imam Husain (a.s.) will kill them all and they will be given life again. There will be no person in our progeny who will not give them death. Then the curtain will be moved aside with anger and everyone will forget the sorrow. May Allah shower mercy on our Shias. By Allah, our Shias are true believers for they have grieved with us for a long time in this calamity.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 274
“By Allah, Qaim of the progeny of Muhammad will kill the progeny of the killers of Imam Husain (a.s.) for the crime of their ancestors.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 274
Fatima Zahra (s.a.) will come surrounded by the women of her family on the Day of Judgment. When asked to enter Paradise, she will say, “I will not enter Paradise until I have seen how my daughters were treated after me.” She will be asked to look at the center of Qiyamat where Imam Husain (a.s.) will be standing headless. He will utter a loud cry and the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) himself will start mourning loudly. Angels will start weeping on seeing him and Almighty Allah will be enraged at that time. He will order the fire named Hab-hab (which has burned for a thousand years and had become black due to burning. No happiness would have ever entered this fire nor any sorrow would have come out of it) to bring the killers of Imam Husain (a.s.) even if they were Muslims. They will be put into Hell shackled in chains. If they cry, the fire will also cry. If they groan, the fire will also groan. They will cry out, “O Allah! Why were we put into Hell before the infidels?” They will be told, “Those who know are not like those who don’t know.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 275
He accompanied Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) on the journey from Mecca to Medina. They reached a place called ‘Ghasfaat’. When they moved ahead, they saw a path resembling the Black Mountain. Abdullah asked Imam, “O son of messenger of Allah, how frightful this path is! I saw such a dangerous mountain first time during travels.” Imam said, “Do you know what mountain it is? It is called Jabalul Kamad. It is one of the canyons of Hell, which is reserved as the abode of the killers of Imam Husain (a.s.). The water of Hell flows beneath it. Rivers like Sadeed and Hameem flow beneath it. They will never be able to come out of Hell. They won’t be able to come out of the filth coming out of the genitals of an adulteress, Hutama, Saqar etc. Whenever I pass by this mountain, I halt and see these people cry and seek help. However they did not think of anything while martyring my father. I tell them that this is the result of their deeds. When they had power, they did not care about us. When they got the kingdom, they martyred us, denied us our rights and trespassed them. They did injustice as per their wish without caring for us. ‘May Allah never forgive one who has a soft corner in his heart for you. Taste the fruits of your deeds. Allah does not do injustice to any servant.’”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 275/276
Yaqoob bin Sulaiman narrates that the discussion of the martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.) was going on one night. A person said that all who took part in the martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.) had to face some loss either of life or of wealth. An old man interrupted, “I took part in the martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.) but I didn’t have to face any calamity.” People felt really bad upon hearing this. Suddenly an oil lamp tumbled and he went to put it up properly. His hands caught fire and were burnt. Then the fire reached his beard and he ran towards water and jumped into the river but fire had already engulfed his head. When he was taken out of the river, this cursed one was completely burnt to death.
Narrator
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 276
Qasim bin Asbagh bin Nubatah narrates that had seen a handsome and fair man from Bani Darim. He had been involved in the martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.) and after that become extremely ugly and black. Qasim asked him, “It was very difficult for me to recognize you. What is wrong with your skin?” He replied, “I had martyred a handsome youth of Imam Husain (a.s.), his forehead had the marks of prostrations. Then I took his head with me (and I became black from that time).” Qasim says that he had seen that person extremely glad while killing. He was riding a horse and had hung the head on his horse. The head was hitting the legs of the horse again and again and moving around. Qasim had told his father, “He should have tied the head a little higher. Don’t you see how badly it is hitting the legs?” His father replied, “O piece of my heart! These people have done much more oppression than this one, which has moved you so much.” The killer says, “From the time I have murdered, this martyr comes in my dreams continuously, holds my shoulder and asks me to come and takes me towards Hell and throws me inside it.” Qasim narrates that he heard the wife of the killer say, “We have to hear his rubbish till morning and cannot sleep till daybreak.” Qasim says that a few persons from her tribe came to her and asked about him. She told them that he himself had done so and what he told was right.
Narrator
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 276/277
Ammar bin Umair Tamimi narrates that when the heads of the cursed Ubaidullah bin Ziyad and his companions were brought, people were saying that a snake was wrapped around his head and it went inside the head of Ubaidullah through a nostril. Then it came out and, entered the second nostril.
Narrator
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 277
Amirul Momineen (a.s.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said The head of Imam Husain (a.s.) smeared with blood will be brought to Fatima Zahra (s.a.). She will cry out, “O peace of my heart! O Fruit of my heart.” Angels will lose consciousness on hearing the cries of Fatima and the gathered people will call out, “O Fatima! May Allah kill those who martyred your son.” Allah will say, “I will take revenge from those who martyred Husain (a.s.) in front of your lovers, Shias and followers.” Fatima will be mounted on a mount of Paradise, having a beautiful forehead, white face, black eyes, head made of pure gold and neck made of amber. Its rein will be of green satins. It will be decorated with jewels and its saddle wrapped with divine light. There will be divine mercy in it. Its one step will be equal to a farsakh of this world. Seventy thousand angels will surround this mount and glorify the Lord of both this world and the hereafter saying Laa ilaaha illallaahu Allaahu akbar. A caller will call out from Divine throne: “O people! Lower your gaze; for this is Fatima, the daughter of Muhammad (s.a.w.s.). She wants to pass by the Sirat Bridge.” Fatima and her followers will pass by the Bridge with great speed. The enemies of Fatima and her progeny will be thrown into Hell.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 277/278
Indeed when the progeny of Abu Sufyan martyred Imam Husain (a.s.), the Almighty Allah snatched their power from them. When Hisham martyred Zaid bin Ali, Allah took away power from him also. Similarly when Walid martyred Yahya bin Zaid, the Almighty Allah took away his power as punishment.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 278
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that Amirul Momineen (a.s.) said, “There is no relation of doubt and sin with us and the way of doubt and sin does not reach us in any way.”
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 326
The narrator went to Imam Husain (a.s.) along with his cousin to greet him. After greeting him and inquiring about his health, the cousin said, “I can see dye applied on your hair. Are your hairs turning white?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Yes it is the dye which I have applied. We, the Hashemites turn old soon.” Then Imam glanced at the narrator and asked, “Have you come for my help?” The narrator replied, “I have become aged and turned old. I have huge loans on my head and I have a large family. I am also having the things of other people with me kept as trust. I don’t know what will happen to me if I go with you? I don’t want to deprive so many people of their trust.” The cousin also gave similar excuses for not accompanying the Imam (a.s.). Upon this, Imam (a.s.) told them, “Go away from this place as if you have not heard me asking for help because one who hears an Imam asking for help and turns a deaf ear, will be thrown headlong into Hell.”
Imām Husayn ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 326/327
Our shias are only those who follow us (in every respect), walk in our footsteps and imitate our actions.
Imām Mūsā ibn Ja‘far al-Kāżim (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 25; Behaarul Anwaar
Jabir (a.r.) relates from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) that he said, “Is it sufficient for one to associate himself with Shiaism and say that, “I am a lover of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.)? By Allah, our Shia is not, but the one who fears Allah and obeys His Commands.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 26; Al-Kafi
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) told Mufazzal bin Umar, “If you wish to see one of our devotees then look for that person who abstains from sins and fears more His Creator and remains hopeful of His reward. Whenever you find such an individual then take it for granted that he is one of my devotees.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 26
Isa bin Abdulla Qummi entered in the presence of Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.). The Imam said, “That person is not from us nor do we hold him in esteem, the one who, if he lives in a town of a population of hundred thousand and there is even one non-Shia who is more pious than him.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 26; Al-Kafi
The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) is reported to have explained that ‘Khairul Bareeya’ connotes the Shias of Ali (a.s.): “O Ali, ‘Khairul Bareeya’ means you and your Shias. On the Day of Judgement, they would be satisfied with what Allah has bestowed upon them and they shall be liked by Allah.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 26; Tafseer Tabarsi, Manaqib Khwaarazmi, Ibne Hajar
Allah shall collect our Shias on the Day of Judgement in such a condition that their faces shall be aglow with (radiance). His arguments would be lighted (manifest) and his proof shall be obvious before Allah. It is upon Allah to collect our Shias with the Prophets, the martyrs and the truthful ones on the Day of Judgement. These personalities are the best of the loyalists.
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 27; Behaarul Anwaar
“Allah says, “The Wilayat of Ali ibne Abi Talib is My fort. Then one who enters My Fort is safe from My wrath (Ghazab).”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 27; Oyoon al Akhbaar ar Reza
After describing the qualities of the Shias, Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) observed; “O Jabir, is it enough for one, to say that ‘I love Ali (a.s.) and I have achieved his Wilayat,’ whereas he does not act upon it?” “If someone says, “Surely, I love the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) because he was superior to Ali (a.s.) and I am Shia-e-Muhammad.” Inspite of this claim he does not follow the Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) whom the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) had ordered to follow. It is surprising that even after claiming to love the Prophet they do not follow his Purified Progeny (Ahlul Bayt a.s.). Mere claim of love is not sufficient.” The tradition continues, “O Jabir, the nearness of Allah is not achieved without His obedience. When our Shias do not have obedience and action (to their credit) we have no authority to free them from Hell. Merely a verbal claim, “I am a Shia” is not sufficient argument for Allah. (If Allah wills he can involve him in punishment; Allah has not promised to bestow salvation upon the claimants of Shiaism- the criteria are obedience and good actions). Then, only one who obeys Allah is our Walee (lover) and the one who is a sinner is our enemy and our Wilayat cannot be achieved but by piety and good deeds.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 28; Al-Kafi
Whoever has been bestowed the love of Ali (a.s.) in his heart by Allah, is not prone to wavering (from his path) but he becomes steadfast on the path of Allah) and also towards other (matters)
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 29; Behaarul Anwaar
Anas relates from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) that he said, “Allah has created seventy thousand angels from the light of Ali ibne Abi Talib’s face. These angels will (continue to) ask forgiveness (on his behalf and on the behalf of his devotees) till the Day of Judgement.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 30
Love of Ali (a.s.) consumes the sins like fire consumes wood.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 30
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) wrote a letter to certain friends of his: If you wish that your life and the hereafter be accomplished with the best of the deeds and that your soul be captured (death occurs) in this condition, then acknowledge the supremacy of Allah. Do not misuse the bounties and gifts granted to you by Allah in committing acts that are forbidden by Him and become disobedient to Him. Respect all those who remember us, Ahle Bayt (a.s.), and claim to love us. It is immaterial (for you) whether he is truthful or not. For you will be rewarded according to your intention and they (the liars) will be punished for their sins
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 32; Behaarul Anwaar
Numerous traditions have reached us which explicitly state that the ‘Ahle Zikr’ mentioned in the Quran are the Holy Ahle Bayt (a.s.). One such tradition is the statement of Imam Reza (a.s.) in the court of Mamun: “We are Ahle Zikr.” Sunni scholars present at the meeting objected to this statement and maintained that Ahle Zikr in the Quran means the Christain and the Jews; and Zikr refers to the Injeel (Bible) and Taurat (Torah). Imam Reza (a.s.) replied: “Glory be to Allah! How is it possible? How could Allah command the Muslims to refer to the Christians and the Jewish Scholars? If we refer to them they will consider their religion to be the true one and better than Islam, and will invite us to their point of view. Will you accept this invitation?”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 43; Oyoon-e-Akhbaare Reza
We are the People of remembrance (Ahle Zikr
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 44
When any one of them is spoken of highly, he says: ‘I know myself better than others, and my Lord knows me better than I know myself. O Allah do not deal with me according to what they say, and make me better than what they think of me and forgive me (those shortcomings) which they do not know.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 3, page 52; Nahjul Balagha Sermon 192
Jabir ibn Abdullah Ansari (a.r.) reports, “I asked the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) that I know Allah and His Prophet (s.a.w.s.), but I do not know the Ulil Amr.” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) replied, “They are my Caliphs, O! Jabir, and Imams of the Muslims after me. The first of them is Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.), then Hasan, then Husain, then Ali ibn Husain, then Muhammad bin Ali known in the Tawrat as Al-Baqir, thou wilt shortly meet him O Jabir; so when you meet him, convey to him my Salaam; then Ja’far ibn Muhammad, then Musa bin Ja’far, then Ali bin Musa, then Muhammad bin Ali, then Ali ibn Muhammad, then Hasan bin Ali, then my name sake and one having my kunniyat. They are the decisive argument of Allah on this earth and the mainstay of His religion among mankind. The last of them is the one whom Allah will give victory over the east of the earth and the west; and it is he who will disappear from his Shias and friends. A long concealment, during which no one will remain firm in the belief of his Imamat except those whose hearts Allah has tested for faith.” Jabir (a.r.) asked, “Will his Shias derive benefit from him during his concealment?” “Yes”, said the Apostle of Allah, “By him Who raised me up with Prophethood,verily they will obtain light from his ‘Noor’ and will benefit by his Wilayat during his concealment, like people derive benefit from the sun when it is covered with clouds.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 3, page 67; Yanabiul Mawaddah