Imam Aly (as)

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Imam Aly (as)

Postby Fatimah Zahra Karim » 21 Aug 2007, 08:51

His advice to his son

"Realize this truth my son that the Lord Who owns and holds the treasures of the Heaven and the earth has given you permission to ask and beg for them, and has promised to grant your prayers. He has told you to pray for His favours that they may be granted and to ask for His blessings that they may be bestowed. He has not appointed guards to prevent your prayers reaching Him, nor is there any need for anybody to intercede before Him on your behalf. If you go back upon your promises, if you break your vows or start doing things that you have repented from, He will not immediately punish you, neither He refused you His favours and grants in haste; and if you repent once again, He neither taunts you nor betrays you though you may fully deserve both, but He accepts your repentances and forgives you. He never grudges His forgiveness or refuses His mercy; on the contrary, He has decreed repentance as a virtue and pious deed. The merciful Lord has ordered that every evil deed of yours will be counted as one and every good deed and pious action will be rewarded tenfold. He has left the door of repentance open. He hears you whenever you call him. He accepts your prayers whenever you pray to Him.

You beg of him to grant you your heart's desires, you lay before Him the secrets of your heart, you tell Him about all the calamities that have befallen you and misfortunes which face you and beseech His help to overcome them. You invoke His help and support in difficulties and distress. You implore Him to grant you long life and sound health; you pray to Him for prosperity and you request of Him such favours and grants that none but He can bestow and award.

Think over it that by simply granting you the privilege of praying for His favours and mercies, He has handed over the keys of His treasures to you. Whenever you are in need, you pray and He confers His favours and blessings."
If Allah assists you, there is none that can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, then who is there that can assist you after Him? And on Allah should the believers rely (Qur'an 3:160)
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Re: Imam Aly (as)

Postby qarrar » 14 Nov 2007, 02:41

Imam Ali has said: Knowledge is better than Wealth because of 7 (Reasons):

1. Knowledge is inheritence of Prophets while wealth is inheritence of Firauns (Pharohs).

2. Knowlege Does not Diminish (rather increases) with spending , while wealth diminishes with spending.

3. Wealth requires to be protected, while knowledge protects its owner.

4. Knowledge will enter the Kafan (Shroud) while wealth will be prevented from doing so.

5. Wealth reaches both believers and unbelievers (Kafir), while knowledge is reserved only for those who are worthy of it.

6. Knowledge will facilitate passing over the Seraat (Bridge over Hell) while wealth will pore hurdles.

7. People are always in need of scholars while they might not be in need of those possessing wealth.
How does he, whose guardian is Allah, get perished? And how can he, who is being pursued by Allah, get salvation? (Imam Mohammad Taqi (as))

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