Monday, January 31, 2011

Golden Sayings of Imam Hussain (AS) Part-8

82 - Addressing his son Ali, Imam Hussain said : " O ' my son be afraid of 
oppressing the one who has no defender except God. 

(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 118)

83 - A man from the Ansaar group came to Imam. He had a request. 
Imam told him to write his request if he was too shy to say it. The man wrote :" 
I owe someone 500 dinars and he is pressuring me for returning it. Please talk 
to him and ask him to give me more time. " When Imam read the request , 
he bestowed the man a purse. The purse contained 1000 dinars. He said , " 
500 to pay your debts , and the rest for improving your living conditions. 
"Then Imam said , " Avoid asking for help from anyone but three types of people 
: the religions , the generous , and the noble ;The religions for their fear of God , 
the generous for their charitability ,and the noble for their dignity, 
will not let you down. 

(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 118)

84 - Among the signs of having won the approval & acceptance of 
God Almighty is keeping the company of the learned. Among the signs of 
ignorance is fighting with true believers. And among the signs of a learned
 person is his thinking before saying, and his being well informed of 
the scientific facts of his day. 

(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 119)

85 - Avoid doing what you might later be asked to apologise for it! 
Because the believer does not harm and does not ask for apology , 
while the hypocrite always harms and apologizes. 

(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 120)

86 - When a poor man begs for your help , his pride is hurt. Then 
you don’t deal another blow to his pride by letting him down. 

(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 197)

87 - Imam(as) said : "Whoever likes us for the sake of God , we will join
 the Prophet(pbuh) together like these two (and stuck two of his fingers 
together ). And whoever likes us for this world he will be rewarded only 
in this world which contains both good and evil people." 

(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 27 , P. 84)

88 - When you are frustrated and do not know a way out , only flexibility 
and moderation towards difficulties will save you. 

(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 128)

89 - Shifter are the orphans of Mohammad's household. Whoever takes 
an orphan of ours under his protection and guides him , 
the Almighty God Will tell him , O My generous mortal , you deserve 
my grace. Then he will order his angels to give him one thousand palace , 
for each word he how taught. 

(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 2 , P. 4)

90 - If it were not the realization of the Moslem brothers' rights , for 
whatever evil you did ; you would have been punished. But the glorified God 
says :" Whatever affliction befalls you , it is on account ,of what your hands 
have wrought , and (yet) He pardons most (of your faults)". 

(Bihar al- Anwar Vol. 75 , P. 415)

91 - A man told Imam Hussain: O' the son of the Prophet! I am your Shi’a 
(follower)! Imam replied: "Fear God and don't claim this, otherwise 
God will tell you : You are a liarin what you claimed. Surely our Shi’as
 ( followers ) are those whose hearts are pure and free from insincerity 
and treason , you had better say you are an admirer and friend". 

(Bihar al- Anwar Vol. 68 , P. 156)

92 - Brothers are of four kinds : A brother who cares both about you and 
about himself , a brother who is only concerned about you , a brother 
who is only after harming you , and a brother who benefits neither you 
nor himself. When asked to clarify this , Imam said , " A brother , 
who cares about you and himself , is beneficial for both you and himself. 
such a brother maintains friendship with you , as in a perfect friendship , 
the two friends live together happily , but in a deficient one relations 
sour soon. The brother who is only concerned about you, he does not seek 
any material gains in his friendship with you. Rather , he will make 
every effort to help , and that is true friendship. The brother who constantly 
seeks to harm you : such a brother is in fact an enemy disguised and masked. 
He looks for an opportunity to harm you. He cleverly hides his real face 
from you. He lies about you in your absence , and he is jealous of you. 
May he suffer eternal damnation : And the brother who benefits neither you 
nor himself , he is a truly stupid person. Avoid making friends with his type. 
Such a friend seeks superiority to you and 
plots to possess whatever you have. 

(Bihar al- Anwar Vol. 78 , P 119)

93 - Imam Hussain (as) said to one of his followers : Which one is 
preferred to you? Saving the life of a weak man who is being killed 
by an oppressor , or saving a poor believer from among our Shi’as ,
 who is being misled by an unbeliever and an enemy to the 
household of the prophet , through false reasoning and arguing ?T
hen Imam himself replied : Certainly saving the poor believer , 
as God Almighty says. " Reviving a misguided man by enlightening him , 
is tantamount to reviving all the world's people. 

"(Tafseer Al - Askari or Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 2 , P. 9)

94 - For a king , the worst characteristics are three :fearing enemies , 
oppressing the weak , and being ungenerous. 

(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 44 , P. 189)