I.Ali(as):”Make your burden light to join the convoy, for the dead are awaiting the living ones”..
It is reported that J.Salman(as) was expressing regret at the time of his death.
They said to him:Ya Aba Abdillah! What are you regretting at?
He said: I do not regret at the world. My regret is because the HP(sawa) took a pledge from us and said:”Let your simple way of living be as light as the load of an animal” I fear to have transgressed the order of the HP(SAWA) while all this wealth is at my side.
At this time Salman(as) referred to a pillow, a sword and a bowl which were all his wealth.
( From Oddatod dae)
So many people forget to tie their camels!
the strange thing is that I know why I’m like this. I know the cause. It’s because I’m not pious enough. I’m just too worldly. I’m expecting this world to make me happy. I think if my financial problems get solved, I’ll be happy. I think if I get married I’ll become happy. I don’t feel close to Allah or the Imam(as). I pray regularly but it’s a chore. I recite the Quran because I’m supposed to.
I feel so spiritually empty. So scared about the future and so anxious. When I was younger I was really close to Imame Zamana(as), now I don’t feel a connection. It’s been ages since I’ve written to him.
I can only pray the Dua of the drowning man( Dua e Ghareek),
“YA ALLAHO YA REHMAN YA RAHEEM YA MUQALLEBAL QULOOB SABIT QALBI ALA DEENAIK”
“O Allah! O Beneficent! O Merciful.O One who changes the hearts (of people). Give me steadfastness upon Your religion.”°
Alhamdulillah. I can’t thank Allah(swt) enough for his blessings. I’m such a lowly and sinful person, I really don’t deserve the bounties that Allah(swt) has given me. I seek refuge in Allah (swt) from Shaitan the accursed and return to him.
A number of pilgrims were narrating their experiences of Hajj to Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (‘a), and recounting their views about their fellow pilgrims. One person was immensely impressed by a fellow pilgrim and said, ‘He was truly pious and an indefatigable worshipper of Allah. Whenever we broke journey to rest for the night, he retired to a secluded place, spread out his prayer mat and got engrossed in the worship of Allah.’ The Imam (‘a) enquired, ‘Who looked after the rest of his affairs? Who tended his camel?’ He replied, ‘Obviously, we performed all those duties for Allah’s pleasure. He remained absorbed in the holy acts, and had no time for such menial chores.’ The Imam (‘a) replied, ‘No wonder you achieved more than he did with all his piety and worship.
I feel surprised when I see Muslims quoting him or following his ideas. I read his book on the Noble Prophet Muhammad(sawa). I thought it was very offensive on many counts.
When I was stuck in the train. I was feeling horrible. It was terribly crowded and I was standing as I didn’t get a seat. It was hot and to add to that the train wasn’t even moving. It had stopped in the middle of the tracks and had not moved for almost 40 minutes. Also,I was cursing myself for taking the train instead of a taxi as someone had informed (misinformed) me that the trains had started running as usual. Also, I was feeling very tired, weak and fed up after a hard day of work(I was returning home from work). And I was feeling weaker than usual because I’m sick. So basically I was feeling very sorry for myself and I wanted to cry. But then I opened the IQuran on my cell phone and randomly scrolled and clicked on any surah and guess which verse came on my screen,
“Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, We believe, and not be tried?”