He feels happy when he sees our good deeds and weeps when he sees our sins.
There is a hadith in which Imam (as) has said that he cries day and night over the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as). He cries tears of blood over his martyrdom.
Is it correct that we make our Imam(as) weep due to our deeds? Since we claim to love Imam (as) shouldn’t we try our best to make Imam (as) smile?
-Last words of Imam Jafar Sadiq(as)
But we have to distinguish between right and wrong.
Don’t we pray in Surah Al Fatihah in every rakat of every namaz,
“Guide us to the straight path. The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.”
Who are the people who have been bestowed favors? and Who are the people who have evoked Allah’s anger and have gone astray?
This is the story of Ayatullah Mirza Mahdi Isfahani(ra) taken from the book Deen-e-Fitrat:
“A marhoom Ayatullah (r.a) was one of the well-known scholars of the last decades. He was a spiritual leader as well as a jurist. He was a great spiritual and moral influence for years upon the Hauz-e-Ilmia of Mashhad. The present great schools of thoughts are a result of his teachings. This was because all his life he stood like a firm barrier against narrow-mindedness and deviations. He considered the Holy Quran and the traditions of Ahlul Bayt (a.s) to be the only source of true Islam.
Most of the present Shia scholars and religious leaders had been his students. They have always followed his teachings.
When this great teacher was himself a student, all kinds of schools of thought had penetrated the academic world. For example, the philosophical school, the Gnostic and others. This scenario confused him to a great extent.
Being a revolutionary thinker, he could not decide upon the direction that he should take for spiritual advancement.
At last he prayed to Hazrat Vali Asr (a.s) and sought his help to find a way for him.
Hazrat (a.s) honored him by his presence when he was in Wadi-us-Salaam, Najaf sitting near the graves of Prophet Hud (a.s) and Prophet Saleh (a.s). Hazrat (a.s) met him and guided him too… When he called Imam (a.s) for help with his eyes filled with tears he was rewarded with the visit from Imam (a.s). He not only had the honor of seeing the Imam (a.s) with his own eyes but he was also cured of the disease of indecision.
When he awoke and looked at Hazrat (a.s) he saw a green band on the chest of Imam (a.s). It was 20 centimeters wide and 40 centimeters long. Inscribed upon it in luminous white were the following words:
“Seeking knowledge from sources other than Ahlul Bayt (a.s) is equivalent to denying us. And certainly I am established at present by Allah. And I am the Hujjat, the son of Hasan (al-Askari) (a.s).”
The word ‘Hujjat ibn al-Hasan’ was inscribed like a signature. After this, the Imam (a.s) disappeared from his sight.
The timely message of Hazrat (a.s) served like an ointment for his burnt heart. The correct path became manifest to him.
After this event of having been honored by the clear guidance of Imam (a.s), the respected scholar never referred to him by any other title except the title of “Master of All Sciences”.
After this, the Late Ayatullah came to Iran. In Iran, he began to teach religious students through a method purely based on the Quran and the traditions of Ahlul Bayt. His sole endeavor was to keep alive the knowledge and recognition of Ahlul Bayt (a.s).”
(Quoted from Deen-e-Fitrat vol.1)
In the Holy Quran, Allah orders the Prophet (sawa) to say, “I do not ask of you any reward for this (the toils of prophethood), except love for my family.” (42:23). Loving the Ahlulbayt (as) is the foundation of religion. It is the most important thing in the world.
The Noble Prophet (sawa) said: “Love of Ali (a.s.) consumes the sins like fire consumes wood.” (Behaar al Anwaar -narrating from Ibne Abbas(ra) )
The hadith continues: “then whosoever wishes to enter the city of knowledge and wisdom should entire through the gate.”
People who don’t enter through the gate are thieves!
some guy on tv just called muawiya ‘ameer al mumineen’…. Whut O_O
This is nothing. The salafis even say “rehmatullah” after taking Yazeed’s name!
This is because when you don’t follow the path of the Ahlulbayt(as), you lose the ability to distinguish between right and wrong.
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This may sound like a dumb questions, but what does pbuh&f mean? I’ve seen pbuh but not that.
There is no such thing as a dumb question.
pbuh&f means peace be upon him and his family.
pbuh simply means peace be upon him.
Some people because of their twisted ideological inclinations have a problem with sending blessings on the family of the Prophet (the Ahlulbayt(as)). Even though sending blessings on the Prophet’s(sawa) family is obligatory.
In his book (Sawaa’iq), Ibn Hajr quotes the Prophet(sawa) as saying,
“Do not deliver an unfinished salawaat for me.”
Ibn Hajr adds, when the Prophet(sawa) was asked what he meant by an unfinished salawaat,the Prophet(sawa) replied:
“Do not say ‘O Allah! send Thy peace and blessings upon Muhammad instead say: Allah! send Thy peace and blessings upon Muhammad and upon Aali Muhammad”.
Imam Shafi’i attests to this Hadith in a famous poem:
Roughly translated Al-Shafi’i says:
Oh the love of Ahlul-Bayt is such, That it is a must since the Qur’an has it established. Suffice it that their distinction is such that the prayer is invalid if no salawaat is offered for them.