A man met Abu Abdillah(as) and said,”I can meet you only once in several years. Tell me something which I can hold on to.”
Imam (a) said,”I advise you to be pious before Allah, restrain from worldly matters and work hard. Note it properly that hard work without restraining from worldly matters is of no use.”
I think I’m going to go down with a bad cold. It’s really strange how we take our health for granted when we are alright and when we become sick we realize how important good health is! This reminds me of a hadith from Imam Ali (as) “Take advantage of your health before your sickness, your youth before your old age and your life before your death.”
The Holy Prophet (sawa) has said that your best friend is someone “who helps you remember Allah and reminds you when you forget him.”
When my super pious younger brother, Mohd, suddenly came up to me, startling me, and said,”SAYTHEFIRSTHADITHWHICHCOMESTOYOURMIND!”
I said,”What?” He repeated more slowly now,”SAY THE FIRST HADITH WHICH COMES TO YOUR MIND.”
Me,”My mind is blank.” Mohd,”Just SAY IT!” “Ok. One who praised me, destroyed me- Imam Jafar as Sadiq(as).”
Now, I thought he would leave me alone but he didn’t. “Why did you say this particular hadith, there are so many ahadith?”
I said,”I don’t know. This was the first hadith which came to my mind.”
“No, think about it. Why this hadith?”
I was a little fed up by now,”Mohd, will you please leave me alone?”
The next day Mohd was going to college, he was looking handsome. He is a good looking kid (Bhai kiska hai!). I said,”Mohd, You are looking handsome today.”
He said with a perfectly straight face,”One who praised me destroyed me!”
With all due respect, brother. It is you who will have to prove that this is a hadith by citing references for the same. But don’t bother because you won’t find any!
This is a slogan coined by either Shariati(ra) or Ayatullah Khomeni(ra), I am not sure who. Ask any scholar and he will tell you that it’s not a hadith. All the major scholars believe that it is not! This is the fatwa of Ayatullah Sistani regarding this:
Infact there are hadiths which state the opposite.
This blogger has explained it quite well:
Indeed it is even more troubling that there are documented hadiths from the Imams that may be interpreted as contradicting this.
For example, Imam Hassan (AS) addressed his brother Imam Hussain (AS) once, saying,
“لا يوم كيومك يا ابا عبدالله”
There is no day like your day, oh Aba Abdullah
(Source: al-Bahrani, al-Awalim (al-Imam al-Husayn [a]), p. 154).
Imam Sajjad (AS) once referred to Ashura saying,
“وهذه الرزية التي لا مثلها رزية”
and this is a calamity the like of which there is no calamity
(Source: al-Bahrani, al-Awalim (al-Imam al-Husayn [a]), p. 448).
Imam Sadiq (AS) has said that, “إن يوم قتل الحسين أعظم مصيبة من جميع سائر الأيام”
Indeed the day of the martyrdom of Hussain is a day of greater calamity than all other days (Source: al-Bahrani, al-Awalim (al-Imam al-Husayn [a]), p. 516)
Prophet Mohammad PBUH
المصطفى محمد عليه و آله أفضل الصلاة و أتم التسليم
I have read this hadith before but in that the Prophet(sawa) was quoted as saying “husband to wife” not “man to woman”. What did the Prophet(sawa) actually say : husband to wife or man to woman??
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.
Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said:The breath of one who is aggrieved upon the injustice and oppressionsubjected to us, is tasbeeh (glorification of Allah), and hisoncealing our secrets, is jihad in the path of Allah.The Imam (A.S.) then added:This tradition ought to be written in gold.
Amali al-Shaikh al-Mufid, pg.: 338.
This tradition ought to be reblogged!
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!