-Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&f). Today is the birth anniversary of Sayyeda Fatima(sa).
The Prophet [s] said, ‘Increase the remembrance of the demolisher of desires.’
He was asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, what is the demolisher of desires?’
He said, ‘Death, for the most sagacious of believers are those who remember death the most and are the most prepared for it.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 82, p. 167, no. 3]
The Imam replied, “Look at the sun.” The man replied that he could not look at the sun because it was too bright.
Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq(a.s) replied: “If you cannot see the created, how can you expect to see the creator?”
A person asked: “O’ Prophet! Towards whom should I
exhibit goodness and kindness?”
The Prophet replied: “Towards your
The man then asked: “And after that towards whom?”
The Prophet again said: “Your Mother.”
He asked again: “And then?”
Once again, he replied: “Your mother.”
For the fourth time the man asked: “And then?”
This time he said: “(Then towards) Your father.”
-Biharul Anwar, Volume 74, Page 49
Hazrat Ali (a.s.) was asked: How did you recognize God?
He (a.s.) answered:Through God Himself.
He was asked: How?
He (a.s.) replied:
“I intend to perform an action but later my intention is being changed.
It seems as if someone else has altered it and thus, someone else is my Regulator.
I find that He is Regulating me.”
Do you know what Islam is?
It is indeed a religion founded on truth.
It is such a fountain-head of learning that several streams of wisdom
and knowledge flow from it.
It is such a lamp that several lamps will be lit from it.
It is a lofty beacon of light Illuminating the path of Allah.
It is such a set of principles and beliefs that will fully satisfy every seeker of truth and reality.
Know you all that Allah has made Islam, the most sublime path for the attainment of His supreme pleasure and the highest standard of his worship and obedience.
He has favoured it with noble precepts, exalted principles, undoubtable arguments, unchallengeable supremacy and undeniable wisdom.
It is up to you to maintain the eminence and dignity granted to it by the Lord, to follow it sincerely, to do justice to its articles of faith and belief, to obey implicitly its tenets and orders, and to give it the proper place in your lives.