True Islam– Shia, Shiyat (SHEEYAT)
1. : The best jihad is performed by one who awakes in the morning with no intention to wrong anyone.
2. : Whoever would like to see the most beloved person to the inhabitants of the heavens from among the inhabitants of the earth should look at Hossein.
3. : Keeping relationships with one’s kin prolongs one’s life and repels poverty.
4. : The Qur’an is rich, and there is no richness without it, and no poverty after it.
5. : The best of you are those who learn the Qur'an, and then teach it.
6. : The polish of these hearts is the remembrance of Allah and the recitation of the Qur'an.
7. : Whoever honours his brother honours Allah indeed.
8. : Be kind to orphans and be good to your neighbour.
9. : An intelligent man lessens his speech in things that do not concern him’.
10. : The worthiest person is he who leaves whatever does not concern him.
11. : Allah Almighty has said, ‘Whoever becomes sick three times and does not complain to any of his visitors, I change his flesh to flesh better than what he has and blood better than his blood. If I cure him, then I will cure him and he will have no sin, and if I take him [in death], I will take him to My Mercy.
12. : A believer is fun and playful, and a hypocrite is grim and angry.
13. : The best jihad is performed by one who awakes in the morning with no intention to wrong anyone.
14. : Whoever would like to see the most beloved person to the inhabitants of the heavens from among the inhabitants of the earth should look at Hossein.
15. : Keeping relationships with one’s kin prolongs one’s life and repels poverty.
16. : The Qur’an is rich, and there is no richness without it, and no poverty after it.
17. : The best of you are those who learn the Qur'an, and then teach it.
18. : The polish of these hearts is the remembrance of Allah and the recitation of the Qur'an.
19. : Whoever honours his brother honours Allah indeed.
20. : Be kind to orphans and be good to your neighbour.
21. : An intelligent man lessens his speech in things that do not concern him’.
22. : The worthiest person is he who leaves whatever does not concern him.
23. : Allah Almighty has said, ‘Whoever becomes sick three times and does not complain to any of his visitors, I change his flesh to flesh better than what he has and blood better than his blood. If I cure him, then I will cure him and he will have no sin, and if I take him [in death], I will take him to My Mercy.
24. : A believer is fun and playful, and a hypocrite is grim and angry.
25. : He who does not care whence he acquires wealth, Allah will not care whence He will make him enter Hell.
26. : As for the signs of the adviser, there are four: he judges with truth, gives the right due from his own self, accepts for people what he accepts for himself, and he does not transgress against anybody.
27. : He who does not see the bounties of Allah upon himself other than in his food, drink, and clothes, surely his actions fall short and his punishment is near.
28. : Wrongdoing results in regret.
29. : Allah Almighty says, ‘There are three things that I have concealed from My servants such that if a person was to see them, they would never do bad: if I was to uncover My veil and they were to see Me so that they have a deeper conviction, and if they were to know what I do with My creation when I make them die…
30. Jabir said: I visited the Prophet (s) and Hassan and Hossein (as) were on his back and he was kneeling for them, saying, ‘What a good camel you have and what good mounts you are. The Prophet (s) said- O Allah, I love him, so You too love him and love whoever loves him.
31. : You must adopt tranquility and solemnity.
32. : The hand is responsible for whatever it takes into its possession until it returns it to its rightful place.
33. The Prophet (s) in his will to Ali (as) said: They should be not return to the period of ignorance after accepting Islam.
34. : A son’s looking at his parents with love is a form of worship [of Allah].
35. : If knowledge was suspended from the skies, some men of Persia would reach it’.
36. : The destruction of man lies in three things: his stomach, his lusts and his tongue.
37. : Whoever makes another believer happy makes me happy, and whoever makes me happy makes Allah happy.
38. : The ones from among you with the best faith are the ones with the best inner knowledge.
39. : When my son Ja’far ibn Mohammad b. Ali ibn Hossein ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib is born, name him Sadiq.
40. : The most miserly person is he who is miserly with his greeting [i.e. he does not greet others].
41. : Ask (questions from) the learned, speak with the wise, and associate with the poor.
42. : There are seventy branches of worship, the best of which is earning a living lawfully.
43. : The fountainhead of wisdom is the fear of Allah.
44. : Blessed is the one whose fear of Allah preoccupies him from fearing people.
45. : He who does not respect his engagement is not Muslim.
46. : The one who guides towards good is just as its doer.
47. : Nothing wards off fate except supplication.
48. : Seize the opportunity to supplicate during tenderness [of your heart] for verily it is a mercy.
49. : Supplicate to Allah while being convinced that He will answer you.
50. : Allah, Mighty and Exalted, says, ‘The one who is too preoccupied with my remembrance to ask Me, I give him more than what I give those who ask Me.
51. : The world is the plantation for the Hereafter.
52. : The one who has no covenant has no religion.
53. : Verily Allah, most High, loves the penitent young man.
54. : There is no intercessor more effective than repentance.
55. : Increase your charity and you will be given [increased] sustenance.
56. : Verily the most miserly of people is he who hears my name mentioned and does not invoke blessings on me.
57. : Everything has a zakat, and the zakat of the bodies is to fast.
58. : Fast and you will be healthy.
59. : The fasting person is in constant worship of Allah, even when he is sleeping in his bed, as long as he does not backbite a fellow Muslim.
60. : I joke but I do not speak other than the truth
61. : The fountainhead of faith is honesty.
62. : Certainly the most dreadful thing I fear for you is the lesser polytheism. They asked, ‘And what is the lesser polytheism, O Messenger of Allah?’ He (s) replied, ‘It is showing off (riya’).
63. : Verily I was deputed to perfect noble moral traits.
64. : Remorse is repentance.
65. : Allah’s Hand [i.e. divine aid] is with the majority.
66. : The bane of beauty is vanity.
67. : The one who truly wages Jih’ad is the one who combats his self for the sake of Allah.
68. : Through constant self-struggle are bad habits overcome.
69. : The most diligent of people is he who abandons sins.
70. : Al-Mahdi is of my progeny from the sons of Fatimah (a).
71. : From the things of the world, I regard women and perfume highly, but prayer is the light of my eyes.
72. : He who humbles himself for Allah, Allah will raise him such that he is weak in himself but strong in the eyes of others. And he who is haughty, Allah will degrade him such that he will be small in the eyes of others and big in his own, until he will be more despicable to them than a pig or a dog
73. : The likeness of my Ahlul-Bayt (progeny) amongst my Ummah (followers) is similar to Noah's Ark. Those who embark on it are rescued and those who reject it perished....
74. The Prophet (s) said to Ali (as): Your position with respect to me is as that of Aaron to Moses, except that there is no prophet after me.
75. : He who pardons when having the power to punish, Allah will pardon him on the Day of great difficulty [i.e. the Day of Resurrection].
76. The Prophet (s) said to Fatima (as): Verily Allah is angry at whatever angers you, and is pleased with whatever pleases you.
77. : My daughter Fatima is the Lady of all the women of the worlds.
78. : He who cauterises or resorts to witchcraft has turned away from trust [in Allah].\
79. : Verily, whoever yearns for Allah should listen to the words of Allah.
80. : On the Day of Judgment a caller will call, ‘Where is the Adornment of the worshippers (Zayn al-Abidine)?’ and it is as if I am looking at my son Ali ibn al-Hossein ibn Ali ibn Abu Talib emerging from between the rows.
81. : Hassan is from me and I am from him. Allah loves the one who loves him. Hassan and Hossein are the two most special grandchildren.
82. : Verily, a servant can gain the rank of he who both fasts during the day and keeps vigil at night, keeping up prayers, through his good disposition.
83. : Ali is with the Qur’an and the Qur’an is with Ali. They will never separate until they come to me at the Heavenly Waters.
84. : The honour of a believer lies in his vigilance at night and his esteem lies in his leednessness from people.
85. : He who leads (others) to piety (will be rewarded) the same as the doer of that good action.
86. : The one who takes prayer light is not of me. No, by Allah such a person will not reach the Haud, Pond of abundant.
87. : The best of my Ummah are the married ones, while the vicious of them are unmarried.
88. : The worship done by the one who earns his living on unlawful money is similar to constructing upon sand.
89. : The most (important) things that cause people to reach Heaven are divine piety and a good temper.
90. : When making a decision to do something, think about its outcome. If it is good for your advancement and development, follow it, but if it is misleading, leave it out....
91. : A traitor and a deceiver will not enter Paradise.
92. : I joke but I do not speak other than the truth.
93. : Adorn your gatherings with the remembrance of Ali-ibn-Abi-Talib. (Talk about the excellencies of Ali [a]).
94. : Train your children in three things: the love of your Prophet, the love of his progeny, i.e. Ahlul-Bayt, and recitation of the Qur'an.
95. : Do not look at the minuteness of the sin, but see Whom you have disobeyed against.
96. : He who decreases a grief out of the grieves of this world for his Muslim brother, Allah will decrease for him a grief of hereafter.
97. : The good of this world and the world to come is with knowledge.
98. : The sigh of the people of Hell is mostly because of the postponement of repenting.
99. : If it were not hard upon my Ummah, I would enjoin them to brush (their teeth) with every prayer.
100. : To prevent a Muslim from doing an unlawful action is equivalent with Allah to the performance of seventy accepted Hajj.
101. : Affliction caused by the tongue is worse than (that caused by) the strike of the blade of a sword.
102. : The destruction of man lies in three things: his stomach, his lusts and his tongue.
1. If a praying person knew to what extent he was surrounded by His Mercy, he would never raise his head from (the state of) prostration.
2. The Zakat of beauty is chastity.
3. There are two things the reward for which is beyond measure: pardon and justice.
4. The most beloved deed on the earth with Allah, Almighty and Glorious is invocation, and the best worship is modesty and piety.
5. It may happen that you ask (Allah) for something and He does not give it to you in order to endow you with (something) of better quality (later).
6. A man who enters suspect places will be suspected.
7. Solemnity is the adornment of the intellect.
8. I have never doubted the truth since I have been shown it.
9. Having the Greatness of the Creator in your mind would make you realize the insignificance of the creatures in your view.
10. Transgression causes the foot to go astray, takes the blessings, and kills the nations.
11. Blessed is he who sincerely devotes the entirety of his actions, knowledge, love, hatred, receiving, relinquishing, speech, silence, deeds, and statements absolutely to Allah.
12. Perfume yourself with penitence so that the stench of your sins do not disgrace you.
13. Not being a forgiving person is the worst of deficiencies and hastening in vengeance is (among) the greatest (of all) sins.
14. The right of the child upon the parent is that he gives him a good name, disciplines him with good manners, and teaches him the Qur'an
15. No one tastes a worldly pleasure except that he will face a torment on the Day of Resurrection.
16. The worth of a man’s opinion is measured by his experience.
17. Revive your heart with exhortations …and enlighten it with wisdom.
18. The price for Paradise is righteous deeds.
19. The king who has the best status is he who during his time people have a good life, and he encompasses his subjects with his justice.
20. The person who knows his self the best is he who fears his Lord the most.
21. Miserliness is [a source of] shame.
22. Squandering is the epitome of destitution.
23. Losing one’s eyesight is easier than losing one’s insight.
24. He who supports falsehood oppresses the truth.
25. A sinner who confesses to his sin is better than an obedient man who brags about his deed.
26. The reward for any work is proportionate to the toil of performing it.
27. The most perfect in faith from among you is the one with the best character.
28. Old age suffices as a warning.
29. Adhere to silence for the very least of its benefits is health.
30. Your secret is your prisoner which, if let loose, will make you its prisoner.
31. He who does not frighten anyone will never fear.
32. Never, never will prosperity be reached by remaining idle and lazy.
33. The fruit of [strong] intellect is amicableness with people.
34. The security of this world and the Hereafter lies in amicableness with people.
35. If work is tiring, then continuous idleness is corruptive.
36. He who knocks on Allah’s door, it is opened for him.
37. The Hereafter is secured through the world.
38. The one who regards the worldly affairs as his greatest concern, his grief and distress are lengthened.
39. The worst of your brothers is he who flatters you and conceals [from you] your faults.
40. Whoever thinks much about sins, will be prompted to commit them.
41. There are two things whose worth is only known to one who has lost them: youth and health.
42. The peak of good management is the employment of moderation.
43. The intellect of every man can be determined by the words that flow on his tongue.
44. He who consults with the wise, seeks for the lights of intelligence to be enlightened with, (and will recognize right from wrong).
45. Beware of any deed whose performance would be deplored by its doer if mentioned to him.
46. Blessings are multiplied with justice.
47. The best noble moral traits are the pardoning by one who has the upper hand and the open-handedness of one who is himself in need.
48. Enjoining good is the most excellent deed of people.
49. The chest of a man of intellect is the strongbox of his secret.
50. The intellect is an intrinsic thing that increases with knowledge and experiences.
51. There are six things by which men’s intellects may be tested: the company they keep, their dealings, ruling, their disassociation from government and power, their wealth and their poverty.
52. A man’s opinion is the measure of his intellect.
53. He who abandons listening to intellectual people, his own intellect dies.
54. Many a slavish mind is subservient to an overpowering caprice!
55. Taking lesson [from past faults] results in immunity [from further faults and sins].
56. Self-admiration is foolishness.
57. The peak of justice is that a man be just towards his own self.
58. He who cares for his reputation must desist from disputation.
59. The peak of inner knowledge of Allah is fear [of Him].
60. The yardstick [used to measure the goodness] of an act of courtesy is the absence of expectation accompanying it.
61. Be content and you will attain honour.
62. Anyone honoured by other than Allah is actually disgraced.
63. He who sleeps too much at night, will lose something of his deeds (i.e., night prayers) which he cannot gain during the day-time.
64. Acquiring knowledge is not possible while the body (person) is tranquil.
65. The Jihad (fighting in the way of Allah) of a woman is to be a pleasant company to her husband.
66. Your aim must be to understand [the traditions] rather than just narrating [them
67. He who sells his next life for his present life in this world, loses both of them.
68. Accept the apology of your Muslim brother and if he has not any, invent one for him yourself.
69. The worst form of betrayal is the disclosure of confidential information.
70. Your admonition (to the wrong-doer) in the presence of people is to humiliate him. (You must talk to him in private).
71. If a person thinks well of you, make his idea hold true.
72. …Nothing is more inducive of the reversal of Allah’s bounty or for hastening of His retribution than continuance in oppression, because Allah hears the prayer of the oppressed and is on the look-out for the oppressors.
73. Do contemplate before speaking so that you may guard yourself from (committing) errors.
74. The one who thinks the best of people gains their love.
75. Sitting in the company of bad people engenders suspicious thoughts about good people.
76. When Allah loves a servant He inspires him to carry out the best forms of worship.
77. Verily part of worship is to talk to people in a gentle manner and to spread the greeting of peace among them.
78. Do not give a guarantee for something that you are not able to fulfill.
79. Two things cause people to be destroyed (and lead unto Hell): fear of poverty, and seeking superiority through pride.
80. Increase your silence and your thoughts will flourish, your heart will enlighten, and people will be safe from your hands.
81. The one who tyrannizes others is ruined by his own tyranny.
82. Imam Ali (as) in his will before his martyrdom : ‘By Allah, by Allah, [pay attention] to orphans. Do not be inconsistent with feeding them, coming one day and abandoning them the next, and do not deprive them of your presence, as I have heard the Prophet (s) say, ‘Whoever elevates an orphan until he be-comes free from need, Allah will make it incumbent for him to enter Heaven just as He has made Hellfire incumbent for the consumer of the property of the orphan.
83. Lowering one's eyes will serve well as a barrier against one's passions.
84. Richness in a foreign place is like one’s homeland, and poverty in one’s homeland is like being a foreigner in it [being lonely].
85. The best of your wealth is that which helps you with your needs.
86. Fairness is the best of characteristics.
87. There is no treasure richer than contentment.
88. Only he who is vile is arrogant.
89. He who behaves arrogantly will never learn.
90. The sign of faith is that you prefer truthfulness where it is to your own detriment over lying where it is to your benefit.
91. The habitual practice of the generous is munificence.
92. Any silence that is devoid of thought is inattentiveness.
93. The most sagacious from among you is the most pious of you.
94. Exaggeration in reproaching a person ignites stubbornness.
95. Speak and you will be known, for a person is hidden under his tongue’.
96. Gatherings and places of entertainment and pleasure corrupt the faith.
97. A man is tested in his actions and not in his sayings.
98. Verily part of keeping oneself immune from sins, is that you do not delude yourself about Allah.
99. There is no treasure more precious than contentment.
100. Let go of your pride, put down your arrogance, and remember your grave.
101. Supplication is the shield of the believer.
102. The fountainhead of merits is the overpowering of anger, and the eradication of desire.
103. Learn the Qur’an for it is the best of speeches, and study it for it is the spring of the hearts.
104. Nothing fortifies states like justice.
105. He who observes his own faults is preoccupied from others’ faults.
106. The greatest fault is when one criticizes others for the same faults present in oneself.
107. Anticipating attentively for a fault [in someone] is a fault in itself.
108. He who observes his own faults is preoccupied from others’ faults.
109. The greatest fault is when one criticizes others for the same faults present in oneself.
110. Anticipating attentively for a fault [in someone] is a fault in itself.
111. Verily part of keeping oneself immune from sins, is that you do not delude yourself about Allah.
112. I am surprised at the one who despairs whilst he has [the ability to seek] forgiveness!
113. There is no treasure more precious than contentment.
114. Let go of your pride, put down your arrogance, and remember your grave.
115. Supplication is the shield of the believer.
116. The fountainhead of merits is the overpowering of anger, and the eradication of desire.
117. Learn the Qur’an for it is the best of speeches, and study it for it is the spring of the hearts.
118. Nothing fortifies states like justice.
119. There is no treasure richer than contentment.
120. Only he who is vile is arrogant.
121. He who behaves arrogantly will never learn.
122. The sign of faith is that you prefer truthfulness where it is to your own detriment over lying where it is to your benefit.
123. The habitual practice of the generous is munificence.
124. Any silence that is devoid of thought is inattentiveness.
125. The most sagacious from among you is the most pious of you.
126. Exaggeration in reproaching a person ignites stubbornness.
127. Speak and you will be known, for a person is hidden under his tongue’.
128. Gatherings and places of entertainment and pleasure corrupt the faith.
129. A man is tested in his actions and not in his sayings.
AMEERUL MOMINEEN, IMAM HAZRAT ALI ibne ABITALIB (a.s.) SAID
RASOOL-E-KHUDA MOHAMMAD MUSTAFA (s.a.w.w.) SAID -