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Golden words from Imam Baqir-ul-Uloom (as)
By: Lamiya Ash-Shabibi
Imam Al-Baqir (peace be upon him) said:
~Our followers are of three kinds: One who follows us but depends on others, one who is like a glass involved in his own reflections, but the best are those who are like gold, the more they suffer the more they shine.
~Whenever Allah wants to assist a sinner, He inflicts a disease on that person. If this does not happen, He makes that person dependant on another one. If this also does not happen, the Almighty makes his death a really hard one so that his sins are compensated.
~The height of perfection is excellence in the understanding of the religion, endurance in hardships and administration of the affairs of life according to one's means, in the right measure.
~The scholar (`alim) who derives benefit from his knowledge is better than seventy thousand devotees ('abid ).
~One who disobeys Allah has no knowledge of Him.
~Man's tongue is the key to all good and evil. Therefore, a believer should lock his tongue like he would keep his gold and silver locked up.
~If man knew the rewards for hardships and suffering, he would cut himself to pieces (to suffer)!
~All eyes except three kinds of eyes would weep on the Judgment Day:
i) Eyes that remain awake the whole night in Allah's service.
ii) Eyes that weep from the fear of Allah.
iii) Eyes that have saved themselves from sinning in the world.
~Three things destroy a man:
i) considering his own deeds to be really great.
ii) Forgetting the sins that have been committed.
iii) Considering his own opinion to be the highest.