Imam Sadiq (A.S.)'s note to his followers
By: Sayyed Ebadi Hayat
Presenting this note of Imam Ja’fer As-Sadeq (A.S.) on
Shawal 15 which marks his anniversary of martyrdom … Imam (A.S.) was
martyred by poisoning by the Abbasid caliph Mansur in holy Madinah -
city of Prophet (S.A.W.). He was buried at Baqi' graveyard, beside his
father, grandfather, father’s uncle grandfather, and grandmother
Sayyedah Fatima Az-Zahra' (A.S.).
Ask Allah for good health. Adhere to courtesy, decorum and
tranquility, and promote yourselves against what the virtuous ones
among you promote themselves against.
Remark favorably on the wrong people: be steadfast against their
oppression, beware of opposing them, and use taqiyyah of which Allah
ordered you when you sit, associate, and discuss with them. You have
to sit, associate, and discuss with them, They will surely hurt you if
they notice that you deny their beliefs. They will surely subjugate
you unless Allah protect you against them. Their hearts bear malice
and hatred against you more than what they show.
The servant that Allah created as faithful believer will not die
before he hates and goes away from evil. He whom Allah causes to hate
and go away from evil will be saved from arrogance and pride. Hence,
his mannerism and features will be well and his face will be smiling.
He will acquire the decorum, tranquility, and reverence of Islam, keep
himself away from matters that Allah forbids, and evade matters that
enrage Allah. Moreover, Allah will endow him with people's affection
and courtesy and save him from boycotting people and engaging in
The servant that Allah created him as disbeliever will not die before
he loves and favors evil. He whom Allah causes to love and favor evil
will be arrogant and proud. Hence, he will be hard-hearted, vicious,
rude-faced, famed of vulgarity, and shameless. Allah will dishonor him
as nothing will prevent him from committing the prohibited matters and
the acts of disobedience to Allah. He will hate obedience to Allah and
its people. Far away are the believers' manners from the
Ask Allah for good health and seek it from Him. All power and might
belong to Allah.
Supplicate to Allah very frequently. He loves the servants who
supplicate to Him. He promised them of response. On the Day of
Resurrection, Allah will change the believers' supplications into
deeds due to which their ranks of Paradise will be added. Refer to
Allah very much in every hour of every day and night. He ordered to
mention Him frequently and He will mention the believers who mention
Him. Allah will remember graciously every believer who mentions Him.
Keep up the prayers in general and the middle prayer in specific, and
stand up while offering prayers in obedience to Allah, as Allah
ordered the faithful believers before you in His Book.
You should love the poor Muslims. He whoever debases and humbles them
will deviate from Allah's religion and Allah will debase him. Our
father the Prophet (S.A.W.) said; My Lord ordered me to love the poor
Muslims." You must know that Allah will throw hatred and belittlement
upon him whoever humiliates any of the Muslims, so that people will
hate him intensely. Fear Allah in regard to the poor Muslims; your
brothers. It is obligatory upon you to love them since Allah ordered
His Prophet (S.A.W.) to love them. He whoever dislikes those whom
Allah ordered His Prophet (S.A.W.) to love is disobeying Allah and His
messenger. He who disobeys Allah and His Messenger to death will be
reckoned as one of those who returned into a rebel.
Beware of pride and arrogance, because arrogance is Allah's dress, and
He will surely subdue and humiliate him whoever tries to take His
Beware of oppressing each other, because this is not a character of
the virtuous. Allah will make the results of any oppression against
the originator of that oppression and will give His victory to the
wronged party. He whom is given Allah's victory will surely overcome
Beware of envying each other, because it is the origin of atheism.
Beware of standing against the wronged Muslim, because Allah will
respond to him when he supplicates to him. Our father the Prophet (S.A.W.)
said: The supplication of the wronged Muslim is responded."
Beware of desiring for anything that Allah forbids. Allah will deprive
those who violate the prohibited matters of Paradise and its
pleasures, delights, and everlasting awards.
better than wealth because it protects you while you have to
guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the
more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you
get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but
what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."MORE