Attributes of Allah, advices to humans in words of Imam Al-Hadi (p)
By: Naema Hussein
A little collection of valuable quotes from tenth infallible
descendant of holy Prophet Muhammad bin Abdullah (peace be upon him
and his pure progeny), Imam Ali Naqi Al-Hadi (peace be upon him)
regarding Allah’s attributes and advices to human beings.
** When Allah intends goodness for somebody, He makes him accept the
blame of the friends.
** There are definite places in which Allah likes the servants to
supplicate to Him. One of these places is the tomb of Al-Hussein:
Master of the Martyrs (peace be upon him).
** Others will fear him who fears Allah. He who obeys Allah will be
obeyed. He who obeys Allah will not care for the dissatisfaction of
the creatures. He who enrages the Creator should be sure of
encountering the dissatisfaction of the creatures.
** No one can describe Allah with attributes other than these with
which He describes Himself. How can anyone describe Him when senses
are too short to perceive Him, illusions are too short to comprehend
Him, ideas are too short to mark Him, and sights are too short to
appreciate Him? He is remote in His nearness and near in His
remoteness. He created the how without being asked "How?" and founded
the where without being asked "where?" He is out of how and where. He
is the One and Only. Exalted be His Majesty and sacred be His Names.
** Dawud As-Sarmi related: My master Imam Al-Hadi (peace be upon him)
ordered me to do many actions then he tested whether I had retained
them all. When he noticed that I could not maintain them all, he took
a pen and wrote down: "In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the
Merciful. I will remember it, Insha'Allah. All the matters are in
"I smiled and the Holy Imam (peace be upon him) asked me about the
reason. I said, "Allah make me your sacrifice, this record reminds me
of the report that one of our acquaintances related to me on the
authority of your grandfather Imam Reza (peace be upon him). He said
that whenever the Imam (peace be upon him) ordered of a matter, he
used to write down: "In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful.
I will remember it, Insha'Allah." The Holy Imam (peace be upon him)
said: O Dawud, I am honest to tell you that the neglector of the
Bismillah is as same of the neglector of the (obligatory) prayers.
** Allah has made this world for testing while He has made the life to
come for receiving the result. He has also made the misfortunes of
this world the cause of gaining the rewards of the life to come and
made the rewards of the life to come as the compensation for the
misfortunes of this world.
** The clement oppressor is about to be acquitted for his clemency,
while the foolish one is about to extinguish the illumination of his
right with the blows of his foolishness.
** You should present thorough obedience to those who present for you
their thorough love and advice.
** Do not feel secure from those who disgraced their personalities.
** This world is like a market in which some profited and others lost.
** Do not expect honesty and purity of intention from someone who has
suffered from your malice; do not expect loyalty from one to whom you
have been disloyal; do not expect goodwill from someone whom you
regard with ill-will: his heart towards you is the same as your heart
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