Words of Wisdom from Imam Sadiq (AS)
By: Narmin Niazi
Imam Jafar bin Muhammad As-Sadiq (AS), sixth infallible
heir of Prophet Muhammad (SW), was martyred on 15 Shawal while
according to some other traditions he kissed martyrdom on
Shawal 25, and was buried in the cemetery of Al-Baqi in the
holy city of Medina, Saudi Arabia.
Some of his quotes are:
The unintelligent is fit for nothing and the unknowledgeable
is unintelligent. He who understands will be excellent and he
who is clement will be triumphant.
Knowledge is protection, honesty is glory, ignorance is
humility, understanding is honor, openhandedness is success,
and good mannerism achieves affection.
The knowing of the manners of his time will not be attacked by
the mysteries. Judiciousness is the lantern of doubt.
Allah is the custodian of him who knows His and the enemy of
him who ignores Him. The intelligent should be forgiver and
the ignorant is treacherous.
If you want to be respected, you should be lenient and if you
want to be disrespected, you may be severe. The heart of him
whose lineage is honorable is surely soft while he whose race
is ignoble is surely hard-hearted.
He who neglects will be engaged (in troubles). He who cares
for the result will act slowly in matters that he ignores.
He who involves himself in a matter with which he does not
have full acquaintance will debase himself.
He who does not know will not understand, he who does not
understand will not be safe, he who is not safe will not be
respected, he who is not respected will feel disappointed, he
who feels disappointed will be blamed, and he who is blamed
will be worthy of regret.
If you can hide your personality from people, do it. You
should not care if people do not praise you and you should not
care if people disregard you when Allah honors you.
Amirul Muminin(A.S.) used to say: "Life is worthless for
everyone except two men: A man whose acts of charity are day
by day increasable and a man who corrects his death by means
of repentance." If you can keep yourself indoors, do it. When
you go out (of your house), you should avoid backbiting,
telling untruths, envying, showing off, flattering, and
The cell of the believer is his house where he detains
himself, his sight, his tongue, and his genitals.
He who acknowledges the favors of Allah in his heart before he
expresses his gratitude by words deserves increase of Allah.
Many are those whom are tempted by receiving graces of Allah,
many are those whom are trapped by the concealment of their
flaws, and many are those whom are cheated by wording of
Reference: Tohaf al-Uqool
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