Sayings of Imam Hasan Al-Askari (A.S.) marking his b-day
By: Shima Hashimi
1- Do not dispute (with others) lest you will lose
splendor and do not joke (with everyone) lest you will be
2- As for those who accept to sit in a place other than the first row
of a session, Allah and His angels will bless them until they leave
3- Imam Hasan al-Askari(A.S.) answer the man who asked him a miracle
or a proof of Imamat: The punishment will be doubled for those who
refuted the miracle or proof of Imamat after it had been presented to
them according to their demand. He who shows patience will be supplied
with the support of Allah. People are accustomed to publicize false
missives that they themselves forge. We supplicate to Allah for
guiding us (to the right). Matters are either submission or
destruction. The end results of everything belong to Allah.
4- Imam al-Askari(A.S.) answered the man who reported to him the
disagreement of Shias: Allah has addressed to the intelligent
exclusively. People are of different classes: some are the discerning
on a way of salvation; they are holding fast to the right and clinging
to the branch of the origin; they are neither doubtful not suspicious;
they do not consider a shelter other than me. Some are those who have
not received the right from its very people; they are like those who
embarked on a ship; they ripple when the sea is wavy and calm down
when the sea is calm. Some are those who are dominated by the Shaitan;
their one and only job is to refute the people of the right and
substitute the wrong for the right out of envy. Hence, leave those who
went astray to the right and left. When a shepherd wants to gather the
hoard, he will not need to exert efforts for so. Beware of divulging
our secrets and seeking power, for these two things drive into
5- Within the unforgivable sins are the sins whose committers wish if
they would not commit anything else." Imam al-Askari(A.S.) then said:
"Polytheism of people is more hidden that the creeping of ants on a
black piece of cloth in a gloomy night.
6- "Bismillah ar Rahman ir Rahim -- in the Name of Allah the
Beneficent the Merciful-" is as near to the Great Name (of Allah) as
the iris to the white of the eye.
7- In the time of Imam al-Hasan Askari(A.S.), some of the Shias
disagreed about his Imamat; therefore the following message was
publicized carrying his signature: No one of my fathers suffered the
(affliction of the) disagreement of such a group like I did. If this
matter of Imamat that you have believed in and embraced is temporary,
then I doubt it. If it is as permanent as the affairs of Allah, then
what is the meaning of this doubt?
8- The mutual love of the pious. The hate of the sinful to the pious
is an advantage for the pious. The hate of the pious to the sinful is
debasement for the sinful.
9- To greet everyone you pass by and to sit in a place other than the
first class of a session are signs of modesty.
10- Reasonless laughter is a sign of ignorance.
11- Within the misfortunes that deal a death blow is the neighbor who
overshadows any good feature that he notices and propagandizes any
defect that he notices.
12- Imam al-Askari(A.S.) said to his adherents (Shias) I command you
to fear Allah, show piety to your religion, work hard for Allah's
sake, tell truths only, return the deposits to their owners whether
they are pious or sinful, prostrate yourselve before Allah for a long
time, and treat your neighbors courteously. These are the matters that
Mohammad (S.A.W.) brought. Offer prayers in the middle of your folks,
attend their funeral ceremonies, visit their ill ones, and fulfill
their rights. I am pleased if people point to you and say "this is
Shi'ite", when you behave piously, tell truths only, return the
deposits to their owners, and condutct courteously with people. Fear
Allah, be good (examples) and do not be evil. Attract people's
fondness of us and save us from every awful character, for we are
surely the people of every good thing that is said about us, but we
are definitely not the owners of any evil thing that is imputed to us.
We enjoy a (distinctive) right in the Book of Allah, a relation (of
kinship) to the Messenger of Allah, and a purification whose source is
Allah. Only can the liars claim of enjoying our distinctive features.
Refer to Allah very much, refer to death, recite the Quran, and bless
the Prophet (S.A.W.). A single blessing of the Prophet(S.A.W.) is ten
advantages. Retain the matter of which I have commanded you. Allah
keep you under His supervision. Peace be upon you.
13- Very much offering of prayers and fasting is not the worship; the
very worship is the very much pondering over the affairs of Allah.
14- The worst servants - of Allah - are those who are two-faced and
two-tongued; they praise their present friends and backbite the
absent; they envy them for obtaining graces and disappoint them when
they suffer a misfortune.
15- Anger is the key to every evil.
16- In 260 A.H. Imam al-Askari(A.S.) said to his adherents: We have
previously ordered you to put the rings in your right hands when we
were among you. Now, because you will no longer meet us (normally), we
order you to put your rings in your left hands until Allah make your,
as well as our, Question prevalent. This is surely the best proof
through which you can prove your being loyal to our leadership; i,e.
the leadership of the Prophet's family. All the attendants took their
rings out of their right hands to put them in the left. The Imam (A.S.)
then ordered: Convey this commandment to all of our adherents -Shias.
17- The least comfortable of people is the spiteful.
18- The most pious of people is he who stops at suspicious matters.
The best worshipper is he who performs the obligatory religious
affairs duly. The most abstinent of people is he who abandons the
unlawful. The most hard-working of people is he who deserts sins.
19- You are plunging into decreased deadlines and limited days. He who
sows good will harvest delight and he who sows evil will harvest
regret. Each cultivator will gain only what he has cultivated. The
slow will not gain but his own share. The acquisitive will not catch
that which is not his. The source of every advantage is Allah, and the
actual protector from every evil is Allah, too.
20- The faithful believer is a blessing for the believers and a claim
against he disbelievers.
21- The heart of the foolish is in his mouth and the mouth of the wise
is in his heart.
22- The guaranteed sustenance should not engage you from the ordained
23- The excessiveness of the (ritual) ablution is as same as defect.
24- The powerful will be definitely humiliated if he ignores the right
and the humble will be definitely valued if he takes in it.
25- Fatigue is the friend of the ignorant.
26- Nothing is above two characters: believing in Allah and benefiting
27- The babies who dare their fathers will surely treat them impiously
when they attain maturity.
28- To show happiness before the grieved is not a sign of good
29- Everything that you dislike your life if you lose it is surely
preferred to your life, and everything that you desire for death if it
befalls you is surely eviler than death.
30- To educate an ignorant and to prevent a habit are two impossible
31- Modesty is an unenviable favor.
32- Do not bestow upon anyone with matters that are difficult for him.
33- Those who advice their friend secretly are respecting them, and
those who advice them openly are humiliating them.
34- Allah's favors encompass every misfortune.
35- It is so ugly for a believer to follow a passion that causes him
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