Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ja`far as-Sadiq May Allah Bless Him and Give Him Peace

Name: Ja'far ibn Muhammed
Titles: As-Sadiq
Kuniya: Abu Abdullah
Birthdate: Monday, 17th Rabi-ul-Awwal, 83 A.H. in Madina
Father: Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (peace be upon him), 5th Holy Imam
Mother: Umm-e-Farwah
Died: (Martyred)
Date: Monday, 15th Rajab, 148 A.H.
Place: Madina, Arabia
Age: 65 years
Cause: Poisoned by Mansur Dawaneeqi, the 'Abbaside caliph
Buried: Madina, Arabia in Jannatul-Baqi

*The person moving to help his Momin brothers is like the person who is walking between Safa and Marwa.
*He who treats people kindly will be accepted as arbiter.
*To trust everybody in times of injustice and cheating is disability.
*To recognize the actuality of your friend, you should enrage him. If he keeps up his friendship, he is true friend lest, he is false.
*Do not appreciate one's affection before you enrage him three times.
*Do not trust your friend perfectly, because the knockdown of the trustful is incurable.
*Islam is a definite rank. Faith is one rank higher than Islam. Conviction is one rank higher than faith. People have been given a rank lower than conviction.
*The desire for the worldly pleasures causes grief and sadness. Abstinence from the worldly pleasures brings about the rest of both heart and body.
*He who gains oppression is not gaining welfare. He who mistreats people should not complain when people mistreat him.
*In homelands, exchanging visits is the means of association. In travel, correspondence is the means of association.
*Shaking hands is the perfect greeting of the resident and embracement is the perfect greeting of the traveler.
*A Muslim always has three characteristics: knowledge about the religion, good management of life, and perseverance in the faces of calamities.
*An actual believer is that whose sexual appetite does not overcome him and whose stomach does not shame him.
*A twenty-year friendship is kinship.
*Favors should be done only to the highborn or the religious. Those who show gratitude are very few.
*Enjoining good and forbidding evil should be practiced with a faithful believer that he would learn a lesson, or an ignorant that he would earn. Enjoining good and forbidding evil become surely worthless when they are applied to the powerful tyrants.
*As some people showed ingratitude for Allah's graces, He changed the graces into crises. As other people showed steadfastness against the misfortunes that inflicted them, Allah changed the misfortunes into graces.

Imam al-Sadiq (AS) was asked about personality, he answered: Personality stands for that Allah should not see you in situations against which He warned, and miss you in situations of which He ordered.