Quotes from Al-Mojtaba

“What a companion your money is, that it only benefits you once it leaves you.”

“If you fail to obtain something of worldly benefit, take it as if the thought of it had never crossed your mind at all.”

“Teach the people of your knowledge, and learn from their knowledge. Hence you would have become adept and learnt that which you do not know.”

Imam al-Hasan(AS) said to one of his sons: “O son, do not befriend anyone before you know his means and sources. When you try him and please to associate with him, you should then befriend him on bases of pardoning his faults and consoling him in misfortunes.”

“The true close one is that whom is drawn near by cordiality despite the far kinship, and the true remote one is that whom is taken away by cordiality despite the near kinship. Nothing is closer to the body than the hand. Hands may be amputated and cut due to betrayal.”

“He who depends upon Allah’s good option for him will not wish to be in a situation other than that which Allah has put him in.”

“When you meet your friends, you should kiss them on the place of light in the forehead.”

“How can a believer be a believer when he is discontent with His (Allah’s) predestination, and disparages His (Allah’s) status, when it is Allah whom rules over him. And I guarantee, for the one whose heart does not harbor other than satisfaction, that if he supplicates Allah, he will be granted.”

“The most preferable adornment is graceful manners”

“The best wealth is contentment and the worst poverty is humility”

“I did not witness an oppressor who is more alike to an oppressed, than the one who is envious.”

“You are the most inferior amongst a nation, when you could be on the verge of dignity amongst another nation, therefore learn the knowledge, and those of you who cannot memorize it, consequently, should write it and place it in his house.”

“O’ Son of Adam! Since the day you left your mother’s womb you life has been on the decrease. Therefore, avail yourself of that between your hands for the hereafter, because the believer takes provisions (from this world) and the disbeliever only takes his leisure (from this world)”

“Befriend people in the same manner you would like them to befriend you.”

“It is incumbent on whoever stands in the presence of the Lord of Throne (Allah), that his colour pales, and that his limbs tremble.”

“Brotherhood is loyalty during adversity and during comfort.”

“Do not struggle hard like a successful (searcher) of material and do not depend upon destiny like those who surrender to it. (Neither greed nor laziness). Because seeking the Grace (of Allah) is Sunnah and not being greedy in seeking sustenance is modesty. And modesty is not the cause for the repulsion of sustenance, nor does greed attract grace, because sustenance is (already) apportioned, and being greedy is being sinful.”

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