Quotes from the Master of Martyrs

“To me , death is nothing but happiness, and living under tyrants nothing but living in a hell. You have offered us two choices, war or humiliation. We reject humiliation.”

“He who has You, has everything, and he who has deprived himself of You is the poorest in the world. Loser is the one who chooses and be content with anyone or anything other than You. ”

“Never will be salvaged the people who win the consent of the creature at the cost of the dissatisfaction of the Creator.”

“People are slaves to the world , and as long as they live favorable and comfortable lives , they are loyal to religious principles. However , at hard times , the times of trials , true religious people are scarce.”

“I never revolted in vain, as a rebel or as a tyrant, but I rose seeking reformation for the nation of my grandfather Mohammad. I intend to enjoin good and forbid evil, to act according to the traditions of my grandfather, and my father Ali Ibn Abi-Talib.”

“If the world is counted valuable; sur”ely the house of God’s rewards is higher and more worthy. If bodies were created for death; surely being killed with swords in the way of God is a more honorable death. If the share of daily sustenance, of each creature is provided by the creator, surely it is not decent for man to be greedy for gaining and eating too much. If wealth is amassed for one day to be left. Then why a free man becomes so miser on something he has to leave?”

“Wisdom will not be complete except by following the truth.”

“Among the signs of ignorance is arguing with irrational people.”

“Among the signs of a learned man is criticising his own words and being informed of various viewpoints.”

Imam Hussain (as) was asked: O ‘the son of the prophet how is life going on? Imam replied: Life is going on , in such a way that I have a God over me, the hell-fire in front of me , death is looking for me, there is no escape of the Day of Judgement, I am taken as a hostage by my own deeds, things do not turn out to be the way I like , I cannot repel what I hate, the affairs are in someone else’s hands. He tortures me if he likes and he forgives if he wishes. Therefore, is there anybody poorer than me?

“The most generous person is the one who offers help to those who do not expect him to help.”

“You deserve the Paradise , don’t sell yourself for anything less.”

“Being thankful for a grace of God makes God reward you with another grace.”

“The most merciful person is the one who forgives when he is able to revenge.”

“Thinking of war is spine-chilling and its taste is extremely unpleasant. A true warrior is one who steps into the scene of war, fully armed, with no fear of the enemy. Whoever starts fighting at an inappropriate time , or when he is not fully equipped and prepared , or without having made plans about it , he will not be helpful for his people and he will die in vain.”

“O’ the son of Adam! Remember the death of your fathers and your children ,where they were , and to where they went. I can foresee that you , too ,will join them very soon and provide a lesson for others.”

“Son of Adam! lmagine your death bed , your grave , imagine the Day of Judgement when all parts of your body will testify against you ; the day when knees will tremble , hearts will be squeezed inside tight chests ;the day secrets will be disclosed , people will be unmasked , some will come out victorious and dignified and some will be disgraced , and the divine justice will gauge people’s deeds.”

“O’ the son of Adam ! Think for a while and ask yourself : Where are the kings and emperors of the world ? Where are those who re-built the ruins , dug ditches and wells , planted trees and set up habitable towns ? Where are those who gathered wealth ? They had to part with their wealth and properties and leave them to other reluctantly. We, too, will have the same fate.”

“I do not know companions more loyal and better than my companions ,neither do I know a household more honourable and passionate than my household. May the Almighty rewards you for the favors you have done me.“

“The Almighty God elevates His worshippers for their patience in enduring difficulties.”

“No way! By God I will never surrender to them like a humiliated person and never pledge allegiance to them like slaves.” I seek refuge to my God from you stoning me to death “. ” I seek refuge to my God and your God from any arrogant who does not believe in the day of Resurrection.”

“Be patient O ‘ the son of the nobles. Death is only a bridge which takes you from misery and loss to the vast Paradise and the eternal graces. Then , is there anyone among you who dislikes to be transferred from a prison to a palace? For your enemies death is the opposite , it is like being transferred from a palace to a prison to be tortured. As my father quoted the Prophet assaying : ” Surely, this world is a prison for the believer and a Paradise for the infidel.” Death is a bridge to take some to their Paradise and some to their hell. I have never told lies and never was told lies”

“Spend as much as you earn, not more.”

“Twelve Mahdis are to be from us. First of them is Amir al-Mo’menin Ali Ibn Abi Talib , and the last is the Imam who rises by justice. Through him, God will revive the earth after its death , and let the real belief overcome other beliefs , in spite of the polytheists’ dislike. He has a long occultation ,during which some will abandon their faith , and some will firmly stay in their belief. Then, they will be annoyed and asked : ” When will this promise be fulfilled, if you are telling the truth ? ” Truly , whoever withstands annoyance and denial of others during the occultation of Mahdi is like the one who fights by sword alongside the Prophet (pbuh ).”

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