Quotes from Al-Taqi

“Don’t pretend to be Allah’s servant and be His enemy in privacy.”

“Sincerity is the best of all worships.”

“Relying on Allah is the price of every valuable thing and the ladder to every treasured thing.”

“Our wealth and soul are of God’s pleasant gifts (to us) and deposited trusts, they cause happiness and pleasure as long as we enjoy them, and reward is for whatever is taken (from us), so whose grief overcome his patience his reward is lost, and we seek refuge to God from that.”

“The one, who doesn’t know the way in, has a problem finding the way out.”

“Whoever worked without knowledge, his destruction is more than his rectification.”

“The one aware of oppression, the aid to it, and the pleased with it, all three are partners.”

“Human’s death due to sins is more than death by fate, and his living due to benevolence is more than living due to natural life time.”

“Awaiting for the deliverance to come is the best act for our Shi’a.”

Saqr ibn Abi Dulaf said, “I heard from Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ar-Rida (the Ninth Imam) who said, ‘The Imam after me is my son, ‘Ali; his command is my command; his word is my word; to obey him is to obey me. The Imam after him is his son, Hasan. His command is the command of his father; his word is the word of his father; to obey him is to obey his father.’ After these words the Imam remained silent. I said to him, ‘Oh son of the Prophet, who will be the Imam after Hasan?’ The Imam cried hard, then said, ‘Verily after Hasan his son is the awaited Imam who is “al-Qa’im bi’l-haqq”

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