Quotes from Al-Kazim

“On the day of Resurrection, there will stand on the Divine Throne four individuals from the past generations and four from the later generations. Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus are the four individuals from the past generations. Mohammed, Ali, al-Hasan, and al-Hussein are the four individuals from the later generations. Then, food will be served. Those who visited the shrines of the Imams will be invited to that food. The visitors of my son’s shrine will be the foremost and the most favorable.”

“Never bother to learn something not knowing which does not do you any harm, and never neglect to learn something whose negligence will increase your ignorance.”

“Plants grow in plain, not rocky, lands. In the same way, wisdom will grow in the hearts of the modest, not the arrogant, because Allah has made modesty the instrument of the mind and made arrogance the instrument of ignorance.”

“The most high-ranking people are those who disregard the worldly pleasures completely.”

“Whenever you get a pious leader and ruler (then) thank God for this boon.”

“Always say the right thing although it may lead to your loss.”

“No charity is superior to giving a helping hand to the weak.”

“Moderation is the half of the livelihood.”

“I found the knowledge of people in four things: firstly, that you know your Lord (recognition of Allah) and secondly that you know it as to what factors He made use of in creating you,
and thirdly that you know as to what does he want and intend from you, and fourthly that you learn what is it that will expel you from your religion.”

“The one whose two days are equal is a loser.”

“No one will gain the reward of suffering a misfortune unless he who forbears it and says: We are Allah’s, and to Him we will return.”

“The best of generosity is the help to the oppressed.”

“Be tough and strict with the cruel so that you may take the right of the oppressed from him.”

He (A.S.) said: “No believer commits a sin but he regrets it and feels ashamed. And the Prophet has said:
Enough is regret as repentance, ‘and also he has said: `Whoever is pleased by a good deed and displeased by a bad deed, he is a believer.’ Therefore, if there is someone who does not feel remorse for a sin he has committed, he is not a believer, and intercession will not avail him, and he will be an unjust one. And Allah says: `The unjust shall have no true friend nor any intercessor who should be obeyed’ (40:18).”

“The world is soft and beautiful like a snake but there is a (disastrous) killer poison hidden inside it.”

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