Lesson One Hundred Forty Four: Revival Of Doctrine Of The Prophet’s Household
Imam Ar-Ridha’ (a.s.) said:
مَنْ جَلَسَ مَجْلِساً يُحْيى فيهِ اَمْرُنا لَمْ يَمُتْ قَلْبُهُ يَوْمَ تَمُوتُ الْقُلُوبُ
One who participates in a meeting in which our doctrine is revived, his heart shall not die when the hearts die! 1
It is clearly inferred from the above sentence that the followers of the Prophet’s household are duty bound to revive the ideas and practices of the pure household by understanding their doctrine, perceiving the spirit of their speeches, and becoming familiar with their instructions . They should not allow their meetings to degenerate into channels of amusements and gossip or harping on their needs and personal problems and desires . Instead, they should concentrate on higher human and social concerns with efforts directed at inculcating correct Islamic values, beliefs and practices. Such meetings will revive hearts and awaken the thoughts.
- 1. Turasul-Aiemma, page 443. Wasa'il Al-Shia, vol 14, page 502. Al-Amali, page 73. Mishkat Al-Anwar, page 257.