80. Respecting the Divine Signs
Allah, the Mighty and the High says:
ذَٰلِكَ وَمَنْ يُعَظِّمْ شَعَائِرَ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّهَا مِنْ تَقْوَى الْقُلُوبِ
“And whoever respects the signs of Allah, this surely is (the outcome) of the piety of hearts.” (Qur’an, Surah Hajj 22:32)
Tabarsi (r.a.) has said:
“And one who respects the signs of God, that is the standards of the religion of God, and the signs that He has appointed for His obedience.”1
I say: Since the being of Imam (as) is one of these important signs and indications, without any doubt, respecting His Eminence is one of its important types. And among the types of paying respect is: Praying for His Eminence.
- 1. Majma al-Bayan, Vol. 7, Pg. 83