The Party

The Party الحِزْب

The Party of Allah

حِزبُ اللهِ

1ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أيَسُرُّكَ أنْ تَكونَ مِن حِزبِ اللّه‏ِ الغالِبينَ ؟ اتَّقِ اللّه‏َ سُبحانَهُ وأحْسِنْ في كُلِّ اُمورِكَ ؛ فإنَّ اللّه‏َ مَع الّذينَ اتَّقَوا والّذينَ هُم مُحْسِنونَ.

1- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Would you like to be of the victorious party of Allah? Then be Godwary and excel in all your affairs, for Allah is with those who are wary of their duty to Him and those who excel in virtue.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2828]

2ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : نَحنُ وشيعَتُنا حِزبُ اللّه‏ِ، وحِزبُ اللّه‏ِ هُمُ الغالِبونَ.

2- Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘We and our followers (shi’aa) are the party of Allah, and the party of Allah is the victorious.’[al-Tawhid, p. 166, no. 3]

The Party of Satan

حِزبُ الشَّيطانِ

3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أيُّها النّاسُ ، إنّما بَدْءُ وُقوعِ الفِتَنِ أهْواءٌ تُتَّبَعُ ... ولَو أنَّ الحَقَّ خَلَصَ لَم يَكُنِ اخْتِلافٌ ، ولكنْ يُؤخَذُ مِن هذا ضِغْثٌ ومِن هذا ضِغْثٌ فيُمْزَجانِ فيَجيئانِ مَعا ، فهُنالِكَ اسْتَحْوَذَ الشّيطانُ على أوْليائِه ، ونَجا الّذينَ سَبَقَتْ لَهُم مِن اللّه‏ِ الحُسْنى.

3- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘O people! Truly the onset of problems is brought about by following the desires… If the truth were pure there would be no disparity. However, a handful is taken from this [the truth] and a handful from that [falsehood] and then the two are mixed and appear altogether. And this is where Satan prevails over his followers, and only those who are favoured by Allah are saved.’[al-Kafi, v. 1, p. 54, no. 1]

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ مِن خُطبةٍ لَهُ يَصِفُ فيها المُنافِقينَ ـ : فَهُم لُمَةُ الشَّيطانِ ، وحُمَةُ النِّيرانِ ، اُولئكَ حِزبُ الشَّيطانِ ، ألاَ إنَّ حِزبَ الشَّيطانِ هُمُ الخاسِرونَ.

4- Imam Ali (a.s.) said in one of his sermons where he describes the hypocrites, ‘They are the companions of Satan, and the incinerating sting of the Fire. They are the party of Satan; indeed it is Satan’s parties who are the losers.’[Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 194]