Lesson Twenty Seven: Signs of the People of Paradise
Imam As-Sadiq (a.s.) said:
"إنَّ لاَِهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ اَرْبَعَ عَلامات: وَجْهٌ مُنْبَسِطٌ وَ لِسانٌ فَصِيْحٌ وَ قَلْبٌ رَحِيْمٌ وَ يَدٌ مُعْطِيَةٌ"
The people of paradise have four signs: open face, eloquent and clear tongue, a merciful heart and bountiful hand.1
The noblest human schools are those which train individuals to acquire good character and become valuable members of the society because society is the source of all blessings.
The signs which the above tradition attributes to the people of paradise are all concerned with factors that strengthen social relations and sow seeds of affection in the land of society.
Open and pleasant faces, soft and kind, with clear and eloquent tongues, with hearts yearning to help people, and hands not holding back assistance – Yes! these are the signs of the people of paradise.
- 1. Irshad al-Qulub