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Meeting 14: Alphabetical Ahadith

I would like to bring this course to an end by quoting twenty-six Hadith in the English alphabetical order.

Anger

الغضب مفتاح كل شرّ.

"Anger is the key to all evils." [al-Behar, vol.73, p.263]

Bravery

الشجاعة صبر ساعة.

"Bravery is to be patient for an hour." [al-Behar, vol.78, p.11]

Complaint

اوحي الله الي اخي العُزير: يا عُزير! ان اصابتک مصيبة فلا تشکني الي خلقي.

"The Almighty Allah revealed to my brother Ozair: O Ozair! Should any calamity inflict you, then do not complain against Me to My creation." [Kanzul-Ommal, H. 32341]

Divorce

ما احلّ الله شيئا ابغض اليه من الطلاق.

"Allah has not made any Halal more despised to Him than divorce." [Kanzul-Ommal, H. 27871]

Evil

شرّ الناس من باع آخرته بدنياه و شرّ من ذلک من باع آخرته بدنيا غيره.

"An evil man is one who sells his hereafter for his Donya and more evil than him is the one who sells his hereafter for the Donya of someone else." [al-Behar, vol.77 p.46]

Friendship

صحبة الاشرار تکسب الشرّ کالريح اذا مرّت بالنتن حملت نتنا.

"Friendship with evil people earns evil; like the wind when it blows over stink it will carry its evil smell." [Mizanul-Hikma, vol.4, p.1584]

Generous

السخي قريب من الله، قريب من الناس، قريب من الجنة.

"The generous are close to God, close to people and close to Paradise." [al-Behar, vol. 73, p.308]

Hitting

ان اعتي الناس علي الله عز و جلّ من قتل غير قاتله و من ضرب من لم يضربه.

"Verily, the most tyrannical person in the sight of the Almighty God is the one who kills he who did not kill him, or hits he who did not hit him." [al-Kaafi, vol.7 p.274]

Intercession

لاشفعنّ يوم القيامة لمن کان في قلبه جناح بعوضة ايمان.

"Surely I will intercede on the Day of Judgment for whoever there is faith in his heart even (as little as) the weight of the wing of a fly." [Kanzul-Ommal, H.39043]

Jealousy

اياکم و الحسد فانه يأکل الحسنات کما تأکل النار الحطب.

“Avoid jealousy, for surely it destroys good deeds as fire destroys firewood.” [Jame’ul-Akhbar p.451]

Knowledge

اطلبوا العلم و لو بالصين.

"Seek knowledge even in China." [Kanzul-Ommal, H.28697]

Love (for Allah)

يقول الله عزّ و جلّ: اذا کان الغالب علي العبد الاشتغال بي جعلت بُغيته و لذّته في ذکري. فاذا جعلت بغيته و لذته في ذکري عشقني و عشقته فاذا عشقني و عشقته رفعت الحجاب فيما بيني و بينه و صيرت ذلک تغالبا عليه لايسهو اذا سها الناس.

"The Almighty Allah says: 'When a devotee spends most of his time for Me, I make his wish and desire in Remembering Me. Then when I make his wish and desire in Remembering Me, he will love Me and I will love him. When he loves Me and l love him, I will remove the veil between Me and him and make that (condition) most of the time for him that he does not become absent minded when people are absent minded." [Kanzul-Ommal, H. 1872]

Marriage

ما بني في الاسلام بناء احبّ الي عزّ و جلّ و اعزّ من التزويج

“No construction has been built in Islam more favorable and dearer to the Almighty Allah than marriage.” [al-Behar, vol.103, p.220]

Narration

اعقلوا الخبر اذا سمعتموه عقل رعاية لا عقل رواية فانّ رواة العلم کثير و رعاته فليل.

“When you hear a narration hear it to guard (practice) it not for just merely narrating it. For surely the narrators of knowledge are many but those who guard (practice) it are few.” [Nahjul-Balagha, Words 98]

Orphan

انا و کافل اليتيم کهاتين في الجنة اذا اتقي الله عزّ و جلّ- و اشار بالسبابة و الوسطي.

"The sponsor of an orphan and I are (so close) like these two if he fears Allah." The Prophet (S) then showed his index finger and the middle one." [Noorul-Thaqalayn, vol.5 p.597]

Polytheism

يا ابن مسعود! اياک ان تشرک بالله طرفة عين و ان نشرت بالمنشار او قطّعت او صلبت او اُحرقت بالنار.

"O Ibn Mas'oud! Don't ever associate any partner with Allah even for a blink of an eye, even if you were sawed by a saw or mutilated or crucified or burned by fire." [Makaremul-Akhlaq vol.2 p.357]

Quran

ينبغي للمؤمن ان لا يموت حتي يتعلم القرآن او يکون في تعلّمه.

“It is the duty of a believer to learn the Quran before he dies or be in the process of learning it.”

Reverence

يا نوف انه ليس من رجل اعظم منزلة عند الله من رجل بکي من خشية الله و احب في الله و ابغض في الله.

"O Nouf! No one has greater position with the Almighty Allah than the one who cries in reverence of Allah and loves for Allah and dislikes for Him.” [al-Behar, vol.87, p.201]

Satan

الفتن ثلاث: حب النساء و هو سيف الشيطان و شرب الخمر و هو فخ الشيطان و حب الدينار و الدرهم و هو سهم الشيطان.

"The trials are three: Love of (non-Mahram) women which are the sword of Satan, drinking alcohol which is the trap of Satan and loving dollars and cents which are the arrows of Satan." [al-Khesal, p.113]

Transgression

اوحي الله الي اخي العُزير: يا عزير! اعصني بقدر طاقتک عن عذابي.

"Allah revealed to my brother Ozair: O Ozair! Transgress (disobey) Me in as much as you can tolerate My torment!" [Kanzul-Ommal, H.32341]

Usury

من اکل الربا ملاء الله عز و جلّ بطنه من نار جهنم بقدر ما اکل.

"Whoever earns through usury the Almighty Allah will fill his stomach with hell-fire inasmuch as he has earned from usury." [Thawabul-A'mal, vol.2. p.336]

Victory

بالصبر يتوقع الفرج و من يدمن قرع الباب يلج.

"Victory is expected by patience and whoever knocks on a door it will eventually open." [al-Behar, vol.71:p. 96]

Worshipping

العبودية خمسة اشياء: خلاء البطن و قراءة القرآن و قيام الليل و التضرع عند الصبح و البکاء من خشية الله.

"Worshipping is five things: empty stomach, recitation of the Quran, standing at night (for prayer), supplication at dawn and crying in reverence of Allah." [Mostadrakul-Wasa'el, vol.11 p.244]

Xen

ليس کل اصحاب رسول الله (ص) يسأله عن الشيء فيفهم. کان منهم من يسأله و لايستفهمه حتي ان کانوا ليحبون ان يجييء الاعرابي و الطاري فيسأل رسول الله (ص) حتي يسمعوا.

Imam Ali (a.s.): “Not all those who were asking the Prophet (S) would understand his answers. There were some who would not understand the Prophet (S) until a Bedouin or a Xen arrived and asked the Prophet (S) so that they could understand it. [al-Kaafi 1:64]

Youth

ان احبّ الخلائق الي الله عز و جلّ شابّ حدث السن في صورة حسنة جعل شبابه و جماله لله و في طاعته ذلک الذي يباهي به الرحمن ملائکته يقول: هذا عبدي حقا.

"Surely, the most favorable people to Allah is a youth with a nice face who makes his youth and beauty for Allah's sake and His obedience. That is the one the Merciful Allah vies in glory with him to His angels saying: This is truly My devotee." [Kanzul-Omal, h. 43103]

Zealousness

من تعصب او تُعصب له فقد خلع ربقة الايمان من عنقه.

"Whoever is zealous or is a zealot for him he has removed the lasso of faith from his neck." [al-Kafi, vol.2p.308]