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Imam Hadi (as) and his forty discourses

Compiled by: Shaykh Mohammad Ishtihardi
The twelvth infallible Imam Ali Naqi Hadi (as)
Name: Ali (as)
Renouned Titles: Hadi, Naqi (as)
Sub Title: Abul Hassan (The Third)
Father and Mother: Imam Jawad (as) & Samana (as)
Time & Place of Birth: 15th of Zilhajah, 212 Hijrah at Medina
Time & Place of Martyrdom: 3rd of Rajab, 254 Hijrah, at the age of 24 year in the city of samara poisoned to martydom by the conspiracy of Motaiz the 13 th caliph of Bani Abbasade.
Tomb: Samera, Iraq.
Duration of life three parts.
1. Eight years pre .Imamate from 212 to 220 Hijrah.
2. Duration of Imamate: 12 Years before the reign of Motawakil from 220 to 2.3.3 Hijrah.
3. Duration of Imamate in most difficult & hardest conditions, 14 years of it being coincident with the dictator ship period of Motawakil (The Tenth Abbasade Caliph & Then The caliphs afterwards.
Forty Discourses from Imam Ali Naqi (as)


1. There is no security from the evil of the one who is disregarded & humiliated in his own eyes. 1
1-

. ( 483
)
2. The world is a market, a community reaps benefit in it & there is another one which faces loss. 2
2-
. ( 483
)
3. The one who is pleased with himself: (his own state & condition) those displeased & angry with him shall get abundant in number. 3
3-
. ( 78 369) ( 143
)
4. Poverty & adversity is the cause of getting the soul's rebel ion & revolt & the gravity of dismay. 4
4-
. (78 368
)
5. Better than the good deed is the one who performs it. And more beautiful than the beauty (of speech) is the teller of it (decent words). And superior to the knowledge is its bearer & carrier. And worse than the evil is it's attracter. And more horrible than the horror is the one who rides it. 5
5-
ǘ. ( 2 ( )39
)
6. Allah cannot be defined & described except with what He has defined himself. And how can that one (Allah) be defined wits are unable from the perception of who me & the imagination & fancy are short of finding him. And the memories of mind are unable to encompass him & the eyes & vision is unable to sight & summoned him. And lack (the strength of) limiting & encompassing him. And the eyes are short of strength & weak from seeing & bounding him. 6
6-
ی . ( 482
)
7. The one who thinks he is obliged to commit sin has attributed the responsibility of his sin towards Allah & has accused Him of cruelty & excess upon His servants. 7
7-
ی ی . ( 461
)
8. Allah has lands upon earth He loves it that he is prayed & supplicated in those lands & whosoever prays & supplicates over there He grants it. (The Hayer of Imam Hussain (as) is one of those). 8
8-
. ( 482
)
9. Whenever a time comes that the justice overwhelms & over comes cruelty it is prohibited to form negative bad conjecture & opinion about anyone except when one knows it about him. And whenever a time comes that the cruelty & oppression over whelms the (quantum of) justice then one must not have good opinion about the beneficence of a person till such time he knows it (for sure). 9
9-
ی . ( 2 ( )39
)
10. The person who meets death on the way towards seeking the right, & does not reach it, is upon beneficence. And this is the word of Allah wherein he says.
...

'The one who comes out of his house as a migrant towards Allah & His prophet then the death finds him (on that way) his reward is upon Allah.' 10
10-
... ی ی : ی .. . ( 472
)
11. Whosoever has the fear of Allah, people fear him & the one who obeys Allah, people obey him11
11-
ی . ( 482
)
12. Compensate & remind yourself of regrets & envoys of dissipations by giving priority & preference to fore sighted ness, resolution & sound judgment. 12
12-
И . (/78/370
)
13. Jealousy is the cause of erosion of good deeds & the attracter of chastisement. 13
13-
. ( ( ) 2 39
)
14. The torturing & teasing of parents is followed by shortage (of sustenance) & being driven towards belittlement. & humiliation14
14-
ی . ( 78 369
)
15. Wrath & anger is the key to difficulties & hardships but (at the same time) it is better than nursing grudge. (Malice) 15
15-
. ( ( ) 2 39
)
16. The one who obeys the creator does not have the fear of anger & wrath of the creatures & the one who makes Allah angry & displeased must know that the creatures will (certainly) become angry with him. 16
16-
. ( 482
)
17. Indeed, both the scholar & the student share the prosperity. 17
17-
. ( 78 367
)
18. Waking up in the night makes the sleep sweeter & hunger increases the nicety & decency of food. (Imam intends to invoke & encourage the people to keep fast & offer prayers.) 18
18-
. ( 2 39
)
19. Mind the time when you would be lying before your family members & there would be no physician to stop it (death) & no friend to benefit you. 19
19-
И

( ( ) 2 39)
20. The one who performs a deed & his heart does not believe in that deed, Allah will not accept any of his practices; but that it be along with the sincerity of intention. 20
20-
... ی ... ( 473
)
21. The one who considers himself to be safe from the planning of Allah & his painful chastisement & wrath commits arrogance till His devine will catches hold of him. And His ordinance gets implemented. 21
21-
. ( 483
)
22. Sustain & prolong the beneficences & benevolences by decent neighborhood with them. And keep seeking the benevolences by thank giving, over those. 22
22-
. ( ( ) 2 39
)
23. The one who has a clear cut proof & evidence from Allah the hardships of life become light for him; although, he is cut into pieces & spread out & scattered. 23
23-
ی . ( 483
)
24. Allah has made the world a place of calamities & the resurrection day the spot of rewards. And He has made the anguishes & calamities of life a media & way to the rewards of justice day. And made the reward of resurrection day are the replacement & compensation for the troubles & anguishes of world (life). 24
24-
ی ی ی ی . ( 483
)
25. When Allah intends a beneficence & benevolence for His servant he accepts the admonition of those admonishing him. 25
25-
. ( 481
)
26. The silly (insane) rightful is on the verge of extinguishing & putting out the light of his righteousness through his stupidity & unwiseness. 26
26-
. ( 483
)
27. Imam Ali Naqi (as) addressing caliph Mutta wakkll Abbasi the 10th tyrant ruler of Abbasades recited the following rhymes which said.
1. They made the lofty & high peaks their residence & permanently stationed armed guards to watch that. But none of those could stop the death from approaching them.
2. Finally & consequently after all that grandeur they were dragged from their grand palaces into the ditches of graves & how unfortunately they fell into those bad steeps.
3. after the burial the voice of the caller of Allah raised saying ', Where did those decorations, crowns, (Magnanimities) ostentations, go?
Where did those wealthy & luxurious faces, in front of whom curtains & laurels were hung & placed go?
4. at the time of their being questioned the grave answers eloquently', these are the faces which are presently the attacking spot of the worms & insects.'
5. They ate & drank for long times (all they desired) & right now they are themselves being eaten up. (By insects)
6. For ages they built houses to dwell in but they got separated & away from those houses & transferred to another place.
7. They had been accumulating riches & wealths for long times but (now) they dispersed all of those wealths among their enemies & then departed. 27
27- ی:
ی


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Ә


ی

( ( ) 2 38)
28. Wealth (means) the scarcity of your aspirations & longings & getting contented with what could be sufficient for you. 28
28-
: . ( ( ) 2 38
)
29. To be enraged & angry with somebody who is under your hand is reprehensible & blamable. 29
29-
ی . ( 78 370
)
30. The prosperity of thankfulness of the thankful person is more of a benevolence & beneficence for him than the boon for which the thanksgiving became obligatory. Because, benevolence is a necessity of life but thanksgiving is boon, benevolence, & reward (both). 30
30-
ǘ ی. ( 483
)
31. The people's (honor & personality) in the world are with wealth & in the Hereafter by their practices. 31
31-
. ( ( ) 2 39
)
32. Beware of Jealousy for it's effect will appear upon you & it shall not affect your enemy. 32
32-
ǘ . ( ( ) 2 39
)
33. Wisdom does not have effect upon the perverse, & corrupt natures. 33
33-
. ( ( ) 2 39
)
34. Disputing & arguments destroys the old friendship. 34
34-
. ( ( ) 2 39
)
35. Do not wish purity (sincerity) from the one with whom you are angry & displeased & faithfulness from the one whom you have betrayed (committed treachery with). 35
35-
( ( ) 2 39
)
36. The one who is ridding upon an unmoving animal is the prisoner of his self & the ignorant is the prisoner of his tongue.
1. A Person's ridding an animal puts him in a state or pride which originates from the lusty desires & passions or ego.
36-
ǘ . ( 78 369
)
37. The person who specifies his love & opinion together for you. You (too) specify your obedience for him. 36
37-
. ( 483
)
38. Talking nonsense & futile things is the enjoyment & pleasure of foolish & insane ones, and the activity of ignorant ones. 37
38-
. ( 78 369
)
39. The calamity is one, for the patient & fore bearing person, & two (calamities) for the one who (makes fuss) gets impatient & anxious. 38
39-
. ( 2 ( )39
)
40. Self-conceit stops & restrain from seeking knowledge & becomes the cause of (people's) despise, scorn, & ignorance.39
40-
ی . ( ( ) 2 39
)
1. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 483
2. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 368
3. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78. P 368
4. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 368
5. Ayun ush-Shia Vol. 2 (modem print) P 39
6. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 82
7. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 482
8. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 482
9. Ayun ush-Shia Vol. 2, P 39 Modem Print
10. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 472
11. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 472
12. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 370
13. Ayun ush-Shia Vol. 2, P 39 Modem Print
14. Bihar ul-AnwarVol78, P369
15. Ayun ush-Shia Vol. 2, P 39 Modem Print
16. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 367
17. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 367
18. Ayun ush-Shia, Vol. 2, P 39
19. Ayun ush-Shia. Vol. 2. P 39. Modem Print
20. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 473
21. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 483
22. Ayun ush-Shia. Vol. 2. P 39 Modem Print
23. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 83
24. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 483
25. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 481
26. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 483
27. Ayun ush-Shia. Vol. 2, P .38
28. Ayun ush-Shia Vol. 2, P .39, Modem Print
29. Bihar ul-AnwarVol. 78. P .370
30. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 483
31. Ayun ush-Shia Vol. Vol. 2. P 39. Modem Print
32. Ayun ush-Shia Vol. 2. P 39. Modem Print
33. Ayun ush-Shia Vol. 2. P 39. Modem Print
34. Ayun ush-Shia, Vol. 2, P 3
35. Ayun ush-Shia 2, P 39, Modem Print
36. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 483
37. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 369
38. Ayun ush-Shia, Vol. 2, P 39, Modem Print
39. Ayun ush-Shia, Vol. 2, P 39, Modem Print

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