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Imam Sajjad (as) and forty discourses from him

Compiled by: Shaykh Mohammad Ishtihardi
The Sixth Infallible Imam Sajjad (as)
Name: Ali (as)
Renowned titles: Sajjad, Zain Ul Abideen.
Father & Mother Imam Hussain (as) and Sheher Bano Daughter of Yazdgard the third.
Time & Place of Birth: 5th day of Shaaban, year 38th Hijrat. Or 15th of Jamadiul ula the same year.
Time & place of Martyrdom: 12th or 18th or more well-known on the 25th of Moharram 95th Hijrah.
Was poisoned in Medina on the instigation of Hasham Bin Abdul Malik & martyred at the age of 57 years.
The holy grave in the grave yard of Baqi, in Medina.

Duration of life two parts
1. Twenty two years with his father.
2. Thirty five years period of his own Imamate
The tyrant rulers of his age: Nine persons from Yazeed up to Hasham bin Abdul Malik the Tenth caliph of Bani Ommaides.

Forty Traditions from Imam Sajjad (as)

1. Glory be to Allah who made (declared) the acknowledgment of His beneficence as His praise & Eulogy. Glory be to the one who made (declared) the confession of man's inability to thank him as a thank giving. 1

. ( 78 142
2. (Oh people) contemplate, meditate, & practice for the (place, thing) that you have been created for, Allah did not at all create you in vain & useless. 2
2- ޘ
. ( 274
3. Be careful not to acquire the company of sinners & help the oppressors & tyrants & become the neighbor of transgressors. Be careful keep & look out their sedition & commotion & keep away from their area. And be aware that the one who opposes the friends & saints of Allah & follows a religion other than the religion of Allah & self willingly makes his own view as the basis of his matter than that of the saint of Allah (omits the command of saints) will get into roaring fire which eats up the bodies, the bodies, which were overwhelmed by their wretchedness & villainy. So take lesson, oh those having eyes & visions & do praise Allah upon His guiding you & do know that you cannot go out of the (sphere of) Allah's power towards the power of other than him. And Allah is watching your practices & then you would get resurrected towards him. Therefore, get benefitted by the admonition (of Allah) & get trained & chastised with the civility (decorum) of those pious. 3
ǘ ی Ø [ ] [ ی ] ی ǘ ی . ( 254
4. Imam Sajjad wrote in a letter to Mohammed lbne Muslim azzahari one of the court scholars of that age: Allah took a committment from the scholars in his book, where in, He said 'manifest them to the people & do not hide them (the facts of the Holy Books). 4
And know it, that the least & minimum of that You hide & the lowest (degree) of weight of responsibility which you will carry (on this way) is that you calmed down & soothed up the fear & harassment of the tyrant & (paved & planned) made the way of his error & enticement, easy for him by your getting closer to him.
Is it not that by their inviting you they wish to make you like axis of a water mill, the pivot & center of their oppressions & get those things managed through you?
And make you a bridge to (safely) cross over & avoid their nuisances & evils, & make you a stair towards their deviations & aberrations, a caller & inviter towards their way of enticement & error i & the traverser of their way & make the people doubtful about the scholars through yourself. And attract the hearts of the ignorant public towards themselves through you. The work which they get from you is neither accessible to the most expert of their ministers & nor their most powerful & energetic co-workers & helpers.
So how little is it that they give you for the worth of what they take from you & how worthless is that which they flourish for you as compared to what they ruin for you?
So see into your soul & think about yourself because no one else will see to it & think about it. (You are a responsible person & will be brought to account & undergo question on the resurrection day). 5
ی ی ... ی ی .. ی ی .... ǘ ǘ ی ی ی ی ی ی ( 276
5. There is no drop which is dearer to Allah more than two drops: The drop of blood (which drips out) on the course of Allah (Jihad) & the drop of tear in the darkness of night by which a servant does not want anything except (pleasing & loving) Allah. 6
ی : . ( 100 10
6. There are three (things)which are refuges & shelters for a faithful; to refrain his tongue from the people & their back biting, and keeping himself busy with things (matters) which are beneficial for his futurity, here after & the world; protracted & lengthy weeping upon his sin. 7
: ی . ( 282
7. There are three (qualities) which if present in a faithful, he is supported & backed by Allah, & Allah provides him the shade of His celestial throne & secures him from the great horror of the dooms day: the one who gives those rights to the others which he wishes & looks forwards to from the others.
And the man who does not extend his hand & does not take a step ahead till he knows (for sure) that his step is in the (direction of) obedience of Allah or in his sin.
And the person who does not find fault with his brother till he abandons that fault himself. 8
Ø: ی ی ی . ( 78
8. Do not make anyone your enemy although you may guess & think that he will not harm you & do not shirk & avoid anyone's friendship even though you may think he will not benefit you. 9
. ( 78
9. Indeed, the inner knowledge & gnosis & the zenith of the religion of a Muslim is abandoning such talk which is meaningless & futile, & the scarcity of his dispute & argument, & his forbearance & his patience & fortitude & his politeness & good conduct. 10
9- ј
. (!_) 279)
10. To lessen the demands regarding needs from others is the cash needlessness & wealth. 11
10- ی
. ( 279
11. The assemblies of the pious men are the invitations to righteousness & piety. 12
11- ی
. ( 283
12. Take care, avoid the companionship of transgressor because he sells you for a morsel (of food) or less then that. 13
12- ǘ ǘ
. ( 279
13. Take care, not to acquire the company of foolish & witless since he wants to benefit you but harms you. (Due to his stupidity). 14
13- ǘ ژ
. ( 279
14. Take care, not to acquire the companionship of the parsimonious & miser because he will deprive you of his wealth while you will extremely need it. 15
14- ǘ
. ( 279
15. Take care, not to acquire the companionship of the liar for he is like a mirage (deceiving). He shows you the near one as distant & the distant thing as nearby. 16
15- ǘ
. ( 279
16. If someone abuses you (standing) on the sight side & then apologizes coming over to your left side, do accept his apologies. 17
16- ی
. ( 282
17. The seeing of a faithful at the face of his brother, for the sake of (his) love & affection, is a service. 18
. ( 282
18. Never the less, the right of your neighbor is this that you save & defend his (honor) during his absence & honor him in his presence & assist him when he gets oppressed & do not be after finding his fault. So if you get informed regarding anything bad & ugly about him then conceal it. And if you know that he will accept your admonition then admonish him in the matter which is between you & him. And do not let him alone at the time of hardship & calamity & overlook his slips & forgive his fault. (Sin) And have a good conduct & munificent social intercourse with him. 19
. ( 74 7
19. Oh Allah save me from it that I may think that the poor stays at a low & objected place or I think that the rich & wealthy has a superior station. Because, noble is the one, who is honored & sublimated by your obedience & respected in the one who is made respect worthy by your service. 20
ی ی . ( :35
20. And the faithful, his practice is intermingled with forbearance & clemency, he sits at a place to learn; & keeps silent to remain sound; does not speak out a word trusted to him, among his friends; & he does not conceal a witness about the strangers & does not practice anything from the righteousness out of pomp & show & does not abandon it out of shame & shyness. If he is praised he gets afraid from it that the conversation of those praising him (would put him in a state of pride) & (so) he repents over his sins which they are unaware of & the ignorance of ignorant ones does not harm him. 21
ی . ( 280
21.1. However, the right of the beneficent upon you is this that you thank him;
2. Mention his beneficence (to the people): 3. and propagate decent & nice words about him. 4. And pray sincerely for him in that which is between you & Allah. And if you do so, then you have thanked him secretly & openly. Then if it is possible do practically compensate for his favors or otherwise remain waiting for a chance divine aid to compensate him.22
ی : Ԙ И . ( 265
22. Indeed, dearer one to Allah among you is the one whose practice is better. (The better the practice the dearer to Allah). And the practice of that one is greater before Allah whose keenness & eagerness for the reward of Allah is greater.
And doubtlessly that one among you whose fear from Allah is greater, his salvation & security from the wrath of Allah is easier.
And the nearest one to Allah among you is the one whose morality is the best.
And Allan is most pleased with the one among you who gives the most of the vast sustenance to his family. And the most honorable & respect worthy among you in the Allah's view is the most pious one among you.23
ی ǘ ǘ ی ی ǘ . ( 265
23. If people knew what (brilliant result) lies in seeking knowledge they would have definitely sought it even by shedding the blood of their hearts & plunging into the depth of oceans. 24
. ( 1 185)
24. One day Imam Sajjad (as) saw a patient who had recovered. He said to him " congratulations to you over the purifier from sins (ailment) Indeed Allah has mentioned you, so you mention Him-And He has forgiven your sins, so do thank him. 25
ی И Ԙ. ( 280
25. Guard against lies, both small of it & big, in all conditions, both in seriousness & joke. 26
. ( 278
26. And the sins which are the cause of rejection of prayers are:
1. Bad intention & (2) the wickedness of interior (3) & hypocrisy with the (religious) brothers (4) & disbelieving in the prayers being granted (5) & delaying the obligatory services till their time is passed. (6) & abandoning the achievement of proximity of Allah through favor (to people) & alm giving (7) & using obscene language & abusing during conversation. 27
ی : ј ǡ ј ی . (ی 271
27. A person said to Ali lbn al Hussain (as) Oh son of the Prophet (S) how did you commence your morning?' He replied I commenced the morning with eight peculiarities being demanded from me. Allah (swt) demands the obligatory (services), & the Prophet (S) demands (his) sunnah (traditions) the family asks for sustenance & the soul demands the lust (desires), & Satan demands (me to commit) sin & the protectors (two angels who write down both good & bad deeds of man while they also protect & defend him against mishaps) demand the sincerity of practice, & the angel of death demands the soul, & the grave demands (my) body, & I have got stationed among such affairs, being demanded from.28
(): : ی ی () ͡
. ( 76 15)
28. The one who has the fear of (Hell) fire hastens & rushes away from sin with repentance towards Allah, & reverts back & refrains from (committing) forbidden acts. 29
28- ی
. ( 281
29. be careful, about committing sin along with joy (avoid it) since the felicity of committing sin is itself a bigger sin (than the actual sin). 30
29- ǘ
. ( 78 159
30. The sins & transgressions which become the reason & cause for the changing & termination of benediction & beneficences are:
(I) oppression & wrongs to the people (2) Abandoning the piety & ordering the good deed (3) and ingratitude for beneficence & favor & (4) discontinuing thank giving. 31
: ی ј . (ی 270
31. Do not step aside from abandoning the evil although you may have been recognized with it.32
31- ј
. ( 78 161
32. There is nothing dearer & lovelier to Allah, following His cognition, than the modesty & purity of belly & the private parts (of human body). 33
32- ی
. ( 282
33. What a number of those enchanted by the words (praise) of people about him & what a number of those who get proud & insolent by Allah's nice hiding (of their faults & sins) & what a number of those who get neglectful & heedless by the favor & kindness of Allah. 34
. ( 281
34. The person whose soul is worthy & respectable in his eyes, the world is humble & despised in his view. 35
. ( 278
35. The best keys to the matters is truth & the best termination & finalization of the matters is faithfulness, loyalty & fidelity. 36
. ( 78 161
36. Consentaneousness & contentment upon the unpleasant divine decree is the loftiest grade of belief. 37
. (78 135
37. He (S) was asked " Who is most in danger?' so he said " The one who does not regard the world dangerous for himself.' 38
37- : :
. (78
38. Oh people have fear of Allah & know it (that) you will revert back towards him. And every soul will find his good deeds what so ever present over there.
And whatever be his bad deeds he would wish a vast distance between himself & those deeds.
And Allah cautions you from himself (His chastisement) oh inadvertent & unmindful sons of Adam! Woe be upon you & but they are not unmindful of him (The waking eyes of the universe is watching him). Indeed your death is the most swift & quickest thing moving towards you. Very soon it will catch hold of you. When the cup of your life would have turned brimful then the angle of death would take out your soul & you would arrive your grave all alone.
Then your soul will be turned back towards you and two angles Munkir & Nakeer will come to you for questioning & the severed & arduous examination. Beware! Their first question from you will be as to 'Who is your lord, the one you had been worshipping?' And (question) about who is your prophet that was sent to you.' And about your religion the one you had been believing in? And about youre Imam (religious leader) after the Prophet, in whose guardian ship you believed! And about your life as in what sort of activities you spent it.
And about your wealth, as to where you earned & achieved it from & in what way you spent it? 39
ی . ǘ ی . ( 249
39. The right of your mother is that you know she has carried you (in her womb) in a manner that nobody has carried the other. And fed you from the fruit of her heart in a way that nobody has fed the other. She safe guarded & preserved you with (extreme) pleasure by her ears, & eyes & hands & feet & hair & skin & all of her body parts with joy & felicity, bearing in it all the odds pains, agonies, discomforts,& burdens till such time the hand of Allah detached & expelled you from her to the earth. Then she got contented & pleased that she remains hungry & feeds you & dresses you up remaining herself nude & quenches your thirst while she is thirsty & she puts you in the shade & while herself remains under the sun & brings you up with the extreme blandishment & delicacy while herself (remaining) in hardship.
And makes you enjoy the sweet sleep while herself waking. And her womb was a container (utensil) for you & her lap was a soothing & comforting place for you. And her breasts were a means of quenching your thirst. And her existence was a shield for protecting you.
She endured the hot & cold (thick & thin) of the world for your sake.
Therefore, you must also thank her at the same scale & standard. And you do not have the capability & power of doing it but with the aid & help of Allah & his succor & grace. 40
ʘ ʘ ǡǡǡ ǡ ی ʘ ی ی á ی Ԙ ی ( 263
40. Provide yourself with the medium of your defense & contemplate about yourself. And prepare the answer before the examination & cross questioning & experiencing conversance. So if you are a faithful & knowledge able & visions about your religion, follower of the truthful, friend & lover of the friends, & saint of Allah, Allah will inspire & revel ate to your argument & your tongue shall utter the correct & suitable answer & you shall give a decent response & answer.
And you will be given the glad tidings of paradise & good pleasure (of Allah). And the angels will greet & welcome you with happiness, bounty and fragrance (of paradise).
And if you were not like that your tongue will stammer & your argument will become forfeited & false & you will get unable & incapable to reply & will get the news of fire & the angels of chastisement & torment will receive you with the boiling hot water & the fuming & flaming hell. 41
ǘ ʘ ʘ . (
1. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 142
2. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 274
3. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 254
4. Ale Imran. 187
5. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 276
6. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 100, P 10
7. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 282
8. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 141
9. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 160
10. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 279
11. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 279
12. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 28.3
13. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 279
14. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 279
15. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 279
16. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 279
17. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 282
18. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 282
19. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 74, P 7)
20. As Saheefa Sajjadiya Prayer. .35
21. Tuhaf al-Uqul. P 280
22. Tuhuf al-Uqal. P256
23. Tuhaf al-Uqul. P 279
24. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. I, P 185
25. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 280
26. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 278
27. Manni Al Ikhbar, P 271
28. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 76, P 15
29. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 281
30. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 159
31. Maani Al Ikhbar P 270
32. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 161
33. Tuhaf al-Uqul. P 282
34. Tuhaf al-Uqul. P 281
35. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 288
36. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 161
37. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 135
38. Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 1.35
39. Tuhaf al-Uqul, P 249
40. Tuhaf al Uqul P 263
41. Tuhaf al-Uqul P 249-250

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