Musa al-Kadhim

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Musā al-Kadhim, along with his grandson Muhammad al-Taqi are buried within the al-Kādhimiya Mosque in Baghdad, Iraq.

Musa ibn Ja‘far al-Kadhim (746 - 799 AD) (Arabic: موسى بن جعفر الكاظم‎ ) was the seventh Twelver w:Shi'a Imam. He was the son of w:Ja'far al-Saqiq and was the fifth generation grandson of Muhammad.


General[edit]

  • Cheerfulness and good nature, purge hatred and rancour.
    • Muhammad Kulayni, Usul al-Kafi, vol.3, p. 162
  • Anger is the key to any evil.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 416
  • The likeness of this world is as the water of the sea - however much a thirsty person drinks from it, his thirst increases so much so that the water kills him.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 311

Regarding Knowledge & Wisdom[edit]

General[edit]

  • Human beings have not been given anything higher than wisdom and intellect.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 419
  • Learn sciences which offer you both your corrective destinies and corrective threats.
    • al-Nuri, Mustadrak al‑Wasā'il, vol.12, pg.166
  • Silence is a great wisdom.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 414
  • Association with a learned one in the slums, is by far better than sitting with an ignorant person on sumptuous and luxurious carpets.
    • Muhammad Kulayni, Usūl al-Kāfī, vol.1, p. 48

Religious[edit]

  • The sleep of a wise man is far better than the worship of an ignorant one during the night.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 419
  • Consultation with a wise advisor is a blessing, grace, guidance and success.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 420

Religious Wisdom[edit]

  • The most reasonable way of blessings and honesties will be obtained through opposing sensuality.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 421
  • Everything has a tax, and the tax for the bodies is recommended fasting.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 425
  • A believer is as the two pans of a scale, that whenever his faith increases his afflictions increase.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 432
  • The best means by which a slave seeks proximity to God after recognising Him, is praying, benevolence to the parents, and abandonment of envy, self-conceit and vaunting.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 412
  • Save yourself from the wrath of Allah (swt), and do not abandon speaking the truth, even though it (apparently) causes your destruction. Know that truth does not lead into your annihilation; rather it is a saviour. Always let go of the untruth; even though it (apparently) saves you. Untruth is never a saviour, and it eventually leads into annihilation.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 408


  • When the fifth from my offspring disappears, then, I adjure you by Allah to watch for your religion so that no one would take it away from you. Without doubt, there shall be an occultation for the holder of this matter, until such time that (most) people who believe in his Imāmat would leave their belief. Verily this (occultation) is but a test by Allah, the Glorious, for his creation.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.52, p. 113 ; Muhammad Kulayni, Usūl al-Kāfī, vol.1, p. 336 ; al-Tūsī, Kitāb al-Ghayba, p. 337

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