Ali al-Hadi

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The graves of ‘Alī an-Naqī and his son Hasan al-‘Askarī, can be found within the al-‘Askarī Mosque in Sāmarrā', Iraq.Destroyed by bombings twice in 2006–2007

‘Alī ibn Muhammad al-Hādī an-Naqī (Arabic: علي بن محمد الهادي النقي‎; 828868 AD) was the tenth of the Twelve Imams. He was the son of Muhammad al-Taqī and was the eighth generation grandson of Muhammad.

General subjects[edit]

  • The world is like a market; one community reaps benefit in it while another one faces loss.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 368.
  • The one who is pleased with himself (his own state & condition), those displeased and angry with him shall get abundant in number.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 368.
  • Poverty is the self's greed and increased despair.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 368.
  • Arrogance causes enmity.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Hādī, p. 302.
  • Compensate for the regret and negligence in previous works by working hard in the future.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Hādī, p. 304.
  • Don't ever give up precaution and farsightedness before attempting any work, and remember the result of negligence and nonchalance.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 370.
  • It suffices for you to have good manners by giving up what you hate of others.
    • Ma’athir al-Kubara’. 3. p. 219. 
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qarashi (2007). "His narrations from Amir’ul- Mu’minin". The Life of Imam ‘Ali al-Hadi, Study and Analysis. p. 82. 
  • If one of you gives (charity) with his right hand, let him conceal that from his left hand, and if he prays, let him conceal that.
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qarashi (2007). "A Maxim from Jesus Christ". The Life of Imam ‘Ali al-Hadi, Study and Analysis. p. 161. 

Regarding knowledge and wisdom[edit]

  • Wisdom doesn't affect corrupt hearts.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Hādī, p. 304.
  • Both professor and student share in the pursuit of excellence and perfection.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.50, p. 179.
  • Indeed, both the scholar and the student share the prosperity.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 367.
  • The ignorant (one) is the captive of his tongue.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Hādī, p. 304.
  • The value and rank of a learned man is more than his knowledge.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 3.

Regarding religion[edit]

  • Jealousy is the cause of erosion of good deeds, as well as the attracter of chastisement.
    • Muhsin al-Amīn, ‘Ayān ush-Shī‘ah, vol.2, p. 39.
  • Envy destroys good deeds
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Hādī, p. 302.
  • The torturing and testing of parents, is followed by shortage (of sustenance), and being driven towards belittlement and humiliation.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 369.
  • A parents' dissatisfaction causes poverty and leads to humiliation.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Hādī, p. 303.
  • Mind the time when you would be lying before your family members, and there would be no physician to stop it (death), and no friend to benefit you.
    • Muhsin al-Amīn, ‘Ayān ush-Shī‘ah, vol.2, p. 39.
  • Poverty and adversity is the cause of the soul’s rebellion, revolt, and the gravity of dismay.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 368.
  • Whenever a time comes that the justice overwhelms and overcomes cruelty, it is prohibited to form negative conjectures and opinions about anyone, except when one knows it about him. But whenever a time comes that cruelty and oppression overwhelms the (quantum of) justice, then one must not have good opinions about the beneficence of a person, till such time he knows it(for sure).
    • Muhsin al-Amīn, ‘Ayān ush-Shī‘ah, vol.2, p. 39.
  • Faith is that which hearts acknowledge and deeds prove, and Islam is that which tongues witness and marriage becomes lawful with.
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qarashi (2007). "His traditions from the Prophet (S)". The Life of Imam ‘Ali al-Hadi, Study and Analysis. p. 78. 
  • al-Hadi narrated from his forefathers that the Prophet said, "Love Allah for the blessings He gives you, and love me for the love of Allah, and love my household for my love!"
    • At-Tusi, Al-Amali
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qarashi (2007). "His traditions from the Prophet (S)". The Life of Imam ‘Ali al-Hadi, Study and Analysis. p. 79. 
  • He, who is certain of recompense (from Allah), will give generously.
    • Wassa’il ash-Shi’a. 11. p. 523. 
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qarashi (2007). "His narrations from Amir’ul- Mu’minin". The Life of Imam ‘Ali al-Hadi, Study and Analysis. p. 82. 

God[edit]

  • The one who performs a deed and 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.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 473.
  • 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.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 482.
  • The person who obeys the unique God, will not fear the anger of the creatures of God.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 10.
  • God has some areas where he likes to be supplicated in, and the prayer of the supplicator is accepted (in those areas); the sanctuary of Husayn (a.s.) is one of these.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 510.

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