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Verily, God favored His Messenger (S) with noble dispositions. So test yourselves and if you find them in yourselves, thank God and turn to Him that He may increase you therein.(They are): conviction (yaqin), contentment (qina’ah), patience (sabr), gratitude (shukr), mildness (hilm), geniality (husn al-khulq), generosity (sakha’), sense of honor (ghayrah), courage (shajaah), magnanimity (muru’ah).

Imam Hussain (a.s.)

Source: Al-Khisal, vol. ii, p. 431, bab 10, hadith 12.

Everything has a weight and measure except tears, for a tear is sufficient to extinguish seas of fire.

Imam Jaffar Sadiq (a.s.)

Source: al-Kafi

Fear God as if you see Him. For if you don’t see Him, indeed He sees you. And if you imagine that He does not see you, you have disbelieved. And if you know that indeed He sees you and yet go forth to disobey Him, then you have made Him the least of onlookers who behold you.

Imam Hussain (a.s.)

Source: Usul al-Kafi, “kitab al-’iman wa al-kufr”, “bab al-khawf wa al-raja’,” hadith no. 2.

Commit yourself to trustworthiness; for, by Him Who sent Muhammad (S) with the Truth as a Prophet, even if the killer of my father, al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali (A) were to entrust me with the sword with which he had killed him, I would not betray his trust.

Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.)

Source: Wasa’il al-Shi’ah, vol. xiii, p. 225, cited from al-Saduq, al-Majalis, majlis” no. 43.

Know shat even if the assassin of ‘Ali (a.s.) who struck him with the sword, were to entrust me with something and were he to seek my advice and counsel, and were I to accept his request, I would not betray his trust.

Imam Hussain ibne Ali (a.s.)

Source: Al-Kulayni, Furu’ al-Kafi vol. v, p. 133.

Don’t look at the protracted kneelings and prostrations of a man, for that is something which he does out of habit and would be upset if he were to neglect them. But look at the truthfulness of his speech and his fulfillment of trusts.

Imam Hussain (a.s.)

Source: Usul al-Kafi, “kitab al-’iman wa al-kufr”, “bab al-sidq wa ada’ l-’amanah”, hadith no. 12.

Ali ibn al-Husayn (A) used to offer one thousand rak’ahs of salat in every day and night. The wind would sway him like an ear of corn.

Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.)

Source: Al-Shaykh al-Mufid, al-’Irshad, 256.

By God, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (A)never ate anything forbidden as long as he lived in the world, and never were two things wherein lay God’s good pleasure presented to him without his choosing that which was more taxing of the two for his body, And never did the Messenger of Allah (S) face any hardship without calling out to ‘Ali (A), out of his trust in him, and none out of this Ummah except him has possessed the capacity, endurance and strength of the Messenger of Allah (S). In his conduct, he would act like someone in trepidation whose face was between heaven and hell and who looked forward to the reward of heaven and was frightful of the punishment of hell.

Indeed, he set free in the way of God and for sake of deliverance from Fire a thousand slaves out of his own money, earned with the toil of his hands and the sweat of his brow. The food of his household consisted of oil, vinegar, and dates, and his dress was never made of anything but coarse cotton, and if his blessed sleeves were too long he would ask for a scissors and cut them short.

Among his descendants and family no one ever came closer to resembling him in his learning and dress than ‘Ali’ ibn al-Husayn (A). His son Abu Ja’far—Imam al-Baqir (A), once, entered upon him and saw that he had reached an unprecedented state in worship. His complexion had paled due to keeping awake at nights; his eyes were sore from weeping; his forehead and nose were bruised due to prolonged prostrations; and hiss feet and ankles were swollen as a result of standing in prayer.”

Abu Ja’far (A) said: ‘When I saw him in this condition I could not stop myself from breaking into tears. So I wept out of compassion that I felt for him, while he was sunk in contemplation. Some time passed after I had entered. Then noticing me, he said to me, “My son, give me one of those books which describes the worship of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (A).” I gave it to him. He read a little from it and then set it aside in exasperation. Then he declared, “Who has the strength to worship like ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (A)!”

Imam Jaffar Sadiq (a.s.)

Source: Al-Shaykh al-Mufid, al-’Irshad, 255-256.

When the man of faith is resurrected from his grave by God, an ethereal form emerges with him that walks in front of him. Every time the man of faith beholds any horror from among the horrors of the Day of Resurrection, that form says to him, “Don’t fear and don’t grieve, and receive the good news of joy and dignity from God, Almighty and Glorious.” Until he stops before God, Almighty and Glorious, Who makes a lenient reckoning of his deeds and orders him to enter Paradise, (and he enters it) with the form walking ahead of him.

Thereupon the believer will say to it, “May God be gracious to you, you were a good companion to come out with me from my grave. You have continued to give me the glad tidings of joy and dignity from God until I saw them for myself.” Then he will ask it, “Who are you?” The form will reply, “I am the joy that you used to bring to your brother in faith in the world. God, Almighty and Glorious, created me from it in order to give you the good news.”

Imam Jaffar Sadiq (a.s.)

Source: Usul al-Kafi, ii, “Kitab al-’imam wa al-kufr” “bab idkhal al-surur ‘ala al -mu’minin”hadith no. 8.

When someone offers an obligatory salat (prayer) at the beginning of its time and observes its prerequisites, an angel takes it up to the heaven. White and pure, it (i.e. the salat) says, “May God take care of you as you took care of me. I have been delivered into the custody of a noble angel.” But when someone offers it without any excuse after its time has elapsed and does not observe its requisite manners, black and dark, it is taken up by an angel, while it calls out to him (i.e. its offerer), “You neglected me. May God neglect you in the same manner that you neglected me. May God not take care of you in the same way that you did not take care of me.

Imam Jaffar Sadiq (a.s.)

Source: Wasa’il al-Shi’ah, iii, 90,