A man giving in alms one piece of silver in his lifetime is
better for him than giving one hundred when about to die.
To meet friends cheerfully and invite them to a feast are
To extend consideration towards neighbors and send them presents
are charitable acts.
To acquire knowledge is binding upon all Muslims, whether male
The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the
He who travels in the search of knowledge, to him God shows the
way of Paradise.
Acquire knowledge, because he who acquires it, in the way of the
Lord, performs an act of piety; who speaks of it praises the
Lord; who seeks it, adores God, who dispenses instruction in it,
bestows alms; and who imparts it to its fitting objects,
performs an act of devotion to God. Knowledge enables its
possessor to distinguish what is forbidden from what is not;
lights the way to Heaven; it is our friend in the desert, our
companion in solitude, our companion, when bereft of riends; it
guides us to happiness; it sustains us in misery; it is our
ornament in the company of friends; it serves as an armor
against our enemies. With knowledge the creatures of Allah rises
to the heights of goodness and to noble position, associates
with the sovereigns in this world and attains the perfection of
happiness in the next.
Keep yourselves far from envy, because it eats up and takes away
good actions, like the fire that eats up and burns wood.
Supression of Anger
Whoever suppresses his anger, when he has in his power to show
it, God will give him a great reward.
He is not strong and powerful, who throws people down, but he is
strong who withholds himself from anger.
Deal gently with a people, and be not harsh; cheer them and
Much silence and a good disposition; there are no two works
better than these.
The best of friends is he who is best in behavior and character.
One who does not practice modesity and does not refrain from
shameless deeds is not a Muslim.
Parents and Family
Paradise lies at the feet of thy mother.
He who wishes to enter Paradise must please his father and
No one who keeps his mind focussed entirely upon himself, can
grow large, strong and beautiful in character.
Remembrance of God
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
The five stated prayers erase the sins which have been committed
during the intervals between them if they have not been mortal
God is not merciful to him who is not so to humankind. He who is
not kind to God's creation and to his own children, God will not
be kind to him.
Whosoever visits a sick person, an angel calls from Heaven: "Be
happy in the world and happy be your walking; and take your
habitation in Paradise."
Wordly Love and Materialism
The love of the world, is the root of all evils.
Wealth properly employed is a blessing; and a man may lawfully
endeavour to increase it by honest means.
* Taken From :
A Brief History of the Fourteen Infallibles.