My master, I have some last wishes to express. When I was born, I had my first look at your face and it is my last desire that when I die, I may be on it too. My one eye is pierced by an arrow and the other is filled with blood. If you will clear the blood from my one eye, I’ll be able to see you and fulfill my last dying desire. My second wish is that when I die you may not carry my body to the camp. I had promised to bring water to Sakina and, since I have failed in my attempt to bring her water, I cannot face her even in death. Besides, I know that the blows you have received since this morning have all but crushed you and carrying my body to the camp will be breaking work for you. And my third wish is that Sakina may not be brought here to see my plight. I know with what love and affection she was devoted to me. The sight of my dead body lying here will kill her.
(Tawba) is a tree in Paradise; whose root is in my palace and its branches cover all the folks of Paradise. It is a tree in a tree in Paradise, whose root is in the house of Ali and its branches cover all the folks of Paradise. In Paradise, my and Ali’s house is the same and the root of that tree is in one house.
—The Messenger of Allah (ص) Haqqul Yaqeen p. 143 (via shiaislam)
It is only ignorant folk who say women are half the worth of men. Ask them when a man has ever given birth to two females. Or one. Then ask them if a woman has ever given birth to two males. Or three. Or four. Or five. Or more.
The body is purified by water, the ego by tears, the intellect by knowledge and the soul with love.
—Imam Ali (A.S)