Theology, Jurisprudence & Ethics

And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: I am going place in the Earth a caliph.They said: Wilt thou place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood and we glorify You with Thy praise and extol Thy holiness?He (Allah) said: I know that which you do not know. (002:030)

Thus never follow faith blindly.

Be careful and do not pray to the Lord, saying, “Lord! I pray to You to protect and guard me from temptations and trials”, for there is none who is not tempted and tried. But beseech Him to guard you against such temptation as may lead you towards wickedness and sins…

—Imam Ali (a), Nahj al-Balagha, Saying #93 (via yaseeneducation)

(via ismi-ali)

Indeed, Allah continues to aid a believer as long as he continues to aid his fellow believer; therefore, benefit from the exhortation and seek the good (of doing this).

—Imam Sadiq (a), al-Kafi 2/200 h.5, Wasa`il al-Shi`ah 11/586 h.2. (via yaseeneducation)

(via sogandzakerhaghighi)

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.

Abbas ibn Ali as-Saqqa (ع) The Suffering of the Ahlul Bayt p. 198
(via shiaislam)


(via imamhussainismyrolemodel)

(via deewaneh)

(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)

(Source: shi-a)