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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Patience » The Signs of the Believer
الإمام السّجاد (عليه السَّلام):
عَلاماتُ المؤمنِ خَمسٌ: الوَرعُ في الخَلوةِ، وَ الصَّدقةُ في القِلّةِ، وَ الصَّبرُ عند المصيبةِ، والحِلْمُ عند الغضبِ، والصِّدقُ عند الخوفِ.
Imam al-Sajjad (as):
The signs of a believer are five: piety [even] when in seclusion, giving charity in spite of lack, patience in the face of calamity, clemency when angered, and truthfulness in spite of fear.
Source: Biḥār al-Anwār Vol.67 P.293 Sheikh Ṣadūq Vol. al-Khiṣāl P.1

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Others » The Signs of the Believer
الإمام السّجاد (عليه السَّلام):
المؤمنُ يَصمُتُ لِيَسْلَمَ، وَ يَنْطِقُ لِيَغْنَمَ.
Imam al-Sajjad (as):
The believer is silent in order that he remains safe, and speaks [only] in order to benefit.
Source: al-Kāfī Vol.2 P.231

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » God-wariness » The Fruit of Piety
الإمام السّجاد (عليه السَّلام):
الوَرَعُ نِظامُ العِبادَةِ، فإذا انقَطَعَ ذَهَبَتِ الدِّيانَةُ؛ كما إذا انقَطَعَ السِّلكُ أتبَعَهُ النِّظامُ.
Imam al-Sajjad (as):
Piety is the structure of worship, and if it is cut, religion will collapse just like when a wire is cut the system follows it!
Source: Sheikh Ṭūsī Vol. al-Amālī P.

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Benefaction and Beneficence » Goodness
الإمام السّجاد (عليه السَّلام):
يا سَوْأَتاهْ لِمَن غَلَبتْ إحْداتُهُ عَشَراتِهِ يُريدُ أنَّ السَّيّئةَ بواحِدَةٍ وَ الحَسَنةَ بعَشرَهٍ.
Imam al-Sajjad (as):
Woe unto him whose ones exceed his tens' - by this he meant that the bad deed is counted one, but the good deeds are counted as ten.
Source: Tuḥaf al-‘Uqūl no.281

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Fundamental Beliefs » Human and God » Idleness
الإمام السّجاد (عليه السَّلام):
اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ على محمّدٍ وآلِهِ، واكفِني ما يَشغَلُنِي الاهتِمامُ بهِ، واستَعمِلْني بما تَسألُنِي غَدا عَنهُ، واستَفرِغْ أيّامِي فيما خَلَقتَنِي لَهُ.
Imam al-Sajjad (as):
Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS) said in his supplication, O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household, and spare me the concerns which distract me [from any act of worship], employ me in that which You will ask me about tomorrow, and let me pass my days [engaged] in that for which You have created me!
Source: al-Ṣaḥīfa al-Sajjādiyya no.20

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » God-wariness » Encouraging Fulfilling Religious Obligations
الإمام السّجاد (عليه السَّلام):
مَن عَمِلَ بما افتَرَضَ‏اللّهُ علَيهِ فهُو مِن خَيرِ الناسِ.
Imam al-Sajjad (as):
Those who act according to what Allah has made obligatory are the best of people.
Source: al-Kāfī Vol.2 P.81

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Social Ethics » Society » Social Relations » Backbiting » Listening To Backbiting
الإمام السّجاد (عليه السَّلام):
حقُّ السَّمعِ تَنزيهُهُ‏عن سَماعِ الغِيبَةِ، وسَماعِ ما لايَحِلُّ سَماعُهُ.
Imam al-Sajjad (as):
The right of the ears is to keep them pure from listening to backbiting, and from that which is unlawful to listen to.
Source: Man Lā Yaḥḍuruhu-l Faqīh Vol.2 P.619 Sheikh Ṣadūq Vol. al-Khiṣāl P.

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Social Ethics » Family » Family’s Economy » Others » The Meaning of Richness
الإمام السّجاد (عليه السَّلام):
أظهِرِ اليَأسَ مِن الناسِ؛ فإنَّ ذلكَ هُو الغِنى
Imam al-Sajjad (as):
Show your despair of people [and their possessions], for verily that is true wealth.
Source: Sheikh Mufīd Vol. al-Amālī P.

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Certitude » The Fruit of Conviction
الإمام السّجاد (عليه السَّلام):
الرِّضا بِمَكروهِ القَضاءِ مِن أعلى دَرَجاتِ اليَقينِ.
Imam al-Sajjad (as):
Satisfaction with unpleasant decree is one of the highest levels of conviction.
Source: al-Tamḥīṣ no.60 Tuḥaf al-‘Uqūl no.278

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Truthfulness » Encouraging of Loyalty
الإمام السّجاد (عليه السَّلام):
لَمّا سُئلَ عَن جَميعِ‏شَرايعِ الدِّينِ: قَولُ الحَقِّ، والحُكمُ بِالعَدلِ، والوَفاءُ بِالعَهدِ.
Imam al-Sajjad (as):
Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS), when he was asked [to summarize] all the laws of religion, said, To tell the truth, to judge with fairness and to fulfill a promise.
Source: Sheikh Ṣadūq Vol. al-Khiṣāl P.1

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