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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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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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Social Ethics » Family » Family Relations » Tolerance
الإمام السّجاد (عليه السَّلام):
كانَ آخِرُ ما أوصى بهِ الخضرُ موسى بنَ عِمرانَ عليهماالسلام:... ما رَفَقَ أحَدٌ بأحَدٍ في الدنيا إلّا رَفَقَ اللّهُ عزّوجلّ بهِ يَومَ القِيامَةِ.
Imam al-Sajjad (as):
The last piece of advice that al-Khidr gave to Prophet Moses (as) was: No one treats a person with leniency in the world except that Allah will be lenient with him on the Day of Resurrection.
Source: Biḥār al-Anwār Vol.73 P.386

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Social Ethics » Family » Family Relations » Veracity
الإمام السّجاد (عليه السَّلام):
إنَّ أرضاكُم عِندَ اللّهِ أسبَغُكُم على عِيالِهِ.
Imam al-Sajjad (as):
Verily the one who is most pleasing to Allah from among you is he who is the most generous towards his own dependents.

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Fundamental Beliefs » Human and God » Divine Proximity
الإمام السّجاد (عليه السَّلام):
ما مِن قَطرةٍ أحَبَّ إلى اللّهِ ‏عزّ وجلّ مِن قَطْرَتَينِ: قَطرةُ دَمٍ في سبيلِ‏ اللّهِ، وقَطرةُ دَمعَةٍ في سَوادِ اللّيلِ، لا يُريدُ بها عبدٌ إلّا اللّهَ عزّ وجلّ.
Imam al-Sajjad (as):
No drops are more beloved to Allah, the Exalted, than two: a drop of blood [shed] in the way of Allah, and a teardrop shed by a servant in the darkness of the night solely for Allah s sake.
Source: Biḥār al-Anwār Vol.69 P.378

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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):
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household, and spare me the concerns which distract me [from your worship and obedience], employ me in that which You will ask me about tomorrow (on the day of Judgment), 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 the true wealth.
Source: Sheikh Mufīd Vol. al-Amālī P.

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