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Fundamental Beliefs » Human and God » Servitude to God » prostration
الإمام جعفر الصادق (عليه السَّلام ):
إنّ قَوما أتَوا رسولَ اللّهِ صلى الله عليه و آله فقالوا: يا رسولَ اللّهِ، اضمَن لَنا على رَبِّكَ الجَنَّةَ، فقالَ: على أن تُعِينُونِي بِطُولِ السُّجودِ.
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as):
A group of people once came to the Prophet (s) saying, 'O Prophet of Allah, ask your Lord to secure us a place in Paradise', to which he replied, 'As long as you assist me with lengthy prostrations.'
Source: Sheikh Ṭūsī Vol. al-Amālī P.1

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Fundamental Beliefs » Human and God » Servitude to God » prostration
الإمام جعفر الصادق (عليه السَّلام ):
السُّجودُ مُنتَهى العِبادَةِ مِن ‏بَني آدَمَ.
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as):
Prostration is the highest degree of worship that man can perform.
Source: al-Daawat Vol.33 P.70

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Benefaction and Beneficence » begging
الإمام جعفر الصادق (عليه السَّلام ):
إنّ الرَّجُلَ لَيَسألُني الحاجَةَ فَابادِرُ بقَضائها مَخافَةَ أن يَستَغنِيَ عَنها فلا يَجِدَ لَها مَوقِعا إذا جاءَتْهُ.
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as):
Verily when a man asks me for his need, I hasten to fulfill it fearing that his need gets fulfilled and he will no longer be in need of my help. (I may lose the opportunity to help him)
Source: ‘Uyūn Akhbār al-Riḍā (‘alahi-salām) Vol.2 P.179

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Fundamental Beliefs » Human and God » Theology
الإمام جعفر الصادق (عليه السَّلام ):
كانَ فيما وَعَظَ اللّهُ تَبارَكَ ‏و تَعالى بهِ عيسَى بنَ مريمَ عليه السلام أن قالَ له: ... يا عيسى، كُنْ حَيثُما كُنتَ مُراقِبا لي.
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as):
Among the articles of advice that Allah, Blessed and most High, gave to Jesus son of Mary (as) was, O Jesus, be wary of me, no matter where you are.
Source: Biḥār al-Anwār Vol.14 P.289

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Others » magnanimity
الإمام جعفر الصادق (عليه السَّلام ):
قالَ‏ أبو عَبدِاللّه عليه السلام لرَجُلٍ: ما الفَتى عِندَكُم؟ فقالَ لَهُ: الشابُّ، فقالَ: لا، الفَتى: المُؤمِنُ، إنَّ أصحابَ الكَهفِ كانوا شُيُوخا فَسَمّاهُمُ اللّهُ عَزَّوجلَّ فِتيَةً بِإيمانِهِم.
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as):
Imam al-Sadiq (as) once asked a man, 'Who do you consider a fata?' to which the man replied, 'A young man.' Imam said, 'No, a fata is a believer, for verily the Companions of the Cave were middle-aged men, yet Allah called them fitya [plural of fata] because of their belief.
Source: al-Kāfī Vol.8 P.395

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Social Ethics » Society » Education » youth
الإمام جعفر الصادق (عليه السَّلام ):
لَستُ احِبُّ أن أرى الشّابَّ مِنكُم إلّا غاديا في حالَينِ: إمّا عالِما أو مُتَعَلِّما ...
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as):
I only like to see the young man from among you occupied in either of two states: learning or teaching...
Source: Sheikh Ṭūsī Vol. al-Amālī P.1

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Repentance » procrastination
الإمام جعفر الصادق (عليه السَّلام ):
تَأخِيرُ التَّوبَةِ اغتِرارٌ، وطُولُ التَّسويفِ حَيرَةٌ.
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as):
Delaying repentance is an act of self-delusion, and lengthy procrastination is an act of bewilderment.
Source: Biḥār al-Anwār Vol.73 P.365

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Social Ethics » Family » Parents » Parents’ Duties » naming of children
الإمام جعفر الصادق (عليه السَّلام ):
لَمّا سُئلَ عنِ التَّسميَهِ ‏بِأسماءِ الأئمّةِ، أ فِي ذلك نَفعٌ؟: إي واللّهِ، و هَلِ الدِّينُ إلّا الحُبُّ؟! قالَ اللّهُ: «إنْ كُنْتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللّهَ فاتَّبِعُوني يُحبِبْكُمُ اللّهُ و يَغفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُم»
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as):
Imam al-Sadiq (as) was once asked with regards to naming [one's children] after the Imams (as) and whether there was any benefit in doing so, to which he replied, 'of course, by Allah, and is religion anything but love?! Allah has said, "Say, 'If you love Allah, then follow me; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins, and Allah is all-forgiving, all-merciful."
Source: Tafsīr al-'Ayyāshī Vol.1 P.168

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Social Ethics » Society » Social Services » Mosque » mosque
الإمام جعفر الصادق (عليه السَّلام ):
مَن بَنى مَسجِدا بَنَى اللّهُ لَهُ ‏بَيتا في الجَنَّةِ.
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as):
He who builds a mosque, Allah will order a house to be built for him in Paradise.
Source: al-Kāfī Vol.3 P.368

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Social Ethics » Society » Social Services » Mosque » mosque
الإمام جعفر الصادق (عليه السَّلام ):
علَيكُم بِإتيانِ المَساجِدِ؛ فإنّها بُيوتُ اللّهِ في الأرضِ، ومَن أتاها مُتَطَهِّرا طَهَّرَهُ اللّهُ مِن ذُنوبِهِ وكُتِبَ مِن زُوّارِهِ فَأكثِرُوا فيها مِن الصَّلاةِ والدُّعاءِ.
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as):
It is incumbent upon you to attend the mosques, for verily they are the houses of Allah on earth. And whoever enters them having purified himself, Allah will purify him of his sins and will record him down as one of its frequenters, so perform many prayers and supplications therein.
Source: Sheikh Ṣadūq Vol. al-Amālī P.1

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