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Consequences of Man's actions
The actions of man, apart from entailing an appropriate reward or punishment in the Hereafter, are not without their consequences in the herebelow either. Indeed, some events in the world are direct results of human actions; ...

Imam Ali's sermon on getting ready for the next world and following Allah's commandments
Imam Ali's sermon on getting ready for the next world and following Allah's commandments.

Imam Ali's Sermon on the Virtues of the Pious
It is related that a companion of Amir al-mu'minin called Hammam1 who was a man devoted to worship said to him, "O' Amir al-mu'minin, describe to me the pious man in such a way as though I see them."

Sermon 63 of Nahj al-Balagha: About the transience of the world
Beware! Surely this world is a place from which protection cannot be sought except while one is in it. The action which is performed only for this world cannot secure salvation. People are tested in it through calamities.

What is the meaning of 'Ihbat' ('nullification of action') and 'takfir' ('covering over one's sins') in Islamic terminology?
According to some verses of the Qur'an, there are some certain sins which if committed, will result in 'nullification of action' and on the other hand, certain good acts are deemed means whereby 'covering over, by God, of bad action is effected...

Why is it that our Supplications Occasionally Remain Unanswered?
Attention towards the conditions for the acceptance of prayers reveals new realities in the issue of du'a, and manifests its constructive influence. In the Islamic traditions, some of the conditions (to be taken into regard) for the purpose of acceptance of one's prayers are as follows: ...