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Fascinating discourses from Imam Ali al-Hadi (AS)
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The twelvth infallible Imam Ali Naqi Hadi (as)

Name: Ali (as)
Renouned Titles: Hadi, Naqi (as)
Sub Title: Abul Hassan (The Third)
Father and Mother: Imam Jawad (as) & Samana (as)
Time & Place of Birth: 15th of Zilhajah, 212 Hijrah at Medina
Time & Place of Martyrdom: 3rd of Rajab, 254 Hijrah, at the age of 24 year in the city of samara poisoned to martydom by the conspiracy of Motaiz the 13 th caliph of Bani Abbasade.
Tomb: Samera, Iraq.
Duration of life three parts.
1. Eight years pre-Imamate from 212 to 220 Hijrah.
2. Duration of Imamate: 12 Years before the reign of Motawakil from 220 to 2.3.3 Hijrah.
3. Duration of Imamate in most difficult & hardest conditions, 14 years of it being coincident with the dictatorship period of Motawakil (The Tenth Abbasade Caliph & Then The caliphs afterwards).

Twenty Traditions from Imam Ali al-Hadi (AS)

1. The one who is pleased with himself: (his own state & condition) those displeased & angry with him shall get abundant in number. (Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78. P 368)

1- مَن رَضِيَ عَن نَفسِهِ کَثُرَ السّاخِطُونَ عَلَيهِ. (بخارالانوار ج78 ص369) (الانوار البهية ص143)

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 Better than the good deed is the one who performs it. And more beautiful than the beauty (of speech) is the teller of it (decent words). And superior to the knowledge is its bearer & carrier. And worse than the evil is it's attracter. And more horrible than the horror is the one who rides it.

2. Better than the good deed is the one who performs it. And more beautiful than the beauty (of speech) is the teller of it (decent words). And superior to the knowledge is its bearer & carrier. And worse than the evil is it's attracter. And more horrible than the horror is the one who rides it. (Ayun ush-Shia Vol. 2 (modem print) P 39)

2- خَيرٌ مِنَ الخَيرِ فاعِلُهُ وَ أجمَلُ مِنَ الجَميلِ قائِلُهُ وَأَرجَحُ مِنَ العِلمِ حامِلُهُ، وَشَرُّ مِنَ الشَّرِّ جالِبُهُ وَاَهوَلُ مِنَ الهَولِ راکِبُهُ. (اعيان الشيعة ج2 (الطبع الجديد)ص39)

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3. Allah cannot be defined & described except with what He has defined himself. And how can that one (Allah) be defined when senses are unable from the perception of him & the imagination are short of reaching him. And the memories of mind are unable to encompass him & the eyes & vision is unable to sight & summon him and lack (the strength of) limiting & encompassing him.(Tuhaf al-Uqul P 82)

3- إِنَّ اللهَ لا يَوصَفَ إِلاّ بِما وَصَفَ بِهِ نَفسَهُ، وَأَنّی يُوصَفُ الَّذِي تَعجِزُ الحَواسُّ أَن تُدرِکَهُ، وَالأَهامُ أَن تَنالَهُ،وَالخَطَراتُ أَن تَحُدَّهُ،وَالأَبصارُ عَنِ الإحاطَةِ بِهِ. (تحف العقول ص482)

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4. The one who thinks he is obliged to commit sin has attributed the responsibility of his sin towards Allah & has accused Him of cruelty & excess upon His servants. (Tuhaf al-Uqul P 461)

4- فَمَن زَعَمَ أَنَّهُ مُجبَرٌ عَلَی المَعاصِي فَقَد أَحالَ بِذَنبِهِ عَلَی اللهِ وَقَد ظَلَّمَهُ في عُقُوبَتِهِ. (تحف العقول ص461)

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 The person who meets death on the way towards seeking the right, & does not reach it, is upon beneficence. And this is the word of Allah wherein He says: 'The one who comes out of his house as a migrant towards Allah & His prophet then the death finds him (on that way) his reward is upon Allah.'

5. The person who meets death on the way towards seeking the right, & does not reach it, is upon beneficence. And this is the word of Allah wherein he says: 'The one who comes out of his house as a migrant towards Allah & His prophet then the death finds him (on that way) his reward is upon Allah.' 10

5- ...فَمَن ماتَ عَلی طَلَبِ الحَقِّ وَلَم يُدرِک کَما لَهُ فَهوَ عَلی خَيرٍ وَذلِکَ قَولهُ:«وَ مَن يَخرُج مِن بَيتِهِ مُهاجِراً إِلَی اللهِ وَرَسولِهِ .. الآية. (تحف العقول ص472)

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6. The one who obeys the creator does not have the fear of anger & wrath of the creatures & the one who makes Allah angry & displeased must know that the creatures will (certainly) become angry with him. (Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 367)

6- مَن أَطاعَ الخالِقَ لَم يُبالِ سَخَطَ المَخلوقينَ وَ مَن أَسخَطَ الخالِقَ فَليَيقَن أَن يَحِلَّ بِهِ سَخَطُ المَخلوُقينَ. (تحف العقول ص482)

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 (Constantly) Think about the time when you would be lying before your family members & there would be no physician to stop it (death) & no friend to benefit you. (Ayun ush-Shia. Vol. 2. P 39. Modem Print)

7. (Constantly) Think about the time when you would be lying before your family members & there would be no physician to stop it (death) & no friend to benefit you. (Ayun ush-Shia. Vol. 2. P 39. Modem Print)

7- أُذکُر مَصرَعَکَ بَينَ يَدَي أهلِکَ وَلا طَبيبَ يَمنَعُکَ وَلا حَبيبَ يَنفَعُکَ
(اعيان الشيعة (الطبع الجديد) ج2 ص39)

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8. The one who performs a deed & his heart does not believe in that deed, Allah will not accept any of his practices; except that it be along with the sincerity of intention.(Tuhaf al-Uqul P 473)

8- ... فَمَن فَعَلَ فِعلاً وَکانَ بِدِينٍ لَم يَعقِد قَلبُهُ عَلی ذلِکَ لَم يَقبَلِ اللهُ مِنهُ عَمَلاً إلاّ بِصِدقِ النِّيَّةِ... (تحف العقول ص473)

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9. Sustain & prolong the blessings by decent neighborhood with them. And keep seeking the blessings by thank giving, over those. (Ayun ush-Shia. Vol. 2. P 39 Modem Print)

9- أَبقُوا النِّعَمَ بِحُسنِ مُجاوَرَتِها وَالتَمِسُوا الزِّيادَةَ فيها بِاشُّکرِ عَلَيها. (اعيان الشيعة (الطبع الجديد) ج2 ص39)

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10. The one who has a clear cut proof & evidence from Allah the hardships of life become light for him; although, he is cut into pieces & spread out & scattered. (Tuhaf al-Uqul P 83)

10- مَن کانَ عَلی بَيِّنَةٍ مِن رَبِّهِ هانَت عَلَيهِ مَصائِبُ الدُّنيا وَلَو قُرِضَ وَنُشِرَ. (تحف العقول ص483)

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Allah has made the world a place of calamities & the resurrection day the spot of rewards. And He has made the anguishes & calamities of life a way to the rewards of justice day. And made the reward of resurrection day the compensation for the troubles & anguishes of world (life).

11. Allah has made the world a place of calamities & the resurrection day the spot of rewards. And He has made the anguishes & calamities of life a way to the rewards of justice day. And made the reward of resurrection day the compensation for the troubles & anguishes of world (life). (Tuhaf al-Uqul P 483)

11- إِنَّ اللهَ جَعَلَ الدُّنيا دارَبَلوی، وَالآخِرَةَ دارَعُقبی وَجَعَلَ بَلوی الدُّنيا لِثَوابِ الآخِرَةِ سَبَباً، وَثَوابَ الآخِرَةِ مِن بَلوی الدُّنيا عِوَضاً. (تحف العقول ص483)

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12. When Allah intends goodness for His servant he accepts the admonition of those admonishing him. (Tuhaf al-Uqul P 481)

12- إِنَّ اللهَ إِذا أَرادَ بِعَبدٍ خَيراً إِذا عوُتِبَ قَبِلَ. (تحف العقول ص481)

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13. Wealth (means) the scarcity of your aspirations & longings & getting contented with what could be sufficient for you. (Ayun ush-Shia Vol. 2, P .39, Modem Print)

13- أَلغِني:قِلَّةُ تَمَنَّيکَ وَالرِّضا بِما يَکفيکَ. (اعيان الشيعة (الطبع الجديد) ج2 ص38)

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14. Beware of Jealousy for it's effect will appear upon you & it shall not affect your enemy. (Ayun ush-Shia Vol. 2. P 39. Modem Print)

14- إيّاکَ وَالحَسَدَ فَإِنَّهُ يَبينُ فيکَ،وَلا يَعمَلُ في عَدُوِّکَ. (اعيان الشيعه، (الطبع الجديد) ج2 ص39)

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15. Do not wish purity (sincerity) from the one with whom you directed your distrust towards & faithfulness from the one whom you have betrayed (committed treachery with). (Ayun ush-Shia 2, P 39, Modem Print)

15- لا تَطلُبِ الصَّفاءَ مِمَّن کَدَّرتَ عَلَيهِ،وَلاَ الوَفاءَ مِمَّن غَدَرتَ بِهِ، (اعيان الشيعه، (الطبع الجديد) ج2 ص39)

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The person who specifies his love & opinion together for you. You (too) specify your obedience for him.

16. The person who specifies his love & opinion together for you. You (too) specify your obedience for him. (Tuhaf al-Uqul P 483)

16- مَن جَمَعَ لَکَ وَدَّهُ وَرَأيَهُ فَاجمَع لَهُ طاعَتَکَ . (تحف العقول ص483)

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17. The calamity is one, for the patient, & two (calamities) for the one who (makes fuss) gets impatient & anxious. (Ayun ush-Shia, Vol. 2, P 39, Modem Print)

17- أَلمُصِيَبةُ لِلصّابِرِ واحِدَةٌ وِلِلجازِع إِثنَتانِ. (اعيان الشيعه ج2 (طبع جديد)ص39)

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18. Self-conceit stops & restrain from seeking knowledge & becomes the cause of (people's) despise, scorn, & ignorance. (Ayun ush-Shia, Vol. 2, P 39, Modem Print)

18-أَلعُجبُ صارِفٌ عَن طَلَبِ العِلمِ،داعٍ إِلَی الغَمطِ وَالجَهلِ. (اعيان الشيعه، (الطبع الجديد) ج2 ص39)

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19. There is no security from the evil of the one who is disregarded & humiliated in his own eyes.(Tuhaf al-Uqul P 483)

19- مَن هانَت عَلَيهِ نَفسُهُ فَلا تَأمَن شَرَّه. (تحف العقول ص483)

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The world is a market, a community reaps benefit in it & there is another one which faces loss.

20. The world is a market, a community reaps benefit in it & there is another one which faces loss. (Bihar ul-Anwar Vol. 78, P 368)

20- ألدُّنيا سُوقٌ، رَبِحَ فيها قَومٌ وَخَسِرَ آخَروُنَ. (تحف العقول ص483)

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