Imam Sadiq Online Seminary offers heartfelt felicitation on the Occasion of the 15th of the Holy Month of Ramadhan, the Birthday Anniversary of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (the Selected one)
One of the consequences of being away from the teaching of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) is that we tend to take our concepts from fallible sources and thereby end up committing mistakes or embarking on a journey which doesn’t yield the intended result. On this beautiful day, lets read through a few definitions and concepts provided by Imam Hasan peace be upon him
Amir al-Mu'minin (peace be upon him) asked his son Hasan (peace be upon him): "O my son, what is righteousness?"
Hasan (peace be upon him) Ibn Ali (PBUH) replied: "O father, righteousness is to replace the bad things with good deeds."
- What is Dignity?
To be good with relatives, and to remain tolerant of their cruel deeds.
- What is Bravery?
To be chaste
- What is Lowliness?
To think of cheap things in life and refuse to spend even the smallest belongings in charity.
- What is Generosity?
To give away (in charity) before requested.
- What is Cheapness?
To seek owns comfort and ignore one’s spouse.
- What is Mercy?
To give and benefit others, whether we are in need and whether full.
- What is Stinginess?
To consider your property as (your) honor, and what you have given away in charity as wealth that has been wasted.
- What is Brotherhood?
To have Devotion and loyalty in the time of hardship and peace.
- What is Fear?
To act brave upon friends, and to run away from the enemy.
- What is Opportunity?
To be pious in this world
- What is Forbearance?
To control one’s anger and to keep resentment.
- What is Wealth?
To be satisfied with what Allah has given, no matter how small.
- What is Poverty?
To greed for everything.
- What is Abjectness?
To fear the truth.
- What is Worthless Suffering?
To talk about something that does not benefit you in any way.
- What is Greatness?
To give away (in charity) in your time of need and to forgive the bad deeds of others.
- What is Wisely?
To take good care of what is given to you.
- What is Great status?
To do what is beautiful and to refrain from what is ugly.
- What is Providence?
To be very patient and to treat people with leniency.
- What is Silliness?
To follow those who think cheap and interact with those who are not on the guided path.
- What is deprivation?
To lose a benefit that had been granted to you.
- What is Foolishness?
To rush in reaching opportunities before having them available, and to refrain from answering (to what you already know). Nonetheless, silence is a great companion in most cases, no matter how eloquent of a speaker you are.