💠My father, Allah may have mercy upon him, narrated to us from Ali bin al-Hussein as-Sa’dabadi… from Jabir al-Ju’fi that Abu Ja’far Imam Baqir (a) said:
📍O Jabir, do you think that it is sufficient for those who claim being Shia to say that they cherish us; the Prophet’s household? By Allah I swear, our Shia are only those who are aware of the presence of Allah and obey Him.
📍Their signs are modesty, submission, fulfillment of the trusts, very much remembrance of Allah, fasting, offering prayers, kindness and respect to (their) parents, aiding the neighbors who are poor, the destitute, the indebted, and the orphans, (they speak the) truth, recite the Quran, and avoid mentioning people except for praising them.
📍In addition, they are the most trustful of the people of their tribes (i.e. communities)
🔹Jabir said: O son of Allah’s Messenger, we do not know anyone who bears such characters.
🌹The Imam (a) replied:
📍No, Jabir. Do not misunderstand the matter. It is enough for a man to claim that he loves and follows Ali (a). As a matter of fact, if he claims that he loves the Prophet (s) who is preferable to Ali(a) but he does not follow the Prophet’s traditions and does not act upon his instructions, such claim of love will be definitely useless. Hence, you should fear (losing the love of) Allah and work for the cause of obtaining that which He has in possession. There is no relation or kinship between Allah and anybody.
📍The most favorable and honorable servants of Allah are the most God-conscious and the most obedient. O Jabir, the only means through which a servant seeks to gain Allah’s favor is through the obedience to Him. We –the Prophet’s household- do not carry a patent for saving from Hell.
📍 Likewise, none of you has a claim against Allah. He who obeys Allah is only our disciple and whoever disobeys Him is our enemy. You cannot attain the shade of benefits under our divine authority (such as intercession) except by means of having diligence and piety.
 Allama al-Majlisi commented: This means that there is no (family) relation between God and the Shia due to which He may forgive them while He does not forgive the others who have committed the same sins. It also may mean that there is no (family) relation between God and Ali due to which God may forgive Ali’s followers while He does not forgive the followers of the Prophet, for example, who have committed the same sins. As a result, the only relation between God and His servants is the obedience to Him and fear of losing His love. From that cause, the Imams, peace be with them, are the dearest people to God.
 Refer to al-Kafi; 2:60 H.3, As-Saduq’s al-Amali; 499 H.3, (in another series of relation), al-Amali; At-Tusi 735/1535, Mishkat ul-Anwar; 59,Tanbih ul-Khawattir; 2:1855, Bihar ul-Anwar; 70:97 H.4
Sifat ush-Shia, no. 22
Ziyarat Hazrate Zahra ( peace be upon her ) by Ostad Sayed Abazar Wahedi .
بنی آدم اعضای یکدیگرند که در آفرينش ز یک گوهرند
Human beings are members of a whole
In creation of one essence and soul
چو عضوى به درد آورد روزگار، دگر عضوها را نماند قرار
If one member is afflicted with pain
Other members uneasy will remain
تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی، نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی
If you’ve no sympathy for human pain
The name of human you cannot retain
Eight advises of Imam Reza peace be with him.
☑️ Bestowal and bounty is something that there is no (asking) “ifs” or (to) “wait” before granting, and no obligation afterward.
☑️ Bestowal granted before being asked is a great magnanimity
☑️ Heal the sins with repentance and leave space in between (sinning and repentance) for excuses
☑️ Making fun (of others) ruins the prestige.
☑️ Silence increases man’s prestige and status.
☑️ He who has been asked (to do something) is free until he promises, and is a slave until he fulfills that promise.
☑️ Opportunity passes by rapidly, and returns slowly with difficulty
☑️ Blessings until the time they’re present are unknown, but when gone are known.
Quran Chapter 17 , verse 23
And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], “uff,” and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word.