1- Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) said to one of his adherents: When Allah intends goodness
for somebody; He makes him accept the blame of the friends.
2- Al-Mutawakkil (the Abbasid caliph) vowed he would give much money as alms if
he would recover his health. When he was healthy, he wanted to fulfill his vow:
therefore, he asked the scholars how much he should give as alms so as to be
regarded as much money. The caliph then submitted the question before Imam
Ali-un-Naqi al-Hadi (a.s.), who answered: You should give eighty dirhams as
alms. When he was asked about this definition, the Holy Imam (a.s.) answered:
Allah says to His Messenger (pbuh&hh): Allah has helped you on many occasions.
(Holy Qur'an 9:25) As we counted these many occasions, they were eighty.
However, Allah regarded them as many. Al-Mutawakkil was pleased by this
explanation and gave eighty dirhams as alms.
3- There are definite places in which Allah likes the servants to supplicate to
Him. One of these places is the tomb of Al-Hussein: Master of the Martyrs (a.s.).
4 - Others will fear him who fears Allah. He who obeys Allah will be obeyed. He
who obeys Allah will not care for the dissatisfaction of the creatures. He who
enrages the Creator should be sure of encountering the dissatisfaction of the
5- No one can describe Allah with attributes other than these with which He
describes Himself. How can anyone describe Him when senses are too short to
perceive Him, illusions are too short to comprehend Him, ideas are too short to
mark Him, and sights are too short to appreciate Him? He is remote in His
nearness and near in His remoteness. He created the how without being asked
"How?" and founded the where without being asked "where?" He is out of how and
where. He is the One and Only. Exalted be His Majesty and sacred be His Names.
6- Al Hasan-bin-Mas'ud related: One day, one of my fingers was hurt, a rider hit
me in the shoulder, and a crowd of people caused my clothes to be torn. In this
manner, I visited Abul-Hasan Ali-bin-Mohammed (a.s.) and said: Allah protects me
against the evil of such an ill-omen day."
Imam Al-Hadi (a.s.) worded: O Hasan, do you accuse the guiltless of your guilt
while you are frequently visiting us?"
I then regained my intellect and noticed my flaw; therefore, I said, "O master,
I seek Allah's forgiveness."
The Holy Imam (a.s.) said: O Hasan, what was the fault with days that you regard
as evil portent while the fact is that you are punished for your own deeds
I said, "O Son of Allah's Messenger, I seek Allah's forgiveness and declare my
repentance against so."
The Imam (a) then added: To dispraise days and regard them as evil portent is
useless for you. Allah, however, will punish you for dispraising the days for
matters that are out of their control. O Hasan, do you not know that the only
rewarder and punisher for the deeds, sooner of later, is Allah?"
"I know, master," I said.
He (a.s.) then added: Do not repeat it again and do not say that days have any
effect in the affairs of Allah.
"I will, master," I said.
7- He who feels secure from Allah's unexpected retribution and painful penalty
will feel arrogant until Allah's act and inevitable decree (death) will befall
him. He whomever receives evidence from his Lord will belittle the worldly
misfortunes even if he is cut into pieces.
8- Dawud As-Sarmi related: My master Imam Al-Hadi (a.s.) ordered me to do many
actions then he tested whether I had retained them all. When he noticed that I
could not maintain them all, he took a pen and wrote down.
"In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful. I will remember it,
Insha'Allah. All the matters are in Allah's hand" I smiled and the Holy Imam (a.s.)
asked me about the reason. I said, "Allah make me your sacrifice, this record
reminds me of the report that one of our acquaintances related to me on the
authority of your grandfather Imam Rida (a.s.). He said that whenever the Imam (a.s.)
ordered of a matter, he used to write down: "In the Name of Allah the
Beneficent the Merciful. I will remember it, Insha'Allah."
The Holy Imam (a.s.) said: O Dawud, I am honest to tell you that the neglector
of the Bismillah is as same of the neglector of the (obligatory) prayers.
9 -The thankful of a grace should be happy for thankfulness more than it is for
10 - Allah has made this world for testing while He has made the life to come
for receiving the result. He has also made the misfortunes of this world the
cause of gaining the rewards of the life to come and made the rewards of the
life to come as the compensation for the misfortunes of this world.