sying of imam muhammad baqir a.s

04/07/2011 08:03


  1. The ink of the scholar is more Holy than the blood of the martyr.

  2. For those unable to go for the ziyarat of Imam Husain (A.S.) on the day of A'shura, Imam Baqir (A.S.) mentions the manner of performing A'zadari as follows: He should mourn over Husain (A.S.), weep for him and instruct the members of the house to weep for him. He should establish the mourning ceremony in the house by exhibiting lamentions and grief over him; the people should meet one another in their homes and offer condolences and consolations to each other over the calamities which befell him.

  3. Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (AS) once said to one of his companions: "O Jabir it is not enough that a person says; I am a Shi'ah and I love the Prophet (Pbuh&hp) and the Prophet's family and the Imams. By Allah, a Shiah is the one who is perfectly pious and obedient to Allah's commands. Anyone else is not a Shiah no matter how much they say they love Hazrat Ali (AS) and no matter what they call themselves. O Jabir Our Shi'ahs are known by these signs:

  4. a) They are truthful, trustworthy and loyal;

  5. b) They always remember Allah;

  6. c) They offer their prayers, observe fasts, and recite Qur'an;

  7. d) They help their neighbors, take care of orphans, and say nothing but good of people;

  8. e) They act nicely towards their parents;

  9. f) They are worthy of peoples trust and confidence.

  10. Imam said, Our followers are of three kinds, one who follows us but depends on others, one who is like a glass involved in his own reflections, but the best are those who are like gold, the more they suffer the more they shine.

  11. Whenever Allah wants to assist a sinner, He inflicts a disease on that person. If this does not happen, He makes that person dependant on another one. If this also does not happen, the Almighty makes his death a really hard one so that his sins are compensated. Ref Al Kaafi vol 2 pg# 444

  12. The scholar who derives benefit from his knowledge is better than 70,000 devotees.

  13. Man's tongue is the key to all good and evil. Therefore, a believer should lock his tongue like he would keep his gold and silver locked up. Ref- Biharul Anvaar vol 78 Pg# 178

  14. If man knew the rewards for hardships and suffering, he would cut himself to pieces (to suffer)! Ref Biharul Anvaar vol 81 Pg# 192

  15. Imam Muhammad Baqir (A.S.) issued a directive which gave a definite form to the keeping of the memory of Imam Hussain (A.S.) alive. He recommended that for those believers for whom it was possible and convenient they should go for the ziyarah of the grave of Imam Hussain. For those for whom it was not possible or convenient, they should gather together and hold mourning ceremony and weep. Ibn Qawlawayah p. 104

  16. May Allah have mercy on a man who meets with another in order to remember our situation. There will be an angel with them who will seek forgiveness for them…………..If you gather together and occupy yourselves in remembering us, then our memory will be kept alive in your meetings and remembrances. The best of people after us are those who remember our situation and urge others to remember us. Ibn Qawlawayah p. 174/5

  17. O Jabir, is it enough for one, to say that 'I love Ali (a.s.) and I have achieved his Wilayat,' whereas he does not act upon it?" the nearness of Allah is not achieved without His obedience . When our Shias do not have obedience and action (to their credit) we have no authority to free them from Hell. Merely a verbal claim, "I am a Shia" is not sufficient argument for Allah. " ...

  18. One who does not cultivated patience for confronting the troubles of life becomes weak.

  19. A famous saying of Imam Muhammad bin Ali Al-Baqir (peace be upon him) is “I admonish you regarding five things: if you are wronged, do not commit wrong doing to others; if you are betrayed, do not betray anyone; if you are called a liar, do not be furious; if you are praised, do not be jubilant; if you are criticized, do not fret and think of what is said in criticism.”

  20. It is as if that the people called him al-Ba`qir because of his great knowledge and his many sciences. It was also said that he was given the nick-name of al-Ba`qir because of his many prostrations (in worship). Thus, he split open his forehead. (Mir'at al-Zaman fi Tawarikh al-A'yan, vol. 5, p. 78). 
    Moreover, he was given the nick-name (of al-Ba`qir) because of these words of his: 
    "The truth called me for help after the untruth had gathered it in its abdomen. So, I split open its flank and brought out the truth from its hiding, so it appeared and spread after it had been hidden.(Mir'at al-Zaman fi Tawarikh al-A'yan, vol. 5, p. 78).

  21. An adherent of a revealed religion (kitabi) attacked the Ima`m, was aggressive towards him, and addressed him with bitter words: "You are baqar (cows). 
    However, the Imam treated him kindly. He smiled at him, saying: "No, I am Ba`qir.

  22. The adherent went on attacking the Imam, saying: "You are the son of the cook. 
    The Imam smiled at him. This aggression did not excite him. Rather he said to him: "That is her job. (113)

  23. Still the adherent went on attacking the Imam, saying: You are the son of the black woman.... 
    The Ima`m did not become angry. Rather he treated him kindly, saying: 
    If you are truthful, may Allah forgive you. If you are a liar, may Allah forgive you. Thus, the adherent admired the Ima`m's high morals that marked the morals of the prophets. Then he became Moslem. (A'yan al-Shi'a, 4/Q1/504)

  24. His Alms to the Poor of Medina, The Ima`m, peace be on him, did a lot of charity and favor for the poor of Medina (Yathrib). His alms for them were counted. They amounted eight thousands dinars. ( Sharh Shafiyat Abi Firas, vol. 2, p. 176)

  25. He gave them a dinar as alms every Friday. He said: "The alms on Friday is better than it is on the other days.(A'yan al-Shi'a, Q1/4/471).

  26. Imam Baqir (A.S.) said : Everyone completing a recitation of the Holy Quran in Makkah won't die unless he sees the Prophet (S.A.W.) and his own place in the Heaven.

  27. Someone asked Imam Baqir (A.S.): "Why Hajj has been named "The Hajj of God's House"? "Imam said: It means that the pilgrim has reached salvation.

  28. Imam Baqir (A.S.) said: God does not accept the Hajj and Umrah whose costs have been paid for through illegal means property. (Religiously prohibited).

  29. Imam Baqir (A.S.) said: One prayer in the Masjid-al-Haram is 100000 times more valuable than one prayer in any other mosques.

  30. Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: Respect people who had performed Hajj and Umrah, because you are obliged to respect them.

  31. Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: Hajj and Umrah are two bazaars of the hereafter. The person who does Hajj and Umrah very often is the God's guest. If God keeps him alive, he is kept forgiven and if God gets his life, he will enter the Paradise.

  32. Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: If someone dies in one of these two sanctuaries (that is Makkah or Madinah), he will be appointed without any fear in the resurrection day.

  33. Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: Someone who prostrates in Makkah is like the person who sheds his blood in the way of God.

  34. Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: There are three things which their spiritual rewards include both afterlife and this world: Hajj; which vanishes poverty, alms; which removes poverty, and goodness; which makes life last longer.

  35. Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: God has provided 120 types of blessings around Kaaba, 60 of these blessings will be given to circumambulators, 40 of them will be given to prayers and 20 of these blessings will be for people who look at Kaaba. Regarding settlement in Arafat Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: None of good and wicked people would settle on the Arafat's mountain unless God accepts their prayers ; the chaste benediction for the mundane and afterlife matters will be accepted but the wicked prayers will be accepted just for their mundane matters.

  36. Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: Begin your Hajj from Makkah and finish it to us.

  37. Imam Baqir (A.S.): Hajj is peaceful for the soul.

  38. Imam Baqir (A.S.): Having complete Hajj is like meeting with the Imam.

  39. Imam Baqir (A.S.): Whoever comes to pilgrimage this house is not accepted if he/she doesn't have these three traits:1. Self-restraint from sinning.2. Forbearance to control his / her anger with.3. Treating his / her companions properly.

  40. Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: There are three things that are headed by God. His book, which is His order and light. His House which is the Qiblah (that is the direction to which Muslims turn in praying) and He just accepts full attention to this direction and the Etrat (that is the household of the Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)