Mola Ammer asws said, He who accepts my Wilayat superficially (without having deep knowledge and firm belief), has little reward for his deeds , (as their scale will be light, their souls will be in perdition). O Salmán! The faith (Aiman) of a believer will not attain the level of perfection unless and until he would recognise me as a Noor-the Light. When someone knows me as Noor, only then he would truly attained faith; he is the one whose heart has been tested with the true faith, whose chest (self) is dilated in true Islám and whose faith is based on discernment. Thus, he becomes an ‘Arif’-staunch believer and embraces faith with peace of mind. But that he who fell short of this cognition – he will be a doubter, immersed in disbelief.

Tariq bin Shihab asked: “O Ameer al-Momineenasws please explain the virtues of an Imam (masoom), Ameer al-Momineenasws replied:

“O Tariq, the Imam is the ‘Kalima-tul-Allah’ word of Allah; ‘Hujat-Allah the proof of Allah; Waj-Allah’ the direction to Allah; ‘Noor-Allah’ the light of Allah; ‘Hijab-Allah’ the veil of Allah and ‘Ayat-Allah’ the sign of Allah. Heasws is chosen by Allahazwj who bestows onto him whatever (qualities, perfections) Heazwj Chooses, and Makes it compulsory on all His creatures to Obey him – the Imam. Thus he is Allahazwj’s appointed ruler in the heavens and on the earth. Allahazwj has taken a covenant regarding this from all His servants. Whosoever precedes the Imamasws has denied established kingdom of Allahazwj. An Imamasws can act as he finds it appropriate, however his actions only correspond to the will of Allahazwj.

Inscribed on his upper limb is the-declaration: The words of Allahazwj are accomplished with truth and justice. For the Imamasws are both the justice and the truth. A column of light (stretching) from the earth to the sky is created for him, in which he witnesses the actions of the mankind. Heasws is enrobed in the cloak of power and dignity; he knows what is in the minds and has access to the unseen-al-ghayb; he has been entrusted with absolute power (in conducting his affairs); he beholds all that rests between the dominions of the East and the West: Nor is anything from the realms of ‘Mulk and Malakoot’ which is hidden from him; and he has the ability to communicate with the birds, who submit to hisasws Wilayah.

The Imamasws, is Fresh and sweet water for those thirsting (for knowledge & wisdom) A guide to true Guidance. The Imamasws, is ayat-e-Tathir, acquainted with mysteries of the unseen. The Imamasws, is the sun that rises over Allahazwj’s servants with its (illuminating) rays.

O Tariq, the people have abandoned him and followed their own desires and who can be more astray than the one who follows his whims without any guidance from Allahazwj. O Tariq! the Imamasws may be considered like an angel in the appearance of human being, a heavenly body, a divine command, a sacred spirit, a lofty station, a manifest light, a hidden secret. He is angelic in essence with attributes of the Divine powers, endowed with unlimited good qualities, posses the knowledge of the realms of the Unseen, specifically chosen by the Lord of the Worlds and is connected with the Truthful and Trustworthy (Rasool Allahazwj). All this is for the household of Muhammadsaww alone; nobody else can partake in this with them. This is because they are: the source of revelation and the meaning of its exposition; the elect of the Lord of Majesty; The place of Gibrael, Al-Ameen’s descent; the words of the attributes of Allahazwj; His secret and His words; the tree of Prophet hood; the source of chivalry; the essence of all opinions; the ultimate meaning and signification; the station of apostolic wisdom; the illumination of majesty in proximity to Allahazwj, and in His care the location of Allahazwj’s word; the key to his wisdom; the lamps of Allahazwj’s mercy; the well springs of His bounty; the path that leads to Allahazwj-the salsabeel-the Qistaas al Mustaqeem (the upright scale) the straight path; the remembrance (full) of wisdom; the noble face; the eternal light; possessors of honour and repute; take precedence over all noble and exalted; the successors of the noble Prophetsaww; the progeny of the compassionate and gentle (Prophetsaww); we are the progeny of one from the other, in the custody of the most High, the most Mighty- Allahazwj knows all and observes all of these. (Khutabah of Amir ul momaneenasws on Imam Bihar-ul-Anwar, Vol. 25, pg. 169)

Rewards of Fasting or Giving Charity in the Month of Rajab

It is narrated from Rasool Allahsaww that when (a momin) fasts for thirty days in the month of Rajab, a Divine caller announces, O Servant of Allahazwj, as far as your previous deeds are concerned you have been pardoned for your sins, so you better focus your attention on the (enhancement of) future deeds, and Allahazwj has Blessed you with bounties of all of Paradises, which are like 40,000 cites made out of gold, each city consisting of 40,000 palaces, …….

someone asked Rasool Allahsaww, how about someone, due to weekness or illness or a lady out of impurity, is able to fast during the month of Rajab. Is there any substitute for him/her to reap these rewards? Prophetsaww replied: ‘Yes, every day donate a bread as a ‘Saddaqa’ (charity) to a ‘Masqeen’ (deprived), I say it in the name of that Who Posses my soul, when he acts this way, he would achieve these rewards which I have describes above and even more than that. Indeed, if all inhabitants of the earth and heavens would collectively strive to level those rewards which he has secured in the Paradise then they would not succeed. (Ref. Sawab ul Amaal wa Aqab ul Amaal, pp. 62, haith no. 4, Bihar ul Anwar, vol. 94, pp.31, Wasailushia, vol. 10, pp. 483, Rawzatal Waizeen, vol. 2, pp.58)

حدثنى السندي بن محمد عن ابان بن عثمان عن عبد الله سليمان قال سمعت ابا جعفر عليه السلام وعنده رجل من اهل البصرة يقال له عثمان الاعمى وهو يقول ان الحسن البصري يزعم ان الذين يكتمون العلم يؤذى ريح بطونهم اهل النار فقال أبو جعفر عليه السلام فهلك إذا مؤمن آل فرعون وما زال العلم مكتوما منذ بعث الله نوحا عليه السلام فليذهب الحسن يمينا وشمالا فوالله ما يوجد العلم اهيهنا.

It has been narrated to Al-Sanady Bin Muhammad, from Aban Bin Usman, from Abdullah Suleyman who said:

‘I heard Abu Ja’farasws, and with himasws was a man from the people of Basra saying to him, ‘Usman Al-A’amma was saying that Al-Hassan Al- Basry thinks that the ones who hide their knowledge will have such a bad smell from their stomachs, that it will hurt the inhabitants of the Fire.’ Abu Ja’farasws said: ‘He did perish, when the believer of the people of Pharaohla did not stop hiding until Allahazwj sent Noahsa. Let Al-Hassan go left and right, by Allahazwj, he will never find the knowledge except over here.’ (BASAAIR AL-DARAJAAT FI FAZAIL ALAY MOHAMMEDasws )

حدثنى محمد بن الحسين بن ابى الخطاب عن محمد بن سنان عن عمار بن مروان عن المنخل عن جابر قال قال أبو جعفر عليه السلام قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله ان حديث آل محمد صعب مستصعب لا يؤمن به الا ملك مقرب أو نبي مرسل أو عبد امتحن الله قلبه للايمان فما ورد عليكم من حديث آل محمد فلانت له قلوبكم وعرفتوه فاقبلوه وما اشمازت منه قلوبكم وانكرتموه فردوه إلى الله والى الرسول والى العالم من آل محمد و انما الهالك ان يحدث احدكم بشئ منه لا يحتمله فيقول والله ماكان هذا ثلثا

Narrated to me Muhammad Bin Al-Husayn Bin Abu Al-Khataab, from Muhammad Bin Sinan, from Amaar Bin Marwaan, from Al-Munkhal, from Jabir who said: ‘Abu Ja’farasws said that the Messenger of Allahsaww said: ‘The Hadeeth of the Progenyasws of Muhammadsaww are difficult, no one will believe in them except an Angel of Proximity, or a ‘Mursil’ Prophetas, or a servant whose heart has been tested for faith. As for what comes to you from the Hadeeth of the Progenyasws of Muhammadsaww, soften your hearts and understand it, accept it, and do not be disgusted by your hearts and reject them, (if unsure) refer them back to Allahazwj and to the Messengersaww and to the knowledgeable one from the Progenyasws of Muhammadsaww. And he will (certainly) be destroyed, the one who narrated from that which he has not been able to bear, and who says, ‘By Allahazwj this was not it, this was not it, this was not it.’ (BASAAIR AL-DARAJAAT FI FAZAIL ALAY MOHAMMEDasws )