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06-12-2023 |24 Jumādá al-ūlá 1445 AH


Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘You must adhere to conviction and keep away from doubt, for there is nothing more detrimental to a man’s faith than for doubt to overpower his conviction.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): علَيكَ بِلُزُوم اليَقينِ وتَجَنُّبِ الشَّكِّ ، فلَيسَ للمَرءِ شَيءٌ أهْلَكَ لِدِينِهِ مِن غَلَبَةِ الشَّكِّ علي يَقينِهِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6146]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘I have never doubted the truth since I have been shown it.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما شَكَكتُ في الحَقِّ مُذ اُرِيتُهُ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9482]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Verily I am absolutely convinced about my Lord, and do not entertain any obscurity in my religion.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّي لَعَلي يَقينٍ مِن رَبِّي ، وغَيرِ شُبهَةٍ مِن دِيني.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 22]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) with regards to Allah’s verse in the Qur’an: “Indeed Allah desires to repel all impurity from you…”[Qur’an 33:33], said, ‘Impurity is doubt, and by Allah, we never doubt in our Lord.

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في قولِهِ تعالي: «لِيُذْهِبَ عَنْكُمُ الرِّجْسَ» ـ: الرِّجسُ هُو الشَّكُّ ، واللّه‏ِ لا نَشُكُّ في رَبِّنا أبداً.

Reference: ’[al-Kafi, v. 1, p. 288, no. 1]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Doubt is the product of ignorance.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الشَّكُّ ثَمَرَةُ الجَهلِ .

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 725]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Whoever is insolent with regards to Allah’s command becomes prone to doubting, and whoever doubts, Allah, Most Sublime over him, disgraces him with His authority, and belittles him with His Might just as he had shown contempt for His command.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن عَتا عن أمرِ اللّه‏ِ شَكَّ ، ومَن شَكَّ تعالَي اللّه‏ُ علَيهِ فَأذَلَّهُ بسُلطانِهِ ، وصَغَّرَهُ بجَلالِهِ كما اغتَرَّ بِرَبِّهِ الكَريمِ وَفَرَّطَ في أمرِهِ .

Reference: ’[Nahj al-Sa’ada, v. 1, no. 373]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Do not give in to misgivings lest you start to doubt, and do not doubt lest you disbelieve, and do not allow yourselves to become emboldened [against Allah] lest you fall into self-deception.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تَرتابُوا فَتَشُكُّوا ، ولا تَشُكُّوا فَتَكفرُوا ، ولا تُرَخِّصُوا لِأنفُسِكُم فَتُدهِنوا.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 2, p. 54, no. 24]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Doubt thwarts faith.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الشَّكُّ يُحبِطُ الإيمانَ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 723]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Doubt extinguishes the light of the heart.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الشَّكُّ يُطفِئُ نورَ القَلبِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1242]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The consequence of doubt is confusion.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثَمرَةُ الشَّكِّ الحَيرَةُ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4619]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Doubts are dispelled through repetition of one’s thought processes.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): بتَكَرُّرِ الفِكرِ يَنجابُ الشَّكُّ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4271]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘How I wonder at the one who entertains doubts about Allah whilst beholding the very creation of Allah.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): عَجِبتُ لِمَن شَكَّ في اللّه‏ِ وهو يَري خَلقَ اللّٰهِ!

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 126]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘A sincere person does not entertain misgivings and a person convinced [of his faith] does not doubt.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ماارتابَ مُخلِصٌ ولا شَكَّ مُوقِنٌ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9532]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘There are four aspects to doubt: unreasonable debating [born out of a desire to doubt everything], fear, wavering and undue submission. The one who always resorts to unreasonable debating never again sees the light after darkness. The one who is afraid of what befalls him [doubting as a result] is always turning back on his heels. The one who wavers between his misgivings is trampled by Satan underfoot, and the one who succumbs to the perils of this world and the next is destroyed in them both.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الشَّكُّ علي أربَعِ شُعَبٍ: علي التَّمارِي ، والهَولِ ، والتَّرَدُّدِ ، والاستِسلامِ ، فَمَن جَعَلَ المِراءَ دَيدَنا لَم يُصبِحْ لَيلُهُ ، ومَن هالَهُ ما بَينَ يَدَيهَ نَكَصَ علي عَقِبَيهِ ، ومَن تَرَدَّدَ في الرَّيبِ وَطِئَتهُ سَنابِكُ الشَّياطينِ ، ومَنِ استَسلَمَ لِهَلَكَةِ الدُّنيا والآخِرَةِ هَلَكَ فيهِما.

Reference: ’[Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 31]