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20-04-2024 |12 Shawwāl 1445 AH

Fear

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The fountainhead of wisdom is the fear of Allah.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : رأسُ‏ الحِكمَةِ مَخافَةُ‏ اللّه‏ِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 133, no. 43]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The person with the highest station in the sight of Allah is the one who fears Him the most.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : أعْلي النّاسِ مَنزِلَةً عِندَ اللّه‏ِ أخوَفُهُم مِنهُ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 180, no. 10]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Three things provide salvation…fear of Allah in private, as if you see Him, for verily even though you do not see Him, He surely sees you.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : ثَلاثٌ مُنْجِياتٌ ... خَوفُ اللّه‏ِ في السِّرِّ كأ نّكَ تَراهُ ، فإنْ لَم تَكُن تَراهُ فإنّهُ يرَاكَ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 70, p. 7, no. 5]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The one who knows Allah the most is the one who fears Allah the most.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : مَن كانَ باللّه‏ِ أعْرَفَ كانَ مِن اللّه‏ِ أخْوَفَ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 70, p. 393, no. 64]

Description: Imam Zayn al-Abidin, (a.s.) said, ‘O son of Adam, you will always be with the good…as long as fear [of Allah] is your motto and grief your cloak.’

الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : ابنَ آدَمَ ، لا تَزالُ بخَيرٍ ... ما كانَ الخَوفُ لكَ شِعاراً والحُزنُ دِثاراً .

Reference: [Amali al-Tusi, p. 115, no. 176]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘The believer lies between two fears, fear of a sin that he has committed in the past and does not know what action Allah has taken [with regards to it], and fear for the remainder of his life in which he does not know what destructive sins he may commit, therefore he always wakes up in the morning fearful and it is only fear that reforms him.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : المؤمنُ بَينَ مَخافَتَينِ: ذَنبٌ قَد مَضي لا يَدْري ما صَنعَ اللّه‏ُ فيهِ ، وعُمرٌ قَد بَقيَ لا يَدْري ما يَكْتَسِبُ فيهِ مِن المَهالِكِ ، فهُو لا يُصْبِحُ إلّا خائفاً ولا يُصْلِحُهُ إلّا الخَوفُ .

Reference: [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 71, no. 12]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Hope in Allah with such hope that it will not embolden you to disobey Him, and fear Allah with such fear that it will not cause you to despair of His mercy.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : ارْجُ اللّه‏َ رَجاءً لا يُجَرّئُكَ علي مَعاصيهِ ، وخَفِ اللّه‏َ خَوفاً لا يُؤْيِسُكَ مِن رَحمَتِهِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 70, p. 384, no. 39]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘My father (a.s.) used to say, ‘There is no believing servant except that in his heart are two lights, a light of fear and a light of hope, if they were each to be measured neither would exceed the other.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : كانَ أبي (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) يقولُ : إنّهُ لَيس مِن عَبدٍ مؤمنٍ إلّا و في قَلْبهِ نُورانِ : نورُ خِيفَةٍ ونورُ رَجاءٍ ، لَو وُزِنَ هذا لَم يَزِدْ علي هذا ، ولَو وُزِنَ هذا لَم يَزِدْ علي هذا.

Reference: [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 67, no. 1]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The one who fears his Lord refrains from wrongdoing.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن خافَ رَبَّهُ كَفّ ظُلْمَهُ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 75, p. 309, no. 3]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘A servant is not a believer until he is both fearful and hopeful, and he is not fearful and hopeful until he acts in accordance with what he fears and what he hopes for.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لا يكونُ العَبدُ مؤمناً حتّي يكونَ خائفاً راجِياً ، ولا يكونُ خائفاً راجِياً حتّي يكونَ عامِلاً لِما يَخافُ ويَرْجو.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 70, p. 392, no. 61]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘The fearful one is he whose dread has not left him with a tongue with which to speak.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الخائفُ مَن لَم تَدَعْ لَهُ الرَّهْبةُ لِساناً يَنْطِقُ بهِ .

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 244, no. 54]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Do not fear oppression from your Lord, rather fear oppression from your own selves.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لا تَخافوا ظُلْمَ رَبِّكُم ، ولكنْ خافوا ظُلْمَ أنْفُسِكُم .

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10234]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Do not fear anything except your sin, and do not place your hope in anyone except your Lord.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لا تَخَفْ إلّا ذَنْبَكَ ، لا تَرْجُ إلّا رَبَّكَ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10161-10162]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘When you fear the Creator you will escape to Him, and when you fear a creature, you will escape from it.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إذا خِفْتَ الخالِقَ فَرَرْتَ إلَيهِ ، إذا خِفْتَ المَخْلوقَ فَرَرْتَ مِنهُ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4928-2029]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Whoever fears is active during the night, and whoever is active during the night reaches the [desired] station. Verily Allah’s commodity is valuable, verily Allah’s commodity is Paradise.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : مَن خافَ أدْلَجَ ، ومَن أدْلَجَ بَلغَ المَنزِلَ. ألاَ إنَّ سِلْعَةَ اللّه‏ِ غالِيَةٌ ، ألاَ إنّ سِلْعَةَ اللّه‏ِ الجَنّةُ.

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 5885]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Allah, Blessed and most High, says, ‘By My Honour and Majesty, I do not combine two types of fear for My servant, neither do I combine two types of security for him. If he feels secure from Me [and My punishment] in this world, I will frighten him on the Day of Resurrection, and if he fears Me in this world, I will provide security for him on the Day of Resurrection.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : قالَ اللّه‏ُ تبارَكَ وتعالي : وعِزَّتي وجَلالي ، لا أجْمَعُ علي عَبْدي خَوفَينِ ، ولا أجْمَعُ لَه أمْنَينِ ، فإذا أمِنَني في الدُّنيا أخَفْتُهُ يَومَ القِيامَةِ ، و إذا خافَني في الدُّنيا أمِنْتُهُ يَومَ القِيامَةِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 70, p. 379, no. 28]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Fear is the soul’s prison [preventing it] from sinning and is its deterrent from disobedience.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الخَوفُ سِجْنُ النّفْسِ عَن الذُّنوبِ ، ورادِعُها عنِ المَعاصي .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1987]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He whose fear increases, his affliction reduces.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن كَثُرَتْ مَخافَتُهُ قَلّتْ آفَتُهُ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8036]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The fruit of fear is security.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : ثَمرَةُ الخَوفِ الأمنُ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4591]

Description: Imam al-Hasan (a.s.) said, ‘The one who is subservient to Allah, Allah will make everything else subservient to him.’

الإمامُ الحسنُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن عَبدَ اللّه‏َ عَبّدَ اللّه‏ُ لَهُ كُلَّ شَيءٍ .

Reference: [Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 108]

Description: Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) said, ‘The one who is wary of Allah, Allah will make everyone wary of him.’

الإمامُ الهاديُّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَنِ اتّقي اللّه‏َ يُتّقي .

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 366, no. 32]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Allah does not empower anyone over man except one whom he fears. If man was to fear none but Allah, Allah would not allow anyone else to dominate him other than Himself. Man is not assigned to anyone except him in whom he places his hope and if he hopes in none but Allah, he will not be assigned to anyone other than Him.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : ما سلّطَ اللّه‏ُ علي ابنِ آدَمَ إلّا مَن خافَهُ ابنُ آدَمَ ، ولَو أنّ ابنَ آدَمَ لَم يَخَفْ إلّا اللّه‏َ ما سَلّطَ اللّه‏ُ علَيهِ غَيرَهُ ولا وُكِلَ ابنُ آدَمَ إلّا إلي مَن رَجاهُ ، ولَو أنّ ابنَ آدَمَ لَم يَرْجُ إلّا اللّه‏َ ما وُكِلَ إلي غَيرِهِ.

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 5909]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Blessed is the one whose fear of Allah preoccupies him from fearing people.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : طُوبي لِمَن شَغَلَهُ خَوفُ اللّه‏ِ عَن خَوفِ النّاسِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 126, no. 32]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Do not fear the reproach of blame on the path of Allah.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : لا تَخَفْ في اللّه‏ِ لَوْمَةَ لائمٍ.

Reference: [al-Khisal, p. 526, no. 13]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘When you fear a matter, dive straight into it for verily the intensity of your wariness of it is greater than what you actually fear.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إذا هِبْتَ أمْراً فقَعْ فيهِ ، فإنّ شِدَّةَ تَوقّيهِ أعْظَمُ مِمّا تَخافُ مِنهُ.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 175]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘If you fear the difficulty of a situation, be hard and firm in front of it and it will lower [in difficulty] for you, and wittingly deceive the problems of the age and they will become easy for you.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إذا خِفْتَ صُعوبَةَ أمْرٍ فاصْعُبْ لَهُ يَذِلَّ لكَ، وخادِعِ الزَّمانَ عَن أحْداثِهِ تَهُنْ علَيكَ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4108]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The one who does not fear anyone will never ever fear.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن لَم يُخِفْ أحَداً لَم يَخَفْ أبداً .

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8955]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘If you enter a place which you fear, then recite this verse, “My Lord! Admit me with a worthy entrance, and bring me out with a worthy departure, and render me a favourable authority from yourself” [Qur’an 17:80], and if you see someone whom you fear, then recite Ayat al-Kursi [The verse of the Throne in the Holy Qur’an, 2:255-257].’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إذا دَخَلتَ مَدْخَلاً تَخافُهُ فاقْرَأ هذهِ‏الآيةَ: «رَبِّ أدْخِلْني مُدْخَلَ صِدْقٍ وأخْرِجْني مُخْرَجَ صِدْقٍ واجْعَلْ لي مِن لَدُنْكَ سُلْطاناً نَصيراً»، فإذا عايَنْتَ الّذي تَخافُهُ فاقْرَأ آيةَ الكُرْسِيِّ .

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 76, p. 237, no. 37]

Description: Imam Ar-Ridha’ (a.s.) said, ‘Whoever does not fear Allah with regards to small matters will not fear Allah with regards to large matters.’

الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن لَم يَخَفِ اللّه‏َ في القَليلِ لَم يَخَفْهُ في الكَثيرِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 174, no. 10]