Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
Nov, 15 20186 Rabi Al Awwal 1440


الاُمَّه


MUSLIM COMMUNITY




مَنْزِلَهُ الاُمَّةِ الإسلامِيَّةِ/ The Status of the Muslim Community

1- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): اُمّتي اُمّةٌ مُبارَكَةٌ لا يُدْرى أوَّلُها خَيْرٌ، أو آخِرُها خَيْرٌ. (کنزالعمال: 34451)
1. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Mine is a blessed community - whether its first is the better or its last is unknown.’
[Kanz al-ÝUmmAl, no. 34451]

2- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): اُمَّتي هذهِ اُمّةٌ مَرْحومةٌ. (کنزالعمال: 34452)
2. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘This community of mine is a nation compassioned upon by Allah.’
[Kanz al-ÝUmmAl, no. 34452]


الاُمَّه


MUSLIM COMMUNITY




3- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): إنَّكُمْ تُتِمُّونَ سَبْعينَ اُمّةً ،أنتُمْ خَيْرُها وأكْرَمُها على اللّه. (کنزالعمال: 34462)
3. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Surely you complete seventy communities, of which you are the best and the most honoured before Allah.’
[Kanz al-ÝUmmAl, no. 34462]

4- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): بَشِّرْ هذِهِ الاُمَّةَ بالسَّناءِ، والدِّينِ، والرِّفْعَةِ، والنَّصْرِ، والَّتمْكينِ في الأرضِ. (کنزالعمال: 34465)
4. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Give good news to this community of exaltedness, religion, superiority, victory and power in the land.’
[Kanz al-ÝUmmAl, no. 34465]

أخْيارُ الاُمّةِ/ The Best of the Muslim Community

5- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): خَيْرُ اُمّتي أزْهَدُهُمْ في الدُّنْيا، وأرْغَبُهُمْ في الآخِرَةِ. (تنبيه الخواطر: 2/123)
5. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The best of my community are the most abstemious in the world and the most desirous of the Hereafter.’
[TanbIh al-KhawATIr, v. 2, p. 123]

6- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): خَيْرُ اُمّتي مَنْ هَدَمَ شَبابَهُ في طاعةِ اللّه، وفَطَمَ نَفْسَهُ عَنْ لَذّاتِ الدُّنْيا وتَوَلَّهَ بالآخِرَةِ، إنّ جَزاءهُ على اللّه أعلى مَراتِبِ الجنّةِ. (تنبيه الخواطر: 2 /123)
6. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The best of my community are those who spend away their youth in Allah’s obedience, wean themselves away from the worldly pleasures and are infatuated with the Hereafter. Surely their reward upon Allah is the highest levels of Paradise.’
[TanbIh al-KhawATIr, v. 2, p. 123]

7- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): خَيْرُ اُمّتي مَن إذا سُفِهَ عَلَيْهِمْ احْتَمَلوا، وإذا جُنِيَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَفَروا، وإذا اُوذُوا صَبَروا. (تنبيه الخواطر: 2/123)
7. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The best of my community are those who when treated foolishly are tolerant, and when attacked they forgive, and when they are hurt are patient.’
[TanbIh al-KhawATIr, v. 2, p. 123]

الاُمّهُ الوَسَطُ / The Middle Community

8- الإمامُ عليٌّ (عليه السلام): نَحْنُ شُهَداءُ اللّه على خَلْقِهِ، وحُجَّتُهُ في أرضِهِ، ونَحْنُ الّذينَ قالَ اللّه تعالى: «وَ كَذلِكَ جَعَلْناكُمْ اُمَّةً وَسَطا». (نور الثقلين: 1/134/406)
8. Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘We are the witnesses of Allah on His creation and His proof on the earth, and we are those regarding whom Allah has said, “Thus We have made you a middle nation”.
[ NUr al-Thaqalayn, v. 1, p. 134, no. 406]

مايُوجِبُ خيرَ الاُمّةِ / Factors that Ensure the Goodness of the Muslim Community

9- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): لا تَزالُ اُمّتي بِخَيْرٍ ما تَحابُّوا وأدَّوا الأمانَةَ، واجْتَنَبوا الحَرامَ، وقَرَوُا الضَّيْفَ، وأقامُوا الصَّلاةَ، وآتَوا الزَّكاةَ. (البحار: 69/394/77)
9. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘My community will continue to thrive as long as they love each other, deliver the trust, refrain from the forbidden, respect the guest, maintain the prayer, and pay the alms-tax (zakÁt).’
[BiÎAr al-AnwAr, v. 69, p. 394, no. 77]

10- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): لا تَزالُ هذِهِ الاُمّةُُ تَحْتَ يَدِ اللّه وفي كَنَفِهِ ما لَم يُداهِنْ قُرّاؤها اُمَراءَها، ولَم يُزَكِّ عُلَماؤها فُجّارَها، وما لَم يُهَنِّ خِيارُها أشْرارَها، فإذا فَعَلوا ذلكَ رَفَع اللّه عَنْهُمْ يَدَهُ ثُمَّ سَلَّطَ عَلَيْهِمْ جَبابِرَتَهُم. (تنبيه الخواطر: 1/84)
10. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘This community will continue to remain under the supervision and protection of Allah as long as its reciters do not flatter the rulers, its scholars do not declare the vicious ingrates as innocents, and the good people do not approve of the evil ones; if they do that, Allah will take away His supervision and give reign to their oppressors over them.’
[TanbIh al-KhawATIr, v. 1, p. 84]

مَنْزِلَهُ الاُمّةِ الإسلاميَّةِ في الآخِرَةِ / The Status of the Muslim Community in the Hereafter

11- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): أنا أكْثَرُ النَّبِيِّينَ تَبَعا يومَ القِيامةِ. (البحار: 7 /130/1)
11. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Among all the prophets, my followers will be the most on the Day of Resurrection.’
[BiÎAr al-AnwAr, v. 7, p. 130, no. 3]

12- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): إنّ في الجنّةِ عِشْرينَ ومائةَ صَفٍّ، اُمّتي منها ثَمانُونَ صَفّا. (البحار: 7 /130/3)
12. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Surely in Paradise there will be one hundred and twenty ranks, of which eighty will be occupied by my community.’
[BiÎAr al-AnwAr,. v. 7, p. 130, no. 3]

تَداعي الاُممِ على الاُمّةِ الإسلاميَّةِ / Attack of Other Communities on the Muslim Community

13- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): يُوشِكُ الاُمم تَداعى عَلَيْكُمْ تَداعِيَ الأكَلَةِ على قَصْعَتِها . قالَ قائلٌ مِنْهُمْ: مِنْ قِلّةٍ نَحْنُ يَوْمَئذٍ ؟ قالَ: بَلْ أنْتُمْ كَثِيرٌ، ولكنّكُمْ غُثاءٌ كَغُثاءِ السَّيْلِ، وَليَنْزِعَنَّ اللّه مِنْ عَدُوِّكُمُ المَهابةَ منهم، ولَيَقْذِفَنَّ في قُلوبِكُمُ الوَهْنَ ! قالَ قائلٌ: يا رسولَ اللّه، وما الوَهْنُ ؟ قالَ: حُبُّ الدُّنيا وكَراهِيَةُ المَوتِ. (التشريف بالمنن: 307/428)
13. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Very soon other communities will attack you, like the attack of a hungry man towards a bowl of food.’ One present there asked, ‘Will we be a minority then?’ He said, ‘No, you will be the majority, but you will be like the scum of the flood. And in fact Allah will snatch away the awe that your enemy has of you, and He will cast weakness in your hearts!’ One present there asked, ‘And what is
[that] weakness?’ He said, ‘Love of the world and dislike of death.’
[al-TashrIf bi al-Minan, p. 307, no. 423]

14- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): إذا عَظَّمَتْ اُمّتي الدُّنيا نَزَعَ اللّه منها هَيْبَةَ الإسلام. (تنبيه الخواطر: 1/75)
14. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Whenever my community aggrandizes the world, Allah will remove the splendour of Islam from them.’
[TanbIh al-KhawATir, v. 1, p. 75]

خَوْفُ النّبيِّ على اُمّتِهِ / The Prophet’s (SAWA) Fear for His Community

15- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): إنّما أخافُ على اُمّتي ثَلاثا: شُحّا مُطاعا، وهَوىً مُتَّبعا، وإماما ضالاًّ. (البحار: 77/161/178)
15. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Indeed I fear three things for my community: obeying their greed, following their desires, and a leader astray.’
[BiÎAr al-AnwAr, v. 77, p. 161, no. 178]

16- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): ثَلاثَه أخافهنّ على اُمَّتي: الضَلالَه بَعْدَ المَعْرِفةِ، ومُضِلاّتُ الفِتَنِ، وشَهْوَةُ البَطْنِ والفَرْجِ. (أمالي الطوسيّ: 157/263)
16. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘I fear three things for my community: deviation after awareness, the misleading temptations, and the desires of the stomach and the private parts.’
[AmAlI al-ÓUsI, p. 157, no. 263]

17- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): أشَدُّ ما يُتَخَوَّفُ على اُمّتي ثَلاثةٌ: زَلّةُ عالِمٍ، أو جِدالُ منافقٍ بِالقرآنِ، أو دُنيا تَقْطَعُ رِقابَكُمْ فاتَّهِمُوها على أنفُسِكُم. (الخصال: 163/214)
17. The Prophet ((SAWA said, ‘The worst I fear for my community are three: the downfall of a scholar, the disputation of a hypocrite by means of the Qur’an, and the world which beheads you. So, for your own sakes, be suspicious of this world.’
[al-KhiÒAl, p. 163, no. 214]

18- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): إنّ أخْوَفَ ما أتَخَوَّفُ على اُمّتي مِن بَعْدي: هذهِ المَكاسِبُ الُمحَرَّمةُ، والشَّهْوَةُ الخَفِيّةُ، والرِّبا. (البحار: 73/158 /3)
18. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Verily the most dreadful things that I fear for my community after me are: these unlawful earnings, covert carnal desire
[i.e. lust] and usury.’
[BiÎAr al-AnwAr, v. 73, p. 158, no. 3]

19- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): إنّ أخْوَفَ ما أخافُ عَلى اُمّتِي الهَوى وطُولُ الأملِ، أمّا الهوى فَإنّهُ يَصُدُّ عَنِ الحقِّ، وأمّا طُولُ الأملِ فَيُنْسي الآخِرَةَ. (البحار: 70/75 /3)
19. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Certainly the most dreadful things I fear for my community are:
[following] desires and entertaining high hopes, for desires obstruct one from the truth and high hopes make one forget the Hereafter.’
[BiÎAr al-AnwAr, v. 70, p. 75, no. 3]

20- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): إنّ أخْوَفَ ما أخافُ عَلَيْكُمُ الشِّرْكُ الأصْغَرُ . قالُوا: وما الشِّرْكُ الأصْغَرُ يا رسولَ اللّه ؟ قال: هُوَ الرِّياءُ. (البحار: 72/303/50)
20. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Certainly the most dreadful thing I fear for you is the lesser polytheism.’ They asked, ‘And what is the lesser polytheism, O Messenger of Allah?’ He (SAWA) replied, ‘It is showing off (riyÁ’).’
[BiÎAr al-AnwAr, v. 72, p. 303, no. 50]

21- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): إنّ أخْوَفَ ما أخافُ عَلى اُمّتِي كُلُّ مُنافقٍ عَليمِ اللِّسانِ. (كنزالعمّال: (28969، 28968، 28970 )
21. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Verily the most dreadful thing I fear for my community is every well-spoken hypocrite.’
[Kanz al-ÝUmmAl, nos. 28969, 28968, 28970]

22- رسولُ اللّه (صلى الله عليه و آله): أخْوَفُ ما أخافُ على اُمّتي زَهْرَةُ الدُّنيا وكَثْرَتُها. (نور الثقلين: 4/579 /19)
22. The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The most dreadful thing I fear for my community is the splendour and abundance of worldly possessions.’
[NUr al-Thaqalayn, v. 4, p. 579, no. 91]

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