Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
Wafat of Masumah-e-Qum (A.S.)
Nov, 13 2018
4 Rabi Al Awwal 1440


الطَّهارَةُ


PURITY




الطَّهورُ / Ritual Purification *

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): الطَّهُورُ شَطرُ الإيمانِ.
1– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Purification is a portion of faith.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 25998]

2ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أوَّلُ مايُحاسَبُ بهِ العَبدُ طَهُورُهُ.
2– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The first thing that the servant will have to account for is his ritual purification.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 26010]


الطَّهارَةُ


PURITY




3ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لا تُقبَلُ صَلاةٌ بغَيرِ طَهورٍ.
3– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘A prayer without ablution is not accepted.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 26006]

المُطَهِّراتُ / Purifying Agents


1 ـ الماءُ

1. Water

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): خَلَقَ اللّه‏ُ الماءَ طَهورا لا يُنَجِّسُهُ شَيءٌ، إلّا ما غَيَّرَ لَونَهُ أو طَعمَهُ أو رِيحَهُ .
4– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Allah has created water to be a purifier where nothing can make it impure, except for that water whose colour, taste or smell has changed.’
[Wasael al-Shi`aah , v. 1, p. 101, no. 9]

2 ـ الشّمسُ

2. The Sun

5ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كُلُّ ما أشرَقَت علَيهِ الشَّمسُ فهُو طاهِرٌ.
5– Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, ‘Everything that the sun shines on becomes purified.’
[Wasael al-Shi`aah , v. 2, p. 1043, no. 6]

3 ـ التُّرابُ

3. Earth

6ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ اللّه‏َ عَزَّوجلَّ جَعَلَ التُّرابَ طَهوراً كما جَعَلَ الماءَ طَهوراً.
6– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Verily Allah, Mighty and Exalted, made the earth a purifier just as he made water a purifier.’
[al-Faqih, v. 1, p. 109, no. 224]

4 ـ النارُ

4. Fire

7ـ الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لمّا سُئلَ عنِ الجِصِّ يُوقَدُ عَلَيهِ بِالعذَرَةِ وعِظامِ المَوتى ثُمَّ يُجَصَّصُ بِهِ المَسجِدُ ، أيُسجَدُ عَلَيهِ ؟ ـ: إنَّ الماءَ وَالنّارَ قَد طَهَّراهُ.
7– Imam al-Kazim (AS) was once asked about gypsum that is burnt along with dried excrement and bone ash, and then used to plaster a mosque, and whether prostration on such plaster is allowed. He replied, ‘Verily water and fire
[from the kilning process] have purified it.’
[al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 330, no. 3]

الطَّهارَةُ المَعنَوِيَّةُ / Spiritual Purity

8ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): فَـرَضَ اللّه‏ُ الإيمـانَ تَطهيـراً مِـن الشِّركِ .
8– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Allah has obligated faith in order to purify one from polytheism.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 252]

9ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنَّ تَقوَى اللّه‏ِ دَواءُ داءِ قُلوبِكُم ... وطَهُورُ دَنَسِ أنفُسِكُم .
9– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Verily being wary of one’s duty to Allah is the remedy for the disease of your hearts … and the purifier of the pollution in your souls.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, no. 198]

10ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إن كُنتُم لا مَحالَةَ مُتَطَهِّرِينَ فَتَطَهَّرُوا مِن دَنَسِ العُيوبِ والذُّنوبِ .
10– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Since you have no choice but to purify your bodies, then make a point of purifying yourselves of your faults and your sins.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3743]

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* Ritual purification (Tahur): ablution (wuzu’), major ablution (ghusl), dry ablution (tayammum), as well as cleaning and purifying one’s body from all things considered impure in Islam (ed.)

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