Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
Nov, 14 20185 Rabi Al Awwal 1440


الكِتمانُ


CONCEALMENT




وُجُوبُ كِتمانِ أسرارِِ الثَورَةِ الإسلامِيَةِ / Obligation of Concealing Secrets

1ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصَّمتُ حُكمٌ، والسُّكوتُ سَلامَةٌ، والكِتمانُ طَرفٌ مِن السَّعادَةِ.
1– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘To keep silent is a law, quietness is safe, and concealing
[secrets] is a part of prosperity.’
[Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, p. 223]

2ـ الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): وَدِدتُ واللّه‏ِ أنّي افتَدَيتُ خَصلَتَينِ في الشِّيعَةِ لنا بِبَعْضِ لَحمِ ساعِدي: النَّزَقُ وقِلَّةُ الكِتمانِ.
2– Imam Zayn al-`Aabidin (AS) said, ‘By Allah I would love to sacrifice the meat of my forearm for two vices of our followers: foolishness and little concealment
[of secrets].’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 221, no. 1]


الكِتمانُ


CONCEALMENT




3ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): واللّه‏ِ، إنَّ أحَبَّ أصحابِي إلَيَّ أورَعُهُم وأفقَهُهُم وأكتَمُهُم لِحَديثِنا.
3– Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, ‘By Allah, the most beloved of my companions to me are those who are the most pious, the most knowledgeable, and the most discrete with our speech.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 223, no. 7]

4ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنَّ أمرَنا مَستورٌ مُقنَّعٌ بالمِيثاقِ، فمَن هَتَكَ علَينا أذلَّهُ اللّه‏ُ .
4– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Our affairs are hidden and veiled with a covenant, so Allah will humiliate whoever discloses us.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 226, no. 15]

5ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كِتمانُ سِرِّنا جِهادٌ في سبيلِ اللّه‏ِ .
5– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Concealing our secrets is struggling on the path of Allah.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 75, p. 70, no. 7]

6ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن أذاعَ علَينا حَديثَنا فهُو بمَنزِلَةِ مَن جَحَدَنا حَقَّنا .
6– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Whoever announces our
[private] speech is like one who denies us our rights.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 370, no. 2]

7ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما قَتَلَنا مَن أذاعَ حَديثَنا قَتلَ خَطَأٍ ولكنْ قَتَلَنا قَتلَ عَمدٍ .
7– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘He who announces our
[private] speech does not kill us accidentally, rather, he kills us intentionally.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 370, no. 4]

8ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مُذيعُ السِّرِّ شاكٌّ، وقائلُهُ عندَ غيرِ أهلِهِ كافِرٌ .
8– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘The announcer of a secret is a doubter, and he who speaks about it to those who are unworthy of it is an infidel.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 371, no. 1]

9ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في قولِهِ تعالى: «ذلكَ بأنّهُمْ كانُوا يَكْفُرُونَ بآياتِ اللّه‏ِ ويَقْتُلونَ النَبيِّينَ بغَيرِ الحَقِّ» ـ: واللّه‏ِ ما قَتَلُوهُم بأيديهِم ولا ضَرَبُوهُم بأسيافِهِم، ولكنَّهُم سَمِعُوا أحاديثَهُم فَأذاعُوها، فَاُخِذُوا علَيها فقُتِلُوا.
9– Imam al-Sadiq (AS), with respect to Allah’s verse in the Qur’an: "That, because they would defy the signs of Allah and kill the prophets unjustly"
[Qur’an 2:61] said, ‘By Allah, they did not kill them with their hands, nor did they strike them with their swords, but they listened to their
[private] speeches and publicized them, so they were punished because of it and killed.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 371, no. 6]

10ـ أبو بَصيرٍ: سَألتُ أبا عبدِ اللّه‏ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) عن حَديثٍ كثيرٍ، فقالَ: هَل كَتَمتَ علَيَّ شيئا قَطُّ ؟ فَبَقِيتُ أتَذَكَّرُ، فلَمّا رَأى ما بي قالَ: أمّا ما حَدَّثتَ بهِ أصحابَكَ فلا بأسَ، إنّما الإذاعَةُ أن تُحَدِّثَ بهِ غيرَ أصحابِكَ.
10– Abu Basir narrated, ‘I asked Abu Abdillah
[Imam al-Sadiq] (AS) about numerous narrations and he asked, ‘Have you concealed anything about me?’ So, I was trying to remember if I had, and when he saw how I was, he said, ‘Anything you speak to your companions is fine, but publicizing it is when you say it to those other than your companions.’
[al-Mahasin, v. 1, p. 403, no. 910]

مَدحُ العَبدِ الكَتومِ / Praise of the Discreet Worshipper

11ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): طوبى لِكُلِّ عَبدٍ نُومَةٍ، عَرَفَ النّاسَ ولم يَعرِفْهُ النّاسُ، عَرَفَهُ اللّه‏ُ برِضوانٍ، اُولئكَ مَصابيحُ الهُدى، يَكشِفُ اللّه‏ُ عَنهُم كُلَّ فِتنَةٍ مُظلِمَةٍ، سَيُدخِلُهُم اللّه‏ُ في رَحمَةٍ مِنهُ، ليسَ اُولئكَ بالمَذاييعِ البُذُرِ ولا الجُفاةِ المُرائينَ.
11– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Blessed be every unimportant worshipper that no one cares for. He knows people but people do not know him. Allah knows him with satisfaction; they are the lanterns of guidance.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 225, no. 12]

12ـ قال عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنَّ بَعدِي فِتَنا مُظلِمَةً عَمياءَ مُشَكِّكةً، لا يَبقى فيها إلّا النُّومَةُ . قيلَ: وما النُّومَةُ يا أميرَ المؤمنينَ ؟ قالَ: الذي لا يَدري النّاسُ ما في نفسِهِ.
12– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘After me there will be dark, blind, obscure afflictions. No one will be saved from them other than a person who is not cared about.’ He was asked: ‘And who is one who is not cared about, O Commander of the Faithful?’ He replied, ‘He who people do not know what is in his self.’
[Ma`ani al-Akhbar, p. 166, no. 1]

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