Pearl of Wisdom

in his counsel to his son al-Baqir (AS) said, my son, beware of taking a fool as a companion or mingling with him; keep away from him and do not converse with him for verily the fool is a lowly person whether he is absent or present. When he talks he exposes his foolishness and when he is silent he displays his inability to express himself. If he acts he spoils and when he is given responsibility he fails it. His own knowledge does not suffice him and others' knowledge is of no benefit to him, he does not follow the one who advises him, his associates do not find rest [from him], his mother wishes to be bereaved of him, his wife wishes to lose him, his neighbour wishes to live far from him and the one who sits with him would rather be absent from his company. If he is the lowest [in status] in the gathering he abases those above him and if he is the highest of them he denigrates the others.'

Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zayn al-'Abidin [as]
Amali al-Tusi, p. 613, no. 1268

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Question : #111 Category: Salaat / Prayers
Subject: Friday prayers with Sunni brothers
Question: Can we pray Friday prayers with brothers from a different school of thought, and if so, what's the ruling according to Ayatollah Sistani?
Answer: Salaam alaykum,

One of the conditions that Sayyid Sistani puts on the leader of congregational prayer is that he must be a twelver Shia. But, in another place he said that one can perform congregational prayers behind Sunnis (the question was pertaining to Mecca and Medina), but one has to recite the hamd and Surah, even in a low voice. The links are:


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