Pearl of Wisdom

'Allah Almighty revealed unto David (AS), 'Why is it that I see you alone?' He said, 'I deserted people and they deserted me because of You.' 'So why is it that I see you quiet?' He said, my awe of You has rendered me quiet.' He Almighty asked, 'So why do I see you tired?' He said, 'Your love has tired me.' He Almighty asked, 'So why do I see you poor, whilst I have provided you?' He said, 'Undertaking Your rights has impoverished me.' He Almighty asked, 'So why do I see you humiliated?' He said, 'The greatness of Your indescribable Magnitude has humiliated me, and this is Your right O Master.' Allah Almighty said, 'Then rejoice with grace from Me, for you will have whatever you want when you meet Me. Associate with people to correct their morals, and disassociate from them in their actions, and you will achieve from Me whatever you desire from Me on the Day of Judgment.?

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
Amali al-Saduq, p. 263, no. 280

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Sermon 103 About the condition of the people before the proclamation of prophethood and the Prophet's performance in spreading his message

So now, certainly Allah deputised Muhammad (p.b.u.h.a.h.p.) as the Prophet while no one among the Arabs read the Book nor claimed prophethood or revelation. He had to fight those who disobeyed him in company with those who followed him, leading them towards their salvation and hastening with them lest death overtook them. When any weary person sighed or a distressed one stopped he stood at him till he got him his aim, except the worst in whom there was not virtue at all. Eventually he showed them their goal and carried them to their places (of deliverance). Consequently, their affairs moved on and their hand-mill began to rotate (i.e. position gained strength), their spears got straightened.

By Allah, I was among their rear-guard till they turned back on their sides and were flocked in their rope. I never showed weakness or lack of courage, nor did I betray or become languid. By Allah, I shall split the wrong till I extract right from its flanks.


as-Sayyid ar-Radi says: I have quoted a selected part of this sermon before, but since I have found in the narration that this part differs from the previous one, more or less, I deemed it necessary to quote it again here.


 
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