Pearl of Wisdom
'No sooner does a Muslim servant advise his own self for the sake of Allah, and give the rights due from himself, and take the rights due to him than he is given two features: sustenance from Allah which he will be satisfied with, and satisfaction with Allah that will save him.'
Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
al-Khisal, p. 46, no. 47
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Language and Advice
In order to have someone do something, people use different methods like rewarding, punishment or advising. In rewarding, there is something pleasant and in punishment there is something unpleasant. In the process of advising language is used as a tool. The difference between advice and rewarding and punishment is; advising is done only by using the language as a tool where as many other tools can be used for the other two methods. These two connected words, “language” (lisan) and “advice” (mevize) are used in equal numbers, 25 times each. Two examples are given below from the Quran;
22- Among His signs are the creation of the heavens and earth, and the variations in your languages and your colors. Surely there are signs in these for those who understand.
30. The Romans, 22
63- God is fully aware of their inner most intentions. So do not care them, advice them, and speak to them eloquent words that would their souls.
4. Women, 63
| The word || Number of occurrence |
|Language ||25 |