Compiled and Translated by: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran

Name: Ali

By name: Reza

Title: Aalim e Aale Muhammad

Father: Imam Moosa Kazim (A.S)

Mother: Najma Khatoon(A.S)

Date of birth: 11th Ziqhadah 148 A.H.

Place of birth: Madina Monavvarah

Date of Martyrdom: End of Safar 203 A.H.

Poisoned by: Ma’moon at Sanabad, Nughan, Mashhad

Shrine / cemetery: Mashhad e Moqhaddas.

Age: 55 years

35 years before Imamat

17years as Imam in Madina

3 years as Imam and heir in Mashhad.

Imam Reza (A.S) was Invited to Mashhad by the Abbaside Khalifa, Ma’moon, when his brother Amin was killed in the battle. Ma’moon was not popular, so he wanted Imam Reza (A.S) to accept khilaafat of Muslim nation; but Imam Reza (A.S) knew well that khilaafat was an offer for deception, to conceal the crimes of his ancestors against Ahle Bayt (A.S) so he refused to become khalifa. Afterwards he was forced by Ma’moon to at least become his successor Imam Reza(A.S) unwillingly accepted this proposal on condition that he will not interfere in the affairs of the government.

Mamoon celebrated the marriage of his daughter with Imam Reza(A.S) this was a diplomatic marriage, to keep himself well informed about the activities of Imam. She was however not blessed with any child.

Marriage is sometimes a means of consolidating political power as evident from the marriage of Umme Habibah and Hafsa and so on.

Imam Reza (A.S) is renowned as Aaleme Aale Mohammad because of his extraordinary eminence in the divine knowledge. A religious conference was organized by Mamoon in Mashhad & scholars of different religions were invited by him for debate and discussion on religion with Imam Reza (A.S).The Imam (A.S) brought convincing evidence from the books of different religions and prevailed over all of them.


A person from the followers of the prophet Yahya (AS)

(sabien) wrongly known as star worshippers was discussing about the religion Islam, and was on the verge of accepting it, when the call for prayers was heard, Imam Reza immediately got up for prayers without completing his arguments. The person implored him to continue the discussion till he is convinced. But the Imam hurried for Salat in time in obedience to God as it is much more important.

Then after saying the prayers, the Imam convinced that person about the truth of Islam and he embraced Islam.

The Imam was not only very popular but also heartily loved by people. Once Ma’moon insisted him to lead the congregation salaat of ‘Eid’, but when Ma’moon was informed how a great number of people welcomed him, he prevented the Imam from leading the Eid prayer, as he had become afraid of Imam’s popularity.

At last, he poisoned Imam Reza (A.S). The Imam was interred near Toos which is now well-known as Mashhad and it is a sacred place of pilgrimage for Muslims who love Ahle Bayt.

The holy messenger (S.A), has said that a portion of my body (Imam Reza) will be buried in a far-away place and pilgrim who recites the ziarat of the eight Imam with Imam’s cognizance will surely give up all sins and enter paradise.

After the death of Imam Reza (AS),Mamoon brought Imam Mohammad Taqi (AS), to his palace by making him his son- in- law, for vigilance and surveillance of all activities of the Imam.

It is well known that a pilgrim who performs two raka’t salaat preferably with Surahe ‘Yaseen’ after ‘Hamd’ in the first rakat and similarly ‘ surahe’ Rahman in second rakat and then implores to God to fulfill his supplication for a good wish it will be answered soon or late if God approves of it. He will also be awarded one thousand times more recompense than Hajj at Mecca.


Those Iranians and lovers of Imam from all over the world

who cannot perform Hajj are extremely fortunate that they can perform pilgrimage of Imam Reza (AS) and earn as much reward as that of Hajj at Mecca provided they have cognizance of the Imam. An Imam is most perfect of all men

because he is sinless and possesses a number of attributes of God and he is the best model for all mankind.

The Pilgrims are reminded about the promise savior, Imam Mehdi (AS), the last successor of God’s last Messenger Mohammad (SA) and they all pray for his advent for relief of this world from tyranny all over the Globe.

No one should sacrifice his life for tyrannical rulers, who should be deposed by just rulers such as Imams.


Brilliant words o f Imam Raza (A.S)


1. Wisdom

• A person who acts without discretion & wisdom is like a person, who is moving on the wrong track, the faster he moves, the further away he will be from the straight path. (Fiqh ur Reza P.381)

• Next to faith, the most perfect wisdom is to be friendly with people & behave politely with the good as well as the bad ones. (…akhbar ur Reza V2 P.35)

Note: Faith means faith in God his divine guides &Resurrection & the final commandments of God.

• When the wise present wisdom to the unworthy persons it will be destroyed. (BA 78 P 345)

• Wisdom or intellect is friend of every person & ignorance is his foe. (osule kaafi V1 P11)

• Silence is one of the gates of wisdom. (TO –P 523)

• Self cognizance is the highest wisdom. (BA V78 P 352 )

• True worship is to think deeply over matters regarding God. Excessive salaat & fasting is not true worship.

Note: if a person prays and fasts excessively but if he is not on the highway that leads to paradise, thinking makes him follow the last & finalized monotheistic religion, therefore thinking is superior to worship. (osule kaafi V2P55)

• Ten Qualities of an intellectual.

1. People expect beneficence from him.

2. People are secure against evil from him.

3. He considers few & little good deeds of others as plentiful.

4. He considers his own numerous good deeds as trifling.

5. He never gets worried of helping the needy.

6. He never gets tired of seeking knowledge throughout his life.

7. He prefers poverty in the highway of God to prosperity without Him.

8. He prefers humiliation before God to honor with God’s enemy.

9. He likes to be unknown rather than renowned & famous.

and the tenth quality as described by the Imam (A.S):

10. He considers every momin as better and more pious then himself.


2. The best wealth

The most precious wealth is that which protects a person’s honor or earns a good name for him. (BA V 78 P 355)


3. Blessings of God.

• Be good companions of God’s blessings, as they are fleeting and once they flee away from a nation they do not return. (TO- P 526)

• The most promptly punished sin is ingratitude for divine blessings. (masnadul imam ur reza V 1 P 280)

• Obey God, why?

• Even if God had not made people aware of Paradise and Hell, it was necessary for people to obey God and not commit sins, because God initiated all His blessings and beneficence on people without their deserving or having any rights on Him. (BA V71 P174)


4. God’s wrath

• One who pleases a king or an authority with something that arouses God’s wrath is cast out of the heavenly religion finalized by the Mighty & Majestic God. (O’yun Akhbar ur RezaV 2 P 69)

• God is wrathful against futile talk, wasting of wealth and imploring a lot from people. (BA Vol. 78 P375)

Note: Wrath of God means His punishment


5. Mercy & forgiveness

• Beauty of forgiveness lies in pardoning without blame or reproach (Chehel HadithP.120)

• When two armies confront each other, God helps the more merciful & forgiving of the two. (TO 524)

• One who gives up sins, with sincere repentance and apology is as if he has not committed sin.

Note: There are sins which God does not pardon unless pardoned by those against whom sins have been committed e.g. slander. Murder of Imams, and God’s messengers are unpardonable sins.


6. Alms or charity

• Alms dispel inevitable disaster from the giver of alms. (Fiqh ur Reza P.347)

• The most precious property & savings of a person is whatever he has given as alms. (O’yun Akhbar ur RezaV 2 P 61)

• Helping the weak & feeble is better than giving alms.

• Give alms even though in small quantity because it is regarded as bountiful when given to please God with sincere intention. (Wasael ush Shia Vol 1 P87)


7. Trust in God

One who likes to be the most needless person should have full trust in all that is near God, the Mighty & Majestic. (Fiqh ur Reza P.364)

• One who likes to be the strongest person should have firm reliance in God. (Fiqh ur Reza P.358)

• Wealth & honor keep strolling around, but when they find a place of reliance in God they settle therein as homeland. (Fiqh ur Reza P.358)

• The Weapon of prophets

For you the weapon of prophets is extremely necessary. When asked: “what is the weapon of prophets?” The Imam said:”Imploring to God”. (Osule kafi V1 P468)


8. True faith

• True faith is accomplishment of God’s commandments & abstinence from His prohibitions. (TO- P 95)

• Nothing has descended from heaven which is more excellent & dear than these three virtues:

1. Resignation (Tasleem)

2. Beneficence (Al Birr)

3. Certitude (Al- Yaqeen) (Fiqh ur Reza(A.S) .P. 553)

• One who has firm belief in divine recompense will be extremely generous. (O’yun Akhbar ur RezaV 2 P 54 )

• Signs of a believer’s faith comprise

1. Guarding secrets

2. Patience in hardships & adversity

3. Treating all people with toleration & politeness (Chehel Hadith P.174)

• Faith is acknowledgment with tongue, & cognizance with heart & performance of good deeds physically with limbs. (Al khisal saduq P 177)


9. Self respect

• One who exposes his poverty & adversity to people dishonors himself. (Fiqh ur Reza P.367)

• Intimacy dispels awe, and begging & imploring for help from others is the key for misfortunes. (BA. V78 P 356)

• Do not get annoyed, and do not ask anything from people, and choose for people, what you choose for yourself. (Masnadul Imam ur Reza V 1 P 267)

• A person asked:”Who are the best people? ” The Imam (A.S)replied:” Those who become happy when they perform good deeds, and seek forgiveness when they commit a fault or sin, and thank when they are given something .They are patient in distress and forgive when they are annoyed. (To P445)


10. Good conduct

• Indeed you cannot make a people satisfied & happy with your wealth, so try to make them happy with a smiling face & good conduct. (Masnadul Imam ur Reza P.292)

• Nothing is so weighty in the balance (on the Day of Judgment) as good conduct. (O’yun Akhbar ur RezaV 2 P 37 )

• The believer, whose conduct is best, possesses the most perfect faith. (Jam’e ul Akhbar P 125)

• Intellect is God’s blessing but good manners are acquired through endeavour. (TO P. 342)

• Good conduct could be either inherent or acquired. The one acquired intentionally is the superior of the two. (Fiqh ur Reza P.379)

• I wonder at a person who purchases slaves with his wealth and then liberates them, why doesn’t he purchase the free persons with his good conduct. (Fiqh ur Reza P.354)

Note: Good conduct & politeness cost nothing, yet free persons are bound to become more attached to a person with good manners than any slave.

• The best and the most precious of virtues is performance of good deeds, and relief of grief of the distressed, and fulfilling the desires of the desirous. (BA V 78 P 355)

• One, who wishes to be the most honorable person and be loved by people, should be pious and fear God in public & in privacy. (Fiqh ur Reza P.381)

• Be humble with friends, and careful with foes, & amiable with people. (BA V78 P 356)

• He who pleases the Mighty & Majestic God by making a person his brother will have a house in paradise. (sawab ul Aa’maal P 151)


11. Muslims & Momins

• One who rises in the morning without any concern for affairs of Muslims is not one of them. (Fiqh ur Reza P.369)

• A Muslim is that person whose tongue and hand does not harm other Muslim. (O’yun Akhbar ur RezaV 2 P 24)

• He who is treacherous against a Muslim, or harms him or deceives him is not one of us. (O’yun Akhbar ur RezaV 2 P 29 )

• A ‘momin’ in spite of power never takes more than his legitimate right. (Chehel Hadith P. 123)

• It Is not permissible for a Muslim to frighten another Muslim (so as to harm or damage him)

• A ‘momin’ is not a ‘momin’ if he does not possess these three attributes:

1. Following the “Sunnah” ofGod.

2. Following the “Sunnah” of God’s messengers.

3. Following the “Sunnah” of God’s appointed Imam (of his time).

1- The “Sunnah” of God is secrecy ( or keeping secrets). God is knower of the unseen. He does not reveal his knowledge of the unseen to anyone except to the one He approves of as his messengers (jinn:27)

2.The “Sunnah” of his prophet (S.A) is to be polite with people as the Mighty and Majestic God has commanded to His prophet(S.A) to be polite and gentle with people. Hence God has said: “Hold fast to your conduct, excuse the faults of people and command what is right”. (A’araf:199)

3. The Sunnah or the way of Imam is to be patient in distress and misfortune. (Osule Kafi V2 P241)


12. Jurisprudents

1. Tolerance 2. Knowledge &3. Reticence are the signs by which experts in the divine laws of religion are recognized (O’yun Akhbar ur Reza P 358 )


13. Tyranny

• The worst provision for the hereafter is transgression & tyranny over servants of God. (Masnadul Imam ur Reza V 1 P 292)

• One who becomes a tyrant cannot escape punishment. (Chehel Hadith P.123)

• Taking part in the affairs of tyrannical rulers, and assisting them, and striving for their necessities is equivalent to Kufr or faithlessness, and watching them with purpose is one of the major sins which make a person deserve hell. (BA Vol 75 P374)


14. Suspicion

• Company of the vicious leads to suspicion about the goodness of the virtuous. (VAA -V2 .P53)

• God does not accept devotional acts of his servant as long as he entertains evil suspicion regarding a believer. (Fiqh ur Reza P.369)

• A person who presents himself manifestly for accusation should not blame one who suspects him to be evil. (Sahifa e Reza .P.71)


15. Right of a Guest

One of the rights of your guest is that you accompany him from his place up to the door of your house. (O’yun Akhbar ur Reza V.2 P 70)


16. Self appraisal

• Thinking is your mirror which reflects your vices & virtues.

• He who evaluates himself benefits & he who neglects self appraisal incurs loss. (B.A V78 –P.355)


17. Neighbors

One who troubles & torments his neighbor is not one of us. (Fiqh ur Reza P.380)


18. Piety

Piety or fear of God is most rewarding with abstince from God’s prohibitions & refrainment from distressing the faithful. (B.A V78 –P.348)


19. The chiefs

The generous are the chiefs in this world & the pious are the chiefs in the Hereafter. (Sahifa e Reza .P.86)


20. Breach of promise

A person cannot overcome distressing hardships & by breach of promise. (Kashf ul Ghumma V3. P148 )


21. Thankfulness

One who does not thank his benefactor from the creatures of God is as if he has actually not thanked the Mighty & Majestic God. (O’yun Akhbar ur Reza V.2 P 24)


22. Defence against aggression

God is wrathful over a person who does not fight to defend his house or homeland from aggression. (O’yun Akhbar ur Reza P 28)


23. Planning with prudence

Planning with prudence safeguards you against regret. (O’yun Akhbar ur Reza V.2 P 54)


24. Reliance & Betrayal.

A reliable person never betrays you, but the one who betrays you was wrongly considered by you as reliable. (B.A V78 –P.335)


25. Wine prohibited, why?

• God has prohibited wine because:

1. It causes wickedness (perversion).

2. It poisons the mind of its drinker.

3. It prompts him to deny God, the Mighty and the Majestic.

4. It prompts to fabricate lies and accuse God and His messengers.

5. Wine is cause of other sins also, like corruption.

6. Murder.

7. Accusing a married woman for adultery.

8. Fornication.

9. Considering prohibited things as trifling.

Similarly other intoxicating drinks are illegitimate & forbidden because their effect is like that of wine. (Vasaele ush Shiah V17, P262)

• Do not associate with a drinker of wine and do not greet him with salaam. (Bihar Vol 66. P491)


26. Gambling

May God’s mercy be on you, be aware that God has prohibited every kind of gambling and has commanded all people to abstain from it and named it “rijs” and has said: “رجس is an abominable act of Satan so avoid it.” (as playing chess and dice & other forms of gambling; and dice (back gammon trictrac) is worse than chess. (Mustadrak al Vasael V2 P436)


27. Salaam

One who meets a poor Muslim and greets him with Salaam in a manner which is different from the way he greets a wealthy person, then on the Day of Resurrection, he shall meet the Mighty and Majestic God and He will be wrathful against him. (Vasael ush Shiah V8 P442)


28. Quran

• Mentioning about Quran, one day Imam Reza (AS) while praising its excellent logic, glory and miraculous systematic arrangement of its Aayaat said: “Quran is a strong cord of God and a firm handhold and the best way that leads to paradise and safeguards against Hell. By rolling of time, it does not become antique and by excessive recitation, its value is not decreased because it has not been revealed for any particular period, but rather it provides firm, convincing proof, and argument forever for all human beings. Falsehood has no access to it for all times, neither from front nor from behind. It has been revealed by God, the Wise the Praised. (BA.V92 P14)

• Rayyan says: I asked Imam Reza(AS): “what do you say about Quran?” The Imam said:” it is the word of God, do not go beyond the limits of its laws and do not seek guidance from other than Quran otherwise you will be misguided. (BA V92 P117)

Note: The Silent Quran is inseparable from the ‘Talking Quran’(Etrat)therefore whenever u speak about Holy Quran it is inclusive of Etrat and their sunnat as well.


29. Why Fasting?

If it is asked: “why fasting has been commanded?”The reply would be:

1. “To make people feel the plight of hunger and thirst

2. To recognize the destitution (hunger & thirst) of the Day of Judgment.

3. The person who observes fast may become God fearing

4. Humbled & meek,

5. self- appraising

6. Cognizant

7. Patient over whatever one encounters from hunger & thirst.

8. Recompensed with its bounden reward.

9. Curtailment of sensuality.

10. All these will make him a preacher in this world to make people perform their duties and to guide them regarding the affairs of the hereafter.

11. And make them feel the severity of hardships of the weak and the meek, who observe fast.

12. The obligatory God-given rights like zakat e fitra may be paid to them by people from their wealth. (BA V96 P376)


30. Three accepted with three others(qualities)

1. God the Mighty and Majestic, has commanded three things in conjunction with three other things. He commanded prayer ‘Salaat’ along with ‘Zakaat’. One who performs Salaat but does not pay ‘Zakaat’, his Salaat is not accepted.

Note: Zakaat is purifying contribution; its rate is 2.5%.

Salaat is ritual prayer five times per day at definite times as explained by the Imams. Morning Evening & Night prayers are recited loudly and noon and afternoon prayers are recited silently.

2. God has ordained thankfulness to Himself along with thanks to parents, so if a person does not thank his parents it means he has not thanked God.

3. God has ordered piety along with kindness to womb relatives, so one who breaks good relations with his kith and kin, he does not fear God. (Oyun Akhbare Reza Vol:1 P 258)

• Miserliness, Materialism & Beneficence

1. Miserliness dishonors and disgraces a person.

2. Love of worldly things (luxuries) invites grief and trouble.

3. Beneficence is the best and most valued conduct, i.e. assisting the afflicted and fulfilling the hope of the hopeful. (BA Vol.78 P375)

• Avarice , Prejudice, Miserliness

Beware of avarice and prejudice as these two qualities have ruined the previous nations.

Beware of miserliness as it is a disease & calamity which is not found in a free person nor in a believer. It is a quality of the faithless. (BA Vol 78 P346)


31. Salaat

Prayer is held in congregation so that, sincerity, monotheism, Islam and worship of God may be manifested openly in a distinguished manner, and its demonstration

may be a convincing proof for the people of the East and the West regarding Oneness of God. Also it humiliates the hypocrites and those who belittle Islam by accepting it for some reason and who pretend to submit to it. Congregation prayers makes it possible and legal for people to give witness about the Islam of one another and people may cooperate for beneficence & piety and prevent numerous sins forbidden by the Mighty the Majestic God. (Oyun Akhbare Reza Vol:2 P 109)

A person should make himself elegant and fragrant before Salaat. He should brush his teeth and remove particles of food between his teeth with a toothpick if his mouth gives bad odour or garlic etc he should eat parsley (jaffery) or cardimom before visiting the mosque.

• Why Salaat?

“The Salaat” is for:

1. Recognition of the Mighty & the Majestic God.

2. Denial of all partners (associated with Him by polytheists).

3. Standing before the Omnipotent God with self humiliation and confession (of sins.)

4. Seeking forgiveness for sins in the past.

5. Placing the forehead on the ground and glorifying God five times every day.

6. Remembering God and avoiding negligence and defiance.

7. Instilling awe and fear of God, and humility with longing for seeking material and spiritual bounties and rebuking whatever is forbidden.

8. Incessant glorification of the Mighty and Majestic God day and night, so that a person should not forget God, who is his Master, his Administrator and his Creator where as forgetting God will make him disobedient and rebellious.

9. Glorification of God and standing of a person before Him is a deterrent from sins and preventive against many kinds of corruption. (B.A V82 P 261)

Note: Salaat is ascension for a believer (momin). Therefore whenever a person performs a salaat he should reached the throne of God (Arsh) with the speed of thought and see the fourteen masomeen encircling the throne.


32. Do not ridicule yourself

Seven things without seven other things is a sort of mockery.

1. One who seeks forgiveness verbally, without repenting at heart has ridiculed himself.

2. One who implores God for His goodwill but does not strive for it, has ridiculed himself.

3. One who seeks resoluteness, but is not vigilant about it, has ridiculed himself.

4. One who implores God for paradise but is not patient in hardships and troubles, has ridiculed himself.

5. One who seeks God’s protection against hell but does not give up worldly pleasures, has ridiculed himself.

6. One who glorifies and remembers God but does not move forward to meet Him has ridiculed himself.

Note: No one can become one with God, as God is manifest and hidden everywhere like invisible light. Therefore no one can claim to become one with God.


33. Major sins

God has commanded to abstain from sins .Major sins are:

1. Murdering a person whose

murder is prohibited by God.

2. Adultery

3. Robbery

4. Drinking wine

5. Disobedience to parents

6. Fleeing from Jihad

7. Grabbing the wealth or property

of orphans with oppression.

8. Eating the dead

9. Eating or drinking blood

10. Eating the flesh of pig

11. Eating the meat of

permitted animals not

slaughtered ceremoniously.

12. Usury or charging interest

13. Illegitimate things and food.

14. Gambling

15. Fraud in weights and measures

16. Accusing chaste and married

women for adultery

17. Sodomy or homosexuality

18. Giving false witness

19. Despondency regarding

God’s blessing and compassion

20. Not fearing God’s trap and artifice.

21. Despair about God’s mercy

22. Assisting tyrants

23. Agreeing with tyrants

24. False oath (perjury)

25. Withholding the rights of

others without any excuse

26. Falsehood

27. Pride

28. Extravagance and waste

29. Spending lavishly

30. Betraying

31. Belittling Hajj

32. Combating against holy guides,

appointed by Almighty God

33. To be engaged in fun and revelry

34. Persistence in sins (Oyun Akhbare Reza Vol:2 P 127)

What they don’t have?

– The miser has no ease and tranquility.

– The jealous has no pleasure and felicity.

– The kings and rulers have no fidelity.

– The liars have no civility. (BA Vol 78 P345)


34. Spreading Knowledge

May God shower His mercy on His servant, who revives our (Ahle Bayt’s) affair. The narrator asked:” How should your affair be revived? “The Imam replied:”By learning our knowledge and teaching our knowledge to others. (Vasael ush Shiah V: 18 P102)


35. Womb relatives (Arhaam)

Please your kith and kin even by offering cool drinking water, the best way for pleasing them is to remove their sufferings from them. (BA V78 P338)


36. Generosity

A generous person is close to God, close to paradise, and close to people. (Oyun Akhbare Reza Vol:2 P 54)

• It is obligatory for a wealthy person to be generous to his family. (T.O . P519 )

• Indifference to possessions of people is better than generosity. (Fiqh ur Reza P.367)


37. Fragrance

Making themselves fragrant with perfume is a tradition & conduct of the holy prophets (A.S).

Cleanliness is an attribute of the holy prophets, peace and blessings of God be upon them.


38. Imamat

• Imamat is rein of the religion & disciplined organization of the Muslims and welfare of the world and honor of the believers. Truly Imamat is the basis of the progressive Islam and its lofty branch. Salaat, Fasting, Zakaat, Hajj,and Jehaad attain perfection with the Imam. Also abundance in Gains and Alms, and approval of the divine limits and the laws, and security of frontiers and surroundings is by virtue of the Imam. (Osule Kafi V 1 P 200)

• Do not give up good deeds, endeavor in devotion and worship relying on love of Mohammad’s housefolk. (BA Vol 78 P347)


39. Physical & spiritual health (Tibbe Reza)

Many mental and spiritual illnesses arise from worry, grief, loneliness, nervous tension and fear; these disturbances also lead to physical diseases and necessitate treatment of both body & soul at the same time. The fourteen sinless personalities have comprehensive knowledge of the entire Book of God & its hidden secrets. They have instructed recitation of certain invocations & Aayaat of Quran for purification of a diseased soul when it suffers from psychological ailments.

The Aayat of the holy Quran, Names of God, invocations & the number of times they should be recited to achieve the desired purpose have been instructed by the Imams. It is worth memorizing all these names of God and invocations. Surahe Hamd & Aayatal Kursi are well-known for their wonderful effects.

Ali (A.S)has said: “Human body is a big complex world & man himself is responsible for his disease & that human body provides medicine from within.

Man is not conscious about wonderful power of his body to combat all diseases by virtue of the immune system, lymphatic glands, & antibodies existing within his body which can mysteriously cure different diseases.

God has revealed in the holy Quran, “ And We sent down in the Quran that which is a Cure & Mercy for the believers (Isra:82)

There are similar statements in surah e Yunus: 52 and in surah e Fussilat Aayat: 14.

In Duae Kumayl, we pray to God: “O the One whose name is medicine & whose glorification is cure….

Recitation of sublime names of God & imploring God through His messengers, His nominated Imams, His angels & His honored servants with all humility & submission & with firm reliance in God can miraculously cure a person of his illness by command of God, Who can even change the hour of death when doctors have little hope of survival of their patient.

Imam Reza (A.S) has said: “If one of you falls ill, let him permit the visitors to call on him, for the prayers of each one of them will be answered.

He also said: the people who visit the patient should be lovers & followers of the fourteen sinless personalities.

Prayers of parents and relatives are answered soon and God has given permission for intercession (S 2: 255).

Ayatullah al U’zma Sayyid Burujerdi (Q.S) had approved publishing Tibb ul A’immah compiled by the sons of Bistam, who was a companion of the sixth & the seventh Imams.

Tibbol A’imma has been translated into English from Arabic in the Oxford University & is now available for readers.

Here Tibbe Reza may be mentioned in brief: Imam Reza was asked by Mamoon to write for him a manuscript on Tibbe Sunnati and to prescribe a drink for strengthening him.

The Imam has written a detailed treatise and have mentioned that health of a person is based on balancing the four humors (Ikhlaat)in the body viz 1.Phlegm(Balgham)2. Yellow bile(Safra)3.Blood (Damm)& 4.Black bile(Sauda)

(The liver plays an important role in producing and maintaining the required proportion of these humors in every individual)a person becomes sick when the proportion of these humors is upset. Proper food & traditional medicine may be used for treating these humors.

Imam Reza (A.S) has mentioned a prescription to cleanse phlegm & make the breath fragrant & to strengthen the teeth as well. He has mentioned a remedy for jaundice as well and for strengthening the eyesight.

A person complained to Imam (A.S) about severe cold in his head which almost makes him faint. The Imam wrote to him to inhale ambergris (a perfume like musk) and raziqi jasmine after eating food. The person was cured by this aroma therapy.

Imam Reza (A.S) had also prescribed a drink for Ma’moon which is very strengthening but without intoxication and ebreity of the prohibited wines, which poison a person’s wisdom and make him commit sins and crimes in disobedience to God. This drink is made from Mawiz (brown raisins). Details of making the drink are available in books.

Once Imam Reza (AS) said “If that person was messaged he wouldn’t have died.

This proves that death is of two kinds, evitable and inevitable. When a person can avoid death by different means such as medicine, massage, sadaqa, alms, prayers etc, he should not neglect treatment. Inevitable death becomes avoidable only by the will of the God who has given long lives to hazrat e Khidr, Jesus, and Imam Mehdi (AF) peace be upon all of them


40. A supplication by Imam Reza (A.S.)

By the name of God. May God’s blessings be upon Mohammad & his descendants. I entrust my affair to God. Indeed God is perceiving His servants. So God protected them from the evils which they contrive

There is no god except You, You are Immaculate. I am one of the tyrants. (Every person is a tyrant when he commits a sin which deserves punishment). So we answered him & relieved him from the grief And thus do We relieve the believers.

God suffices us and He is the best pleader So they returned with God’s blessings and grace. They are untouched by evil.

Whatever God wishes (it happens.) There is no might and no power except with God. Whatever God wishes not whatever the people wish. Whatever God wishes even though people may dislike it.

Sufficient for me is the Lord among all the be-Lorded ones.

Sufficient for me is the Creator among all the created ones.

Sufficient for me is the Sustainer among all the sustained ones.

Sufficient for me is God, the Lord of all inhabitants of the world.

Sufficient for me is He who suffices me,

Sufficient for me is the One whose sufficiency never fails.

Sufficient for me is the One, Whose sufficiency for me never failed ever since I existed.

Sufficient for me is God. (There is no god but He,

On Him I do rely

And He is the Lord of the Exalted Throne (Arsh).


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