Muhammed al-Taqī or Muhammad al-Jawād, given name Muhammad ibn ‘Alī ibn Mūsā

Muhammed
al-Taqī or Muhammad al-Jawād, given name Muhammad ibn ‘Alī ibn Mūsā
c. 811
835

Arab Religious Leader, ninth of the Twelve Imams of Twelver Shi'ism

Author Quotes

Whoever has three things will never regret:
1) Refraining from haste
2) Consulting (with others)
3) And depending upon God when making decisions

Three things take the slave to God's pleasure:
1) Increase in seeking forgiveness
2) Gentleness
3) Increased charity giving

The increase of blessing is not interrupted by God, unless thanksgiving is interrupted by the slaves.

Take patience as your pillow, hug poverty, discard lusts, oppose your desires and know that you are seen by God, so look at how you are.

The one who attended a matter and disliked it, is as the one who was absent; and whoever was not present in an affair yet was pleased with it, is as the one who witnessed it.

The boon and benevolence which is not thanked for, is like the sin which is not forgiven.

The one who acts without knowledge, destroys and ruins more than he rectifies.

Forebearence is the dress of a scholar, so do not get yourself undressed of it.

The lapse of time uncovers hidden secrets.

If the ignorant keeps silent, people would not differ.

The one who conceals the (way of) prosperity and progress from you, has done enimity to you.

The honor of a person lies in his needlessness from the people.

Modesty is the decoration of poverty, thanks-giving is the decoration of affluence and wealth. Patience and endurance are the ornaments and decorations of calamities and distress. Humility is the decoration of lineage, and eloquence is the decoration of speech. Committing to memory is the decoration of tradition (hadīth), and bowing the shoulders is the decoration of knowledge. Decency and good morale is the decoration of the mind, and a smiling face is the decoration of munifence and generiosity. Not boasting of doing favours is the decoration of good deeds, and humility is the decoration of service. Spending less is the decoration of contentment, and abondoning the meaningless and unnecessary things is the decoration of abstention and fear of God.

He who accuses another of being an evil person says so because he is afraid of him.

Nothing destroys one’s respect in the hearts of others more than greed.

Author Picture
First Name
Muhammed
Last Name
al-Taqī or Muhammad al-Jawād, given name Muhammad ibn ‘Alī ibn Mūsā
Birth Date
c. 811
Death Date
835
Bio

Arab Religious Leader, ninth of the Twelve Imams of Twelver Shi'ism