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The graves of ‘Alī an-Naqī and his son Hasan al-‘Askarī, can be found within the al-‘Askarī Mosque in Sāmarrā', Iraq.

‘Alī ibn Muhammad al-Hādī an-Naqī (828 - 868 AD) (Arabic: علي بن محمد الهادي النقي‎ ) was the tenth Twelver Shī‘ah Imām. He was the son of Muhammad al-Taqī and was the eighth generation grandson of Muhammad.


  • The world is like a market; one community reaps benefit in it while another one faces loss.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.368
  • The one who is pleased with himself (his own state & condition), those displeased and angry with him shall get abundant in number.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.368
  • Poverty is the self's greed and increased despair.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.368
  • Arrogance causes enmity.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Hādī, p.302
  • Compensate for the regret and negligence in previous works by working hard in the future.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Hādī, p.304
  • Don't ever give up precaution and farsightedness before attempting any work, and remember the result of negligence and nonchalance.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.370

Regarding Knowledge & Wisdom


  • Wisdom doesn't affect corrupt hearts.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Hādī, p.304
  • Both professor and student share in the pursuit of excellence and perfection.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.50, p.179
  • Indeed, both the scholar and the student share the prosperity.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.367
  • The ignorant (one) is the captive of his tongue.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Hādī, p.304


  • The value and rank of a learned man is more than his knowledge.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.3

Religious Wisdom

  • The one who performs a deed and his heart does not believe in that deed, Allah will not accept any of his practices - but that it be along with the sincerity of intention.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p.473
  • Jealousy is the cause of erosion of good deeds, as well as the attracter of chastisement.
    • Muhsin al-Amīn, ‘Ayān ush-Shī‘ah, vol.2, p.39
  • Envy destroys good deeds
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Hādī, p.302
  • The torturing and testing of parents, is followed by shortage (of sustenance), and being driven towards belittlement and humiliation.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.369
  • A parents' dissatisfaction causes poverty and leads to humiliation.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Hādī, p.303
  • Mind the time when you would be lying before your family members, and there would be no physician to stop it (death), and no friend to benefit you.
    • Muhsin al-Amīn, ‘Ayān ush-Shī‘ah, vol.2, p.39
  • Poverty and adversity is the cause of the soul’s rebellion, revolt, and the gravity of dismay.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.368
  • The one who thinks he is obliged to commit sin has attributed the responsibility of his sin towards Allah & has accused Him of cruelty & excess upon His servants.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p.482
  • Whenever a time comes that the justice overwhelms and overcomes cruelty, it is prohibited to form negative conjectures and opinions about anyone, except when one knows it about him. But whenever a time comes that cruelty and oppression overwhelms the (quantum of) justice, then one must not have good opinions about the beneficence of a person, till such time he knows it(for sure).
    • Muhsin al-Amīn, ‘Ayān ush-Shī‘ah, vol.2, p.39
  • The person who obeys the unique God, will not fear the anger of the creatures of God.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p.10
  • God has some areas where he likes to be supplicated in, and the prayer of the supplicator is accepted (in those areas); the sanctuary of Husayn (a.s.) is one of these.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p.510

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