Muhammad al-Taqi

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Muhammad at-Taqī, along with his grandfather Mūsā al-Kādhim are buried within the al-Kādhimiya Mosque in Baghdad, Iraq.

Muhammad ibn ‘Alī at-Taqī al-Jawād (811 - 835 AD) (Arabic: محمد بن علي التقي الجواد‎ ) was the ninth Twelver Shī‘ah Imām. He was the son of ‘Alī ar-Ridhā and was the seventh generation grandson of Muhammad.


  • 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.
    • al-Shahid al-Tustari, Ihqaqul-Haq, vol.12, p.434
  • The honour of a person lies in his needlessness from the people.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.365
  • The one who conceals the (way of) prosperity and progress from you, has done enimity to you.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.364
  • If the ignorant keeps silent, people would not differ.
    • al-Shahid al-Tustari, Ihqaqul-Haq, vol.12, p.432
  • The lapse of time uncovers hidden secrets.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Jawād, p.245

Regarding Knowledge & Wisdom


  • Forebearence is the dress of a scholar, so do not get yourself undressed of it.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.362
  • The one who acts without knowledge, destroys and ruins more than he rectifies.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.364


  • Meeting and visiting brothers, even if little, causes the development and maturity of intellects.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Jawād, p.242

Religious Wisdom

  • The boon and benevolence which is not thanked for, is like the sin which is not forgiven.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.365
  • The one who commits aggression and tyranny, and the one who helps him upon it, and the one who is pleased over it - all are party and participants in it.
    • al-Shahid al-Tustari, Ihqaqul-Haq, vol.12, p.432
  • 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.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p.479
  • 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.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p.479
  • The increase of blessing is not interrupted by God, unless thanksgiving is interrupted by the slaves.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p.480
  • Our upriser is The Mahdi, who should be waited for in his absence, and obeyed in his appearance. He is the third of my sons.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Jawād, p.131
  • When the divine decree descends, the human being is cornered.
    • Misnad al-Imām al-Jawād, p.244
  • Three things take the slave to God's pleasure:
    • 1) Increase in seeking forgiveness
    • 2) Gentleness
    • 3) Increased charity giving
      • Misnad al-Imām al-Jawād, p.247
  • Whoever has three things will never regret:
    • 1) Refraining from haste
    • 2) Consulting (with others)
    • 3) And depending upon God when making decisions
      • Misnad al-Imām al-Jawād, p.247

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