Sunday, March 11, 2007


1.At the last moments of his life, Imam Sadiq [a] called his relations andcompanions and told them: "Verily, our intercession never reaches the onewho takes prayers lightly." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 82, p. 236

2.The Holy Prophet [s] said: "At the (appointed) time of every prayer(salat), I hear a caller who calls and says: "O children of Adam! Keep upprayers in order to extinguish the fire you have lit against yourselves (bycommitting sins)." Mustadrak-ul- Wasa'il, vol. 3, p. 102(19112006)

3.Abubasir said that he visited Umm Hamidah (Musa-ibn Ja'far's [a] mother)in order to console her for the death of Ja'far-ibn-Muhammad [a]. Then shewept and he wept because of her weeping. After that, she said: "O' AbaMuhammad! If you had seen Ja'far-ibn-Muhammad when he was on his death-bed,you would have observed a wonderful thing: he opened his eyes and said togather all of his relatives." Then, she continued saying that they gatheredthem all with no exception. Then he [a] looked at them and said: "Verily,our intercession does not reach the one who takes prayers lightly". Wasa'il-ush- Shi'ah vol. 4, p. 26(30122006)

4.Imam Amir ul Mu'mineen Ali [a] said: "He who sleeps too much at night,will lose something of his deeds (i.e., night prayers) which he cannot gainduring the day-time." Ghurar-ul-Hikam, p.289(26012007

5.Imam Sadiq [a] said: "Never miss midnight prayers, because, in fact, thereal loser is he who misses (the advantage of) the midnight prayer." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 83, p. 127(12022007)

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