The Supreme Religious Authority reminds the faithful of a set of Imam As-Sadeq's (peace be upon him) commandments ..

The representative of the supreme religious authority; Sheikh Abd Al-Mahdi Al-Karbalai has reminded in the second sermon of Friday's prayer of the 15th of Jumada Al-Thaniya 1437 AH corresponding to the 25th March, 2016 held in the holy shrine of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), the faithful of commandments' set of Imam Ja'far As-Sadeq (peace be upon him), as he said:
"We will read a number of the commandments of Imam Aba Abdillah Ja'far Ibn Mohammad As-Sadeq (peace be upon him) to the faithful:
"I enjoin you to fear Almighty Allah, be pious, work hard for the sake of Allah, be truthful in speech, trustworthy in handling trusts, prolong the prostration (sajda) and be good neighbours. This is what Mohammad (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household) came with. Return things trusted to your custody, whether they belong to a pious person or a sinner because the Messenger of Allah (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household) used to enjoin the returning of even [small items like] a thread and a needle. Maintain relationship with your kinfolk, participate in their funerals, visit their sick, and fulfill their rights.
If a person from among you is pious, truthful in speech, honours the trust, behaves well with the people, it will then be said that 'This person is a Ja'fari,' that pleases me and delights my heart because it would be said, 'This is the character of Ja'far.' "But if a person is otherwise, then his bad behaviour and disgrace is attributed to me and it is said, 'This is the character of Ja'far.'
By Allah, my father (peace be upon him) has narrated that if there is a Shi'a of 'Ali in a tribe, then he should be its pride: he should be the most trustworthy, the most diligent in upholding the rights, the most truthful in speech, and should be one to whom people entrust their wills and trusts. When people inquire about him from his tribe, they would say, 'Who can be like him? He is the most trustworthy, and the most truthful of us in speech.'"
And it is narrated from Khuthayma that he said: I entered to bid farewell to Aba Abdillah Ja'far Ibn Mohammad (peace be upon both of them) when I wanted to head towards Medina, and so he (peace be upon him) said: "Convey my compliments to my loyalists and advise them to show reverence to Almighty Allah: the rich among them must help the poor, the powerful must help the weak, the living must attend the funeral ceremonies of the dead, and they must assemble at their homes and discuss issues of religion, for such meetings keep our matter alive. May Allah have mercy upon a servant who keeps our matter alive. And inform them o Khuthayma that nothing matter for God than the good deeds, as our friendship [wilaya] is only attained by piety, and that the most heartbroken people on the day of Resurrection is the one who describes the justice and do against it..."
And there is the authenticated narration of Abu al-Maghra, Imam As-Sadeq (peace be upon him) is quoted as having said, "Muslims are brothers to each other. They neither wrong, nor disappoint, nor betray each other. The duties that are incumbent on Muslims towards each other are to exert effort in communication, agree on mutual sympathy, treat the needy as they treat themselves, and empathize with one another. If you abide by this, you will be exactly as Almighty Allah has ordered you to be; compassionate and merciful towards one another and feeling regretful when missing any opportunity to help your brethren-in-faith, just like the conduct of the Ansar during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household)."
And Kulayb Al-Saydawi narrated from Aba Abdillah (peace be upon him) that he said: "Communicate and be righteous with each others, have mercy on each others and be righteous bothers just like the Almighty Allah has commanded you."
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