- I told to Imam Baqir (A.S): “What is the meaning of “truly, Ibrahim was awwah and patient”? He replied: “Awwah means (the one who is) praying (to) and wailing (for God) a lot.””
- “Two people, who have acted alike, enter the heaven, but one of them sees the other one in a higher place. Then, he says: O’ Lord! How come has he a superior place in comparison to me while we acted alike? God the Almighty replies: “because he asked Me (whatever he needed) and you did not do that”.
- “The most knowledgeable person to God is the one who asks more from Him”
- “Whoever prays a lot, the angels say: this voice is familiar (to us) and this is the prayer which is accepted and this is the need which is provided”
- “There is no servant who goes to a land and opens their hands and praises God and prays, unless God fills the land with his rewards, whether it is vast or tiny”
- If you knew god the way you should’ve known, Mountains definitely will be moved by your prayers.
- Crying out of fear of god is the key to his mercy, it’s a sign for his acceptance and it’s a door to answering (your prayers)
- Pray to god and believe in his answeres. But understand that god wont accept prays from an unwitting oblivious heart.
Ibn Fahd Hilli
Name: Jamaal al-Saalikin Ahmad ibn Shams al-Din Muhammad ibn Fahd Hilli Asadi
Birth: 757 AH/ 6531 AD.
He is one of the great scholars and jurisprudents in the 9th century AH, and one of the disciples of Shahid Awwal and Fakhr al-Muhaqqiqin.
His fame in the fields of du`a (prayer, invocation), ethics and `irfan (gnosticism, mysticism) has taken precedence over his renown in the fields of Fiqh and Usoul al-fiqh (Islamic jurispruence and its principles). His well-known book in this regard is called "`Uddat al-Daa`i".
He had full ability and got mastery in debate. He debated with some of the followers of Sunnite jurisprudence specially regarding the imamate and leadership and finally defeated them. Then ruler of Iraq, was impressed with the decisive demonstrations of ibn Fahd, converted his religion to Shiaism.
He has compiled many books among them:
1. The manners of one who prays
2. Al-Ad`iah waal-Khutoum
3. Asraar al-salah (the mysteries of saying prayer)
4. Taarikh al-A`immah (AS). (The history of the Imams-Put)
5. Al-Tahrir (in Islamic jurisprudence)
6. `Uddut al-Daa`i wa Najaah al-Saa`i
7. Al-Masaa`il al-Shaamiyyiat
8. Al-Muhadhdhab al-baari` fi sharh al-Mukhtasar al-naafi` (a commentary on the book al-Mukhtasar al-naafi`)
9. Al-Muqtasar fi sharh Irshaad al-adhhaan,
He passed away in 748 AH/4441 AD in the age of 48 in Karbala, Iraq. His grave is well-know there