'O God, carry us in the ships of Thy deliverance, give us to enjoy the pleasure of whispered prayer to Thee, make us drink at the pools of Thy love, let us taste the sweetness of Thy affection and nearness, allow us to struggle in Thee, preoccupy us with obeying Thee, and purify our intentions in devoting works to Thee, for we exist through Thee and belong to Thee, and we have no one to mediate with Thee but Thee!' Imam Sajjad ('A); Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Ethics and Practice by Ayatollah Jawadi Amuli

Question: We students do not have access to educationalists of ethical values, what should we do to learn ethics?

Ayatollah Jawadi Amuli: The study of ethics carries a segment of theoretical subjects which can be accomplished by studying, conducting catechization and dialogue sessions, whereas the other segment consists of practical learning which requires guidance and instructions of a mentor. 

If a person acts upon his knowledge, first of all his deeds surface the positive outcome and then afterwards, Allah will open for him new horizons of learning he never knew before. 

It has been narrated that: 
مَنْ عَمِلَ بِما عَلِمَ وَرّثهُ اللّه عِلْمَ ما لَمْ يَعْلَمْ 
“The one who practices what he learns Allah will grant him with learning that he didn’t know.” 

Learning when with practice provides durability and prosperity to knowledge

A man is successful if he tries to fulfill obligations, tries to perform the recommended as much as possible, refrain from the forbidden, tries to keep away from the non-recommended and abstain from going extremes.

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