imam al ridha

قالَ الإِمامُ عَلِيُِ بْنُ مُوسَـى الرِّضا (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): كَلامُ اللّهِ لا تَتَجاوَزُوهُ وَ لا تَطْـلُـبُوا الْهُدى فِي غَيْرِهِ فَتَضِلُّوا.
Imam ‘Ali ibne Musa al-Ridha (peace be upon him) has said: “Do not disregard the Words of Allah, and do not seek guidance from other than Him, for then (surely) you will go astray.”
—  ‘Uyunul Akhbar ar-Ridha, Volume 2, Page 57

وَٱلَّذِينَ جَٰهَدُوا۟ فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا ۚ وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَمَعَ ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ

And those who strive for Us - We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good.


Interior of the Shah Cheragh Mosque - Shiraz, Iran

Dating back to the 12th century, the mosque houses the tombs of Ahmad & Muhammad, sons of Musa al-Kadhim (the 7th Shia Imam) & brothers of Ali al-Ridha (the 8th Shia Imam).

Rayya b. Salt once asked Imam Reza: “Are you Sahib al-Amr (Master of the Undertaking)?” The Imam (a.s) said:

“Yes, I am the Master of the Undertaking. However, I am not that Master of the Undertaking who will fill the earth with justice and equity. How can I be that Master of the Undertaking when you are witness to the prevalent weakness and helplessness? The promised Qaim will be old in age but young in appearance when he emerges. He will be so powerful and strong that if he extended his hand to the most huge tree it would fall uprooted.

And if he screamed among the mountains the rocks would be crushed into pieces. The rod of Moses and the seal of Solomon are with him. That person will be my fourth descendant. God will keep him in occultation for as long as He deems necessary. Then, He will cause him to appear, and through him God will fill the earth with justice and equity as it is filled with tyranny and oppression!”

Bihar al-Anwar ~ Volume: 52, Page: 322

من تذكر مصابنا وبكى لما أُرتكب منّا ، كان معنا في درجتنا يوم القيامة ، ومن ذُكّر بمصابنا فبكى وأبكى لم تبك عينُه يوم تبكي العيون ، ومن جلس مجلساً يحُيى فيه أمرُنا ، لم يمت قلبه يوم تموت القلوب.

 who remembers our tragedy and weeps,he will be with us (Ahlulbyt) the day of judgement,And who remembers our tragedy
and weeps and made others weep (with him) his eyes won’t weep on the day (all) eyes weep, And if someone sits in a
majlis (a place where people gather) and brings the remembrance of ahlulbuyt alive (talks about Ahlulbyt), his heart
won’t die the day all hearts die.


Imam Ali Al-ridha (A.S)

Amali Al-Sadooq , Majlis 17 Num.4

“He who sits in a gathering in which our affairs (and our path and aims) are discussed and revived, his heart shall not die on the day (Day of Judgment) when hearts shall die (of fear).”

— Imam Ali al-Ridha (ع) , Bihar al Anwar vol 4 pg. 178.