7 Important points of success

7 Success

1-Imam Ali (A.S) says:

“On the Day of Judgement a hospitable believer will arise from his grave in such a condition that his face will be shining like the disc of the moon.

The people will wonder and think within themselves as to whether he is a Prophet. However, the angel accompanying him will introduce him and say`:

“He is the man who was hospitable and entertained hid guests and thus he has no way other than that of entering Paradise”.

(Biharul Anwar, vol.XV, p.242)


2-Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) said to a man:

“What is meant by a young person [Al-Fata] in your estimation?”

The man replied, “A youth.” The Imam (A.S) replied, “No, the young person [Al-Fata] is the true believer. Surely the Companions of the Cave [Ashab Kahf] were all old people, however Allah, Glory and Greatness be to Him, called them youth who believed in Him.”

Al-Kafi, Volume 8, Page 395 and 595


3-The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:

“Ask (questions from) the learned, speak with the wise, and associate with the poor.”

Tuhaf-ul-‘Uqul, p. 34


4-Imam Ali (A.S) said: First of all place the knowledge and recognition of the one you are worshipping in your heart, soul, spirit and life. Find out fully who you are worshipping so that all the actions you do with all of your body parts and senses can be counted as your prayers and worship in order that all those prayers can benefit you, otherwise prayers without recognition of the one who you are worshipping, will have no use for you.
Source: [Tohaful Oqool, Page 223]


5-Imam Al-Baqir (peace be upon him) has said: “Allah’s remembrance of ‘people who pray’ is greater and superior to their remembrance of Him. Do you not observe that He has said (in the Noble Qur’an): {Remember Me and I shall remember you.}”‌1
Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 199
1. The Noble Qur’an, Surah Baqarah, Verse 152.


6-The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:

“One who desires a long life and an increase in livelihood should exhibit goodness towards his parents and establish bonds of kinship (with his relatives).”‌
Kanzul `Ummal, Volume 16, Page 475


7-Imam Ali (A.S) said: “When a person stands up for prayers, Iblis approaches him and looks at him with envy and jealousy, as he sees the Mercy of Allah encompassing the person.”‌

Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 207