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إنَّ المَغْبُونَ مَنْ غُبِنَ عُمْرَهُ وَإنّ المَغْبُوطَ مَنْ أنْفَذَ عُمْرَهُ في طَاعَةِ رَبِّهِ.

A loser is the one has wasted his time, and a winner, whom everyone will envy, is the one who has spent his time worshipping Allah.

إنَّ العاقِلَ مَنْ نَظَرَ في يَوْمِهِ بِغَدِهِ، وَسَعى في فِكاكِ نَفْسِهِ وَعَمِلَ لِما لابُدَّ لَهُ وَلا مَحِيصَ عَنْهُ.

In fact a wise man is the one who sees his future in his present time and who considers this world as a harvesting-place for his hereafter: the one who frees himself from his lusts and whim; the one who tries hard to avoid the hell fire and endeavors for a day which he has to meet anyway.

إنَّ أخْسَرَ النّاسِ صَفْقَةً وأخْيَبَهُم سَعْياً رَجُلٌ أخْلَقَ بَدَنَهُ في طَلَبِ آمالِهِ وَلَمْ تساعِدْهُ المقادِيرُ على إرادَتِهِ، فخَرَجَ مِنَ الدنيا بحسَراتِهِ وَقَدِمَ على الآخِرَةِ بِتَبِعاتِهِ.

In fact, the severest loser in bargaining his life and the most regretful one is the person who weakens his body strength to fulfil his wishes and then due to God’s determination is deprived of attaining his wishes and who then departs from this world with much regrets.

إنَّ أوْقاتِكَ أجْزاءُ عُمْرِكَ، فَلا تُنْفِذْ لَكَ وقْتاً إلاّ فيما يُنْجِيكَ.

No doubt the hours you spend are all parts and portions of your life-time. Thus, do not spend your time in anything unless it can save you, somehow.

If you look at the world through the eyes of monotheism and prophets and God’s men, you will observe that it is a place for human growth. If its assets are used in the right way by man, he can attain the supernatural world easily. He is then reluctant to use even one minute of his precious time in the wrong way. He sees this world as a prelude to the next world. But if this world is seen through the eyes of the material-minded people, it is a place for sensuality and for mistaking right for wrong and wrong for right. Under such circumstances man’s features turn into the features of wolves and his spirit will change into stone.

Imam Ali (s), in the following sentences, refers to those seeing and alert persons who use every minute of their lives in satisfying God. He refers, as well, to those blind persons who add to their files and records nothing but injustice and tyranny.

إنَّ الدُّنيا مُنتَهى بَصَرِ الأعْمَى، لا يُبْصِرُ مِمّا وَراءَها شَيْئاً؛ وَالبَصيرُ يُنْفِذُها بَصَرَهُ وَيَعْلَمُ أنَّ الدَارَ وَراءَها. فَالبَصيرُ مِنْها شاخِصٌ، وَالأعْمَى إلَيْها شاخِصٌ، وَالبَصيرُ مِنْها مُتَزَوِّدٌ، وَالأعْمى إلَيها مُتَزَوِّدٌ.

In fact, this world is the last resort and perspective for a blind man; he can not see anything beyond it (and for this reason, he will not pay attention to the Doomsday which is the focal point in the discussions of the divine books).

But a clear-thinker will realize that the true residence for man is the other world. He will spend his time here to satisfy his God and to prepare his provisions. But a blind person only tries for his needs here.

إنَّ اللّيلَ وَالنّهارَ يَعْمَلانِ فيكَ فاعْمَل فِيهِما، وَيأخُذانِ مِنكَ فَخُذ مِنْهُما.

In fact, day and night will affect you. You too should make your influence over them. They take away your life-span; you, too, take spiritual advantages from your life.


Seyyed Mahdi Qazvini and His View on Time:

The strange and spectacular traits of the great scholar seyyed Mahdi Qazvine make us wonder at times. A man like him is a sample of genuine human traits. Mohaddes Qommi writes at the end of his Montahiol Amal:

These supernatural positions of this seyyed were not unpredictable since he had learned knowledge and its application from seyyed Baqir, who had got it from his uncle Bahrol Olum.

His great uncle brought seyyed Mahdi up in such a way as he obtained great virtues.

Firstly, after his migration from Najaf Ashraf to Helleh, he started educating people. Thanks to his efforts more than one hundred thousand Arabs converted to twelve-Imam Shiites. He told me: when I arrived at Helleh I noticed that Shiites residing there had from the school of Shiism only the carriage of their dead to the city of Najaf. They did not observe even the simplest forms of the Islamic commands.

Because of his effective trainings, those people turned into performers of good deeds.

Secondly, his truly human characteristics included great patience, perseverance, piety, his supplications and prayers to God. Never did he ask his family members for anything, such as food, tea, coffee or a Hubble bubble.

He used to accept invitations but upon his presence at the host’s house, he used to sit in a corner editing his books. He never took part in conversations unless he was asked a question.

At the month of Ramathan he used to perform his evening prayers with people at the mosque; then he performed the Nafeleh prayer and then he went home to break his fasting. Then, he would go back to the same mosque and performed his night prayer and then he used to return home. People then gathered together at the mosque. First a Quran reader read some verses. Another lecturer then used to read a sermon from Nahjolbalaqa. Then, a third man used to narrate some of the hardships of Imam Hossein (s). Then, one of the believers used to read special supplications for the month of Ramathan. They used to continue till very early in the morning which is called the dawn (or Sahar). They used to eat their food over there and then they scattered. Although he was old, he used to observe all the necessary prayers and supplications.

Thirdly, he has edited a great many number of books on jurisprudence, principles, Monotheism, Imamate and discourse, and the like. One of these books reasons that Shiite is the man’s salvage and is called Tuba Laho and Hosn Me’ab.

The Second Martyr and His Attention Towards The Value of Time:

The Second Martyr who is the interpreter of the excellent text of Loma’s, is one of the great jurisprudents of the world of Shiism. He is also a great scholar in the doctrines of Shiism.

In the precious treatise called Boqyatol-Morid, his student writes how significant time was for his master. He writes:

1) In order to manage home affairs, he used to carry fire-wood on a donkey every evening.

2) He used to perform his morning prayer in his home which was the mosque;

3) He used to storm when he sat at his table giving lectures. This showed he had amassed lots of knowledge when he was young.

4) He earned his life by his endeavors;

5) He served any guest he might have;

6) One of his peculiarities was his skill in writing at least thirty lines at one stroke;

7) He wrote two thousand books, two hundred volumes of which were in his own handwriting.

8) He had connections with the world of the invisible through his sleep and dreams. Sheikh Bahaee’s father writes: I went up to him; I found him deep in thoughts. I asked him why he was concerned. He replied: “I am the second Martyr because last night I dreamed that Seyyed Morteza had a party in which all scholars were gathered. When I entered he told me to sit next to the martyr sheikh. This shows I am going to be a martyr.” He finally became a martyr.


Refrence: The land of lovers by Professor Hossein Ansarian


source : The land of lovers by Professor Hossein Ansarian
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