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| 08:35 AM Jan 13 2011


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

In the Name of God, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate
Birthday of the Seventh Imam; Imam Musa Kazim (pbuh)
The 7th of Safar affords us the opportunity to renew our allegiance to the 7th Imam of the Infallible Household of Prophet Mohammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny). Although out of respect for the heartrending tragedy of Karbala and its equally tragic aftermath that saw the Godless Umayyads subject the blessed family including women and children to imprisonment, we do not celebrate with festivities the blessed birthday of Imam Musa al-Kazem (PBUH), nonetheless it is an occasion to dwell on the pivotal role of the Ahl al-Bayt in guiding societies. Here we present you a thought-provoking statement from the 7th Imam regarding the importance of leadership in Islam.
“O Hesham! The Commander of the Faithful (Imam Ali) has said: No one should lead a number of people without enjoying three qualities. He should be able to provide answers for every question posed to him. He should be able to speak plainly when other people fail to do so. And he should be able to offer the counsel, which benefits people. He is certainly a fool who lacks these three qualities but seeks the leadership.”
This statement addressed to the master-debater Hesham ibn Hakam, is indeed food for thought. It is from the mouth of the person whose epithet Kazem means “Restrainer of Anger”. Not that he was easily incited to anger and therefore felt the need to quickly suppress it. Nor does it mean that he ever did feel in his heart the flames of vengeance towards enemies despite being subjected to calamities that would make long dead corpses shake in their graves.
The spiritual powers granted by God Almighty to him as the 7th infallible successor of the Last Divine Messenger, Prophet Mohammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny) are not bound by time or place, since Leadership in its strict sense is a Divine Trust for the most deserving. This is not a matter of surprise since God says in explicit terms in verse 12 of Surah Yasin of the Holy Qur’an: “…And We have gathered everything in a Manifest Imam.”…
The authority of Imam Kazem (PBUH) was God-given and this was the reason why the Abbasid usurpers tormented him.
Source: English.irib.ir
Some Quotes by Imam Musa Al Kazim [peace be upon him]
The best generosity is the help to the oppressed.
The world is soft and beautiful like a snake but there is a fatal poison hidden inside.
Reliance on Allah has grades. One of them is that you rely on Him in every matter and be pleased with whatever He decides for you and know that He never hesitates in providing you any good and grace and that every decision is from Him so leave every affair to His Will and rely and put trust only in Him12
One who gives circulation to a sin is banished and forsaken and the one who covers a sin will be forgiven by God13
Every person who strives to obtain Halaal (permissible) sustenance or provision is like a fighter in the path of God [14]
After the acknowledgement of God, the best acts of the offertory to God are the prayers, piety to the parents, and evasion of envy, self-conceit, and pride [15]
The few deeds of the intelligent will be accepted and doubled, while the many deeds of the followers of passions and the ignorant will be rejected

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