Patience & Submission

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Upon finding the Vicegerent of God awaits the believer a path of extremities which at times goes against the heart and the mind...

So how do we stand firm by the side of the Vicegerent of God?

If you want to walk this path with the Qa’im of the Family of Muhammad

Abdullah Hashem Aba Sadiq (as) said:

"Today Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) - whom is Al-Hussein (as) in his return - has placed those two conditions upon his Ansar. And he said to them 'I want from you patience, then patience, then patience, then submission.'

And this is an indication to whoever wants to walk this path with the Qa’im of the Family of Muhammad, peace be upon them.

Whoever wants to walk this path with the Qa’im of the Family of Muhammad (as) must be prepared to be patient in the same journey of Moses (as), rather perhaps the journey today is more difficult. And the believing human being must be very patient and must submit a great submission.

Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) said: 'Yes, walking with the Infallible is difficult. But it is not impossible.
But whoever walks this path must prepare themselves very well.'

[...]

And I leave you with this advice from me:
If you truly want to walk with Ahmed Al-Hassan the Righteous Servant (as), then kill yourself before you get killed. And be like the dead ones walking between the hands of the Alive The Generous.

And do not go ahead of the Imam (as), and do not be late to him (as), and do not ask.
Only make Ahmed Al-Hassan be your ears and sight and mind.
For he sees what you do not see.
And he knows what you do not know.
And he understands what you do not understand.

And do not be shocked from anything, and expect everything.
And do not be attached to anything or anyone, and do not love anyone more than Allah, rather do not be attached to anything or anyone at all.
Because inevitably this is world is perishable, and it is a house of affliction, and you will be tested in all what you love and in all what you want.

The Righteous Servant (as) will not leave a point of weakness in you except that he will rid you of it.
And he will not leave a window for the devil except that he will close it. He will make of you a mountain that can not be destroyed, he will make of you a man that cannot be broken.
Or you will die trying to be on this path.
This man Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) has exhausted me so much. And I have exhausted him so much. He made me cry a lot. And I made him cry a lot. I ask Allah swt to forgive me."

- Excerpt from the the speech of Aba Sadiq (as) "The Righteous Servant" (Listen to it in Arabic; Go to audio; Read transcript)


Patience

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Lecture "Patience"

Patience is​ ​the​ ​key​ ​for​ ​relief

Ahmed​ ​Murad​ ​(as), the​ ​Prophet​ ​of​ ​Allah​ ​Aaron​ ​(as) ​in​ ​his​ ​Raj’a,​ ​and​ ​one​ ​of the​ ​12​ ​men​ ​(as),​ ​and​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Mahdis​ (as) said:

"I​ ​advise​ ​you,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​advise​ ​myself... Patience... It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​key​ ​for​ ​relief.
Patience,​ ​patience,​ ​by​ ​Allah​ ​it​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​matter​ ​which​ ​none​ ​can​ ​handle except​ ​for​ ​true​ ​believers."

Submission

Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran 3:19:
{Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam [...]}

The word "Islam" means "submission" or "surrender".
Hence a Muslim is "a submitter" or "one who surrenders".
From the The triliteral root sīn lām mīm also the words "peace" and "safety" are derived.

Submission vs. Doubt

And Imam Ali (as) said:
"I am making a connection which noone has made before me:
Islam is submission, and submission is certainty,
and certainty is the affirmation of the truth,
and affirmation of the truth is acknowledgement,
and acknowledgement is performance of what is obligatory,
and performance of what is obligatory is appropriate action."

Imam Ali's (as) saying sheds light on the fact that submission is that soldier which Allah (swt) gave to the mind to fight doubt, the soldier of ignorance.

Lecture "Shana_Submission-vs-Doubt_Soldiers-of-Light-and-Darkness":

The Mind And The Reality Of Submission

Sayyed Ali Ghorafi said in his Paltalk-Lecture “The Mind And The Reality Of Submission” on July 3rd 2016:

Our lecture or our research today is titled “The Mind And The Reality Of Submission”.
We shall start this lecture by the will of Allah with 4 hadiths.
We do not take except from the AhlulBayt (pbut) and I wish that if there’s an opposer or a person who is in doubt about our matter that they see that we do not take expect from the Household of Muhamed.

The 1rst narration says:
Ali son of Al­-Hassan (pbuh) said: “Verily, the religion of Allah is not acquired by incomplete minds and false opinions and corrupt measures. It is not acquired except by submission. So whoever submits to us is safe, and whoever follows us is guided, and whoever works by opinion and analogy perishes. And whoever finds in himself in something that we say or judge any discomfort, has disbelieved in Him who has brought down the seven oft­repeated verses and the great Quran while he doesn’t know.

The 2nd narration: Imam Al­Sadiq (pbuh) said: “Our matter is very difficult, extremely difficult, no one can handle it except for a close Angel, or a Prophet Messenger or a believer whose heart been tested with faith.”

The 3rd narration: Aba Abdillah (pbuh): “Our matter is the truth, and the truth of the truth, and it is the apparent and the hidden of the hidden, and it is the secret and a concealed secret, and a secret disguised/veiled with a secret.”

The 4th narration: Muhamed (pbuhahf) said: “Islam began as something strange and will return as strange as it began, so blessed are the strangers. So it was said, meaning they asked him: ‘And who are the strangers, O Messenger of Allah?’ So he (pbuhahf) said: “Righteous people among many evil people. Those who disobey them are more than those who obey them.”

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Allah said in the Quran, I have sent messengers and this is my Sunna on the earth. And He said that there is a law, I’m making a Caliph in the land, and he taught Adam all the names, and He ordered the angels to prostrate to Adam. This is a law which you comprehend with your mind.

But what has been concealed from your mind, this is the issue. The Imam (pbuh) is unseen, and his knowledge is unseen, and this unseen knowledge is a truth of religion, it is the true religion, and not the religious scholars who judge by assumptions/opinions.
This is why Ali Ibn Abi Taleb (pbuh) is truly a scholar of psychology. He said: Do not reject that which you do not know, for a lot of the truth is in that which you do not know. Because he knows that our minds and our nature rejects that which we do not know. And this is an indication towards religion.
So, O Ansar of the Black Banners, with the infallible Imam, we have to forget the word “Why”. The word “Why” means you have a mind that thinks and evaluates the infallible Imam.

Let go of all your impressions and conceptions, let go of all of them. Because as we have proven and clarified, most of the impressions which we had before the Imam (pbuh) were false. It contains a lot of falsehood, even the truth that exists in it is not the complete truth, not the complete truth.

When they asked Abu Tharr: “O Abu Tharr, if you see Ali Ibn Abi Taleb drinking wine, what will you do?” What did Aba Tharr say? He said, ‘I will ask him about the permissible and the impermissible.’ So what does this mean? What have you done, O Aba Tharr?
Aba Tharr used his mind. Meaning in this incident with Ali ibn Abi Taleb, he told him, this is Haram/impermissible, so how can you do that which impermissible, give me an explanation, my mind does not comprehend it.
But when they asked Salman (pbuh), what did he say? He said, by Allah I would sit down and drink wine with him. God forbid, O Abu Tharr.
This is why they said, if Aba Tharr knew what’s in the heart of Salman, he would kill him.
God forbid, O Ahmed Murad.

What did Jesus (pbuh) say? He said: “No one enters the kingdom of God except him who is like a child.” May the peace of Allah be upon the one who drew my attention to this matter.
“Except him who is like a child.” What does a child mean? A child is a person who receives/accepts everything. You tell him, fire will burn you, he touches the fire. If he hates, he quickly forgives, and if he loves, he loves quickly.
And he said “No one enters the kingdom of God”, no one enters this Dawa, and remains steadfast in this Dawa, except him who is like a child.
This request is very difficult. Does not it say: "...has disbelieved in the seven oft ­repeated verses and the great Quran, while he does not know.” And these words are for us, O Ansar of Allah.
Whoever would like to continue, with the messenger of Allah, with the greater Wali of Allah, has to completely cancel his mind in regards to that which comes to him from this man (pbuh). He has to completely cancel his character, empty his cup and start anew, like a child who crawls on the ground...

- English translation as pdf

Patience & Submission towards the Vicegerent of Allah (swt)

Note: We must understand that all the following does not mean we should be following anyone blindly,
but rather it means that after God has shown us His Vicegerent through clear signs and proofs upon us,
we shall hold tight to this rope, seeking refuge in patience and submission,
so that we do not betray this trust God left with us due to mutiny caused by an unconquered ego that left space for doubt (even if it was only the size of a mustard seed).
Submission to the Vicegerent of God is submission to God.


Ibn Abi Yafour said: I entered upon Abi Abdullah (as) while with him were a number of his companions.
So he said to me: "O Ibn Abi Yafour, have you read the Qur'an?"
I said: "Yes, this reading."
He (as) said: "I did ask you about it and not about other than it".
I said: "Yes, may I be your ransom, why?"
He (as) said: "Because Moses (as) said something to his people which they didn't bear that he said it, so they emerged against him in Egypt, so they fought him, so he fought them, so he killed them. And because Jesus (as) said something to his people so they didn't bear that he said it, so they emerged against him in Tikrit, so they fought him, so he fought them, so he killed them. And it is the saying of Allah Almighty: {And a faction of the Children of Israel believed and a faction disbelieved. So We supported those who believed against their enemy, and they became dominant.} [Qur'an 61:14]
And verily the first Qa'im to rise from us Ahlul Bayt will say something to you which you will not bear. So you will go out against him in Rumaylat al-Daskara, so you will fight him, so he will fight you, so he will kill you. And that is the last going out that would take place."

And from the Minbar of Egypt we got reminded:

Abi Abdullah (as) said about His (swt) saying: {And when our verses are recited upon him he says the myths of the first ones}, meaning him belying the Qa'im of the family of Muhammad (as) where he says to him: "We do not know you and you are not from the children of Fatima", like the polytheists said to Muhammad (sawas)."

The Messenger of Allah (sawas) said when he was describing the companions of the Qa'im (pbuh):
"Verily, the people see them as disbelievers, but Allah sees them as righteous. The people see them as liars, but Allah sees them as truthful. The people see them as impure, but Allah sees them as clean. The people see them as cursed, but Allah sees them as virtuous. The people see them as oppressors, but Allah see them as just. They have won faith, and the hypocrites have lost.
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- AlMalahim wal Fitan, Door 259

The commander of the believers (as) was asked: "How many friends do you have?". He (as) said: "I do not know now, because the world is approaching me and all the people [now] are my friends. I will know [who my friends are] if the world goes away from me, for the best friends are those who come to you when time leaves you."

Abi Ja'far (as) said in a long Hadith: "He is not asked about what he does, while they are asked."
Jabir said: "So I said, O son of the messenger of Allah, and how is he not asked about what he does?"
So he (as) said: "Because he does not do except what is wisdom and right. And he is al-Muttakabir (Supremely Great/The Dominant), al-Wahid (The one), al-Qahhar (the Compeller). So whoever finds within themselves objection at something that he ordained, then they have disbelieved. And whoever denies something of his action, they have apostated."

Imam Ali (as) said: "If I strike the face of a believer with this sword of mine so that he hates me he wouldnt hate me and if i pour the world onto the hypocrite that he loves me he shall not love me and that's because their description has already passed on the tongue of the our Prophet (sawas) when he said 'You are not loved except by a believer and not hated but by a hypocrite disbeliever'."


Imam Ahmed Al Hassan (peace be upon him) says:
"It's a simple equation.
If you believe that I am the Law-maker and that everything is in my hands.
What is permissible and the reward and punishment of creation.
And that I am the Riser whom thousands of: Prophets, Preferred ones and Righteous ones are waiting for.
And that I am the one who will fill the earth with justice and equity after it has been filled with tyranny and oppression.
Then you will do what I command with all happiness because you know I am him."


Also we may ponder over the words of the Prince of Believers Ali ibn Abi-Talib (as) who said:

"Blessing to the one whose life is like the life of a dog. For in the dog are ten qualities and all of them be in the believers:
The first is that he does not have a status amongst creation and this is the condition of the pitiful ones.
The second is that he is poor with no money and that is the condition of those stripped (of Dunya)
The third is that he has no known shelter and the whole Earth is a carpet for it and that is the condition of those who depend on Allah
The forth is that most of its time its hunger and that is of the manners of the righteous ones
The fifth is that if his owner hits him, he does not abandon his door and that is the sign of the disciples
The sixth is that he does not sleep much at night and that is from the characteristics of the pious
The seventh is that he is kicked out and treated coldly. Then he is called and he answers and he does not hate (or hold it against anyone) and that is of the signs of the lovers
The eighth is that most of its work is in silence and that is of the signs of those God is pleased with
The ninth is that he is pleased with whatever his owner gives him and that is the condition of the contented ones
And the tenth is that if he dies, he does not leave anything to be inherited and that is the qualities of the ascetics.”

The believer is between the hands of the Vicegerent of God


Summary

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If we find it difficult to submit our selves to God's will, and to put the wishes of the Vicegerent of God above our wishes, then we might have to ask ourselves: What is it that is occupying our heart?
Is it love for the illusional world?
Or love for the false self?

Because Ahlul Bayt (as) said that no one has two hearts...