Lantern of the Path

مصباح الشريعه

Author: Imam Ja’far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq (A.S.)
Translator: Fadlallah haeri
Publisher: Ansariyan Publications - Qum
Printer: SADR
First Edition 2000 - 1421
Copies: 2000
ISBN: 978-964-438-585-8
Size: A5
Number of
pages: 120
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • SECTION 1
  • Bondage (‘ubudiyah)

    More on Bondage

    On Lowering the Gaze

    On Walking

  • SECTION 2
  • On Knowledge

    Giving Judgement

    Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil

  • SECTION 3
  • How the Men of Knowledge are Ruined

    Guarding Oneself (ri’ayah)

    Thankfulness

    On Leaving your Home

    On Reciting the Qur’ān

  • SECTION 4
  • Dress

    Showing Off

    Truthfulness

    Sincerity

  • SECTION 5
  • Pecaution

    Allāh (SWT) fearingness

    Social Interactions

    Sleep

  • SECTION 6
  • Pilgrimage

    Charity

    Intention

  • SECTION 7
  • Remembrance

    The Ruin of the Reciters

    Clarification of Truth and Falsehood

    The Gnosis of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his family)

    The Recognition of the Imams (peace be upon them)

  • SECTION 8
  • Recognition of the Companions

    The Honor and Sanctity of the Believers

    Dutifulness to Parents

  • SECTION 9
  • Humility

    Ignorance

    Eating

    Evil Whispering

  • SECTION 10
  • Pride

    Generosity

    Self-reckoning

  • SECTION 11
  • Opening the Prayer

    Bowing in Prayer

    Prostration in Prayer

    The Tashahhud

    Salam

  • SECTION 12
  • Repentance

    Retreat

    Silence

    People’s destruction or salvation lies in speech and silence

    Intellect and Passion

  • SECTION 13
  • Envy

    Greed

    Corruption

    Well-being

  • SECTION 14
  • Worship

    Reflection

    Rest

  • SECTION 15
  • Avarice

    Clarification

    Judgements

    Siwak

    Using the Lavatory

  • SECTION 16
  • Purification

    Entering the Mosque

    Supplication

  • SECTION 17
  • Fasting

    Abstinence

    A Description of this World

  • SECTION 18
  • Reluctance to Act

    Delusion

    A Description of the Hypocrite

    Proper Social Transaction

    Taking and Giving

  • SECTION 19
  • Brotherhood

    Consultation

    Forbearance

    Following Another’s Example

  • SECTION 20
  • Pardon

    Exhortation

    Advice (wasiyah)

    Precaution (taqwa)

    Trustful Reliance

  • SECTION 21
  • Respect for One’s Brothers

    Striving and Discipline

    Contemplation of Death

    Good Opinion

  • SECTION 22

    Entrusting Oneself to Allāh (SWT)

    Certainty

    Fear and Hope

    Contentment

  • SECTION 23
  • Aflliction

    Patience

    Sorrow

    Modesty

    Gnosis (ma ‘rifah)

    Love of Allāh (SWT)

    Love for the sake of Allāh (SWT)

    Yearning

  • SECTION 24
  • Wisdom

    Making Claims

    Taking Heed

    Contentedness

    Slander