Six traits which need six qualities

October 4, 2005

In preparation for Ramadan, I thought I’d start by posting some prophetic wisdom. I’ve been reading “A Bundle of Flowers” and found this gem:

Amir-ul-Mu`mineen Ali (peace be upon him) said: “A man came to the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him and his family peace) and asked him to teach him an action so that both Allah, the Exalted, and people would love him, his wealth would increase, his body would be healthy, his life time would last long, and he would be raised with him (the Prophet). Then he, (blessings and peace be upon him) said, “These are six traits which need six qualities:

1. If you want Allah to love you, be afraid of Him and guard yourself against sin.

2. If you want people to love you, be benevolent to them and decline what they have in their hands.

3. If you want Allah to increase your wealth, then give its alms tax (zakat).

4. If you want Allah to make your body healthy, pay more charity more frequently

5. If you want Allah to prolong your lifetime, then have regard for your kinship.

6. And, if you want Allah to raise you with me, then prolong your prostrations before Allah, the One, the Dominator.”

— Safinat-ul-Bihar, vol. 1, p. 599



  1. Shahr Ramadhan Mubarak!

  2. Ramadan Mubarak to you and your family. 🙂

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