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11. SEEKING THE LORD WHOLEHEARTEDLY

11. SEEKING THE LORD WHOLEHEARTEDLY

The Model of the Gnostics

USWAT AL-ARIFEEN

(Biography of Ayatollah Bahjat)


by : Mahmoud al-Badri

Translated by : Yasin T. al-Jibouri

Publisher's Preface 09
INTRODUCTION 13
CHAPTER ONE 17
Glimpses of the Life of Grand Ayatollah Bahjat 17
IN THE COURTYARD OF THE GENIUSES OF FIQH AND USOOL 22
BIOGRAPHIES, CONDUCT AND GNOSTICISM 23
PHILOSOPHY 25
MIGRATION TO HOLY QUM 25
TEACHING 26
CHAPTER TWO 27
A QUICK LOOK AT SOME BIOGRAPHIES OF PROFESSORS OF HIS HOLINESS GRAND AYATOLLAH SHEIKH BAHJAT 27
GRAND AYATOLLAH SAYYID ALl AGHA,THE JUDGE 27
Grand Ayatollah al-Gharawi Isfahai 29
Grand Ayatollah al-Hajj Sheikh Muhammad Kazim Shirazi 30
Grand Ayatollah Mirza Muhammad Hussain al-Naeeni 31
Grand Ayatollah Agha Diya ad-Deen al-Iraqi 34
Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Abul-Hassan Isfahani 34
Grand Ayatollah Sheikh Murtada Taleqani 36
The wise 'allama Sayyid Hussain Badkubah-Ay 36
Grand Ayatollah authority Kuwah-Kamrah-Ay 37
Grand Ayatollah Burujardi 39
CHAPTER THREE 43
HIS SCHOLARLY STATUS AND PARTICULAR TEACHING METHOD 43
SCHOLARLY STATUS 44
SCHOLARS URGE STUDENTS TO ATTEND HIS CLASSES 46
MENTOR'S TEACHING METHOD 47
EXHORTATION IN CLASS 49
MENTOR'S WORKS 50
PUBLISHED WORKS : 51
AUTHOR'S READY-TO-PRINT WORKS: 51
WORKS YET TO BE PUBLISHED: 52
HIS STUDENTS 53
CHAPTER FOUR 55
ETHICAL AND GNOSTIC CHARACTERISTICS OF HIS HOLINESS GRAND AYATOLLAH BAHJAT 55
1. His Being Pious and God-Fearing 55
2. His Asceticism and Simplicity of Lifestyle 56
3. His Adoration 58
4. His Ziyara and Pleas 60
5. His Humbleness 61
6. His Life, Conduct and Spiritual Status 61
7. Acquaintance with the Unknown and Manifestation of Temporal Miracles 63
8. His Special Care For Shari'a Matters 74
9. Personified Practical Emulation 77
10. Urging Others to Seek Perfection and Spirituality 78
11. Order, Work Programs 80
12. Continual Thikr Practice 82
13. Thinking before Speaking 83
14. Keeping Spiritual Conditions Private 83
15. Indirect Cultivation 83
CHAPTER FIVE 85
MARJI'IYYA OF GRAND AYATOLLAH SHEIKH BAHJAT 85
HIS WISDOM AND POLITICAL AWARENESS 85
Marji'iyya 85
His Political Views 87
Wisdom and Political Awareness 89
FIRST CALL 91
SECOND CALL 93
CHAPTER SIX 97
AYATOLLAH BAHJAT ACCORDING TO OTHERS 97
View of Imam Khomeini 97
SHEIKH BAHJAT FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF OTHER SCHOLARS 99
CHAPTER SEVEN 105
FOUNTAIN OF WISDOM 105
A GROUP OF TEACHINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS BY 105
GRAND AYATOLLAH SHEIKH BAHJAT 105
1. Treatment of Pretension and Value of Knowledge 105
2. Conditions of Vigilance of the Heart, Finding Pleasure in Adoration and Prayers 108
3. Sincerity of Intention, Conjoining Knowledge and Deed 110
4, Reliance on and Trust in Allah 111
5. Result of Human Perfection111
6. Serving the Imam of the Time (a.s) 112
7. Precision in Narrating Traditions 112
8. Practical Call
9. Avoiding Transgressions 113
10. Secrets of the Prayer 115
11. Ethics of Ziyara 115
12. Conforming to Moderation in Teaching and Educating the Offspring and Finding Diversity for Them 116
13. Value of the Tahajjud and the Standing During the Ashar 118
14. Continuous Dhikr 118
15. One Should Not Admire His Good Deeds 118
16. First Step in Treading the Path Towards Allah 119
17. Earning Support of the Imam of the Time (a.s) 119
18. Necessity of Avoiding Moral Lowliness and how to Reach this Goal 120
19. Value of Intellect and of Contemplation 121
20. Status of Information and Knowledge 121
21. Student's Duties 121
22. Non-Reliance on Life 122
23. Interest in Spirituality 122
24. Moderation in Apprehension and Anticipation 123
25. Reliance on the Lord 123
26. Acting Upon Knowledge 123
27. Love for what is most Perfect Prevents Evils 124
28. Great Status of Prayer 124
29. Path of Nearness to Allah 124
30. Method of Self-Discipline 125
31. True Asceticism 126
32. Method to Firm Relationship with Ahl al-Bayt (a.s) especially with the Imam of the Time (a.s) 126
33. The Path of Knowing Allah 127
34. Foot Kissing is not Prohibitive 127
35. Status of Supplication 127
CHAPTER EIGHT 129
EXCERPTS FROM LESSONS BY 129
HIS HOLINESS GRAND AYATOLLAH SHEIKH BAHJAT 129
1. Status and Position of Ahl al-Bayt (a.s), Value of Praising them, Loyalty to them, Mourning them 129
2. The Ziyara 133
3. Pieces of Advice to Martyrs-' Families 136
4. Instructions for the Youths and Adults 143
CHAPTER NINE 151
EXCERPTS FROM PIECES OF WISDOM AND INSTRUCTIONS BY 151
HIS HOLINESS GRAND AYATOLLAH BAHJAT 151
FIRST ADMONISHEMNT 151
SECOND ADMONISHMENT 153
THIRD ADMONISHMENT 154
FOURTH ADMONISHMENT 155
FIFTH ADMONISHMENT 156
SIXTH ADMONISHMENT 156
SEVENTH ADMONISHMENT 157
EIGHTH ADMONISHMENT 158
NINTH ADMONISHMENT 161
CHAPTER TEN 163
TALES NARRATED BY 163
HIS HOLINESS GRAND AYATOLLAH SHEIKH BAHJAT 163
1. VALUE OF PRAYER IN ITS EARLY TIME: 163
2. KEEPING SUNAN ALIVE: 163
3. CLEMENCY AND GENEROSITY OF THE IMAMS (a.s): 164
4. VALUE OF ABLUTION AND PURIFICATION 165
5. PERSONALITY OF SHEIKH MUHAMMAD HUSSAIN KAMPANI 166
6. FEELING PLEASED WITH WHATEVER PLEASES ALLAH 167
7. BLESSING AND GREATNESS OF THE WILAYA 168
8. VALUE OF SINCERITY IN ACTION 169
9. KEEPING A FIRM FOOT ON THE CREED 170
10. ATTENTION PAID BY THE IMAM OF THE TIME (a.s) FOR TRUE SHIITES 170
11. SEEKING THE LORD WHOLEHEARTEDLY 171
12. CARE PAID BY AL-ZAHRA (a.s) TO HER OFFSPRING 172
13. HOW FRIENDS OF ALLAH LIVE 173
14. CULTIVATING THE NAFS: A CONDITION TO EARN SERVING THE IMAM OF THE TIME (a.s) 175
15. RESULT OF SEEKING NEARNESS TO ALLAH THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF IMAM AL-RIDA (a.s) 176
16. REAL ZIYARA 177
17. SATISFACTION OF SHEIKH ANSARI 177
18. SEEING THE LIGHTS OF THE QUR'ANIC VERSES 178
19. SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDENT CULTURING 178
20. CONTEMPLATION IS BETTER THAN A YEAR'S ADORATION 179
21. SUCCESS COMING FROM PROTECTION AGAINST SINNING 179
22. IMPACT OF THE "WAHSHA" PRAYER ON THE DEAD 180
23. ROLE OF OBLIGATIONS IN THE LIFESTYLES OF GREAT MEN 180


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