Unwan Basri and Imam Sadiq's Advice

Muhammad Mahdi Asifi

This article deals with the hadith concerning Unwan Basri, an old man who asked Imam Sadiq, peace be upon him, for his advice.Imam Sadiq, peace be upon him, said: The truth of worship is found in three things: the first is that to act as the servant of God; the second is that not to be carried off by illusion or thinking much of him; and the third is that to act according to God's instructions. The author gives a brief biography of Unwan Basri and then, utilizing the holy Quran and some other hadiths, he explains the content of this hadith.

Key Words: Imam Sadiq’s Advice, Unwan Basri, truth of worship,

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