2- Certainty Increases the Value of your Deeds
2- Certainty Increases the Value of your Deeds
If elixir is added to less value substance it can be changed to valuable metal and its cost will be many times double of the original substance. Undoubtedly that certainty is also like that; hence certainty is a means of increasing ones deed. Little deed that is done coupled with certainty before Almighty Allah is many times double the deeds done with doubt and indecisiveness.
Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) said:
Little and continuous deed coupled with certainty is better before Allah than much deed done without certainty.
This statement of the holy Imam is obvious as a proof that certainty increases the value of person’s deeds and behavior to the extent the virtue of work done simultaneously and coupled with certainty is much better than much work done which is not coupled with certainty.
Base on this, certainty is like elixir substance that changes less valuable metal to silver and gold. Definitely certainty is so, hence it has the ability of changing little deed that is accompanied with certainty to deed that is having much value.
Beware that little deed that is having a lot of value before Almighty Allah in many occasions is apparently having important impact. Now I will bring an incidence that bear witness to this reality:
Late Ayatollah Khu’I, in connection to the significance and effects of “in the name of Allah the most Beneficent the most Merciful” in a situation it is read and coupled with certainty. He is transmitting this attractive incidence from Sheikh Ahmad (the service man of the great teacher of the Jurists late great Mirza Shirazi) who said: late Mirza Shirazi is having another service man whose name is Sheikh Muhammad that segregate himself from people after the death of late Mirza Shirazi.
One day a man went to Sheikh Muhammad and saw him after the sun set to have filled his lantern with water instead of oil and the lantern is completely shinning! That person was astonished and inquired the causes of that from him.
Sheikh Muhammad when answering the question said: after the pass away of late Mirza Shirazi due to sorrow of his separation I segregated myself from the people and spent my time in the house. At that time my mind was so much in sorrow in my existence. At the last hour of one day a young man among the Arab students entered my house. He was later familiar and stayed with me till the sun set. I was carried by the explanation of this young man and was happy that it takes all the sorrow in my heart away from me. He came to me several times and I became used to him, meanwhile one of these days that he was discussing with me it came to my mind that my lantern is not having oil. Because according to the custom of the people then time, the stores are close some moment to the sun set and the stores are closed throughout the night.
In this respect I intended to take permission from him to go out of the house in order to purchase oil for the lantern so that I will be indebted to his discussions in the night, and if I did not purchase the oil we must be in darkness over night.
Because I was in the state of astonishment, he understood that and said: what happen that prevents you from paying attention to my discussions? I said: my heart is at your service. Your mind is not attentive with me he said. I said: the reality is that this night my lantern is not having oil.
He said: it is very astonishing that all these narrations we read and with all we have said concerning the virtues of (in the name of Allah the most Beneficent the most Merciful) you did not benefit from it that leads to the need of buying oil! I said: I did forget about the narration you are talking about!
He said: you have forget that we said that among the specialties and benefits of (in the name of Allah the most Beneficent the most Merciful) is that if one said it for purpose or request it will be achieve? You should fill your lantern with water with the intention that water possessed the specialty of oil and say in the name of Allah the most Beneficent the most Merciful.
I accepted that and I stood up to fill my lantern with water with this intention and by then I recite “in the name of Allah the most Beneficent the most Merciful”. Then I put on the lantern and it became lightening. Since that time up till now anytime the lantern is empty I fill it with water and recite “in the name of Allah the most Beneficent the most Merciful” and put on the light on it.
Late Ayatollah Sayyid Khu’i after transmitting this incidence said: what is astonishing is that after the narration of the incidence, late sheikh Muhammad loses this effect.
As you have observed, by reciting one (in the name of Allah the most Beneficent the most Merciful), because it is uttered with belief and certainty, apparently it possessed astonished and extra ordinary effect.
Those people that are having (Ismul A’zam) great name of Allah make used of the names that are common among the people and what distinguished their act with other people is their certainty; hence it is having effect on the names they mention.