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Doctrine of the Commands of Allah

Adopted from the book : "The Faith of Shi'a Islam" by : Allamah Muhammad Ridha al-Muzaffar"

We believe the Allah does not command His servants without there being evidence for the command, nor dose He require them to do that which they cannot endure or which they do not understand, because it would be an injustice to give a command to somebody who is unable to do it or who has not been warned even though he had previously carried out his duties. However, somebody who is ignorant and has failed to carry out his obligations to Allah is in error for his omission and he will be punished, for it is incumbent on all mankind to learn the necessary duties of his din.

We believe that Allah has commanded his servants and given them laws for all that is in their interest to know, and that He guides them to the way of everlasting goodness and prosperity, and that He similarly makes them tremble before that which is aagainsttheir interest and that which is harmful to them. This is an example of His Grace and Mercy (lutf wqa rahmah) towards His servants, who are unaware of most of what is in their interest, and do not know what is harmful for them.

Allah is the Beneficent, the Merciful in his Essence. His Mercy and His Grace are of His Absolute perfection and One with His Essence. and it is impossible for them to be separated form Him. The disobedience of the disobedient does not cause Him to without His Mercy and Grace and Grace from His creatures.

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