Message Number 24 Ahead to the Arrival :
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and the Compassionate
Knowing the Truth of Ourselves (Second Section) The Secret of Fatemeh (A.S.) How and Why did prophets become prophet, Imams become Imam, great servants of Allah become great servants of Allah, and especially Fatemeh has become Fatemeh? First of all, it is because of her being Shia. She was a Shia -a true follower- of the holy Prophet (PBUH) and Ali (A.S.); and in the second place, it was because of her midnight prayings, her closeness to God and her pure heart. “And verily of his Shia(Ali’s follower) was Abraham; When he (Abraham) came to his Lord with a pure heart” (the Holy Quran, 37: 84) If your heart becomes pure like the heart of Abraham and truly follows Allah, then you are a true Shia. He was like that and got close to God with a pure heart and as a true follower of God’s commands. (Tafsir al-Borhan, Commentary of the above mentioned verse, 6th Vol., Page 219, Hekmat 2) God created us to be mirrors of His Divine Attributes. This can be achieved by knowing oneself.
So we - the Shia of Ali(A.S.) - must ask Allah Almighty with a pure heart and with the mediation of Ahlul-Bayt(A.S.) to give us that true understanding and knowledge of ourselves From Imam Komeini's poems: Tell Him: kindly have a little look at us, have a little talk to your sore truehearted We are lovers and burned of your absence fire Throw water with foam to please your lover