Imam Hassan al-‘Askari [as] said:
"The scholars of our followers (Shi’ah) are the guards of the bounds of Islam. Then, anyone of our followers who undertakes this (duty) is superior to the one who fights in the battle against the Romans, (because this one defends the theological bounds of our followers)."
[AI-Ihtijaj, vol. 2, p. 155]
Imam al-Reza (as) said:
"May the Mercy of Allah be upon the servant who keeps alive our commandment." Then the person attending the Imam asked him [a] how their commandment could be kept alive and he [a] replied: "He (can) learn our sciences and teach them to people. In fact, if people knew (the merits and) the goodness of our statements, surely they would follow us."
[Ma’ani-ul-Akhbar, p.180 & ‘Uyun-il-Akhbar-ir-Rida, vol.1, p. 207]
- The two beautiful smiles we have in the picture are: Sayyed Muhammad Baqir al-Qazwini [May Allah Protect him] greeting his uncle the The Respected Shaheed Ayatallah Muhammad Retha al-Shirazi [ra], may Allah shower both of them with his infinite mercy and blessings this picture is just beautiful.