65. Religion Is the Same as Love

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1-74 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم بن هـاشم، عن أبيـه،عن ابن أبي عمير، عن محمد بن حمران، عن سعيد بن يسار قال: قال لي أبوعبد الله عليه السلام: هل الدين إلا الحب؟ إن الله عز وجل يقول: قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ


1-74 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ali ibn Ibrahim ibn Hashim quoted on theauthority of his father, on the authority of Ibn Abi Umayr, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Himran, on the authority of Sa’id ibn Yasar that Abu Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) told him, “Is religion anything but love? God the Honorable the Exalted said,‘Say, ‘If ye do love God, Follow me: God will love you …’’”