68. Two Characteristics Loved by the Honorable the Exalted God in the Heavens and by the People on Earth

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2-84 حدثنا محمد بن علي ماجيلويه رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد بن أحمد، عن أبي سعيد الآدمي، عن إبراهيم بن داود اليعقوبي، عن أخيه سليمان بن داود باسناده رفعه قال: قال رجل للنبي صلى الله عليه وآله: يارسول الله علمني شيئا إذا أنا فعلته أحبني الله من السماء وأحبني الناس من الارض، فقال له: ارغب فيما عند الله عز وجل يحبك الله، وازهد فيما عند الناس يحبك الناس


2-84 Muhammad ibn Ali Majiluyih - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar quoted Muhammad ibn Ahmad, on the authority of Abi Sa’id al-Adamy, on the authority of Ibrahim ibn Davood al-Yaqoobi, on the authority of his brother Suleiman ibn Davood who linked it up through a chain of narrators to God’s Prophet (MGB) and said, “A man told the Prophet (MGB), ‘O Prophet of God! Please let me know of something which I do and be loved by God in the heavens and by the people on the Earth.’ The Prophet (MGB) told him, ‘Be inclined to what is near the Honorable the Exalted God to be loved by God, and abstain from what is near the people to be loved by the people.’”