103. Three Things regarding When Wise Men Write to Each Other

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3-133 حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم بن هاشم، عن أبيه عن النوفلي، عن السكوني، عن جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن آبائه، عن أمير المؤمنين عليهم السلام قال: كانت الفقهاء والحكماء إذا كاتب بعضهم بعضا كتبوا ثلاثة ليس معهن رابعة: من كانت الآخرة همته كفاه الله همه من الدنيا، ومن أصلح سريرته أصلح الله علانيته، ومن أصلح فيما بينه وبين الله عز وجل أصلح الله فيما بينه وبين الناس

3-133 Muhammad ibn Musa ibn al-Mutevakil - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ali ibn Ibrahim ibn Hashim quoted his father, on the authority of Al-Nawfaly, on the authority of Al-Sakoony, on the authority of Ja’far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq (MGB), on the authority of his father (MGB), on the authority of his forefathers (MGB) that the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (MGB) said, “When some of the wise men and the jurisprudents write each other they write about three things as follows. God will provide for the worldly affairs of whoever engages in preparations for the Hereafter. God will purify the appearance of whoever purifies his inner soul. God will improve the relationship between the people and whoever improves his relationship with God.”