110. Three Acts to Perfect Good Deeds

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3-143 حدثنا محمد بن علي ماجيلويه رضي الله عنه، عن عمه محمد بن أبي القاسم، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله، عن أبيه، عن سعدان بن مسـلم، عن حـاتم، عنأبى عبد الله عليه السلام قال: رأيت المعروف لا يصلح إلا بثلاث خصال: تصغيره وستره وتعجيله، فانك إذا صغرته عظمته عند من تصنعه إليه، وإذا سترته تممته، وإذا عجلته هنئته وإن كان غير ذلك محقته ونكدته


3-143 Muhammad ibn Ali Majiluyih - may God be pleased with him - narrated that his uncle Muhammad ibn Abil-Qasim quoted on the authority of Ahmad ibn Aba Abdullah, on the authority of his father, on the authority of Sa’dan ibn Muslim, on the authority of Hatam that Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) said, “Good deeds will not be perfected unless youdo the following three acts: underestimate them, cover them up, and expedite them. They will be well-noticed by those to whom you do a favour once you underestimate them. They will be perfected when you cover them up. And they will be enjoyed by those to whom you do the favour if you expedite them. Otherwise, you would spoil them.”