168. The Three Deeds Most Loved by God

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3-213 أخبرني الخليل بن أحمد السجزي قال: أخبرنا أبوالقاسم البغوي قال: حدثنا علي يعني ابن الجعد قال: أخبرنا شعبة قال: أخبرني الوليد بن العيزار ابن حريثقال: سمعت أبا عمرو الشيباني قال: حدثني صاحب هذه الدار وأشار بيده إلى دار عبد الله بن مسعود قال: سألت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله أي الاعمال أحب إلى الله عز وجل؟ قال: الصلاة لوقتها، قلت: ثم أي شيء؟ قال: بر الوالدين، قلت: ثم أي شيء؟ قال: الجهاد في سبيل الله عز وجل، قال: فحدثني بهذا ولو استزدته لزادني


3-213 Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Sejezy narrated that Abul Qasim al-Boqavy quoted Ali - that is ibn al-Ja’ed, on the authority of Shu’bat, on the authority of Al-Walid ibn Alizar ibn Hareeth that he had heard Aba Amr al-Sheibany while he was pointing to the house of Abdullah ibn Mas’ood say, “The owner of this house narrated that he asked God’s Prophet (MGB), ‘What are the deeds loved by the Honorable the Exalted God?’ The Prophet (MGB) replied, ‘Praying on time.’ Then he asked, ‘What else?’ The Prophet (MGB) said, ‘Being kind to your parents.’ Then he asked, ‘What else?’ The Prophet (MGB) replied, ‘Engaging in a holy war for the sake of the Honorable the Exalted God.’ He added, ‘This is what he told me. He would have told me more if I had asked more.’”