34. Three Characteristics in Doing Good to One’s Brethren

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3-42 حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار قال: حدثني سهل بن زياد الادمي قال: حدثني رجل، وعمر بن عبدالعزيز عن جميل بن دراج قال: قال أبوعبد الله عليه السلام: خياركم سمحاؤكم وشراركم بخلاؤكم، ومن صالح الاعمال البر بالاخوان، والسعي في حوائجهم، وفي ذلك مرغمة للشيطان، وتزحزح عن النيران ودخول الجنان يا جميل أخبر بهذا الحديث غرر أصحابك، قال: فقلت له: جعلت فداك من غرر أصحابي؟ قال: هم البارون بالاخوان في العسر واليسر، ثم قال: يا جميل أما إن صاحب الكثير يهون عليه ذلك، وقد مدح الله عز وجل صاحب القليل، فقال: "وَيُؤْثِرُونَ عَلَى أَنْفُسِهِمْ وَلَوْ كَانَ بِهِمْ خَصَاصَةٌ وَمَنْ يُوقَ شُحَّ نَفْسِهِ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الْمُفْلِحُونَ ."


3-42 Muhammad ibn Musa ibn al-Mutevakil - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar quoted Sahl ibn Zyad al-Adamy, on the authority of someone and Umar ibn Abdul-Aziz, on the authority of Jamil ibn Dur’raj, “Abu Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) said, ‘The best of you are the generous ones, and the worst of you are the miserly ones. Being good is doing good deeds for your brethren and trying to fulfill their needs. Such deeds will debase Satan, free man from the Fire and take him into Paradise. O Jamil! Relate this to the noble ones from amongst your friends.’”Jamil ibn Dur’raj added, “I asked, ‘May I be your ransom! Who are the noble ones from amongst my friends?’ Abu Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) said, ‘They are the ones who are good to their friends both in times of ease and in times of difficulty.’ Then Abu Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) added, ‘O Jamil! This would be easy to do for one who is well-off. The Honorable the Exalted God has praised the act of doing good by those who have very little and has said, ‘… but give them preference over themselves, even though poverty was their (own lot). And those saved from the covetousness of their own souls,- they are the ones that achieve prosperity.’’ ”