70. God Has Honored His Servants with Three Things

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3-87 حدثنا أحمد بن محمد بن يحيى العطار رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله قال: حدثني محمد بن عبدالجبار، عن محمد بن إسماعيل، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن هشام بن سالم، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: إن الله عز وجل يقول: إني تطولت على عبادي بثلاث: ألقيت عليهم الريح بعد الروح ولو لا ذلك ما دفن حميم حميا، وألقيت عليهم السلوة بعد المصيبة ولو لا ذلك لم يتهن أحد منهم بعيشه، وخلقت هذه الدابة وسلطتها على الحنطة والشعير ولولا ذلك لكنزهما ملوكهم كما ينكزون الذهب والفضة

3-87 Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Sa’ed ibn Abdullah quoted Muhammad ibn Abdul Jab’bar, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Isma’il, on the authority of Ibn Abi Umayr, on the authority of Hisham ibn Salim that Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) said, “Indeed God the Honorable the exalted has said, ‘I have honored my servants by granting them three blessings. First, I have made their corpse stink after their soul leaves their body. Had it not been so, no one’s relatives would ever bury their deceased loved ones. I have granted them a relief after mourning. Had it not been so, no one could enjoy life. I have created bugs and gave them dominion over wheat and barely. Had it not been so, the Kings and the rulers would have stored them in their houses just as they store gold and silver.”