21. God Has Embedded Four Things in Four Other Things

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4-31 حدثنا محمد بن علي ماجيلويه رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا عمي محمد بن أبي القاسم، عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد البرقي، عن القاسم بن يحيى، عن جده الحسن ابن راشد، عن أبي بصير، عن محمد بن مسلم، عن أبي جعفر محمد بن علي الباقر، عن أبيه علي بن الحسين، عن أبيه الحسين بن علي، عن أبيه أمير المؤمنين عليهم السلام قال: إن الله تبارك وتعالى أخفى أربعة في أربعة: أخفى رضاه في طاعته فلا تستصغرن شيئا من طاعته، فربما وافق رضاه وأنت لا تعلم.وأخفى سخطه في معصيته فلا تستصغرن شيئا من معصيته، فربما وافق سخطه معصيته وأنت لا تعلم.وأخفى إجابته في دعوته فلا تستصغرن شيئا من دعائه، فربما وافق إجابته وأنت لا تعلم. وأخفى وليه في عبادة فلا تستصغرن عبدا من عبيد الله، فربما يكون وليه وأنت لا تعلم


4-31 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 Muhammad ibn Khalid al-Barqy, on the authority of Al-Qasim ibn Yahya, on the authority of his grandfather Al-Hassan ibn Rashid, on the authority of Abi Basir, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Muslim, on the authority of Abi Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ali al-Baqir (MGB), on the authority of his father Ali ibn al-Hussein as-Sajjad (MGB), on the authority of his father Al-Hussein ibn Ali (MGB), on the authority of his father the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (MGB), “The Blessed the Sublime God has embedded four things in four other things. He has embedded His Pleasure in His obedience. Therefore, you should not underestimate obedience to God. It may cause God’s Pleasure while you do not know it. God has embedded His Wrath in disobeying Him. Therefore, you should not underestimate any disobedience to God. It may cause God’s Wrath while you do not know about it. God has embedded His Response to supplications. Therefore, you should not underestimate any supplications. It may cause God to respond to you while you do not know about it. God has embedded His Friends amongst His Servants. Therefore, you should not belittle anyone, since he may be a friend of God and you may not know about it.”