24. Five characteristics which God and His Prophet love

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5-29 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله قال: حدثنا أحمد ابن أبي عبد الله البرقي، عن الحسن بن محبوب، عن هشام بن سالم، عن أبي عبيدة الحذاء، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: اتي النبي صلى الله عليه وآله باسارى، فأمر بقتلهم وخلى رجلا من بينهم، فقال الرجل: يا نبي الله كيف أطلقت عني من بينهم؟ فقال: أخبرني جبرئيل عن الله جل جلاله أن فيك خمس خصال يحبها الله ورسوله: الغيرة الشديدة على حرمك، والسخاء، وحسن الخلق، وصدق اللسان، والشجاعة، فلما سمعها الرجل أسلم وحسن إسلامه وقاتل مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله قتالا شديدا حتى استشهد


5-29 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Sa’ed ibn Abdullah quoted on the authority of Ahmad ibn Aba Abdullah Al-Barqy, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Mahboob, on the authority of Hisham ibn Salim, on the authority of Abi Ubaydat al-Haza’a that Abi Ja’far al-Baqir (MGB) said, “They brought several captives to the Prophet (MGB). He ordered all but one off them to be killed. That captive asked, ‘O Prophet of God! Why did you free me from amongst us?’ The Prophet (MGB) said, ‘Gabriel informed me that God - may His Majesty be Exalted - said that you have five characteristics which God and His Prophet (MGB) love: serious zeal about your family, generosity, being good-tempered, honesty, and bravery.’ When the man heard this, he accepted Islam and became a good Muslim. He accompanied the Prophet in a holy war, really fought hard and was martyred.”