27. Between fear and hope

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27 - وبالإسناد الأول عن علي بن مهزيار، عن محمد بن سنان عن الحسن بن أبي سارة قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله جعفر بن محمد صلوات الله عليهما يقول: لا يكون [المؤمن] مؤمنا حتى يكون خائفا راجيا، ولا يكون خائفا راجيا حتى يكون عاملا لما يخاف ويرجو .


27. And with the first chain of narration from ‘Ali ibn Mahzyar, from Muhammad ibn Sinan, from al-Husayn ibn Abi Sarah, who said: I heard Abu Abdillah Ja’far ibn Muhammad, peace be upon them both, say: "A believer does not become a (true and steadfast) Mu’min, till he comes to a situation of being both, fearful as well as hopeful. And that does not occur till he starts performing deeds as one who fears and (also) hopes."