1. Illness purifies a person of his sins

Back to book

1 - قال: أخبرني أبو بكر محمد بن عمر بن سالم الجعابي قال: حدثنا أبو عبد الله جعفر بن محمد الحسني قال: حدثنا الفضل بن القاسم قال: حدثني أبي، عن جدي، عن أبيه، عن جده عبد الله بن محمد بن عقيل بن أبي طالب قال: سمعت علي بن الحسين زين العابدين عليهما السلام يقول: ما اختلج عرق ولا صدع مؤمن إلا بذنبه، وما يعفو الله عنه أكثر، وكان إذا رأى المريض قد برئ قال: ليهنئك الطهر من الذنوب، فاستأنف العمل.


1. He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Umar ibn Salim al-Ji’abi reported to me from Abu Abdillah Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Hasani, who reported from al-Fadl ibn al-Qasim, who reported from his father, from his grandfather, who reported from his father, that Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Aqil. ibn Abi Talib who said: I heard ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn, Zainul Abedeen (as) say: "A nerve (of a Mu’min) does not twitch, nor does he have a headache except because of his sins. And that which Allah forgives is much more." And whenever he saw a sick person having recovered, he would say: "May the purification from the sins do you good! Now start (good) deeds all over again."