275. The reason due to which the Believer has been named as ‘Believer’

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أبي رحمه الله قال: حدثنا حبيب بن الحسين الكوفي قال حدثنا محمد بن الحسين بن أبي الخطاب قال: حدثنا أحمد بن صبيح الاسدي عن زيد الشحام قال: قلت لابي عبد الله (ع) اني سمعتك تقول: نية المؤمن خير من عمله، فكيف تكون النية خيرا من العمل؟ قال: لان العمل ربما كان رياء للمخلوقين، والنية خالصة لرب العالمين، فيعطى تعالى على النية ما لا يعطي على العمل. قال أبو عبد الله (ع) ان العبد لينوي من نهاره أن يصلي بالليل فتغلبه عينه فينام فيثبت الله له صلاته ويكتب نفسه تسبيحا ويجعل نومه عليه صدقة.


1. My father said, ‘Habeeb Bin Al Husayn Al Kufy narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Al Husayn Bin Abu Al Khatab, from Ahmad Bin Sabeeh Al Asady, from Zayd Al Shahaam who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (asws), ‘I heard you (asws) saying: ‘Intention of the Believer is better than his deed’. So how did the intention happen to be better than the deed?’ He (asws) said :’Because the deed, perhaps it is for showing off to the people, and the intention is sincere for the Lord (azwj) of the Worlds. Thus, Allah (azwj) the High Gives upon the intention what he does not Give upon the deed’. Abu Abdullah (asws) said: ‘The servant forms the intention that he would be Praying at night, but his eyes are overcome, so he sleeps. So Allah (azwj) Affirms his Prayer for him, and Writes his breathing as a Glorification, and Makes his sleep as a charity for him’.




أبي رحمه الله قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار عن محمد بن أحمد قال: حدثنا عمران بن موسى عن الحسن بن علي النعمان عن الحسن بن الحسين الانصاري عن بعض رجاله عن أبي جعفر (ع) انه كان يقول: نية المؤمن أفضل من عمله وذلك لانه ينوي من الخير ما لا يدركه، ونية الكافر شر من عمله وذلك لان الكافر ينوي الشر ويأمل من الشر ما لا يدركه.


2. My father said, ‘Muhammad Bin Yahya Al Ataar, from Muhammad Bin Ahmad, from Umran Bin Musa, from Al Hassan Bin Ali Al No’man, from Al Hassan Bin Al Husayn Al Ansary, from one of his men, (It has been narrated) from Abu Ja’far (asws) having said: ‘An intention of the Believer is superior than his deed, and that is because he intends from the good what he has not yet done; and an intention of the Infidel is more evil than his deed, and that is because the Infidel intends the evil and does from the evil what he has not yet done’.