68. Reason for the enthusiasm upon the Prayer, and reason for the Forbiddance from the atonement, and reason for the Forbiddance from the standing to the Prayer upon other than the tranquillity and dignity

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حدثنا محمد بن على ماجيلويه قال: حدثنا علي بن ابراهيم عن أبيه عن حماد عن حريز عن زرارة عن أبى جعفر (ع) قال: عليك بالاقبال على صلاتك فانما يحسب لك منها ما أقبلت عليه منها بقلبك ولا تعبث فيها بيدك ولا برأسك ولا بلحيتك ولا تحدث نفسك ولا تتثأب ولا تتمط ولا تكفر فانما يفعل ذلك المجوس ولا تقولن إذا فرغت من قرائتك آمين فان شئت قلت الحمد الله رب العالمين وقال لا تلثم ولا يختفر ولا تقع على قدميك ولا تفترش ذراعيك ولا تفرقع أصابعك فان ذلك كله نقصان في الصلاة وقال لا تقم إلى الصلاة متكاسلا ولا متناعسا ولا متثاقلا فانها من خلال النفاق وقد نهى الله عزوجل المؤمنين ان يقوموا إلى الصلاة وهم سكارى - يعنى من النوم - وقال للمنافقين (وإذا قاموا إلى الصلاة قاموا كسالى يراؤن الناس ولا يذكرون الله إلا قليلا).


1. Muhammad Bin Ali Majaylawiya narrated to us, from Ali Bin Ibrahim, from his father, from Hamaad, from Hareyz, from Zarara, Abu Ja’far (asws) has said: ‘It is upon you for the enthusiasm upon your Prayer, for it would be Reckoned for you from it what your heart accept from it. And during it, do not tamper with your hands, nor with your head, nor with your beard, nor discuss with yourself, nor yawn, nor stretch your muscles, nor blaspheme. But rather, these are the action of the Magians. And do not be saying, when you are free from the recitation, ‘Amen’, for it you so like to, say, ‘The Praise is for Allah (azwj) Lord (azwj) of the Worlds’. And he (asws) said: ‘Neither veil yourself, nor display shyness, nor fall upon your feet, nor stretch your arms out upon the ground, nor pop your fingers, for it (all of) these are faults in the Prayer’. And he (asws) said: ‘Do not stand to the Prayer slouching, nor shuffling, nor sluggishly, for these are from the hypocrisy, and Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic has Forbidden the Believers that they should be standing to the Prayer and they are intoxicated Meaning from the sleep and Said for the hypocrites [4:142] and when they stand up for the Prayer they stand up sluggishly; they do it only to be seen of men and do not remember Allah except for a little’.