2. Reward for having good thoughts about Allah (azwj)

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عنه، عن ابن فضال، عن الحسن بن الجهم، عن بعض أصحابنا، عن أبي - جعفر عليه السلام، قال: يوقف عبد بين يدى الله تعالى يوم القيامة فيأمر به إلى النار فيقول: لا وعزتك ما كان هذا ظنى بك، فيقول: ما كان ظنك بي؟ - فيقول: كان ظنى بك أن تغفر لى، فيقول: قد غفرت لك. قال أبو جعفر عليه السلام: أما والله ما ظن به في الدنيا طرفة عين ولو كان ظن به في الدنيا طرفة عين ما أوقفه ذلك الموقف لما رأى من العفو.


1. From him, from Ibn Fazaal, from Al Hassan Bin Al Jaham, from one of his companions, (It has been narrated) from Abu Ja’far (asws) having said: ‘A servant would pause in front of Allah (azwj) the High on the Day of Judgement, so he would be Commanded with to go to the Fire. So he would be saying, ‘No, by Your (azwj) Honour! This was not my thinking of You (azwj)’. So He (azwj) would be Saying: “What was your thinking about Me (azwj)?” So he would be saying, ‘I thought of You (azwj), that You (azwj) would be Forgiving me’. So Allah (azwj) would be Saying “I (azwj) have Forgiven you”. Abu Ja’far (asws) said: ‘But, by Allah (azwj)! Do not think (inappropriately) about Him (azwj) in the world even for the blink of an eye, and if you did think (inappropriately) about Him (azwj) in the world even for the blink of an eye, you would not pause in that pausing and see anything from the Forgiveness’.




عنه، عن ابن محبوب، عن علي بن رئاب، قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام يقول: يؤتى بعبد يوم القيامة ظالم لنفسه، فيقول الله تعالى له: الم آمرك بطاعتي؟ ألم أنهك عن معصيتى؟ - فيقول: بلى يا رب، ولكن غلبت علي شهوتي، فان تعذبني فبذنبي، لم تظلمنى، فيأمر الله به إلى النار، فيقول: ما كان هذا ظنى بك، فيقول: ما كان ظنك بى؟ - قال كان ظنى بك أحسن الظن، فيأمر الله به إلى الجنة، فيقول الله تبارك وتعالى: لقد نفعك حسن ظنك بى الساعة.


2. From him, from Ibn Mahboub, from Ali Bin Ra’ib who said, ‘I heard Abu Abdullah (asws) saying: ‘They will come with a servant on the Day of Judgement who had been unjust to himself (sinned). So Allah (azwj) the High would be Saying to him: “Did I (azwj) not Command you to obey Me (azwj)? Did I (azwj) not Forbid you from disobeying Me (azwj)?” So he would be saying, ‘Yes, O Lord (azwj)! But my lustful desires overcame me, so if You (azwj) were to Punish me for my sins, You (azwj) would not be unjust to me’. So Allah (azwj) would Command for him to be in the Fire. So he would be saying, ‘This was not my thinking of You (azwj)’. So He (azwj) would be Saying: “What was your thinking of Me (azwj)?” He would say, ‘My thoughts of You (azwj) were good thoughts’. So Allah (azwj) Would Command him to be in the Paradise. So Allah (azwj) Blessed and High would Say: “I (azwj) have Excused you due to your good thoughts of Me (azwj) for a moment’.