24. Punishment for the one who comes to Allah (azwj) from other than His (azwj) Door

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عنه، عن محمد بن علي، عن صفوان بن يحيى، عن اسحاق بن غالب، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام، قال: قال ان حبرا من أحبار بني اسرائيل عبد الله حتى صار مثل الخلال، فأوحى الله إلى نبي من أنبيائه في زمانه: قل له: " وعزتي وجلالي وجبروتي لو انك عبدتني حتى تذوب كما تذوب الالية في القدر ما قبلت منك حتى تأتيني من الباب الذي أمرتك."

1. From him, from Muhammad Bin Ali, from Safwan Bin Yahya, from Is’haq Bin Ghalib, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘A Priest from the Priests of the Children of Israel worshipped Allah (azwj) to the extent that he became like a toothpick. So Allah (azwj) Revealed unto a Prophet (as) from His (azwj) Prophets (as) of that era: “Say to him: “By My (azwj) Honour and My (azwj) Majesty, and My (azwj) Omnipotence! Even if you were to worship Me (azwj) until you melt like the melting of the tool in the (melting) pot, I (azwj) will not Accept from you until you come to Me (azwj) from the Door which I (azwj) have Commanded for (through My (azwj) Hujjat-the Imam/Prophet)’.