26. Characteristics of the Believer

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عنه، عن أبيه عن النضر، عن يحيى الحلبي، عن ابن مسكان، عن زرارةسئل أبو عبد الله عليه السلام وأنا جالس عن قول الله عزوجل: " من جاء بالحسنة فله عشر أمثالها " يجري لهؤلاء ممن لا يعرف منهم هذا الامر؟ - فقال: انما هذه للمؤمنين خاصة، فقلت له: أصلحك الله، أ رأيت من صام و صلى و اجتنب المحارم و حسن ورعه ممن لا يعرف و لا ينصب؟ فقال: «إن الله يدخل أولئك الجنة برحمته».

1. From him, from his father, from Al Nazar, from Yahya Al Halby, from Ibn Muskaan, from Zarara who said, ‘Abu Abdullah (asws) was asked and I was seated, about the Words of Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic [6:160] Whoever comes with a good deed, he shall have ten like it, does this flow for those one who do not recognise this matter (Al-Wilayah) amongst you (asws)?’ So he (asws) said: ‘But rather, it is for the Believers especially’. So I said to him (asws), ‘May Allah (azwj) Keep you well! What do you (asws) say for the ones who Fast, and Pray, and keep away from the Prohibitions, and are good and pious, and are not hostile (to you (asws))?’ So he (asws) said: ‘Allah (azwj) may Enter them into the Paradise due to His (azwj) Mercy’.

عنه، عن محمد بن علي، عن محمد بن أسلم، عن الخطاب الكوفي ومصعب بن عبد الله الكوفي قالا: دخل سدير الصيرفي على أبي عبد الله عليه السلام وعنده جماعة من أصحابه، فقال له: يا سدير لا تزال شيعتنا مرعبين محفوظين مستورين معصومين ما أحسنوا النظر لانفسهم فيما بينهم وبين خالقهم وصحت نياتهم لائمتهم وبروا اخوانهم فعطفوا على ضعيفهم وتصدقوا على ذوى الفاقة منهم، انا لا نأمر بظلم ولكنا نأمركم بالورع الورع الورع والمواساة المواساة المواساة لاخوانكم فان أولياء الله لم يزالوا مستضعفين قليلين منذ خلق الله آدم عليه السلام

2. From him, form Muhammad Bin Ali, from Muhammad Bin Aslam, from Al Khataab Al Kufy and Mas’ab Bin Abdullah Al Kufy who both said, ‘Sudeyr Al-Sayrafi came up to Abu Abdullah (asws) and in his (asws) presence was a group of his (asws) companions, so he (asws) said to him: ‘O Sudeyr! Our (asws) Shiah have never ceased to be intimidated, protective, concealed, innocent. How beautiful is to look at them with regard to what is between them and their Creator (azwj), and the well-being of their sincere intentions to their Imams (asws) and they respect for their brethren, and sympathise with the weak ones, and are charitable to the ones with the starvation among them. We (asws) do not order for the injustice, but we (asws) order you for the piety, the piety, the piety, and the equality, and the equality, and the equality to your brethren, for the friends of Allah (azwj) have never ceased to be weak, few in number, since Allah (azwj) Created Adam (as)’.

وروى عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام، قال: ستة لا تكون في مؤمن، قيل: وما هي العسر والنكد واللجاجة والكذب والحسد والبغى، وقال: لا يكون المؤمن مجازفا.

3. And it has been reported, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘Six (things) cannot come to be in a Believer’. It was said, ‘And what are these?’ He (asws) said: ‘(1) The insolvency (bankruptcy), (2) and the moaning (complaining), and (3) the hard-heartedness, and (4) the lies, and (5) the envy, and (6) the rebellion’. And he (asws) said: ‘The Believer does not become reckless (careless)’.