34. The intention

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عنه، عن الحسين بن يزيد النوفلي، عن إسماعيل بن أبي زياد السكوني، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: نية المرء خير من عمله، ونية الفاجر شر من عمله، وكل عامل يعمل بنيته.


1. From him, from Al Husayn Bin Yazeed Al Nowfaly, from Ismail Bin Abu Ziyad Al Sakuny, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) said: ‘Intention of a person is better than his deed, and an intention of the immoral is more evil than his deed, and every worker works by his intention’.




عنه، عن محمد بن الحسن بن شمون البصري، عن عبد الله بن عمرو بن الاشعث، عن عبد الرحمن بن حماد الانصاري، عن عمرو بن شمر، عن جابر قال: قال لي أبو - جعفر (ع): يا جابر يكتب للمؤمن في سقمه من العمل الصالح ما كان يكتب في صحته، ويكتب للكافر في سقمه من العمل السئ ما كان يكتب في صحته (قال:) ثم قال: يا جابر ما أشد هذا من حديث!؟


2. From him, from Muhammad Bin Al Hassan Bin Shamoun Al Basry, from Abdullah Bin Amro Bin Al Ash’as, from Abdul Rahman Bin Hamaad Al Ansary, from Amro Bin Shimr, from Jabir who said, ‘Abu Ja’far (a.s.) said to me: ‘O Jabir! The good deeds are Written for the Believer during his illness, which he used to do during his good health. And the evil deeds are Written for the Infidel during his illness, which he used to do during his good health’. Then the Imam (a.s.) said: ‘O Jabir! What is more severe than this Hadeeth!?’




عنه، عن جعفر بن محمد الاشعث، عن ابن القداح، عن أبي عبد الله، عن أبيه (عليهما السلام) قال: صلى النبي صلى الله عليه وآله صلوة وجهر فيها بالقراءة، فلما انصرف قال لاصحابه: هل أسقطت شيئا في القراءة؟ - (قال:) فسكت القوم، فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وآله: أفيكم أبي بن كعب؟ - فقالوا: نعم، فقال: هل أسقطت فيها بشئ؟ - قال: نعم يا رسول الله. إنه كان كذا وكذا، فغضب صلى الله عليه وآله ثم قال: ما بال أقوام يتلى عليهم كتاب الله فلا يدرون ما يتلى عليهم منه ولا ما يترك! هكذا هلكت بنو إسرائيل، حضرت أبدانهم وغابت قلوبهم، ولا يقبل الله صلوة عبد لا يحضر قلبه مع بدنه


3. From him, from Ja’far Bin Muhammad Al Ash’as, from Ibn Al Qadah, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (a.s.), from his (a.s.) father (a.s.) having said: ‘The Prophet (saww) Prayed a Prayer and recited loudly in it. So when he (saww) had finished, he (saww) said to his (saww) companions: ‘Did I (saww) drop anything in the recitation?’ The people were silent. So the Prophet (saww) said: ‘Is there among you Ubayy Bin Ka’ab?’ So they said, ‘Yes’. So he (saww) said: ‘Did I (saww) drop anything in it?’ He said, ‘Yes, O Rasool-Allah (saww)! It was such and such’. So he (saww) was angered, then said: ‘What is the matter with a people, the Book of Allah (azwj) is recited to them, so they do not know what is being recited to them from it nor what is being neglected? This is how the Children of Israel were destroyed. Their bodies were present and their hearts were absent. And Allah (azwj) does not Accept a Prayer of a servant, whose heart is not present along with his body’.




عنه، عن الوشاء، عن الحسن بن علي بن فضال، عن المثنى الحناط، عن محمد بن مسلم قال: قال أبو عبد الله (عليه السلام): من حسنت نيته زاد الله في رزقه.


4. From him, from Al Washa, from Al Hassan Bin Ali Bin Fazaal, from Al Masny Al Hanaat, from Muhammad Bin Muslim who said, ‘Abu Abdullah (a.s.) said: ‘The one who improves his intention, Allah (azwj) Increases his sustenance’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن أبي المغرا، عن إسحاق بن عمار ويونس قالا: سالنا أبا عبد الله (ع) عن قول الله تعالى: خذوا ما آتينا كم بقوة " أقوة في الابدان أو قوة في القلب؟ - قال: فيهما جميعا.


5. From him, from his father, from Ibn Abu Umeyr, from Abu Al Magra, from Is’haq Bin Amaar and Yunus who both said, ‘We asked Abu Abdullah (a.s.) about the Words of Allah (azwj) the High [2:63] Take hold of what We have Given you with firmness, is the strength of the bodies of the strength of the heart?’ The Imam (a.s.) said: ‘Both of these together’.




عنه، عن ابن محبوب، عن أبي بصير، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: إن العبد المؤمن الفقير ليقول: يا رب ارزقني حتى أفعل كذا وكذا من البر ووجوه الخير، فإذا علم الله ذلك منه بصدق نيته كتب الله له من الاجر مثل ما يكتب له لو عمله إن الله واسع كريم.


6. From him, from Ibn Mahboub, from Abu Baseer, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘The poor believing servant says, ‘O Lord (azwj)! Give me sustenance until I do such and such from the righteous deeds and in a good perspective’. So if Allah (azwj) Knows that from him, being with the true intention, Allah (azwj) Writes for him the Recompense similar to what He (azwj) would have Written for him if he had actually done it. Allah (azwj) is Extensively Benevolent’.




عنه، عن بعض أصحابنا، بلغ بن خيثمة بن عبد الرحمن الجعفي قال: سأل عيسى بن عبد الله القمى أبا عبد الله (ع) وأنا حاضر فقال: ما العبادة؟ - فقال: حسن النية بالطاعة من الوجه الذي يطاع الله منه. وفي حديث آخر قال: حسن النية بالطاعة من الوجه الذي أمر به.


7. From him, from one of our companions, delivered from Khaysama Bin Abdul Rahman Al Ju’fy who said, ‘Isa Bin Abdullah Al-Qama asked Abu Abdullah (a.s.) and I was present, so he said, ‘What is the worship?’ So he (a.s.) said: ‘Goodness of intention along with the obedience towards His (azwj) Cause, this is the Obedience of Allah (azwj)’. And in another Hadeeth, he (a.s.) said: ‘Goodness of the intention with the obedience towards His (azwj) Cause through which He (azwj) has Commanded’.




عنه، عن محمد بن الحسن بن شمون البصري، عن عبد الله بن عمرو بن الاشعث، عن عبد الله بن حماد الانصاري، عن الصباح بن يحيى المزني، عن الحارث بن حصيرة، عن الحكم بن عيينة قال: لما قتل أمير المؤمنين (ع) الخوارج يوم النهروان قام إليه رجل فقال: يا أمير المؤمنين طوبى لنا إذ شهدنا معك هذا الموقف وقتلنا معك هؤلاء الخوارج، فقال أمير المؤمنين (ع): والذي فلق الحبة وبرأ النسمة لقد شهدنا في هذا الموقف أناس لم يخلق الله آبائهم ولا أجدادهم بعد، فقال الرجل: وكيف شهدنا قوم لم يخلقوا؟ - قال: بلى، قوم يكونون في آخر الزمان يشركوننا فيما نحن فيه وهم يسلمون لنا، فأولئك شركأونا فيما كنا فيه حقا حقا.


8. From him, form Muhammad Bin Al Hassan Bin Shamoun Al Basry, from Abdullah Bin Amro Bin Al Ash’as, from Abdullah Bin Hamaad Al Ansary, from Al Sabaah Bin Yahya Al Mazny, from Al Haris Bin Haseyra, from Al Hakam Bin Ayayna who said, ‘When Amir-ul-Momineen (a.s.) killed the Khawarijites on the day of (the battle of) Naharwaan, a man stood up to him (a.s.) and said, ‘O Amir-ul-Momineen (a.s.)! Good news for us that we are present with you (a.s.) at this place, and fought alongside you (a.s.) against these Khawarijites’. So Amir-ul-Momineen (a.s.) said: ‘By the One (azwj) Who Split the seed and formed the person, there are present with us at this place, a people whom Allah (azwj) has neither Created their fathers yet, nor their grandfathers’. So the man said, ‘And how can a people be present with us who have yet to be Created?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Yes. A people would be coming into being at the end of the times, they are partners with us in what we are in, and they would be submitting to us (a.s.). So they are our partners in what we were in, truly, truly’.




عنه، عن محمد بن سلمة رفعه قال: قال أمير المؤمنين صلوات الله عليه. إنما يجمع الناس الرضا والسخط، فمن رضى أمرا فقد دخل فيه، ومن سخطه فقد خرج منه.


9. From him, from Muhammad Bin Salma, raising it, said, ‘Amir-ul-Momineen (a.s.) said: ‘But rather, there is gathered together in the people, the happiness and the anger. So the one who is happy with a matter, so he is included in it, and the one who is angry at it, so he is outside from it’.




عنه، عن محمد بن إسماعيل بن بزيع، عن جعفر بن بشير، عن عبد الكريم بن عمرو الخثعمي، عن سليمان بن خالد، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: لو أن أهل السماوات والارض لم يحبوا أن يكونوا شهدوا مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله لكانوا من أهل النار.


10. From him, from Muhammad Bin Ismail Bin Bazi’e, from Ja’far Bin Basheer, from Abdul Kareem Bin Amro Al Khash’amy, from Suleyman Bin Khalid, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘If the inhabitants of the skies and the earth do not love to be present with Rasool-Allah (saww), they would become from the inhabitants of the Fire’.




عنه، عن علي بن الحكم، عن أبي عروة السلمي، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: إن الله يحشر الناس على نياتهم يوم القيامة.


11. From him, from Ali Bin Al Hakam, from Abu Urwat Al Salmy, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘Allah (azwj) would Gather the people upon their intentions on the Day of Judgement’.