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قال أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي: حدثنا أبي مرسلا قال: قال أبو عبد الله (ع): أفضل العبادة العلم بالله.


1. Ahmad Bin Abu Abdullah Al Barqy said, ‘My father narrated to me by an unbroken chain saying, ‘Abu Abdullah (asws) said: ‘The highest of the worship is the knowing about Allah (azwj)’.




عنه، عن النوفلي، عن السكوني، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) عن آبائه عن أمير المؤمنين (ع) قال: أفضل عبادة المؤمن انتظار فرج الله.


2. From him, from Al Nowfaly, from Al Sakuny, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws), from his (asws) forefathers (asws), from Amir-ul-Momineen (asws) having said: ‘The highest worship of the Believer is awaiting the Relief (Al-Qaim (asws)) of Allah (azwj)’.




عنه، عن النوفلي، عن السكوني، عن أبي عبد الله، عن آبائه (ع) قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: أفضل العبادة قول: " لا اله إلا الله، ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله " وخير الدعاء الاستغفار ثم تلا النبي صلى الله عليه وآله: " فاعلم أنه لا إله إلا الله واستغفر لذنبك ".


3. From him, from Al Nowfaly, from Al Sakuny, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws), from his (asws) forefathers (asws) having said: ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) said: ‘The highest worship is the speech that, ‘There is no god except for Allah (azwj), and there is no Power of Might except by Allah (azwj), and the best of the supplications is the seeking of the Forgiveness’. Then the Prophet (saww) recited [47:19] So know that there is no god but Allah, and, ask Forgiveness for your sin’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن أحمد بن النضر، عن علي بن هارون، عن الاصبغ بن نباتة قال: قال لي أبو أيوب الانصاري قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله لعلي: إن الله زينك بزينة لم يزين العباد بشئ أحب إلى الله منها ولا أبلغ عنده منها، الزهد في الدنيا، وإن الله قد أعطاك ذلك وجعل الدنيا لا تنال منك شيئا، وجعل لك من ذلك سيماء تعرف بها


4. From him, from his father, from Ahmad Bin Al Nazar, from Ali Bin Haroun, from Al Asbagh Bin Nabata who said, ‘Abu Ayoub Al Ansary said to me, ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) said to Ali (asws): ‘Allah (azwj) has Adorned you (asws) with an adornment which He (azwj) has not Adorned the servants with a thing more beloved to Allah (azwj) than it, nor more eloquent in His (azwj) Presence than it the asceticism in the word. And Allah (azwj) has Given that to you (asws), and Made the world such that it would not achieve anything from you (asws), and Made for you (asws) from that, a mark, you (asws) can be recognised by’.




عنه، عن عبد الرحمن بن حماد، عن حنان بن سدير، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: قال الله: ما تحبب إلي عبدى بشئ أحب الي مما افترضته عليه، وإنه ليتحبب إلي بالنافلة حتى أحبه، فإذا أحببته كنت سمعه الذي يسمع به وبصره الذي يبصر به، و لسانه الذي ينطق به، ويده التي يبطش بها، ورجله التي يمشى بها، إذا دعاني أجبته، وإذا سألني أعطيته، وما ترددت في شئ أنا فاعله كترددى في موت مؤمن يكره الموت وأنا أكره مساءته.


5. From him, from Abdul Rahman Bin Hamaad, from Hanaan Bin Sudeyr, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) said: ‘Allah (azwj) Said: “Nothing Endears Me (azwj) more to My (azwj) servant with something more Beloved to me from what I (azwj) have Obligated upon him, that he should gift to Me (azwj) with the Optional Prayers until I (azwj) love him. So when I (azwj) Love him, I (asws) would be his ears which he hears with, and his vision which he sees with, and his tongue which he speaks with, and his hands which he strikes with, and his feet which he walks with. When he supplicates to Me (azwj), I (azwj) shall Answer him; and when he asks Me (azwj), I (azwj) shall Give it to him. And I (azwj) do not Hesitate in anything which I (azwj) do like I (azwj) Hesitate with regards to the death of a Believer. He hates the death, and I Hate to Pain him’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن محمد بن سنان وعبد الله بن المغيرة، عن طلحة بن زيد، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) إن رجلا من خثعم جاء إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فقال له: أخبرني ما أفضل الاسلام؟ - فقال: الايمان بالله، قال: ثم ماذا؟ - قال: صلة الرحم، قال: ثم ماذا؟ - فقال: الامر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر.


6. From him, from his father, from Muhammad Bin Sinan and Abdullah Bin Al Mugheira, from Talha Bin Zayd, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘A man from Khas’am came to Rasool-Allah (saww) and said to him (saww), ‘Inform me, what is the highest of the Islam?’ So Rasool Allah (saww) said: ‘The Imaan (belief) in Allah (azwj)’. He said, ‘Then what?’ He (saww) said: ‘Maintaining relations with the relatives’. He said, ‘Then what?’ So he (saww) said: ‘The enjoining of the good and the forbidding from the evil’.




عنه، عن الوشاء، عن مثنى، عن منصور بن حازم، قال: قلت لابي عبد الله (ع): أي الاعمال أفضل؟ - قال: الصلوة لوقتها وبر الوالدين والجهاد في سبيل الله.


7. From him, from Al Washa, from Masny, from Mansour Bin Hazim who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (asws), ‘Which deed is the highest?’ He (asws) said: ‘The Prayer at its (prescribed) time, and goodness with the parents, and the Jihad in the Way of Allah (azwj)’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن عبد الله بن الفضل، عن خاله محمد بن سليمان، رفعه قال: أخذ رجل بلجام دابة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فقال: يا رسول الله أي الاعمال أفضل؟ - قال: إطعام الطعام وإطياب الكلام.


8. From him, from his father, from Abdullah Biin Al Fazal, from his uncle Muhammad Bin Suleyman, raising it, said, ‘A man grabbed the reins of the animal of Rasool-Allah (saww) and said, ‘O Rasool-Allah (saww)! Which deed is the highest?’ He (saww) said: ‘Feeding the food, and the goodness of the speech’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن النضر بن سويد، عن يحيى الحبي، عن مفرق، عن أبي - حمزة، عن أبي جعفر (ع) قال: أفضل العبادة عفة بطن وفرج وما شئ أحب إلي الله من أن يسأل، وإن أسرع الشر عقوبة البغى، وإن أسرع الخير ثوابا البر، وكفى بالمرء عيبا أن يبصر من الناس ما يعمى عنه عن نفسه، أو ينهى الناس عما لا يستطيع التحول عنه، و أن يؤذى جليسه بما لا يعنيه.


9. From him, from his father, from Al Nazar Bin Suweyd, from Yahya Al Halby, from Mafraq, from Abu Hamza, (It has been narrated) from Abu Ja’far (asws) having said: ‘The highest of the worship is the (preservation of the) chastity of the stomach and the private parts. And there is nothing which is more Beloved to Allah (azwj) than to ask, and that the quickest consequence of the evil is the Punishment for the rebellion, and the quickest for the good is the Reward for the righteousness. And it suffices as a fault with the person that he should look from the people what he is blind from it about himself, or prevent the people from what he does not have the ability to change from it, and that he should harm those seated in his gathering with what is of no concern of his’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن النضر، عن يحيى الحلبي، عن معلى بن عثمان، عن أبي - بصير، عن أبي جعفر، (ع) قال: قال له رجل: إني ضعيف العمل، قليل الصلوة، قليل الصوم، ولكن أرجو أن لا آكل إلا حلالا ولا أنكح إلا حلالا، فقال: وأي جهاد أفضل من عفة بطن وفرج؟!


10. From him, from his father, from Al Nazar, from Yahya Al Halby, from Moala Bin Usman, from Abu Baseer, (It has been narrated) from Abu Ja’far (asws) having said: ‘A man said to him (asws), ‘I am of weak deeds, few Prayers, few Fasts, but I am hopeful that I have not eaten (anything) except for the Permissible, and did not marry except by the Permissible (way)’. So the Imam (asws) said: ‘And which Jihad is higher than (the preservation of) the chastity of the stomach and the private parts?’




عنه، عن النوفلي، عن السكوني، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) عن آبائه، (ع) قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: أفضل الجهاد من أصبح لا يهم بظلم أحد


11. From him, from Al Nowfaly, from Al Sakuny, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws), from his (asws) forefathers (asws) having said: ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) said: ‘The highest Jihad is that one becomes such that he is not concerned about doing injustice to anyone’.




عنه، عن الوشاء، عن مثنى الحناط، عن أبي حمزة الثمالي، قال: قال أبو - عبد الله (ع): ما من قطرة أحب إلى الله من قطرة دمع في سواد الليل، يقطرها العبد مخافة من الله، لا يريد بها غيره، وما من جرعة يتجرعها عبد أحب إلى الله من جرعة غيظ يتجرعها عبد، يرددها في قلبه، إما بصبر وإما بحلم.


12. From him, from Al Washa, from Masny Al Hanaat, from Abu Hamza Al Sumaly who said, ‘Abu Abdullah (asws) said: ‘There is no drop more beloved to Allah (azwj) than the drop of tear during the darkness of the night, shed by the servant in fear from Allah (azwj), not intending by it anyone else. And there is none from the swallowings which a servant swallows, more Beloved to Allah (azwj) than the swallowing of the anger which a servant swallows, returning it back to his heart, be it by patience or by forebearance’.




عنه، عن محمد بن علي، عن عبد الرحمن بن محمد بن أبي هاشم، عن عنبسة العابد، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: إن الله يحب العبد أن يطلب إليه في الجرم - العظيم، ويبغض العبد أن يستخف بالجرم اليسير.


13. From him, from Muhammad Bin Ali, from Abdul Rahman Bin Muhammad Bin Abu Hashim, from Anbasa Al Aabid, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘Allah (azwj) Loves the servant who seeks (Forgiveness) to him regarding the great crime (he has committed), and Hates the servant who belittles the small crime (he has committed)’.




عنه، عن بعض أصحابنا، عن صالح بن عقبة، عن عبد الله بن محمد الجعفي، قال: سمعت أبا جعفر (ع) يقول: إن الله يحب المداعب في الجماعة بلا رفث، المتوحد بالفكرة، المتحلى بالصبر، المتباهى بالصلوة.


14. From him, from one of our companions, from Salih Bin Uqba, from Abdullah Bin Muhammad Al Ju’fy who said, ‘I heard Abu Ja’far (asws) saying: ‘Allah (azwj) Loves the joking in the group without being obscene, and thinking in the solitude, adhering to patience and the (offering of the) Salaat without showing-off.




عنه، عن بعض أصحابنا، عن عباد بن صهيب، عن يعقوب، عن يحيى بن المساور، عن أبيه، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: قال موسى بن عمران (ع): يا رب أي الاعمال أفضل عندك؟ - فقال: حب الاطفال فاني فطرتهم على توحيدي، فان أمتهم أدخلتهم برحمتي جنتي.


15. From him, from one of our companions, from Abaad Bin Saheyb, form Yaqoub, from Yahya Bin Al Msawar, from his father, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘Musa (as) Bin Imran (as) said: ‘O Lord (azwj)! Which is the best deed in Your (azwj) Presence?’ So Allah (azwj) Said: “Love of the children, for I (azwj) have Natured them upon My (azwj) Oneness (Tawheed), so if I (azwj) were to Cause them to die, I (azwj) Shall enter them into My (azwj) Paradise’.




عنه، عن جعفر بن محمد الاشعري، عن عبد الله بن ميمون القداح، عن أبي عبد الله، عن أبيه، عن جده، علي بن الحسين (عليهم السلام) قال: قال موسى بن عمران: يا رب من أهلك الذين تظلهم في ظل عرشك يوم لا ظل إلا ظلك؟


16. From him, from Ja’far Bin Muhammad Al Shary, from Abdullah Bin Maymoun Al Qadah, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws), from his (asws) father (asws), from his (asws) grandfather (asws) Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) having said: ‘Musa (as) Bin Imran (as) said: ‘O Lord (azwj)! Who are the deserving ones whom You (azwj) would be Shading in the Shadow of Your (azwj) Throne on the Day in which there will be no shadow except for Your (azwj) Shadow?’ - قال: فأوحى الله إليه: الطاهرة قلوبهم والبرية أيديهم، الذين يذكرون بحلالى، الذين يكتفون بطاعتي كما يكتفى الصبي الصغير باللبان، الذين يأوون إلى مساجدي كما يأوى النسور إلى أوكارها، والذين يغضبون لمحارمي إذا استحلت مثل النمر إذا حرد. Allah (azwj) Said: “The (ones who) purified their hearts, and (did) righteousness with their hands, the one who are remembering My (azwj) Permissibles, the one who are content with My (azwj) obedience just as the young ones are content with the milk, the ones who harbour to My (azwj) Masjids like the eagle harbours to its nest, and the ones who get angered if My (azwj) Prohibitions are made to be Permissible, like the tiger when it roars’.




عنه، عن جعفر بن محمد الاشعري، عن عبد الله بن ميمون القداح، عن أبي عبد الله، عن أبيه (عليهما السلام) قال: قال الله تبارك وتعالى: إنما أقبل الصلوة لمن يتواضع لعظمتي، ويكف نفسه عن الشهوات من أجلى، ويقطع نهاره بذكرى، ولا يتعظم على خلقي، ويطعم الجايع، ويكسوا العارى، ويرحم المصاب، ويؤوى الغريب، فذلك يشرق نوره كمثل الشمس، أجعل له في الظلمات نورا، وفي الجهالة علما، أكلؤه بعزتي، و أستحفظه بملائكتي، يدعوني فألبيه، ويسألني فأعطيه، مثل ذلك عندي كمثل جنات الفردوس لا تيبس ثمارها، ولا يتغير حالها ،


17. From him, from Ja’far Bin Muhammad Al Ashary, from Abdullah Bin Maymoun Al Qadah, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws), from his (asws) father (asws) who said,: ‘Allah (azwj) Blessed and High Said: “But rather, I (azwj) Accept the Prayer of the one who humbles himself to My (azwj) Magnificence, and restrains himself from the lustful desires for My (azwj) Sake, and cuts his day by My (azwj) Remembrance, and does not magnify My (azwj) creatures, and feeds the hungry, and clothes the naked, and is merciful to the injured. Thus, due to that, his Light will shine like the sun does. I (azwj) shall Enlighten for him a Light in the darkness, and knowledge in the ignorance, and he shall eat by My (azwj) Honour, and My (azwj) Angels would Protect him. He supplicates to Me (azwj) and I (azwj) Bestow upon him, and he asks Me (azwj) and I (azwj) Give it to him. His example in My (azwj) Presence is like the example of the Gardens of Fordows, its fruit do not harden up, and its state does not change”.




عنه، عن الحسن بن علي بن يوسف، عن أبي عبد الله البجلي، عن بعض أصحابه، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: أربع من أتى بواحدة منهن دخل الجنة، من سقى هامة ظامئة، أو أشبع كبدا جائعة، أو كسى جلدة عارية، أو أعتق رقبة عانية.


18. From him, from Al Hassan Bin Ali Bin Yusuf, from Abu Abdullah Al Bajaly, from one of his companions, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘Four (things) which, if one were to come with one of these, would enter the Paradise The one who quenched the thirst of an eager one (for water), or satiated the the liver of a hungry one, or clothed the skin of a naked one, or Imaancipated (liberated) the neck of a disabled one’.




عنه، عن محمد بن عيسى الارمني، عن العرزمى، عن الوصافي، عن أبي - جعفر (ع) قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: أحب الاعمال إلى الله ثلاثة، إشباع جوعة المسلم، وقضاء دينه، وتنفيس كربته.


19. From him, from Muhammad Bin Isa Al Armany, from Al Arzamy, from Al Wasafy, (It has been narrated) from Abu Ja’far (asws) having said: ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) said: ‘The most Beloved of the deeds to Allah (azwj) are three satiating the hunger of a Muslim, and paying off his debts, and removal of his sufferring’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن صفوان بن يحيى، عن اسحاق بن عمار، عمن سمع أبا - عبد الله (ع) يقول: ما ضاع مال في بر ولا بحر إلا بتضييع الزكوة، فحصنوا أموالكم بالزكوة، وداووا مرضاكم بالصدقة، وادفعوا نوائب البلايا بالاستغفار، الصاعقة لا تصيب ذاكرا، وليس يصاد من الطير إلا ما ضيع تسبيحه.


20. From him, from his father, from Safwan Bin Yahya, from Is’haq Bin Amaar, (It has been narrated) from the one who heard Abu Abdullah (asws) saying: ‘No wealth is lost, neither in the land or the sea, except that the Zakat was missing from it. Therefore, fortify your wealth by the (giving of the) Zakat, and cure your sick ones with the (giving of) charity, and repulse the ravages of the affliction by the seeking of the Forgiveness. The thunderbolt does not strike the ‘Zaakir’ (one who does Zikr of Allah (azwj)). And there is none from the birds which gets trapped except that it missed its Glorification’.