101. Accepting the Gift of Belief and to Exercise Patience in all Matters Thereafter

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1ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنِ ابْنِ بُكَيْرٍ عَنْ فُضَيْلِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْوَاحِدِ بْنِ الْمُخْتَارِ الأنْصَارِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) يَا عَبْدَ الْوَاحِدِ مَا يَضُرُّ رَجُلاً إِذَا كَانَ عَلَى ذَا الرَّأْيِ مَا قَالَ النَّاسُ لَهُ وَلَوْ قَالُوا مَجْنُونٌ وَمَا يَضُرُّهُ وَلَوْ كَانَ عَلَى رَأْسِ جَبَلٍ يَعْبُدُ الله حَتَّى يَجِيئَهُ الْمَوْتُ.


1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Faddal from ibn Bukayr from Fudayl ibn Yasar from ‘Abd al-Wahid ibn al- Mukhtar al-Ansari who has said the following: “Once abu Ja’far (a.s.) said to me, ‘O ‘Abd al-Wahid, nothing can harm one, if he is a person of proper understanding, who believes in our (Divine Authority), no matter what people may say about him. Although they may call him insane it will not harm him even if he lives on a mountain worshipping Allah until death approaches him.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (9/292)



2ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ يُونُسَ عَنِ ابْنِ مُسْكَانَ عَنْ مُعَلَّى بْنِ خُنَيْسٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) قَالَ الله تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى لَوْ لَمْ يَكُنْ فِي الأرْضِ إِلا مُؤْمِنٌ وَاحِدٌ لاسْتَغْنَيْتُ بِهِ عَنْ جَمِيعِ خَلْقِي وَلَجَعَلْتُ لَهُ مِنْ إِيمَانِهِ أُنْساً لا يَحْتَاجُ إِلَى أَحَدٍ.


2. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Yunus from ibn Muskan from Mu’alla ibn Khanis from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “The Messenger of Allah has said, ‘Allah, the Most Blessed, the Most High, has said, “Had there not been more than one believer on earth, he would have been sufficient for Me in place of all of My other creatures and I would have made his belief to provide him good company to help him live independent of all creatures.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مختلف فيه بالمعلى معتبر عند ي - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (9/292)



3ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي نَصْرٍ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ مُوسَى عَنْ فُضَيْلِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ مَا يُبَالِي مَنْ عَرَّفَهُ الله هَذَا الأمْرَ أَنْ يَكُونَ عَلَى قُلَّةِ جَبَلٍ يَأْكُلُ مِنْ نَبَاتِ الأرْضِ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَهُ الْمَوْتُ.


3. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn abu Nasr from al-Husayn ibn Musa from Fudayl ibn Yasar from abu Ja’far (a.s.) who has said the following: “One to whom Allah grants belief in this cause (our Divine Authority) will have no trouble even if he were to live on top of a mountain using plants for food until approaching of one’s death.”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (9/293)



4ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ يُونُسَ عَنْ كُلَيْبِ بْنِ مُعَاوِيَةَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ مَا يَنْبَغِي لِلْمُؤْمِنِ أَنْ يَسْتَوْحِشَ إِلَى أَخِيهِ فَمَنْ دُونَهُ الْمُؤْمِنُ عَزِيزٌ فِي دِينِهِ.


4. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Yunus from Kulayb ibn Mu’awiyah who has said the following: “I heard abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) saying, ‘It does not benefit a believer to be apprehensive of his brother (in belief) of less perfect belief; believers are highly valued people in their religion.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (9/293)



5ـ عَنْهُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ فَضَالَةَ بْنِ أَيُّوبَ عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ أَبَانٍ وَسَيْفِ بْنِ عَمِيرَةَ عَنْ فُضَيْلِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ قَالَ دَخَلْتُ عَلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) فِي مَرْضَةٍ مَرِضَهَا لَمْ يَبْقَ مِنْهُ إِلا رَأْسُهُ فَقَالَ يَا فُضَيْلُ إِنَّنِي كَثِيراً مَا أَقُولُ مَا عَلَى رَجُلٍ عَرَّفَهُ الله هَذَا الأمْرَ لَوْ كَانَ فِي رَأْسِ جَبَلٍ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَهُ الْمَوْتُ يَا فُضَيْلَ بْنَ يَسَارٍ إِنَّ النَّاسَ أَخَذُوا يَمِيناً وَشِمَالاً وَإِنَّا وَشِيعَتَنَا هُدِينَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ يَا فُضَيْلَ بْنَ يَسَارٍ إِنَّ الْمُؤْمِنَ لَوْ أَصْبَحَ لَهُ مَا بَيْنَ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ كَانَ ذَلِكَ خَيْراً لَهُ وَلَوْ أَصْبَحَ مُقَطَّعاً أَعْضَاؤُهُ كَانَ ذَلِكَ خَيْراً لَهُ يَا فُضَيْلَ بْنَ يَسَارٍ إِنَّ الله لا يَفْعَلُ بِالْمُؤْمِنِ إِلا مَا هُوَ خَيْرٌ لَهُ يَا فُضَيْلَ بْنَ يَسَارٍ لَوْ عَدَلَتِ الدُّنْيَا عِنْدَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ جَنَاحَ بَعُوضَةٍ مَا سَقَى عَدُوَّهُ مِنْهَا شَرْبَةَ مَاءٍ يَا فُضَيْلَ بْنَ يَسَارٍ إِنَّهُ مَنْ كَانَ هَمُّهُ هَمّاً وَاحِداً كَفَاهُ الله هَمَّهُ وَمَنْ كَانَ هَمُّهُ فِي كُلِّ وَادٍ لَمْ يُبَالِ الله بِأَيِّ وَادٍ هَلَكَ.


5. It is narrated from him (narrator of the Hadith above) from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Khalid from Faddalah ibn Ayyub from ‘Umar ibn Aban and Sayf ibn abu ‘Amirah from Fudayl ibn Yasar who has said the following: “Once I went to see abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) in his illness that he endured and nothing was left of him except his head (due to weakness). The Imam said, I very often O Fudayl, say, ‘A man to whom Allah grants belief in this cause (our Divine Authority) will have no trouble even if he were to live on a mountain until the coming of his death. O Fudayl ibn Yasar, people took to the right and left, but our Shi’a (followers) and we found guidance in the right path. O Fudayl ibn Yasar, for a believer it (belief) is better than his having all that is between the East and West. It (belief) is better for him even if he is cut in pieces. O Fudayl ibn Yasar, Allah does not do anything to believers except what is best for them. O Fudayl ibn Yasar, had the world been worth the wing of a fly, Allah, the Majestic, the Glorious, would not have allowed His enemies to drink even a drop of water from it. O Fudayl ibn Yasar, whoever finds one goal (the true belief) Allah suffices him in all other goals (affairs), however, one who has a goal in every valley Allah will be concerned the least where he may perish.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: صحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (294/ 9)



6ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنِ ابْنِ مُسْكَانَ عَنْ مَنْصُورٍ الصَّيْقَلِ وَالْمُعَلَّى بْنِ خُنَيْسٍ قَالا سَمِعْنَا أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) يَقُولُ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) قَالَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مَا تَرَدَّدْتُ فِي شَيْ‏ءٍ أَنَا فَاعِلُهُ كَتَرَدُّدِي فِي مَوْتِ عَبْدِيَ الْمُؤْمِنِ إِنَّنِي لأحِبُّ لِقَاءَهُ وَيَكْرَهُ الْمَوْتَ فَأَصْرِفُهُ عَنْهُ وَإِنَّهُ لَيَدْعُونِي فَأُجِيبُهُ وَإِنَّهُ لَيَسْأَلُنِي فَأُعْطِيهِ وَلَوْ لَمْ يَكُنْ فِي الدُّنْيَا إِلا وَاحِدٌ مِنْ عَبِيدِي مُؤْمِنٌ لاسْتَغْنَيْتُ بِهِ عَنْ جَمِيعِ خَلْقِي وَلَجَعَلْتُ لَهُ مِنْ إِيمَانِهِ أُنْساً لا يَسْتَوْحِشُ إِلَى أَحَدٍ.


6. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Sinan from ibn Muskan from Mansur al-Sayqal and al-Mu’alla ibn Khanis who have said the following: “We heard abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) saying, ‘The Messenger of Allah has said, “Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, has said, ‘I never hesitated in doing anything as I do about the death of My believing servant. I love to meet him but he dislikes death and 1 then hold it back from him. He prays to Me and I answer his prayers, he asks Me for help and I provide him help. Had there been even only one of my believing servants he would have been sufficient for Me of all others and I would make his belief to provide him company so that he would not feel frightened from anyone.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (9/297)