109. The Heart has Two Ears in which Angel and Satan Blow

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1ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ حَمَّادٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ مَا مِنْ قَلْبٍ إِلا وَلَهُ أُذُنَانِ عَلَى إِحْدَاهُمَا مَلَكٌ مُرْشِدٌ وَعَلَى الأخْرَى شَيْطَانٌ مُفْتِنٌ هَذَا يَأْمُرُهُ وَهَذَا يَزْجُرُهُ الشَّيْطَانُ يَأْمُرُهُ بِالْمَعَاصِي وَالْمَلَكُ يَزْجُرُهُ عَنْهَا وَهُوَ قَوْلُ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ عَنِ الْيَمِينِ وَعَنِ الشِّمالِ قَعِيدٌ ما يَلْفِظُ مِنْ قَوْلٍ إِلا لَدَيْهِ رَقِيبٌ عَتِيدٌ.


1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hammad from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “There is no heart without two ears. On one of them there is an angel who provides guidance and on the other there is a Satan (devil) who induces temptation. This one commands him and that one prohibits him. Satan commands him to disobey and the angel prohibits him from sins as it is mentioned in the words of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, ‘. . . since the two scribes are sitting on each of his shoulders, he does not utter a word that is not recorded immediately by the watchful scribes.’” (50:17).


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2ـ الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ عَنْ سَعْدَانَ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ إِنَّ لِلْقَلْبِ أُذُنَيْنِ فَإِذَا هَمَّ الْعَبْدُ بِذَنْبٍ قَالَ لَهُ رُوحُ الإيمَانِ لا تَفْعَلْ وَقَالَ لَهُ الشَّيْطَانُ افْعَلْ وَإِذَا كَانَ عَلَى بَطْنِهَا نُزِعَ مِنْهُ رُوحُ الإيمَانِ.


2. Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ahmad ibn Ishaq from Sa’dan from abu Basir from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “The heart has two ears. When a servant (of Allah) thinks to commit a sin the spirit of belief says to him, ‘Do not do it’ and Satan says, ‘Do it.’ When he is on her belly (for an indecent act) the spirit of belief is taken away from him.’”


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3ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ سَيْفِ بْنِ عَمِيرَةَ عَنْ أَبَانِ بْنِ تَغْلِبَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ مَا مِنْ مُؤْمِنٍ إِلا وَلِقَلْبِهِ أُذُنَانِ فِي جَوْفِهِ أُذُنٌ يَنْفُثُ فِيهَا الْوَسْوَاسُ الْخَنَّاسُ وَأُذُنٌ يَنْفُثُ فِيهَا الْمَلَكُ فَيُؤَيِّدُ الله الْمُؤْمِنَ بِالْمَلَكِ فَذَلِكَ قَوْلُهُ وَأَيَّدَهُمْ بِرُوحٍ مِنْهُ.


3. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Sayf ibn ‘ Amirah from Aban ibn Taghlib from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “There is no believer but that his heart inside him has two ears. Into one of them al-Waswas and al-Khannas (two devils) blow and in the other ear an angel blows. Allah supports the believer through the angel as He has said, ‘. . . supported them by a Spirit from Himself. . .’” (58:22)


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