25. Speaking of Allah, the Majestic, the Glorious, Secretly

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1ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ أَبِي الْبِلادِ عَمَّنْ ذَكَرَهُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مَنْ ذَكَرَنِي سِرّاً ذَكَرْتُهُ عَلانِيَةً.


1. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from ibn Mahbub from Ibrahim ibn abu al-Belad from those whom he has mentioned (in his book) from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) has said, ‘Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, has said, “Whoever speaks of Me secretly, I speak of him in public.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرسل 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/137)



2ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ مِهْرَانَ عَنْ سَيْفِ بْنِ عَمِيرَةَ عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ عَمْرٍو عَنْ أَبِي الْمَغْرَاءِ الْخَصَّافِ رَفَعَهُ قَالَ قَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) مَنْ ذَكَرَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فِي السِّرِّ فَقَدْ ذَكَرَ الله كَثِيراً إِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ كَانُوا يَذْكُرُونَ الله عَلانِيَةً وَلا يَذْكُرُونَهُ فِي السِّرِّ فَقَالَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يُراؤُنَ النَّاسَ وَلا يَذْكُرُونَ الله إِلا قَلِيلاً.


2. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from Isma’Il ibn Mehran from Sayf ibn ‘Amirah from Sulayman ibn ‘Amr from abu al-Maghra’ al-Khassaf in a marfu’ manner from Amir al-Mu’minin, Ali ibn abu Talib (a.s.) who has said the following: “Whoever speaks of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, secretly, has spoken of Allah very often. The hypocrites speak of Allah in public but they do not speak of Him in secret to which Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, has said, ‘They stand up in prayer lazily just to show that they pray, but, in truth they speak of Allah very little.’” (4:142)


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/138)



3ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ رَفَعَهُ قَالَ قَالَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لِعِيسَى (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) يَا عِيسَى اذْكُرْنِي فِي نَفْسِكَ أَذْكُرْكَ فِي نَفْسِي وَاذْكُرْنِي فِي مَلَئِكَ أَذْكُرْكَ فِي مَلأ خَيْرٍ مِنْ مَلأ الآدَمِيِّينَ يَا عِيسَى أَلِنْ لِي قَلْبَكَ وَأَكْثِرْ ذِكْرِي فِي الْخَلَوَاتِ وَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ سُرُورِي أَنْ تُبَصْبِصَ إِلَيَّ وَكُنْ فِي ذَلِكَ حَيّاً وَلا تَكُنْ مَيِّتاً.


3. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from ibn Faddal in a marfu ’ manner from The Imam (a.s.) who has said the following: “Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, said to Jesus, peace be upon him, ‘O Jesus, speak of Me to yourself; I speak of you to Myself, speak of Me in public; I speak of you in public, which is better than man’s public. O Jesus, soften your heart for Me, speak of Me very often privately and note that My happiness is in your expressing humility before Me and that you must act as a living one in such condition, and not as a dead person. ’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرفوع - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (12/139)



4ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ حَمَّادٍ عَنْ حَرِيزٍ عَنْ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ أَحَدِهِمَا (عَلَيهِما السَّلام) قَالَ لا يَكْتُبُ الْمَلَكُ إِلا مَا سَمِعَ وَقَالَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَاذْكُرْ رَبَّكَ فِي نَفْسِكَ تَضَرُّعاً وَخِيفَةً فَلا يَعْلَمُ ثَوَابَ ذَلِكَ الذِّكْرِ فِي نَفْسِ الرَّجُلِ غَيْرُ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لِعَظَمَتِهِ.


4. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Hammad from Hariz from Zurara from one of the Imams (a.s.) who has said the following: “The angel writes down only what he hears and Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, has said, ‘Speak of your Lord deep within yourselves, humbly and privately. . . .’ (7:205) Thus, no one knows the reward for that act (of speaking deep within oneself) of Allah except Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, due to His greatness.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن كالصحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (12/141)