16. The Necessity to Honor an Old Muslim

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1ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ جَمِيعاً عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ سِنَانٍ قَالَ قَالَ لِي أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) إِنَّ مِنْ إِجْلالِ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِجْلالَ الشَّيْخِ الْكَبِيرِ.


1. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad and Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father all from ibn Mahbub from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) has said, ‘It is of honoring Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, to honor a Muslim man advanced in age.’”


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2ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنِ السَّكُونِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) مَنْ عَرَفَ فَضْلَ كَبِيرٍ لِسِنِّهِ فَوَقَّرَهُ آمَنَهُ الله مِنْ فَزَعِ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ.


2. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from al-Nawfali from al-Sakuni from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “The Messenger of Allah has said, ‘Whoever recognizes the excellence of an old person due to his age and treats him with dignity, Allah will grant him protection against the horror on the Day of Judgment.’”


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3ـ وَبِهَذَا الإسْنَادِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) مَنْ وَقَّرَ ذَا شَيْبَةٍ فِي الإسْلامِ آمَنَهُ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مِنْ فَزَعِ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ.


3. Through the same chain of narrators it is narrated from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “The Messenger of Allah has said, ‘Whoever treats an old Muslim person with dignity, Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, will grant him protection against the horror of the Day of Judgment.’”


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4ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْفُضَيْلِ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا الْخَطَّابِ يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ ثَلاثَةٌ لا يَجْهَلُ حَقَّهُمْ إِلا مُنَافِقٌ مَعْرُوفٌ بِالنِّفَاقِ ذُو الشَّيْبَةِ فِي الإسْلامِ وَحَامِلُ الْقُرْآنِ وَالإمَامُ الْعَادِلُ.


4. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from Muhammad ibn Ali from Muhammad ibn al-Fudayl from Ishaq ibn ‘Ammar who has said that he heard abu al-Khattab narrate from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) the following: “There are three kinds of people whose rights are not ignored, except by a hypocrite, well-known in hypocrisy: of such people is an old person in Islam, the carrier of the Holy Quran and the Imam who possesses the noble merit of justice.”


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5ـ عَنْهُ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي نَهْشَلٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ سِنَانٍ قَالَ قَالَ لِي أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) مِنْ إِجْلالِ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِجْلالُ الْمُؤْمِنِ ذِي الشَّيْبَةِ وَمَنْ أَكْرَمَ مُؤْمِناً فَبِكَرَامَةِ الله بَدَأَ وَمَنِ اسْتَخَفَّ بِمُؤْمِنٍ ذِي شَيْبَةٍ أَرْسَلَ الله إِلَيْهِ مَنْ يَسْتَخِفُّ بِهِ قَبْلَ مَوْتِهِ.


5. It is narrated from him (narrator of the Hadith above) from abu Nahshal from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan who has said the following: “Once abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) said to me, ‘It is respecting Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, to respect an old believing person. Whoever honors an old believing person has begun (with) honoring Allah. Whoever disrespects an old believing person, Allah will send to him someone who will disrespect him before his death.’”


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6ـ الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ عَنْ سَعْدَانَ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ وَغَيْرِهِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ مِنْ إِجْلالِ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِجْلالُ ذِي الشَّيْبَةِ الْمُسْلِمِ.


6. Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ahmad ibn Ishaq from Sa’dan ibn Muslim from abu Basir and others from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “It is honoring Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, to honor an old Muslim.”


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