161. Reward of a one who comes and goes

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْبَرْقِیِّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی الْحُسَیْنُ بْنُ یَزِیدَ النَّوْفَلِیُّ عَنِ السَّکُونِیِّ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ: قِیلَ یَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَیُّ الرِّجَالِ خَیْرٌ قَالَ الْحَالُّ الْمُرْتَحِلُ قِیلَ یَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَ مَا الْحَالُّ الْمُرْتَحِلُ قَالَ الْفَاتِحُ الْخَاتِمُ الَّذِی یَفْتَحُ الْقُرْآنَ وَ یَخْتِمُهُ فَلَهُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ دَعْوَهٌ مُسْتَجَابَهٌ.


1. My father (rah) said: it was narrated to us by Sa’d b. Abdillah from Ahmad b. Abi Abdillah al-Barqi who said it was narrated to me by al-Hussain b. Yazid al-Nawfali from al-Sakuni from Abi Abdillah who said: Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) was asked, “Who is the best of men?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) replied, “One who comes and goes.” He was again asked, “What is meant by one who comes and goes?” He replied, “One who starts and ends. One who starts reciting the Holy Quran and ends it. There is no one nearer to Allah than him and his supplications are accepted.”