22. Reward of saying Al-h’amdulillaahi kamaa huwa ahluh

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حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی بْنِ الْمُتَوَکِّلِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَلِیُّ بْنُ الْحُسَیْنِ السَّعْدَآبَادِیُّ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحَکَمِ عَنْ سَیْفِ بْنِ عَمِیرَهَ عَنْ زَیْدٍ الشَّحَّامِ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: مَنْ قَالَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ کَمَا هُوَ أَهْلُهُ شَغَلَ اللَّهُ کُتَّابَ السَّمَاءِ قِیلَ وَ کَیْفَ یَشْغَلُ کُتَّابَ السَّمَاءِ قَالَ یَقُولُونَ اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا لَا نَعْلَمُ الْغَیْبَ فَقَالَ فَیَقُولُ اکْتُبُوهَا کَمَا قَالَهَا عَبْدِی وَ عَلَیَّ ثَوَابُهَا.


1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “All the angels of heaven who write, cannot note the reward of a person who says Al- h’amdulillaahi kamaa huwa ahluh?” Someone asked, “Why is it so?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “(Angels do not know the reward of this statement so they will say to Allah): O Lord! We do not have the knowledge of unseen. Then God will say, ‘You write the statement as My servant says, I will reward him accordingly.”