268. Reward of being a good teacher

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِیسَی وَ إِبْرَاهِیمَ بْنِ هَاشِمٍ عَنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ سَیْفٍ عَنْ أَبِیهِ سَیْفِ بْنِ عَمِیرَهَ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ شِمْرٍ عَنْ جَابِرٍ عَنْ أَبِی جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: مُعَلِّمُ الْخَیْرِ یَسْتَغْفِرُ لَهُ دَوَابُّ الْأَرْضِ وَ حِیتَانُ الْبُحُورِ وَ کُلُّ صَغِیرَهٍ وَ کَبِیرَهٍ فِی أَرْضِ اللَّهِ وَ سَمَائِهِ.


1. My father (rah) said: it was narrated to me by Sa’d b. Abdillah from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa and Ibrahim b. Hashim from al-Hussain b. Sayf from his father Sayf b. ’Umayra from ’Amru b. Shimr from Jabir from Abi Ja’far (a.s.) who said: “Every animal walking on this earth, fishes of oceans and every small and big thing in the earth and the heaven repents for a good teacher.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ الْبَرْقِیِّ عَمَّنْ ذَکَرَهُ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: عَالِمٌ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ أَلْفِ عَابِدٍ وَ أَلْفِ زَاهِدٍ وَ الْعَالِمُ یُنْتَفَعُ بِعِلْمِهِ خَیْرٌ وَ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ عِبَادَهِ سَبْعِینَ أَلْفَ عَابِدٍ.


2. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “A single scholar is better than one thousand worshippers and one thousand people who repent. If people benefit from the knowledge of a scholar he is better than seventy thousand worshippers.”