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. It was narrated to me by Muhammad b. al-Hassan who said it was narrated to me by Muhammad b. al-Hassan al-Saffar from Muhammad b. Ahmad from Muhammad b. Khalid al-Barqi from the one who mentioned it from Abi Abdillah (a.s.) who 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.”