273. Reward of keeping a good Sunnah alive

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حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی بْنِ الْمُتَوَکِّلِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ الْحِمْیَرِیُّ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ مُعَاوِیَهَ عَنْ مَیْمُونٍ الْقَدَّاحِ عَنْ أَبِی جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: أَیُّمَا عَبْدٍ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ سَنَّ سُنَّهَ هُدًی کَانَ لَهُ أَجْرٌ مِثْلُ أَجْرِ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِذَلِکَ مِنْ غَیْرِ أَنْ یَنْقُصَ مِنْ أُجُورِهِمْ شَیْ ءٌ وَ أَیُّمَا عَبْدٍ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ سَنَّ سُنَّهَ ضَلَالٍ کَانَ عَلَیْهِ مِثْلُ وِزْرِ مَنْ فَعَلَ ذَلِکَ مِنْ غَیْرِ أَنْ یَنْقُصَ مِنْ أَوْزَارِهِمْ شَیْ ءٌ.


1. It was narrated to me by Muhammad b. Musa b. al-Mutawakil who said it was narrated to me by Abdillah b. Ja’far al-Himyari from Ahmad b. Muhammad from al-Hassan b. Mahbub from Muawiyah from Maymun al-Qadah from Abi Ja’far (a.s.) who said: “One who enlivens a good Sunnah among people he too gets the reward of people performing that deed and the reward of those people will not diminish. One who starts a wrong practice among the people will get the punishment equal to that of the people following that wrong practice while the punishment of those people won’t be reduced.”