277. Reward of new good deeds for old sins

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ یَحْیَی عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ التَّاجِرِ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ مَهْزِیَارَ عَمَّنْ رَوَاهُ عَنِ الْحَارِثِ بْنِ الْأَحْوَلِ صَاحِبِ الطَّاقِ عَنْ جَمِیلِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع لَا یَغُرَّکَ النَّاسُ مِنْ نَفْسِکَ فَإِنَّ الْأَمْرَ یَصِلُ إِلَیْکَ مِنْ دُونِهِمْ لَا تَقْطَعِ النَّهَارَ بِکَذَا وَ کَذَا فَإِنَّ مَعَکَ مَنْ یَحْفَظُ عَلَیْکَ وَ لَمْ أَرَ شَیْئاً قَطُّ أَشَدَّ طَلَباً وَ لَا أَسْرَعَ دَرَکاً مِنَ الْحَسَنَهِ لِلذَّنْبِ الْقَدِیمِ وَ لَا تُصَغِّرْ شَیْئاً مِنَ الْخَیْرِ فَإِنَّکَ تَرَاهُ غَداً حَیْثُ یَسُرُّکَ وَ لَا تُصَغِّرْ شَیْئاً مِنَ الشَّرِّ فَإِنَّکَ تَرَاهُ غَداً حَیْثُ یَسُوؤُکَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ یَقُولُ إِنَّ الْحَسَناتِ یُذْهِبْنَ السَّیِّئاتِ ذلِکَ ذِکْری لِلذَّاکِرِینَ


1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “Do not deceive yourself for you will see the punishment and reward of your deeds. Do not waste your day for angels present along with you note down your deeds. I didn’t see an effect sooner than an effect of a new good deed on old sins. Do not consider a good deed small because you will see tomorrow that it will grant you happiness. Do not consider any bad deed small because you will see tomorrow that it will cause you pain. The Almighty Allah has said, ‘Surely good deeds wipe out sins and this is to be remembered’.”