280. Reward of making a believer happy

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنِ الْهَیْثَمِ بْنِ أَبِی مَسْرُوقٍ النَّهْدِیِّ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنِ ابْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: أَوْحَی اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ إِلَی دَاوُدَ ع أَنَّ الْعَبْدَ مِنْ عِبَادِی لَیَأْتِینِی بِالْحَسَنَهِ فَأُبِیحُهُ جَنَّتِی قَالَ فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ ع یَا رَبِّ وَ مَا تِلْکَ الْحَسَنَهُ قَالَ یُدْخِلُ عَلَی عَبْدِیَ الْمُؤْمِنِ سُرُوراً وَ لَوْ بِتَمْرَهٍ فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ ع یَا رَبِّ حَقٌّ لِمَنْ عَرَفَکَ أَنْ لَا یَقْطَعَ رَجَاءَهُ مِنْکَ.


1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said that the Almighty Allah revealed onto Dawood (a.s.), “If My servant returns to Me with a good deed I will grant him Paradise.” Dawood (a.s.) asked, “Which is that good deed?” Allah replied, “If a believer comes to My servant, the latter makes him happy even if it is by presenting a date.” Dawood (a.s.) said, “O Lord, one who has recognized You is deserving that he does not cut off his hopes from You.”