286. Reward of feeding a believer to satiation

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حَدَّثَنِی جَعْفَرُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عُبَیْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَیْمُونٍ الْقَدَّاحِ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: مَنْ أَطْعَمَ مُسْلِماً حَتَّی یُشْبِعَهُ لَمْ یَدْرِ أَحَدٌ مِنْ خَلْقِ اللَّهِ مَا لَهُ مِنَ الْأَجْرِ فِی الْآخِرَهِ لَا مَلَکٌ مُقَرَّبٌ وَ لَا نَبِیٌّ مُرْسَلٌ إِلَّا رَبُّ الْعَالَمِینَ- ثُمَّ قَالَ مِنْ مُوجِبَاتِ الْمَغْفِرَهِ إِطْعَامُ الْمُسْلِمِ السَّغْبَانِ ثُمَّ تَلَا قَوْلَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ- أَوْ إِطْعامٌ فِی یَوْمٍ ذِی مَسْغَبَهٍ. یَتِیماً ذا مَقْرَبَهٍ أَوْ مِسْکِیناً ذا مَتْرَبَهٍ


1. It was narrated to me by Ja’far b. Muhammad from ’Ubayd-Allah from Abdillah b. Maymun al-Qadah from Abi Abdillah (a.s.) who said: “Nothing in this universe except Allah, knows the reward of feeding a Muslim to satiation. Feeding a Muslim is one of the deeds of being forgiven of one’s sins.” Imam recited the verse: ‘…Or the giving of food in a day of hunger to an orphan, having relationship, or to the poor man lying in the dust.”13