302. Reward of fulfilling the desires of a believing brother, solving his problems, protecting him against injustice, helping in his work, providing water during his thirst, food while he is hungry, clothing him when he is bare, providing him mount, providing him burial shroud, marrying him off and visiting him during his illness

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَبَّادُ بْنُ أبی سُلَیْمَانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سُلَیْمَانَ الدَّیْلَمِیِّ عَنْ أَبِیهِ سُلَیْمَانَ عَنْ مُخَلَّدِ بْنِ یَزِیدَ النَّیْسَابُورِیِّ عَنْ أَبِی حَمْزَهَ الثُّمَالِیِّ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع قَالَ: مَنْ قَضَی لِأَخِیهِ حَاجَهً فیحاجه الله بها [فَبِحَاجَهِ اللَّهِ بَدَأَ] وَ قَضَی اللَّهُ بِهَا مِائَهَ حَاجَهٍ فِی إِحْدَاهُنَّ الْجَنَّهُ وَ مَنْ نَفَّسَ عَنْ أَخِیهِ کُرْبَهً نَفَّسَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ کُرْبَهً یَوْمَ الْقِیَامَهِ بَالِغاً مَا بَلَغَتْ وَ مَنْ أَعَانَهُ عَلَی ظَالِمٍ لَهُ أَعَانَهُ اللَّهُ عَلَی إِجَازَهِ الصِّرَاطِ عِنْدَ دَحْضِ الْأَقْدَامِ وَ مَنْ سَعَی لَهُ فِی حَاجَهٍ حَتَّی قَضَاهَا لَهُ فَسُرَّ بِقَضَائِهَا فَکَانَ کَإِدْخَالِ السُّرُورِ عَلَی رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص وَ مَنْ سَقَاهُ مِنْ ظَمَإٍ سَقَاهُ اللَّهُ مِنَ الرَّحِیقِ الْمَخْتُومِ وَ مَنْ أَطْعَمَهُ مِنْ جُوعٍ أَطْعَمَهُ اللَّهُ مِنْ ثِمَارِ الْجَنَّهِ وَ مَنْ کَسَاهُ مِنْ عُرْیٍ کَسَاهُ اللَّهُ مِنْ إِسْتَبْرَقٍ وَ حَرِیرٍ وَ مَنْ کَسَاهُ مِنْ غَیْرِ عُرْیٍ لَمْ یَزَلْ فِی ضَمَانِ اللَّهِ مَا دَامَ عَلَی الْمَکْسُوِّ مِنَ الثَّوْبِ سِلْکٌ وَ مَنْ کَفَاهُ بِمَا هُوَ یَمْتَهِنُهُ وَ یَکُفُّ وَجْهَهُ وَ یَصِلُ بِهِ یَدَیْهِ یُخْدِمُهُ الْوِلْدَانَ وَ مَنْ حَمَلَهُ مِنْ رَحْلِهِ بَعَثَهُ اللَّهُ یَوْمَ الْقِیَامَهِ عَلَی نَاقَهٍ مِنْ نُوقِ الْجَنَّهِ یُبَاهِی بِهِ الْمَلَائِکَهَ وَ مَنْ کَفَّنَهُ عِنْدَ مَوْتِهِ فَکَأَنَّمَا کَسَاهُ یَوْمَ وَلَدَتْهُ أُمُّهُ إِلَی یَوْمِ یَمُوتُ وَ مَنْ زَوَّجَهُ زَوْجَهً یَأْنَسُ بِهَا وَ یَسْکُنُ إِلَیْهَا آنَسَهُ اللَّهُ فِی قَبْرِهِ بِصُورَهِ أَحَبِّ أَهْلِهِ إِلَیْهِ وَ مَنْ عَادَهُ عِنْدَ مَرَضِهِ حَفَّتْهُ الْمَلَائِکَهُ تَدْعُو لَهُ حَتَّی یَنْصَرِفَ وَ تَقُولُ طِبْتَ وَ طَابَتْ لَکَ الْجَنَّهُ وَ اللَّهِ لَقَضَاءُ حَاجَتِهِ أَحَبُّ إِلَی اللَّهِ مِنْ صِیَامِ شَهْرَیْنِ مُتَتَابِعَیْنِ بِاعْتِکَافِهِمَا فِی الشَّهْرِ الْحَرَامِ.


1. Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.) said, “One who fulfils a need of a brother is like one who has begun with the desire of Allah. The Almighty Allah will fulfill his hundred desires, one of which is Paradise. One who solves the difficulty of a brother Allah will solve his difficulties on the Day of Judgment whatever be their number. One who helps a brother against an unjust man the Almighty Allah will save him from stumbling so that he can pass through the Sirat Bridge. One who tries to fulfill the desire of a brother and successfully does so is like a person who has pleased the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.). One who satisfies the thirst of a person, Allah will offer him the drink of Makhtum (sealed). One who feeds a hungry person, Allah will give him fruits of Paradise to eat. If someone dresses a bare person Allah will grant him dresses made of satin and silk. One who dresses someone else, the former will remain in Allah’s protection till that person is wearing the dress and even if a single thread is remaining. If someone protects the honor of a person Allah will appoint Wildan-e-Mukhalladin (boys who remain in Paradise forever) to serve him. If someone offers his mount to a person, Allah will make him ride a camel of Paradise and the angels will feel proud of him. One who gives shroud to a believing brother he is like a baby just born. If a person marries someone off to a loving and caring woman Allah will give him a beautiful face in grave, which will make his relatives happy. One who visits an ailing brother angels surround him and pray for him till he returns. Then angels tell him, ‘You have become pure. Congratulations for getting a pure Paradise’. By Allah, I consider fulfilling the wish of a person better than fasting for those two consecutive months while spending two sacred months in Etekaf.”