363. Reward of giving preference to the pleasure of Allah over one’s desires

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حَدَّثَنِی أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ مَهْزِیَارَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِی عُمَیْرٍ عَنْ مَنْصُورِ بْنِ یُونُسَ عَنْ أَبِی حَمْزَهَ الثُّمَالِیِّ عَنْ زَیْنِ الْعَابِدِینَ ع یَقُولُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ یَقُولُ وَ عِزَّتِی وَ عَظَمَتِی وَ جَلَالِی وَ بَهَائِی وَ عُلُوِّی وَ ارْتِفَاعِ مَکَانِی لَا یُؤْثِرُ عَبْدٌ هَوَایَ عَلَی هَوَاهُ إِلَّا جَعَلْتُ هَمَّهُ فِی آخِرَتِهِ وَ غِنَاهُ فِی قَلْبِهِ وَ کَفَفْتُ عَلَیْهِ صَنِیعَتَهُ وَ ضَمَّنْتُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْأَرْضَ رِزْقَهُ وَ آتیه [أَتَتْهُ] الدُّنْیَا وَ هِیَ رَاغِمَهٌ.


1. It is narrated that Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.) said that Allah, the Mighty and Sublime says, “(I swear) by My Honor, Greatness, Beauty, Strength and high-rank, one who gives preference to My pleasure over his desires I will fulfill the aim of his hereafter. I will make his heart self-sufficient, earth and heavens are guarantors of his sustenance and he will get worldly wealth even without desiring it.”