371. Reward of rearing goat/sheep for milk

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حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَلِیٍّ مَاجِیلَوَیْهِ عَنْ عَمِّهِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِی الْقَاسِمِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مَارِدٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع یَقُولُ مَا مِنْ مُؤْمِنٍ یَکُونُ فِی مَنْزِلِهِ عَنْزٌ حَلُوبٌ إِلَّا قُدِّسَ أَهْلُ ذَلِکَ الْمَنْزِلِ وَ بُورِکَ عَلَیْهِمْ وَ إِنْ کَانَتِ اثْنَتَیْنِ قُدِّسُوا وَ بُورِکَ عَلَیْهِمْ کُلَّ یَوْمٍ مَرَّتَیْنِ وَ قَالَ بَعْضُ أَصْحَابِنَا وَ کَیْفَ یُقَدَّسُونَ قَالَ یَقِفُ عَلَیْهِمْ مَلَکٌ کُلَّ صَبَاحٍ وَ مَسَاءٍ فَیَقُولُ قُدِّسْتُمْ وَ بُورِکَ عَلَیْکُمْ وَ طِبْتُمْ وَ طَابَ إِدَامُکُمْ فَقُلْتُ لَهُ مَا مَعْنَی قُدِّسْتُمْ قَالَ طُهِّرْتُمْ.


1. It is narrated that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “No believer has a milching animal in his home but that the people of that house will be made holy and they would be congratulated. If he has two goats they will be made holy and given glad-tidings twice everyday.” Some companions asked, “How will he be made holy?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) answered, “An angel will stand near them every morning and evening and say: ‘You have become holy and are congratulated. You have become pure and your food too.” I asked, “What does ‘You have become holy’ means?” He replied, “You have become pure.”