401. Reward of good character

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حَدَّثَنِی حَمْزَهُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِی عَلِیُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِیمَ عَنْ أَبِیهِ إِبْرَاهِیمَ بْنِ هَاشِمٍ عَنْ مُوسَی بْنِ إِبْرَاهِیمَ رَفَعَهُ إِلَی رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص قَالَ: قَالَتْ لَهُ [أُمُ] سَلَمَهَ رض بِأَبِی أَنْتَ وَ أُمِّی یَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ الْمَرْأَهُ یَکُونُ لَهَا زَوْجَانِ فَیَمُوتَانِ فَیَدْخُلَانِ الْجَنَّهَ لِأَیِّهِمَا تَکُونُ فَقَالَ النَّبِیُّ ص تَخَیَّرُ أَحْسَنَهُمَا خُلُقاً وَ خَیْرَهُمَا لِأَهْلِهِ یَا أُمَّ سَلَمَهَ إِنَّ حُسْنَ الْخُلُقِ ذَهَبَ بِخَیْرِ الدُّنْیَا وَ الْآخِرَهِ.


1. It is narrated that Umme Salma asked the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.), “May my parents be sacrificed on you, a woman married another man after her husband died. Now that both of them are dead and will enter Paradise so with whom will this woman live in Paradise?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “The woman will live with one who had a better character and behavior with the people around him. O Umme Salma! Good character grants good rewards in this world and the hereafter.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَلِیُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِیمَ بْنِ هَاشِمٍ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو عَنْ مُوسَی بْنِ إِبْرَاهِیمَ عَنْ أَبِی الْحَسَنِ الْأَوَّلِ ع قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ یَقُولُ مَا حَسَّنَ اللَّهُ خَلْقَ عَبْدٍ وَ لَا خُلُقَهُ إِلَّا اسْتَحَی أَنْ یُطْعِمَ لَحْمَهُ یَوْمَ الْقِیَامَهِ النَّارَ.


2. It is narrated that Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.) said, “There is no creature of Allah which has a good character and Allah does not feel ashamed to make his flesh a morsel of Hell.”