424. Reward of going on a journey carrying a staff

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حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِیمَ بْنِ هَاشِمٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ الرَّیَّانِ عَنْ یُونُسَ عَنْ عِدَّهٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی أَبِی عَنْ آبَائِهِ عَنْ أَمِیرِ الْمُؤْمِنِینَ ع قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص مَنْ خَرَجَ فِی سَفَرٍ وَ مَعَهُ عَصَا لَوْزٍ مُرٍّ وَ تَلَا هَذِهِ الْآیَهَ- وَ لَمَّا تَوَجَّهَ تِلْقاءَ مَدْیَنَ إِلَی قَوْلِهِ وَ اللَّهُ عَلی ما نَقُولُ وَکِیلٌ آمَنَهُ اللَّهُ مِنْ کُلِّ سَبُعٍ ضَارٍ وَ کُلِّ لِصٍّ عَادٍ وَ کُلِّ ذَاتِ حُمَهٍ حَتَّی یَرْجِعَ إِلَی أَهْلِهِ وَ مَنْزِلِهِ وَ کَانَ مَعَهُ سَبْعَهٌ وَ سَبْعُونَ مِنَ الْمُعَقِّبَاتِ یَسْتَغْفِرُونَ لَهُ حَتَّی یَرْجِعَ وَ یَضَعَهَا.


1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his predecessors, who narrate from Amirul Momineen (a.s.), who narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “One who goes to a journey and recites the verse: Wa lammaa tawajjaha tilqaa-a madyana… till Allaahu a’laa maa naqoolu wakeel Allah will protect him from every wild animal, thief, oppressor and poisonous animals till he returns home. This deed keeps poverty and Satan away. Once Adam (a.s.) became seriously ill and began to fear. He complained about it to Jibraeel (a.s.) who told him, ‘Take a branch of a bitter almond and keep it on your chest’. He did so and was relieved from the fear by Allah. One who wants that the distance becomes short for him while traveling should carry a stick of bitter almond.”