431. Reward of living a life of forty to ninety years

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حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الْعَطَّارُ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارِ عَنِ الْعَبَّاسِ بْنِ مَعْرُوفٍ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِی نَجْرَانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِی الْقَاسِمِ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْمُغِیرَهِ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ یَقُولُ إِذَا بَلَغَ الْمَرْءُ أَرْبَعِینَ سَنَهً آمَنَهُ اللَّهُ مِنَ الْأَدْوَاءِ الثَّلَاثَهِ الْجُنُونِ وَ الْجُذَامِ وَ الْبَرَصِ فَإِذَا بَلَغَ الْخَمْسِینَ خَفَّفَ اللَّهُ حِسَابَهُ فَإِذَا بَلَغَ السِّتِّینَ رَزَقَهُ اللَّهُ الْإِنَابَهَ إِلَیْهِ فَإِذَا بَلَغَ السَّبْعِینَ أَحَبَّهُ أَهْلُ السَّمَاءِ فَإِذَا بَلَغَ الثَّمَانِینَ أَمَرَ اللَّهُ بِإِثْبَاتِ حَسَنَاتِهِ وَ إِلْقَاءِ سَیِّئَاتِهِ فَإِذَا بَلَغَ التِّسْعِینَ غَفَرَ اللَّهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ وَ مَا تَأَخَّرَ وَ کُتِبَ أَسِیرَ اللَّهِ فِی أَرْضِهِ.


1. It is narrated that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “When a person reaches the age of forty, Allah keeps him safe from three diseases like insanity, leprosy and white spots. When he reaches the age of fifty, Allah curtails his accounting. When he reaches the age of sixty, Allah makes him return to Himself. When he reaches the age of seventy, the people of heavens start loving him. When he reaches the age of eighty, Allah orders that his good deeds be written down and sins not be written. When he reaches the age of ninety, Allah, the Mighty and Sublime forgives his past and present sins and writes him as a prisoner of Allah on His earth.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ سَلَمَهَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِیلَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْخَالِقِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ طَلْحَهَ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ لَیُکْرِمُ أَبْنَاءَ التِّسْعِینَ وَ یَسْتَحِی مِنْ أَبْنَاءِ الثَّمَانِینَ.


2. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “Surely Allah honors a person aged seventy and grants modesty to a person aged seventy.”




وَ بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ عَنْ سَلَمَهَ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْمُؤَدِّبِ عَنْ عَاصِمِ بْنِ حُمَیْدٍ عَنْ خَالِدٍ الْقَلَانِسِیِّ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: إِنَّ اللَّهَ یَسْتَحِی مِنْ أَبْنَاءِ الثَّمَانِینَ أَنْ یُعَذِّبَهُمْ وَ قَالَ ع یُؤْتَی بِشَیْخٍ یَوْمَ الْقِیَامَهِ فَیُدْفَعُ إِلَیْهِ کِتَابُهُ ظَاهِرُهُ فِیمَا یَلِی النَّاسَ لَا یَرَی إِلَّا مَسَاوِیَ فَیَطُولُ ذَلِکَ عَلَیْهِ فَیَقُولُ یَا رَبِّ أَ تُعِیدُنِی إِلَی النَّارِ فَیَقُولُ الْجَبَّارُ جَلَّ جَلَالُهُ یَا شَیْخُ إِنِّی أَسْتَحِی أَنْ أُعَذِّبَکَ وَ قَدْ کُنْتَ تُصَلِّی لِی فِی دَارِ الدُّنْیَا اذْهَبُوا بِعَبْدِی إِلَی الْجَنَّهِ.


3. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “Allah feels ashamed to punish a person aged eighty. An elderly person will be brought on the Day of Judgment and his scroll of deeds will be handed over to him. People will see nothing in it except unpleasant things. He will say, ‘O Lord! Will you throw me also into Hell?’ Allah will reply, ‘O elderly! You used to offer Salaat in the world for. I feel ashamed to throw you in Hell’, and he will be ordered to be taken to Paradise.”