432. Reward of respecting an elderly person after knowing his excellence

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَلَمَهُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ حَسَّانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ حَمَّادٍ عَنْ أُمَیَّهَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ یَرْفَعُهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص مَنْ عَرَفَ فَضْلَ شَیْخٍ کَبِیرٍ فَوَقَّرَهُ لِسِنِّهِ آمَنَهُ اللَّهُ مِنْ فَزَعِ یَوْمِ الْقِیَامَهِ وَ قَالَ مِنْ تَعْظِیمِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ إِجْلَالُ ذِی الشَّیْبَهِ الْمُؤْمِنِ.


1. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “One who knows the excellence of an elderly person and honors him, Allah, the Mighty and Sublime will grant him salvation from fear on the Day of Judgment.” And he said, “Respecting an elderly believer is a way of showing respect to Allah, the Mighty and Sublime.”