68. Punishment of including the pleasure of people with the pleasure of Allah while performing a good deed

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَبِی الْقَاسِمِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ الْکُوفِیِّ عَنِ الْمُفَضَّلِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ الْحَلَبِیِّ عَنْ زُرَارَهَ وَ حُمْرَانَ عَنْ أَبِی جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: لَوْ أَنَّ عَبْداً عَمِلَ عَمَلًا یَطْلُبُ بِهِ وَجْهَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ وَ الدَّارَ الْآخِرَهَ فَأَدْخَلَ فِیهِ رِضَی أَحَدٍ مِنَ النَّاسِ کَانَ مُشْرِکاً.


1. My father (rah) said: it was narrated to me by Muhammad b. Abi al-Qasim from Muhammad b. Ali al-Kufi from al-Muffadhal b. Salih from Muhammad b. Ali al-Halabi from Zurarah and Hamran from Abi Ja’far (a.s.) who said: “If a servant performs a good deed for the sake of pleasure of Allah and for hereafter and if he includes the pleasure of people in it, he is a polytheist.”




وَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع مَنْ عَمِلَ لِلنَّاسِ کَانَ ثَوَابُهُ عَلَی النَّاسِ إِنَّ کان [کُلَ] رِیَاءٍ شِرْکٌ. وَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَ مَنْ عَمِلَ لِی وَ لِغَیْرِی فَهُوَ لِمَنْ عَمِلَ لَهُ.


2. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “One who performs a good deed for the sake of people, his outcome is along with those people only. Surely every showoff is polytheism. The Almighty Allah says: One who performs a good deed for Me as well as for others he has done it for others and not for Me.”