Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the saying of al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, with regards to a saying about Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «Indeed, He wished and willed, and did not love, nor become pleased»
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أبي رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن حماد بن عيسى، عن شعيب، عن أبي بصير، قال: قال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام: شاء وأراد ولم يحب ولم يرض. قلت له: كيف؟ قال: شاء أن لا يكون شئ إلا بعلمه، وأراد مثل ذلك، ولم يحب أن يقال له: ثالث ثلاثة، ولم يرض لعباده الكفر.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed, from his father, from Hammad bin Isa, from Shu’aib, from Abu Baseer, that he said: Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, said: He wished and willed, and He did not love nor become pleased. I said to him: How? He said: He wished that there should not be anything except with His Knowledge, and He willed the same as that, and He did not love that it is said: «The third of three» (5:73) and He was not pleased with disbelief for His servants.