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Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن الحسن بن موسى الخشاب، عن يزيد بن إسحاق، عن عباس بن يزيد، قال: قلت لأبي عبد الله عليه السلام - وكنت جالسا عنده ذات يوم -: أخبرني عن قول الله عز وجل: " وإذا رأيت ثم رأيت نعيما وملكا كبيرا " ما هذا الملك الذي كبره الله حتى سماه كبيرا؟ قال: فقال لي: إذا أدخل الله أهل الجنة الجنة أرسل رسولا إلى ولي من أوليائه فيجد الحجبة على بابه، فيقول له : قف حتى نستأذن لك فما يصل إليه رسول ربه إلا بإذن، فهو قوله عز وجل: " وإذا رأيت ثم رأيت نعيما وملكا كبيرا ".

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Hasan bin Musa, the Lumberjack, from Yazid bin Ishaq, from Abbas bin Yazid, that he said: I said to Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, and I was sitting next to him one day: Inform me about the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «And if you see, then you saw, a bliss and a Great Kingdom.» (76:20) What is this kingdom whom Allah magnified so that he named it as great? He said: Then he said to me: When Allah will make the people of Paradise enter Paradise, He will send a Messenger to an Ally from His Allies, and He will find the guardians at his door, to whom he will say: Stand, until we ask permission for you. Then, the Messenger from his Lord will not reach him except with a permission. That is the saying of Him, Exalted and Glorious is He: «And if you see, then you saw, a bliss and a Great Kingdom.» (76:20)