Kitāb al-Muʾmin > The Reward of Helping a Believer, Relieving Him of Distress And Showing Him Kindness
Hadith #1

107 - عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: من مشى لامرئ مسلم في حاجته فنصحه فيها، كتب الله له بكل خطوة حسنة، ومحى عنه سيئة، قضيت الحاجة أولم تقض، فإن لم ينصحه فقد خان الله ورسوله، وكان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم خصمه

107. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: One who goes along with a Muslim to help him and counsels him accordingly, Allah will write for him, for every step (he takes), a good deed and erases from him a misdeed regardless of whether he succeeds in helping him or not. If he does not counsel him sincerely, then he has betrayed Allah and His Messenger, and it is the Messenger of Allah [a.s] who will litigate against him.



Hadith #2

108 - وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام: إن الله عز وجل انتخب قوما من خلقه لقضاء حوائج فقراء من شيعة علي عليه السلام ليثيبهم بذلك الجنة

108. It has been narrated that Abu 'Abd Allah said: Allah has elected some people from His creation for fulfilling the needs of the destitute amongst the Shi'ah of 'Ali [a.s] that He may reward them for that with Paradise.



Hadith #3

وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: أيما مؤمن نفس عن مؤمن كربة نفس الله عنه سبعين كربة من كرب الدنيا وكرب يوم القيامة، قال: ومن يسر على مؤمن وهو معسر، يسر الله له حوائج الدنيا والآخرة، ومن ستر على مؤمن عورة ستر الله عليه سبعين عورة من عوراته التي يخلفها في الدنيا والآخرة قال: وإن الله لفي عون المؤمن 5 ما كان المؤمن في عون أخيه المؤمن، فانتفعوا في العظة وارغبوا في الخير .

109. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said:Any believer who relieves a distress from another believer, Allah will relieve seventy distresses from him, of the distresses of the world and the distresses of the Day of Resurrection.He also said: One who brings ease to a believer in straitened circumstances, Allah will make easy for him the needs of the world and the hereafter; and one who hides the fault of a believer, Allah will conceal seventy faults that he leaves behind, in the world and in the hereafter.He also said: Indeed, Allah continues to aid a believer as long as he continues to aid his fellow believer; therefore, benefit from the exhortation and seek the good (of doing this).



Hadith #4

وعن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: من خطا في حاجة أخيه المسلم بخطوة كتب الله له بها عشر حسنات، وكانت له خيرا من [عتق ظ] عشر رقاب، و صيام شهر واعتكافه في المسجد الحرام

110. It has been reported that Abu Ja'far [a.s] said: One who takes one step in fulfilling the need of his Muslim brother, Allah writes for him ten good deeds and it is better for him than freeing ten slaves, and fasting for a month and performing i'tikaf (isolation for worship) in the Sacred Mosque (of Makkah)



Hadith #5

وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: قضاء حاجة المؤمن خير من حملان ألف فرس في سبيل الله عز وجل، وعتق ألف نسمة وقال: ما من مؤمن يمشي لأخيه في حاجة إلا كتب الله له بكل خطوة حسنة، وحط بها عنه سيئة، ورفع له بها درجة. وما من مؤمن يفرج عن أخيه المؤمن كربة إلا فرج الله عنه كربة من كرب الآخرة، وما من مؤمن يعين مظلوما إلا كان ذلك أفضل من صيام شهر واعتكافه في المسجد الحرام

111. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: To fulfill the need of a believer is better than providing one thousand horses in the way of Allah and freeing one thousand slaves. He also said: If any believer goes out to help his brother, Allah writes for him a good deed for every step (he takes) and erases from him a sin and elevates him a degree. And any believer who relieves his fellow believer of a distress, Allah will relieve him of a distress in the hereafter. And if any believer comes to the aid of one who is oppressed, that would be better than fasting for a whole month and performing i'tikaf in the Sacred Mosque (in Makkah).



Hadith #6

عن نصر بن قابوس قال: قلت لأبي الحسن الماضي عليه السلام: بلغني عن أبيك أنه أتاه آت فاستعان به على حاجته، فذكر له أنه معتكف، فأتى الحسن عليه السلام، فذكر له ذلك، فقال: أما علمت أن المشي في حاجة المؤمن خير من اعتكاف شهرين متتابعين في المسجد الحرام بصيامهما ,ثم قال أبو الحسن عليه السلام: ومن اعتكاف الدهر

112. It has been related that Nasr ibn Qabus said: I said to Abu al-Hasan (Imam al-Kaďim [a.s]), 'I have come to know that someone once came to your grandfather (Imam Al-Husayn [a.s]) asking for help, but he was informed that he (Al-Husayn) was in a state of i'tikaf. So, he came to al-Hasan [a.s] and mentioned it to him. Al-Hasan said, 'You should have known that going to help a believer is better than two consecutive months of i'tikaf in the Sacred Mosque (in Makkah) whilst fasting for these two months.' Abu al-Hasan [a.s] added, 'Moreover, it is better than performing i'tikaf for the whole lifetime.'



Hadith #7

وعن رجل من حلوان قال: كنت أطوف بالبيت، فأتاني رجل من أصحابنا فسألني قرض دينارين، وكنت قد طفت خمسة أشواط، فقلت له: أتم أسبوعي ثم أخرج، فلما دخلت في السادس اعتمد علي أبو عبد الله عليه السلام، و وضع يده على منكبي، قال: فأتممت سبعي ودخلت في الآخر لاعتماد أبي عبد الله عليه السلام علي، فكنت كلما جئت إلى الركن أومأ إلي الرجل، فقال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام: من كان هذا يؤمي إليك؟ قلت: جعلت فداك هذا رجل من مواليك، سألني قرض دينارين، قلت: أتم أسبوعي وأخرج إليك، قال: فدفعني أبو عبد الله عليه السلام وقال: اذهب فأعطهما إياه، فظننت أنه قال: فأعطهما إياه لقولي قد أنعمت له ، فلما كان من الغد دخلت عليه وعنده عدة من أصحابنا يحدثهم، فلما رآني قطع الحديث وقال: لأن أمشي مع أخ لي في حاجة حتى أقضي له أحب إلي من أن أعتق ألف نسمة، وأحمل على ألف فرس في سبيل الله مسرجة ملجمة

113. It has been reported that a man from Hulwan said: I was circumambulating the Sacred House (i.e. the Ka'bah) when a man came to me from amongst our companions and asked me to lend him two Dinars. I had completed five rounds and said to him, 'when I finish my seven rounds, I will come out.' When I started the sixth round, I was approached by Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s]. He put his hand on my shoulder (circumambulating with me). I finished my seven and started another round because Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] was leaning on me; and every time I passed the Rukn, the man waiting for the loan signaled to me. Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] thus said to me, 'who is that man beckoning you?' 'May I be ransomed for you,' I said, 'this is one of your associates. He asked me for a loan of two Dinars and I asked him to wait until I finish my seven rounds.' Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said, 'Go and give it to him.' Anyhow, I thought he said so because I had promised the man; but the next day, I visited him when he was encompassed by a group amongst our companions to whom he was talking. When he saw me, he interrupted his speech and said, 'For me, to walk with my brother in his need until I fulfill it for him is more preferable than freeing one thousand slaves and providing one thousand horses in the way of Allah, all saddled and reined (i.e. fully equipped).'



Hadith #8

وعن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم: من سر مؤمنا فقد سرني، ومن سرني فقد سر الله.

114. It has been reported that Abu Ja'far [a.s] said that the Messenger of Allah [a.s] said:One who makes a believer happy has in fact made me happy; and one who makes me happy has in fact made Allah happy.



Hadith #9

عن مسمع قال: سمعت الصادق عليه السلام يقول: من نفس عن مؤمن كربة من كرب الدنيا، نفس الله عنه كربة من كرب الآخرة، وخرج من قبره [وهو] ثلج الفؤاد.

115.It has been related that Musmi’ said:I heard al-Sadiq [a.s] saying: Whoever relieves a believer of a worldly anxiety, Allah will dispel from him a distress of the hereafter and he will come forth from his grave whilst he is delighted.”



Hadith #10

وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: من طاف بهذا البيت أسبوعا كتب الله عز وجل له ستة آلاف حسنة، ومحى عنه ستة آلاف سيئة، ورفع له ستة آلاف درجة " وفي رواية ابن عمار " وقضى له ستة آلاف حاجة وقال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام: لقضاء حاجة المؤمن خير من طواف وطواف حتى عد عشر مرات

116. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said:One who circumambulates around this House (i.e. the Ka'bah) seven times, Allah will write for him six thousand good deeds and erase six thousand misdeeds and elevate him six thousand degrees.According to Ibn 'Ammar's narration, 'And fulfill for him six thousand needs.'



Hadith #11

وقال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام: لقضاء حاجة المؤمن خير من عتق ألف نسمة، ومن حملان ألف فرس في سبيل الله

117. Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] also said: Fulfilling the need of a believer is better than freeing one thousand slaves and better than providing one thousand horses in the way of Allah.



Hadith #12

118 - وعن أبي جعفر عليه السلام: من قضى لمسلم حاجته ناداه الله عز وجل: ثوابك علي، ولا أرضى لك ثوابا دون الجنة.

118. It has been reported that Abu Ja'far [a.s] said: One who fulfils the need of a Muslim will be called out to by Allah [M.G] saying, 'your reward is upon Me and I shall not be satisfied with a reward for you less than Paradise.



Hadith #13

119 - وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: أيما مؤمن سأله أخوه المؤمن حاجته وهو يقدر على قضائها فرده منها سلط الله عليه شجاعا 7 في قبره ينهش من أصابعه.

119. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: If any believer asks his fellow brother to help him and he refuses while he is able to do, Allah will impose on him a serpent in his grave to bite his fingers.



Hadith #14

120 - وعن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: من قضى لأخيه المؤمن حاجة كتب الله بها عشر حسنات، ومحى عنه عشر سيئات، ورفع له بها عشر درجات، و كان عدل عشر رقاب وصوم شهر واعتكافه في المسجد الحرام

120. It has been reported that Abu Ja'far [a.s] said: One who fulfils a need for his Muslim brother, Allah records for him ten good deeds and erases from him ten misdeeds and elevates him ten degrees and it is equal to freeing ten slaves and fasting and i'tikaf in the Sacred Mosque for one month.”



Hadith #15

121 - وعن الصادق عليه السلام: من فرج عن أخيه المسلم كربة فرج الله عنه كربة يوم القيامة، ويخرج من قبره مثلوج الصدر

121. It has been related that al-Sadiq [a.s] said: One who relieves a distress from his Muslim brother, Allah will remove a distress from him on the Day of Resurrection and he shall come forth from his grave delighted.



Hadith #16

122 - وعن أبي إبراهيم الكاظم (ع) قال مَن فرَّجَ عن أخيه المسلم كُربةً فرّج الله عنه كُربة يوم القيامة.

122.It has been related that Abu Ibrahim Musa al-Kadim (a.s) said: One who One who relieves his Muslim brother of a distress, Allah will compensate him for it (by relieving him) of a distress on the Day of Resurrection.



Hadith #17

123 - وعن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: فيما ناجي الله به عبده موسى بن عمران أن قال: إن لي عبدا أبيحهم جنتي وأحكمهم فيها، قال موسى: يا رب من هؤلاء الذين تبيحهم جنتك وتحكمهم فيها؟ قال: من أدخل على مؤمن سرورا، ثم قال: إن مؤمنا كان في مملكة جبار وكان مولعا به فهرب منه إلى دار الشرك، ونزل برجل من أهل الشرك، فألطفه، وأرفقه 5، وأضافه 6، فلما حضره الموت، أوحى الله عزو جل إليه: وعزتي وجلالي لو كان في جنتي مسكن لمشرك لأسكنتك فيها، ولكنها محرمة على من مات مشركا، ولكن يا نارها ربيه 7 ولا تؤذيه، قال: ويؤتى برزقه طرفي النهار، قلت: من الجنة؟ قال: أو من حيث شاء الله عز وجل

123. It has been reported that Abu Ja'far [a.s] said: Allah confided to His servant Musa ibn 'Imran (Prophet Moses), 'For some of My servants, I shall open up My Paradise and make them rulers in it.' 'Lord,' asked Musa, 'who are these for whom You shall open up Your Paradise and cause them to dominate therein?' 'One who brings joy to a believer,' He replied. Then Abu Ja'far [a.s] said: There was a believer who lived in fear under the rule of a tyrant. He therefore fled to a land of polytheists and put down with a person who befriended, showed compassion and aided him. When the polytheist died, Allah revealed to him saying, 'By My Might and My Glory I swear, if there was a place in My Paradise for a polytheist, I would have made you to abide therein, but Paradise is forbidden to one who dies as polytheist. So, I will order the Fire of hell to evade tormenting him.' Abu Ja'far [a.s] added, 'He will be given his sustenance twice a day.' Will it be from Paradise?' I asked. 'Or from wherever Allah pleases,' the Imam replied.



Hadith #18

124- وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: من قضى لمسلم حاجة كتب الله له عشر حسنات، ومحى عنه عشر سيئات، ورفع له عشر درجات، وأظله الله عز وجل في ظله يوم لا ظل إلا ظله

124. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: Whoever fulfils a Muslim's need, Allah shall write for him ten good deeds, erase from him ten misdeeds, elevate him ten degrees, and Allah shall cover him under His shade on the Day when there is no shade except His.



Hadith #19

125- أبو حمزة عن أحدهما عليهما السلام: أيما مسلم أقال مسلما ندامة اقاله الله عز وجل عذاب يوم القيامة

125. Abu Hamzah reported that one of the two (al-Baqir or al-Sadiq) [a.s] said: If any Muslim gives a concession to another Muslim in trade, Allah will grant him an exemption from the chastisement of the Day of Resurrection.



Hadith #20

126- وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: من أدخل على مؤمن سرورا خلق الله عز وجل خلقا فيلقاه عند موته، فيقول له: أبشر يا ولي الله بكرامة من الله ورضوان [منه]، ثم لا يزال معه حتى يدخل قبره، فيقول له مثل ذلك فلا يزال معه في كل هول يبشره ويقول له فيقول له: من أنت رحمك الله؟ فيقول: أنا السرور الذي أدخلت على فلان

126. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: Whoever brings joy to a believer, Allah creates from that joy a creature that meets him at his death and says to him, 'Enjoy glad tidings! O friend of Allah with honor from Allah and pleasure.' Then it remains with him until he enters the grave and it says the same to him. When he is resurrected, it will meet him and say the same to him. Thus, it will not cease to be in his company, giving him glad tidings at every stage of horror and it will say to him the same words as before. So, the man will say to it, 'Who are you, may Allah have mercy on you?' 'I am the happiness that you brought to so-and-so,' it will reply.



Hadith #21

127- وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: من أحب الأعمال إلى الله عزو جل إدخال السرور على أخيه المؤمن [من] إشباع جوعته، أو تنفيس كربته أو قضاء دينه

127. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: Amongst the deeds most loved by Allah are (for a person) to bring joy to his fellow believer by satiating his hunger, relieving his distress or paying off his debt.



Hadith #22

128- وعن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم: من أكرم أخاه المسلم بمجلس يكرمه، أو بكلمة يلطفه بها أو حاجة يكفيه إياها، لم يزل في ظل من الملائكة ما كان بتلك المنزلة

128. It has been reported that Abu Ja'far [a.s] said: The Messenger of Allah [a.s] said: When one honors his Muslim brother in a gathering or speaks words of benevolence to him or helps him in a need, he continues to remain under the shade of the angels as long as he is in that state.



Hadith #23

129- وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: أوحى الله عز وجل إلى موسى ابن عمران: إن من عبادي من يتقرب إلي بالحسنة، فاحكمه بالجنة. قال: يا رب وما هذه الحسنة؟ قال: يدخل على مؤمن سرورا

129. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: Allah revealed to Musa ibn 'Imran: Amongst My servants, I decree Paradise for one who draws near to Me by a certain good deed. 'O Lord,' Musa [a.s] asked, 'what is this good deed?' 'This is bringing joy to a believer,' He replied.



Hadith #24

130- وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: مشي المسلم في حاجة المسلم خير من سبعين طوافا بالبيت الحرام

130. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: The walking of a Muslim in fulfilling the need of a fellow Muslim is better than seventy circumambulations of the Sacred House (i.e. Ka'bah).



Hadith #25

131- وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: إن مما يحب الله من الأعمال، إدخال السرور على المسلم

131. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: Indeed, of the actions loved by Allah is bringing happiness to a Muslim.



Hadith #26

132- عن صفوان قال: كنت عند أبي عبد الله عليه السلام يوم التروية فدخل عليه ميمون القداح، فشكى إليه تعذر الكراء، فقال لي: قم فأعن أخاك فخرجت معه، فيسر الله له الكراء، فرجعت إلى مجلسي، فقال لي: ما صنعت في حاجة أخيك المسلم؟ قلت: قضاها الله تعالى، فقال: أما إنك إن تعن أخاك أحب إلي من طواف أسبوع بالكعبة، ثم قال: إن رجلا أتى الحسن بن علي عليهما السلام فقال: بأبي أنت وأمي يا أبا محمد أعني على حاجتي؟ فانتعل وقام معه، فمر على الحسين بن علي عليهما السلام وهو قائم يصلي، فقال له: أين كنت عن أبي عبد الله، تستعينه على حاجتك؟ قال: قد فعلت فذكر لي أنه معتكف، فقال: أما أنه لو أعانك على حاجتك لكان خيرا له من اعتكاف شهر

132. Safwan reported: I was with Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] on the Day of al-Tarwiyah when Maymun al-Qaddah visited him and complained to him about a difficulty in arranging a hire. Imam al-Sadiq [a.s] said to me, 'Go and help your brother.' So, I went out with him and Allah eased his difficulty and I returned to my gathering. Imam al-Sadiq [a.s] asked me, 'What did you do in helping your Muslim brother?' 'Allah fulfilled it,' I replied. He said, 'Indeed, if you help your brother, it will be more loved by me than circumambulating around the Ka'bah for a week.' Then he continued, 'A man once came to al-Hasan ibn 'Ali [a.s] and said, 'May my father and mother be ransomed for you, O Abu Muhammad, help me with my need?' So, he put on his shoes and rose (to go) with him. They passed by Al-Husayn ibn 'Ali [a.s] who was standing in prayer. Imam al-Hasan [a.s] asked to the man, 'Why did you not ask Abu 'Abd Allah (i.e. Imam Al-Husayn) to help you?' 'I wanted,' replied the man, 'but it was said to me that he was in the state of i'tikaf.' 'Had he helped you in your need,' al-Hasan [a.s] commented, 'it would have been better for him than a whole month's i'tikaf.'



Hadith #27

133- وعن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: ما [من] عمل يعمله المسلم أحب إلى الله عز وجل من إدخال السرور على أخيه المسلم، وما من رجل يدخل على أخيه المسلم بابا من السرور إلا أدخل الله عز وجل عليه بابا من السرور

133. It has been reported that Abu Ja'far [a.s] said: No action of a Muslim is more loved by Allah than bringing joy to his Muslim brother; and anyone who brings joy to his Muslim brother, Allah will bring an equal measure of joy to him.



Hadith #28

134- وعن أبي الحسن عليه السلام قال: إن لله عز وجل جنة ادخرها لثلاث: إمام عادل، ورجل يحكم أخاه المسلم في ماله، ورجل يمشي لأخيه المسلم في حاجة قضيت له أولم تقض

134. It has been reported that Abu al-Hasan [a.s] said: Allah has a Paradise that He has stored away exclusively for three kinds of people: a just leader, a person who allows his Muslim brother to share in his wealth and a man who goes out to help his Muslim brother regardless of whether he succeeds in helping him or not.



Hadith #29

135- عن محمد بن مروان عن أحدهما عليهما السلام قال: مشي الرجل في حاجة أخيه المسلم تكتب له عشر حسنات، وتمحى عنه عشر سيئات، ويرفع له عشر درجات ويعدل عشر رقاب، وأفضل من اعتكاف شهر في المسجد الحرام و صيامه

135. It has been reported that Muhammad ibn Marwan said that one of the two (al-Baqir or al-Sadiq) [a.s] had said: If a person goes a distance to help his Muslim brother, ten good deeds are written for him, ten misdeeds are erased from him, he is elevated ten degrees, and it is equal in reward to freeing ten slaves. In addition, it is better than performing i'tikaf in the Sacred Mosque whilst fasting.



Hadith #30

136- وعن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: من مشى في حاجة لأخيه المسلم حتى يتمها أثبت الله قدميه يوم تزل الأقدام

136. It has been reported that Abu Ja'far [a.s] said: One who goes a distance to help his Muslim brother until he completes it, Allah will steady his feet on the Day when feet shall waver and slip.



Hadith #31

137- وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: قال النبي صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم: من أعان أخاه اللهفان اللهبان من غم أو كربة كتب الله عز وجل له إثنين وسبعين رحمة، عجل له منها واحدة يصلح بها أمر دنياه، واحدة وسبعين لأهوال الآخرة

137. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: The Prophet [a.s] said: Whoever relieves his grieving brother from a sorrow or distress, Allah will record for him seventy-two mercies; of them, one He shall hasten to him in this world in order to improve his worldly affairs, and seventy-one (will be postponed) to alleviate the horrors of the hereafter.”



Hadith #32

138- وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم: من أكرم مؤمنا، فإنما يكرم الله عز وجل

138. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: The Messenger of Allah [a.s] said: One who honors a believer has in fact honored Allah [M.G].



Hadith #33

139- وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: في 5 حاجة الرجل لأخيه المسلم ثلاث: تعجيلها، وتصغيرها، وسترها، فإذا عجلتها هنيتها، وإذا صغرتها فقد عظمتها وإذا سترتها فقد صنتها

139. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: An individual who intends to fulfill the need of his Muslim brother, three characteristics must be observed: expediting it, making it look little and concealing it. When you expedite it, it becomes wholesome; and when you make it look small, you in fact make it great; and when you conceal it, you have preserved it (i.e. its reward).



Hadith #34

140- وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: أيما مؤمن يقرض مؤمنا قرضا يلتمس وجه الله عز وجل، كتب الله له أجره بحساب الصدقة، وما من مؤمن يدعو لأخيه بظهر الغيب، إلا وكل الله عز وجل به ملكا يقول: ولك مثله وقال عليه السلام: دعاء المؤمن للمؤمن يدفع عنه البلاء، ويدر عليه الرزق

140. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: Any believer who gives another believer a loan, seeking the pleasure of Allah [M.G], Allah will record for him the equivalent in charity as his reward; and any believer who prays for his brother in his absence, Allah appoints for him an angel saying (to him), 'and for you is the same as for him.'



Hadith #35

141- عن إبراهيم التيمي قال: كنت في الطواف إذ أخذ أبو عبد الله عليه السلام بعضدي، فسلم علي ثم قال: ألا أخبرك بفضل الطواف حول هذا البيت؟ قلت: بلى، قال: أيما مسلم طاف حول هذا البيت أسبوعا: ثم أتى المقام، فصلى خلفه ركعتين، كتب الله له ألف حسنة، ومحى عند ألف سيئة، ورفع له ألف درجة، وأثبت له ألف شفاعة. ثم قال: ألا أخبرك بأفضل من ذلك؟ قلت: بلى، قال: قضاء حاجة امرئ أفضل من طواف أسبوع وأسبوع حتى بلغ عشرة ثم قال: يا إبراهيم ما أفاد المؤمن من فائدة أضر عليه من مال يفيده، المال أضر عليه من ذئبين ضاريين في غنمهم قد هلكت رعاتها، واحد في أولها وآخر في آخرها، ثم قال: فما ظنك بهما؟ قلت: يفسدان، أصلحك الله، قال: صدقت، إن أيسر ما يدخل عليه أن يأتيه أخوه المسلم فيقول: زوجني، فيقول: ليس لك مال

141. It has been related that Ibrahim al-Taymi said: I was circumambulating (the Ka'bah) when Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] took hold of my arm and greeted me. Then he said, 'Shall I tell you about the excellence of circumambulating this House?' 'Indeed,' I replied. He said: 'Any Muslim who circumambulates this House seven times then comes to the Maqam (the standing-place of Prophet Abraham) and offers a two-Rak'ah (unit of prayer) prayer behind it, Allah will write for him one thousand good deeds, erase from him one thousand misdeeds, elevate him one thousand degrees and establish for him one thousand intercessions. Then he said, 'Shall I tell you what is even better than that?' 'Yes, indeed,' I replied. He said: 'To fulfill someone's need is better than circumambulating a week and another week…' he repeated ten times then said: 'O Ibrahim: a believer has never acquired a profit more harmful to him than the wealth he gains. Wealth is more injurious to him than two starving wolves on a flock of sheep whose shepherd has perished; one (attacking) from the front and the other from the rear.' Then he asked, 'What do you think of them (i.e. the wolves)?' 'May you prosper and thrive! They will ruin (the flock),' I replied. 'This is true,' he remarked, 'the least (corruption) that permeates him is that his Muslim brother comes to him and says, 'Marry me (to your daughter),' but he replies, 'you have no wealth!'



Hadith #36

142- عن أبان بن تغلب قال: سألت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام عن حق المؤمن على المؤمن، فقال: حق المؤمن أعظم من ذلك، لو حدثتكم به لكفرتم، إن المؤمن إذا خرج من قبره، خرج معه مثال من قبره، فيقول له: إبشر بالكرامة من ربك و السرور، فيقول له: بشرك الله بخير، ثم يمضي معه يبشره بمثل ذلك. ورواه عن غيره 5 قال: فإذا مر بهول، قال: ليس هذا لك، وإذا مر بخير قال: هذا لك، فلا يزال معه يؤمنه مما يخاف، ويبشره بما يحب، حتى يقف بين يدي الله عز وجل، فإذا امر به إلى الجنة، قال له المثال: إبشر بالجنة فان الله عز وجل قد أمر بك إلى الجنة، فيقول له: من أنت يرحمك الله، بشرتني حين خرجت من قبري وآنستني في طريقي وخبرتني عن ربي؟ فيقول: أنا السرور الذي كنت تدخله على إخوانك في الدنيا جعلت منه لأنصرك ، وأونس وحشتك

142. It has been related that Aban ibn Taghlib said: I asked Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] concerning the right of a believer on a (fellow) believer. He said: The rights of a believer are not that simple. If I were to relate them to you, you would find yourselves neglectful concerning the religious duties. When a believer shall come forth from his grave, a form will emerge with him from his grave and say to him, 'Enjoy the honor and happiness of Allah; Allah gives you the glad tidings of goodness.' Then it shall go along with him giving him similar glad tidings along the way. According to another series of narrators, the Imam continued: When he comes to something terrifying, the form shall say, 'this is not for you,' and when it comes to something good, it shall say, 'this is for you.' Thus it will continue with him, comforting him from what he fears and giving him glad tidings of what he desires until it stands with him before Allah [M.G]. When he is instructed to enter Paradise, the form shall say to him, 'Enjoy Paradise, for Allah [M.G] has instructed you to enter it.' He shall say to it, 'Who are you? May Allah have mercy upon you, for you gave me glad tidings when I came forth from my grave and you accompanied me in my journey and have informed me of good news from my Lord.' 'I am the happiness that you brought to your (believing) brothers in the world,' it shall reply, 'I was made from that joy so that I may help you and offer you company in your loneliness.'



Hadith #37

143- وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: أوحى الله عز وجل إلى داود (ع): إن العبد من عبادي ليأتيني بالحسنة فأبيحه جنتي، فقال داود، يا رب وما تلك الحسنة؟ قال: يدخل على عبدي المؤمن سرورا ولو بتمرة، قال داود: حق لمن عرفك أن لا يقطع رجاءه منك

143. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: Allah [M.G] revealed to Dawud (Prophet David [a.s] saying: 'Sometimes, My servant brings Me one good deed and I make Paradise lawful for him.' Dawud [a.s] asked, 'O Lord: what is that good deed?' 'It is bringing happiness to My believing servant,' he said, 'even if it be with a single piece of date.' 'O Lord,' responded Dawud, 'One who knows You will never lose hope in You.'



Hadith #38

144- وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: إن المسلم إذا جاءه أخوه المسلم فقام معه في حاجته، كان كالمجاهد في سبيل الله

144. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: A believer who rises to assist another believer when he comes to him for help is like one who strives in the way of Allah.



Hadith #39

145- وعن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: من أعان أخاه المؤمن اللهبان اللهفان عند جهده فنفس كربه وأعانه على نجاح حاجته، كانت له بذلك اثنان وسبعون رحمة من الله عز وجل يعجل له منها واحدة يصلح بها أمر معيشته، و يدخر له واحدة وسبعين رحمة لوائج القيامة ، وأهوالها

145. It has been reported that Abu 'Abd Allah [a.s] said: One who helps his grieving and distressed fellow believer in his struggle, relieves his distress and helps him in attaining his need shall have seventy-two mercies from Allah; one of which is hastened to him to improve his livelihood, and the remaining seventy-one mercies are stored away for him for the woes of the Resurrection and its horrors.