28. Refusing to Appreciate a Benevolent Assistance

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1ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ الْبَغْدَادِيِّ عَمَّنْ رَوَاهُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ قَالَ لَعَنَ الله قَاطِعِي سُبُلِ الْمَعْرُوفِ قِيلَ وَمَا قَاطِعُو سُبُلِ الْمَعْرُوفِ قَالَ الرَّجُلُ يُصْنَعُ إِلَيْهِ الْمَعْرُوفُ فَيَكْفُرُهُ فَيَمْتَنِعُ صَاحِبُهُ مِنْ أَنْ يَصْنَعَ ذَلِكَ إِلَى غَيْرِهِ.


1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from abu Ja’far al-Baghdadiy from one who he has narrated (in his book) who has said the following: “Abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that Allah has condemned those who block the path to Benevolent Assistance, and it then was asked, ’Who are such people?’ The Imam replied, ’They are those who receive Benevolent Assistance but refuse to appreciate and thus stop the provider of Benevolent Assistance from providing such assistance to others.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرسل - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (16/161)



2ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ سَيْفِ بْنِ عَمِيرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) مَا أَقَلَّ مَنْ شَكَرَ الْمَعْرُوفَ.


2. Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah from al-Hassan ibn Mahbub from Sayf ibn ‘Amirah who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘How few are those who appreciate Benevolent Assistance!”’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (6/161)



3ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنِ السَّكُونِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) مَنْ أُتِيَ إِلَيْهِ مَعْرُوفٌ فَلْيُكَافِىْ بِهِ فَإِنْ عَجَزَ فَلْيُثْنِ عَلَيْهِ فَإِنْ لَمْ يَفْعَلْ فَقَدْ كَفَرَ النِّعْمَةَ.


3. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father, from al-Nawfaliy from al-Sakuniy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, has said, ‘A recipient of Benevolent Assistance should compensate (the provider) for it. If he cannot do so, he should praise him at least; otherwise, he has refused to appreciate a bounty.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (6/161)