33. Appreciation of Bounties

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1ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى بْنِ عُبَيْدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَرَفَةَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) يَا ابْنَ عَرَفَةَ إِنَّ النِّعَمَ كَالإِبِلِ الْمُعْتَقَلَةِ فِي عَطَنِهَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ مَا أَحْسَنُوا جِوَارَهَا فَإِذَا أَسَاءُوا مُعَامَلَتَهَا وَإِنَالَتَهَا نَفَرَتْ عَنْهُمْ.


1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa ibn ‘Ubayd from Muhammad ibn ‘Arafah who has said the following: “Abu al-Hassan al-Rida, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘O ibn ‘Arafah, bounties are like guarded camels around drinking water. It is up to people to maintain good relations with the camel. If they fail to keep the good relations, the camel runs away from them.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (16/167)



2ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَجْلانَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) يَقُولُ أَحْسِنُوا جِوَارَ النِّعَمِ قُلْتُ وَمَا حُسْنُ جِوَارِ النِّعَمِ قَالَ الشُّكْرُ لِمَنْ أَنْعَمَ بِهَا وَأَدَاءُ حُقُوقِهَا.


2. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah from ‘Uthman ibn ‘Isa from Muhammad ibn ‘Ajlan who has said the following: “I heard abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, say, ‘Keep good neighborly relations with bounties/ I then asked, ‘How is that done?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Thank the One who has granted bounties and pay the rights due on the bounties/”


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3ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ زَيْدٍ الشَّحَّامِ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) يَقُولُ أَحْسِنُوا جِوَارَ نِعَمِ الله وَاحْذَرُوا أَنْ تَنْتَقِلَ عَنْكُمْ إِلَى غَيْرِكُمْ أَمَا إِنَّهَا لَمْ تَنْتَقِلْ عَنْ أَحَدٍ قَطُّ فَكَادَتْ أَنْ تَرْجِعَ إِلَيْهِ قَالَ وَكَانَ عَلِيٌّ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) يَقُولُ قَلَّ مَا أَدْبَرَ شَيْ‏ءٌ فَأَقْبَلَ.


3. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from al-Hassan ibn Mahbub from Zayd al-Shahham who has said the following: “I heard abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, say, ‘You should keep good neighborly relations with the bounties of Allah, and guard them being transferred from you to others; if bounties transfer away from a person, they very rarely return. Ali, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, would say, “It is very rare for something to come forward once it goes away.’””


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