3. Using the Worldly Resources as Means for Success in the Hereafter

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1- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنِ السَّكُونِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) عَنْ آبَائِهِ (عَلَيْهِم السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) نِعْمَ الْعَوْنُ عَلَى تَقْوَى اللهِ الْغِنَى.


1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from af-Nawfafiy from af-Sakuniy who has said the following: “Abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the Messenger of Allah has said, ‘The best helper of piety is (financial) self-sufficiency.’”


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2- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ جَمِيلِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) فِي قَوْلِ اللهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ رَبَّنا آتِنا فِي الدُّنْيا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً رِضْوَانُ اللهِ وَالْجَنَّةُ فِي الآخِرَةِ وَالْمَعَاشُ وَحُسْنُ الْخُلُقِ فِي الدُّنْيَا.


2. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Mahbub from Jamil ibn Salih who has said the following: “About the words of Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious, ‘O Lord, grant us good in this world and in the next world’, abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘It is Allah’s happiness with one, paradise in the next life, good living and excellent moral manners in this world.’”


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3- عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ بُنْدَارَ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الثَّقَفِيِّ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْمُعَلَّى عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ رَفَعَهُ إِلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قِيلَ لَهُ مَا بَالُ أَصْحَابِ عِيسَى (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) كَانُوا يَمْشُونَ عَلَى الْمَاءِ وَلَيْسَ ذَلِكَ فِي أَصْحَابِ مُحَمَّدٍ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) قَالَ إِنَّ أَصْحَابَ عِيسَى (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) كُفُوا الْمَعَاشَ وَإِنَّ هَؤُلاءِ ابْتُلُوا بِالْمَعَاشِ.


3. Ali ibn Muhammad Bandar has narrated from Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah from Ibrahim ibn Muhammad al-Thaqafiy from Ali ibn Mu‘alla’ from al-Qasim ibn Muhammad in a marfu’ manner who has said the following: “Once it was asked of abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘How is it that disciples of Jesus could walk on water and the companions of Muhammad, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, do not have such ability? Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al- Salam, replied, ‘The disciples of Jesus were self-sufficient financially and these people have trouble with their financial matters.’”


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4- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ ثَعْلَبَةَ بْنِ مَيْمُونٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الأعْلَى عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ سَلُوا اللهَ الْغِنَى فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْعَافِيَةَ وَفِي الآخِرَةِ الْمَغْفِرَةَ وَالْجَنَّةَ.


4. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from ibn Faddal from Tha’labah ibn Maymun from ‘Abd al-‘Ala’ who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Ask Allah to grant you (financial) self-sufficiency and good health in this world, forgiveness and paradise in the hereafter.’”


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5- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَارِثِ بْنِ بَهْرَامَ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ جُمَيْعٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) يَقُولُ لا خَيْرَ فِي مَنْ لا يُحِبُّ جَمْعَ الْمَالِ مِنْ حَلالٍ يَكُفُّ بِهِ وَجْهَهُ وَيَقْضِي بِهِ دَيْنَهُ وَيَصِلُ بِهِ رَحِمَهُ.


5. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from abu ‘Abd Allah from ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Muhammad from al-Harith ibn Bahram from ‘Amr ibn Jami’ who has said the following: “I heard abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, saying, ‘There is not much good in one who does not love to accumulate lawful wealth with which he can safeguard his dignity, pay off his debts and maintain good relations with relatives.’”


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6- الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ بْنِ الرَّبِيعِ فِي وَصِيَّتِهِ لِلْمُفَضَّلِ بْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) يَقُولُ اسْتَعِينُوا بِبَعْضِ هَذِهِ عَلَى هَذِهِ وَلا تَكُونُوا كُلُولا عَلَى النَّاسِ.


6. Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ja’far ibn Muhammad from al-Qasim ibn al-Rabi‘ in his (Imam’s) advice to al- Mufaddal ibn ‘Umar who has said the following: “I heard abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, saying, ‘You should use certain items of these resources to overcome other tasks and do not become a burden on people.’”


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7- عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ بُنْدَارَ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ عَنْ أَبِي الْخَزْرَجِ الأنْصَارِيِّ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ غُرَابٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) مَلْعُونٌ مَنْ أَلْقَى كَلَّهُ عَلَى النَّاسِ.


7. Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Bandar has narrated from Ahmad ibn ‘Abd Allah from abu al-Khazraj al-Ansariy from Ali ibn Ghurab 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, ‘Condemned is one who shifts his burden over on other people.’”


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8- عَنْهُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ ذَرِيحِ بْنِ يَزِيدَ الْمُحَارِبِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ نِعْمَ الْعَوْنُ الدُّنْيَا عَلَى الآخِرَةِ.


8. It is narrated from him (narrator of the previous Hadith) from Ahmad from his father from Safwan ibn Yahya from Darih ibn Yazid al-Muharibiy who has said the following: “Abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘The worldly resources are best means to overcome the difficulties of the next life.”’


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9- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ ذَرِيحٍ الْمُحَارِبِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ نِعْمَ الْعَوْنُ عَلَى الآخِرَةِ الدُّنْيَا.


9. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Safwan ibn Yahya from Darih al-Muharibiy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the worldly resources are best means to overcome the difficulties of the next life.”


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10- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ أَبِي يَعْفُورٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَجُلٌ لأبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) وَاللهِ إِنَّا لَنَطْلُبُ الدُّنْيَا وَنُحِبُّ أَنْ نُؤْتَاهَا فَقَالَ تُحِبُّ أَنْ تَصْنَعَ بِهَا مَا ذَا قَالَ أَعُودُ بِهَا عَلَى نَفْسِي وَعِيَالِي وَأَصِلُ بِهَا وَأَتَصَدَّقُ بِهَا وَأَحُجُّ وَأَعْتَمِرُ فَقَالَ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) لَيْسَ هَذَا طَلَبَ الدُّنْيَا هَذَا طَلَبُ الآخِرَةِ.


10. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘ Umayr from Hisham ibn Salim from ‘Abd Allah ibn abu Ya’fur who has said the following: “A man once said to abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘We, by Allah, ask for the worldly things and we love to receive worldly gains.’ He (the Imam) asked, ‘What do you want to do with it?’ He replied, ‘I like to improve my own conditions, the conditions of my family, maintain good relations with others, give charity, perform Hajj and al-‘Umrah.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘This is not asking for worldly things. It is asking for success in the hereafter.’”


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11- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ رَفَعَهُ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) غِنًى يَحْجُزُكَ عَنِ الظُّلْمِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ فَقْرٍ يَحْمِلُكَ عَلَى الإثْمِ.


11. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Khalid in a marfu’ manner who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, once said, ‘A wealth that keeps you away from injustice is better than poverty which leads you to commit sins.’”


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12- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ عِدَّةٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) يُصْبِحُ الْمُؤْمِنُ أَوْ يُمْسِي عَلَى ثُكْلٍ خَيْرٌ لَهُ مِنْ أَنْ يُصْبِحَ أَوْ يُمْسِيَ عَلَى حَرَبٍ فَنَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الْحَرَبِ.


12. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from ibn Mahbub from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan from A number of our people has narrated 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 believer’s spending days and nights with suffering from the losses of his loved ones is better than his spending days and nights in the state of war. We seek protection with Allah against war.’”


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13- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي الْبَخْتَرِيِّ رَفَعَهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي الْخُبْزِ وَلا تُفَرِّقْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَهُ فَلَوْ لا الْخُبْزُ مَا صَلَّيْنَا وَلا صُمْنَا وَلا أَدَّيْنَا فَرَائِضَ رَبِّنَا.


13. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah from his father from abu al-Bakhtariy in a marfu’ manner who has said the following: “The Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, has said, ‘O Allah, grant us blessings with our loaves of bread and do not take them away from us. Without bread we cannot perform Salat (prayer) or fast, perform our obligations toward our Lord.’”


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14- مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ عَلِيٍّ الأحْمَسِيِّ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ نِعْمَ الْعَوْنُ الدُّنْيَا عَلَى طَلَبِ الآخِرَةِ.


14. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Ali al-Ahmasiy from a man who has said the following: “Abu Ja’far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘The worldly help in one’s quest for success in the hereafter is the best help.’”


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15- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَسْبَاطٍ عَنْ ذَرِيحٍ الْمُحَارِبِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ نِعْمَ الْعَوْنُ الدُّنْيَا عَلَى الآخِرَةِ.


15. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ali ibn Asbat from Darih al-Muharibiy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘The worldly help in one’s quest for success in the hereafter is the best help.’”


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