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Hadith #20

وَ عَنْهُ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنِ ابْنِ مُسْكَانَ عَنْ مُيَسِّرٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قُلْتُ قَوْلُ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ وَ لا تُفْسِدُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ بَعْدَ إِصْلاحِها قَالَ فَقَالَ يَا مُيَسِّرُ إِنَّ الْأَرْضَ كَانَتْ فَاسِدَةً فَأَصْلَحَهَا اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ بِنَبِيِّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) فَقَالَ وَ لا تُفْسِدُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ بَعْدَ إِصْلاحِها .

20. And from him, from Muhammad Bin Ali, from Ibn Muskan, from Muyassar has narrated: It was said to Abu Ja’far (a.s.) about the Statement of Allah Mighty and Majestic: “[7:56] Do no mischief on the earth, after it hath been set in order”, so he (a.s.) said: ‘O Muyassar, verily the earth used to be in a state of disorder, so Allah Mighty and Majestic Corrected it by His Prophet (saww), therefore He Said:“[7:56] Do no mischief on the earth, after it hath been set in order”.