Al-Kāfi - Volume 1 > Chapter on Miscellaneous Ahadith
Hadith #5

5ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ بَكْرِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنِ الْهَيْثَمِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الله عَنْ مَرْوَانَ بْنِ صَبَّاحٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) إِنَّ الله خَلَقَنَا فَأَحْسَنَ خَلْقَنَا وَصَوَّرَنَا فَأَحْسَنَ صُوَرَنَا وَجَعَلَنَا عَيْنَهُ فِي عِبَادِهِ وَلِسَانَهُ النَّاطِقَ فِي خَلْقِهِ وَيَدَهُ الْمَبْسُوطَةَ عَلَى عِبَادِهِ بِالرَّأْفَةِ وَالرَّحْمَةِ وَوَجْهَهُ الَّذِي يُؤْتَى مِنْهُ وَبَابَهُ الَّذِي يَدُلُّ عَلَيْهِ وَخُزَّانَهُ فِي سَمَائِهِ وَأَرْضِهِ بِنَا أَثْمَرَتِ الاشْجَارُ وَأَيْنَعَتِ الثِّمَارُ وَجَرَتِ الانْهَارُ وَبِنَا يَنْزِلُ غَيْثُ السَّمَاءِ وَيَنْبُتُ عُشْبُ الارْضِ وَبِعِبَادَتِنَا عُبِدَ الله وَلَوْ لا نَحْنُ مَا عُبِدَ الله.

5. Muhammad ibn abu ‘Abdallah ibn Muhammad ibn Isma‘il has narrated from al-Husayn ibn al-Hassan from Bakr ibn Salih from al-Hassan ibn Sa‘id from al-Haytham ibn ‘Abdallah from Marwan ibn Salih who has said that Imam abu ‘Abdallah has said the following. “Allah created us and made it well. He gave us our form and formed it well. He made us His eyes among His servants and His speaking tongue in His creatures. He made us His open hands over His servants with kindness and mercy. He has made us his face through which He is approached and his door that shows the way leading to Him. He made us His treasurers in the heavens and on earth. Through us the trees give fruit and the fruits ripen and the canals flow. Through us the skies send rain and plants grow on earth. Through our worship Allah is worshipped and were we not there Allah would not have been worshipped.”