Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > Excellence of Farming
Hadith #7

7- عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ السَّرِيِّ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ يَزِيدَ بْنِ هَارُونَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) يَقُولُ الزَّارِعُونَ كُنُوزُ الأنَامِ يَزْرَعُونَ طَيِّباً أَخْرَجَهُ اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَهُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَحْسَنُ النَّاسِ مَقَاماً وَأَقْرَبُهُمْ مَنْزِلَةً يُدْعَوْنَ الْمُبَارَكِينَ.

7. Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ibrahim ibn Ishaq from al-Hassan ibn al-Sariy from al-Hassan ibn Ibrahim from Yazid ibn Harun who has said the following: “I once heard abu £ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, saying, ’Farmers are the mines of living creatures. They farm goodness that Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious, makes to grow and on the Day of Judgment they will have the best position and the closest place and they are called the blessed ones.’”