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Five Prostrations for Glad Tidings

He said: Abul Qasim Ja'far b. Muhammad b. Qawlawayh (may Allah bless him with mercy) reported to me from al-Husain b. Muhammad b. Amir, from Ahmad b. Alawiyyah, from Ibrahim b. Muhammad al-Thaqafi, who reported from Tawabah b. al-Khaleel, who reported from Uthman b. Isa who reported from Abu Abdil Rehman, who reported from Ja'far b. Muhammad (A.S.) that:
Once when the Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, was travelling, he dismounted and then performed five prostrations (Sijdah). When he mounted again, one of his companions said: "We saw you do something, O messenger of Allah, which you never did before." He said: "Yes, Jibraeel came to me and gave me glad news that Ali belongs in Paradise. So I went into prostration to thank Allah. When I raised my head, he said: 'Fatimah belongs in Paradise.' I went to prostrate again to thank Allah. And when I raised my head, he said: 'al-Hasan and al-Husain are the masters of the youths of Paradise.' So I prostrated to thank Allah. And when I raised my head, he said: 'And those who love them belong in Paradise.' So I prostrated to thank Allah. And when I raised my head, he said: 'And those who love the people who love them (Ahlul Bait) belong in Paradise.' (So I prostrated to thank Allah)."

Supplicate constantly
He said: Abu Ghalib al-Zurari reported to me from Abdullah b. Muhammad b. Khalid, who reported from Abdul Rehman b. Abu Najran who reported from Safwan, from Seif al-Tammar, who reported that Abu Abdillah Ja'far b. Muhammad (A.S.) said:
"Be supplicating constantly, for there is nothing like it to take you nearer (to Allah). And do not avoid asking for small matters because of its smallness, for the provider of the small is also the provider of the big."

Refraining from fault finding
He said: Abul Hasan Ahmad b. Muhammad b. al-Hasan reorted to me from his father, who reported from Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Saffar, who reported from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa, who reported from Muhammad b. Sinan, from Ibrahim and al-Fadhl - the two Ash'aries - from Abdullah b. Bukair, from Zurarah who reported that Abu Ja'far or Abu Abdillah (AS) said:
"When a servant of Allah befriends someone, under the pretense of religion, with a motive to find out his drawbacks and errors, so that he would then taunt that man, he draws himself closest to becoming an infidel."'

When sins multiply
He said: Abul Hasan Ahmad b. Muhammad b. al-Hasan reported to me from his father, who reported from Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Saffar, who reported from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa, from al-Husain b. Saeed, from Ibn Abu Umayr, from Ismail b. Ibrahim, from al-Hakam b. Utaibah that Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, said:
"When the sins of a servant of Allah multiply and grow in number, and he has nothing to expiate his sins with, Allah tests him with sorrow and grief, and thus expiate his sins."

The Inner self
He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Umar al-Je'abi has reported to me from Abul Abbas Ahmad b. Muhammad, from Muhammad b. Salim al-Azadi, from Musa b. al-Qasim, from Muhammad b. Imran al-Bijilli who said:
I heard Abu Abdillah (AS) say: "Whoever has not been blessed by Allah with an admonishing innerself, he can derive no benefit from the admonitions of the people."

The status of the seeker
He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Umar al-Je'abi reported to me from Abul Abbas, Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Saeed al-Hamadani, who reported from Abu Musa, Harun b. Amru al-Majaashei, who reported from Muhammad b. Ja'far b. Muhammad, from his father, who reported from his grandfather that:
The Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), said: "A learned man among the ignorant people is like a living person among the dead. And everything, including the fish, the poisonous vermins, the wild beasts and the cattle pray for the forgiveness of the one who seeks knowledge. So, seek knowledge, for surely, it is a conducive mean between you and Allah, Most High. And surely, seeking of knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim."

A deed performed with taqwa
He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Umar al-Je'abi reported to me from Abul Abbas, Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Saeed, who reported from Muhammad b. Harun b. Abdul Rehman al-Hijazi, who reported from his father, who reported from Isa b.Abul Ward, from Ahmad b. Abdul Aziz, who reported from Abu Abdillah (AS) that:
Amirul Mo'mineen, peace be upon him, said: "A deed when performed with Taqwa (i.e. being mindful of one's duties towards Allah, and guarding oneself from sins for the fear of Allah) is not (of) less (importance). And how can that be less which has been accepted (by Allah)?"

Spare your speech
He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Umar b. Salim reported to me from Abul Abbas Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Saeed, who reported from Ahmad b. Yusuf, who reported from Muhammad b. Yazid who reported from Ahmad b. Rizq, from Abu Ziyad al-Fuqaymi, from Abu Abdillah, Ja'far b. Muhammad (AS), from his father (AS), from Ali b. al-Husain (AS) who reported that:
The Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, said: "When you see a person not engaging in a purposeless chatter, then that is the sign of his excellent (understanding of) Islam."

Illness purifies a person of his sins
He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Umar b. Salim al-Je'abi reported to me from Abu Abdillah Ja'far b. Muhammad al-Hasani, who reported from al-Fadl b. al-Qasim, who reported from his father, from his grandfather, who reported from his father, that Abdullah b. Muhammad b. Aqil. b. Abi Talib who said:
I heard Ali b. al-Husain, Zainul Abedeen (AS) say: "A nerve (of a Mo'min) does not twitch, nor does he have a headache except because of his sins. And that which Allah forgives is much more." And whenever he saw a sick person having recovered, he would say: "May the purification from the sins do you good! Now start (good) deeds all over again."

Allah tests His servants
He said: Al-Sharif Abu Abdillah Muhammad b. Muhammad Tahir al-Musavi reported to me from Abul Abbas Abmad b. Muhammad b. Saeed al-Hamadani, who reported from Yahya b. Zakariyya Ibn Shayban, who reported from Muhammad b. Sinan, who reported from Ahmad b. Sulayman al-Qummi al-Kufi, who said:
I heard Abu Abdillah Ja'far b. Muhammad (AS) say: "Even a prophet among the Prophets may be tested with thirst till he dies thirsty; even a prophet among the Prophets may be tested at a deserted place till he dies naked; even a prophet among the Prophets may be tested with diseases and illness till he dies; even a prophet among the Prophets may come to his people, stay with them so as to enjoin upon them obedience to Allah, and call them to the absolute unity of Allah, yet he may not be spared a night, nor given an opportunity to complete his speech, nor given even a patient listening, until he is killed. Verily, Allah, Most High, tests His servants according to their station in His estimate."

On constraint and indulgence
He said: Al-Shareef Abu Abdillah Muhammad b. Muhammad b. Tahir reported to me from Abul Abbas Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Saeed, from Ahmad b. Yusuf al-Ja'fi, from al-Husain b. Muhammad, from his father, from Adam b. Uyaynah b. Abi Imran al-Hilali al-Kufi, who said:
I heard Abu Abdillah, Ja'far b. Muhammad (AS) say: "How often a moment's constraint and patience can bring about long lasting pleasure and satisfaction, and how often a moment's indulgence can result in a prolonged grief and sorrow."

Acting without understanding
He said: Abul Hasan Ahmad b. Muhammad al-Hasan reported to me from his father, from Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Saffar, from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa, from Muhammad b. Sinan, from Musa b. Bakr, who said:
Someone who heard from Abu Abdillah Ja'far b. Muhammad (AS) reported to me that he said: "One who acts without any understanding and vision, is like a person walking behind a mirage on a levelled desert, the faster he runs the farthest he ends up.

Similitude of the transitory
He said: Abu Ja'far Muhammad b. Ali b. al-Husain reported to me from Abdullah b. Ja'far al-Himyari, who reported from Ayyub b. Nooh, from Muhammad Abu Umayr, from Jameel b. Darraj, from Abu Hamza al-Thumali, may Allah bless him with His mercy, that:
Ali b. al-Husain Zainul Abideen (AS) once addressed his companions thus: "O my brothers, I enjoin upon you for the next world, and I do not enjoin upon you this world of which you all are so greedy, and to which you are steadfastly stuck. Did you not hear what Isa, son of Maryam (AS) said to his disciples? He said to them: 'The world is like a bridge; you cross it and do not build upon it. And he said: Whoever among you ever builds a house on the sea waves? ' That is the similitude of this worldly abode, so do not treat it as a permanent place."

Two types of manly virtues
He said: Abu Ja'far Muhammad b. Ali b. al-Husain reported to me from Muhammad b. al-Hasan b. al-Waleed, who reported from Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Saffar, from Ya'qoob b. Yazeed, from Ibn Abi Umayr, from more than one source, that:
Abu Abdillah Ja'far b. Muhammad (AS) said: "Manly virtues are of two types; one in the hometown and another when you are travelling. As for the virtue in the hometown, it is to recite from the Qur'an, to attend the mosques, to keep in company of good people, and to ponder over religious injunctions. And when travelling, the virtue consists of offering ones provision generously to the fellow travellers, to be cheerful without indulging in jokes which Allah dislikes, to avoid, as much as you can, going against the wishes of your companions, and not to report on them after having parted their company."

Earning the promised blessing one has not seen
He said: Abu Ja'far Muhammad b. Ali b. al-Husain reported to me from his father, who reported from Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar, who reported from Muhammad b. Abu Al-Sahban, from Muhammad b. Abu Umayr, from Jamil b. Darraj, that:
Abu Abdillah Ja'far b. Muhammad (AS) who said: The Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, said: "Blessed is he who denounces the tempting ready desire, to earn the promised blessing he has not seen."

Traits of a religion person
He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Umar al-Je'abi reported to me from Abul Abbas Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Saeed, who reported from Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Khaqan al-Nahdi, who reported from Sulaim, the servant at the Darb al-Hubb (probably referring to Sulaim the servant of Ali b. Yaqteen), from Ibrahim b. Uqbah b. Ja'far, from Muhammad b. Nadhr b. Qarwash al-Nahdi, the camel hirer at Kufa, that:
Abu Abdillah, Ja'far b. Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: "A religious person thinks about his conduct with serenity, and when he submits (to such) he becomes humble, and when contented, he enjoys sufficiency, pleased with whatever he has been endowed with, and when he is alone, he craves no company; he abandons all base desires and thus becomes free. Being divested of the world, he is protected from the evils, having cast aside jealousy, he displays and earns love. He poses no threat to the people, so people are not afraid of him; he does not offend them, so he is secured from them, and he always censured himself for his own shortcomings in every matter, till he succeeds and reaches perfection. He has adopted the ways where lie his well-being and health, and therefore never regrets."

Alms given early morning...
He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Umar al-Je'abi reported to me from Abul Abbas b.Muhammad b. Saeed, who reported from Ja'far b. Abdillah, who reported from his brother Muhammad b. Abdillah, who reported from Ishaq b. Ja'far b. Muhammad, from Muhammad b. Hilal al-Mazhaji, who said:
Your father Ja'far b. Muhammad al-Sadiq (AS) told me: "When you are in (financial) need, rise early in the day, for the subsistence (Rizq) is distributed before sunrise. And Allah, Most High, has blessed this Ummah in its early hours; and give away alms in the early hour; because adversities do not follow the alms (Sadaqah)."

Cleanse and purify your heart before you ask Him
He said: Abu Ghalib Ahmad b. Muhammad al-Zurari, may Allah have mercy on him, reported to me from Abdullah b. Ja'far al-Himyari, who reported from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa, who reported from al-Husain b. Saeed, from Muhammad b. Sinan, from Swaleh b. Yazid, from Abu Abdillah al-Sadiq Ja'far b. Muhammad (A.S.):
I heard him say: "Dive deep into your hearts, to find if Allah has cleansed and purified it from all displeasure and fear regarding His Will. If you find it so, then ask for Him whatever you desire."

Die in the state of Taharat and you will die a martyr
He said: Ahmad b. Muhammad b. al-Hasan b. al-Walid has reported to me from his father, who reported from al-Husain b. al-Hasan b. Aban, from Muhammad b. Awramah, from Ismail b. Aban al-Warraq, who reported from al-Rabee' b. Badr, from Abu Hatim, from Anas b. Malik, who reported that:
The Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, said: "O Anas, be always pure and clean, and Allah will increase your years (i.e. lifetime). And if you can remain in the state of purity through the day and the night, then do so; for if you die in the state of purity (Taharat, Wudhoo etc.), you will die a martyr. And be steadfast on the noon prayers, for it is the prayers of those who return to Allah with repentance. And perform as many optional prayers as possible, so that the appointed keepers (Angels) have affection for you. And initiate Salaam upon one you meet, so that Allah augments your good deeds. Greet with Salaam your household, and it will be full of divine blessings. Show veneration to the elder Muslims, and be kind to their young ones, so that when you and I arrive on the Day of Judgement, we come like these two - then he demonstrated by his first two fingers."

Allah helps according to the measure of our intentions
He said: Abu Ghalib Ahmad b. Muhammad reported to me from his grandfather Muhammad b. Sulaiman, who reported from Abu Ja'far Muhammad b. al-Husain, who reported from Muhammad b. Sinan, from Hamza b. Muhammad al-Tayyar, who said:
I heard Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, say: "Allah helps His servants according to the measure of their intentions. He who has a wholesome intention receives full help from Allah, and he who has a deficient intention receives as much less."

Knowledge precedes ignorance
He said: 'Abu Ghalib Ahmad b. Muhammad reported to me from Abu Tahir Muhmmmad b. Sulaiman al-Zurari, who reported from Muhammad b. al-Husain, from Muhammad b. Yahya, from Ghiyath b. Ibrahim, from Kharijah b. Mas'ab, from Muhammad b. Abu Umair al-Abdi, who reported that:
Amirul Mo'mineen Ali b. Abi Talib, peace be upon him, said: "Allah did not take away covenant from the ignorant people for seeking the expoundings of Knowledge, before He had taken a covenant from the learned people to expound unto the ignorant people. That is because knowledge preceded ignorance."

Those nearest to the Prophet on the Day of Reckoning
He said: Abul Hasan Ali b. Khalid al-Maraghi reported to me from Abul Qasim al-Hasan b. Ali b. al-Hasan al-Kufi, who reported from Ja'far b. Muhammad b. Marwan, who reported from his father, from Muhammad b. Ismail al-Hashimi, from Abdul Mo'min who reported that Muhammad b. Ali al-Baqir, peace be upon him, reported from Jabir b. Abdillah al-Ansari that:
The Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, said: "On the Day of Reckoning tomorrow, the nearest to me will be those who are most truthful in their speech and the most ardent in paying back the deposits entrusted to them, and the most faithful in fulfilling their promises and the best in their behaviour and the most amiable to the people."

Benevolence & Tyranny
He said: 'Abu Ja'far Muhammad b. Ali b. al-Husain reported to me from Muhammad b. Musa al-Mutawakkil, who reported from Ali b. al-Husain al-Sa'dabadi, from Ahmed b. Abu Abdillah al-Barqi, from Abdul Rahman b. Abi Najran, from Asim b. Hamid, from Abu Hamzah al-Thumali that Abu Ja'far al-Baqir Muhammad b. Ali, peace be upon him, reported from his forefathers that:
The Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, said: "Benevolence is a good turn, earning the quickest reward, and tyranny is an evil, earning quickest requital. Enough for ones blemish that one should see faults in others while condoning the same faults in oneself; or scoff at the others for an act from which he himself cannot abstain, and hurt ones companion in matters with which one has no concern."

Weeping for ones sins
He said: 'Abul Hasan Ahmad b. Muhammd b. al-Hasan reported to me from Abdullah b. Ja'far al-Himyari, who reported from Ahmad b. Muhammad, from Ali b. al-Hakam, from Hisham b. Salim from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that:
The Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny said: "Blessed is he whom Allah finds weeping because of his sins, trembling in awe of Allah; weeping over the sins about which no one knows except himself."

Good deeds blot out evil ones
He said: 'Abu Ja'far Muhammad b. Ali reported to me from Muhammad b. Ali, from his uncle Muhammad b. Abul Qasim from Muhammad b. Ali al-kufi, from Muhammad b. Sinan, from Abu al-No'man, that:
Abu Abdillah Ja'far b. Muhammad, peace be upon him told me: "O Abu al-No'man, let no people deceive you about yourself, for what is destined will reach you without them. And do not spend your day over petty things, for the One Who records everything is (always) with you. Always do good deeds, for I do not know of quicker recompense for an old sin than the new good deed. Indeed, Allah, Most High has said (in the Qur'an): 'Surely, the good deeds blot out the evil deeds; this is reminder for those who remember.' (Hood:4)"

Surprise at the heedless
He said: Abul Hasan Muhammad B. Ja'far b. Muhammad al-Kufi al-Nahwi al-Tamimi reported to me from Hisham b. Yunus al-Nahshali, who reported to me from Yahya b. Ya'la, from Hameed al-A'raj, from Abdullah b. al-Harith, from Abdullah b. Masood that:
The Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, said: "I am surprised at the heedless person who is not without survelance; I am surprised at the one chasing the world, while death chases him; I am surprised at a person having a loud, hearty laugh, while he does not know whether Allah is pleased with him or is displeased."

Befriending for the sake of Allah
He said: Abul Hasan Muhammad b. Ja'far reported to me from Hisham who reported from Yahya b. Ya'la, from Hameed, from Abdullah b. al-Harith from Abdullah b. Masood that:
The Prophet peace be upon him and his progeny, said: "Those who befriend each other for the sake of Allah, Most High, shall be resting on the pillars of ruby in the Paradise, supervising the inmates of Paradise. Whenever one of them comes forth, his splendour shall fill the houses of the people of Paradise. Then the people of the Paradise shall say: 'Let us out so that we can have a glimpse of those who befriended each other for the pleasure of Allah.' He said: "Then they will be brought out to see them. One of them will have a face like the full moon, and on their foreheads will be written: These are the people befriending each other for the sake of Allah!"

The four virtues of the people of Paradise
He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Umar b. Salim b. Al-Baraa' al-Je'abi reported to me from Abu Muhammad Abdullah b. Bareed al-Bajali, who reported from Muhammad b. Thawab al-Hubbari, who reported from Muhammad b. Ali b. Ja'far, from his father, who reported that his brother Musa b. Ja'far reported from his father through his forefathers, peace be upon them all, that:
The Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, said: "Whoever has four virtues, Allah shall write his name among the people of Paradise: One who saves oneself by testifying that there is no god but Allah and that I, Muhammad am His Messenger; and one who says: Praise be to Allah, when blessed with any bounty from Him; and one who says: I seek forgiveness from Allah, for the sin committed; and one when afflicted by any calamity, says: To Him we belong, and unto Him shall we return."

A recitation to open the eight gates of Paradise
He said: Abul Hasan Ahmad b. Muhammad b. al-Hasan b. al-Waleed reported to me from his father, from Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Saffar, from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa, from al-Husain b. Saeed, from Muhammad b. al-Fudhail, from Abu al-Sabah al-Kanani, that:
Abu Abdillah Ja'far b. Muhammad, peace be upon him said: "Whoever recites the following in the morning before sunrise, (and in the evening before sunset), Allah will open for him the eight gates of the Paradise and he will be told: 'Enter from any gate you choose'; and he will avert from him the misfortunes of that day:"
"I testify that there is no god but Allah Alone,
and He has no partner,
and I testify that Muhammad is His servant and His messenger,
and that the religion is according to the path he showed,
and Islam is what he promulgated,
and the (true) word is what he said,
and the book is as it was revealed (to him),
and that Allah is the Evident Truth."
And then he should mention Muhammad and his progeny in a befitting good way, greeting them with peace.

Who are those devotees?
He said: Abu Ubaidullah Muhammad b. Imran al-Marzbani reported to me from Muhammad b. Ahmad al-Katib, who reported from Ahmad b. Abu Khaithamah, who reported from Abdullah b. Dahir, from al-A'amash, from Abayah al-Asadi from Ibn Abbas - may Allah bless him with mercy, who said:
Amirul Mo'mineen Ali b. Ali Talib, peace be upon him, was asked about the verse in the Qu'ran: 'Surely, Allah's devotees shall have no fear, neither shall they grieve.' (Yunus V:62). He was asked: "Who are those devotees?" So, Amirul Mo'mineen, peace be upon him, said: "They are the ones who have purified themselves in His worship and have an eye on the inner core of this world while people regard its exterior; and so they have recognized its future while others have been deceived by its transitory benefits. They have forsaken all that which they know will someday forsake them and have caused to die all that they know will one day kill them."
Then he said: "O he who has distracted himself with this world and jumped at its traps, working busily to build up that which will soon be destroyed by it. Did you not see your forefathers, who are down decomposing and your descendants, thrown under the stone and earth? How you tried to treat them and cure them with your hands? The doctors prescribed for them and the relatives prayed for them. But reliance upon you, did not help them and your medicines did not have any effect upon them."

The most important duty Allah has imposed
He said: Abul Qasim Ja'far b. Muhammad reported to me from his father, from Sa'd b. Abdillah, from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa from al-Hasan b. Mahboob from Hisham b. Salim, from Zurarah b. A'ayan (from al-Hasan al-Bazzaz), that:
Abu Abdillah Ja'far b. Muhammad al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, said: "May I not inform you about the most important duty Allah has imposed upon His creation?" I said: "Please do." He said: "To treat people justly, equal to yourself, and to grant preference to your brother; and to remember Allah in every situation. And by remembering, I do not mean chanting: 'Glory be to Allah' and 'Praise be to Allah' and 'There is no god but Allah' and 'Allah is great', altogether it is a part of remembering. But to remember Allah in every situation means to be invincible in matter of obedience to Allah or sinning against Him."

"Today, it is deed and no account; tomorrow, it will be account and no deeds."
He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Umar al-Je'abi reported to me from al-Fadhl b. al-Habbab al-Jamhiy, who reported from Muslim b. Abdillah al-Basriy, who reported from his father, who reported from Muhammad b. Abdul Rahman al-Nahdiy, who reported from Sha'bah, from Salemah b. Kuhayl, from Habbah al-Araniy who said:
I heard Amirul Mo'mineen Ali b. Abi Talib, peace be upon him, say: "I fear for you about two things: long ambitions and the submission to base desire. As for the long ambitions, they cause you to forget the next world; and as for obedience to your desires, they prevent you from (following) the Truth. Surely, this world passes with its back turned to you, and the next world arrives facing you. And they both have their sons. So, be the sons of the next world and do not be the sons of this world. For today, it is (your) deed and no account; and tomorrow, it will be account (for your acts) and no deeds."

Allah does for His servants that which is best
He said: Abul Hasan Ahmad b. Muhammad b. al-Hasan reported to me from his father, who reported from Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Saffar, from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa, from al-Hasan b. Mahboob, from Malik b. Atiyyah, from Dawood b. Farqad, who reported that:
Abu Abdillah al-Sadiq Ja'far b. Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: Among the words spoken to Allah to Musa son of Imran, peace be upon him, He revealed: "O, Musa! I have not created anything more beloved and preferred to Me than My faithful, believing servants. And when I try him, it is for his own good. I take away from him what he desires most, for his own good; and I grant him for his own benefit. And I know best what is beneficial for My servant. So, it is for him to be patient, when I try him, to be grateful when I bless him with My bounties, and he should remain pleased with My judgement. (Then) I write his name among My Truthfuls when he acts according to My pleasure and obeys My orders."

Evil consequences of three traits one will see before death
He said: Abul Hasan Ahmad b. Muhammad b. al-Hasan reported to me from his father, from Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Saffar, from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa, from al-Hasan b. Mahboob, from Malik b. Atiyyah, from Abu Ubaidah al-Hazza', who reported that:
Abu Ja'far al-Baqir Muhammad b. Ali, peace be upon him, said: "It is recorded in the book of Amirul Mo'mineen, peace be upon him: three traits are such that whoever possess them, would not die before seeing their evil consequences: injustice, breaking off with blood (womb) relations and false oath." And the quickest way to earning a reward (from Allah) is to mend the relations with your kith and kin; for these are people who transgress, but when they mend their relations with each other, their wealth grows and they become rich. And false oaths and breaking off from one's relatives turn the villages into the wastelands.

The best act is faith unblemished by doubt
He said: Abu Hafs Umar b. Muhammad al-Sayrafi reported to me from Abul Hasan Ali b. Mahrawayh al-Qazwini, in the year 302, reporting from Dawood b. Suleiman al-Ghazi, that Ali b. Musa, peace be upon him, reported from his saintly father Musa b. Ja'far, from his father al-Sadiq Ja'far b. Muhammad, from his father al-Baqir Muhammad b. Ali, from his father Zainul Abideen Ali b. al-Husain, from his father al-Shaheed Al-Husain b. Ali, from his father Amirul Mo'mineen Ali b. Abi Talib, peace be upon them all, that:
The Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, said: "The best act in the estimation of Allah, is to have faith unblemished by any doubt, and to fight in His way, without being dishonest about the spoils, and to perform Hajj, which is accepted into the grace of Allah. And the slave who worships Allah in the best manner, remains sincere to his master and the one who is chaste, incorruptible and worshipful, will be the first to enter Paradise."

Source:
Al-Amali: The Dictations of Sheikh al-Mufid


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