Three recommendations

June 8, 2006

The master of traditionists, al-Shaykh Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Hurr al-‘Amili (May Allah make his grave fragrant) related that Imam Ja’far b. Muhammad al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) said that Allah revealed to Prophet Musa (peace be upon him):
“There are three things that I love most through which My servants can attain proximity to Me.”

Musa asked, “O my Lord, and what are they?”

He replied, “O Musa, they are asceticism (zuhd) in this world, keeping away from acts that lead to My displeasure, and crying in awe of Me.”

Musa then asked, “O my Lord, and what is their reward for doing thus?”

Allah revealed, “O Musa, those who practised asceticism in this world will get Paradise, those who cried in awe of Me will be on the highest level, not shared by anyone else, and as for those who kept away from that which I have forbidden, I will inspect people’s deeds but will not inspect theirs.”

Wasa’il al-Shi’ah


One comment

  1. Subhanna’Allah

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