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Restraint from Worldly Matters (Sins)

Reliable ahadith from the chapter – Restraint from Worldly Matters (Sins)


Hadith #2

سمعت أبا عبد الله (عليه السلام) يقول: اتقوا الله وصونوا دينكم بالورع

I heard Abu ‘Abdullah عليه السلام saying, ‘Be pious before Allah and protect your religion by means of restraint from worldly matters (sins).’

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 76


Sahih – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 8, pg 59)


Hadith #6

قال أبو الصباح الكناني لأبي عبد الله (عليه السلام): ما نلقى من الناس فيك؟! فقال أبو عبد الله (عليه السلام): وما الذي تلقى من الناس في؟ فقال: لا يزال يكون بيننا وبين الرجل الكلام فيقول: جعفري خبيث، فقال: يعيركم الناس بي؟ فقال له أبو الصباح: نعم قال: فقال: ما أقل والله من يتبع جعفرا منكم، إنما أصحابي من اشتد ورعه، وعمل لخالقه، ورجا ثوابه، فهؤلاء أصحابي

Abu’s-Sabbah al-Kinani has said, ‘We are not received well among people because of you.’ The Imam said, ‘How are you received among people because of me?’ He said, ‘As soon as we speak to a man he then says, ‘He is a Ja‘fari (follower of Imam Ja‘far as Sadiq عليه السلام) a filthy one.’’ The Imam said, ‘Do they reprimand you because of me?’ He said, ‘Yes, they do so.’ The Imam said, ‘I swear by Allah, how few are among you who follow Ja‘far ibn Muhammad? My people and followers are only those who maintain forceful restraint from worldly things (sins), work for their creator, and hope to receive reward from their Lord. Only such people are of my followers.’

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 77


Muwathaq – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 8, pg 60)


Hadith #9

سمعت أبا عبد الله (عليه السلام) يقول: عليك بتقوى الله والورع والاجتهاد وصدق الحديث وأداء الأمانة وحسن الخلق وحسن الجوار وكونوا دعاة إلى أنفسكم بغير ألسنتكم وكونوا زينا ولا تكونوا شينا، وعليكم بطول الركوع والسجود، فإن أحدكم إذا طال الركوع والسجود هتف إبليس من خلفه وقال: يا ويله أطاع وعصيت وسجد وأبيت.

I heard Abu ‘Abdullah عليه السلام saying, ‘You must be pious before Allah, restrain yourself against worldly matters, work hard, speak the truth, keep the trust, have good moral behaviors, be good to your neighbors and be so good that you can attract people without preaching to them by your tongues. Be an honor for us and not a disgrace. You must take a long time during your ruku‘ and sajdah (bowing down in prayer and prostration). When one of you takes a long time during his ruku‘ and sajdah, Satan cries behind him, ‘Woe upon me, he is obedient and I disobeyed. He prostrates (before the Lord) and I refused.’’

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 77


Sahih – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 8, pg 61)


Hadith #12

أبي جعفر (عليه السلام) قال: أعينونا بالورع، فإنه من لقي الله عز وجل منكم بالورع كان له عند الله فرجا، وإن الله عز وجل يقول: ” من يطع الله ورسوله فأولئك مع الذين أنعم الله عليهم من النبيين والصديقين والشهداء والصالحين وحسن أولئك رفيقا” فمنا النبي ومنا الصديق والشهداء والصالحون.

Abi Ja‘far عليه السلام has said, ‘Support us by means of restraint from worldly matters; whoever of you will meet Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, with the quality of restraint from worldly matters will have enough good news from Allah. Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, has said, ‘One who obeys Allah and the Messenger is a friend of the prophets, saints, martyrs and the righteous ones to whom Allah has granted His favors. They are the best friends that one can have.’ (4:69) Of our people are the prophets, the truthful ones, the martyrs and the virtuous people.’

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 78


Sahih – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 8, pg 63)


Hadith #13

أبي عبد الله (عليه السلام) قال: إنا لا نعد الرجل مؤمنا حتى يكون بجميع أمرنا متبعا مريدا، ألا وإن من اتباع أمرنا وإرادته الورع، فتزينوا به، يرحمكم الله وكبدوا أعدائنا [به] ينعشكم الله.

Abi ‘Abdillah عليه السلام has said, We do not consider a person a believer until that person follows us in all of our orders and has firmly decided to do so. The decision to exercise restraint against worldly matters consists of following our orders and commands. You must have this beautiful quality. May Allah grant you blessings. With this Quality you defeat our enemies, and Allah will grant you delight and happiness.

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 78


Hasan – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 8, pg 64)


Hadith #14

قال أبو عبد الله (عليه السلام): كونوا دعاة للناس بغير ألسنتكم، ليروا منكم الورع والاجتهاد والصلاة والخير، فإن ذلك داعية.

Abu ‘Abdullah عليه السلام has said, ‘Preach to people without your tongue. You must show them restraint from worldly matters (sins). You should perform hard work, prayer and good deeds. Such behavior includes preaching.

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 78


Sahih – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 8, pg 65)

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