Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
Jul, 19 20186 Dhu Al Qadah 1439


رِضوَانُ اللّهِ


ALLAH'S PLEASURE




موجِباتُ رِضوانِ اللّه‏ِ / Factors that Elicit Allah's Pleasure

1ـ رُويَ أنّ موسى (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) قالَ: يا رَبِّ ، دُلَّني على عَمَلٍ إذا أنا عَمِلتُهُ نِلتُ بهِ رِضاكَ . فَأوحَى اللّه‏ُ إلَيهِ: يابنَ عِمرانَ ، إنّ رِضايَ في كُرهِكَ ولَن تُطِيقَ ذلكَ ... فَخَرَّ موسى (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ساجِداً باكِياً فقالَ: يا رَبِّ ، خَصَصتَنِي بالكَلامِ ، ولَم تُكَلِّمْ بَشَراً قَبلِي ، ولَم تَدُلَّني على عَمَلٍ أنَالُ بهِ رِضاكَ ! فَأوحَى اللّه‏ُ إلَيهِ: إنّ رِضاي في رِضاكَ بِقَضائي.
1– It has been narrated that Prophet Moses (AS) addressed Allah, saying, 'My Lord, guide me to an action the performance of which will earn me Your good pleasure.’ So Allah revealed to him, 'O son of Amran, verily My pleasure lies in that which you will be averse to and you will not be able to endure it.’ So Moses fell prostrate, weeping and cried out, 'My Lord! You have selected me to speak to when You have not spoken to any before me, and yet You do not guide me to that action by which I may earn Your pleasure!’ So Allah revealed to him, 'Verily My pleasure lies in your pleasure with whatever I decree.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 82, p. 143, no. 17]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثلاثٌ يُبلِغْنَ بالعَبدِ رِضوانَ اللّه‏ِ: كَثرَةُ الاستِغفارِ ، وخَفْضُ الجانِبِ ، وكَثرَةُ الصَّدَقَةِ.
2– Imam Ali (AS) said, 'Three things enable a servant to attain Allah's pleasure: persistence in seeking forgiveness, affability towards people, and frequent giving of charity.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 81, no. 74]


رِضوَانُ اللّهِ


ALLAH'S PLEASURE




3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن أسخَطَ بَدَنَهُ أرضى رَبَّهُ ، ومَن لَم يُسخِطْ بَدَنَهُ عَصى رَبَّهُ.
3– Imam Ali (AS) said, 'He who dissatisfies his body earns Allah's pleasure, and he who is not willing to dissatisfy his body defies Allah.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 70, p. 312, no. 11]

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أوصاكُم بالتَّقوى ، وجَعَلَها مُنتَهى رِضاهُ وحاجَتَهُ مِن خَلقِهِ.
4– Imam Ali (AS) said, 'He
[Allah] has advised you to be Godwary in all things, and has made it the height of His good pleasure and His sole requirement from His creatures.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon 183]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): رِضا اللّه‏ِ سبحانَهُ مَقرونٌ بطاعَتِهِ.
5– Imam Ali (AS) said, 'Allah's pleasure is linked to His obedience.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 5410]

6ـ الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنَّ أرضاكُم عِندَ اللّه‏ِ أسبَغُكُم على عِيالِهِ.
6– Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS) said, 'Verily the one who Allah is most pleased with from among you is the one who is the most generous towards his own dependents.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 136, no. 13]

عَلاماتُ رِضَا اللهِ / Signs of Allah's Pleasure

7ـ رُويَ أنّ موسى (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) قالَ: يا رَبِّ أخبِرْني عن آيَةِ رِضاكَ عن عَبدِكَ ، فَأوحَى اللّه‏ُ تعالى إلَيهِ: إذا رَأيتَني اُهَيِّئُ عبدِي لطاعَتِي وأصرِفُهُ عن مَعصِيَتي ، فذلكَ آيَةُ رِضايَ.
7– It is narrated in Bihar al-Anwar that Prophet Moses (AS) said, 'O My Lord, what is a sign of Your pleasure with a servant of Yours?' So Allah revealed to him, saying, 'When you see Me preparing My servant for My obedience and averting him from My disobedience,
[know that] it is a sign of My pleasure.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 70, p. 26, no. 29]

8ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): علامَةُ رِضا اللّه‏ِ سبحانَهُ عن العَبدِ ، رِضاهُ بما قَضَى بهِ سبحانَهُ لَهُ وعلَيهِ .
8– Imam Ali (AS) said, 'The sign of Allah's pleasure with His servant is the satisfaction found in the servant himself with all that Allah decrees, be it in his favour or not.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6344]

مَرضاةُ الخَلقِ وسَخَطُ الخالِقِ / Pleasing People at the Expense of Allah's Displeasure

9ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ فيما كَتَبَ إلى محمّدِ بنِ أبي بكرٍ ـ: إنِ استَطَعتَ أن لاتُسخِطَ رَبَّكَ برِضا أحَدٍ مِن خَلقِهِ فَافعَلْ؛ فإنَّ في اللّه‏ِ عزّوجلّ خَلَفا مِن غَيرِهِ ، ولَيسَ في شيءٍ سِواهُ خَلَفٌ مِنهُ .
9– Imam Ali (AS), in a letter that he wrote to Muhammad b. AbÙ Bakr, said, 'Try to the best of your ability not to displease your Lord by pleasing any of His creatures, for verily Allah can easily substitute a servant for another, but the servant has recourse to no other substitute for Allah.’
[Amali al-Tusi, p. 29, no. 31]

10ـ الإمامُ الحسينُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن طَلَبَ رِضا اللّه‏ِ بِسَخَطِ الناسِ كَفاهُ اللّه‏ُ اُمُورَ الناسِ ، ومَن طَلَبَ رِضا الناسِ بِسَخَطِ اللّه‏ِ، وَكَلَهُ اللّه‏ُ إلى النّاسِ.
10– Imam al-Hasan (AS) said, 'He who seeks to please Allah at the expense of displeasing people, Allah suffices him in everything including his affairs with people. But the one who seeks to please people at the expense of Allah's displeasure, Allah relegates him to those very people.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 208, no. 17]

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