Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
Nov, 15 20186 Rabi Al Awwal 1440


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DUTY




التَكلِيفُ / Duty

1ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اِعلَمُوا أنّ ما كُلِّفتُم بهِ يَسيرٌ، وأنّ ثَوابَهُ كثيرٌ، ولو لم يَكُن فيما نَهَى اللّه‏ُ عَنهُ مِن البَغيِ والعُدوانِ عِقابٌ يُخافُ لَكانَ في ثَوابِ اجتِنابِهِ ما لا عُذرَ في تَركِ طَلَبِهِ.
1– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Know that what you have been commanded to do is little and its reward is a lot. Even if there had been no fear of punishment for revolt and disobedience, which Allah has prohibited, the reward in refraining from them would be enough
[incentive] to abstain from pursuing them.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Letter 51]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ اللّه‏َ سبحانَهُ أمَرَ عِبادَهُ تَخييراً، ونَهاهُم تَحذيراً، وكَلَّفَ يَسيراً، ولم يُكَلِّفْ عَسيراً، وأعطى علَى القَليلِ كثيراً، ولم يُعصَ مَغلوباً، ولم يُطَعْ مُكرَهاً، ولم يُرسِلِ الأنبياءَ لَعِباً، ولم يُنزِلِ الكتابَ لِلعِبادِ عَبَثاً، ولا خَلَقَ السماواتِ والأرضَ وما بَينَهُما باطِلاً: «ذلكَ ظَنُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَوَيلٌ للّذينَ كَفَرُوا مِنَ النّارِ».
2– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Allah, glory be to Him, ordered His servants by choice and forbade them by warning. He made duties easy and did not order hard duties. For a little He gives plenty, He is not defeatingly disobeyed nor is He obeyed by force. He did not send prophets playfully, nor did He reveal the Book to creation in amusement. He did not create the Heavens and the earth in vain: "That is a conjecture of the faithless. So woe to the faithless for the Fire!"
[Qur’an 38:27]
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 463, no. 2]

لا يُكَلِّفُ اللّه‏ُ نَفساً إلّا وُسعَها / Allah Does Not Task Any Soul beyond Its Capacity


التَكلِيفُ


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3ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): وُضِعَ عن اُمّتي تِسعُ خِصالٍ: الخَطاءُ، والنِّسيانُ، وما لا يَعلَمونَ، وما لا يُطيقُونَ، وما اضطُرُّوا إلَيهِ، وما استُكرِهُوا علَيهِ، والطِّيَرَةُ، والوَسوَسَةُ في التَّفَكُّرِ في الخَلقِ، والحَسَدُ ما لم يَظهَرْ بلِسانٍ أو يَدٍ.
3– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Nine things have been forgiven to my community: the mistake, forgetfulness, that which they do not know, that which they cannot bear, that which they are forced to do, that which they are compelled to do, the evil omen,
[Satan’s] insinuations in thinking about
[the origin of] creation, and jealousy that is not manifest on the tongue or the hand.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 463, no. 2]

4ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما اُمِرَ العِبادُ إلّا بِدُونِ سَعَتِهِم، فُكلُّ شيءٍ اُمِرَ النّاسُ بأخذِهِ فهُم مُتَّسِعونَ لَهُ، وما لا يَتَّسِعونَ لَهُ فهُو مَوضوعٌ عَنهُم.
4– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Creation was never ordered outside of their capability, for whatever people were ordered to do they are capable of doing, and whatever they are not capable of doing does not apply to them.’
[al-Tawhid, p. 347, no. 6]

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