Thursday, November 24, 2011

Belittling Sins

 Here is a Muwaththaq (Reliable) adīth from Imām al-Kādhim (عليه السلام) telling us not to belittle out sins, because if we do, they will pile up to become many sins.

(Taken from my personal copy of al-Mufeed’s al-Amaali, (Beirut, Dār al-Murtada), Majlis # 19, pg. 157)
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قال أخبرني أبو جعفر محمد بن علي بن الحسين بن بابويه رحمه الله عن أبيه عن علي بن إبراهيم عن محمد بن عيسى بن عبيد عن عثمان بن عيسى عن سماعة بن مهران عن أبي الحسن موسى بن جعفر ع قال سمعته يقول لا تستكثروا كثير الخير و لا تستقلوا قليل الذنوب فإن قليل الذنوب يجتمع حتى يكون كثيرا و خافوا الله عز و جل في السر حتى تعطوا من أنفسكم النصف و سارعوا إلى طاعة الله و اصدقوا الحديث و أدوا الأمانة فإنما ذلك لكم و لا تدخلوا فيما لا يحل فإنما ذلك عليكم
From Samā`ah bin Mihrān from Abī al-Hasan Mūsa bin Ja`far (عليه السلام) said, I heard him (عليه السلام) said: “Do not deem your good (deeds) as excessive, and do not belittle your minor sins. For verily, minor sins can pile up until they become many, and fear Allāh (عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ) in secret, so as you can award yourself with justice, and hasten to the obedience of Allāh and be true in your speech, and return the entrustments (al-amānah), for that is (good) for you, and do not enter into (things) that are not halāl for that is (bad) for you”
1.     Al-Mufeed, al-Amālī, ed. `Alī Akbar al-Ghaffāri, (Qum: Jamā`ah al-Mudarrisīn fī al-Hawzah al-`Ilmiyyah, 1403), Majlis # 19, pg. 157, ḥadīth # 8


  1. a slave of allah you knowNovember 24, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    weak sanadan but matn has shawahid that are sihah.

    sanad is not worth a penny because of ibn ubaid the liar. shaheed slaughtered this dog completely and so did ibn alwaleed and others and sheikh tusi is right to weaken him.

  2. ^ Why are you calling Sheikh Muhammad ibn Isa a dog? How are you so sure sheikh al tusi was right this time?

  3. A slave of Allah you knowNovember 25, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    he is the worst narrator and if you scrutinize his hadiths you will see how awful he is. read what shaheed thani said about him. this man is the main narrator who attacked zurarah ibn ayan and ibn abbas and the pious shia and this alone is enough to discredit him let alone his ghulu and compulsive lying. I am sorry but i say it as it is.