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155 - الرجاء

155. HOPE

799 - الحَثُّ عَلَى الرَّجاءِ الصّادِقِ‏


(إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَالَّذِينَ هاجَرُوا وَجاهَدُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أُولئِكَ يَرْجُونَ رَحْمَتَ اللَّهِ واللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ) .1

"Indeed those who have become faithful and those who have migrated and waged jihad in the way of Allah - it is they who hope for Allah's mercy, and Allah is all-forgiving, all-merciful." 2

2508.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : كلُّ راجٍ طالِبٌ وكُلُّ خائفٍ هارِبٌ .3

2508.Imam Ali (AS) said, 'Every hopeful person continues seeking, and every fearful one runs away.' 4

2509.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام - لِرَجُلٍ سَألَهُ أن يَعِظَهُ - : لا تَكُن مِمَّن يَرجُو الآخِرَةَ بغَيرِ العَمَلِ ويُرَجِّي التَّوبَةَ بطُولِ الأمَلِ ، يَقولُ في الدنيا بقَولِ الزاهِدِينَ ويَعمَلُ فيها بعَمَلِ الراغِبينَ .5

2509.Imam Ali (AS) said to a man soliciting advice from him, 'Do not be of those who hope for [bliss in] the life of the Hereafter without action, and delay repentance by having high expectations, and who utter words like the ascetics with regard to this world, though in practice they behave like those who covet it.' 6

2510.الإمامُ الصّادقُ عليه السلام - لَمّا سُئلَ عن قَومٍ يَعمَلُونَ بالمَعاصِي ويَقولونَ : نَرجُو ، فلا يَزالُونَ كذلكَ حتّى‏ يَأتِيَهُمُ الموتُ ؟ - : هؤلاءِ قَومٌ يَتَرَجَّحُونَ في الأمانِيِّ كَذَبوا لَيسُوا بِراجِينَ ، إنّ مَن رَجا شَيئاً طَلَبَهُ ومَن خافَ مِن شي‏ءٍ هَربَ مِنهُ .7

2510. Someone came to Imam al-Sadiq (AS) and told him that there was a group of people who were disobeying Allah, but at the same time they were saying that they hoped [in His mercy], and remained thus until death overtook them. Imam (AS) said, 'These are people who swing back and forth between their desires. They are lying and are not really hopeful, for the one who hopes for something seeks it, and the one who fears something flees from it.' 8

1.البقرة : ۲۱۸ .

2.Qur'an ۲:۲۱۸

3.الأمالي للمفيد : ۲۰۷ / ۳۸ .

4.Amali al-Mufid, p. ۲۰۷, no. ۳۸

5.نهج البلاغة : الحكمة ۱۵۰ .

6.Nahj al-Balagha, Saying ۱۵۰

7.الكافي : ۲ / ۶۸ / ۵ .

8.al-Kafi, v. ۲, p. ۶۸, no. ۵

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