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157 - الرَّحم‏


804 - الحَثُّ عَلَى التَّراحُمِ‏


(مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاءُ على الكُفَّارِ رُحَماءُ بَيْنَهُمْ) .2

"Muhammad is the apostle of Allah, and those with him are firm of heart against the unbelievers, compassionate among themselves..." 3

(ثُمَّ كَانَ مِنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ وَتَواصَوْا بِالمَرْحَمَةِ * أُولئِكَ أَصْحَابُ المَيْمَنَةِ) .4

"...while being of those who have faith and who enjoin one another to patience, and enjoin one another to compassion. They are the People of the Right Hand." 5

2516.رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه عليه وآله : الراحِمونَ يَرحَمُهُم الرّحمنُ تباركَ وتعالى‏ ، اِرحَمُوا مَن في الأرضِ يَرحَمْكُم مَن في السماءِ .6

2516.The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'The All-Merciful, Blessed and most High, has mercy on those who are merciful (towards others). Have mercy on the dwellers of the earth and the [Lord of the] Heavens will have mercy on you.' 7

2517.رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه عليه وآله : يُنادِي مُنادٍ في النارِ : يا حَنّانُ يا مَنّانُ نَجِّني مِنَ النارِ ، فَيَأْمُرُ اللَّهُ مَلَكاً فَيُخرِجُهُ حتّى‏ يَقِفَ بينَ يَدَيهِ ، فيقولُ اللَّهُ عزّوجلّ : هل رَحِمتَ عُصفوراً .8

2517.The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'One of the inmates of the Fire will call out: O Affectionate One, O Liberal Giver, save me from the Fire. So Allah will command one of His angels to take him out that he may come and stand before Him, and Allah will ask him, 'Were you ever compassionate towards a sparrow?' 9

2518.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : إرحَمْ تُرحَمْ .10

2518.Imam Ali (AS) said, 'Have mercy and you will be had mercy upon.' 11

2519.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : عَجِبتُ لِمَن يَرجُو رَحمَةَ مَن فَوقَهُ كيفَ لا يَرحَمُ مَن دُونَهُ؟!12

2519.Imam Ali (AS) said, 'How I wonder at the one who hopes for the mercy of the One above him and yet himself does not have mercy on the one below him.' 13

1.Compassion and mercy have been used interchangeably in this section, as they both come from the same Arabic root ra-ha-ma. The main title 'Compassion', however, refers to human compassion and mercy, whereas the title of the following section 'Divine Mercy' refers specifically to Allah's mercy (ed.)

2.الفتح : ۲۹ .

3.Qur'an ۴۸:۲۹

4.البلد : ۱۷ ، ۱۸ .

5.Qur'an ۹۰:۱۷,۱۸

6.كنز العمّال : ۵۹۶۹ .

7.Kanz al-Ummal, no. ۵۹۶۹

8.كنز العمّال : ۵۹۹۲ .

9.Ibid. no. ۵۹۹۲

10.الأمالي للصدوق : ۲۷۸ / ۳۰۸ .

11.Amali al-Saduq, p. ۱۷۴, no. ۹

12.غرر الحكم : ۶۲۵۵ .

13.Ghurar al-Hikam, no. ۶۲۵۵

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