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271 - المعرفة (2) «مَعرِفةُ اللَّهِ سبحانه»


1247 - فَضلُ مَعرِفَةِ اللَّهِ‏


4071.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : مَن عَرَفَ اللَّهَ كَمُلَت مَعرِفتُهُ .1

4071.Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He who attains inner knowledge of Allah has achieved perfection in his knowledge indeed.’2

4072.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : مَعرِفةُ اللَّهِ سُبحانَهُ أعلى‏ المَعارِفِ .3

4072.Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The inner knowledge of Allah, Glory be to Him, is the highest of knowable truths.’4

4073.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : ما يَسُرُّني لَو مِتُّ طِفلاً واُدخِلتُ الجَنَّةَ ولم أكبُرْ فأعرِفَ رَبّي عَزَّوجلَّ .5

4073.Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘I would not be pleased to die as a child and be made to enter Paradise without being able to grow up and get to know my Lord, Mighty and Exalted.’6

4074.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : ثَمَرَةُ العِلمِ مَعرِفَةُ اللَّهِ .7

4074.Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The fruit of knowledge is attaining inner knowledge of Allah.’8

4075.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : مَن سَكَنَ قَلبَهُ العِلمُ بِاللَّهِ سَكَنَهُ الغِنى‏ عَن خَلقِ اللَّهِ .9

4075.Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He whose heart finds peace in knowing Allah, finds peace in being needless of Allah’s creatures.’10

4076.الإمامُ الصّادقُ عليه السلام : لَو يَعلَمُ النّاسُ ما في فَضلِ مَعرِفةِ اللَّهِ عَزَّوجلَّ ما مَدُّوا أعيُنَهُم إلى‏ ما مَتَّعَ اللَّهُ بِهِ الأعداءَ مِن زَهرَةِ الحَياةِ الدّنيا ونَعيمِها ، وكانَت دُنياهُم أقَلَّ عِندَهُم مِمّا يَطَؤونَهُ بِأرجُلِهِم ، ولَنَعِموا بِمَعرِفةِ اللَّهِ جَلَّ وعزَّ ، وتَلَذَّذوا بِها تَلَذُّذَ مَن لَم يَزَلْ في رَوضاتِ الجِنانِ مَعَ أولِياءِ اللَّهِ . إنَّ مَعرِفةَ اللَّهِ عَزَّوجلَّ اُنسٌ مِن كُلِّ وَحشَةٍ ، وصاحِبٌ مِن كُلِّ وَحدَةٍ ، ونُورٌ مِن كُلِّ ظُلمَةٍ ، وقُوَّةٌ مِن كُلِّ ضَعفٍ ، وشِفاءٌ مِن كُلِّ سُقمٍ .11

4076.Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘If people knew the virtue of knowing Allah, Mighty and Exalted, they would never extend their gaze to the splendour and bounties of the life of this world that Allah has granted to the enemies. They would then regard such people’s worldly goods to be more insignificant that the dust under their feet, and they would take great pleasure at attaining knowledge of Allah, Mighty and Exalted, and would savour it as if they were tasting the experience of being in the gardens of Paradise with the friends of Allah. Verily the inner knowledge of Allah is an intimate companion in every type of desolation, a friend in every type of loneliness, a light in every darkness, a source of strength from all weakness, and a cure for all ailments.’12

1.غرر الحكم : ۷۹۹۹ .

2.Ghurar al-Hikam, no. ۷۹۹۹

3.غرر الحكم : ۹۸۶۴ .

4.Ibid. no. ۹۸۶۴

5.كنز العمّال : ۳۶۴۷۲ .

6.Kanz al-Ummal, no. ۳۶۴۷۲

7.غرر الحكم : ۴۵۸۶ .

8.Ghurar al-Hikam, no. ۴۵۸۶

9.غرر الحكم : ۸۸۹۶ .

10.Ibid. no. ۸۸۹۶

11.الكافي : ۸ / ۲۴۷ / ۳۴۷ ., v. ۸, p. ۲۴۷, no. ۳۴۷

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