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1743 - تَتابُعُ النِّعَمِ وَالاستِدراجُ‏


(وَلَا يَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا أَنَّمَا نُمْلِي لَهُمْ خَيْرٌ لِأَنْفُسِهِمْ إِنَّمَا نُمْلِي لَهُمْ لِيَزْدَادُوا إِثْماً وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ مُهِينٌ) .1

"Let the faithless not suppose that the respite that We grant them is good for their souls: We give them respite only that they may increase in sin, and there is a humiliating punishment for them." 2

6178.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : يابنَ آدمَ ، إذا رَأيتَ ربَّكَ سبحانَهُ يُتابِعُ علَيكَ نِعمَهُ وأنتَ تَعصيهِ فاحذَرْهُ .3

6178.Imam Ali (AS) said, 'O son of Adam, if you see your Lord, glory be to Him, bestowing bounties upon you in continuous succession while you are disobeying Him, then be cautious of Him.' 4

6179.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : أيُّها النّاسُ، لِيَرَكُمُ اللَّهُ مِن النِّعمَةِ وَجِلِينَ كما يَراكُم مِن النِّقمَةِ فَرِقِينَ ؛ إنّهُ مَن وُسِّعَ علَيهِ في ذاتِ يَدِهِ فلَم يَرَ ذلكَ استِدراجاً فَقد أمِنَ مَخُوفاً ، ومَن ضُيِّقَ علَيهِ في ذاتِ يَدِهِ فلَم يَرَ ذلكَ اختِباراً فَقد ضَيَّعَ مَأمولاً .5

6179.Imam Ali (AS) said, 'O people, let Allah see you fearing Him at the time of happiness just as you fear Him in time of distress. Certainly he who is given ease [of life] and does not consider it as a means of gradual baiting towards tribulation [wrongdoing], considers himself safe against what is to be feared, while he who is afflicted with straitened circumstances but does not perceive them to be a trial loses the coveted reward.' 6

6180.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : رُبَّ مُنعَمٍ علَيهِ مُستَدرَجٌ بالنُّعمى‏ ، ورُبَّ مُبتَلىً مَصنوعٌ لَهُ بالبَلوى‏ .7

6180.Imam Ali (AS) said, 'Very often a favoured person is gradually being driven [towards punishment] through these favours; and very often an afflicted person is being done good through his affliction.' 8

6181.الإمامُ الحسينُ عليه السلام : الاستِدراجُ مِن اللَّهِ سبحانَهُ لِعَبدِهِ أن يُسبِغَ علَيهِ النِّعَمَ ويَسلُبَهُ الشُّكرَ .9

6181. Imam Husayn (AS) said, 'Allah Almighty's gradual baiting of His servant is that He envelops him with bounties and eradicates thankfulness from him.' 10

1.آل عمران : ۱۷۸ .

2.Quran ۳:۱۷۸

3.نهج البلاغة : الحكمة ۲۵ .

4.Nahj al-Balagha, Saying ۲۵

5.نهج البلاغة : الحكمة ۳۵۸ .

6.Ibid. Saying ۳۵۸

7.نهج البلاغة : الحكمة ۲۷۳ .

8.Ibid. Saying ۲۷۳

9.بحار الأنوار : ۷۸ / ۱۱۷ / ۷ .

10.Bihar al-Anwar, v. ۷۸, p. ۱۱۷, no. ۷

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