42. Forgiveness Of Sins And Replacement Of Sins With Good Deeds

This matter is proved by a tradition that Shaykh Ahmad bin Fahd Hilli (r.a.) has quoted in his book Oddattud Dai from the Messenger of Allah (S) that he said:

“No people sit in remembrance of Allah but that an angel calls out from the heavens: Get up, as indeed your sins have been replaced with good deeds and all your sins have been forgiven.”1

The point proved by this is: Dua for our master, the Master of the Time (aj) is a form of remembering Allah. Thus all those gatherings in which a believer prays for his master, become eligible for this honor. Evidence supporting that the remembrance of His Eminence is a form of remembering Allah, is a tradition mentioned in Wasailush Shia and Kafi from His Eminence, Abu Abdillah Sadiq (as) that he said:

“No people attend a gathering where there is no remembrance of Allah and no mention about us but that this gathering would cause regret to them on the Judgment Day.”

Then he said: Abu Ja’far (as) says: “Our remembrance is the remembrance of Allah and remembrance of our enemies is remembrance of Shaitan.”2

  • 1. Oddatud Daai, Pg. 238
  • 2. Wasailush Shia, Vol. 4, Pg. 1180; Kafi; Vol. 2, Pg. 496