68. Rulership of Paradise

In Kafi it is narrated from His Eminence, Abu Ja’far Baqir (as) that he said:

Among all the things that Allah, the Mighty and Sublime told His servant Moosa in confidential conversation was: “Indeed, I have servants on whom I have made Paradise lawful and I gave them rulership in it.”

Moosa asked: “My Lord, who are these people for whom You made Paradise lawful and gave them rulership in it?” He replied: “All those who make a believer happy…”1

Also through authentic chain of narrators it is mentioned by His Eminence, Abu Abdillah Sadiq (as) that:

“Allah, the Mighty and Sublime revealed to Dawood (as): Indeed, a servant from My servants performs a good deed so I make My Paradise lawful for him.” Dawood (as) asked with utmost politeness: “My Lord, What deed is that?” He replied: “He makes a believer happy even though it might have been with one date.” Dawood remarked: “One who recognizes You must never lose hope in You.”2

  • 1. Kafi; Vol. 2, Pg. 188
  • 2. Kafi; Vol. 2, Pg. 189