Lesson Ninety One: Woe Unto Such Person!

Imam As-Sajjad (a.s.) said:

يا سَوْأَتاهُ غَلَبَتْ إحْداتُهُ عَلَى عَشَراتِهِ!


Woe unto one whose units precede his tenfolds.1

Brief Description

Holy Qur’an says:

مَنْ جَاءَ بِالْحَسَنَةِ فَلَهُ عَشْرُ أَمْثَالِهَا ۖ وَمَنْ جَاءَ بِالسَّيِّئَةِ فَلَا يُجْزَىٰ إِلَّا مِثْلَهَا وَهُمْ لَا يُظْلَمُونَ 

Whoever brings a good deed, he shall have ten like it, and whoever brings an evil deed, he shall be recompensed only with the like of it, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly.(6:160)

This verse clarifies the interpretation of the above tradition. Hopeless is the person who gives up so much reward from obedience of God’s command and accumulates only the punishments for sins.

  • 1. Tuhaful Uqul, page 203