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The Blessing

The Blessing البَرَكَة

The Blessed

مَعنَى البَرَكَة

1ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في قولِه تعالى: «وجَعَلَني مُبارَكا أيْنَما كُنتُ» ـ: نَفّاعاً.

1- Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.), with regards to the verse:“He has made me blessed, wherever I may be”, said, ‘[Blessed means] very beneficial [to others].’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 165, no. 11]

That Which Brings Blessing And That Which Removes It

ما يُوجِبُ البَرَكةَ وما يُزيلُها

2ـ رَسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): كِيلوا طَعامَكُم، فإنَّ البَرَكةَ في الطَّعامِ المَكِيلِ.

2- The Prophet (S) said, ‘Weigh your food, for there is blessing in weighed food.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 9434]

3ـ رَسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنَّ البَرَكَةَ فِي التِّجارَةِ.

3– The Prophet (S) said, ‘Blessing consists of ten parts: nine parts are contained in trade [i.e. working to earn one’s living] and the tenth part lies in endurance.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 103, p. 5, no. 13]

4ـ رَسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أرْبَعٌ لا تَدخُلُ بَيتاً واحدةٌ مِنهُنَّ إلّا خَرِبَ ولَم يَعْمُرْ بالبَرَكةِ: الخِيانةُ، والسَّرِقةُ، وشُربُ الخمرِ، والزِّنا.

4– The Prophet (S) said, ‘Four things, of which even if only one enters a house, it will destroy it such that it will never again be able to flourish through blessing: betrayal, theft, wine-drinking, and adultery.’ [Ibid. v. 79, p. 19, no. 4]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): بالعَدلِ تَتَضاعَفُ البَرَكاتُ.

5- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Blessings are multiplied with justice.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4211]

6ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا ظَهَرتِ الجِناياتُ ارْتَفَعتِ البَرَكاتُ.

6- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘When crimes prevail, blessings are lifted away.’[Ibid. no. 4030]