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The Reward

The Reward الثَواب

The Reward

الثَواب

1ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثَوابُ عَملِكَ أفضَلُ مِن عَملِكَ.

1- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The reward for your work is better than your work itself.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4688]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثوَابُ الآخِرَةِ يُنْسي مَشَقَّةَ الدُّنيا.

2- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The reward of the Hereafter causes one to forget the toil of this world.’[Ibid. no. 4692]

3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنَّ اللّه‏َ سُبحانَهُ وَضَعَ الثّوابَ على طاعَتِهِ والعِقابَ على مَعصِيَتِهِ ذِيادَةً لِعبادِهِ عَن نِقْمَتِهِ، وحِياشَةً لَهُم إلى جَنَّتِهِ.

3- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Allah, the Exalted, decreed reward for obeying Him and chastisement for disobeying Him, in order to protect His servants against His wrath and to herd them to His Paradise.’[Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 368]

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثَوابُ العَملِ على قَدْرِ المَشَقَّةِ فيهِ.

4- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The reward for any work is proportionate to the toil of performing it.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4690]

The Greatest Reward

أعظَمُ المَثوبَةِ

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنَّ أعظَمَ المَثوبَةِ مَثوبَةُ‏الإنْصافِ.

5- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The greatest reward is the reward [dealt] by fairness.’[Ibid. no. 3387]

6ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثَوابُ الجهادِ أعظَمُ الثَّوابِ .

6- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The reward for jihad is the greatest reward.’[Ibid. no. 4695]

7ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): شَيْئان لا يُوزَنُ ثَوابُهُما: العَفوُ، والعَدلُ.

7- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘There are two things the reward for which is beyond measure: pardon and justice.’[Ibid. no. 5769]

A Man Who Hears About The Reward For A Particular Action

مَن بَلَغَهُ ثَوابٌ عَلى عَمَلٍ

8ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن بَلَغهُ ثَوابٌ مِن اللّه‏ ِعلى عَمل، فعَمِلَ ذلكَ العَملَ الْتِماسَ‏ذلكَ الثَّوابِ اُوتِيَهُ وإنْ لَم يَكُنِ الحَديثُ كَما بَلَغَهُ.

8- Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, ‘If a man hears about Allah’s reward for a particular action, and subsequently performs it in order to attain that reward, he will receive it – even if the actual report was contrary to what he had heard.’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 87, no. 2]