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Submission التَّسليم



1- أوحَى اللّه‏ُ تعالى إلى داوودَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): تُرِيدُ واُرِيدُ، وإنّما يَكونُ ما اُرِيدُ ، فإن سَلَّمتَ لِما اُريدُ كَفَيتُكَ ما تُرِيدُ ، وإن لَم تُسَلِّم لِما اُرِيدُ أتعَبتُكَ فيما تُرِيدُ ، ثُمّ لا يَكونُ إلّا ما اُرِيدُ.

1– It is narrated in Bihar al-Anwar that Allah, most High, revealed to Prophet David (a.s.) saying, 'I want [something] and you want [something else], and verily only My will is done. Therefore, if you submit to what I want, I will suffice you in what you want. If you do not submit to My will, however, I will exhaust you in your quest for what you want, until only what I want will be.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 82, p. 136, no. 22]

2ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أحَقُّ مَن خَلَقَ اللّه‏ُ بِالتَّسليمِ لِما قَضَى اللّه‏ُ ، مَن عَرَفَ اللّه‏َ.

2– Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, 'Out of all that Allah has created, the worthiest person of submission to Allah's decree is he who knows Allah.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 153, no. 63]

3ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّا لَنُحِبُّ أن نُعافى فِيمَن نُحِبُّ ، فإذا جاءَ أمرُ اللّه‏ِ سَلَّمنا فيما يُحِبُّ .

3– Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, 'Indeed we desire for ourselves and those we love to be blessed with well-being, but when Allah's command comes, we submit to what He loves.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 46, p. 301, no. 44]

4ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لَمّا سُئلَ: بِأيِّ شَيء عُلِمُ المؤمنُ أ نّهُ مُؤمِنٌ ؟ ـ: بِالتَّسليمِ للّه‏ِِ ، والرِّضا بما وَرَدَ علَيهِ مِن سُرورٍ وسَخَطٍ.

4– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) was once asked how a believer may ascertain that he is indeed a believer, to which he replied, 'Through submission to Allah and satisfaction with whatever source of happiness or discontent that comes his way.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 2, p. 205, no. 91]

5ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لَم يَكُن رسولُ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) يقولُ لِشيءٍ قد مَضى: لو كانَ غَيرَهُ !

5– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'The Prophet (S) never used to utter the words 'if only...' with regards to anything that had already passed.’[Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 185, no. 7]

6ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا قالَ العبدُ: ما شاءَ اللّه‏ُ لاحَولَ ولا قُوَّةَ إلّا بِاللّه‏ِ ، قالَ اللّه‏ُ: مَلائكَتي اِستَسلَمَ عَبدي أعِينُوهُ ، أدرِكُوهُ ، اُقضُوا حاجَتَهُ.

6– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'When a servant says, 'Whatever Allah wills, there is no power and no strength except in Allah', Allah says, 'O My angels, My servant has submitted so assist him, hasten to him and grant his request.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 93, p. 190, no. 25]