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Narrations (Ahadith) of Prophet Jesus

1)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"بحق أقول لكم: إن الشمس نور كل شئ وإن الحكمة نور كل قلب، والتقوى رأس كل حكمة، والحق باب كل خير، ورحمة الله باب كل حق، ومفاتيح ذلك الدعاء والتضرع والعمل، وكيف يفتح باب بغير مفتاح."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Truly I tell you: just as sun gives light and illumination to all objects, in the same way, spiritual knowledge lights up the hearts. Piety is the fountain head of all knowledge. Truth is the gate to the good deeds, while God's Mercy is the gate to leading the truth. The keys to this gate are: invocation, repentance (to God) and action. How could a door be opened without its key!?" (Tuhaf al-Oqool, P. 512)

2)

كان عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام يقول لأصحابه:

"يا بني آدم !.. اهربوا من الدنيا إلى الله ، وأخرجوا قلوبكم عنها فإنكم لا تصلحون لها ولا تصلح لكم ، ولا تبقون فيها ولا تبقى لكم – الحديث"

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said to his disciples:
"O sons of Adam shun this world and turn towards God. Detach yourselves from this world as you are not competent for it, nor it is fair for you. You shall not live long in this world and the world too shall not last for you." (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 14, P. 288)

3)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"بحق أقول لكم: ليس شئ أبلغ في شرف الآخرة وأعون على حوادث الدنيا من الصلاة الدائمة، وليس شئ أقرب إلى الرحمن منها فدوموا عليها واستكثروا منها، وكل عمل صالح يقرب إلى الله فالصلاة أقرب إليه وآثر عنده."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Truly I tell you: There is nothing like the regular prayers that can make you earns swiftly the dignity of the Hereafter, and there is no support better those prayers at times of difficulties. Besides, nothing is nearer to God than prayers. So be perpetual in your prayers and perform it abundantly because among the worthy deeds that bring man close to God, it is prayer that has special significance before God. (Tuhaf al-Oqool, P.508)

4)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

طوبى لمن كان صمته فكراً، ونظره عبراً، ووسعه بيته، وبكى على خطيئته، وسلم الناس من يده ولسانه

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Blessed is he whose silence is thinking; his looking is for getting lessons; his provisions is limited, he weeps over his sins, and the people are safe from his tongue and actions. (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 14, P. 319-320)

5)

عن علي بن الحسين عليهما السلام:

أنه قال يوما لأصحابه "إخواني أوصيكم بدار الآخرة، ولا أوصيكم بدار الدنيا فإنكم عليها حريصون، وبها متمسكون، أما بلغكم ما قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام للحواريين؟ قال لهم: الدنيا قنطرة فاعبروها ولا تعمروها، وقال: أيكم يبنى على موج البحر دارا، تلكم الدار الدنيا، فلا تتخذوها قرارا."

Hazrat Ali Ibn Hussein, Imam Sajjad (a.s.), said to his companions:
"My brothers! I recommend you to strive for the eternal world and not this material world upon which you have fixed your greedy eyes. Do you know that Jesus Christ (a.s.) told his disciples: This world is a bridge that you have to pass from it, and do not get engaged in its attractions? Is there anyone who builds a house on the sea waves? So do not consider the world as your lasting place." (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 73, P .107)

6)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"بحق أقول لكم: إن الشجرة لا تكمل إلا بثمرة طيبة، كذلك لا يكمل الدين إلا بالتحرج عن المحارم."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Truly, just as a tree can't turn fruitful unless it gives good fruits, in the same way, your religion can not be perfect unless you avoid the sins." (Tuhaf al-Oqool, P. 511)

7)

قيل لعيسى عليه السلام: من أدبك؟ قال: "ما أدبني أحد، رأيت جهل الجاهل فجانبته."

Jesus was asked: "Who trained you in good manners? His holiness answered: I didn't have any teacher for it I noticed the ugliness of the ignorance, and kept away from it" (Tanbih al-Kawthar, Vol. I, P. 96)

8)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"بحق أقول لكم: إن كل الناس يبصر النجوم ولكن لا يهتدي بها إلا من يعرف مجاريها ومنازلها وكذلك تدرسون الحكمة ولكن لا يهتدي لها منكم إلا من عمل بها."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
Truly I tell you: "All the people may look at the stars, but only he is guided who knows their path and positions. Similarly, you all gain knowledge but only the one is guided who acts upon his knowledge." (Tuhaf al-Oqool, P. 507)

9)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"بحق أقول لكم: إن الناس في الحكمة رجلان: فرجل أتقنها بقوله وضيعها بسوء فعله. ورجل أتقنها بقوله وصدقها بفعله، وشتان بينهما، فطوبى للعلماء بالفعل وويل للعلماء بالقول."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Truly I tell you: With respect to knowledge, people are divided into two groups: those who firm knowledge through words; then destroy it by their evil acts. And the other groups that make solid the knowledge through words, as they sometime confirm it by their (good) deeds. And there exist numerous people among these two groups. Blessed is the scholar who acts upon his knowledge and woe to the scholar who only relies on words and does not act." (Tuhaf al-Oqool, P. 509)

10)

قال عيسى بن مريم صلوات الله عليه للحواريين:

"يا بني إسرائيل لا تأسوا على ما فاتكم من دنياكم كما لا يأسى أهل الدنيا على ما فاتهم من آخرتهم إذا أصابوا دنياهم."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said to his disciples:

"O sons of Israel, do not grieve over the loss of world affairs, just as the worldly people who attain the worldly affairs do not grieve over the loss of religious affairs. (Al-Kafi, Vol. 2, P. 137)

11)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"يا صاحب العلم عظم العلماء لعلمهم ودع منازعتهم، وصغر الجهال لجهلهم ولا تطردهم ولكن قربهم وعلمهم."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
“O man of knowledge! Honour the learned men for the sake of their knowledge and do not dispute with them. And degrade the ignorant people because of their ignorance. And do not forsake them, but rather call them near you, and teach them knowledge.” (Tuhaf al-Oqool, P.502)

12)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"يا بني إسرائيل قلة المنطق حكم عظيم فعليكم بالصمت، فإنه دعة حسنة وقلة وزر وخفة من الذنوب."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"O sons of Israel, the command to talk less are indeed a great command. So adopt silence, for it is a good salvation, makes your suffer less, and reduces your sins." (Tohaf al-Oqool, P. 502)

13)

قال عيسى عليه السلام لرجل من الحواريين:

"تباعدك من غضب الله أن لا تغضب."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said to one of his disciples: "You shall remain safe from God's wrath if you yourself avoid rage and anger." (Tanbih al-Kawthar, Vol. I, P. 27)

14)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"بحق أقول لكم: إن الزرع لا يصلح إلا بالماء والتراب، كذلك الايمان لا يصلح إلا بالعلم والعمل."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Truly I tell you: Just as a plant can't grow up without soil and water similarly belief can not mature except by knowledge and good behavior." (Tuhaf al-Oqool, P. 512)

15)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"بحق أقول لكم: إن الماء يطفئ النار، كذلك الحلم يطفئ الغضب."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Truly I tell you: Just as water extinguishes fire, similarly patience suppresses anger." (Tuhaf al-Oqool, P. 512)

16)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"يا بني إسرائيل زاحموا العلماء في مجالسهم ولو جثواً على الركب فإن الله يُحيي القلوب الميتة بنور الحكمة كمَا يُحيي الأرض الميتة بوابل المطر."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"O Children of Israel, attend the gatherings of the learned men even if you have to crawl on your knees. Since God enlivens the dead heart by the lights of knowledge, just as He revives the barren land by descending rain." (Tuhaf al-Oqool, P.501-502)

17)

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله:

"قَالَتِ الْحَوَارِيُّونَ لِعِيسَى : يَا رُوحَ اللَّهِ، مَنْ نُجَالِسُ؟ قَالَ: مَنْ يُذَكِّرُكُمُ اللَّهَ رُؤْيَتُهُ، وَيَزِيدُ فِي عِلْمِكُمْ مَنْطِقُهُ، وَ يُرَغِّبُكُمْ فِي الْآخِرَةِ عَمَلُهُ " .

Prophet Muhammad (S) said:
"The disciples of Jesus Christ (a.s.) asked his holiness: '0, spirit of God, with whom we should keep company?"
He answered, "With whom his visit reminds you of God, his speech increases your knowledge, and his manner encourages you to the Hereafter." (Al-Kafi, Vol. 1, P. 39)

18)

قال الصادق عليه السلام:

"كان المسيح عليه السلام يقول: لا تكثروا الكلام في غير ذكر الله ، فإن الذين يكثرون الكلام في غير ذكر الله قاسية قلوبهم ولكن لايعلمون."

Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.) said, Jesus Christ (a.s.) stated:
"Do not talk excessively except in praise of God, because the verbose speakers are hardhearted, while they are unaware of that." (Al-Kafi, Vol. 2, P.114)

19)

قال المسيح عليه السلام:

"بماذا نفع امرؤ نفسه باعها بجميع ما في الدنيا ثم ترك ما باعها به ميراثا لغيره؟! أهلك نفسه، ولكن طوبى لامرئ خلص نفسه واختارها على جميع الدنيا."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
How can a person be useful to himself when he sells his soul to all the worldly things, and leaves behind whatever he has earned for others as heritage, and destroys himself? No, surely not! The fortunate man is the one who purifies his soul, and regards it superior to everything in this world. (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 14, P. 329)

20)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"بحق أقول لكم: اعلمكم لتعلموا ولا اعلمكم لتعجبوا بأنفسكم. إنكم لن تنالوا ما تريدون إلا بترك ما تشتهون. ولن تظفروا بما تأملون إلا بالصبر على ما تكرهون."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Truly I tell you: I teach you to be wise and learned, and do not teach you to be misled. Obviously, you shall not achieve what you desire except by abandoning that in which you have interest; and you shall not get your wishes except by adopting patience in what you consider abominable." (Tuhaf al-Oqool, P. 502)

21)

قال الصادق عليه السلام:

"قال الحواريون لعيسى بن مريم عليه السلام: يا معلم الخير علمنا أي الأشياء أشد؟ قال: أشد الأشياء غضب الله، قالوا: فبما يتقى غضب الله؟ قال: بأن لا تغضبوا، قالوا: وما بدء الغضب؟ قال: الكبر والتجبر ومحقرة الناس."

Imam Sadiq (a.s.) stated that:
The friends of Jesus (a.s.) asked him,
"O teacher of goodness, inform us what the most severe affair is?"
His holiness replied; "The most severe affair is the Exalted God's wrath."

-They said, "How can be saved from God's wrath?"
-He replied, "Don't allow anger to overcome you."
-They asked, "What is the source of anger?"
-He replied, "Haughtiness, obstinacy, and being contemptuous toward people." (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 14, P.287)

22)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام ليحيى بن زكريا:

" إذا قيل فيك ما فيك فاعلم أنه ذنب ذكرته فاستغفر الله منه، وإن قيل فيك ما ليس فيك فاعلم أنها حسنة كتبت لك لم تتعب فيها."

Jesus Christ said to Yahya - son of Zakaria (John the Baptist) - : "if about your quality something is judged which is true, and then truly be sure that it had been a sin and you have to ask God's forgiveness. On the other hand, if their judge is just a slander, know that you have received a reward without the least trouble. (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 14, P. 287)

23)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"ويل للعلماء السوء كيف تلظّى عليهم النّار؟"

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Woe to every evil scholar! How the fire of the hell will blaze on them." (Al-Kafi, Vol. I, P. 47)

24)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"إن صاحب الشر يعدي وقرين السوء يردي فانظر من تقارن."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Verily, an evil friend oppresses (over his comrade) and' an ill- mannered companion ruins (his fellow man). So be careful to see with whom you keep company." (Al-Kafi, Vol. 2, P. 640)

25)

كان المسيح عليه السلام يقول:

"من كثرَ همُّهُ سقمَ بدنُه ومن ساءَ خلقُه عذَّبَ نفسَه ومن كثر كلامه كثر سقطه ومن كثر كذبه ذهب بهاؤه ومن لاحى الرِّجالَ ذهبت مروتُه."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"A man whose sorrow increases his body will turn ill; and the one who is ill- natured puts himself into suffer and hardship;
A talkative person makes mistakes a lot, and a person who constantly lies, shall lose his own respect. The one, who always quarrels with others, shall lose his generosity." (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 14, P. 318)

26)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام لأصحابه:

تَعْمَلُونَ لِلدُّنْيَا وَأَنْتُمْ تُرْزَقُونَ فِيهَا بِغَيْرِ الْعَمَلِ، وَلا تَعْمَلُونَ لِلآخِرَةِ وَأَنْتُمْ لا تُرْزَقُونَ فِيهَا إِلا بِالْعَمَلِ. وَيْلَكُمْ عُلَمَاءَ السُّوءِ! الأَجْرَة تَأْخُذُونَ، وَالْعَمَلَ تُضَيِّعُونَ. يُوشِكُ رَبُّ الْعَمَلِ أَنْ يَطْلُبَ عَمَلَهُ، وَتُوشِكُوا أَنْ تَخْرُجُوا مِنَ الدُّنْيَا إِلَى ظُلْمَةِ الْقَبْرِ، كَيْفَ يَكُونُ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْعِلْمِ مَنْ مَسِيرُهُ إِلَى آخِرَتِهِ وَهُوَ مُقْبِلٌ عَلَى دُنْيَاهُ؟ وَمَا يَضُرُّهُ أَحَبُّ إِلَيْهِ مِمَّا يَنْفَعُهُ "

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said to his companions:
"You work for this world where God provides your daily feed, but do not do for the next world, where the reward shall be just for your deeds. Woe to you the wicked learned men, who get their wages but don't care about their responsibilities; soon God will ask you for your acts, and it is when you go deep to the world of darkness, by entering your graves. How can a learned man be interested in the materiality when at the same time is steering to the other world? Such a person is fonder of his loss than his benefit!" (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 14, P.320)

27)

قال علي بن الحسين عليها السلام:

"مكتوب في الإنجيل: لا تطلبوا علم ما لا تعملون ولما عملتم بما علمتم، فإن العلم إذا لم يعمل به لم يزدد من الله إلا بعدا."

Imam Sajjad (a.s.) stated:
"In Bible we read: Don't look for a knowledge that you are not aware of, because, you do not act upon your previous knowledge yet. Truly, if you don't put into practice your knowledge, you will be kept aloof from God." (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 14, P.319)

28)

قال الصادق عليه السلام:

"بشر موسى ويوشع بالمسيح فلما أن بعث الله عز وجل المسيح قال المسيح لهم: إنه سوف يأتي من بعدي نبي إسمه أحمد من ولد إسماعيل، يجيئ بتصديقي وتصديقكم – الخبر."

Imam Sadiq (a,s.) stated:
The prophets Moses and Joshua gave glad tidings about the coming of Jesus; When the Almighty God appointed him, Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly, a messenger will come after me named Ahmad, from the progeny of Ismael who will confirm us (me as the prophet, and you as my followers)." (Al-Kafi, Vol. 1, P.293)

29)

قال (عيسى)عليه السلام:

"لا تدري متى يغشاك الموت، لم لا تستعد له قبل أن يفجأك؟"

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said: "You are not aware when death would embrace you, so why don't you get ready before this event actually occurs." (Tanbih al-Kawthar, Vol. 1, P.86)

30)

قال عيسى عليه السلام:

" طوبى لمن ترك شهوة حاضرة لموعود لم يره."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"A prosperous person is one for whom the ground is ready for following his material passions, but desists from it because of the unseen promised Day." (Tanbih al-Kawthar, Vol. 1, P.96)

31)

قال عيسى عليه السلام:

"لَا تَتَّخِذُوا الدُّنْيَا رَبًّا فَتَتَّخِذَكُمُ الدُّنْيَا عَبِيدًا، اكْنُزُوا كَنْزَكُمْ عِنْدَ مَنْ لَا يُضَيِّعُهُ؛ فَإِنَّ صَاحِبَ كَنْزِ الدُّنْيَا يَخَافُ عَلَيْهِ الْآفَةَ."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Don't let the world be your master, as it makes you its slave.
Put your treasures under the care of someone who can look for it and not destroy it, because the owner of material substances faces the risk of the loss while the owner of the divine treasure doesn't have such a fear." (Tanbih al-Kawthar, Vol. I, P.129)

32)

قال عيسى عليه السلام:

"يا معشر الحواريين إني قد أكببت لكم الدنيا على وجهها فلا تنعشوها بعدي، فإن من خبث الدنيا أن عصي الله فيها، وإن من خبث الدنيا أن الآخرة لا تدرك إلا بتركها، فاعبروا الدنيا ولا تعمروها، واعلموا أن أصل كل خطيئة حب الدنيا، ورب شهوة أورثت أهلها حزنا طويلا."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"O disciples, I trampled this world for you, so don't establish it after me. One of the abominations of the world is that one commits the sins in it, and disobeys God. Yet, another abomination of the world is that the Hereafter is not achieved but by leaving this world. So consider this world as a crossing place only, and do not make yourself busy to flourish it. Know that the root of all evils is Love for the world, and how often its pleasure brings lasting sorrow." (Tanbih al-Kawthar, Vol. 1, P.129)

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قال عيسى عليه السلام:

"وَيْلٌ لِصَاحِبِ الدُّنْيَا كَيْفَ يَمُوتُ وَيَتْرُكُهَا، وَتَغُرُّهُ وَيَأْمَنُهَا، وَتَخْذُلُهُ وَيَثِقُ بِهَا؟ وَيْلٌ لِلْمُغْتَرِّينَ كَيْفَ أَرَتْهُمْ مَا يَكْرَهُونَ، وَفَارَقَهُمْ مَا يُحِبُّونَ، وَجَاءَهُمْ مَا يُوعَدُونَ؟ وَيْلٌ لِمَنِ الدُّنْيَا هَمُّهُ، وَالْخَطَايَا عَمَلُهُ كَيْفَ يَفْتَضِحُ غَدًا عند الله؟"

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Woe to the people who love material world. As they shall soon die and lose the world. They trust the world while the world deceits them. They rely on this world while the world directs them to misery. Unfortunate are those deceived ones who gain what they consider bad and lose what they love and they meet their fate. And woe to those people who consider the material world their ultimate ambition and indulge sins willingly. How could such a person bear the consequences of such shames before his Lord on the Resurrection Day?" (Tanbih al-Kawthar, Vol. 1, P.l32)

34)

من مواعظ المسيح عليه السلام:

"إن الحكيم يعتبر بالجاهل، والجاهل يعتبر بهواه، أوصيكم أن تختموا على أفواهكم بالصمت حتى لا يخرج منها ما لا يحل لكم."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) advised that, "A wise man takes lessons from the ignorant people. While an ignorant person just gets lesson from his carnal desires. I recommend you to be silent, and don't allow any unfit words come out of your tongue," (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 14, P.315)

35)

قال عيسى عليه السلام:

"بحق أقول لكم كما نظر المريض إلى الطعام فلا يلتذ به من شده الوجع كذلك صاحب الدنيا لا يلتذ بالعبادة ولا يجد حلاوتها مع ما يجد من حلاوة الدنيا."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Truly I tell you that, in the same way that a sick person, looking at food, does not enjoy its taste because of his pain, a materialist person, too, can not enjoy
worship and its delights, as long as he carries the worldly pleasure in his heart." (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 14, P.325)

36)

كان (عيسى) عليه السلام إذا مر بدار قد مات أهلها وخلف فيها غيرهم يقول:

" ويحا لأربابك الذين ورثوك كيف لم يعتبروا بإخوانهم الماضين."

"Once, Jesus (a.s.) passing a house whose master had died and some others were accommodating there, addressed the house, "Woe to your possessor who inherited you! How is it that they do not take lesson from their last brothers who left you?" (Tanbih al-Kawthar, Vol. 2, P.219)

37)

كان (عيسى) عليه السلام يقول:

" يا دار تخربين وتفنى سكانك، ويا نفس اعملي ترزقي، ويا جسد انصب تسترح."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:
"Oh earthly world, you are heading towards destruction and your residents will be ruined. 0' soul! Act so that you are benefited (by divine favors), and 0' body bear the sufferings (for obeying the divine commands in this world) so that you get (everlasting) bliss," (Tanbih al-Kawthar, Vol. 2, P .220)

38)

كان (عيسى) عليه السلام يقول:

"يا معشر الحواريين، تحببوا إلى الله ببغض أهل المعاصي، وتقربوا إليه بالمقت لهم، والتمسوا رضاه بسخطهم."

Jesus Christ said:
"Oh disciples! By creating enmity with the sinners manifest your friendship with God; and by keeping aloof from them gain proximity to God; and by expressing anger at them, gain God's satisfactions." (Tanbih al-Kawthar, Vol. 2, P.235)

39)

عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال:

"قال عيسى عليه السلام: اشتدت مؤونة الدنيا ومؤونة الآخرة، أما مؤونة الدنيا فإنك لا تمد يدك إلى شئ منها إلا وجدت فاجرا قد سبقك إليه، وأما مؤونة الآخرة فإنك لا تجد إخوانا يعينونك عليها."

Imam Sadiq (a.s.) stated that Jesus Christ (a.s.) had said:
Preparing provision for this world and the Hereafter is accompanied with hardship and sufferings. But the provision of this world is such that any attempt to seek it is tantamount to what a sinner has achieved it before you. On the other hand, the provision of the next world is such that you fail to find any companion assisting you to achieve them." (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 14, P.330)

40)

قال عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام:

"ويلكم يا عبيد السوء كيف ترجون أن يؤمنكم الله من فزع يوم القيامة وأنتم تخافون الناس في طاعة الله، وتطيعونهم في معصيته، وتفون لهم بالعهود الناقضة لعهده."

Jesus Christ (a.s.) said:

"Woe to you wicked slaves of God! How can you be hopeful for God's mercy on the Day of Judgment?
While instead of obeying God you fear from the people; by neglecting God's commands, you execute the commands of the people; and by being disloyal to God, you remain faithful to the people!" (Tuhaf al-Oqool, P.505)