S: Sileh – Alphabet of Friendship

Those hands that meet to bridge themselves in dua
Carry themselves in a spiritual mist whose scent is that of the Divine
Their work is only for the good of him;
He who lives amongst the masses but remains unknown
With the same hands that search for him,
That pray for him
That give for him
That live for him
Do we cultivate goodness in others in his name to please him?

Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (Peace be upon him):
“There is nothing more beloved to Allah than contributing dirhams (unit of money) as Sileh to the Imam, and indeed, Allah will make each dirham for him in Paradise like the mountain of Uhud. Then he said, Verily, Allah, the Exalted, says in His Book, ‘Who is it that will loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over?’ (Qur’an, Surah Al-Baqarah (2:245)). He said, By Allah, this verse is specifically about the Sileh to the Imam.”

Al-Kafi; Al-Kulayni, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub, Volume 1, p. 537.

جعفر بن محمد الصادق عليهما السلام

مَا مِنْ شَيْ‏ءٍ أَحَبَّ إِلَى اللَّهِ مِنْ إِخْرَاجِ الدَّرَاهِمِ إِلَى الْإِمَامِ وَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَيَجْعَلُ لَهُ الدِّرْهَمَ فِي الْجَنَّةِ مِثْلَ جَبَلِ أُحُدٍ ثُمَّ قَالَ: إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى يَقُولُ فِي كِتَابِهِ‏ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ‏ قَرْضاً حَسَناً فَيُضاعِفَهُ لَهُ‏ أَضْعافاً كَثِيرَةً، قَالَ: هُوَ وَ اللَّهِ فِي صِلَةِ الْإِمَامِ خَاصَّةً

الكافي؛ الكليني، محمد بن يعقوب (ط- العلوم الإسلامية)، الجزء ۱، صفحه۵۳۷



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