English Forum - Allah's Pleasure

- Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:48 pm
: Allah's Pleasure
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Factors that Elicit Allah's Pleasure

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1 It has been narrated that Prophet Moses (AS) addressed Allah, saying, 'My Lord, guide me to an action the performance of which will earn me Your good pleasure. So Allah revealed to him, 'O son of Amran, verily My pleasure lies in that which you will be averse to and you will not be able to endure it. So Moses fell prostrate, weeping and cried out, 'My Lord! You have selected me to speak to when You have not spoken to any before me, and yet You do not guide me to that action by which I may earn Your pleasure! So Allah revealed to him, 'Verily My pleasure lies in your pleasure with whatever I decree.[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 82, p. 143, no. 17]

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2 Imam Ali (AS) said, 'Three things enable a servant to attain Allah's pleasure: persistence in seeking forgiveness, affability towards people, and frequent giving of charity.[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 81, no. 74]

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3 Imam Ali (AS) said, 'He who dissatisfies his body earns Allah's pleasure, and he who is not willing to dissatisfy his body defies Allah.[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 70, p. 312, no. 11]

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4 Imam Ali (AS) said, 'He [Allah] has advised you to be Godwary in all things, and has made it the height of His good pleasure and His sole requirement from His creatures.[Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon 183]

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5 Imam Ali (AS) said, 'Allah's pleasure is linked to His obedience.[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 5410]

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6 Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS) said, 'Verily the one who Allah is most pleased with from among you is the one who is the most generous towards his own dependents.[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 136, no. 13]