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24-06-2024 |18 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1445 AH

Agriculture

Description: The Prophet (S) said, 'Every single Muslim that plants or cultivates anything of which humans, animals or birds may eat from is counted as charity towards them on his behalf.

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): ما مِن مسلِمٍ يَغرِسُ غَرساً أو يَزرَعُ زَرعاً، فَيَأكُلُ مِنهُ طَيرٌ أو إنسانٌ أو بَهيمِةٌ ، إلّا كانَ لَهُ بِه صَدَقةٌ.

Reference: ’[Mustadrak al-Wasa’il, v. 13, p. 460, no. 15892]

Description: Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) narrated that his father used to say, 'The best of occupations is tilling the land, the produce of which is eaten by both the good-doer and the wrongdoer. That which the good-doer eats will seek forgiveness on his [i.e. the grower’s] behalf, and that which the wrongdoer eats will curse him [i.e. the wrongdoer]. The birds and animals eat thereof too.

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كانَ أبي يقولُ: خَيرُ الأعمالِ الحَرْثُ ، تَزرَعهُ فَيَأكُلُ مِنهُ البَرُّ والفاجِرُ ، أمّا البَرُّ فَما أكَلَ مِن شيءٍ استَغفَرَ لكَ ، وأمّا الفاجِرُ فما أكَلَ مِنهُ مِن شَيءٍ لَعَنَهُ ، ويَأكُلُ مِنهُ البهائمُ والطَّيرُ.

Reference: ’[al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 260, no. 5]

Description: Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) narrated that Imam Ali (a.s.) used to say, 'He who, in spite of having water and soil at his disposal, is still poor, is dissociated by Allah.’

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كانَ أميرُ المؤمنينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) يقولُ: مَن وَجَدَ ماءً وتُراباً ثُمّ افتَقَرَ فَأبعَدَهُ اللّه‏ُ.

Reference: [Qurb al-Isnad, p. 115, no. 404]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'The farmers are the treasures of mankind for they plant and harvest the good things that Allah has made grow. On the Day of Resurrection, they will occupy the best and nearest position [to Allah] and will be called the blessed ones.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الزّارِعُونَ كُنُوزُ الأنامِ، يَزرَعُونَ طَيِّباً أخرَجَهُ اللّه‏ُ عزّوجلّ ، وهُم يومَ القِيامَةِ أحسَنُ الناسِ مَقاماً، وأقرَبُهُم مَنزِلَةً ، يُدعَوْنَ المُبارَكِينَ.

Reference: [al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 261, no. 7]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said that the verse of Allah: "And on Allah do the believers rely"[Qur’an 3:160], refers to the farmers.

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في قولِ‏اللّه‏ عزّوجلّ: «وعَلَي‏اللّه‏ِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ المُؤمِنُونَ» ـ: الزّارِعُونَ .

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 103, p. 66, no. 16]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'There is no occupation more beloved to Allah than agriculture, and every single prophet that Allah sent down was a farmer except Prophet Enoch [Prophet Enoch (a.s.) is known as Idris in the Arabic tradition (ed.)] (a.s.) who was a tailor.

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لَمّا سَألَهُ يزيدُ بنُ هارونَ الواسِطيُّ عنِ الفَلاّحِينَ ـ: هُمُ الزّارِعُونَ كُنوزَ اللّه‏ِ في أرضِهِ ، وما في الأعمالِ شَيءٌ أحَبَّ إلي اللّه‏ِ مِن الزِّراعَةِ ، وما بَعَثَ اللّه‏ُ نبيّاً إلّا زَرّاعاً إلّا إدريسَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) فإنّهُ كانَ خَيّاطاً .

Reference: ’[Mustadrak al-Wasa’il, v. 13, p. 461, no. 15898]