It is reported that Ali ibn al-Husayn [Imam Sajjadu] said, “The Messiah said to his Apostles, ‘Verily, this world is merely a bridge, so cross over it, and do not become preoccupied with it.’”

(Bihàr, 14, 319, 20)

 

It is reported that Imam Sàdiq (‘a) said, “Jesus the son of Mary, peace be with them, said to some of his companions, ‘That which is not loved by you for someone to do to you, do not do that to others, and if someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him your left cheek also.’”

(Bihàr, 14, 287)

 

It is reported that Abu ‘Abdullah [Imam Sàdiq (‘a)] said that Jesus (‘a) said, “The affairs of this world and those of the other world have gotten hard. But the affairs of this world are hard because there is nothing of this world at which you may grasp that some sinner has not grabbed first, while the affairs of the other world are hard because you do not find helpers to help you toward it.”

(Kàfí, 8, 144, 112)

 

The Messiah said to the Apostles, “Verily, the eating of barley bread and the drinking of plain water today in this world is for he who would enter heaven tomorrow.”

(Àdàb al-Nafs, 2, 225)

 

Jesus (‘a) is reported to have said, “One of the evils of this world is that Allah, the Supreme, is disobeyed in it, andthe other world will not be reached execpt by relinquishing this one.”

(Majmu‘a Warràm, 1, 78)

 

Jesus (‘a) is reported to have said, “How can one be of the people of knowledge if the next world is shown to him while he remains involved in this world, and what harms him is more desirable to him than what benefits him?”

(Majmu‘a Warràm, 1, 83)

 

It is reported by Mufaddal, one of the companions of Imam al-Sàdiq (‘a) from Imam Ja‘far al-Sàdiq (‘a) in a long hadith, that he said, “Jesus the son of Mary, Peace be with our Prophet and with him, used to spend some time with the disciples and advise them, and he used to say, ‘He does not know me, who knows not his soul, and he who does not know the soul between his two sides, does not know the soul between my two sides. And he who knows his soul which is between his sides, he knows me. And he who knows me knows He Who sent me.’”

(Àdàb al-Nafs, 2, 213)

 

It is reported that Abu ‘Abdullah [Imam Sàdiq (‘a)] said, “Jesus the son of Mary, may the blessings of Allah be with him, said, ‘You work for the sake of this world while it is not by work that you are provided for in it. And you do not work for the sake of the next world, while it is only by work that you will be provided for in it. Woe be unto you, evil scholars (‘ulamà)! You take payments and waste works. The backer([57]) comes close to accepting his work, and the people come close to leaving the narrowness of this world for the darkness of the grave. How can one be knowledgable who is on the way to the next world and nevertheless is going after this world, and he likes the things that harm him more than the things that benefit him?’”

(Kàfí, 2, 319, 13)

 

It is reported that Jesus (‘a) said, “Woe unto you, evil scholars (‘ulamà)! You take payments and waste works. The Master of the work comes close to search for his work, and you come close to leaving this wide world for the darkness of the grave and its narrowness. He prohibited you from sins, likewise He ordered you to fast and say prayers. How can one be a scholar who is angry with His livelihood and debases His Dignity, while he knows that it is from the knowledge and the power of Allah? How can one be a scholar, who accuses Allah regarding what He has destined for him, so he is not satisfied with what reaches him!? How can one be a scholar, who prefers this world to the other world, turns to this world and likes the things that harm him more than the things that benefit him!? How can one be a scholar who seeks words (kalàm) in order to report them, but does not seek to put them into practice?’”

(Bihàr, 2, 39)

 

Jesus (‘a) said, “How can some one benefit himself while he trades himself for all that is in this world, then he abandons theinheritence which he has traded to others and destroys himself? But blessed be the man who purifies himself and prefers his soul to everything of this world.”

(Bihàr, 14, 329, 58)

 

Jesus (‘a) said, “Woe to the companion of the world! How he dies and leaves it, and how he relies on it and it deceives him, and how he trusts it and it forsakes him! Woe unto those who are deceived! How that which is repugnant encompasses them and that which is beloved separates from them! And that which is promised will come to them. And woe to those whose endeavors are only for the world and error. How he will be disgraced before Allah tomorrow!”

(Bihàr, 14, 328, 53)

 

Verily, Jesus (‘a) said, “Why do you come to me clothed in the clothing of monks while your hearts are those of ferocious wolves? You should be clothed in the clothing of kings, and soften your hearts with fear.”

(Bihàr, 70, 208)

 

Notes:

[57] Rabb al-’amal has been translated as ‘backer’. It refers to those who support the evil ‘ulama, following them and giving them financial backing.

 

Cited from: http://www.al-islam.org/jesus_shiite_narrations/21.htm

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