A content believer

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SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The position of consent is reached when a believer will be satified with whatever his/her circumstances are. For a content believer, suffering and comfort, life and death, poverty and riches are all the same and will be acceptable whatever is acceptable to God. Jaber ibn Abdullah Ansari became ill, Imam baqer(AS)  went to visit him. Imam (AS) asked him: How are you Jaber? Jaber replied: I prefer poverty to riches, illness to health, death to life. Imam Baqer (AS) said: We are not like that, death, life, poverty, riches, health and illness and whatever comes to us we are satisfied with it, we are content with the consent of Allah (SWT). When a believer reaches the position of consent, does not want anything except the things that God wants for him/her. Whatever happens to him/her is acceptable and satisfying [1].

[1] maqamaat Ma’anawi by Mohsen Beena, Vol.2, page 41.

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