SHAFAQNA – The value of work and effort is explained and stressed in various holy verses of the Quran and the narrations. For example Ayahs 39 and 40 of Surah Al-Najm say: That every person receives only what he/she makes an effort for; so his/her efforts shall be noticed. In this regard, Imam Ali (AS) said: The measure of a person is equal to his/her efforts .
Also Imam Baqer (AS) said: Having high aspiration and a lofty purpose is a great honour; no honour is like having a high aspiration . On the other hand, laziness and impatience are totally rejected and disapproved in Islam. Imam Ali (AS) said: The one who is continuously lazy, does not reach his/her wishes . Imam Baqer (AS) said: Avoid laziness and impatience because these two characteristics stop you to benefit from this world and the hereafter .
 Tasneef Qorarul Hekam wa Dorarul Kalam, Page 93, hadith 1627.
 Tohaful Oqool, page 286.
 Tasneef Qorarul Hekam wa Dorarul Kalam, Page 463, hadith 10627.
 Kafi, Vol. 5, page 85, Hadith 2.
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