Chapter 30

باب أن من كان مؤمنا ثم كفر ثم آمن لم يبطل عمله في ايمانه السابق

Someone who was a believer, then became an unbeliever, then believed, his act in his preceding faith is not nullified

[316] 1 ـ محمد بن الحسن بإسناده، عن الحسين بن علي، عن علي بن الحكم، عن موسى بن بكر، عن زرارة، عن ابي جعفر ( عليه السلام ) قال: من كان مؤمنا فحج، وعمل في إيمانه، ثم أصابته في إيمانه فتنة، فكفر، ثم تاب، وامن، قال: يحسب له كل عمل صالح عمله في إيمانه، ولا يبطل منه شيء.

1 – Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan by his isnād from al-Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī from ʿAlī b. al-Ḥakam from Mūsā b. Bakr from Zurāra from Abū Jaʿfar عليه السلام.

He said: Someone who was a believer and performed ḥajj, and acted during his faith, then a strife (fitna) afflicted him in his faith and he become an unbeliever, then he repented and believed.  

He said: Every righteous act which he did in his faith is reckoned for him, and nothing of it is nullified.

أقول: ويدل على ذلك ظاهر آيات التوبة وأحاديثها وغيرها، والله أعلم.

I say: And the apparent level (al-ẓāhir) of the ayāt of repentance indicates upon that and its aḥādīth and other than it, and God knows best.