It was narrated to us by ʿAlī bin Amed bin ʿAbd Allāh bin Amed bin Abī ʿAbd Allāh al-Barqi, who said – it was narrated to us by my father, from his grandfather Amed bin Abī ʿAbd Allāh, from amza bin ʿAbd Allāh al-Jaʿfari, from Jamīl bin Darrāj, from Abī amza al-Thumāli, who said:1

Al-Ṣādiq, Jaʿfar bin Moḥammed عليهما السلام, said: “Hope in Allāh, a [level of] hope that does not encourage you to disobey Him; and fear Allāh, a [level of] fear that does not leave you in despair of His Mercy.

1. This ḥadīth has a reliable chain. (Hādi al-Najafi)

حدثنا علي بن أحمد بن عبد الله بن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي، قال: حدثنا أبي، عن جده أحمد بن أبي عبد الله، عن حمزة بن عبد الله الجعفري، عن جميل بن دراج، عن أبي حمزة الثمالي، قال: قال الصادق جعفر بن محمد (عليهما السلام) ارج الله رجاء لا يجرئك على معاصيه، وخف الله خوفا لا يؤيسك من رحمته