18. Ten Who Put Themselves Through Hardships

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10-25 حدثنا أحمد بن محمد بن يحيى العطار رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا أبي، وسعيد بن عبد الله قالا: حدثنا أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي، عن الحسـن بن عليبن أبي عثمان، عن موسى بن بكر، عن أبي الحسن الاول عليه السلام، عن أبيه قال: قال أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام: عشرة يفتنون أنفسهم وغيرهم: ذو العلم القليل يتكلف أن يعلم الناس كثيرا، والرجل الحليم ذوالعلم الكثير ليس بذي فطنة، والذي يطلب مالا يدرك ولا ينبغي له، والكاد غير المتئد، المتئد الذي ليس له مع تؤدته علم وعالم غير مريد للصلاح، ومريد للصلاح وليس بعالم، والعالم يحب الدنيا، والرحيم بالناس يبخل بما عنده، وطالب العلم يجادل فيه من هو أعلم فإذا علمه لم يقبل منه


10-25 Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar -may God be pleased with him- narrated that his father and Sa’id ibn Abdullah quoted Ahmad ibn AbaAbdullah al-Barqy, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Ali ibn Abi Uthman, on the authority of Musa ibn Bakr, on the authority of Abil Hassan - the first (MGB) , on the authority of his father (MGB) that the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (MGB) said, “There are ten groups of people who put themselves as well as others through hardships: those who know very little but want to teach a lot to the people; those patient, knowledgeable ones who are not smart; those who pursue things which they would not attain, since they do not deserve it; those who suffer a lot of pain and are not calm; those who are calm, but do not have any knowledge and insight; those who are learned but not concerned with improving things; those who are concerned with improving things but are not knowledgeable; those who are knowledgeable but are materialists; those who are kind to the people, but are stingy with what they themselves own; those who seek knowledge, but argue with the people who are more knowledgeable than they are; and those who do not accept what they are taught.”