23. A Characteristic that Stabilizes One’s Faith and One that Makes Him Lose His Faith

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1-29 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد ابن أحمد بن يحيى بن عمران الاشعري قال: حدثني أبوعبد الله الرازي، عن علي ابن سليمان بن رشيد، عن موسى بن سلام، عن أبان بن سويد، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: قلت: ما الذي يثبت الايمان في العبد؟ قال: الذي يثبته فيه الورع، والذي يخرجه منه الطمع


1-29 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar quoted on the authority of Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Yahya ibn Imran al-Ash’ari, on the authority of Abu Abdullah al-Razi, on the authority of Ali ibn Suleiman ibn Rashid, on the authority of Musa ibn Salam that Aban ibn Savid asked Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB), “What stabilizes a servant’s faith?” He (MGB) replied, “What stabilizes his faith is piety, and what makes him lose his faith is greed.”