34. A Characteristic that Destroyed Previous Nations

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1-41 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد ابن عيسى، عن الحسن بن علي الوشاء، عن أبي الحسن الحذاء قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام يقول لابي العباس البقباق: ما منعك من الحج؟ قال: كفالة كفلت بها، قال: مالك والكفالات، أما علمت أن الكفالة هي التي أهلكت القرون الاولى


1-41 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Sa’ed ibn Abdullah quoted on the authority of Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Ali al-Vasha that Abil-Hassan al-Hiza said, “I heard Abu Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) ask Abil Abbas al-Baqbaq, ‘What prevented you from attending the pilgrimage?’ He replied, ‘The suretyship which I undertook.’ Baqbaq said, ‘What do you have to do with suretyship? Don’t you know that it was suretyship that destroyed previous nations?’”