59. A Characteristic That if Practiced Implies Despise for Muhammad’s Religion

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1-68- حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن يعقوب بن يزيد، عن محمد بن أبي عمير، عن علي بن أبي حمزة، عن أبي بصير، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: من تكهن أو تكهن له فقد برئ من دين محمد صلى الله عليه وآله. قلت: فالقافة قال: ما احب أن تأتيهم، وقل ما يقولون شيئا إلا كان قريبا مما يقولون، وقال: القيافة فضلة من النبوة ذهبت في الناس


1-68 (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 Yaqoob ibn Yazid, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Abi Umayr, on the authority of Ali ibn Abi Hamzih, on the authority of Abi Basir that Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB), “Whoever practices fortune-telling or goes to see a fortune-teller indeed despises Muhammad’s religion.” Then he was asked, “What about physiognomy ?” He replied, “I do not like you to go to see them, even though what they say may be close to reality. Physiognomy is a remnant of Prophethood leftover for the people.”