18. Attend to Two Major Issues

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2-25 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن الحسين بن إسحاق التاجر، عن علي بن مهزيار، عن الحسين بن سعيد، عن فضالة بن أيوب، عن إسماعيل بن أبي زياد، عن أبي عبد الله، عن أبيه عليهما السلام قال: بكى أبوذر - رحمه الله - من خشية الله عز وجل حتى اشتكى بصره، فقيل له: يا أباذر لو دعوت الله أن يشفي بصرك، فقال: إني عنه لمشغول وما هو من أكبر همي، قالوا: وما يشغلك عنه؟ قال: العظيمتان: الجنة والنار


2-25 (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 Al-Hussein ibn Ishaq al-Tajir, on the authority of Ali ibn Mahzyar, on the authority of Al-Hussein ibn Sa’id, on the authority of Fuzalat ibn Ayoob, on the authority of Isma’il ibn Abi Zyad , on the authority of Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) that his father (MGB) said, “Abuzar - may God have Mercy upon him - cried due to the fear of the Honorable the Exalted God so much that he started to complain about his eyes. He was told: ‘O Abuzar! Pray to God to heal your eyes.’ He said, ‘I am not worried about that. I have more important issues to attend to.’ He was asked, ‘What are you attending to?’ He replied, ‘Paradise and the Hell-fire.”