22. Two Strange Characteristics: Eating the Sustenance Provided by God and Ascribing Divinity to Others Than God

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2-31 حدثنا محمد بن علي ماجيلويه رضي الله عنه قال: حدثني عمي محمد بن أبي القاسم، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي، عن أبيه محمد بن خالد، عن محمد بن سنان، عن إبراهيم بن [أبي] زياد، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: إن الله تبارك وتعالى أهبط ملكا إلى الارض فلبث فيها دهرا طويلا ثم عرج إلى السماء فقيل له: ما رأيت؟ فقال: رأيت عجائب كثيرة وأعجب ما رأيت أني رأيت عبدا متقلبا في نعمتك يأكل رزقك ويدعي الربوبية، فعجبت من جرأته عليك، ومن حلمك عنه. فقال الله عز وجل: فمن حلمي عجبت؟ قال: نعم [يا رب] قال: قد أمهلته أربع مائة سنة لا يضرب عليه عرق، ولا يريد من الدنيا شيئا إلا ناله، ولا يتغير عليه فيها مطعم ولا مشرب

2-31 Muhammad ibn Ali Majiluyih - may God be pleased with him - narrated that his uncle Muhammad ibn Abil-Qasim quoted on the authority of Ahmad ibn Aba Abdullah al-Barqy, on the authority of his father Muhammad ibn Khalid, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Sin’an, on the authority of Ibrahim ibn (Abi) Zyad, on the authority of Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB), "The Blessed the Sublime God sent down an angel to Earth. He stayed on the Earth for a long time and then returned to the heavens. He was asked, “What did you see there?” He said, “I saw many amazing things there, but the most amazing thing that I saw was someone who abused your blessings. He ate of what You provided for his sustenance, but claimed to be god. I was amazed at his boldness and Your Patience.” God the Almighty said, “You were amazed at My Patience? I let him live for four-hundred years, and he never got ill. I granted to him whatever he wanted in the world, and I never changed his food and drinks.”