35. Two Things Which Provide us with Benefits Every Dawn and Dusk

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2-44 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن يعقوب بن يزيد، عن زياد بن مروان القندي، عن أبي وكيع، عن أبي إسحاق السبيعي، عن الحارث قال: قال قال أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: عليكم بالغنم والحرث، فانهما يروحان بخير ويغدوان بخير فقيل: يا رسول الله فأين الابل؟ قال: تلك أعنان الشياطين ويأتيها خيرها من الجانب الاشأم، قيل: يا رسول الله إن سمع الناس بذلك تركوها، فقال: إذا لا يعدمها الاشقياء الفجرة


2-44 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Sa’ed ibn Abdullah quoted Yaqoob ibn Yazid, on the authority of Zyad ibn Marvan al-Qandi, on the authority of Abi Vaki’a, on the authority of Abi Ishaq al-Sabi’e, on the authority of Al-Harith, on the authority of the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (MGB) that God’s Prophet (MGB) said, “I advise you to attend to agriculture and raising sheep, since these would provide you with benefits every dawn and dusk.” The people asked the Prophet (MGB), “O Prophet of God! Then what about raising camels?” The Prophet (MGB) replied, “Camels are the associates of Satan! Their benefits come to us in dangerous ways.” The people said, “O Prophet of God! If the people hear this, they will abandon raising camels.” The Prophet (MGB) replied, “No. The wicked ones will not!”