54. Faith Consists of Talking and Action

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2-68 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن معقل القرميسيني، عن محمد ابن عبد الله بن طاهر قال: كنت واقفا على أبي وعنده أبوالصلت الهروي وإسحاق بن راهويه وأحمد بن محمد بن حنبل، فقال أبي: ليحدثني كل رجل منكم بحديث، فقال: أبوالصلت الهروي: حدثني علي بن موسى الرضا وكان والله رضى كما سمي عن أبيه موسى بن جعفر، عن أبيه جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه محمد بن علي، عن أبيه، علي بن الحسين، عن أبيه الحسين بن علي، عن أبيه علي عليهم السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: الايمان قول وعمل، فلما خرجنا قال أحمد بن محمد بن حنبل: ما هذا الاسناد؟ فقال له أبي: هذا سعوط المجانين إذا سعط به المجنون أفاق


2-68 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn Ma’qel al-Qarmaysani said, “I was standing with my father. Abu Salt al-Haravy, Ishaq ibn Rahoyeh and Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Hanbal were also present there. My father said, “Each of you should narrate a tradition for me.” Abu Salt al-Haravy said, “Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (MGB), who I swear by God was really pleasant as his name indicates, quoted on the authority of his father Musa ibn Ja’far al-Kazim (MGB), on the authority of his father Ja’far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq (MGB), on the authority of his father Muhammad ibn Ali (MGB), on the authority of Ali ibn al-Hussein (MGB), on the authority of his father Al-Hussein ibn Ali (MGB), on the authority of his father Ali ibn Abi Talib (MGB) that God’s Prophet (MGB) said, “Faith consists of talking and action.” When we left Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Hanbal said, “What form of chain of traditions was that?” My father said, “It is the healing medication for the insane. If they treat a mad man using it, he will be healed.”