11. Three People Would Not Get What is Rightfully Theirs from Three People

Back to book

3-16 حدثنا محمد بن علي ماجيلويه - رحمه الله - عن عمه محمد بن أبي القاسم قال: حدثني أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي، عن أحمد بن عبيد، عن الحسين بن علوان، عن عمرو بن ثابت، عن أبي عبد الله، عن آبائه، عن علي عليهم السلام قال: ثلاثة لا ينتصفون من ثلاثة: شريف من وضيع، وحليم من سفيه، وبر من فاجر


3-16 Muhammad ibn Ali Majiluyih - may God forgive him - narrated that his uncle Muhammad ibn Abil-Qasim quoted Ahmad ibn Aba Abdullah al-Barqy, on the authority of Ahmad ibn Ubayd, on the authority of Al-Hussein ibn Alvan, on the authority of Amr ibn Sabit, on the authority of Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB), on the authority of his forefathers (MGB), on the authority of Ali (MGB), “There are three people who would not get what is rightfully theirs from three other people. They are the honorable ones (who would not take what is rightfully theirs) from the wicked ones; the patient ones from the ignorant ones; and the good-doers from the evildoers.”




3-17 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله عن أبي القاسم عبدالرحمن بن حماد، عن أبي عمران عمرو بن مصعب العرزمي، عن أبي حمزة الثمالي قال: سمعت أبا جعفر عليه السلام يقول: العبد بين ثلاثة: بلاء وقضاء ونعمة. فعليه في البلاء من الله الصبر فريضة، وعليه في القضاء من الله التسليم فريضة، وعليه في النعمة من الله عز وجل الشكر فريضة


3-17 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Sa’ed ibn Abdullah quoted Ahmad ibn Aba Abdullah, on the authority of Abil Qasim Abdul Rahman ibn Himad, on the authority of Abi Imran Amr ibn Mus’ab al-Arzami, on the authority of Abi Hamzih al-Somali, “I heard Abi Ja’far al-Baqir (MGB) say, ‘One is caught in between three things: calamities, destiny and blessings. It is incumbent upon him to be patient in the face of calamities sent from God. It is incumbent upon him to submit to the destiny determined for him by God. It is also incumbent upon him to be grateful for the blessings sent to him by the Honorable the Exalted God.”