173. As-Sadiq (MGB) Was Always Busy Doing One of Three Things

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3-219 حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا علي بن الحسين السعد آبادي، عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، عن أبيه قال: حدثنا أبوأحمد محمد بن زياد الازدي قال: سمعت مالك بن أنس فقيه المدينة يقول: كنت أدخل على الصادق جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام فيقدم لي مخدة ويعرف لي قدرا ويقول: يا مالك إني احبك فكنت أسر بذلك وأحمد الله عليه، وكان عليه السلام لا يخلو من إحدى ثلاث خصال: إما صائما وإما قائما وإما ذاكرا، وكان من عظماء العباد وأكابر الزهاد الذين يخشون الله عز وجل، وكان كثير الحديث، طيب المجالسة، كثير الفوائد فاذا قال:"قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله" اخضر مرة واصفر اخرى حتى ينكره من يعرفه، ولقد حججت معه سنة فلما استوت به راحلته عند الاحرام كان كلما هم بالتلبية انقطع الصوت في حلقه وكاد يخر من راحلته، فقلت: قل يا ابن رسول الله فلابد لك من أن تقول، فقال عليه السلام: يا ابن أبي عامر كيف أجسر أن أقول: "لبيك اللهم لبيك" وأخشى أن يقول عز وجل [لي]: لا لبيك ولا سعديك


3-219 Muhammad ibn Musa ibn al-Mutevakil - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ali ibn al-Hussein al-Sa’ed Abady quoted on the authority of Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid, on the authority of his father, on the authority of Abu Ahmad Muhammad ibn Zyad al-Azodi that he had heard the jurisprudent in Medina Malik ibn Anas say, “I went to see Ja’far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq (MGB) often. He (MGB) put down a cushion for me to rest on and respected me and said, ‘O Malik! I like you.’ I became happy that he (MGB) was so kind to me and praised God so much that he (MGB) was always either fasting, praying or busy mentioning God. He was one of the greatest worshippers and one of the greatest abstainers who feared the Honorable the Exalted God. Ja’far (MGB) knew a lot of traditions. He (MGB) was very pleasant. A lot of people attended his meetings and benefitted a lot from his presence. Whenever he (MGB) mentioned the name of God’s Prophet (MGB), he (MGB) turned so blue or yellow that even those who knew him could not recognize him. Once I attended the Hajj pilgrimage along with him (MGB). He (MGB) was riding on a camel and while trying to say ‘Labayk. Allahuma Labayk’ he could not utter it and dismounted. Then I said, ‘O (grand)son of God’s Prophet! Do you have to say it?’ Then the Imam (MGB) said, “O Ibn Abi Amer! I am afraid of saying ‘Labayk. Allahuma Labayk’ since I fear that the Honorable the Exalted God might respond in the negative and say ‘La Labayk and la Sa’edayk!.’”