22. The Three Forms of Debts

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3-29 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد بن أحـمد، عن أبي عبـد الله الرازي، عن منـصور بن العباس، عن الحسن بن علي بنيقطين عن عمروعن خلف بن حماد، عن محرز، عن أبي بصير، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: الدين على ثلاثة وجوه:رجل إذا كان له فأنظر وإذا كان عليه أعطى ولم يماطل فذلك له ولا عليه. ورجل إذا كان له استوفى، وإن كان عليه أوفى، فذلك لا له ولا عليه. ورجل إذا كان له استوفى وإذا كان عليه مطل فذلك عليه ولا له


3-29 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar quoted Muhammad ibn Ahmad, on the authority of Aba Abdullah al-Razi, on the authority of Mansoor ibn al-Ab’bas, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Aliibn Yaqtayn, on the authority of Amr , on the authority of Khalaf ibn Himmad, on the authority of Muhraz, on the authority of Abi Basir, on the authority of Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) that God’s Prophet (MGB) said, “There are three forms of debt. There are those who give more time to their debtor when they loan money to others, and do not put off the repayment of their own debts to others and pay back their own debts as soon as they can. This would be to their benefit, not to their loss. However, there are those who pay back their own debts when they take back what they have loaned to others. They neither lose or gain. However, there are those who take back what they have loaned to others, but put off the repayment of their own debts. This would be to their loss, not their gain.”