48. Admonished against Consulting with Three People

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3-57 حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد بن أحمد، عن محمد بن آدم، عن أبيه باسناده قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: يا علي لا تشاورن جبانا فانه يضيق عليك المخرج، ولا تشاورن البخيل فانه يقصربك عن غايتك، ولا تشاورن حريصا فانه يزين لك شرها. واعلم يا علي أن الجبن والبخل والحرص غريزة واحدة يجمعها سوء الظن


3-57 Muhammad ibn Musa ibn al-Mutevakil - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar quoted Muhammad ibn Ahmad, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Adam, on the authority of his father through a chain of documentations that God’s Prophet (MGB) said, “O Ali! Do not consult with a coward since he would hinder your progress. Do not consult with a miser since he would lower your aspirations; and do not consult with a greedy person since he would guide you towards collecting wealth. O Ali! Know that cowardliness, miserliness and greed are of the same nature. They all stem from having a bad opinion about God.”