39. Four Words of Wisdom

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4-51 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد بن أحمد، عن يعقوب بن يزيد، عن محمد بن جعفر باسناده قال: قال أبوعبد الله عليه السلام: ليس للبحر جار، ولا للملك صديق، ولا للعافية ثمن، وكم من منعم عليه وهو لا يعلم


4-51 (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 Yaqoob ibn Yazid, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Ja’far al-Kazim (MGB) through a chain of documentation to Abu Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB), “There is no neighbor for a sea. There are no friends for a King. There is no replacement for health. There are many who receive blessings without knowing about it.”