58. The Four Problems that a Believer Always Faces

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4-70 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسين بن أبي الخطاب، عن علي بن أسباط، عن مالك، عن مسمع بن مالك، عن سماعة، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام أنه قال:يا سماعة لا ينفك المؤمن من خصال أربع: من جار يؤذيه، وشيطان يغويه، ومنافق يقفو أثره، ومؤمن يحسده، ثم قال: يا سماعة أما إنه أشدهم عليه، قلت: كيف ذاك؟ قال: إنه يقول فيه القول فيصدق عليه


4-70 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Sa’ed ibn Abdullah quoted Muhammad ibn al-Hussein ibn Abil Khat’tab, on the authority of Ali ibn Asbat, on the authority of Malik, on the authority of Mosma’ ibn Malik, on the authority of Sama’at that Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) said, “O Sama’at! There are always four problems that a believer faces:1- A neighbor to bother him2- Satan tries to deviate him3- A hypocrite to always follow him and4- A jealous believer.” He (MGB) then added, ‘O Sama’at! Do you want me to tell you which one is the worst?’ I said, ‘Yes. Which one?’ The Imam (MGB) replied, ‘A jealous believer is the worst, because a jealous believer will say bad things about him, and others will believe him.’”