65. a Distance as short as Four Fingers Between Right and Wrong

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4-78 حدثنا محمد بن الحسن رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد بن أحمد، عن علي بن السندي، عن محمد بن عمرو بن سعيد، عن كرام، عن ميسر بن عبد العزيز قال:سمعت أبا جعفر عليه السلام وهو يقول: سئل أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام: كم بين الحق والباطل؟ فقال: أربع أصابع، ووضع أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام يده على اذنه وعينيه فقال: ما رأته عيناك فهو الحق وما سمعته اذناك فأكثره باطل


4-78 Muhammad ibn al-Hassan - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar quoted Muhammad ibn Ahmad, on the authority of Ali ibn al-Sindy, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Amr ibn Sa’id, on the authority of Kiram, on the authority of Maysar ibn Abdul Aziz that he had heard Aba Ja’far al-Baqir (MGB) say, “The Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (MGB) was asked, ‘How much distance is there between right and wrong?’ He (MGB) replied, ‘As much as four fingers.’ The Commander of the Faithful Ali (MGB) put his hand between his ear and eyes and said, ‘What you see by the eyes is right, but what you hear by the ears is wrong.’”