16. Seven Spoil Their Deeds

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7-23 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا أحمد بن إدريس، عن محمد بن أحمد قال: حدثني أبوعبد الله الرازي، عن الحسن بن علي بن أبي عثمان، عن أحمد بن عمر الحلال، عن يحيى بن عمران الحلبي قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام يقول: سبعة يفسدون أعمالهم: الرجل الحليم ذو العلم الكثير لا يعرف بذلك ولا يذكر به، والحكيم الذي يدين ماله كل كاذب منكر لما يؤتى إليه، والرجل الذي يأمن ذا المكر والخيانة والسيد الفظ الذي لا رحمة له، والام التي لا تكتم عن الولد السر وتفشي عليه، والسريع إلى لائمة إخوانه، والذي لا يزال يجادل أخاه مخاصما له


7-23 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ahmad ibn Idris quoted Muhammad ibn Ahmad, on the authority of Abu Abdullah al-Razi, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Abi Uthman, on the authority of Ahmad ibn Umar al-Hilal, on the authority of Yahya ibn Imran al-Halabi that he had heard Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) say, “The following seven people spoil their deeds.1- A wise highly knowledgeable man who doesn’t teach his knowledge to the people and is unknown to the extent that nobody mentions his name2- A wise man who entrusts his wealth to wicked liars who would not return it to him3- Those who trust mischievous and disloyal people4- Noble people who are not compassionate to others5- Mothers who do not protect the secrets of their offspring and divulge them6- Those who rush to blame their companions and brethren7- Those who continually quarrel with their colleagues and brethren.”