Al-Amālī > Submiting to those possessing worldly authority
Hadith #1

2 - قال، أخبرني أبو الحسن أحمد بن محمد بن الحسن قال: حدثني أبي، عن سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن الحسن بن محبوب، عن حديد بن حكيم الأزدي قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام يقول: اتقوا الله وصونوا دينكم بالورع، وقووه بالتقية والاستغناء بالله عز وجل عن طلب الحوائج إلى صاحب سلطان الدنيا، واعلموا أنه من خضع لصاحب سلطان الدنيا أو من يخالفه في دينه طلبا لما في يديه من دنياه أخمله الله ومقته عليه ووكله إليه، فإن هو غلب على شئ من دنياه فصار إليه منه شئ نزع الله البركة منه، ولم يؤجره على شئ ينفقه منه في حج ولا عتق ولا بر.

2. He said: Abul Hasan Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn al-Hasan reported to me from his father, from Sa’d ibn Abdillah, from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, from al-Hasan ibn Mahboob, from Hadeed ibn Hakeem al-Azadi who said: I have heard Abu Abdillah Ja’far ibn Muhammad, peace be upon him say: "Guard yourselves from the sins fearing Allah and protect your religion with piety. And lend it strength by dissimulation (where necessary) and by relying solely on Allah for your needs, rather than on those who possess worldly power. And know you all, that whoever submits to the one possessing worldly authority, or to the one who is opposed to his faith, in order to gain something from his transitory bounties, Allah will weaken his force, subject him to His utter displeasure and entrust all his affairs to that person. And, if at all he acquires something from that man, Allah will not bless that gain with His benediction and will not reward him from whatever he spends for Hajj, or for freeing a slave or for any good deed."