4. Salman’s young friend overawed with the fear of divine chastisement

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4 - قال: أخبرني أبو القاسم جعفر بن محمد رحمه الله عن محمد بن عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري، عن أبيه، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن عمر بن يزيد، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: مر سلمان رضي الله عنه على الحدادين بالكوفة، فرأى شابا صعق والناس قد اجتمعوا حوله، فقالوا له: يا أبا عبد الله هذا الشاب قد صرع، فلو قرأت في أذنه . قال: فدنا منه سلمان، فلما رآه الشاب أفاق، وقال: يا أبا عبد الله ليس بي ما يقول هؤلاء القوم، ولكني مررت بهؤلاء الحدادين وهم يضربون بالمرزبات ، فذكرت قوله تعالى: " ولهم مقامع من حديد " فذهب عقلي خوفا من عقاب الله تعالى، فاتخذه سلمان أخا، ودخل قلبه حلاوة محبته في الله تعالى، فلم يزل معه حتى مرض الشاب، فجاءه سلمان فجلس عند رأسه وهو يجود بنفسه، فقال: يا ملك الموت ارفق بأخي، فقال: يا أبا عبد الله إني بكل مؤمن رفيق.


4. He said: Abul Qasim Ja’far ibn Muhammad - may Allah bless him with mercy, reported to me from Muhammad ibn Abdillah ibn Ja’far al-Himyari, from his father, from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, from Ibn Abi Umair, from Umar ibn Yazid, who reported that: Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him said: "Once, Salman - may Allah be pleased with him, passed by the iron mongers of Kufa and he saw a young man who had fainted and people had gathered around him. They told him: "O Abu Abdillah, this young man has had a fit, perhaps you would come to recite something in his ears." He said: Salman came closer to the youth, and when the young man saw Salman, he gained consciousness and said: "I do not suffer from what these people think! The fact is that when I passed by those iron mongers and I saw them strike with the sledgehammers, I remembered what Allah, Most High, says (in the Qur’an): ’And for them awaits hooked iron lashes’ (al-Haj:V21). Overawed with the fear of divine chastisement, I lost my senses." Salman took him as his brother, and in his heart, entered the sweetness of affection for the young man, for the sake of Allah. They remained together; till one day the young man fell ill. Salman visited him and sat near his head, while the young man was about to die. So he (Salman) said: "O angel of Death, be tender with my brother." He (the angel) said: "O, Abu Abdillah, I am tender with all the faithfuls."