11. Be kind to people

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11 - وبالإسناد الأول عن علي بن مهزيار، عن فضالة، عن أبان، عن عبد الرحمن بن سيابة، عن النعمان، عن أبي جعفر صلوات الله عليه إنه قال: من تفقد تفقد، ومن لا يعد الصبر لفواجع الدهر يعجز، وإن قرضت الناس قرضوك وإن تركتهم لم يتركوك، قال: فكيف أصنع؟ قال: اقرضهم من عرضك ليوم فاقتك وفقرك .


11. And with the preceding chains of narration from ‘Ali ibn Mahzyar, from Fadhalah, from Abaan, from Abdul Rahman ibn Sayabah, from al-Nu’man, from: Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him, who said: "He who inquires after the well being and whereabouts of the others, people inquire after him when they miss him! And he who does not prepare himself to face the worldly afflictions with patience, ends up helpless. And if you have a habit of passing abrasive comments against other people, then be ready for their remarks. And even if you left them, they would not leave you!" He said: "Then what shall I do?" He (i.e. Imam) said: "Keep them away from your honour, and leave it for your Day of Hunger and Want (i.e. leave it for the Day of judgement)."