15. Four admonitions

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15 - وبالإسناد الأول عن علي بن مهزيار، عن رفاعة، عن أبي عبد الله جعفر بن محمد صلوات الله عليهما إنه قال: أربع في التوراة وأربع إلى جنبهن: من أصبح على الدنيا حزينا [فقد] أصبح ساخطا على ربه، ومن أصبح يشكو مصيبة نزلت به فإنما يشكو ربه، ومن أتى غنيا فتضعضع له [ليصيب من دنياه] ذهب ثلثا دينه، ومن دخل النار من هذه الأمة ممن قرأ القرآن فإنما هو ممن اتخذ آيات الله هزوا ولعبا. والأربع الأخر: من ملك استأثر، ومن يستشر لا يندم، وكما تدين تدان، والفقر الموت الأكبر .


15. And with the preceding chains of narration, from ‘Ali ibn Mahzyar, from Rafaa’h who reported that: Abu Abdillah Ja’far ibn Muhammad, peace be upon them both, said: "The Torah has four admonitions coupled with the other four. They are: He who rises in the morning sorrowful about his worldly affairs, he indeed rises displeased with his Lord! And he who rises in the morning complaining about the misfortune he has suffered, he is complaining against Allah! He who calls upon a rich man, humbling himself so as to gain a share from his wealth, loses two-third of his faith; And if ever a reciter of the Qur’an in this Ummah enters hellfire, then he must be among those who take divine signs for a mockery and play. And the other four are: Absolute power leads to appropriation; and he who consults, never repents; and you shall reap what you sow, and poverty is the greater death."