9. The best and the worst among people

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9 - قال: أخبرني أبو القاسم جعفر بن محمد رحمه الله قال: حدثنا أبو علي محمد بن همام الإسكافي قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن العلاء قال: حدثنا أبو سعيد الآدمي قال: حدثني عمر بن عبد العزيز المعروف بزحل، عن جميل بن دراج، عن أبي عبد الله جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام قال: خياركم سمحاؤكم، وشراركم بخلاؤكم، ومن صالح الأعمال البر بالإخوان، والسعي في حوائجهم، وفي ذلك مرغمة للشيطان، وتزحزح عن النيران، ودخول الجنان. يا جميل أخبر بهذا الحديث غرر أصحابك، قلت: من غرر أصحابي؟ قال: هم البارون بالإخوان في العسر واليسر. ثم قال: أما إن صاحب الكثير يهون عليه ذلك، وقد مدح الله صاحب القليل فقال: " ويؤثرون على أنفسهم ولو كان بهم خصاصة ومن يوق شح نفسه فأولئك هم المفلحون ". وحسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل، وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد النبي وآله وسلم تسليما.


9. He said: Abul Qasim Ja’far ibn Muhammad, may Allah bless him with mercy, reported to me from Abu ‘Ali Muhammad ibn Hammam al-Iskafi, who reported from Abdullah ibn Ala, who reported from Abu Saeed al-Adami, who reported from Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, commonly known as Zohl, from Jamil ibn Darraj, who reported that: Abu Abdillah Ja’far ibn Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: "The best people among you are those who are generous, and the worst among you are the misers. And the best deed is to treat your brothers well, and to strive to fulfil their needs, for that is what Satan dislikes; and in that is salvation from hellfire and entrance into Paradise. O Jamil, narrate this tradition to your special friends." I said: "Who are my special friends?" He said: "Those who are kind to their brothers in the time of hardship and ease." Then he said: "For those who are blessed with plenty, that is very easy. Indeed, Allah has praised those who have little. He said (in Qur’an): ’ ... and they prefer others above themselves, even though poverty may afflict them. And whoever is saved from the greed of his own soul, those are the ones who prosper.’ (59:9)" And Allah is Sufficient for us and the Best Trustee, and may Allah bless our master Muhammad, the Prophet and his progeny.