10. Verses at Multan

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10 - قال: أخبرني أبو الطيب الحسين بن محمد النحوي صاحب أبي بكر محمد بن القاسم [الأنباري قال: حدثني أبو بكر محمد بن القاسم] قال: أخبرني العباس بن الحسين اللهبي قال: حدثنا ابن حسان، عن قبيصة اللهبي قال: كتب علي بن حفص بن عمر إلى أبي جعفر المنصور أنه وجد في خان بالمولتان يقول عبد الله بن محمد بن عبد الله بن الحسن بن الحسن بن علي بن أبي طالب [عليهما السلام] قلت لما انتهيت إلى هذا الموضع وقد انقلب الدم : عسى مشرب يصفو فيروي ظمأه * أطال صداها المنهل المتكدر عسى بالجنوب العاريات ستكتسى * وبالمستذل المستضام سينصر عسى جابر العظم الكسير بلطفه * سيرتاح للعظم الكسير فيجبر عسى الله أن لا ييأس العبد إنه * يهون عليه ما يجل ويكبر قال الشيخ: وأنشدني أبو الطيب الحسين بن محمد التمار لأبي بكر العرزمي: أرى عاجزا يدعى جليدا لغشمه * ولو كلف التقوى لكلت مضاربه وعفا يسمى عاجزا لعفافه * ولولا التقى ما أعجزته مذاهبه وأحمق مصنوعا له في أموره * يسوده إخوانه وأقاربه على غير حزم في الأمور ولا تقى * ولا نابل جزل تعد مواهبه ولكنه قبض الإله وبسطه * فلاذا يحاربه ولاذا يغالبه إذا أكمل الرحمن للمرء عقله * فقد كملت أخلاقه ومآربه


10. He said: Abu al-Tayyib al-Husayn ibn Muhammad al-Nahwi, the friend of Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn al-Qasim al-Ambari, reported to me from Abu Bakr Muhammad ibnal-Qasim, who reported from al-Abbas ibn al-Husayn al-Lahabi, who reported from al-Hassan, from Qubaisah al-Lahabi, who said: ‘Ali ibn Hafs ibn Umar wrote to Abu Ja’far al-Mansoor that I saw it written in a khan at Multan that: Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Abdillah ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali Abi Talib (peace be upon him) says: When I reached this place, and found myself secure, I said: "Perchance, the drinking fountain may clear up to quench the thirst, a thirst which has been prolonged because of the turbid water, Perchance, you may be garbed by the unclothed one, and may find help from the lowly and oppressed; Perchance a bonesetter of the broken bone may from his kindness, feel sympathy for the broken bone and set it. Perchance, Allah may not allow His slave to despair, for all that is lofty and great is indeed negligible in His sight." Sheikh said: And Abu al-Tayyib al-Husayn ibn Muhammad al-Tammar recited to me quoting Abu Bakr al-Arzami, the following:- "(In this world) I find a (feeble) helpless person known as tough because of his tyranny, (but) had he adopted fear of Allah, his brutality might have been blunted; And (I find) a chaste person taken as helpless, because of his (virtue of) chastity (and modesty) (though) had it not been for fear of Allah, the ways (of evil) would not have found him powerless; And (I find) a fool whose affairs are cared for (by others), being appointed a leader by his fellowmen and his relatives, (in spite of the fact that) he has no resoluteness in his affairs, nor are nobility and magnanimity counted among his qualities. But all that is controlled by Allah, and He grants, So neither this contends him nor that tries to overcome him; (The truth is that) when Allah in His mercy, perfects the wisdom of a person, his behaviour and all his desires are perfected also."