322. The reason due to which it is disliked to consult the slave and the lowly regarding the matters

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أبي رحمه الله قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى عن محمد بن أحمد عن محمد بن آدم عن أبيه باسناده رفعه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: يا علي لا تشاور جبانا فانه يضيق عليك المخرج، ولا تشاور البخيل فانه يقصر بك عن غايتك، ولا تشاور حريصا فان يزين لك شرها، واعلم يا علي ان الجبن والبخل والحرص غريزة واحدة يجمعها سوء الظن.


1. My father said, ‘Muhammad Bin Yahya narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Ahmad, from Muhammad Bin Adam, from his father, by his chain, raising it, said: ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) said: ‘O Ali (a.s.)! Do not consult a coward, for he would narrow your (a.s.) exit, and do not consult the miser, for he would make you (a.s.) fall short of your (a.s.) destination, and do not consult a greedy, for he would adorn the evil to you (a.s.). And know, O Ali (a.s.)! The coward, and the miser, and the greedy, are of one instinct, gathered upon the evil thoughts’.