4. Taking the Masjid (Prayer room) to be in the house

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- عنه، عن محمد بن عيسى، عن صفوان، عن عبد الله بن مسكان، عن الحلبي، عن أبى عبد الله (ع) قال: كان لعلى (ع) بيت ليس فيه شئ إلا فراش وسيف ومصحف، وكان يصلى فيه، (أو قال:) وكان يقيل فيه.

1. From him, from Muhammad Bin Isa, from Safwan, from Abdullah Bin Muskan, from Al Halby, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘Ali (asws) had a house in which there was nothing except for a mattress, and a sword, and a Parchment (Holy Quran), and he (asws) used to Pray in (upon) it’ (or said: ‘lie down in it’).

عنه، عن ابن فضال، عن ابن بكير، عن عبيد بن زرارة، عن أبى عبد الله (ع) قال: كان على (ع) قد جعل بيتا في داره ليس بالصغير ولا بالكبير لصلوته، وكان إذا كان الليل ذهب معه بصبى ليبيت معه فيصلى فيه.

2. From him, from Ibn Fazal, from Ibn Bakeyr, from Ubeyd Bin Zarara, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘Ali (asws) had made a room in his (asws) house for his (asws) Prayer, (which was) neither too small nor too big. And when it was night time, he (asws) would with his (asws) child to sleep alongside him (asws), and he (asws) would Pray in it’.

عنه، عن على بن الحكم، عن أبان، عن مسمع قال: كتب إلى أبو عبد الله (ع) إنى أحب لك أن تتخذ في دارك مسجدا في بعض بيوتك، ثم تلبس ثوبين طمرين غليظين، ثم تسأل الله أن يعتقك من النار، وأن يدخلك الجنة، ولا تتكلم بكلمة باطل ولا بكلمة بغى.

3. From him, from Ali Bin Al Hakam, from Aban, from Masma’a who said, ‘Abu Abdullah (asws) wrote to me saying: ‘I (asws) would love it if you could take a Masjid (Prayer room) to be in your house, in one of your rooms, then wear two garments, coarse, thick. Then you should ask Allah (azwj) to Emancipate you from the Fire, and that He (azwj) should enter you into the Paradise. And neither speak with false words, nor with rebellious words’.