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1ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبَانِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْمَلِكِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي بَكْرٌ الأرْقَطُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله أَوْ عَنْ شُعَيْبٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) أَنَّهُ دَخَلَ عَلَيْهِ وَاحِدٌ فَقَالَ أَصْلَحَكَ الله إِنِّي رَجُلٌ مُنْقَطِعٌ إِلَيْكُمْ بِمَوَدَّتِي وَقَدْ أَصَابَتْنِي حَاجَةٌ شَدِيدَةٌ وَقَدْ تَقَرَّبْتُ بِذَلِكَ إِلَى أَهْلِ بَيْتِي وَقَوْمِي فَلَمْ يَزِدْنِي بِذَلِكَ مِنْهُمْ إِلا بُعْداً قَالَ فَمَا آتَاكَ الله خَيْرٌ مِمَّا أَخَذَ مِنْكَ قَالَ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ ادْعُ الله لِي أَنْ يُغْنِيَنِي عَنْ خَلْقِهِ قَالَ إِنَّ الله قَسَّمَ رِزْقَ مَنْ شَاءَ عَلَى يَدَيْ مَنْ شَاءَ وَلَكِنْ سَلِ الله أَنْ يُغْنِيَكَ عَنِ الْحَاجَةِ الَّتِي تَضْطَرُّكَ إِلَى لِئَامِ خَلْقِهِ.


1. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Sinan from Aban ibn ‘Abd al-Malik who has said that narrated to him Bakr ibn Arqat from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) or from Shu’ayb from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “Once someone came to abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) and said, ‘May Allah keep you well, I am a man who devoutly loves you. I face a pressing need. I sought help from my family and tribe but it only has distanced me from them.’ The Imam said, ‘What Allah has given you is better than what He has taken from you.’ The man said, ‘May Allah keep my soul in service for your cause, pray for me to Allah so He will make me independent of His creatures.’ The Imam said, ‘Allah has assigned the sustenance of whomever He wanted to come through the hands of whomever He wanted, however, you can ask Allah to make you free of such needs that may force you to ask for help the ignoble ones of His creatures.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (9/374)



2ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَسْبَاطٍ عَمَّنْ ذَكَرَهُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ الْفَقْرُ الْمَوْتُ الأحْمَرُ فَقُلْتُ لأبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) الْفَقْرُ مِنَ الدِّينَارِ وَالدِّرْهَمِ فَقَالَ لا وَلَكِنْ مِنَ الدِّينِ.


2. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ali ibn Asbat from those he has mentioned (in his book) from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) has said, ‘Poverty is a painful death.’ I (the narrator) then asked him, ‘Is it poverty due to deficiency of Dirham and Dinar (units of money)?’ The Imam said, ‘No, in fact, it is poverty due to deficiency in religion.’”