300. Reward of condoning a loanee

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ یَعْقُوبَ بْنِ یَزِیدَ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِی عُمَیْرٍ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِیمَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْحَمِیدِ قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِأَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع إِنَّ لِعَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ سَیَابَهَ دَیْناً عَلَی رَجُلٍ قَدْ مَاتَ کَلَّمْنَاهُ أَنْ یُحَلِّلَهُ فَأَبَی فَقَالَ وَیْحَهُ أَ مَا یَعْلَمُ أَنَّ لَهُ بِکُلِّ دِرْهَمٍ عَشْراً إِذَا حَلَّلَهُ وَ إِنْ لَمْ یُحَلِّلْهُ إِنَّمَا هُوَ دِرْهَمٌ بَدَلَ دِرْهَمٍ.


1. My father (rah) said: it was narrated to me by Sa’d b. Abdillah from Ya’qub b. Yazid from Ibn Abi ’Umayr from Ibrahim b. Abdul-Hameed who said: The narrator told Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “Abdur Rahman bin Siyabah had taken some money from a person and he died without repaying it. We asked that man to write off the loan but he did not accept.” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Pity on that man. Didn’t he know that had he forgiven it, he would have got ten rewards for each dirham and now he will get a dirham only for each dirham?”