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Hadith #1

أَبِي رَحِمَهُ اَللَّهُ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي أَحْمَدُ بْنُ إِدْرِيسَ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ عَنِ اِبْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ يَرْفَعُهُ إِلَى أَحَدِهِمْ ع أَنَّهُ قَالَ : بَعْضُكُمْ أَكْثَرُ صَلاَةً مِنْ بَعْضٍ وَ بَعْضُكُمْ أَكْثَرُ حَجّاً مِنْ بَعْضٍ وَ بَعْضُكُمْ أَكْثَرُ صَدَقَةً مِنْ بَعْضٍ وَ بَعْضُكُمْ أَكْثَرُ صِيَاماً مِنْ بَعْضٍ وَ أَفْضَلُكُمْ أَفْضَلُ مَعْرِفَةً.

My father, Allah may have mercy upon him, narrated to us from Ahmed bin Idris from Mohammed bin Ahmed from Ibn Abi Umair that one of the Imams (a) said: Some of you offer more prayers than others do. Some perform the hajj more often than others do. Some give alms more than others do. Some observe the fasting more than others do. The best of you, however, are the most knowledgeable.