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Hadith #1

حَدَّثَنِي اَلْحَسَنُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اَللَّهِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ اَلْكِنَانِيِّ قَالَ : اِسْتَقْبَلَنِي أَبُو اَلْحَسَنِ مُوسَى بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ ع وَ قَدْ عَلَّقْتُ سَمَكَةً بِيَدِي قَالَ اِقْذِفْهَا إِنِّي لَأَكْرَهُ لِلرَّجُلِ‌[اَلسَّرِيِ‌] أَنْ يَحْمِلَ اَلشَّيْ‌ءَ اَلدَّنِيَّ بِنَفْسِهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ ع إِنَّكُمْ قَوْمٌ أَعْدَاؤُكُمْ كَثِيرٌ يَا مَعْشَرَ اَلشِّيعَةِ إِنَّكُمْ قَوْمٌ عَادَاكُمُ اَلْخَلْقُ فَتَزَيَّنُوا لَهُمْ مَا قَدَرْتُمْ عَلَيْهِ .

Al-Hasan bin Ahmed from his father that Abdullah bin Jibilla al-Kinani related: A fish was hanging down my hand when I met Abu al-Hasan Musa bin Ja’far (a). He asked me to throw that fish and said: I do not like for the noble men to carry cheap things themselves. He then added: O Shia, your enemies are numerous. All people antagonized you. Hence, you should keep good appearances before them as much as possible.