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Hadith #1

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَى اَلْمُتَوَكِّلُ رَحِمَهُ اَللَّهُ عَنْ عَبْدِ اَللَّهِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اَللَّهِ ع يَقُولُ أُوصِيكُمْ عِبَادَ اَللَّهِ بِتَقْوَى اَللَّهِ وَ لاَ تَحْمِلُوا اَلنَّاسَ عَلَى أَكْتَافِكُمْ فَتَذِلُّوا إِنَّ اَللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ يَقُولُ فِي كِتَابِهِ - قُولُوا لِلنََّاسِ حُسْناً ثُمَّ قَالَ عُودُوا مَرْضَاهُمْ وَ اِشْهَدُوا جَنَائِزَهُمْ وَ اِشْهَدُوا لَهُمْ وَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ صَلُّوا مَعَهُمْ فِي مَسَاجِدِهِمْ وَ اِقْضُوا حُقُوقَهُمْ ثُمَّ قَالَ أَيُّ شَيْ‌ءٍ أَشَدُّ عَلَى قَوْمٍ يَزْعُمُونَ أَنَّهُمْ يَأْتَمُّونَ بِقَوْمٍ وَ يَأْخُذُونَ بِقَوْلِهِمْ فَيَأْمُرُونَهُمْ وَ يَنْهَوْنَهُمْ وَ لاَ يَقْبَلُونَ مِنْهُمْ وَ يُذِيعُونَ حَدِيثَهُمْ عِنْدَ عَدُوِّهِمْ فَيَأْتِي عَدُوُّهُمْ إِلَيْنَا فَيَقُولُونَ لَنَا إِنَّ قَوْماً يَقُولُونَ وَ يَرْوُونَ كَذَا وَ كَذَا فَنَقُولُ نَحْنُ نَتَبَرَّأُ مِمَّنْ يَقُولُ هَذَا فَتَقَعُ عَلَيْهِمُ اَلْبَرَاءَةُ.

Mohammed bin Musa bin al-Mutawakkil, Allah may have mercy upon him, narrated from … Abdullah bin Sinan that he heard Abu Abdullah (a) saying: O servants of Allah, I command you to cling to God-fearing. Do not disregard people so that you will not be humiliated. Allah, Powerful and Majestic is He, says in His Book: Speak righteous words to people. ( : ) He (a) then said: Visit the ailed people, participate in their funeral ceremonies, testify for and against them, offer prayer with them in their mosques, and fulfill their rights. He (a) then said: Some people claim being our followers and acting upon our commandments, but they do not observe the matters of which we order them and do not stop committing the acts that we forbid. Moreover, they divulge our secrets before our enemies, who come to us for interrogating whether we had really said such things. In such cases, we have to deny and disavow everyone who divulges such matters. Thus, our disavowal includes such people.