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Hadith #1

وَ بِهَذَا اَلْإِسْنَادِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اَللَّهِ ع قَالَ صِفْ لِيَ اَلْمُؤْمِنَ قَالَ ع قُوَّةٌ فِي دِينٍ وَ حَزْمٌ فِي لِينٍ وَ إِيمَانٌ فِي يَقِينٍ وَ حِرْصٌ فِي فِقْهٍ وَ نَشَاطٌ فِي هُدًى وَ بِرٌّ فِي اِسْتِقَامَةٍ وَ عِلْمٌ فِي حِلْمٍ وَ شُكْرٌ فِي رِفْقٍ وَ سَخَاءٌ فِي حَقٍّ وَ قَصْدٌ فِي غِنًى وَ تَجَمُّلٌ فِي فَاقَةٍ وَ عَفْوٌ فِي قُدْرَةٍ وَ طَاعَةٌ فِي نَصِيحَةٍ وَ وَرَعٌ فِي رَغْبَةٍ وَ حِرْصٌ فِي جِهَادٍ وَ صَلاَةٌ فِي شُغُلٍ وَ صَبْرٌ فِي شِدَّةٍ- وَ فِي اَلْهَزَاهِزِ وَقُورٌ وَ فِي اَلْمَكَارِهِ صَبُورٌ وَ فِي اَلرَّخَاءِ شَكُورٌ وَ لاَ يَغْتَابُ وَ لاَ يَتَكَبَّرُ وَ لاَ يَقْطَعُ اَلرَّحِمَ وَ لَيْسَ بِوَاهِنٍ وَ لاَ فَظٍّ وَ لاَ غَلِيظٍ وَ لاَ يَسْبِقُهُ بَطَرُهُ وَ لاَ تَفْضَحُهُ بَطْنُهُ وَ لاَ يَغْلِبُهُ فَرْجُهُ وَ لاَ يَحْسُدُ اَلنَّاسَ وَ لاَ يَقْتُرُ وَ لاَ يُبَذِّرُ وَ لاَ يُسْرِفُ يَنْصُرُ اَلْمَظْلُومَ وَ يَرْحَمُ اَلْمَسَاكِينَ نَفْسُهُ مِنْهُ فِي عَنَاءٍ وَ اَلنَّاسُ مِنْهُ فِي رَاحَةٍ لاَ يَرْغَبُ فِي اَلدُّنْيَا وَ لاَ يَفْزَعُ مِنْ مَهَائِلِ اَلنَّاسِ لِلنَّاسِ هَمٌّ قَدْ أَقْبَلُوا عَلَيْهِ وَ لَهُ هَمٌّ قَدْ شَغَلَهُ لاَ يُرَى فِي حِلْمِهِ نَقْصٌ وَ لاَ فِي رَأْيِهِ وَهْنٌ وَ لاَ فِي دِينِهِ ضَيَاعٌ يُرْشِدُ مَنِ اِسْتَشَارَهُ وَ يُسَاعِدُ مَنْ سَاعَدَهُ وَ يَكِيعُ عَنِ اَلْبَاطِلِ وَ اَلْخَنَى وَ اَلْجَهْلِ فَهَذِهِ صِفَةُ اَلْمُؤْمِنِ .

(The same previous series of relaters)… from Mohammed bin Ahmed that a man asked Abu Abdullah (a) to describe the believer. He (a) said: The believer enjoys strength with religiousness, determination with lenience, faith with conviction, carefulness with understanding, activity with right guidance, charity with straightforwardness, overlooking with appetite, knowledge with clemency, wit with indulgence, rightful openhandedness, moderation in wealth, temperancein poverty, pardon in ability, obedience with advice, godliness in desires, prudence in jihad, praying in concern, and steadfastness against hardship. In shaking disasters, he is solemn. In misfortunes, he is steadfast. In luxury, he is thankful. He does not backbite anyone, pride himself against anyone, or oppress anyone. He shows tolerance when he is oppressed. He does not rupture his relations with his relatives. He is not weak, rude, or coarse. His sight does not precede him,his stomach does not disgrace him, and his carnal desire does not dominate him. He does not envy others. He does not scant, waste, or exceed the proper limits. He only economizes. He supports the wronged and compassions the poor. His own self is in distress because of him, while the people are in ease from him. He does not desire for the dignity of this world and does not worry about people’s humiliation. People are engaged in their concerns while the believer has his own concern. He does not see any blemish in his clemency, any weakness in his opinion, or any waste in his religion.He guides him whoever seeks his consultation, helps him who helped him, and refrains from the wrong, the obscene language, and ignorance. These are the moralities of the believer.