Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the affliction with baldness
Hadith #1

حدثني محمد بن علي ماجيلويه - رحمه الله -، عن عمه محمد بن أبي القاسم، عن محمد بن علي القرشي، عن سفيان الجريري، عن علي بن الحزور، عن الأصبغ بن نباتة قال: لما أقبل أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام من البصرة تلقاه أشراف الناس فهنؤوه وقالوا: إنا نرجو أن يكون هذا الامر فيكم ولا ينازعكم فيه أحد أبدا فقال: هيهات - في كلام له - أنى ذلك ولما ترمون بالصلعاء . قالوا: يا أمير المؤمنين وما الصلعاء؟ قال: تؤخذ أموالكم قسرا فلا تمنعون.

1. I was told by Muhammed bin Ali Majilawayh, may Allah grant him mercy, about his paternal uncle, Muhammed bin Abi’l-Qasem, from Muhammed bin Ali al-Qurashi, from Sufyan al-Jareeri, from Ali bin Hazzour, from Asbagh bin Nubata, that he said: When the Commander of the Believers, peace be upon him, approached from Basra, he was received by the nobles among the people, and they greeted him and said: Indeed, we wish that this matter remains in you and that none quarrel with you over it, ever. Then he said: Far is such from the truth – in a speech of his – how could that be when you will be afflicted with the bald? They said: O Commander of the Believers, and what is the bald? He said: Your property will be taken forcibly, and you will not prevent (it from happening).