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Hadith #1

أبي رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي، عن بعض أصحابنا رفعه، قال: قال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام: الأغلب من غلب بالخير، والمغلوب من غلب بالشر، والمؤمن ملجم.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Abi Abdillah al-Barqi, from some of our companions, that he ascribed it, saying: Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, said: The overcoming is the one who overcomes with goodness, and the overcome is the one who overcomes with evil, and the believer is harnessed.