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Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن علي ماجيلويه، عن عمه محمد بن أبي القاسم، عن محمد بن علي الكوفي عن علي بن النعمان، عن ابن مسكان، عن أبي بصير، قال: قال أبو جعفر عليه السلام: ما خدعوك عن شئ فلا يخدعوك في العصر، صلها والشمس بيضاء نقية. فإن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله قال: الموتور أهله وماله من ضيع صلاة العصر. قلت: وما الموتور أهله وماله؟ قال: لا يكون له أهل ولا مال في الجنة. قلت: وما تضييعها؟ قال: يدعها والله حتى تصفار أو تغيب.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Ali Majilawayh, from his paternal uncle, Muhammed bin Abi’l-Qasem, from Muhammed bin Ali al-Kufi, from Ali bin Nu’man, from Ibn Maskan, from Abu Baseer, that he said: Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him, said: Regardless how much they deceive you in anything, let them not deceive you with regards to the afternoon (prayer); pray it while the sun is white and pure, for indeed, the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: The one whose family and property are perished is the one who wastes the afternoon prayer. I said: And what is the one whose family and property are perished? He said: He will neither have family nor property in Paradise. I said: And what is it to waste it? He said: That he leaves it, by Allah, until it yellows or disappears.