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Hadith #1

حدثنا أبو الحسن محمد بن أحمد بن أسد الأسدي، قال: حدثنا عثمان بن عمر [ابن] أبي غيلان الثقفي، وعيسى بن سليمان بن عبد الملك القرشي، قالا: حدثنا أبو إبراهيم الترجماني [قال: حدثنا سعد بن سعيد الجرجاني] قال: حدثنا نهشل بن سعيد ، عن الضحاك، عن ابن عباس، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: أشراف أمتي حملة القرآن و أصحاب الليل.

1. We were told by Abu’l-Hasan, Muhammed bin Ahmad bin Asad al-Asadi, that he said: We were told by Uthman bin Umar ibn Abi Ghailan al-Thaqafi, and Isa bin Sulayman bin Abdil-Malik al-Qurashi, that they both said: We were told by Abu Ibrahim al-Turjumani, that he said: We were told by Sa’d bin Sa’eed al-Jarjani, that he said: We were told by Nahshal bin Sa’eed, from Dahhak, from Ibn Abbas, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: The nobles of my nation are the carriers of the Qur’an and the people of the night.



Hadith #2

حدثنا أبو الحسن محمد بن أحمد بن أسد الأسدي، قال: حدثنا محمد بن جرير، و الحسن بن عروة، وعبد الله بن محمد الوهبي ، قالوا: حدثنا محمد بن حميد، قال: حدثنا زافر بن سليمان، قال: حدثنا محمد بن عيينة، عن أبي حازم، عن سهل بن سعد، قال: جاء جبرئيل عليه السلام إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وآله فقال: يا محمد عش ما شئت فإنك ميت، وأحبب ما شئت فإنك مفارقه، واعمل ما شئت فإنك مجزي به. واعلم أن شرف الرجل قيامه بالليل وعزه استغناؤه عن الناس.

2. We were told by Abu’l-Hasan, Muhammed bin Ahmad bin Asad al-Asadi, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Jarir, and Hasan bin ‘Urwa, and Abdullah bin Muhammed al-Wahbi, that they said: We were told by Muhammed bin Hameed, that he said: We were told by Zafir bin Sulayman, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin ‘Uyayna, from Abu Hazem, from Sahl bin Sa’eed, that he said: Jibra’eel, peace be upon him, came to the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, and said: O Muhammed, live however you want, for indeed, you are to die, and love what you want, for indeed, you are to separate from it, and do what you want, for indeed, you are to be rewarded for it. Moreover, know that the honor of a man is his standing during the night, and his honor is his sufficiency from people.