Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the tradition from the Lord, Exalted and Glorious is He, the tradition from the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, and the tradition from the Leader, peace be upon him
Hadith #1

حدثنا علي بن أحمد بن محمد - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا محمد بن أبي عبد الله الكوفي، عن سهل بن زياد الآدمي، عن مبارك مولى الرضا عليه السلام عن الرضا علي بن موسى عليهما السلام قال: لا يكون المؤمن مؤمنا حتى يكون فيه ثلاث خصال: سنة من ربه، وسنة من نبيه، وسنة من وليه. فأما السنة من ربه فكتمان السر، قال الله عز وجل " عالم الغيب فلا يظهر على غيبه أحدا * إلا من ارتضى من رسول " وأما السنة من نبيه فمداراة الناس فإن الله عز وجل أمر نبيه صلى الله عليه وآله بمداراة الناس فقال: " خذ العفو و أمر بالعرف وأعرض عن الجاهلين "، وأما السنة من وليه فالصبر على البأساء والضراء يقول الله عز وجل: " والصابرين في البأساء والضراء وحين البأس أولئك الذين صدقوا و أولئك هم المتقون ".

1. We were told by Ali bin Ahmad bin Muhammed, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Abi Abdillah al-Kufi, from Sahl bin Ziyad al-Adami, from Mubarak, the servant of al-Rida, peace be upon him, from al-Rida, Ali bin Musa, peace be upon them both, that he said: A believer will not be a believer until there are three traits in him: a tradition from his Lord, a tradition from his Prophet and a tradition from his Leader. As for the tradition from his Lord, it is the concealment of the secret. Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, said: «The Knower of the Unseen, and so, He does not disclose, to His (knowledge of the) Unseen, anyone, except for the one He was pleased with of a Messenger» (72:26-27). As for the tradition from his Prophet, it is conformity with people, for indeed, Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, ordered His Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, with regards to conformity with people, and so He said: «Take (upon yourself to perform) pardoning, enjoin good and look away from the ignorant ones.» (7:199) As for the tradition from his Leader, it is patience towards suffering and harm. Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, says: «And those patient towards suffering, harm and during hostilities, those are the ones who were truthful, and those are the godfearing.» (2:177)