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Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن علي ماجيلويه - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثني محمد بن يحيى العطار قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسين بن أبي الخطاب، عن الحسن بن علي بن فضال، عن علي بن النعمان، عن عبد الله بن مسكان، عن داود بن فرقد، عن أبي شيبة عن الزهري، عن أبي جعفر محمد بن علي الباقر عليهما السلام، قال: بئس العبد عبد يكون ذا وجهين وذا لسانين يطري أخاه شاهدا ويأكله غائبا ، إن أعطي حسده وإن ابتلي خذله.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Ali Majilawayh, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: I was told by Muhammed bin Yahya al-‘Attar, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Hussain bin Abi’l-Khattab, from Hasan bin Ali bin Faddal, from Ali bin Nu’man, from Abdullah, bin Maskan, from Dawud bin Farqad, from Abu Shayba al-Zuhri, from Abu Ja’far, Muhammed bin Ali al-Baqir, peace be upon them both, that he said: The worst of servants is a servant who has two faces and two tongues; (by which) he is tender with his brother in (his) presence and eats him in (his) absence, (and) if he is given, he envies him, and if he is afflicted, he abandons him.



Hadith #2

حدثنا محمد بن الحسن - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا أحمد بن إدريس، عن محمد ابن أحمد بن يحيى بن عمران الأشعري قال: حدثنا موسى بن عمران البغدادي، عن ابن سنان، عن عون بن معين بياع القلانس، عن عبد الله بن أبي يعفور، قال: سمعت الصادق جعفر ابن محمد عليهما السلام، يقول: من لقى الناس بوجه وغابهم بوجه جاء يوم القيامة وله لسانان من نار.

2. We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Ahmad bin Idrees, from Muhammed ibn Ahmad bin Yahya bin Imran al-Ash’ari, that he said: We were told by Musa bin Imran al-Baghdadi, from Ibn Sinan, from ‘Awn bin Mu’een, the Cap Seller, from Abdullah bin Abi Ya’four, that he said: I heard al-Sadiq, Ja’far ibn Muhammed, peace be upon them both, say: The one who meets people with one face and is absent from them with another face, will come at the Day of Resurrection whilst having two tongues of fire.