Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the treasure that was beneath the wall of the two orphaned boys
Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن الحسن - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد ابن أحمد، قال: حدثنا الحسن بن علي رفعه إلى عمرو بن جميع رفعه إلى علي عليه السلام في قول الله عز وجل: " وكان تحته كنز لهما " قال: كان ذلك الكنز لوحا من ذهب فيه مكتوب " بسم الله [الرحمن الرحيم] لا إله إلا الله، محمد رسول الله، عجبت لمن يعلم أن الموت حق كيف يفرح؟! عجبت لمن يؤمن بالقدر كيف يخزن؟! عجبت لمن يذكر النار كيف يضحك؟! عجبت لمن يرى الدنيا وتصرف أهلها حالا بعد حال كيف يطمئن إليها؟

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Yahya al-‘Attar, from Muhammed ibn Ahmad, that he said: We were told by Hasan bin Ali, that he ascribed it to Amru bin Jumay’, that he ascribed it to Ali, peace be upon him, with regards to the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «and beneath it was a treasure for them» (18:82). He said: That treasure was a tablet of gold on which it was written: «In the Name of Allah, the Merciful to all, the Merciful in particular. There is no god but Allah, Muhammed is the Messenger of Allah. I am amazed at the one who knows that death is true, how can he rejoice? I am amazed at the one who believes in destiny, how can he grieve? I am amazed at the one who remembers the Fire, how does he smile? I am amazed at the one who sees this world and the dealing of its people, one case after the other, how can he be confident to it?»