Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the saying of al-Sadiq, peace be upon him: «The winter is the spring of the believer»
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حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد بن أحمد بن يحيى بن عمران الأشعري، عن إبراهيم بن إسحاق النهاوندي عن محمد بن سليمان الديلمي، عن أبيه، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: سمعته يقول: الشتاء ربيع المؤمن يطول فيه ليلة فيستعين به على قيامه ويقصر فيه نهاره فيستعين به على صيامه.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan bin Ahmad bin Waleed, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Yahya al-‘Attar, from Muhammed bin Ahmad bin Yahya bin Imran al-Ash’ari, from Ibrahim bin Ishaq al-Nahawandi, from Muhammed bin Sulayman al-Dailami, from his father, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said: I heard him saying: The winter is the spring of the believer. Its night is prolonged with him, so he uses it to stand (in prayer), and its day is shortened, so he uses it to fast.