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Hadith #1

حدثنا أحمد بن الحسن القطان، قال: حدثنا الحسن بن علي بن الحسين السكري، قال: حدثنا محمد بن زكريا الجوهري، قال: حدثنا جعفر بن محمد بن عمارة، عن أبيه قال: قال الصادق جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام،: مطلوبات الناس في الدنيا الفانية أربعة: الغنى والدعة وقلة الاهتمام والعز. فأما الغنى فموجود في القناعة فمن طلبه في كثرة المال لم يجده، وأما الدعة فموجود في خفة الحمل فمن طلبها في ثقله لم يجدها، و أما قلة الاهتمام فموجود في قلة الشغل فمن طلبها مع كثرته لم يجدها، فأما العز فموجود في خدمة الخالق فمن طلبه في خدمة المخلوق لم يجده.

1. We were told by Ahmad bin Hasan al-Qattan, that he said: We were told by Hasan bin Ali bin Hussain al-Sukkari, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Zakariya al-Jawhari, that he said: We were told by Ja’far bin Muhammed bin ‘Umara, from his father, that he said: Al-Sadiq, Ja’far bin Muhammed, peace be upon them both, said: The requirements of people in this world that is to perish, are four: Wealth, comfort, little concern and honor. As for wealth, it is in contentment. Hence, the one who seeks it in (having an) abundance of property, will not find it. As for comfort, it is in light carrying. Hence, the one who seeks it in the heaviness of it, will not find it. As for little concern, it is in little occupation. Hence, the one who seeks it with an abundance of it, will not find it. As for honor, it is in serving the Creator. Hence, the one who seeks it in serving the created, will not find it.