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Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار - رضي الله عنه - عن أحمد ابن محمد، عن إبراهيم بن إسحاق، عن عبد الله بن أحمد، عن إسماعيل، عن الخراساني - يعني الرضا عليه السلام - قال: ليس الحمية من الشئ تركه، إنما الحمية من الشئ الاقلال منه.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Muhammed bin Yahya al-‘Attar, may Allah be pleased with him, from Ahmad ibn Muhammed, from Ibrahim bin Ishaq, from Abdullah bin Ahmad, from Isma’eel, from al-Khurasani, meaning al-Rida, peace be upon him, that he said: Abstinence from something is not by abandoning it. Abstinence form something is only to take little from it.