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Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن محمد بن الحسين بن أبي الخطاب، عن علي بن أسباط، عن أحمد بن عمر الحلال عن علي بن سويد المديني، عن أبي الحسن موسى عليه السلام قال سألته عن العجب الذي يفسد العمل، فقال: العجب درجات، منها أن يزين للعبد سوء عمله فيراه حسنا فيعجبه ويحسب أنه يحسن صنعا، ومنها أن يؤمن العبد بربه فيمن على الله تبارك وتعالى ولله تعالى عليه فيه المن.

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 Hasan al-Saffar, from Muhammed bin Hussain bin Abi’l-Khattab, from Ali bin Asbat, from Ahmad bin Umar al-Hallal, from Ali bin Suwayd al-Madeeni, from Abu’l-Hasan, Musa, peace be upon him, that he said: I asked him about the veils which invalidate deeds. He said: The veils are (different) ranks: among them is what beautifies for a servant his evil deed, by which he sees it as good, admires it and assumes that he is doing good; and among them is that a servant believes in his Lord, by which he (assumes that he) performs a favor upon Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He, whereas Allah, Exalted is He, is the One who granted him a favor.



Hadith #2

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن بعض أصحابه رفعه إلى أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: من لا يعرف لأحد الفضل فهو المعجب برأيه.

2. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed, from some of his companions, that he ascribed it to Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said: The one who does not recognize for anyone a virtue (by having granted him a favor), is one who admires his own belief.