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Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله، عن بعض أصحابنا بلغ به سعد بن طريف، عن الأصبغ بن نباتة، عن الحارث الأعور، قال: كان فيما سأل عنه علي بن أبي طالب ابنه الحسن عليهما السلام، أنه قال له: ما الفقر؟ قال: الحرص والشره.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Abi Abdillah, from some of our companions to whom Sa’d bin Turaif informed, from Asbagh bin Nubata, from Harith, the half-blinded, that he said: Among the things that Ali bin Abi Talib asked his son, Hasan, peace be upon them both, is that he said to him: What is poverty? He said: Greed and gluttony.