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Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا الحميري، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله، عن بعض أصحابنا بلغ به سعد بن طريف، عن الأصبغ بن نباتة،، عن الحارث الأعور الهمداني، قال: قال علي للحسن ابنه عليهما السلام، في مسائلة التي سأله عنها: يا بني ما السفه؟ فقال: اتباع الدناة ومصاحبة الغواة.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by al-Himyari, from Ahmad bin Abi Abdillah, from some of our companions to whom Sa’d bin Turaif informed, from Asbagh bin Nubata, from Harith al-A’war al-Hamdani, that he said: Ali said to his son, Hasan, peace be upon them both, among his questions which he asked him of: O my son, what is foolishness? He said: To follow the dishonourable and accompany the seducers.