Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of glorification during speech and (the meaning of) alteration
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن النوفلي عن السكوني، عن أبي عبد الله، عن آبائه عليهم السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: إن أحب السبحة إلى الله عز وجل سبحة الحديث، وأبغض الكلام إلى الله عز وجل التحريف. قيل: يا رسول الله وما سبحة الحديث؟ قال: الرجل يسمع حرص الدنيا وباطلها فيغتم عند ذلك فيذكر الله عز وجل، وأما التحريف فكقول الرجل: إني لمجهود ومالي وما عندي.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Ali bin Ibrahim, from his father, from al-Nawfaly, from al-Sukuni, from Abu Abdillah, from his fathers, peace be upon them, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: Indeed, the most beloved glorification to Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, is the glorification during speech, and the most hated speech to Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, is alteration. It was said: O Messenger of Allah, and what is glorification during speech? He said: That a man hears about greed for this world and its falsehood, and so he becomes gloomy therein and mentions Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He. As for alteration, it is like the saying of a man: «Indeed, I tired» and «I do not have» and «I do not possess».