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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 عيسى بن عبيد اليقطيني، عن صفوان بن يحيى، عن ذريح بن يزيد المحاربي عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: الفقر الموت الأحمر. فقيل: الفقر من الدنانير والدراهم؟ قال: لا ولكن من الدين.

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 Isa bin Ubaid al-Yaqteeni, from Safwan bin Yahya, from Dhuraih bin Yazid al-Muharibi, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said: Poverty is the red death. It was said: Poverty from dinars and dirhams? He said: No, however, from religion.