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Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله، عن أبيه بإسناده يرفعه إلى أبي عبد الله عليه السلام أنه قال لرجل من أصحابه: لا تكونن إمعة تقول: أنا مع الناس وأنا كواحد من الناس.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Abi Abdillah, from his father, with his chain of narrators, which he ascribed to Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said to a man from his companions: Do not be a flunky who says: «I am with the people» or «I am like (any) one of the people».