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Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد بن أحمد، عن السندي بن محمد، عن العلاء، عن محمد بن مسلم، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: السكينة الايمان.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Muhammed bin Yahya al-‘Attar, from Muhammed bin Ahmad, from Sindi bin Muhammed, from al-‘Alaa’, from Muhammed bin Muslim, from Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him, that he said: Tranquility is faith.



Hadith #2

حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن إبراهيم بن هاشم، عن إسماعيل بن مرار، عن يونس بن عبد الرحمن، عن أبي الحسن عليه السلام قال: سألته فقلت: جعلت فداكما كان تابوت موسى؟ وكم كان سعته؟ قال ثلاث أذرع في ذراعين، قلت: ما كان فيه؟ قال: عصى موسى والسكينة، قلت: وما السكينة. قال: روح الله يتكلم، كانوا إذا اختلفوا في شئ كلمهم وأخبرهم ببيان ما يريدون.

2. We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan bin Ahmad bin Waleed, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan al-Saffar, from Ibrahim bin Hashim, from Isma’eel bin Marrar, from Yunus bin Abdul-Rahman, from Abu’l-Hasan, peace be upon him, that he said: I asked him and said: May I be sacrificed for you, what was the coffin of Musa? And how much was its width? He said: Three upper arms by two upper arms. I said: What was in it? He said: The staff of Musa and the tranquility. I said: And what is the tranquility? He said: The Spirit of Allah that speaks. If they were to dispute in something, it would speak to them and inform them by clarifying what they seek (to solve).



Hadith #3

أبي - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد عيسى، قال: حدثنا أبو همام إسماعيل بن همام عن الرضا عليه السلام أنه قال لرجل: أي شئ السكينة عندكم؟ فلم يدر القوم ما هي فقالوا: جعلنا الله فداك ما هي؟ قال: ريح تخرج من الجنة طيبة لها صورة كصورة الانسان تكون مع الأنبياء عليهم السلام وهي التي أنزلت على إبراهيم عليه السلام حين بنى الكعبة فجعلت تأخذ كذا وكذا وبنى الأساس عليها.

3. My father, may Allah be pleased with him, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Isa, that he said: We were told by Abu Humam, Isma’eel bin Humam, from al-Rida, peace be upon him, that he said to a man: What thing is tranquility to you? The people do not know what it is, and so they said: May Allah make us sacrifices for you, what is it? He said: A good-smelling wind that departs from Paradise which has a shape like the shape of a human and stays with Prophets, peace be upon them. It is the one that was sent down unto Ibrahim, peace be upon him, when he built the Ka’ba, and it began to take such-and-such, and upon it he built the foundation of the Ka’ba.