Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of what was mentioned with regards to cursing gold and silver
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبو محمد الحسن بن حمزة العلوي الحسيني - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا محمد أميدوار، عن محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن يعقوب بن يزيد الأنباري، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن هارون بن خارجة، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: لعن الله الذهب والفضة لا يحبهما إلا من كان جنسهما. قلت: جعلت فداك الذهب والفضة؟ قال عليه السلام: ليس حيث تذهب إليه، إنما الذهب الذي ذهب بالدين والفضة التي أفاض الكفر.

1. We were told by Abu Muhammed, Hasan bin Hamza al-Alawi al-Hussaini, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Muhammed Omiduwar, from Muhammed bin Hasan al-Saffar, from Ya’qoub bin Yazid al-Anbari, from Ibn Abi ‘Umayr, from Harun bin Kharija, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said: May Allah curse gold and silver. None loves them except for the one who is from their species. I said: May I be sacrificed for you, gold and silver? He, peace be upon him, said: It is not as you think. The gold is only the one who causes the religion to vanish, and silver is the one who overfills disbelief.