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Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري، قال: حدثنا أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن الحسن بن محبوب: عمن ذكره: عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله لأصحابه ذات يوم: أترون لو جمعتم ما عندكم من الآنية والمتاع أكنتم ترونه يبلغ السماء؟ قالوا: لا يا رسول الله: قال: أفلا أدلكم على شئ أصله في الأرض وفرعه في السماء؟ قالوا: بلى يا رسول الله. قال: يقول أحدكم إذا فرغ من صلاته الفريضة: " سبحان الله والحمد لله ولا إله إلا الله والله أكبر " ثلاثين مرة. فإن أصلهن في الأرض وفرعهن في السماء وهن يدفعن الحرق والغرق والهدم و التردي في البئر وميته السوء: وهن الباقيات الصالحات.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Musa bin Mutawakkil, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Abdullah bin Ja’far al-Himyari, that he said: We were told by Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Isa, from Hasan bin Mahbub, from the one he mentioned, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said to his companions one day: If you see that you were to gather what you have of containers and merchandise, would you see that it reaches Heaven? They said: No, O Messenger of Allah. He said: Shall I then not guide you to something whose root is on earth and whose branch is in Heaven? They said: Sure, O Messenger of Allah. He said: it is that one of you says when he is finished with his obligatory prayer: «Glory be to Allah, Praise be to Allah, there is no god but Allah, and Allah is the Greater» thirty times. For indeed, their root is on earth and their branch is in Heaven, and they repel burning, drowning, demolition and degeneration, in the well and with regards a horrid death, and they are the good legacies.