Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the ornamentation of the Hereafter
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن الحسن المؤدب، عن أحمد بن علي الأصبهاني، عن إبراهيم بن محمد الثقفي قال: حدثنا أبو الحسن علي بن محمد شيخ من أهل الري، قال: حدثنا منصور بن العباس، والحسن بن علي بن النضر، عن سعيد بن النضر، عن جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام، قال: المال والبنون زينة الحياة الدنيا، وثمان ركعات من آخر الليل والوتر زينة الآخرة وقد يجمعهما الله عز وجل لأقوام.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Abdullah bin Hasan, the teacher, from Ahmad bin Ali al-Esbahani, from Ibrahim bin Muhammed al-Thaqafi, that he said: We were told by Abu’l-Hasan, Ali bin Muhammed, a teacher from the people of Ray, that he said: We were told by Mansur bin Abbas, and Hasan bin Ali bin Nadr, of Sa’eed bin Nadr, of Ja’far bin Muhammed, peace be upon them both, that he said: Property and children are the ornamentation of the life of this world, and eight rak’at from the (prayer of the) last (part of the) night and the Witr [1] is the ornamentation of the Hereafter, and it may be that Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, gathers them to some people.