Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of something for which abstinence is rightful at its beginning and fear of its end
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن القاسم بن محمد الأصبهاني عن سليمان بن داود المنقري، عن حفص بن غياث النخعي قال: سمعت موسى بن جعفر عليهما السلام عند قبر وهو يقول: إن شيئا هذا آخره لحقيق أن يزهد في أوله وإن شيئا هذا أوله لحقيق أن يخاف آخره.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Qasem bin Muhammed al-Esbahani, from Sulayman bin Dawud al-Manqari, from Hafs bin Giyath al-Nakha’i, that he said: I heard Musa bin Ja’far, peace be upon them both, by a grave while he was saying: Indeed, for something whose end is this, is truly rightful that one is abstinent at its beginning, and indeed, for something whose beginning is this, is truly rightful that one fears its end.