Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the perishing of widows
Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل، قال: حدثنا علي بن الحسين السعد آبادي، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله، عن أبيه، عن ابن سنان، عن عبد الملك بن عبد الله القمي قال: سأل أبا عبد الله عليه السلام الكاهلي - وأنا عنده - أكان علي عليه السلام يتعوذ من بوار الأيم ؟ فقال: نعم، وليس حيث تذهب، إنما كان يتعوذ من العاهات، والعامة يقولون: بوار الأيم، وليس كما يقولون.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Musa bin Mutawakkil, that he said: We were told by Ali bin Hussain Sa’d-Abadi, from Ahmad bin Abi Abdillah, from his father, from Ibn Sinan, from Abdul-Malik bin Abdullah al-Qommi, that he said: Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, was asked by al-Kahili, while I was at his place: Did Ali, peace be upon him, seek refuge (in Allah) from the perishing of widows? He said: Yes, and it is not as you think. He was only seeking refuge from diseases. The ‘Amma [1] say «the perishing of widows» and it is not as they say.