Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the saying of an ill person: «Ah»
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبو عبد الله الحسين بن أحمد العلوي، قال: حدثنا محمد بن همام، عن علي ابن الحسين، قال: حدثني جعفر بن يحيى الخزاعي، عن أبي إسحاق الخزاعي، عن أبيه، قال: دخلت مع أبي عبد الله عليه السلام على بعض مواليه يعوده فرأيت الرجل يكثر من قول " آه " فقلت له: يا أخي أذكر ربك واستغث به فقال أبو عبد الله: إن " آه " اسم من أسماء الله عز وجل فمن قال: " آه " فقد استغاث بالله تبارك وتعالى.

1. We were told by Abu Abdillah, Hussain bin Ahmad al-Alawi, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Humam, from Ali ibn Hussain, that he said: I was told by Ja’far bin Yahya al-Khuza’i, from Abu Ishaq al-Khuza’i, from his father, that he said: I entered with Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, into the place of one of his befrienders whom he visited (during illness), and I saw the man increasingly mention the saying: «Ah». I then said to him: O my brother, mention your Lord and seek succor in Him. Abu Abdillah then said: Indeed, «Ah» is a Name from the Names of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He. Hence, the one who says: «Ah», has surely sought succor in Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He.