Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the more severe and the more strong
Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، قال: حدثنا العباس بن معروف، قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى الخزاز، عن غياث بن إبراهيم، عن جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن جده عليهم السلام قال: مر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله بقوم يرفعون حجرا، فقال: ما هذا؟ قالوا: نعرف بذلك أشدنا وأقوانا فقال صلى الله عليه وآله: ألا أخبركم بأشدكم وأقواكم؟ قالوا: بلى يا رسول الله، قال: أشدكم وأقواكم الذي إذا رضى لم يدخله رضاه في إثم ولا باطل، وإذا سخط لم يخرجه سخطه من قول الحق، وإذا قدر لم يتعاط ما ليس له بحق.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan bin Ahmad bin Waleed, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan al-Saffar, that he said: We were told by Abbas bin Ma’ruf, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Yahya al-Khazzaz, from Ghiyath bin Ibrahim, from Ja’far bin Muhammed, from his father, from his grandfather, peace be upon them, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, passed by a people who were raising a stone, and he said: What is this? They said: By that, we know the most severe among us and most strong among us. Then he, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: Shall I not inform you of the most severe among you and the most strong among you? They said: Sure, O Messenger of Allah. He said: The most severe among you and the most strong among you is the one whom if he is pleased, his satisfaction does not make him enter a wrongdoing, nor falsehood, and if he is angered, his anger does not make him leave the saying of truth, and if he is able, he does not deal with that which he has no right to.