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Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا أبو الحسين محمد بن جعفر الأسدي، قال: حدثنا محمد بن حسين الصوفي، قال: حدثنا يوسف بن عقيل، عن إسحاق بن راهويه قال: لما وافى أبو الحسن الرضا عليه السلام نيسابور وأراد أن يخرج منها إلى المأمون اجتمع إليه أصحاب الحديث فقالوا له: يا ابن رسول الله ترحل عنا ولا تحدثنا بحديث فنستفيده منك؟ وكان قد قعد في العمارية فأطلع رأسه وقال: سمعت أبي موسى بن جعفر يقول: سمعت أبي جعفر بن محمد يقول: سمعت أبي محمد بن علي يقول: سمعت أبي علي بن الحسين يقول: سمعت أبي الحسين بن علي بن أبي طالب يقول: سمعت أبي أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب عليهم السلام يقول: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله يقول: سمعت جبرئيل عليه السلام يقول: سمعت الله عز وجل يقول: " لا إله إلا الله حصني، فمن دخل حصني أمن [من] عذابي " قال: فلما مرت الراحلة نادانا: بشروطها وأنا من شروطها.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Musa bin Mutawakkil, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Abu’l-Hussain, Muhammed bin Ja’far al-Asadi, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Hussain al-Sufi, that he said: We were told by Yusuf bin ‘Aqeel, from Ishaq bin Rahawayh, that he said: When Abu’l-Hasan al-Rida, peace be upon him, arrived at Nishapur and wanted to get out of it (in order to journey) to al-Ma’mun, the people of narrations gathered to him and said: O son of Allah’s Messenger, will you depart from us and not tell us of a narration, by which we may benefit of it from you? He was sitting in ‘Amariya, and so he raised his head and said: I heard my father, Musa bin Ja’far, say: I heard my father, Ja’far bin Muhammed, say: I heard my father, Muhammed bin Ali, say: I heard my father, Ali bin Hussain, say: I heard my father, Hussain bin Ali bin Abi Talib, say: I heard my father, the Commander of the Believers, Ali bin Abi Talib, peace be upon them, say: I heard the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, say: I heard Jibra’eel, peace be upon him, say: I heard Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, say: «There is no god but Allah» is My Shield. Hence, the one who enters My Shield is safe from My punishment. He said: Then, when the caravan walked, he called to us: With its conditions, and I am one of its conditions.