Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the wind that causes forgetfulness and bestows
Hadith #1

حدثنا أحمد بن زياد بن جعفر الهمداني - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم بن هاشم، عن أبيه، قال: حدثني أبو محمد الأنصاري - وكان خيرا - قال: حدثني أبو اليقظان عمار الأسدي، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: لو أن مؤمنا أقسم على ربه عز وجل أن لا يميته ما أماته أبدا ولكن إذا حضر أجله بعث الله عز وجل ريحين إليه: ريحا يقال له: " المنسية " وريحا يقال له: " المسخية " فأما المنسية فإنها تنسيه أهله وماله، وأما المسخية فإنها تسخي نفسه عن الدنيا حتى يختار ما عند الله تبارك وتعالى.

1. We were told by Ahmad bin Ziyad bin Ja’far al-Hamdani, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Ali bin Ibrahim bin Hashim, from his father, that he said: I was told by Abu Muhammed al-Ansari, and he was good, that he said: I was told by Abu’l-Yaqdhan, Ammar al-Asadi, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: Verily, if a believer had sworn on his Lord, Exalted and Glorious is He, to not let him die, He will never let him die. However, when his time comes, Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, will send two winds to him: one wind that is called «the one that causes forgetfulness» and one wind that is called «the bestowing». As for the one that causes forgetfulness, it makes him forget his family and property, and as for the bestowing, it makes him profused above this world until he chooses what is with Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He.