Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The chapter of the meaning of that which deceives the eyes
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن الحسن بن علي بن فضال، عن ثعلبة بن ميمون، عن عبد الرحمن بن مسلمة الجريري قال: سألت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام عن قوله عز وجل: " يعلم خائنة الأعين " فقال: ألم تر إلى الرجل ينظر إلى الشئ وكأنه لا ينظر إليه فذلك خائنة الأعين.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Isa, from Hasan bin Ali bin Faddal, from Tha’laba bin Maimoun, from Abdul-Rahman bin Maslama al-Jareeri, that he said: I asked Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, about the saying of Him, Exalted and Glorious is He: «He knows that which deceives the eyes» (40:19) so he said: Do you not see a man; he looks at a thing, and yet, it is as if he does not look at it? That is what deceives the eyes.