6. Al^Ibla’ (Trying) in the Work for Living

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1- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ حَمَّادٍ عَنْ زِيَادٍ الْقَنْدِيِّ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ الصَّحَّافِ عَنْ سَدِيرٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) أَيُّ شَيْ‏ءٍ عَلَى الرَّجُلِ فِي طَلَبِ الرِّزْقِ فَقَالَ إِذَا فَتَحْتَ بَابَكَ وَبَسَطْتَ بِسَاطَكَ فَقَدْ قَضَيْتَ مَا عَلَيْكَ.


1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from ‘ Abd al-Rahman ibn Hammad from Ziyad al- Qandiy from Al-Husayn al-Sahhaf from Sadir who has said the following: “This is concerning my question before abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘What should a man do for work to make a living?’ He (the Imam) replied, ‘If you open your door and spread your merchandise, you then have done what should have been doing.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (9/24)



2- مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَمَّنْ ذَكَرَهُ عَنِ الطَّيَّارِ قَالَ قَالَ لِي أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) أَيَّ شَيْ‏ءٍ تُعَالِجُ أَيَّ شَيْ‏ءٍ تَصْنَعُ فَقُلْتُ مَا أَنَا فِي شَيْ‏ءٍ قَالَ فَخُذْ بَيْتاً وَاكْنُسْ فِنَاهُ وَرُشَّهُ وَابْسُطْ فِيهِ بِسَاطاً فَإِذَا فَعَلْتَ ذَلِكَ فَقَدْ قَضَيْتَ مَا وَجَبَ عَلَيْكَ قَالَ فَقَدِمْتُ فَفَعَلْتُ فَرُزِقْتُ.


2. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Faddal from the one whom he has mentioned from al- Tayyar who has said the following: ‘Abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, once asked me, ‘What do you manage? What do you make?’ I replied, ‘I am not in anything.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Find a house, (a facility) broom its yards, sprinkle water around, spread the merchandise on it. In doing this you have done what should have been done.’ I (the narrator) followed his instruction and found sustenance.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرسل - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (19/25)