Al-Kāfi - Volume 8 > Hadith
Hadith #201

عَلِيٌّ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدٍ الْكُنَاسِيِّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مَنْ رَفَعَهُ إِلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ (عليه السلام) فِي قَوْلِهِ عَزَّ ذِكْرُهُ وَ مَنْ يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ مَخْرَجاً وَ يَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لا يَحْتَسِبُ قَالَ هَؤُلَاءِ قَوْمٌ مِنْ شِيعَتِنَا ضُعَفَاءُ لَيْسَ عِنْدَهُمْ مَا يَتَحَمَّلُونَ بِهِ إِلَيْنَا فَيَسْمَعُونَ حَدِيثَنَا وَ يَقْتَبِسُونَ مِنْ عِلْمِنَا فَيَرْحَلُ قَوْمٌ فَوْقَهُمْ وَ يُنْفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ وَ يُتْعِبُونَ أَبْدَانَهُمْ حَتَّى يَدْخُلُوا عَلَيْنَا فَيَسْمَعُوا حَدِيثَنَا فَيَنْقُلُونَهُ إِلَيْهِمْ فَيَعِيهِ هَؤُلَاءِ وَ تُضَيِّعُهُ هَؤُلَاءِ فَأُولَئِكَ الَّذِينَ يَجْعَلُ اللَّهُ عَزَّ ذِكْرُهُ لَهُمْ مَخْرَجاً وَ يَرْزُقُهُمْ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُونَ وَ فِي قَوْلِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ هَلْ أَتاكَ حَدِيثُ الْغاشِيَةِ قَالَ الَّذِينَ يَغْشَوْنَ الْإِمَامَ إِلَى قَوْلِهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ لا يُسْمِنُ وَ لا يُغْنِي مِنْ جُوعٍ قَالَ لَا يَنْفَعُهُمْ وَ لَا يُغْنِيهِمْ لَا يَنْفَعُهُمُ الدُّخُولُ وَ لَا يُغْنِيهِمُ الْقُعُودُ.

201. Ali, from Ali Bin Al-Husayn, from Muhammad Al-Kunary who said: ‘It was narrated to us with an unbroken chain going up to Abu Abdullah (asws) regarding His (azwj) Statement, Mighty is His (azwj) Mention: “[65:2] and whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah, He will make for him an outlet [65:3] And He provides for him from (sources) he never could imagine”. He (asws) said: ‘These are our (asws) weak Shites who do not have the means in order to take it (directly) from us (asws). So they hear our (asws) Hadeeth and they try to accumulate from our (asws) Knowledge. A people who are higher than them, who spend their wealth, tiring their bodies to the extent that they came up to us (asws), hear our (asws) Hadeeth and transmit these to them. So these ones preserve them, whilst those ones waste them. So they are the ones for whom Allah (azwj) Mighty is His (azwj) Mention Makes an outlet for them and Gives them Sustenance (Hadeeth) from a source which they had not even considered beforehand. And with regards to the Statement of Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic: “[88:1] Has not there come to you the news of the overwhelming calamity?” he (asws) said; ‘These are the ones who have cheated the Imam (asws)’ – up to the Statement of the Mighty and Majestic: “[88:7] Which will neither nourish nor satisfy hunger”, said: ‘It will neither benefit them, nor free them from needs, nor will it benefit them with the entering (marital relationships), nor free them from the need of sitting down (from begging for more)’.