338. Hadith

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عَنْهُ وَ عَنْ غَيْرِهِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ خَالِدِ بْنِ نَجِيحٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ (عليه السلام) قَالَ قَالَ لِرَجُلٍ اقْنَعْ بِمَا قَسَمَ اللَّهُ لَكَ وَ لَا تَنْظُرْ إِلَى مَا عِنْدَ غَيْرِكَ وَ لَا تَتَمَنَّ مَا لَسْتَ نَائِلَهُ فَإِنَّهُ مَنْ قَنِعَ شَبِعَ وَ مَنْ لَمْ يَقْنَعْ لَمْ يَشْبَعْ وَ خُذْ حَظَّكَ مِنْ آخِرَتِكَ وَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ (عليه السلام) أَنْفَعُ الْأَشْيَاءِ لِلْمَرْءِ سَبْقُهُ النَّاسَ إِلَى عَيْبِ نَفْسِهِ وَ أَشَدُّ شَيْ‏ءٍ مَئُونَةً إِخْفَاءُ الْفَاقَةِ وَ أَقَلُّ الْأَشْيَاءِ غَنَاءً النَّصِيحَةُ لِمَنْ لَا يَقْبَلُهَا وَ مُجَاوَرَةُ الْحَرِيصِ وَ أَرْوَحُ الرَّوْحِ الْيَأْسُ مِنَ النَّاسِ وَ قَالَ لَا تَكُنْ ضَجِراً وَ لَا غَلِقاً وَ ذَلِّلْ نَفْسَكَ بِاحْتِمَالِ مَنْ خَالَفَكَ مِمَّنْ هُوَ فَوْقَكَ وَ مَنْ لَهُ الْفَضْلُ عَلَيْكَ فَإِنَّمَا أَقْرَرْتَ بِفَضْلِهِ لِئَلَّا تُخَالِفَهُ وَ مَنْ لَا يَعْرِفْ لِأَحَدٍ الْفَضْلَ فَهُوَ الْمُعْجَبُ بِرَأْيِهِ وَ قَالَ لِرَجُلٍ اعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ لَا عِزَّ لِمَنْ لَا يَتَذَلَّلُ لِلَّهِ تَبَارَكَ وَ تَعَالَى وَ لَا رِفْعَةَ لِمَنْ لَمْ يَتَوَاضَعْ لِلَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ وَ قَالَ لِرَجُلٍ أَحْكِمْ أَمْرَ دِينِكَ كَمَا أَحْكَمَ أَهْلُ الدُّنْيَا أَمْرَ دُنْيَاهُمْ فَإِنَّمَا جُعِلَتِ الدُّنْيَا شَاهِداً يُعْرَفُ بِهَا مَا غَابَ عَنْهَا مِنَ الْآخِرَةِ فَاعْرِفِ الْآخِرَةَ بِهَا وَ لَا تَنْظُرْ إِلَى الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا بِالِاعْتِبَارِ.


338. From him, and from someone else, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Khalid, from Usman Bin Isa, from Khalid Bin Najeeh, who has narrated the following: Abu Abdullah (asws) having said to a man: ‘Be content with what Allah (azwj) has Distributed to you, and do not look at what is in the possession of others, and do not covet what cannot be achieved, for the one who is content, he is satisfied, and the one who is not content is not at ease, and take your share from the Hereafter’. And Abu Abdullah (asws) said; ‘The most beneficial for the person is his precedence in finding faults with himself before (finding) the faults in others, and the most difficult thing is hiding the hunger, and the least of the (beneficial) things is the advice to the one who does not accept it and being in the neighbourhood of the greedy, and the most comforting of the comforts is in having despaired from the people’. And he (asws) said: ‘Do not be irritating or ill-mannered and humble yourself by bearing the one who opposes you, and the one who is above you, and the one who has a preference over you, and accept the preference of the one who is opposed to you. The one who does not accept the preference of others would be ‘الْمُعْجَبُ بِرَأْيِهِ’ self-conceited’. And he (asws) said to a man: ‘Know, that he has no honour, the one who does not humble himself to Allah (azwj) and no elevation for the one who does not humble himself before Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic’. And he (asws) said to a man: ‘Organise the affairs of your Religion just as the people of the world organise the affairs of their world. So the world has been Made as a witness by which the hidden matters of the Hereafter can be recognised. So recognise the Hereafter by it and do not look to the world except with a view to take a lesson from it’.


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