345. Hadith

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حَنَانٌ عَنْ أَبِي الْخَطَّابِ عَنْ عَبْدٍ صَالِحٍ (عليه السلام) قَالَ إِنَّ النَّاسَ أَصَابَهُمْ قَحْطٌ شَدِيدٌ عَلَى عَهْدِ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ دَاوُدَ (عليهما السلام) فَشَكَوْا ذَلِكَ إِلَيْهِ وَ طَلَبُوا إِلَيْهِ أَنْ يَسْتَسْقِيَ لَهُمْ قَالَ فَقَالَ لَهُمْ إِذَا صَلَّيْتُ الْغَدَاةَ مَضَيْتُ فَلَمَّا صَلَّى الْغَدَاةَ مَضَى وَ مَضَوْا فَلَمَّا أَنْ كَانَ فِي بَعْضِ الطَّرِيقِ إِذَا هُوَ بِنَمْلَةٍ رَافِعَةٍ يَدَهَا إِلَى السَّمَاءِ وَاضِعَةٍ قَدَمَيْهَا إِلَى الْأَرْضِ وَ هِيَ تَقُولُ اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا خَلْقٌ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ وَ لَا غِنَى بِنَا عَنْ رِزْقِكَ فَلَا تُهْلِكْنَا بِذُنُوبِ بَنِي آدَمَ قَالَ فَقَالَ سُلَيْمَانُ (عليه السلام) ارْجِعُوا فَقَدْ سُقِيتُمْ بِغَيْرِكُمْ قَالَ فَسُقُوا فِي ذَلِكَ الْعَامِ مَا لَمْ يُسْقَوْا مِثْلَهُ قَطُّ.


345. Hanaan, from Abu Al-Khattab, who has said: Abd Salih (asws) (7 (th) Imam (asws)) having said: ‘The people were affected by severe drought during the era of Suleiman Bin Dawood (as). So they complained about that to him (as), and sought from him (as) that he (as) should Pray for them’. So he (as) said to them: ‘When I (as) have Prayed the morning Prayer, I (as) will come with you’. So when he (as) had Prayed the morning Prayer, he (as) went and they went (with him (as)). So when they were on one of the roads, there was an ant there which had raised its hand to the sky, and placed its feet upon the earth, and it was saying, ‘Our Allah (azwj)! We are also creatures from Your (azwj) creatures, and we are not needless of Your (azwj) sustenance, so do not Destroy us for the sins committed by the children of Adam (as)’. So Suleiman said: ‘Return! You shall be quenched by others (in other ways)’. So they were quenched in that year the like of which they had never been quenched at all’.


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف 2 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (6 / 216)