45. Safwan b. Yahya

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[1/181] رجال الكشي: محمد بن قولويه، عن سعد، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن الحسين بن سعيد، عن معمر بن خلاد قال: قال أبو الحسن عليه السلام: ما ذئبان ضاريان في غنم قد غاب عنها رعاؤها بأضر في دين المسلم من حب الرياسة ثم قال: لكن صفوان لا يحب الرياسة


1. [1/181] Rijal al-Kashshi: Muhammad b. Qulawayh from Sa`d from Ahmad b. Muhammad from al-Husayn b. Sa`id from Muammar b. Khallad who said: Abu al-Hasan عليه السلام said: two ravenous wolves set free in a flock of sheep whose shepherd is absent are not more dangerous to a man’s religion than his love for leadership [desire to rule over others], then he said: but Safwan (b. Yahya) does not love leadership.


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[2/182] تهذيب الاحكام: باسناده عن محمد بن احمد بن يحيى عن محمد بن عيسى اليقطيني قال: بعث الي ابوالحسن الرضا عليه السلام رزم ثياب وغلمانا وحجة لي وحجة لاخى موسى بن عبيد وحجة ليونس بن عبدالرحمن فامرنا ان نحج عنه فكانت بيننا مائة دينار اثلاثا فيما بيننا فلما اردت ان اعبي الثياب رايت في اضعاف الثياب طينا فقلت للرسول: ما هذا؟ فقال: ليس يوجه بمتاع إلا جعل فيه طينا من قبر الحسين عليه السلام ثم قال الرسول: قال ابوالحسن عليه السلام: هو امان باذن الله، وامرنا بالمال بامور من صلة اهل بيته وقوم محاويج لايؤبه لهم، وامر بدفع ثلاثمائة دينار إلى رحم امرأة كانت له وامرنى ان اطلقها عنه وامتعها بهذا المال، وامرنى ان اشهد على طلاقها صفوان ابن يحيى وآخر، نسي محمد بن عيسى اسمه


2. [2/182] Tahdhib al-Ahkam: Via his chain to Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Yahya from Muhammad b. Isa al-Yaqtini who said: Abu al-Hasan al-Ridha عليه السلام sent me a bundle of clothes, servants and money covering [the expenses of] my Hajj, that of my brother Musa b. Ubayd, and for Yunus b. Abd al-Rahman – ordering us to make the Hajj on his behalf, so we had a hundred gold coins to be divided up three ways between us. When I wanted to ready the clothes [for the journey] I saw between them some soil, I said to the messenger: what is this? he said: he [the Imam] does not send out any item except that he places in it some soil from the grave of al-Husayn عليه السلام, then the messenger said: Abu al-Hasan عليه السلام said: it [the soil] is to provide you safety by the permission of Allah. He also handed us some additional amount to be used to maintain relation with the people of his house and to assist a group who were needy and went un-cared for [in Madina]. He ordered that three hundred gold coins be given to a relation of a woman who was under him [his wife] and ordered me to divorce her on his behalf and provide for her from this amount. He ordered me to make Safwan b. Yahya and another man – whose name Muhammad b. Isa forgot – as witnesses to the divorce.


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Shaykh Asif al-Mohseni: معتبر - Muʿjam al-Aḥādīth al-Muʿtabara