ʿUyūn akhbār al-Riḍā - Volume 2 > On Poems About Patience and Silence in Front of the Ignorant, and Not Treating Friends With Reproach, and Attracting the Enemy So That He Becomes Friends and on Hiding Secrets
Hadith #3

3 - حَدَّثَنا أَبي رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قالَ: حَدَّثَنا سَعْدِ بْنِعَبْدِ اللَّه، عَن إِبْراهيمِ بْنِ هاشِم، عَن عَبْدِ اللَّه بْنِ المغيرة قالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا الحَسَن الرِّضا عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ يَقُولُ:إنّكَ فِي دَارٍ لَهَا مُدَّةٌأَلا تَرَى الْمَوْتَ مُحِيطاً بِهَاتُعَجِّلُ الْذَّنْبَ لِمَا تَشْتَهِيوَالْمَوْتُ يَأْتِي أَهْلَهُ بَغْتَةًيُقْبَلُ فِيهَا عَمَلُ العَامِلِيَكْذِبُ فِيهَا أَمَلُ الآمِلِوَتَأْمَلُ التَّوْبَةَ فِي قَابِلِمَا ذَاكَ فِعْلُ الْحَازِمِ الْعَاقِلِ

43-3 (The author of the book narrated) my father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Sa’d ibn Abdullah quoted on the authority of Ibrahim ibn Hashem, on the authority of Abdullah ibn Mogheera that he had heard Abal Hassan Ar-Ridha’ (a.s.) say:Now you live in a residence short-livedIn which your deeds are accepted indeed.See you not how death encompasses us allAnd destroys our aspirations all.There you rush to fulfill your lustful desiresAnd procrastinate your repentanceBut death will overcome you by surpriseBut what will the intelligent learn from this?