ʿUyūn akhbār al-Riḍā - Volume 2 > On Ar-Ridha’s Noble Characteristics and His Worshipping
Hadith #2

2 - حَدَّثَنا الْحاكِم أَبُو عَلِي الحُسَيْنِ بْنِ أحْمَدالْبِيْهَقِيُّ قالَ: حَدَّثَنا مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى الصُّوْليُ‏حَدَّثَنا جَبَلَةَ بْنِ مُحَمَّد الكُوفِي قالَ: حَدَّثَنا عِيسَى بْنِ حَمَّادٍ بْنِ عِيسَى، عَن أَبيهِ، عَن‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ، عَن أَبِيهِ‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ أَن جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّد عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ كانَ يَقُولُ: إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَيَسْأَلُنِي الْحَاجَةَ فَأُبَادِرُ بِقَضَائِهَا مَخَافَةَ أَنْ يَسْتَغْنِيَ عَنْهَا فَلا يَجِدُ لَهَا مَوْقِعاً إِذَا جَاءَتْهُ.

44-2 Al-Hakim Abu Ali Al-Husayn ibn Ahmad al-Bayhaqi narrated that Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Sowli quoted on the authority of Jabala ibn Muhammad al-Kufi, on the authority of Isa ibn Himad ibn Isa, on the authority of his father, on the authority of Ar-Ridha’ (a.s.), on the authority of his father (a.s.) that Ja’far ibn Muhammad (a.s.) said, “When someone asks me for something, I rush to fulfill it fearing that he might no longer have that need and I do not get to fulfill his need on time.”