314. The reason due to which Allah (azwj) the High Commanded His (azwj) servants that when they have dealings, they should be writing an agreement in between them - Hadith #1

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حدثنا أبو الحسن محمد بن عمر بن علي بن عبد الله البصري، قال: حدثنا أبو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الله بن أحمد بن خالد بن جبلة الواعظ قال: حدثنا أبو القاسم عبد الله بن احمد بن عامر الطائي قال: حدثنا أبي قال: حدثنا علي بن موسى الرضا عن أبيه عن آبائه عن علي بن أبي طالب عليه السلام انما سئل عن المد والجزر ماهما، فقال: ملك موكل بالبحار يقال له رومان، فإذا وضع قدمه في البحر فاض وإذا أخرجها غاض.

1. Abu Al Hassan Muhammad Bin Umar Bin Ali Bin Abdullah Al Basry narrated to us, from Abu Abdullah Muhammad Bin Abdullah Bin Ahmad Bin Khalid Bin Jabala Al Waiz, from Abu Al Qasim Abdullah Bin Ahmad Bin Aamir Al Ta’iy, from his father who said, ‘Ali (a.s.) Bin Musa Al-Ridha (a.s.) narrated to us, from his (a.s.) father (a.s.), from his (a.s.) forefathers (a.s.), from Ali (a.s.) Bin Abu Talib (a.s.) having been asked about the high and the low tide, what these two are?’ So he (a.s.) said: ‘And Angel Allocated with the ocean, called Rowman. So when he places his foot in the ocean, it bursts, and when he takes it out, it decreases’.