108. No name - Hadith #2

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2ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَسْبَاطٍ عَمَّنْ ذَكَرَهُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ الْفَقْرُ الْمَوْتُ الأحْمَرُ فَقُلْتُ لأبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) الْفَقْرُ مِنَ الدِّينَارِ وَالدِّرْهَمِ فَقَالَ لا وَلَكِنْ مِنَ الدِّينِ.


2. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ali ibn Asbat from those he has mentioned (in his book) from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) has said, ‘Poverty is a painful death.’ I (the narrator) then asked him, ‘Is it poverty due to deficiency of Dirham and Dinar (units of money)?’ The Imam said, ‘No, in fact, it is poverty due to deficiency in religion.’”


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