Al-Kāfi - Volume 2 > Temptation and Soul’s Tale Telling
Hadith #3

3ـ ابْنُ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ جَاءَ رَجُلٌ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ الله هَلَكْتُ فَقَالَ لَهُ (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) أَتَاكَ الْخَبِيثُ فَقَالَ لَكَ مَنْ خَلَقَكَ فَقُلْتَ الله فَقَالَ لَكَ الله مَنْ خَلَقَهُ فَقَالَ إِي وَالَّذِي بَعَثَكَ بِالْحَقِّ لَكَانَ كَذَا فَقَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) ذَاكَ وَالله مَحْضُ الإيمَانِ. قَالَ ابْنُ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ فَحَدَّثْتُ بِذَلِكَ عَبْدَ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنَ الْحَجَّاجِ فَقَالَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) أَنَّ رَسُولَ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) إِنَّمَا عَنَى بِقَوْلِهِ هَذَا وَالله مَحْضُ الإيمَانِ خَوْفَهُ أَنْ يَكُونَ قَدْ هَلَكَ حَيْثُ عَرَضَ لَهُ ذَلِكَ فِي قَلْبِهِ.

3. Ibn abu ‘Umayr has narrated from Muhammad ibn Muslim from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “Once a man came to the Holy Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I am destroyed,’ and the Messenger of Allah said, ‘Has the filthy one come to you and asked you, “Who has created you?” and you said, ‘Allah has created me,’ and he said, “Who has created Allah?” The man said, ‘Yes, by the One Who has sent you with the truth, it was just as you said. ’ The Messenger of Allah said, ‘That by Allah is pure belief.’ Ibn abu ‘Umayr has said that I told this to ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn al-Hajjaj and he said that his father narrated to him from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “By saying, ‘This by Allah it is pure belief the Messenger of Allah referred to his fear of temptation and to the degree that he thought it (soul’s such tale telling) is destructive.’”