Al-Kāfi - Volume 2 > Those who Find Fault in People
Hadith #4

4ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ يُونُسَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الأعْرَجِ وَعُمَرَ بْنِ أَبَانٍ عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ وَعَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) قَالا إِنَّ أَسْرَعَ الْخَيْرِ ثَوَاباً الْبِرُّ وَأَسْرَعَ الشَّرِّ عُقُوبَةً الْبَغْيُ وَكَفَى بِالْمَرْءِ عَيْباً أَنْ يَنْظُرَ فِي عُيُوبِ غَيْرِهِ مَا يَعْمَى عَلَيْهِ مِنْ عَيْبِ نَفْسِهِ أَوْ يُؤْذِيَ جَلِيسَهُ بِمَا لا يَعْنِيهِ أَوْ يَنْهَى النَّاسَ عَمَّا لا يَسْتَطِيعُ تَرْكَهُ.

4. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Yunus from abu ‘Abd al-Rahman al-‘A’raj and ‘Umar ibn Aban from abu Hamza from abu Ja’far and Ali ibn al-Husayn (a.s.) who have said the following: “Of the good deeds the quickest to bring reward is benevolence and of the evil deeds the quickest to bring punishment is transgression. It is enough fault in a man to look into the faults of others and turn a blind eye to his own faults or cause pain to his associates without any good reason or forbid people from that which himself is not able to avoid.”