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Hadith #3

3ـ أَبُو بَكْرٍ الْحَبَّالُ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى الْقَطَّانِ الْمَدَائِنِيِّ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبِي يَقُولُ حَدَّثَنَا مَسْعَدَةُ بْنُ الْيَسَعِ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأبِي عَبْدِ الله جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ (عَلَيهِما السَّلام) إِنِّي وَالله لأحِبُّكَ فَأَطْرَقَ ثُمَّ رَفَعَ رَأْسَهُ فَقَالَ صَدَقْتَ يَا أَبَا بِشْرٍ سَلْ قَلْبَكَ عَمَّا لَكَ فِي قَلْبِي مِنْ حُبِّكَ فَقَدْ أَعْلَمَنِي قَلْبِي عَمَّا لِي فِي قَلْبِكَ.

3. Abu Bakr al-Habbal has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa al-Qattan al- Mada’ini who has said that I heard my father saying, ‘Mas’adah ibn al-Yasa’ who has said the following: “Once I said to abu Ja’far (a.s.) ‘By Allah, I love you.’ Abu Ja’far (a.s.) looked down for a short while then he raised his head and said, ‘O abu Bishr you have spoken the truth. Ask your heart about what my heart has of your love. My heart has informed me about what your heart has for me.’”