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Hadith #6

حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی بْنِ الْمُتَوَکِّلِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ الْحِمْیَرِیُّ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ بْنِ وَاقِدٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع یَقُولُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ بَعَثَ نَبِیّاً إِلَی قَوْمٍ فَأَوْحَی اللَّهُ إِلَیْهِ قُلْ لِقَوْمِکَ إِنَّهُ لَیْسَ مِنْ أَهْلِ قَرْیَهٍ وَ لَا أَهْلِ بَیْتٍ کَانُوا عَلَی طَاعَتِی فَأَصَابَهُمْ فِیهَا شَرٌّ فَانْقَلَبُوا عَمَّا أُحِبُّ إِلَی مَا أَکْرَهُ إِلَّا تَحَوَّلْتُ لَهُمْ عَمَّا یُحِبُّونَ إِلَی مَا یَکْرَهُونَ.

6. It is narrated that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “Surely, Allah, the Mighty and Sublime sent a prophet to his community and sent revelation unto him: Tell your community that there is no city or tribe which obeys Me and is still faced with calamity. The people kept away from what I liked and chose to love what I had prohibited. At last, I have disliked what they like and loved what they disliked.”