Kitāb al-Ghayba > Excellence of Husain bin Rauh continued
Hadith #4

349- قال أبو نصر هبة الله: وحدثني أبو أحمد درانويه الأبرص الذي كانت داره في درب القراطيس قال:قال لي: إني كنت أنا وإخوتي ندخل إلى أبي القاسم الحسين بن روح رضي الله عنه نعامله (قال) وكانوا باعة ونحن مثلا عشرة تسعة نلعنه وواحد يشكك، فنخرج من عنده بعد ما دخلنا إليه تسعة نتقرب إلى الله بمحبته وواحد واقف لأنه كان يجارينا من فضل الصحابة ما رويناه وما لم نروه،فنكتبه لحسنه عنه رضي الله عنه.

H 349 - Abu Nasr Hibatullah said: Abu Ahmad Ibn Daranawayh Abras, whose house was at the gate of stationers said: I and my brothers used to visit Abul Qasim Husain Ibn Rauh and transact with him. He was very polite and had great manners. When we visited him, we would be nine or ten people, nine of us against him and perhaps one of us unsure about him. When we would leave him, nine of us would be seeking proximity to God through his love, while one of us may be unsure about him. That was because he would discuss the qualities of the companions according to our narrations and narrations we did not have, which we would write down, because he was a very nice person.