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Hadith #2

2- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ [عَنْ أَبِيهِ] عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ يُونُسَ وَعِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ جَمِيعاً عَنْ يُونُسَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ وَابْنِ مُسْكَانَ عَنْ أَبِي الْجَارُودِ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) إِذَا حَدَّثْتُكُمْ بِشَيْ‏ءٍ فَاسْأَلُونِي عَنْ كِتَابِ اللهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ فِي حَدِيثِهِ إِنَّ اللهَ نَهَى عَنِ الْقِيلِ وَالْقَالِ وَفَسَادِ الْمَالِ وَكَثْرَةِ السُّؤَالِ فَقَالُوا يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللهِ وَأَيْنَ هَذَا مِنْ كِتَابِ اللهِ قَالَ إِنَّ اللهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يَقُولُ فِي كِتَابِهِ لا خَيْرَ فِي كَثِيرٍ مِنْ نَجْواهُمْ الآيَةَ وَقَالَ وَلا تُؤْتُوا السُّفَهاءَ أَمْوالَكُمُ الَّتِي جَعَلَ اللهُ لَكُمْ قِياماً وَقَالَ لا تَسْئَلُوا عَنْ أَشْياءَ إِنْ تُبْدَ لَكُمْ تَسُؤْكُمْ.

2. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Yunus and A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah from his father all from Yunus from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan and ibn Muskan from abu al-Jarud who has said the following: “Abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘When you speak to me, ask me about the book of Allah.’ He (the Imam) then in his Hadith said, ‘Allah has prohibited from qil (it was said so), qal (he said so and so on . . .), destruction of assets and a great deal of questions.’ They then asked, ‘O child of the Messenger of Allah, where in the Quran is what you just said?’ He (the Imam) then said, ‘Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious, says in His book, “There is nothing good in many of their whispering conversations.” (4:114) He has also said, “You must not give your assets to the dimwitted ones, upon which Allah has made you a keeper,” (4:5) and He has said, “You must not ask about all kinds of things because if revealed to you can make you feel bad.” (5:101)’”