Muʿjam al-Aḥādīth al-Muʿtabara > Muhammad b. Ali b. al-Nu’man Mu’min al-Taq
Hadith #2

[2/254] رجال الكشي: حمدويه بن نصير، عن محمد بن عيسى، عن يونس، عن إسماعيل بن عبد الخالق قال: كنت عند أبي عبد الله عليه السلام ليلا فدخل عليه الأحول فدخل به من التذلل و الاستكانة أمر عظيم، فقال له أبو عبد الله عليه السلام: ما لك؟ و جعل يكلمه حتى سكن، ثم قال له: بما تخاصم الناس؟ قال: فأخبره بما يخاصم الناس، و لم أحفظ منه ذلك فقال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام: خاصمهم بكذا و كذا

2. [2/174] Rijal al-Kashshi: Hamduwayh b. Nusayr from Muhammad b. Isa from Yunus from Ismail b. Abd al-Khaliq who said: I was at Abi Abdillah’s عليه السلام place one night when al-Ahwal came in to see him. There overcame him [al-Ahwal] an extreme state of humility and submissiveness [in the presence of the Imam]. Abu Abdillah عليه السلام said to him: what is the matter with you? and he [the Imam] began conversing with him until he [al-Ahwal] returned to normal. Then he [the Imam] said to him: how do you debate with the people [what points do you use]? he [Ismail] said: so he [al-Ahwal] described to him how he argues against the people and I did not memorize that from him, then Abu Abdillah عليه السلام said: debate them using such and such [points].