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Hadith #11

11 - حَدَّثَنا مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الحَسَن بْنِ أَحْمَدِ بْنِ الوَلِيد رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قالَ: حَدَّثَنا مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى العَطَّار عَنْ أَحْمَدِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى، عَن مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَنان عَنِ الرِّضا عَلِىِّ بْنِ مُوسَى‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ أَنَّهُ: قالَ إِنَّ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ أَقرِب إِلى اِسْمُ اللَّه الأَعْظَم مِن سَواد العَيْنُ إِلى بِياضِها قالَ وَقالَ‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ: كَانَ أَبِي‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ إِذَا خَرَجَ مِنْ مَنْزِلِهِ قَالَ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ خَرَجْتُ بِحَوْلِ اللَّهِ وَقُوَّتِهِ لا بِحَوْلِي وَقُوَّتِي بَلْ بِحَوْلِكَ وَقُوَّتِكَ يَا رَبِّ مُتَعَرِّضاً لِرِزْقِكَ فَأْتِنِي بِهِ فِي عَافِيَةٍ.

30-11 Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan ibn Ahmad ibn al-Waleed - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar quoted on the authority of Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Sinan, on the authority of Al-Ridha Ali ibn Musa (s), “In the Name of God the Beneficent, the Merciful. The Glorified God’s Name is closer than the black part of the eye is to its white part.” Al-Ridha (s) also said, “Whenever my father (s) left the house he (s) said, “In the Name of God the Beneficent, the Merciful. I left home using God’s Strength and Power, and not by my own strength and power. O Lord! I am seeking sustenance provided by Thee. Then please grant it to me along with health.”