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Hadith #2

2 - حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد رحمه الله، قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن جعفر بن محمد بن عبد الله، عن عبد الله بن ميمون القداح، عن جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه عليهما السلام، قال: قيل لعلي عليه السلام: إن رجلا يتكلم في المشية فقال: ادعه لي، قال: فدعي له، فقال: يا عبد الله خلقك الله لما شاء أو لما شئت؟! قال: لما شاء، قال: فيمرضك إذا شاء أو إذا شئت؟! قال: إذا شاء: قال: فيشفيك إذا شاء أو إذا شئت؟! قال: إذا شاء، قال: فيدخلك حيث شاء أو حيث شئت؟! قال: حيث شاء، قال: فقال علي عليه السلام له: لو قلت غير هذا لضربت الذي فيه عيناك .

2. Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ibn Ahmad ibn al-Walid (RA) said: Muhammad ibn al-Hasan alSaffar said on the authority of Ja`far ibn Muhammad ibn `Abd Allah, on the authority of `Abd Allah ibn Maymun al-Qaddah, on the authority of Ja`far ibn Muhammad, that His father, Muhammad al-Baqir (AS), said: I was aid to `Ali (AS), “A man speaks about Divine Will.” He (AS) said: “Call him to me.” The reported says: So he was called to his presence. Thus, Imam `Ali (AS) asked him, “O servant of Allah, did Allah create you out of His Will or out of your will?” He replied, “Out of His own Will.” He (AS) asked, “Does he make you ill when He wishes or when you wish?” He answered, “When He wishes.” He (AS) questioned, “Does He cure you when He wishes or when you wish?” He responded, “When He wishes.” He (AS) enquired, “Does he make you enter (this world) as He wishes or as you wish?” He answered, “As He wishes.” Hence, Ali (AS) said to him, “If you had said other than this, I would have hit your neck.