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Hadith #3

3 - وبهذا الإسناد قال: دخل على أبي عبد الله عليه السلام أو أبي جعفر عليه السلام رجل من أتباع بني أمية فخفنا عليه، فقلنا له: لو تواريت وقلنا ليس هو ههنا، قال: بل ائذنوا له فإن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله قال: إن الله عز وجل عند لسان كل قائل و يد كل باسط، فهذا القائل لا يستطيع أن يقول إلا ما شاء الله، وهذا الباسط لا يستطيع أن يبسط يده إلا بما شاء الله، فدخل عليه فسأله عن أشياء وآمن بها وذهب.

3. And with the same chain of transmission that A man from the followers of the Umayyad dynasty entered the presence of Abu `Abd Allah al-Sadiq (AS) or Abu Ja`far al-Baqir (AS), so we feared for him (AS) and said to him: “You should conceal yourself or we should tell him that you are not here.” However, he (AS) said: On the contrary, grant him permission to enter my presence. Verily, the Messenger of Allah (SA) has said: `Verily, Allah, the Mighty and High, is at the tongue of every speaker, and is at the hand of every extender.’ Therefore, this speaker does not have the ability to say but what Allah, the Mighty and High, wills, and this extender is not capable of extending his hand but for what Allah wills. Hence, he entered the Imam`s (AS) presence, enquired about things, believed in them and then left.