It was narrated to us by Jaʿfar bin Moḥammed bin Mansūr رحمه الله who said – it was narrated to us by al-Ḥussain bin Moḥammed bin ʿAmmār, from his uncle ʿAbd Allāh bin ʿAmmār, from Moḥammed bin Abī ʿUmayr, who said – it was narrated to us by a group of our mashayakh (pl. shaykh), from them was ‘Ābān bin ʿUthmān, and Hishām bin Sālim, and Moḥammed bin Ḥamrān:

From al-Ṣādiq عليه السلام who said: I am astonished at the one who is frightened by four, while he does not seek refuge in four:
(1) I am astonished at the one who is afraid of the enemies, why he does not seek refuge in the words of the Most High: {Sufficient for us is Allāh, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.}1, for I have heard Allāh, Mighty and Majestic, say after it: {So they returned with favor from Allāh and bounty, no harm having touched them.}2
(2) And I am astonished by the one who is distressed, why he does not seek refuge in the words of words of the Most High: {There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.}3, for I have heard Allāh, Mighty and Majestic, say after it: {So We responded to him and saved him from the distress. And thus do We save the believers.}4
(3) And I am astonished by the one who has been duped, why he does not seek refuge in the words of words of the Most High: {And I entrust my affair to Allāh. Indeed, Allāh is Seeing of [His] servants.}5 for I have heard Allāh, Mighty and Majestic, say after it: {So Allāh protected him from the evils they plotted}6
(4) And I am astonished by the one who desires this worldly life and its adornments, why he does not seek refuge in the words of words of the Most High: {What Allāh willed; there is no power except in Allāh}7, for I have heard Allāh, Mighty and Majestic, say after it: {Although you see me less than you in wealth and children, It may be that my Lord will give me [something] better than your garden}8, and “It may be”[in this ayah] necessitates obligation (i.e. it will be).

1. ‘Āli ʿImrān (3:173)
2. ‘Āli ʿImrān (3:174)
3. Al-‘Anbyā’ (21:87)
4. Al-‘Anbyā’ (21:88)
5. Ghāfir (40:44)
6. Ghāfir (40:45)
7. Al-Kahf (18:39)
8. Al-Kahf (18:39-40)

حدثنا جعفر بن محمد بن مسرور (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا الحسين بن محمد بن عامر، عن عمه عبد الله بن عامر، عن محمد بن أبي عمير، قال: حدثني جماعة من مشايخنا، منهم أبان بن عثمان، وهشام بن سالم، ومحمد بن حمران، عن الصادق (عليه السلام)، قال: عجبت لمن فزع من أربع كيف لا يفزع إلى أربع: عجبت لمن خاف العدو كيف لا يفزع إلى قوله تعالى: ﴿حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل﴾! فإني سمعت الله عز وجل يقول بعقبها: ﴿فانقلبوا بنعمة من الله وفضل لم يمسسهم سوء﴾ ، وعجبت لمن اغتم كيف لا يفزع إلى قوله تعالى: ﴿لا إله إلا أنت سبحانك إني كنت من الظالمين﴾! فإني سمعت الله عز وجل يقول بعقبها: ﴿فاستجبنا له ونجيناه من الغم وكذلك ننجي المؤمنين﴾ ، وعجبت لمن مكر به كيف لا يفزع إلى قوله تعالى: ﴿وأفوض أمري إلى الله إن الله بصير بالعباد﴾! فإني سمعت الله عز وجل يقول بعقبها: ﴿فوقاه الله سيئات ما مكروا﴾ ، وعجبت لمن أراد الدنيا وزينتها كيف لا يفزع إلى قوله تعالى: ﴿ما شاء الله لا قوة إلا بالله﴾! فإني سمعت الله عز وجل يقول بعقبها: ﴿إن ترن أنا أقل منك مالا وولدا * فعسى ربى أن يؤتين خيرا من جنتك﴾ وعسى موجبة