It was narrated to us by Moḥammed bin Aḥmed al-Sināni, who said – it was narrated to us by Moḥammed bin Abī ʿAbd Allāh al-Kūfi, from Mūsa bin ʿImrān al-Najafi, from his uncle, al-Ḥussain bin Yazīd al-Nawfili, from Moḥammed bin Sinān, from al-Mufadhal bin ʿUmar, from Yūnis bin Ṭibiyān:

From al-Ṣādiq Jaʿfar bin Moḥammed عليهم السلام, who said: Dubious are the acts of worship done publicly. Indeed, it was narrated to me from my father, from his grandfather, from ʿAlī عليهم السلام that The Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه وآله said: The best of worshippers is the one who establishes the requisites; and the most generous of people is he who fulfills the taxing of his wealth; and the most ascetic of people is he who abstains from the forbidden; and the most god-conscious of people is he who speaks the truth, be it for him or against him; and the most just of people is he who is pleased for others what pleases himself; and hates for others what he hates for himself; and the most sagacious of people is the one who is greater in his remembrance of death; and the most envious of people is the one who when under the dirt (i.e. in his grave) he is assured of the punishment and prays for the reward; and the most heedless of people is the one who never learns his lesson from the changes in the worldly life from one moment to another; and the people who are in greatest of danger in this worldly life, is the one who do not take this worldly life as a danger for himself; and the most knowledgeable of people is the one who adds the knowledge of the people to his own knowledge; and the bravest of people is the one who conquers his desires; and the most prestigious of people is the one who has the most knowledge; and the least prestigious of people is the one who has the least knowledge; and the least of people in delectation is the envious; and the least of people in comfort is the miser; and the most miserable of people is the one who is miserable in what Allāh, Mighty and Majestic, has ordained for him; and the foremost of people with truth, is the one who is knowledgeable in it; and the least of people in sacredness is the transgressor; and the least of people in fulfilling [obligations] are the kings; and the least of people in trustworthiness is the king and the poorest of people is the greedy; and the richest of people is the one who is not a prisoner to niggardliness; and the best of people in faith (‘īmān) is the one who is best in character; and the most noble of people is the most god-conscious; and the greatest of people in worth is the one who leaves what does not concern him; and the most pious of people is the one who avoids deputations even if he was in the right; and the least of people in virility is the one who is a liar; and the most wretched of people are the kings; and the most abominable of people is the haughty; and the greatest of people in struggle & striving is the one who abandons the sins; the most forbearing of people is the one who flees from the ignorant of people; and the happiest of people is the one who migles with the noble of people; and the most intellectual of people is the one greatest in caring for the people; and the foremost of people in accusations is the one who sits with the people of accusations; and the most inordinate of people is the one who kills other than his killer, or strikes other than the one who struck him; and the foremost of people in forgiveness is the one who is the most considerate in the punishment; and the one who has most right for punishment is the one who is an insolent slanderer; and the most humiliated of people is the one who degrades other people; and the most resolute of people is the one who is best at swallowing his anger; and the most righteous of people is the one who betters the people; and the best of people is the one whom the people benefit from.

حدثنا محمد بن أحمد السناني، قال: حدثنا محمد بن أبي عبد الله الكوفي، عن موسى بن عمران النخعي، عن عمه الحسين بن يزيد النوفلي، عن محمد بن سنان، عن المفضل بن عمر، عن يونس بن ظبيان، عن الصادق جعفر بن محمد (عليهم السلام)، أنه قال: الإشهار بالعبادة ريبة، إن أبي حدثني عن أبيه، عن جده، عن علي (عليهم السلام): أن رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) قال: أعبد الناس من أقام الفرائض، وأسخى الناس من أدى زكاة ماله، وأزهد الناس من اجتنب الحرام، وأتقى الناس من قال الحق فيما له وعليه، وأعدل الناس من رضي للناس ما يرضى لنفسه، وكره لهم ما يكره لنفسه، وأكيس الناس من كان أشد ذكرا للموت، وأغبط الناس من كان تحت التراب قد أمن العقاب ويرجو الثواب، وأغفل الناس من لم يتعظ بتغير الدنيا من حال إلي حال، وأعظم الناس في الدنيا خطرا من لم يجعل للدنيا عنده خطرا، وأعلم الناس من جمع علم الناس إلى علمه، وأشجع الناس من غلب هواه، وأكثر الناس قيمة أكثرهم علما، وأقل الناس قيمة أقلهم علما، وأقل الناس لذة الحسود، وأقل الناس راحة البخيل، وأبخل الناس من بخل بما افترض الله عز وجل عليه، وأولى الناس بالحق أعلمهم به. وأقل الناس حرمة الفاسق، وأقل الناس وفاء الملوك، وأقل الناس صديقا الملك وأفقر الناس الطمع، وأغنى الناس من لم يكن للحرص أسيرا، وأفضل الناس إيمانا أحسنهم خلقا، وأكرم الناس أتقاهم، وأعظم الناس قدرا من ترك ما لا يعنيه، وأورع الناس من ترك المراء وإن كان محقا، وأقل الناس مروءة من كان كاذبا، وأشقى الناس الملوك، وأمقت الناس المتكبر، وأشد الناس اجتهادا من ترك الذنوب. وأحلم الناس من فر من جهال الناس، وأسعد الناس من خالط كرام الناس، وأعقل الناس أشدهم مداراة للناس، وأولى الناس بالتهمة من جالس أهل التهمة، وأعتى الناس من قتل غير قاتله، أو ضرب غير ضاربه، وأولى الناس بالعفو أقدرهم على العقوبة، وأحق الناس بالذنب السفيه المغتاب، وأذل الناس من أهان الناس، وأحزم الناس أكظمهم للغيظ، وأصلح الناس أصلحهم للناس، وخير الناس من انتفع به الناس