[7/34] al-Khisal: Ibn al-Walid from al-Saffar from al-Barqi from his father from Ibn Abi Umayr from Jamil from Zurara from Abi Ja’far عليه السلام who said: the commander of the faithful عليه السلام said: the religion is supported by four: by the knowledgeable person who speaks out and uses it (his knowledge), and by the rich person who is not miserly with his bounty (spending it) on the people of the religion of Allāh, and by the poor person who does not sell off his hereafter for his world, and by the ignorant person who is not too arrogant to seek knowledge, so when it happens that the knowledgeable hides his knowledge, and the rich is miserly with his wealth, and the poor sells off his hereafter for his world, and the ignorant is too arrogant to seek knowledge – the world will recede backwards retracing its steps, so the great number of mosques (at that time) and the multitudes of different nations (who pray in them) should not deceive you, it was said: O commander of the faithful – how should one live in that age? He said: mingle with them outwardly and oppose them inwardly, it will be for a man what he has earned, and he will be with the one he loves, and wait with that for the relief from Allāh.
 [7/34] الخصال: ابن الوليد، عن الصفار، عن البرقي، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن جميل، عن زرارة، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: قال أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام: قوام الدين بأربعة: بعالم ناطق مستعمل له، وبغني لا يبخل بفضله على أهل دين الله، وبفقير لا يبيع آخرته بدنياه، و بجاهل لا يتكبر عن طلب العلم، فإذا كتم العالم علمه، وبخل الغني بماله، وباع الفقير آخرته بدنياه، واستكبر الجاهل عن طلب العلم، رجعت الدنيا إلى ورائها القهقرى، فلا تغرنكم كثرة المساجد وأجساد قوم مختلفة، قيل: يا أمير المؤمنين كيف العيش في ذلك الزمان ؟ فقال: خالطوهم بالبرانية وخالفوهم في الباطن، للمرء ما اكتسب، وهو مع من أحب، وانتظروا مع ذلك الفرج من الله