Imam Reza (AS) and the wealth of this world

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SHAFAQNA – One of the companions of Imam Reza (AS) narrated that he brought considerable amount of money and other precious items to Imam Reza (AS) but Imam (AS) did not show any sign of happiness. I felt sad and told myself: I brought all these to Imam (AS) but I cannot see any sign of happiness in him. At this time Imam Reza (AS) asked someone to bring for him a bowl and some water, then Imam (AS) sat on a chair and placed his hands inside the bowl and asked water to be poured on his hands. As the water was pouring on Imam’s hands, gold was pouring inside the bowl. Then Imam Reza (AS) faced me and said: The one who is like this cannot pay much attention to what you brought [1].

[1] Osul Kafi, Vol. 2, page 412.

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