Chapter 12

Not to insult one’s mount if it stumbles

[ 15336 ] 1 ـ محمد بن يعقوب ، عن عدة من أصحابنا ، عن سهل بن زياد ، عن جعفربن محمد ، عن عبيد الله الدهقان ، عن درست ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) قال : قال رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) : إذا عثرت الدابة تحت الرجل فقال لها : تعست ، تقول : تعس أعصانا للرب .

ورواه الشيخ بإسناده عن سهل بن زياد .

ورواه الصدوق مرسلا .

1 – Muhammad b. Ya`qub from a number of our companions from Sahl b. Ziyad from Ja`far b. Muhammad from `Ubaydullah ad-Dihqan from Durust from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام.  He said: The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله said: If the riding animal stumbled under the man, and he said to it “You are wretched”, it says “Wretched is the disobedient to the Lord.”

And the Shaykh narrated it by his isnad from Sahl b. Ziyad.

And as-Saduq narrated it in a mursal fashion.

Translator’s note: the verb translated here as being miserable more literally means to stumble on one’s face, though it is used as an expression to denote one as being miserable, wretched.