- Abu Hashim says: Imam (a.s.) was walking towards the desert, so I also accompanied him. On the way, I realized that the amount I had taken on loan was due to be paid; how I would repay it? Imam (a.s.) bent down and placed a mark on the earth and said: Abu Hashim, pick it up and repay your debt. Abu Hashim saw that it was gold; and he preserved it according to his command. After walking for sometime, he realized that winter was near; what would he do about warm clothes? Imam (a.s.) hit the ground with the lash and said: Pick up this also. Abu Hashim took that gold as well and on returning home calculated the amount. The first piece was same in value of the amount owed and the second was exactly as per his needs.
Mukhtarul Kharaij, Pg. 214;
Biharul Anwar, Vol. 9, Chap. 4, Pg. 272
- Once Imam (a.s.) clearly told Abu Hashim: You should not feel shy to express your needs; we are perfectly capable to fulfill them by command of God and it is our duty to care for the needs of our followers.
Usul Kafi, Chapter of the Birth of Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.)
Nuqush-e-Ismat(by Allama Zeeshan Haidar Jawadi) pg.764