446. Amīr al-mu’minīn, peace be upon him, said to Ghālib ibn Ṣa‘ṣa‘ah, the father of al-Farazdaq (the famous Arabic poet) during a conversation between them: What about the large number of your camels?
قال: ذَعْذَعَتْها الحُقُوقُ يا أميرالمؤمنين.
The man replied: They have been swept away by (discharging of) obligations, O’ Amīr al-mu’minīn!
فَقَالَ (عليه السلام) : ذَاكَ أَحْمَدُ سُبُلِهَا.
Whereupon Amīr al-mu’minīn, peace be upon him, said: That is the most praiseworthy way of (losing) them.