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Chapter 5

The Issue that the Earth at no time is without a Person with Divine Authority

H 428, Ch. 5, h 1

A number of our people has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Muhammad ibn abu ‘Umayr from al-Husayn ibn abu al-‘Ala’ who has said the following.
"I abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.), ‘Can there be a time on earth without Imam?" The Imam said, "No, it can not be without Imam." I asked, "Can there be two Imams at a time?" He said, "No, unless one is quite."

H 429, Ch. 5, h 2

Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Muhammad ibn abu ‘Umayr from Mansur ibn Yunus and Su‘dan ibn Muslim from Ishaq ibn ‘Ammara from abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) who has said the following.
"I heard the Imam (a.s.) saying, ‘The earth is never left without an Imam so that if the believers would add any thing it would be brought back and if they would reduce anything it would be completed."

H 430, Ch. 5, h 3

Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Rabi‘ ibn Muhammad al-Musalliy from ‘Abdallah ibn Sulayman al- ‘Amiriy from abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) who has said the following.
"The earth has never been without a person with Divine authority who would teach people about the lawful and unlawful matters and call them to the path of Allah."

H 431, Ch. 5, h 4

Ahmad ibn Mihran has narrated from Muhammad ibn Ali from al-Husayn ibn abu ‘Ala’ from abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) who has said the following.
"Can the earth be without Imam?" The Imam (a.s.) said, "No, it can be without Imam."

H 432, Ch. 5, h 5

Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Yunus ibn Muskan from abu Basir from one of them (Imams (a.s.), who has said the following
"Allah does not leave the earth without a ‘Alim (scholar). Without this the truth would not be distinguished from falsehood."

H 433, Ch. 5, h 6

Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from al-Husayn ibn Sa‘id from al-Qasim ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn abu Hamza from abu Basir from abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) who has said the following
"Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, is far greater and above leaving the earth without an Imam of justice."

H 434, Ch. 5, h 7

Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from al-Hassan ibn Mahbub from abu ’Usama and Ali ibn Ibrahim from his father from al-Hassan ibn Mahbub from abu ’Usama and Hisham ibn salim from abu Hamza from abu Ishaq from those reliable among the companions of Amir al-Mu’minin (a.s.) who has said the following.
"O Lord. You do not leave your earth without a person who would represent Your authority among the people."

H 435, Ch. 5, h 8

Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Muhammad ibn al-Fudayl from abu Hamza from abu Ja‘far (a.s.) who has said the following.
"I swear to Allah that He has not, from the day Adam died, left the earth without an Imam who would guide people to the Lord as with divine authority over the servants of the Lord. The earth will never remain without an Imam with Divine authority over His servants."

H 436, Ch. 5, h 9

Al-Hassan ibn Muhammad has narrated from Muhammad ibn Mu‘alla ibn Muhammad from some of our people from abu Ali ibn Rashid from abu al-Hassan (a.s.) who has said the following.
" The earth is never without a person with divine authority and I swear to Allah that I am the person with Divine authority."

H 437, Ch. 5, h 10

Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from al-Fudayl from ibn abu Hamza who has said the following.
"I asked abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.), ‘Can the earth be left without the Imam?’" The Imam (a.s.) replied, " Were to remain without Imam it would obliterate its inhabitants."

H 438, Ch. 5, h 11

Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘isa from Muhammad al-Fudayl who has said the following.
"I asked abu al-Hassan al-Rida (a.s.), ‘Can the remain without Imam?’" He replied, "No, it will not remain so." I then said, "We narrate from Imam abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) that the earth will not remain without Imam unless Allah becomes extremely angry with the people of the earth or with His servants." The Imam (a.s.) said, "In such condition it will not remain but it would obliterate with its inhabitants."

H 439, Ch. 5, h 12

Ali has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from abu ‘Abd al_Mu’min from abu Harassa from abu Ja'far (a.s.) who has said the following.
"Would the Imam be taken away from the earth it will create waves against her inhabitants just like what the inhabitants of the ocean face."

H 440, Ch. 5, h 13

Al-Husayn ibn Ali has narrated from Muhammad from Mu‘alla ibn Muhammad from al-Washsha’ who has said the following.
"I asked al-Hassan al-Rida (a.s.), "I can the earth remain without Imam?" The Imam (a.s.) replied, "No, it will not remain so." I said, "We narrate that it will not remain without the Imam unless Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, becomes angry with the people." The Imam said, "In such condition it will not remain but it will obliterate its inhabitants."

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