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Chapter 84

The rise of al-Mahdi with Divine Authority earlier or later will not affect one who has learned who his Imam is

H 951, Ch. 84, h 1

Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Hammad ibn ‘Isa from Hariz from Zurara who has said the following. "Abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) has said, ‘Learn who your Imam is. When you learn who he is then it will have no affect on you whether this matter (the rise of al-Mahdi with Divine Authority) will take place earlier or later."

H 952, Ch. 84, h 2

Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu‘alla ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Jumhur from Safwan ibn Yahya from Muhammad ibn Marwan from al-Fudayl ibn Yasar who has said the following. "I asked abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) about the words of Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, "On the day when We call every nation with their leaders, Imams. . ." (17:71). He said, "O Fudayl find out who your Imam is because when you will find out who your Imam is then whether this matter (the rise of al-Mahdi with Divine Authority) will take place earlier or later will not affect you at all. One who finds out who his Imam is and then dies before the rise of al-Mahdi with Divine Authority he will be just as those who are positioned in his army. In fact, just like those who have placed themselves under his banner." The narrator has said that certain persons from his companions said, "He will be just like the martyrs in battle supporting the Messenger of Allah. "

H 953, Ch. 84, h 3

Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from in a Murfu‘ manner from Ali ibn Hamza from abu Basir who has said the following. "I said to abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.), "May Allah take my soul in service for your cause, when will relief will come?" The Imam (a.s.) said, "O abu Basir, are you after the worldly gains? In fact, one who has established faith in this matter (the rise of al-Mahdi with Divine Authority) he has already experienced relief of expecting his (coming with Divine Authority)."

H 954, Ch. 84, h 4

Ali Ibrahim has narrated from Salih ibn al-Sindi from Ja‘far ibn Bashir from ’Isma‘il ibn Muhammad al-Khuza’Isma‘il who has said the following. "Abu basir askked abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) and I was listening. ‘Do you think I will meet Al-Qa’im (a.s.) ?" The Imam (a.s.) said, "O abu Basir, ‘Do you not know who your Imam is?" He said, "By Allah, your are my Imam while holding his hand." The Imam (a.s.) said, "Then you must worry for not leaning against your sword in the shadow of Al-Qa’im’s tent."

H 955, Ch. 84, h 5

A number of our people has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Ni‘man from Muhammad ibn Marwan from al-Fudayl ibn Yasar who has said the following. "I heard abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) say, ‘One who would die without having an Imam his death would like the death of ignorance. One who would die and would know who his Imam is then the coming of this matter (the rise of al-Mahdi with Divine Authority) earlier or later will not affect him at all. One who would knowing who his Imam is he would be like the one present with Al-Qa’im in his tents."

H 956, Ch. 84, h 6

al-Husayn ibn Ali al-‘Alawi fromSahl ibn Jumhur from ‘Abd al-‘Azim Ibrahim ‘Abdallah al-Hassani fro al-Hassan ibn al-Husayn al-‘Arni from Ali from Ali ibn Hashim from his father from abu Ja‘far (a.s.) who has said the following. "One who would expecting the coming of our task (the rise of al-Mahdi with Divine Authority) he his not suffered any loss of not dying in the tents of al-Mahdi and in his army."

H 957, Ch. 84, h 7

Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyadfrom al-Husayn ibn Sa‘id from Fudala ibn Ayyub from ‘Umar ibn Aban who has said the following. "I heard abu‘Abdallah (a.s.) say, ‘Find out (who the) sign (of Allah, the Imam) is. When you will find out and learn who he is then it will not harm you whether this matter (the rise of al-Mahdi with Divine Authority) will take place earlier or later. Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most gracious, has said, ""On the day when We call every nation with their leaders, Imams. . ." (17:71). One who knows who his Imam is he would be just like the one who would present in the tents of al-Mahdi (a.s.)."

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