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Chapter 85

The case of those who would claim to be the Imam but is not qualified, the case of those who would reject all or some of the Imams and the case of those who argue in support of one who is not a qualified Imam

H 958, Ch. 85, h 1

Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Sinan from abu Salam from Sawra ibn kulayb who has said the following. "I asked abu Ja‘far (a.s.) about the words of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most gracious, ‘On the Day of Judgment you will see the faces of those who had invented falsehood against God blackened. . . ." (39:60). The Imam (a.s.) said, "It refers to whose who claim to be the Imam but in fact, is not the Imam." I then asked, "Even if he would of the descendants of Ali (a.s.)?" He said, "Even if he would of the descendants of Ali (a.s.),." I then asked, "Even if he would of the sons of Ali ibn abu Talib (a.s.) ?" He said, "even if he would be."

H 959, Ch. 85, h 2

Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from ‘Abdallah ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa fromAli ibn al-Hakam fromAban from al-Fudayl from abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) who has said the following. "Whoever would claim to be the Imam and in fact he would not be the Imam he would be a unbeliever."

H 960, Ch. 85, h 3

Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu‘alla ibn Muhammad from mmd ibn Jumhur from ‘Abdallah ibn ‘Abd al-Rahman from al-Husayn ibn al-Mukhtar who has said the following. "I said to abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) May Allah take my soul in service for your cause, what is the meaning of the words of Allah, ‘On the Day of Judgment you will see the faces of those who had invented falsehood against God blackened. . . ."? (39:60). He said, "Itrefers to whoever would claim to be the Imam and, in fact, is not the Imam." I then asked, "Even if he would a descendant of Fatima and Ali (a.s.)?" He said, "Yes, even if he would a descendant of Fatima and Ali (a.s.)."

H 961, Ch. 85, h 4

A number of our people has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from al-Washsha’ from Dawud al-Himar from ibn abu Ya‘fur who has said the following. "I heard abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) say, ‘On the Day of Judgment Allah will not speak to them, He will not purify them and for them there will be painful suffering. He said it three time. (He added) they are those who claim to be the Imam with Divine authority and, in fact, he is not so, those who reject the Imam who possesses Divine authority and those who think that the two has a share in Islam."

H 962, Ch. 85, h 5

Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Sinan from Yahya brother of ’daym from al-Walid ibn Subayh who has said the following. "I heard abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) say, "No one claims this matter (Leadership with Divine Authority) other than one who possesses Divine authority except that Allah will cut his life short."

H 963, Ch. 85, h 6

Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Muhammad ibn al-Hassan from Muhammad ibn Sinan from Talha ibn Yazid from abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) who has said the following. "Whoever would share the leadership of a Lead with Divine Authority without Divine authority is a polytheist."

H 964, Ch. 85, h 7

Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn ’Isma‘il from Mansur ibn Yunus from Muhammad ibn Muslim who has said the following. "I said to abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.), "A man said to me, "You must know the last of the Imams and it does not matter if you would not know the first of the Imams." The narrator has said that the Imam (a.s.) said, "May Allah condemn this. I am angry with him and I do not know him. How can the last Imam be recognized except through the first Imam?"

H 965, Ch. 85, h 9

Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu‘alla ibn mmd from Muhammad ibn Jumhur from Safwan from ibn Maskan who has said the following. "I the Shaykh (Musa al-Kazim (a.s.) about the Imams. He said, ‘Whoever would reject any of the living Imams he has rejected the Imams who have passed away also."

H 966, Ch. 85, h 9

A number of our people has narrated Ahmad ibn Muhammad from al-Hassan ibn Sa‘id from Wahab from mmd ibn Mansur who has said the following. "I asked (the Imam (a.s.) about the words of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most gracious, ‘When (The faithless) commit indecent acts they say, "We found our fathers doing this and God has commanded us to do the same." (Muhammad) tell them that God does not command anyone to commit indecency. Do you speak for God, saying things of which you have no knowledge? (7:28)

The Imam (a.s.) said, "Have you come across any one who would think that Allah has commanded to commit indecent acts, drink wine or other such unlawful things?" I said, "No, I have not done so." He then said, "What is this indecent act that they claim to have committed because of the command of Allah?" I said, "Allah knows best and His deputy also knows." He said, "This is found in the unjust Imams. They claim that Allah has commanded them to lead their people and, in fact, Allah has not given them any command to follow them. Allah, thus, has refuted them and has informed (others) that they have spoke lies against Him and their act as such is called an indecent one."

H 967, Ch. 85, h 10

A number of our people has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from al-Husayn ibn Sa‘id from Wahab from Muhammad ibn Mansur who has said the following. "I asked the virtuous servant of the Lord about the words of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most gracious, "(Muhammad), tell them, "My Lord has only prohibited indecent acts committed in public or in secret,. . ." (7:33) The narrator has said that the Imam (a.s.) then said, "The Quran has an apparent essence and a hidden essence. All that Allah has made unlawful in the Quran is apparent and hidden facts in this (category) are the unjust Imams. All that Allah has made lawful in the book is apparent and the hidden facts in it (category) are the Imams of the truth (Leaders with Divine Authority)."

H 968, Ch. 85, h 11

Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from al-Hassan ibn Mahbub from ‘Umar ibn Thabit from Jabir who has said the following. "I asked abu Ja‘far (a.s.) about the words of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most gracious, "Some people consider certain things equal to God and love them just as one should love God. . . ." (2:165) The Imam (a.s.) said, "They, by Allah, are the friends of so and so and so and so whom they have taken as their Imams and not the Imam, Leaders with Divine Authority, who are appoint for people as such. For this reason He has said, ". . . Had the unjust been able to reflect about their condition, when facing the torment, they would have had no doubt that to God belongs All-power and that He is stern in His retribution. (2:165)

When the leaders see the torment and lose all their resources, they will denounce their followers (2:166). The followers will say, "Had we had the chance we also would have denounced our leaders." That is how God will show them their regrettable deeds. They will not be able to escape from hell fire." (2:167).) Then abu Ja‘far (a.s.) said, "By Allah, O Jabir, they are the unjust Imams and their followers."

H 969, Ch. 85, h 12

Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu‘alla ibn Muhammad from abu Dawud al-Mustariqq fromAli ibn Maymun from ibn abu Ya‘fur who has said the following. "I heard abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) say, ‘There will be three kinds of people to whom Allah will not look on the Day of Judgment, will not purify them and they will suffer pain full punishments. They are those who claim to be the Imam with authority from Allah, those who would reject the Imam, Leader with Divine Authority and those who think that for the two there is a share in Islam."

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