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Chapter 87

The Case of those who would Die without having an Imam from the Imams of Guidance

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H 975, Ch. 87, h 1

Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu‘alla ibn Muhammad from al-Hassan ibn Ali al-Washsha’ from Ahmad ibn ‘Aidh from ibn ’Udhayna from al-al-Fudayl ibn Yasar who has said the following. " One day abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) initiated to speak to us and said, ‘The Messenger of Allah has said, "Whoever would die and is not under the (guardianship) of the Imam his death would be like a death in ignorance." The narrator has said that I asked, "Is that what the Messenger of Allah has said?" The Imam (a.s.) said, "Yes, by Allah, he has said so." I then said, "Do all who die without acknowledging the Imam die as if died in ignorance (without religion)?" The Imam (a.s.) said, "Yes, that is right."

H 976, Ch. 87, h 2

Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu‘alla ibn Muhammad from al-Washsha’ who has said that ‘Abd al-Karim ibn ‘Amr narrated to me from ibn abu Ya‘fur who has said the following. "I asked abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) about the words the Messenger of Allah. ""Whoever would die and is not under the (guardianship) of the Imam his death would be like a death in ignorance." The narrator has said I then asked, "Is it death in disbelief (in religion)?" He said, "It is death in error ." I then said, "Thus, whoever would die today and would not have an Imam would his death be considered as if he has died in ignorance (without religion)?" He said, "Yes, that is true."

H 977, Ch. 87, h 3

Ahmad ibn Idris has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar from Safwan from al-Fudayl from al-Harith ibn al-Mughira who has said the following. "I said to abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) , ‘the Messenger of Allah has said, "Whoever would die without knowing who his Imam is he would die as if has died in ignorance (of religion)." The Imam (a.s.) said, "That is true." I then said, "Is it the ignorance of uneducated people or ignorance of ones not knowing his Imam?" The Imam (a.s.) said, "It means the ignorance that is disbelief, hypocrisy and error?"

H 978, Ch. 87, h 4

Certain persons of our people have narrated from ‘Abd al-‘Azim ibn ‘Abdallah al-Hassani from Malik ibn ‘Amir from al-Mufaddal ibn Za’id from al-Mufaddal ibn ‘Umar who has said the following. "Abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) has said, ‘Whoever would follow the religion of Allah without hearing (instructions) from a truthful (Imam) person Allah will cause him, inevitably, to suffer hardships. Whoever would claim to have heard from a source other than the one Allah has opened for him, he will be considered as polytheist. The source and door that Allah has opened is the one that trustworthy in the matters of the hidden secrets of Allah."

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