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Chapter 95

Submission and the Virtue of the Muslims

 

H 1013, Ch. 95, h 1

A number of our people has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from ibn Sinan from ibn Muskan from Sadir who has said the following. "I said to abu Ja‘far (a.s.), ‘I just left your supporters and followers opposing and disdaining each other." The narrator has said that The Imam (a.s.) then said, "What do you have to do with their conditions. People have three obligations. They must recognize the Imams, submit to the instructions they have received from the Imams and refer to them in their disputes and differences."

 

H 1014, Ch. 95, h 1

A number of our people has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Barqi from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn abu Nasr from Hammad ibn ‘Uthman from ‘Abdallah al-Kahili who has said the following. "Abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) has said, ‘If a people would worship Allah only Who has no partner, maintain the prayers, pay Zakat, perform Hajj of the House and fast in the month of Ramadan but say about something that Allah or the Messenger of Allah has done, would that it had been done differently or find such feelings in their hearts in this they will be considered as polytheists. He then recited this verse of the Holy Quran. "I swear by your Lord that they will not be considered believers until they let you judge their disputes and then they will find nothing in their souls to prevent them from accepting your judgment, thus, submitting themselves to the will of God." (4:65). Abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) then said, "You have to be submissive (before Allaah)."

 

H 1015, Ch. 95, h 3

mdd ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from al-Husayn ibn Sa‘id from Hammad ibn ‘Isa from al-Husayn ibn al-Mukhtar from Zayd al-Shahham who has said the following. "I said to abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.), ‘Among us there is a man called Kulayb. Nothing comes from you but that he says, "I submit to it." Thus, we call him, "Kulayb, the submissive." The narrator has said that The Imam (a.s.) expressed kindness towards him and prayed and then said, "Do you know what submission is?" We remained silent. The Imam (a.s.) said, "That, by Allah, is al-Ikhbat in the words of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most gracious, ‘The righteously striving believers who are humble before their Lord, . ." (11:23)"

 

H 1016, Ch. 95, h 4

Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu‘alla ibn Muhammad from al-Washsha’ from Aban from Muhammad ibn Muslim from abu Ja‘far (a.s.) about the words of Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, "Whoever achieves virtue will have its merit increased. . . ." (42:23) The Imam (a.s.) said, ‘achievement’ refers to one’s submission to us, his speaking the truth from us and not to ascribe any lies to us."

 

H 1017, Ch. 95, h 5

Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from ‘Abdallah ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Barqi from his fahter from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Hamid from Mansur ibn Yunus from Bashir al-Dahhan from Kamil al-Tammar who has said the following. "Abu Ja‘far (a.s.) has said, "Triumphant indeed are the believers," (23:1) Do you know who they are?" I said, "You know best." He said, Triumphant indeed are the believers, who are Muslims (submissive to Allah). The Muslims are noble people. The believers are rare. Congratulations to the believers."

 

H 1018, Ch. 95, h 6

Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from certain person of our people from al-Khashshab from al-‘Abbass ibn ‘Amir from Rabi‘ al-Musalli from Yahya ibn Zakariya al-Ansari who has said the following. "I heard abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) say, ‘Whoever loves to have a complete belief he must say, "Everything that I say is from the family of Muhammad whether those that they kept secret or those that they made public those that have reached me from them and those that have not reached me."

 

H 1019, Ch. 95, h 7

Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from ibn ’Udhayna from Zurara or Burayd who has said the following. "Abu Ja‘far (a.s.) has said, ‘Allah has addressed Amir al-Mu’minin (a.s.) in His book." The narrator has said that asked him, "where and in which passage?" He said, "It is in His words that read, "If they ever do injustice to themselves and come to you (Muhammad) asking for God's forgiveness and if the Messenger also was to ask God to forgive them, they would certainly find God All-forgiving and All-merciful. (4:64)

 

"I swear by your Lord that they will not be considered believers until they let you judge their disputes (on the issue of their agreement not to allow the leadership pass to the descendants of Hashim). Then they will find nothing in their souls to prevent them from accepting your judgment, (to condemn or forgive them) thus, submitting themselves to the will of God." (4:65) "

 

H 1020, Ch. 95, h 8

Ahmad ibn Mihran (may Allah grant him blessings) has narrated from from ‘Abd al-‘Azim al-Hassani from Ali ibn Asbat from Ali ibn ‘Aqaba from al-Hakam ibn Ayman from abu Basir who has said the following. "Once I asked abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) about the words of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most gracious. ". . .those of Our servants who listen to the words and only follow the best ones. . ." .(39:18) The Imam (a.s.) said, "They are those who are submissive to the (commands) of Ahl al-Bayt of Muhammad (s.a). It is those who when hearing a hadith do not add anything thereto or omit anything therefrom. They present it just as they have heard."

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