20. Three Things the Prophets Are Not Immune to See from Their Followers

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3-27 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا أحمد بن إدريس، ومحمد بن يحيى العطار جميعا، عن محمد بن أحمد بن يحيى بن عمران الاشعري باسناده يرفعـه إلـىأبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: ثلاث لم يعر منها نبي فمن دونه: الطيرة والحسد، والتفكر في الوسوسة في الخلققال مصنف هذا الكتاب أدام الله عزه: معنى الطيرة في هذا الموضع هوأن يتطير منهم قومهم فأماهم عليهم السلام فلا يتطيرون وذلك كما قال الله عز وجل عن قوم صالح "قَالُوا اطَّيَّرْنَا بِكَ وَبِمَنْ مَعَكَ قَالَ طَائِرُكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ." وكما قال آخرون لانبيائهم عليهم السلام: "قَالُوا إِنَّا تَطَيَّرْنَا بِكُمْ لَئِنْ لَمْ تَنتَهُوا لَنَرْجُمَنَّكُمْ…" الآية. وأما الحسد [فانه] في هذا الموضع هو أن يحسدوا لا أنهم يحسدون غيرهم وذلك كما قال الله عز وجل: "أَمْ يَحْسُدُونَ النَّاسَ عَلَى مَا آتَاهُمْ اللَّهُ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ فَقَدْ آتَيْنَا آلَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَآتَيْنَاهُمْ مُلْكًا عَظِيمًا." وأما التفكر في الوسوسة في الخلق فهو بلواهم عليهم السلام بأهل الوسوسة لا غير ذلك، وذلك كما حكى الله عز وجل عنهم عن الوليد بن المغيرة المخزومي "إِنَّهُ فَكَّرَ وَقَدَّرَ. فَقُتِلَ كَيْفَ قَدَّرَ. ثُمَّ قُتِلَ كَيْفَ قَدَّرَ." يعني قال للقرآن: "إِنْ هَذَا إِلاَّ سِحْرٌ يُؤْثَرُ. إِنْ هَذَا إِلاَّ قَوْلُ الْبَشَرِ "


3-27 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ahmad ibn Idris and Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar quoted Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Yahya ibn Imran al-Ash’ari who quoted through a chain of narrators that Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) said, “There are three things which the Prophets (MGB) are not immune to see from their followers: being considered to be ill omen, being jealous of and fastidious thoughts about creation.”The compiler of the book - may God increase his honor - said, “What is meant by ill omen here is that the followers of the Prophets (MGB) considers them to be ill omen. The Prophets (MGB) did not consider them to be ill omen as the Honorable the Exalted God said regarding the people of the Prophet Salih, They said, ‘Ill omen do we augur from thee and those that are with thee’. He said, ‘Your ill omen is with God.’” And as others have told their Prophets (MGB), “for us, we augur an evil omen from you: if ye desist not, we will certainly stone you. And a grievous punishment indeed will be inflicted on you by us." And regarding envy here is that the Prophets are envied. They do not envy others as the Honorable the Exalted God says, “Or do they envy mankind for what God hath given them of his bounty? but We had already given the people of Abraham the Book and Wisdom, and conferred upon them a great kingdom.”And regarding deluding thoughts about creation refers to the fact that the Prophets (MGB) encounter people who are fastidious in their thoughts. An example of this is what the Honorable the Exalted God describes about al-Walid ibn al-Muqayrih al-Makhzoomi (in the following verses of the Holy Quran), “For he thought and he plotted; And woe to him! How he plotted! Yea, Woe to him; How he plotted!” This means that he had said the following about the Quran, “This is nothing but magic, derived from of old; This is nothing but the word of a mortal!”