77. No One Deserves to Be a Leader Unless He Has Three Characteristics

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3-97 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد ابن أحمد، عن عبدالصمد بن محمد، عن حنان بن سدير، عن أبي عبد الله، عن أبيه عليهما السلام قال: إن الامامة لاتصلح إلا لرجل فيه ثلاث خصال: ورع يحجزه عن المحارم، وحلم يملك به غضبه، وحسن الخلافة على من ولي حتى يكون له كالوالد الرحيم


3-97 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar quoted on the authority of Muhammad ibn Ahmad, on the authority of Abdul Samad ibn Muhammad, on the authority of Han’nan ibn Sadeer, on the authority of Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) that his father (MGB) said, “No one deserves to be a leader unless he has three characteristics: piety which would hinder him from doing the forbidden deeds; patience which would help him control his anger; and good deputyship over those whom he leads just as if he is their kind father.”




3-98 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد بن الحسين بن أبي الخطاب، عن أحمد بن محمد بن أبي نصر البزنطي قال: سئل أبوالحسن عليه السلام الامام بأي شيء يعرف بعد الامام؟قال: إن للامام علامات أن يكون أكبر ولد أبيه بعده ويكون فيه الفضل وإذا قدم الركب المدينة قال: إلى من أوصى فلان؟ قالوا: إلى فلان، والسلاح فينا بمنزلة التابوت في بني إسرائيل يدور مع الامام حيث كان


3-98 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar quoted on the authority of Muhammad ibn al-Hussein ibn Abil Khat’tab, on the authority of Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Abi Nasr al-Bazanty that Abul-Hassan (MGB) was asked, “How can one tell who the next Divine Leader will be after a Divine Leader?”The Imam (MGB) replied, “Indeed there are certain signs for him (MGB). First of all, he (MGB) shall be the oldest son of the existing Divine Leader. He (MGB) will be the one most deserving that position. He will be so well-known as the trustee of his father that when a group of newcomers to the town ask anyone about the Trustee of the Divine Leader, everyone refers to him (MGB) as the Trustee of the Divine Leader. The position of armaments near us is like that of the coffin near the Israelites that is the Divine Leader is the one who is holding the Prophet’s armaments.”




3-99 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمدبن يحيى العطار، عن محمد ابن أحمد، عن الحسن بن موسى الخشاب، عن يزيد بن إسحاق شعر قال: حدثني هارون ابن حمزة الغنوي، عن عبدالاعلى بن أعين قال: قلت لابي عبد الله عليه السلام: ما الحجة علي المدعي لهذا الامر بغير حق؟ قال: ثلاثة من الحجة لم يجتمعن في رجل إلا كان صاحب هذا الامر: أن يكون أولى الناس بمن قلبه، ويكون عنده سلاح رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله، ويكون صاحب الوصية الظاهرة الذي إذا قدمت المدينة سألت العامة والصبيان إلى من أوصى فلان؟ فيقولون: إلى فلان


3-99 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar quoted on the authority of Muhammad ibn Ahmad, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Musa al-Khishab, on the authority of Al-Yazid ibn Ishaq She’r, on the authority of Harun ibn Hamzih al-Qanavi that Abdul Ali ibn A’ayn said, “I asked as-Sadiq (MGB) about the way to disprove one who falsely claims to be a Trustee of the Divine Leader. The Imam (MGB) said, ‘There are three signs which should all exist in anyone who truly claims to be a Trustee of the Divine Leader. He should be the closest to the Divine Leader. He should possess the Prophet’s armaments and he should be so clearly the one declared by the Divine Leader to be his Trustee that when you enter the town and ask the children or the common people about whom the Divine Leader has established as his Trustee, everyone refers to him (MGB).’”