13. Four things which the old Israelite lady asked Moses for

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4-21 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد ابن عيسى، عن الحسن بن علي بن فضال، عن أبي الحسن عليه السلام أنه قال: احتبس القمر عن ابني إسرائيل فأوحى الله جل جلاله إلى موسى عليه السلام أن أخرج عظام يوسف من مصر، ووعده طلوع القمر إذا أخرج عظامه فسأل موسى عمن يعلم موضعه، فقيل له: ههنا عجوز تعلم علمه، فبعث إليها فاتي بعجوز مقعدة عمياء، فقال لها: أتعرفين موضع قبر يوسف، قالت: نعم، قال: فأخبريني به، قالت: لا حتى تعطيني أربع خصال: تطلق لي رجلي، وتعيد إلي شبابي، وتعيد إلي بصري، وتجعلني معك في الجنة، قال: فكبر ذلك على موسى فأوحى الله جل جلاله إليه: يا موسى أعطها ما سألت فإنك إنما تعطي علي، ففعل فدلته عليه فاستخرجه من شاطئ النيل في صندوق مرمر فلما أخرجه طلع القمر، فحمله إلى الشام فلذلك يحمل أهل الكتاب موتاهم إلى الشام


4-21 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Sa’ed ibn Abdullah quoted Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Ali ibn Faz’zal, on the authority of Abil Hassan Al-Kazim (MGB), “The moon did not shine for the Children of Israel for some time. God - may His Majesty be Exalted - revealed the following to Moses (MGB), ‘Take the remaining bones of Joseph (MGB) out of Egypt.’ God promised that once the bones were taken out, the moon would shine again. Moses (MGB) sought after someone who knew where they were. He was told that an old lady knows where they are. Moses (MGB) sent after her. They brought him a crippled blind old woman. Moses (MGB) asked her, ‘Do you know where Joseph (MGB) is buried?’ She said, ‘Yes.’ Moses (MGB) said, ‘Then let me know where it is.’ She said, ‘I have four conditions for this. Firstly, you must heal me legs; secondly, you must return my youth; thirdly, you must return my sight; and fourthly, you must take me to Paradise along with you.’ Moses (MGB) thought that these conditions were too much to ask for, but God - may His Majesty be Exalted - revealed to him, ‘O Moses! Give her what she asks as you are doing that on my behalf.’ Moses (MGB) did that and the lady showed him the grave. Moses (MGB) brought it out of a marble coffin on the Nile’s coast. Then the moon rose. They took it to Syria, and from then on the People of the Book take their dead ones to Syria.”