40. A Congregation Is Not Formed with Less Than Five

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5-47 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد ابن عيسى، عن أحمد بن محمد أبي نصر البزنطي، عن عاصم بن عبدالحميد الحناط، عن أبي بصير، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: لا تكون جماعة بأقل من خمسة

5-47 (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 Ahmad ibn Muhammad Abi Nasr al-Bizanti, on the authority of Asim ibn Abdul Hamid al-Han’nat, on the authority of Abi Basir that Abi Ja’far al-Baqir (MGB) said, “A congregation is not formed with less than five.”