Al-Khiṣāl > Since God Created the Earth, He Has Created Seven Groups of Learned Men
Hadith #1

7-46 حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد ابن الحسن الصفار، عن محمد بن الحسن بن أبي الخطاب، عن محمد بن عبد الله بن هلال عن العلاء بن رزين، عن محمد بن مسلم قال: سمعت أبا جعفر عليه السلام يقول: لقد خلق الله عز وجل في الارض منذ خلقها سبعة عالمين ليس هم من ولد آدم، خلقهم من أديم الارض فاسكنهم فيها واحدا بعد واحد مع عالمه، ثم خلق الله عز وجل آدم أباهذا البشر وخلق ذريته منه، ولا والله ما خلت الجنة من أرواح المؤمنين منذخلقها، ولاخلت انار من أرواح الكفار والعصاة منذ خلقها عز وجل، لعكم ترون أنه كان يوم القيامة وصير الله أبدان أهل الجنة مع أرواحهم في الجنة، وصير أبدان أهل النار مع أرواحهم في النار أن الله عز وجل لايعبد في بلاده ولا يخلق خلقا يعبدونه ويوحدونه ويعظمونه؟ بلى والله ليخلقن الله خلقا من غير فحولة ولا إناث يعبدونه ويوحدونه ويعظمونه ويخلق لهم أرضا تحملهم وسماء تظلهم، أليس الله عروجل: يقول "يَوْمَ تُبَدَّلُ الأَرْضُ غَيْرَ الأَرْضِ وَالسَّمَاوَاتُ" وقال الله عزو جل: "أَفَعَيِينَا بِالْخَلْقِ الأَوَّلِ بَلْ هُمْ فِي لَبْسٍ مِنْ خَلْقٍ جَدِيدٍ ".

7-46 Muhammad ibn al-Hassan ibn Ahmad ibn al-Walid - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn al-Hassan al-Saffar quoted Muhammad ibn al-Hassan ibn Abil Khat’tab, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn Hilal, on the authority of Al-Ala’ ibn Razin, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Muslim that he had heard Aba Ja’far al-Baqir (MGB) say, “Since the Honorable the Exalted God created the Earth, He has created seven groups of learned men who were not the offspring of Adam. He also created all of them on the Earth and placed each group in the time and the place assigned to them. Then God created Adam who is the father of all the people and created his Household. I swear by God that ever since Heaven was created it has been used by the spirits of the believers. Ever since Hell was created, it has also been always occupied by the spirits of the sinful unbelievers. Perhaps you think that once the Resurrection Day arrives and God takes the bodies and souls of the believers to Paradise, and the bodies and souls of the residents of Hell to Hell, then there shall be no one left on the Earth to worship, glorify and bear testimony to the Unity of the Honorable the Exalted God. The Honorable the Exalted God will create another world with a new set of monotheistic people without any male or female distinction to worship, glorify and bear testimony to the Unity of God. God will create another Earth for them to live in and will create another sky to cast a shadow upon their heads. As the Honorable the Exalted God said, ‘One day the Earth will be changed into a different Earth, and so will be the heavens’ The Honorable the Exalted God also said, ‘Were We then weary with the first Creation, that they should be in confused doubt about a new Creation?’