6. The conclusive authority of Allah

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6 - قال: أخبرني أبو القاسم جعفر بن محمد قال: حدثني محمد بن عبد الله ابن جعفر الحميري عن أبيه، عن هارون بن مسلم، عن مسعدة بن زياد قال: سمعت جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام وقد سئل عن قوله تعالى: " فلله الحجة البالغة " فقال: إن الله تعالى يقول للعبد يوم القيامة: عبدي أكنت عالما؟ فإن قال: نعم، قال له: أفلا عملت بما علمت ؟ وإن قال: كنت جاهلا، قال له: أفلا تعلمت حتى تعمل؟ فيخصمه، وذلك الحجة البالغة. وصلى الله على سيدنا ونبينا محمد النبي وعترته وسلم تسليما.


6. He said: Abul Qasim Ja’far ibn Muhammad reported to me from Muhammad ibn Abdillah ibn Ja’far al-Himyari, from his father, from Harun ibn Muslim, from Mas’adah ibn Ziyad, who said: I heard Ja’far ibn Muhammad, peace be upon him, say when he was asked about the verse in Qu’ran: ’To Allah belongs the conclusive authority’ (6:149), he said: "Surely, Allah, Most High, will ask His slave on the Day of Reckoning: ’O my slave, were you learned?’ If he said: ’Yes,’ Allah would say: ’Did you not act according to your knowledge?’ And if he said: ’I was unlearned, ignorant’; Allah would say: ’Did you not acquire knowledge so that you could act accordingly?’ That will be the time of His argument against him and that is the conclusive authority." And may Allah bless our master Muhammad and his progeny.