3. Abu Hanifa acknowledges al-Sadiq’s authority

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3 - قال: أخبرني أبو بكر محمد بن عمر الجعابي قال: حدثنا أبو العباس أحمد بن محمد بن سعيد الهمداني قال: حدثنا أحمد بن يحيى بن زكريا، ومحمد ابن عبد الله بن محمد بن سالم في آخرين قالا: حدثنا عبد الله بن سالم قال: حدثنا هشام بن مهران، عن خاله محمد بن زيد العطار وكان من كبار أصحاب الأعمش قال: حدثنا محمد بن أحمد بن الحسن قال: حدثنا منذر بن جيفر قال: حدثنا محمد بن يزيد الباني قال: كنت عند جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام فدخل عليه عمر بن قيس الماصر وأبو حنيفة وعمر بن ذر في جماعة من أصحابهم فسألوه عن الإيمان، فقال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: لا يزني الزاني وهو مؤمن، ولا يسرق وهو مؤمن، ولا يشرب الخمر وهو مؤمن، فجعل بعضهم ينظر إلى بعض فقال له عمر بن ذر: بم نسميهم ؟ فقال عليه السلام: بما سماهم الله وبأعمالهم، قال الله عز وجل: " والسارق والسارقة فاقطعوا أيديهما " وقال: " الزانية والزاني فاجلدوا كل واحد منهما مائة جلدة " فجعل بعضهم ينظر إلى بعض. فقال محمد بن يزيد: وأخبرني بشر بن عمر بن ذر وكان معهم قال: لما خرجنا قال عمر بن ذر لأبي حنيفة: ألا قلت: من عن رسول الله ؟ قال: ما أقول لرجل يقول: " قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله ".


3. He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Umar al-Ji’abi reported to me from Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Saeed al-Hamadani, who reported from Ahmad ibn Yahya Zakariyya; and Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Salim among the latter ones, both of whom reported from Abdullah ibn Salim, who reported from Hisham ibn Mehran, who reported from his maternal uncle Muhammad ibn Zayd al-Attar, who was among the prominent companions of A’armash, reporting from Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn al-Hasan, reported from Munzir ibn Jayfar, reporting from Muhammad ibnYezid Albani, who said: I was present at Ja’far ibn Muhammad’s (as), when Umar ibn Qays al-Masir and Abu Hanifa and Umar ibn Dharr, together with a group of their companions, called upon him. Then they asked him about faith (al-Iman). He said: The Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, said: "An adulterer (and a fornicator) does not commit that sin at the same time being a Mu’min, and a thief does not steal at the same time being a Mu’min, and one does not drink liquor (intoxicant) while being a Mu’min." We started looking at each other, then Umar ibn Dharr said: "What shall we call them?" He, peace be upon him, said: "Call them the way Allah has called them because of their deeds. Allah in Qur’an says: ’And for a male thief and a female thief, cut off their hands’ (al-Maedah V:38) and ’As for the fornicatress and the fornicator, flog each of them a hundred stripes.’ (al-Noor V:2)." Hearing this, they stared at each other. Muhammad ibn Yazid says: Bishr ibn Umar ibn Dharr, who was with them, reported to me that: When we left, Umar ibn Dharr said to Abu Hanifa: "Why did you not ask him who had reported from the Prophet?" He (Abu Hanifa) said: "What can I say to a man who (authoritatively) says: The Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, said."