15. "There is no way, other than my way..." said the Prophet (SAW)

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15 - قال أخبرني أبو جعفر محمد بن علي، عن أبيه، عن سعد بن عبد الله، عن إبراهيم بن محمد الثقفي، عن محمد بن مروان، عن [زيد بن] أبان بن عثمان، عن أبي بصير، عن أبي جعفر الباقر عليهما السلام قال: لما حضر النبي صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم الوفاة نزل جبرئيل عليهم السلام فقال له جبرئيل: يا رسول الله هل لك في الرجوع؟ قال: لا، قد بلغت رسالات ربي. ثم قال له: [يا رسول الله] أتريد الرجوع إلى الدنيا؟ قال: لا، بل الرفيق الأعلى. ثم قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم للمسلمين وهم مجتمعون حوله: أيها الناس [إنه] لا نبي بعدي، ولا سنة بعد سنتي، فمن ادعى ذلك فدعواه وبدعته في النار، ومن ادعى ذلك فاقتلوه، ومن اتبعه فإنهم في النار . أيها الناس أحيوا القصاص، وأحيوا الحق، ولا تفرقوا، وأسلموا وسلموا تسلموا، " كتب الله لأغلبن أنا ورسلي إن الله قوي عزيز " .


15. He said: Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali reported to me from his father, who reported from Sa’ad ibn Abdillah, from Ibrahim ibn Muhammad al-Thaqafi, from Muhammad ibn Marwan, from (Zaid ibn) Aban ibn Uthman from Abu Basir, who reported that: Abu Ja’far al-Baqir, peace be upon him, said: "When the Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, was nearing his death, Jibraeel descended, and said to the Prophet: "O messenger of Allah! Would you like to return to the world?" He said: "No, for I have already conveyed the message of my Lord." Again he asked: "O messenger of Allah, would you like to go back to the world?" He said: "No, but I would like to be with the Friend, Most High." Then the Prophet turned to the Muslims who had gathered around him and said: "O people, there surely is no Prophet after me, and there is no way, other than my way. And whoever claims to be so, his pretence and innovation is destined for hell-fire. And whosoever claims that, kill him, and his followers will enter hell. O people revive the law of retribution, and revive the truth, and do not be divided among yourselves. Submit (to Allah), incline fully to peace, and you will be saved. Allah has decreed: ’I and My messenger certainly prevail, Indeed Allah is Mighty, Potent. ’ (al-Mujadelah, 58:21)."