4. We do not say except that which our Lord, Most High, has said

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4 - قال: أخبرني أبو حفص عمر بن محمد الصيرفي قال: حدثنا محمد بن همام الإسكافي قال: حدثنا أحمد بن إدريس قال: حدثنا أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى الأشعري، عن علي بن النعمان، عن فضيل بن عثمان ، عن محمد بن شريح قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام يقول: إن الله فرض ولايتنا، و أوجب مودتنا. والله ما نقول بأهوائنا، ولا نعمل بآرائنا، ولا نقول إلا ما قال ربنا عز وجل.


4. He said: Abu Hafs Umar ibn Muhammad al-Sayrafi reported to me from Muhammad ibn Hammam al-Askafi who reported from Ahmad ibn Idrees, who reported from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa al-Asha’ri, from ‘Ali ibn No-man, from Fudhail ibn Uthman, from Muhammad ibn Shurayh who said: I heard Abu Abdillah Ja’far ibn Muhammad, peace be upon him, say: "Surely, Allah has enforced our authority, and made it obligatory upon people to love us. By Allah, we do not say anything out of caprice or our desire, and we do not act according to our views. We do not say except that which our Lord, Most High, has said."