100. The reason due to which the Prophet (saww) did not ask his (saww) Lord (azwj) Mighty and Majestic for the lessening from his (saww) community, from fifty Prayers, until Musa (as) asked him (saww) to do so; and the reason due to which he (as) did not ask for the lessening them from the five Prayers

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حدثنا محمد بن محمد بن عصام رضى الله عنه قال حدثنا محمد بن يعقوب قال: حدثنا علي بن محمد بن سليمان عن اسماعيل بن إبراهيم عن جعفر بن محمد التميمي عن الحسين بن علوان عن عمرو بن خالد عن زيد بن علي عليه السلام قال: سألت أبى سيد العابدين " ع " فقلت له يا ابة اخبرني عن جدنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله لما عرج به إلى السماء وأمره ربه عز وجل بخمسين صلاة كيف لم يسأله التخفيف عن أمته حتى قال له موسى بن عمران ارجع إلى ربك فاسأل التخفيف فإن أمتك لا تطيق ذلك فقال يا بني ان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله كان لا يقترح على ربه عز وجل ولا يراجعه في شئ يأمره به فلما سأله موسى عليه السلام ذلك فكان شفيعا لامته إليه لم يجز له رد شفاعة اخيه موسى فرجع إلى ربه فسأله التخفيف إلى ان ردها إلى خمس صلوات قال: قلت له يا أبة فلم لا يرجع إلى ربه عز وجل ويسأله التخفيف عن خمس صلوات وقد سأله موسى " ع " ان يرجع إلى ربه ويسأله التخفيف؟ فقال له: يا بني اراد صلى الله عليه وآله ان يحصل لامته التخفيف مع أجر خمسين صلاة يقول الله عز وجل من جاء بالحسنة فله عشر أمثالها ألا ترى انه صلى الله عليه وآله لما هبط إلى الارض نزل عليه جبرئيل عليه السلام فقال يا محمد ان ربك يقرئك السلام ويقول انها خمس بخمسين ما يبدل القول لدى وما انا بظلام للعبيد قال: فقلت له يا أبة اليس الله تعالى ذكره لا يوصف بمكان قال تعالى الله عن ذلك علوا كبيرا قلت فما معنى قول موسى " ع " لرسول الله أرجع إلى ربك؟ فقال معناه: معنى قول إبراهيم عليه السلام انى ذاهب إلى ربى سيهدين ومعنى قول موسى وعجلت اليك رب لترضى ومعنى قوله عز وجل ففروا إلى الله يعني حجوا إلى بيت الله يا بني ان الكعبة بيت الله فمن حج بيت الله فقد قصد إلى الله والمساجد بيوت الله فمن سعى إليها فقد سعى إلى الله وقصد إليه والمصلى مادام في صلاته فهو واقف بين يدي الله جل جلاله وأهل موقف عرفات هم وقوف بين يدي الله عز وجل وان لله تعالى بقاعا في سماواته فمن عرج به إلى بقعة منها فقد عرج به إليه ألا تسمع الله عز وجل يقول تعرج الملائكة والروح إليه ويقول في قصة عيسى " ع " بل رفعه الله إليه ويقول عز وجل واليه يصعد الكلم الطيب والعمل الصالح يرفعه.


1. Muhammad Bin Muhammad Aasim narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Yaqoub, from Ali Bin Muhammad Bin Suleyman, from Ismail Bin Ibrahim, from Ja’far Bin Muhammad Al Tameemi, from Al Husayn Bin Alwaan, from Amro Bin Khalid, (It has been narrated) from Zayd son of Ali (asws) who said, ‘I asked my father (asws), the Chief of the Worshippers, so I said, ‘O father (asws)! Inform me about our grandfather Rasool-Allah (saww), when he (saww) was ascended with to the sky, and his (saww) Lord (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Commanded him (saww) with fifty Prayers, why did he (saww) not ask for the lessening from his (saww) community until Musa (as) Bin Imran (as) said to him (saww): ‘Return to your (saww) Lord (azwj), and ask Him (azwj) for the lessening, for your (saww) community would not be able to bear that’. So he (asws) said: ‘O my (asws) son! Rasool-Allah (saww) never used to suggest (anything) to his (saww) Lord (azwj) Mighty and Majestic, nor did he (saww) ever had it reviewed anything that he (saww) had been Commanded with. So when Musa (as) asked that, he (as) was an interceder for his (saww) community to him (saww). It was not permissible for him (saww) to turn down the intercession of his (saww) brother (as) Musa (as). Therefore, he (saww) returned to his (saww) Lord and asked for the lessening up to he (saww) got it down to five Prayers. I said to him (asws), ‘Why did he (saww) not return to his (saww) Lord (azwj) Mighty and Majestic and ask Him (azwj) for the lessening from five Prayers, although Musa (as) had asked him (saww) to return to his (saww) Lord (azwj) and ask Him (azwj) for the lessening?’ So he (asws) said: ‘O my (asws) son! He (saww) wanted to achieve for his (saww) community, the Recompense of fifty Prayers with the five Prayers. Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic is Saying [6:160] Whoever comes with a good deed, he shall have ten like it. Do you not see that when he (saww) descended to the earth, Jibraeel (as) descended unto him (saww), so he (as) said: ‘O Muhammad (saww)! Your (saww) Lord (azwj) Conveys the Greetings to you (saww), and is Saying: “It is five for the fifty. My (azwj) Words have not Changed, and I (azwj) am not the least unjust to the servants”. So I said to him (asws), ‘O father (asws)! Is it not that Allah (azwj) cannot to be Described with a place?’ He (asws) said: ‘Allah (azwj) is Higher than that, Exalted, Great’. I said, ‘So what is the Meaning of the words of Musa (as): ‘Return to your (saww) Lord (azwj)’?’ So he (asws) said: ‘The meaning of it is the meaning of the words of Ibrahim (as) [37:99] And he said: Surely I am going to my Lord; He will Guide me; and the meaning of the words of Musa (as) [20:84] and I hastened on to You, Lord, so that You would be Pleased; and the Meaning of the Words of the Mighty and Majestic [51:50] Therefore flee to Allah – Meaning go to Hajj of the House of Allah (azwj) (Kabah). O my (asws) son! The Kabah is the House of Allah (azwj), so the one who does the Hajj of the House of Allah (azwj), so he has headed towards Allah (azwj). And the Masajids are the Houses of Allah (azwj), so the one who runs towards these, so he has run to Allah (azwj) and headed towards Him (azwj). And the Praying one, for as long as he is in the Prayer, so he has paused in front of Allah (zwj), Mighty is His (azwj) Majesty. And the people paused at Arafat, they have paused in front of Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic. And Allah (azwj) the High has Locations in the skies, so the one who ascends to a location from it, so he has ascended to Him (azwj). Have you not hear Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Saying [70:4] To Him ascend the Angels and the Spirit; and He (azwj) is Saying regarding the story of Isa (as) [4:158] But! Allah Raised him up to Himself; and is Saying [35:10] To Him do ascend the good words; and the good deeds lift them up’.