141. The reason due to which Amir Al Momineen (asws) was dealing with the favours and the restraint and Al Qaim (asws) would be dealing with the unleashed hand and the captivating (taking prisoners)

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أبى رحمه الله قال حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله قال حدثنا احمد بن محمد بن عيسى عن الحسن بن علي بن فضال عن ثعلبة بن ميمون عن الحسن بن هارون قال كنت عند ابى عبد الله " ع " جالسا فسأله المعلى بن خنيس أيسير القائم بخلاف سيرة أمير المؤمنين فقال نعم وذلك ان عليا " ع " سار فيهم بالمن والكف لانه علم ان شيعته سيظهر عليهم عدوهم من بعده وان القائم " ع " إذا قام سار فيهم بالبسط والسبي وذلك انه يعلم ان شيعته لن يظهر عليهم من بعده ابدا.


1. My father said, ‘Sa’ad Bin Abdullah narrated to us, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Isa, from Al Hassan Bin Ali Bin Fazaal, from Sa’alba Bin Maymoun, from Al Hassan Bin Haroun who said, ‘I was seated in the presence of Abu Abdullah (asws), so Moala Bin Khunays asked him (asws), ‘Would Al-Qaim (asws) be dealing in a way differently to Amir Al-Momineen (asws)?’ So he (asws) said: ‘Yes’, and that is Ali (asws) dealt among them with the favours and the restraint, because he (asws) knew that his (asws) Shias would be overcome by their enemies from after him (asws), and that Al-Qaim (asws), when he (asws) arises, would deal with them with the unleashed hand and the taking of prisoners, and that is because he (asws) would know that his (asws) Shias would not be overcome (by their enemies) from after him (asws), ever’.