152. The reason due to which it was said with the pausing over Musa Bin Ja’far (asws)

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وبهذا الاسناد عن محمد بن جمهور عن احمد بن حماد قال: احد القوم عثمان بن عيسى وكان يكون بمصر وكان عنده مال كثير وستة جواري قال: فبعث إليه أبو الحسن الرضا عليه السلام فيهن وفي المال، قال: فكتب إليه ان أباك لم يمت قال فكتب إليه أن أبى قد مات وقد اقتسمنا ميراثه وقد صحت الاخبار بموته واحتج عليه فيه قال فكتب إليه ان لم يكن ابوك مات فليس لك من ذلك شئ وان كان قد مات على ما تحكي فلم يأمرنى بدفع شئ اليك وقد اعتقت الجوارى وتزوجتهن.

1. And by this chain, from Muhammad Bin Jamhour, from Ahmad Bin Hamaad who said, ‘One of the people, was Usman Bin Isa, and he was situated at Egypt, and with him was a lot of wealth and six maids (which belonged to the 7 (th) Imam (a.s.)). So Abu Al-Hassan Al-Ridha (a.s.) sent a message to him regarding them and the wealth. So he wrote back, ‘You (a.s.) father (a.s.) has not died’. So he (a.s.) wrote back: ‘My (a.s.) father (a.s.) has indeed passed away, and we have distributed his (a.s.) inheritance, and the news of his (a.s.) passing away is correct’, and argued against him with regards to it. He (the narrator) said, ‘So he wrote back to him (a.s.) that, ‘If your (a.s.) father (a.s.) had not died, so there is nothing for you (a.s.) from that, and if he (a.s.) had indeed died, as you (a.s.) are telling me, so he (a.s.) did not order me to hand over anything to you (a.s.), and I have freed the maids and got them married already’.