25. The reason due to which there came to be among the people, the Blacks, and the Turks, and Al-Saqaliba, and Gog and Magog

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حدثنا علي بن أحمد بن محمد رضى الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن أبي عبد الله الكوفي قال: حدثنا سهل بن زياد الآدمي قال: حدثنا عبد العظيم بن عبد الله الحسني قال: سمعت علي بن محمد العسكري عليه السلام يقول: عاش نوح عليه السلام الفين وخمسمائة سنة، وكان يوما في السفينة نائما، فهبت ريح فكشفت عن عورته فضحك حام ويافث، فزجرهما سام عليه السلام ونهاهما عن الضحك، وكان كلما غطى سام شيئا تكشفه الريح كشفه حام ويافث فانتبه نوح عليه السلام فرآهم وهم يضحكون فقال ماهذا؟ فاخبره سام بما كان، فرفع نوح عليه السلام يده إلى السماء يدعو ويقول: اللهم غير، ماء صلب حام، حتى لا يولد له إلا السودان، اللهم غير ماء صلب يافث فغير الله ماء صلبهما، فجميع السودان حيث كانوا من حام، وجميع الترك والسقالبة ويأجوج ومأجوج والصين من يافث حيث كانوا، وجميع البيض سواهم من سام، وقال نوح " ع " لحام ويافث: جعل الله ذريتكما خولا لذرية سام إلى يوم القيامة، لانه بر بى وعققتمانى، فلا زالت سمة عقوقكما لي في ذريتكما ظاهرة وسمة البر بى في ذرية سام ظاهرة ما بقيت الدنيا.


1. Ali Bin Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Muhammad Bin Abu Abdullah Al Kufy, from Sahl Bin Ziyad Al Admy, from Abdul Azeem Bin Abdullah Al Hasany who said, ‘I heard Ali (asws) Bin Muhammad Al-Askary (asws) saying: ‘Noah (as) lived for two thousand five hundred years. One day he (as) asleep in the ship, so a wind descended and uncovered his (as) honour. So Haam and Yaafas laughed, and Saam (as) rebuked them and forbid them from the laughing. And every time Saam (as) covered something which the wind uncovered, Haam and Yafas would uncover it. So Noah (as) paid attention to it and saw them, and they were laughing. So he (as) said: ‘What is this?’ So, Saam (as) informed him (as) of what had happened. So Noah (as) raised his (as) hands to the sky and supplicated and was saying: ‘O Allah (azwj)! Change the water (seed) of Haam until he does not beget except for the black. O Allah (azwj)! Change the water (seed) of Yafas!’ So Allah (azwj) Changed the water of their ribs. Therefore, all the black (people), wherever they may be, are from Haam, and all of the Turks and Al-Saqaliba, and Gog, and Magod, and the Chinese, are from Yafas wherever they may be, and all the white, besides them, are from Saam (as). And Noah (as) said to Haam and Yafas: ‘Allah (azwj) has Made the offspring of the both of you as followers to the offspring of Saam (as) up to the Day of Judgement, because he (as) was righteous with me (as) and your (both) being disobedient to me. So the traits of disobedience of the both of you would not cease to be in the offspring of you both, in the apparent, nor would the traits of righteousness cease to be in the offspring of Saam (as), in the apparent, for as long as the world remains’.