57. The reason due to which Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Exchanged the Punishment from the people of Yunus (as) and it was hovering above them, and the Punishment was never Exchanged from a community other than theirs

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حدثنا علي بن احمد بن محمد رضى الله عنه، قال حدثنا محمد بن أبي عبد الله الكوفي، عن موسى بن عمران النخعي، عن عمه الحسين بن يزيد النوفلي عن على بن سالم عن أبيه، عن أبى بصير، قال قلت لابي عبد الله " ع ": لاي علة صرف الله عزوجل العذاب عن قوم يونس وقد أظلهم ولم يفعل كذلك بغيرهم من الامم فقال: الانه كان في علم الله عز وجل انه سيصرفه عنهم لتوبتهم وأنما ترك أخبار يونس بذلك لانه عزوجل أراد أن يفرغه لعبادته في بطن الحوت، فيستوجب بذلك ثوابه وكرامته.


1. Ali Bin Ahmad Bin Muhammad narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Abu Abdullah Al Kufy, from Musa Bin Imran Al Nakhai’e, from his uncle Al Husayn Bin Yazeed Al Nowfaly, from Ali Bin Saalim, from his father, from Abu Baseer who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (asws), ‘For which reason did Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Exchange the Punishment from the people of Yunus (as), and it had hovered over them, and that was never done with other than them from the communities?’ So Imam (asws) said: ‘Because it was in the Knowledge of Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic that it would be Exchanged from them due to their repentance. But rather, left alone Yunus (as) to give the news of that, because the Mighty and Majestic Wanted that he (as) should devote himself (as) to His (azwj) worship in the belly of the whale, so that it would Obligate by that his (as) Rewards and his (as) prestige’.




حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن احمد بن الوليد رضى الله عنه، قال حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن محمد بن الحسين بن أبى الخطاب، عن الحسن بن على ابن فضال، عن أبى المغراء حميد بن المثنى العجلى، عن سماعة انه سمعه " ع ": وهو يقول مارد الله العذاب عن قوم أظلهم إلا قوم يونس، فقلت: اكان قد اظلهم فقال: نعم حتى نالوه باكفهم قلت: فكيف كان ذلك؟ قال: كان في العلم المثبت عند الله عزوجل الذي لم يطلع عليه احد انه سيصرفه عنهم.


2. Muhammad Bin Al Hassan Bin Ahmad Bin Al Waleed narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Al Hassan Al Saffar, from Muhammad Bin Al Husayn Bin Abu Al Khatab, from Al Hassan Bin Ali Ibn Fazal, from Abu Al Maghra Hameed Bin Al Masny Al Ajaly, from Sama’at, (The narrator says that he had) heard him (asws) (the Imam (asws)) and he (asws) was saying: ‘The Punishment was not Turned back from the people it have hovered over, except for the people of Yunus (as)’. So I asked, ‘Was it hovering above them?’ So he (asws) said: ‘Yes, to the extent that they could have grabbed it with their hands’. I said, ‘So how was that?’ He (asws) said: ‘It was in the Affirmed Knowledge of Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic of which He (azwj) did not Notify anyone that He (azwj) would be Exchanging it from them’.