58. The reason due to which Ismail Bin Hizkeel (as) was named as ‘The Truthful of the promise’.

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حدثنا أبى رضى الله عنه، قال حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن يعقوب ابن يزيد، عن علي بن احمد بن اشيم، عن سليمان الجعفري، عن أبى الحسن الرضا عليه السلام: قال اتدري لم سمى اسماعيل صادق؟ قال قلت: لا ادري قال: وعد رجل فجلس له حولا ينتظره.

1. My father narrated to me, from Sa’d Bin Abdullah, from Yaqoub Inb Yazeed, from Ali Bin Ahmad Bin Ashem, from Suleyman Al Ja’fary, Abu Al-Hassan Al Reza (asws) having said: ‘Do you know why Ismail (as) was named as ‘صادق’ ‘the truthful’?’ I said, ‘I do not know’. He (asws) said: ‘He (as) had promised a man, so he sat waiting for him for a year’.

حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن احمد بن الوليد رضى الله قال. قال حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن يعقوب بن يزيد، عن محمد بن أبى عميرومحمد بن سنان، عمن ذكره عن أبى عبد الله " ع " قال: ان اسماعيل الذي قال الله عزوجل في كتابه: واذكر في الكتاب اسماعيل انه كان صادق الوعد وكان رسولا نبيا لم يكن اسماعيل بن إبراهيم، بل كان نبيا من الانبياء بعثه الله عزوجل إلى قومه فأخذوه فسلخوا فروة رأسه ووجهه فاتاه ملك، فقال: ان الله عزوجل جلاله بعثني اليك فمرنى بما شئت، فقال: لي أسوة بما يصنع بالحسين " ع ".

2. Muhammad Bin Al Hassan Bin Ahmad Bin Al Waleed narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Al Hassan Al Saffar, from Yaqoub Bin Yazeed, from Muhammad Bin Abu Umeyr and Muhammad Bin Sinan, from the one who mentioned it, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘The Ismail (as) whom Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Speaks of in His (azwj) Book [19:54] And mention Ismail in the Book; he was truthful in (his) promise, and he was a Rasool, a Prophet – was not Ismail Bin Ibrahim (as), but he (as) was a Prophet (as) from the Prophets (as) whom Allah (azwj) had Sent to his (as) people. So, they seized him (as) and scraped the skin off his (as) head and face. So an Angel came over to him (as) and said: ‘Allah (azwj) Mighty is His (azwj) Majesty, Sent me to you (as), therefore order me with whatever you so desire to’. So he (as) said: ‘For me (as) is an example with what has been done, with Al-Husayn (asws)’.

حدثنا أبي رضى الله عنه، قال حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن يعقوب ابن يزيد، عن محمد بن سنان، عن عمار بن مروان، عن سماعة، عن أبي بصير عن أبى عبد الله " ع ": ان اسماعيل كان رسولا نبيا، سلط عليه قومه، فقشروا جلدة وجهه وفروة رأسه فاتاه رسول من رب العالمين، فقال له ربك يقرئك السلام ويقول: قد رأيت ما صنع بك وقد أمرنى بطاعتك فمرنى بما شئت فقال يكون لي بالحسين بن علي " ع " أسوة.

3. My father narrated to us, from Sa’d Bin Abdullah, from Yaqoub Ibn Yazeed, from Muhammad Bin Sinan, from Amaar Bin Marwan, from Sama’at, from Abu Baseer, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘Ismail (as) was a Rasool (as), a Prophet (as). His (as) people overcame him (as). So they scraped off his (as) skin off his (as) face, and scalped his (as) head. So a Messenger from the Lord (azwj) of the Worlds came to him (as) and said to him (as): ‘Your (as) Lord (azwj) Conveys His (azwj) Greetings to you (as) and is Saying: “I (azwj) have Seen what has happened with you (as)”, and He (azwj) has Commanded me to obey you (as). Therefore, order me with whatever you so desire’. So he (as) said: ‘There happens to be for me (as), an example, with Al-Husayn (asws) Ibn Ali (asws)’.

حدثنا أبى رضى الله عنه، قال حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد ابن احمد بن يحيى بن عمران الاشعري، عن محمد بن الحسين، عن موسى بن سعدان عن عبد الله بن القاسم، عن عبد الله بن سنان، قال سمعت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام يقول: ان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وعد رجلا إلى صخرة فقال أنى لك هيهنا حتى تأتى قال فاشتدت الشمس عليه فقال أصحابه: يارسول الله لو انك تحولت إلى الظل قال قد وعدته إلى هيهنا وان لم يجئ كان منه المحشر.

4. My father narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Yahya Al Ataar, from Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Bin Yahya Bin Imran Al Ashary, from Muhammad Bin Al Husayn, from Musa Bin Sa’adan, from Abdullah Bin Al Qasim, from Abdullah Bin Sinan who said, ‘I heard Abu Abdullah (asws) saying: ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) promised a man to (be at a) rock, so he (saww) said: ‘I (saww) will be (waiting) for you over here until you come’. He (asws) said: ‘The sun intensified unto him (saww), so his (saww) companions said, ‘O Rasool-Allah (saww)! You (saww) should move over to the shade’. He (saww) said: ‘I (saww) promised him to be over here, and if he does not come, the break of promised would be from him’.