81. The reason due to which it is not allowed for the man to say to his child, ‘This one neither resembles me not does it resemble my forefathers’.

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أبى رحمه الله قال: حدثنا احمد بن إدريس، عن محمد بن الحسين بن أبى الخطاب، عن جعفر بن بشير، عن رجل، عن أبى عبد الله " ع " قال: ان الله تبارك وتعالى إذا أراد أن يخلق خلقا جمع كل صورة بينه وبين أبيه إلى آدم ثم خلقه على صورة أحدهم فلا يقولن أحد هذا لا يشبهني، ولا يشبه شيئا من آبائى.


1. My father said, ‘Ahmad Bin Idrees narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Al Husayn Bin Abu Al Khatab, from Ja’far Bin Bashir, from a man, Abu Abdullah (a.s.) has said: ‘Allah (azwj) Blessed and High, whenever He (azwj) Intends to Create a creature (human being), Gathers every face which was in between him and his forefathers up to Adam (as), then Creates him upon the image of one of them. Therefore, one of you should not be saying that ‘This one neither resembles me nor does he resemble anything from my forefathers’.