91. The reason due to which there is a need to the Prophet (saww) and the Imam (asws)

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حدثنا محمد بن إبراهيم بن اسحاق الطالقاني رضى الله عنه قال حدثنا عبد العزيز بن يحيى قال حدثنا المغيرة بن محمد قال حدثنا رجاء بن سلمة عن عمرو ابن شمر، عن جابر بن يزيد الجعفي، قال: قلت لابي جعفر محمد بن علي الباقر عليهما السلام لاي شئ يحتاج إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وآله والامام؟ فقال لبقاء العالم على صلاحه وذلك ان الله عزوجل يرفع العذاب عن أهل الارض إذا كان فيها نبي أو أمام قال الله عزوجل وما كان الله ليعذبهم وأنت فيهم وقال النبي صلى الله عليه وآله النجوم أمان لاهل السماء وأهل بيتي أمان لاهل الارض فإذا ذهبت النجوم اتى اهل السماء ما يكرهون وإذا ذهب اهل بيتي اتى أهل الارض ما يكرهون يعني باهل بيته الائمة الذين قرن الله عزوجل طاعتهم بطاعته فقال (يا أيها الذين آمنوا اطيعوا الله واطيعوا الرسول وأولى الامر منكم) وهم المعصومون المطهرون الذين لا يذنبون ولا يعصون وهم المؤيدون الموفقون المسددون بهم يرزق الله عباده وبهم تعمر بلاده وبهم ينزل القطر من السماء وبهم يخرج بركات الارض وبهم يمهل اهل المعاصي ولا يعجل عليهم بالعقوبة والعذاب لا يفارقهم روح القدس ولا يفارقونه ولا يفارقون القرآن ولا يفارقهم صلوات الله عليهم أجمعين.


1. Muhammad Bin Ibrahim Bin Is’haq Al Talaqany narrated to us, from Abdul Aziz Bin Yahya, from Al Mugheira Bin Muhammad, from Raja’a Bin Salma, from Amro Ibn Shimr, from Jabir Bin Yazeed Al Ju’fy who said, ‘I said to Abu Ja’far Bin Muhammad (a.s.) Bin Ali Al-Baqir (a.s.), ‘For which thing is there a need to the Prophet (saww) and the Imam (a.s.)?’ So he (a.s.) said: ‘For the remaining of the knowledgeable one for his correctness, and that is the (reason that) Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Raised the Punishment from the people of the earth if there was a Prophet (as) or an Imam (a.s.) in it. Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Said [8:33] But Allah was not going to Punish them whilst you were among them. And the Prophet (saww) said: ‘The stars are a security for the inhabitants of the sky, and the People (a.s.) of my (saww) Household are a security for the inhabitants of the earth. So if the stars were to go away, there would come to the inhabitants of the sky what they dislike, and if the People (a.s.) of my (saww) Household go away, there would come to the inhabitants of the earth what they dislike’ – meaning by the People (a.s.) of the Household, the Imams (a.s.), the obedience to whom Allah (azwj) has Paired as being obedience to Him (azwj), so He (azwj) Said [4:59] O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Rasool and those in authority from among you, and they (a.s.) are the Infallible, the Purified who are not committing any sins nor are they (a.s.) disobeying (Allah (azwj)), and they (a.s.) are the supporters, the conciliators, the Guides due to whom Allah (azwj) Sustains His (azwj) servants. It is due to them (a.s.) that His (azwj) Countries survive, and it is due to them (a.s.) that there are drops (of rain) from the sky, and it is due to them (a.s.) that the Blessings come out from the earth, and it is due to them (a.s.) that the Torment and the Punishment is delayed and is not hastened upon the people of the disobedience. Neither will the Holy Spirit separate from them nor would they (a.s.) separate from it. Neither will they (a.s.) separate from the Quran, nor would it separate from them (a.s.)’.