98. The reason due to which a son did not remain for Rasool-Allah (saww)

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أخبرنا علي بن حاتم القزويني فيما كتب إلى قال: اخبرنا القاسم بن محمد قال حدثنا حمدان بن الحسين عن الحسين بن الوليد عن عبد الله بن حماد عن عبد الله ابن سنان عن ابى عبد الله " ع " قال: قلت له لاي علة لم يبق لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله ولد قال لان الله عز وجل خلق محمدا صلى الله عليه وآله نبينا وعليا عليه السلام وصيا فلو كان لرسول الله ولد من بعده لكان أولى برسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله من امير المؤمنين فكانت لا تثبت وصية امير المؤمنين عليه السلام.


1. Ali Bin Haatim Al Qazwiny informed us with regards to what was written to him, from Al Qasim Bin Muhammad, from Hamdan Bin Al Husayn, from Al Husayn Bin Al Waleed, from Abdullah Bin Hamaad, from Abdullah Ibn Sinan, (The narrator says) ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (a.s.), ‘Why did there not remain a son for Rasool-Allah (saww)?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Because Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Created Muhammad (saww) as our Prophet (saww), and Ali (a.s.) as a successor (a.s.). So if there was a son for Rasool-Allah (saww) from after him (saww), he would have been closer with Rasool-Allah (saww) than Amir Al-Momineen (a.s.), so the successorship of Amir Al-Momineen (a.s.) would not have been affirmed’.