16. The reason due to which the follower (Al-Mamoum) should stand upon the right of the leader (Al-Imam), if the follower (Al-Mamoun) was one

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أخبرني علي بن حاتم قال: أخبرني القاسم بن محمد قالل: حدثنا حمدان ابن الحسين عن الحسين بن الوليد عن أحمد بن رباط، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: قلت له لاي علة إذا صلى اثنان صار التابع على يمين المتبوع؟ قال: لانه أمامه وطاعته للمتبوع وان الله تبارك وتعالى جعل أصحاب اليمين المطيعين فلهذه العلة يقوم على يمين الامام دون يساره.


1. Ali Bin Hatim informed me, from Al Qasim bin Muhammad, from Hamdan Ibn Al Husayn, from Al Husayn Bin Al Waleed, from Ahmad Bin Rabat, (The narrator says), ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (a.s.), ‘For which reason, when two (people) Pray, the follower comes to the right of the followed one?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Because he is his imam (leader), and obedience to him is for the follower, and that Allah (azwj) Blessed and High Made the companions of the right as the obedient ones. So this is the reason he stands upon the right of the Imam, rather than being on his left’.