288. Reason for the abhorrent industries (professions)

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حدثنا أبي رحمه الله قال: حدثنا أحمد بن ادريس عن أبي اسحاق الارجاني رفعه قال: قال أبو عبد الله (ع) أتدري لم امرتم بالاخذ بخلاف ما تقول العامة؟ فقلت: لا ندرى، فقال: ان عليا (ع) لم يكن يدين الله بدين الا خالف عليه الامة إلى غيره أرادة لابطال أمره وكانوا يسألون أمير المؤمنين (ع) عن الشئ الذي لا يعلمونه فإذا أفتاهم جعلوا له ضدا من عندهم ليلبسوا على الناس

1. My father narrated to us, from Ahmad Bin Idrees, from Abu Is’haq Al Arjany, raising it, said, ‘Abu Abdullah (asws) said: ‘Do you know why I (asws) ordered you all with the adoption of the opposite of what the general Muslims are saying?’ So I said, ‘I do not know’. So he (asws) said: ‘Never did Ali (asws) give the Religion of Allah (azwj) to them except that the general Muslims opposed him (asws) to the adoption of something else, intending to invalidate his (asws) rule. And they were asking Amir Al-Momineen (asws) about the things which they were not knowing of, so whenever he (asws) issued a Verdict, they went on to issue one against it from their own selves, and clothed it upon the people’.

حدثنا جعفر بن علي عن علي بن عبد الله عن معاذ قال: قلت لابي عبد الله (ع) اني اجلس في المجلس فيأتيني الرجل فإذا عرفت انه يخالفكم اخبرته بقول غيركم، وان كان ممن يقول بقولكم فان كان ممن لا ادري اخبرته بقولكم قول غيركم فيختار لنفسه، قال: رحمك الله هكذا فاصنع.

2. Ja’far Bin Ali narrated to us, from Ali Bin Abdullah, from Ma’az who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (asws), ‘I sit in the gather, so the men come to me. So when I recognise that he is your (asws) adversary, I inform him of the words of others, and if he was from the ones who are speaking with your (asws) words (so I inform him of your (asws) words), and if he was from the ones who does not know, I inform him with your (asws) words (and) the words of others, so he can choose for himself’. He (asws) said : ‘May Allah (azwj) have Mercy on you! It is like this, so do it’.

حدثنا أبي رحمه الله قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله عن عمرو بن أبي المقدام عن علي بن الحسين عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: إذا كنتم في أئمة الجور فامضوا في أحكامهم، ولا تشهروا أنفسكم فتقتلوا، وان تعاملتم باحكامهم كان خيرا لكم.

3. My father narrated to us, from Sa’ad Bin Abdullah, from Amro Bin Abu Al Maqdam, from Ali Bin Al Husayn, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘Whenever you all are among the unfair imams, so drink in their judgements, and do not publicise yourselves, for you would be killed, and if you have to deal in accordance with their orders, so it would be better for you’.

حدثنا علي بن أحمد عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله، عن علي بن اسباط قال قلت له - يعني الرضا (ع) - حدث الامر من أمري لا اجد بدا من معرفته، وليس في البلد الذي انا فيه احد استفته من مواليك، قال: فقال ايت فقيه البلد، فإذا كان ذلك فاستفيه في أمرك، فإذا افتاك بشئ فخذ بخلافه فان الحق فيه.

4. Ali Bin Ahmad narrated to us, from Ahmad Bin Abu Abdullah, from Ali Bin Asbaat who said, ‘I said to him (asws) meaning Al-Reza (asws) The new matter occurs, from my matters which is a must that I find one who understands it, and there is no one from the ones who are in your (asws) Wilayah in the city which I am in, whom I can ask the verdict for it’. He (asws) said: ‘If it was like that, go over to the jurist of the city, so he would issue a verdict with regards to your matter. So when he issues a verdict with anything, so take to the opposite of it, for the Truth will be therein’.