12. The Evidence from the Book of Allah (azwj)

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عنه، عن علي بن حكم، عن أبان بن عثمان، عن عبد الله بن أبي يعفور قال علي: وحدثني الحسين بن أبي العلاء أنه حضر ابن أبي يعفور في هذا المجلس قال: سألت أبا عبد الله (ع) عن اختلاف الحديث يرويه من يثق به وفيهم من لا يثق به؟ - فقال: إذا ورد عليكم حديث فوجدتموه له شاهد من كتاب الله أو من قول رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وإلا فالذي جاءكم به أولى به


1. From him, from Ali Bin Al hakam, from Abaan Bin Usman, from Abdullah Bin Abu Yafour, from Al Husayn Bin Abu Al a’ala who was present with Abu Yafour in this gathering, said, ‘I asked Abu Abdullah (asws) about the differing in the Hadeeth, shall I report it from the one whom I trust it with, and among them were ones whom I do not trust with it?’ So he (asws) said: ‘When a Hadeeth is reported to you, and you find evidence for it from the Book of Allah (azwj), or from the words of Rasool-Allah (saww), so that which has come to you is the higher one (True Hadeeth)’.