20. What the people do not have the leeway for being ignorant of

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عنه، عن القاسم بن محمد، عن سليمان بن داود المنقرى، عن سفيان بن عينية قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله (ع) يقول: وجدت علوم الناس كلهم في أربعة، أولها أن تعرف ربك، والثاني أن تعرف ما صنع بك، والثالث أن تعرف ما أراد منك، والرابعة أن تعرف ما يخرجك من دينك.


1. From him, from Al Qasim Bin Muhammad, from Suleyman Bin Dawood Al manqary, from Sufyan Bin Ayayna who said, ‘I heard Abu Abdullah (asws) saying: ‘The knowledge of all of the people are in four the first of it is that you should recognise your Lord (azwj); and the second is that you should recognise what is being done with you; and the third is that you should recognise what is being intended from you; and the fourth is that you should recognise what makes you exit from your Religion’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن هشام بن سالم، عن زرارة وابن مسلم، عن أبي - عبد الله (ع) قال: ما بعث الله نبيا قط حتى يأخذ عليه ثلاثا، الاقرار لله بالعبودية، وخلع الانداد، وأن الله يمحو ما يشاء ويثبت ما يشاء.


2. From him, from his father, from Ibn Abu Umeyr, from Hisham Bin Saalim, from Zarara And Ibn Muslim, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘Allah (azwj) did not Send a Prophet (as) at all until He (azwj) Took three (Covenants) with him (as) The acceptance for Allah (azwj) for the worship, and uprooting the rivals (set up as gods). And Allah (azwj) Deletes whatever He (azwj) so Desires to, and Affirms whatever He (azwj) so Desires to’.




عنه، عن بعض أصحابنا، عن محمد بن الكوفي أخى يحيى قال: سمعت مرازم بن حكيم يقول: سمعت أبا عبد الله (عليه السلام) يقول: ما تنبأ نبي قط حتى يقر بخمسة، بالبداء، والمشية، والسجود، والعبودية، والطاعة.


3. From him, from one of our companions, from Muhammad Bin Al Kufy, brother of Yahya who said, ‘I heard Marazim Bin Hakeem saying, ‘I heard Abu Abdullah (asws) saying: ‘A Prophet (as) was not entitled with Prophet-hood at all until he (as) accepted five The change (in Allah (azwj)’s Will), and the Decision (of Allah (azwj), and the prostrations, and the worship, and the obedience’.