25. The knowledge

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عنه، عن أبيه، عن حماد بن عيسى، عن ربعي بن عبد الله، عن الفضيل بن يسار قال: سمعت أبا جعفر (ع) يقول: العلم علمان فعلم عند الله مخزون، لم يطلع عليه أحدا من خلقه، وعلم علمه ملائكته ورسله، فأما ما علم ملائكته ورسله فانه سيكون ولا يكذب نفسه ولا ملائكته ولا رسله، وعلم عنده مخزون يقدم فيه ما يشاء، ويؤخر ما يشاء. ويثبت ما يشاء.


1. From him, from his father, from Hamaad Bin Isa, from Rabi’e Bin Abdullah, from Al Fazeyl Bin Yasaar who said, ‘I heard Abu Ja’far (asws) saying: ‘The knowledge are two (types) So there is a Knowledge which is in the Presence of Allah (azwj), Treasured. He (azwj) does not Notify it to anyone from His (azwj) creatures. And a Knowledge which He (azwj) Taught to His (azwj) Angels, and His (azwj) Rasools (as). So as for what He (azwj) Taught His (azwj) Angels and His (azwj) Rasools (as), neither does He (azwj) Himself (saww) Deny it, not His (azwj) Angels, Nor His (azwj) Rasools (as). And the Knowledge which is Treasured with Him (azwj), He (azwj) Brings forward regarding it whatsoever He (azwj) so Desires to, and Delays whatever He (azwj) so Desires to, and Affirms whatever He (azwj) so Desires to’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن حماد، عن ربعي، عن فضيل قال: سمعت أبا جعفر (ع) يقول: من الامور أمور موقوفة عند الله، يقدم منها ما يشاء ويؤخر منها ما يشاء.


2. From him, from his father, from Hamaad, from Rabi’e, from Fazeyl who said, ‘I heard Abu Ja’far (asws) saying: ‘From the Commands are Commands which are Suspended in the Presence of Allah (azwj). He (azwj) Brings forwards Whatever He (azwj) so Desires to, and Delays whatever He (azwj) so Desires to’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن محمد بن أبي عمير، عن منصور بن حازم قال قلت لابي عبد الله (ع): أرايت ما كان وما هو كائن إلى يوم القيامة أليس كان في علم الله قبل أن يخلق السماوات والارض؟ - قال: نعم.


3. From him, from his father, from Muhammad Bin Abu Umeyr, from Mansour Bin Haazim who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (asws), ‘What do you (asws) think (about) what was and what will be happening up to the Day of Judgement. Was it not in the Knowledge of Allah (azwj) before He (azwj) even Created the skies and the earth?’ He (asws) said: ‘Yes (it was)’.




عنه، عن أبيه، عن إسماعيل بن ابراهيم ومحمد بن أبي عمير، عن عبد الله بن بكير، عن زرارة، عن حمران قال: سألت أبا جعفر (ع) عن قول الله عزوجل: " هل أتى على الانسان حين من الدهر لم يكن شيئا مذكورا " فقال: " كان شيئا ولم يكن مذكورا " قلت: فقوله: " أو لم ير الانسان أنا خلقناه من قبل ولم يك شيئا "؟ - قال: لم يكن شيئا في كتاب ولا علم.


4. From, from his father, from Ismail Bin Ibrahim and Muhammad Bin Abu Umeyr, from Abdullah Bin Bakeyr, from Zarara, from Hamran who said, ‘I asked Abu Ja’far (asws) about the Words of Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic [76:1] There surely came over the human being a period of time when he had not become a thing worthy of mention. So he (asws) said: ‘He was a thing and was not being mentioned’. I said, ‘So His (azwj) Words [19:67] Or does not the human being remember that We Created him before, when he was nothing?’ He (asws) said: ‘He was not a thing (mentioned) in the Book nor Knowledge’.