26. Regarding the imams (asws), there happens to be with them (asws), the permissibles and the prohibitions during all of the situations, but they (asws) don’t answer

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حَدَّثَنَا بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِأَبِي الْحَسَنِ يَكُونُ الْإِمَامُ فِي حَالٍ يُسْأَلُ عَنِ الْحَلَالِ وَ الْحَرَامِ وَ الَّذِي يَحْتَاجُ النَّاسُ إِلَيْهِ فَلَا يَكُونُ عِنْدَهُ شَيْ‏ءٌ قَالَ لَا وَ لَكِنْ قَدْ يَكُونُ عِنْدَهُ وَ لَا يُجِيبُ‏.


1. It is narrated to us by this chain, said, ‘I said to Abu Al-Hassan (a.s.), ‘Can the Imam (a.s.) happen to be in such a state that he (a.s.) is asked about the Permissible(s) and the Prohibitions, and that which the people are needy to, and there does not happen to be anything with him (a.s.)?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘No, but it would happen to be with him (a.s.) and he (a.s.) may not answer’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْأَسَدِيِّ وَ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ قَالَ: أَتَاهُ رَجُلٌ مِنَ الْوَاقِفَةِ وَ أَخَذَ بِلِجَامِ دَابَّتِهِ ع وَ قَالَ إِنِّي أُرِيدُ أَنْ أَسْأَلَكَ فَقَالَ إِذاً لَا أُجِيبُكَ فَقَالَ وَ لِمَ لَا تُجِيبُنِي قَالَ لِأَنَّ ذَاكَ إِلَيَّ إِنْ شِئْتُ أُجِيبُكَ وَ إِنْ شِئْتُ لَمْ أُجِبْكَ‏.


2. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Muhammad Bin Suleyman Al Nowfaly, from Muhammad Bin Abdul Rahman Al Asady and Al Hassan Bin Salih who said, ‘A man from the Waqifites (who believe in 7 Imams (a.s.)) came to him (a.s.) and grabbed hold with the rein of his (a.s.) animal and said, ‘I want to ask you (a.s.)’. He (a.s.) said: ‘Then I (a.s.) shall not answer’. He said, ‘And why will you (a.s.) not answer me?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Because that is up to me (a.s.). If I (saww) so desire I (a.s.) answer, and if I (a.s.) so desire, I (a.s.) will not answer you’’.




أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ‏ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع عَنْ مَسْأَلَةٍ أَوْ سُئِلَ فَقَالَ إِذَا لَقِيتَ مُوسَى فَاسْأَلْهُ عَنْهَا قَالَ فَقُلْتُ أَوَ لَا تَعْلَمُهَا قَالَ بَلَى قُلْتُ فَأَخْبِرْنِي بِهَا قَالَ لَمْ يُؤْذَنْ لِي فِي ذَلِكَ‏.


3. Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Abu Abdullah Al Nowfaly, from Al Qasim, from Jabir who said, ‘I asked Abu Ja’far (a.s.) about questioning or asking. He (a.s.) said: ‘When you meet Musa (as), then ask him about it’. He (the narrator) said, ‘I said, ‘Or you (a.s.) do not know it?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Yes I (a.s.) do)’. I said, ‘Then inform me with it’. He (a.s.) said: ‘There is no Permission (of Allah (azwj)) for me (a.s.) regarding that’’.




عَبَّادُ بْنُ سُلَيْمَانَ عَنْ سَعْدِ بْنِ سَعْدٍ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ يَحْيَى قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِأَبِي الْحَسَنِ ع يَكُونُ الْإِمَامُ فِي حَالٍ يُسْأَلُ عَنِ الْحَلَالِ وَ الْحَرَامِ وَ الَّذِي يَحْتَاجُ النَّاسُ إِلَيْهِ فَلَا يَكُونُ عِنْدَهُ شَيْ‏ءٌ قَالَ لَا وَ لَكِنْ قَدْ يَكُونُ عِنْدَهُ وَ لَا يُجِيبُ.


4. Abbad Bin Suleyman, from Sa’ad Bin Sa’ad, from Safwan Bin Yahya who said, ‘I said to Abu Al-Hassan (a.s.), ‘Can the Imam (a.s.) happen to be in a state, he (a.s.) is asked about the Permissible or the Prohibition and that which the people are needy to, so there does not happen to be anything with him (a.s.)?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘No, but it would happen to be with him (a.s.), but he (a.s.) may not answer’’.




حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ حَكِيمٍ قَالَ: سَأَلْتُ أَبَا الْحَسَنِ ع عَنِ الْإِمَامِ هَلْ يُسْأَلُ عَنْ شَيْ‏ءٍ مِنَ الْحَلَالِ وَ الْحَرَامِ وَ الَّذِي يَحْتَاجُ إِلَيْهِ النَّاسُ وَ لَا يَكُونُ عِنْدَهُ فِيهِ شَيْ‏ءٌ قَالَ لَا وَ لَكِنْ يَكُونُ عِنْدَهُ وَ لَا يُجِيبُ ذَاكَ إِلَيْهِ إِنْ شَاءَ أَجَابَ وَ إِنْ شَاءَ لَمْ يُجِبْ‏.


5. It is narrated to us by Muhammad Bin Al Husayn, from Safwan, from Muhammad Bin Hakeem who said, ‘I asked Abu Al-Hassan (a.s.) about the Imam (a.s.), ‘Can he (a.s.) be asked about something from the Permissible and the Prohibitions and that which the people are needy to and there does not happen to be anything with him (a.s.) regarding it?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘No, but it (answer) will be with him (a.s.) and he (a.s.) may not answer. That is up to him (a.s.), if he (a.s.) so desires to he (a.s.) answers, and if he (a.s.) so desires he (a.s.) does not answer’’.