6. What the people have been commanded with seeking the knowledge from its extractors, and its extractors are progeny (asws) of muhammad (saww)

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حَدَّثَنِي السِّنْدِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَبَانِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ سُلَيْمَانَ قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع وَ عِنْدَهُ رَجُلٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْبَصْرَةِ يُقَالُ لَهُ عُثْمَانُ الْأَعْمَى وَ هُوَ يَقُولُ إِنَّ الْحَسَنَ الْبَصْرِيَّ يَزْعُمُ أَنَّ الَّذِينَ يَكْتُمُونَ الْعِلْمَ يُؤْذِي رِيحُ بُطُونِهِمْ أَهْلَ النَّارِ فَقَالَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ ع فَهَلَكَ إِذاً مُؤْمِنُ آلِ فِرْعَوْنَ وَ مَا زَالَ الْعِلْمُ مَكْتُوماً مُنْذُ بَعَثَ اللَّهُ نُوحاً ع فَلْيَذْهَبِ الْحَسَنُ يَمِيناً وَ شِمَالًا فَوَ اللَّهِ مَا يُوجَدُ الْعِلْمُ إِلَّا هَاهُنَا.


1. It is narrated to me by Al-Sindy Bin Muhammad, from Aban Bin usman, from Abdullah Suleyman who said, ‘I heard Abu Ja’far (a.s.) and there was a man from the people of Al-Basra with him (a.s.) called ‘Usman the blind’, and he was saying, ‘Al-Hassan Al-Basry alleges that the ones who conceal the knowledge, the stench from their bellies would even harm the inhabitants of the Fire’. Abu Ja’far (a.s.) said: ‘Then the believer of the people of Pharaoh (la) is destroyed! And the knowledge has never ceased to be concealed since Allah (azwj) Sent Noah (as). Let Al-Hassan go right and left, for by Allah (azwj), he will not find the knowledge except over here’’.




حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنِ النَّضْرِ بْنِ سُوَيْدٍ عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ الْحَلَبِيِّ عَنْ مُعَلَّى بْنِ أَبِي عُثْمَانَ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: قَالَ لِي إِنَّ الْحَكَمَ بْنَ عُتَيْبَةَ مِمَّنْ قَالَ اللَّهُ‏ وَ مِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَقُولُ آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَ بِالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَ ما هُمْ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ‏ فَلْيُشَرِّقِ الْحَكَمُ وَ لْيُغَرِّبْ أَمَا وَ اللَّهِ لَا يُصِيبُ الْعِلْمَ إِلَّا مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتٍ نَزَلَ عَلَيْهِمْ جَبْرَئِيلُ ع.


2. It is narrated to me by Abu Ja’far Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Al Hassan Bin Saeed, from Al Nazar Bin Suweyd, from Yahya Bin Al Halby, from Mu‘alla Bin Abu Usman, from Abu Baseer, ‘From Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said to me: ‘Al-Hakam Bin Uteyba is from the ones Allah (azwj) Said: And from the people there are ones who are saying: We believe in Allah and in the Last Day; and they are not at all Believers [2:8]. So, let Al-Hakam go to the east and to the west, but by Allah (azwj), he will not achieve the knowledge except from People (a.s.) of the Household, Jibraeel (as) descended unto them (a.s.)’’.




حَدَّثَنِي السِّنْدِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ بَشِيرٍ عَنْ أَبَانِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ قَالَ: سَأَلْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع عَنْ شَهَادَةِ وَلَدِ الزِّنَاءِ تَجُوزُ قَالَ لَا فَقُلْتُ إِنَّ الْحَكَمَ بْنَ عُتَيْبَةَ يَزْعُمُ أَنَّهَا تَجُوزُ فَقَالَ اللَّهُمَّ لَا تَغْفِرْ لَهُ ذَنْبَهُ مَا قَالَ اللَّهُ لِلْحَكَمِ‏ إِنَّهُ لَذِكْرٌ لَكَ وَ لِقَوْمِكَ وَ سَوْفَ تُسْئَلُونَ‏ فَلْيَذْهَبِ الْحَكَمُ يَمِيناً وَ شِمَالًا فَوَ اللَّهِ لَا يُوجَدُ الْعِلْمُ إِلَّا مِنْ‏ أَهْلِ بَيْتٍ نَزَلَ عَلَيْهِمْ جَبْرَئِيلُ.


3. It is narrated to me by Al Sindy Bin Muhammad, and Muhammad Bin Al Husayn, from Ja’far Bin Bashir, from Aban Bin Usman, from Abu Baseer who said, ‘I asked Abu Ja’far (a.s.) about the testimony of a child of adultery (bastard), ‘Is it allowed?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘No’. I said, ‘Al-Hakam Bin Uteyba claims that it is allowed’. He (a.s.) said: ‘O Allah (azwj)! Do not Forgive his sins for him. What did Allah (azwj) Say for Al-Hakam: And it is a Zikr for you and for your people, and soon you shall be Questioned [43:44]. So, let Al-Hakam go right and left. By Allah (azwj)! He will not find the knowledge except from People (a.s.) of a Household, Jibraeel (as) descended unto them (a.s.)’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ أَبِي إِسْحَاقَ ثَعْلَبَةَ عَنْ أَبِي مَرْيَمَ قَالَ: قَالَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ ع لِسَلَمَةَ بْنِ كُهَيْلٍ وَ الْحَكَمِ بْنِ عُتَيْبَةَ شَرِّقَا وَ غَرِّبَا لَنْ تَجِدَا عِلْماً صَحِيحاً إِلَّا شَيْئاً يَخْرُجُ مِنْ عِنْدِنَا أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ.


4. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Al Husayn Bin Ali, from Abu Is’haq Sa’alba, from Abu Maryam who said, ‘Abu Ja’far (a.s.) said to Salama Bin Koheyl and Al-Hakam Bin Uteyba: ‘Whether both of you (go) east and west, you will not find correct knowledge except something emerging from us (a.s.), People (a.s.) of the Household’’.




حَدَّثَنَا الْفَضْلُ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ عَنْ عِمَادِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ خَالِدٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع يَقُولُ‏ وَ سَأَلَهُ رَجُلٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْبَصْرَةِ فَقَالَ إِنَّ عُثْمَانَ الْأَعْمَى يَرْوِي عَنْ الْحَسَنِ أَنْ الَّذِينَ يَكْتُمُونَ الْعِلْمَ تُؤْذِي رِيحُ بُطُونِهِمْ أَهْلَ النَّارِ قَالَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ ع فَهَلَكَ إِذاً مُؤْمِنُ آلِ فِرْعَوْنَ كَذَبُوا إِنَّ ذَلِكَ مِنْ فُرُوجِ الزُّنَاةِ وَ مَا زَالَ الْعِلْمُ مَكْتُوماً قَبْلَ قَتْلِ ابْنِ آدَمَ فَلْيَذْهَبِ الْحَسَنُ يَمِيناً وَ شِمَالًا لَا يُوجَدُ الْعِلْمُ إِلَّا عِنْدَ أَهْلِ الْعِلْمِ‏ الَّذِينَ نَزَلَ عَلَيْهِمْ جَبْرَئِيلُ.


5. It is narrated to us by Al Fazl, from Musa Bin Al Qasim, from Imad Bin Isa, from Suleyman Bin Khalid who said, ‘I heard Abu Ja’far (a.s.) saying, and a man from the people of Al-Basra had asked him (a.s.) saying, ‘Usman the blind is reporting from Al-Hassan (Al-Basry) that those who are concealing the knowledge, the stench of their bellies would hurt (even) the inhabitants of the Fire’’. Abu Ja’far (a.s.) said: ‘Then the believer of the People of Pharaoh (la) is destroyed. They are lying. That (stench) is from the private parts of the adulteresses, and the knowledge has not ceased to be concealed after the son of Adam (as) was killed. So, let Al-Hassan go right and left, he will not find the knowledge except with People (a.s.) of the knowledge, those Jibraeel (as) descended upon’’.




حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عِيسَى عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ الْحَلَبِيِّ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: قَالَ رَجُلٌ وَ أَنَا عِنْدَهُ إِنَّ الْحَسَنَ الْبَصْرِيَّ يَرْوِي أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ص قَالَ مَنْ كَتَمَ عِلْماً جَاءَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ مُلْجَماً بِلِجَامٍ مِنَ النَّارِ قَالَ كَذَبَ وَيْحَهُ فَأَيْنَ قَوْلُ اللَّهِ‏ قالَ رَجُلٌ مُؤْمِنٌ مِنْ آلِ فِرْعَوْنَ يَكْتُمُ إِيمانَهُ أَ تَقْتُلُونَ رَجُلًا أَنْ يَقُولَ رَبِّيَ اللَّهُ‏ ثُمَّ مَدَّ بِهَا أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ ع صَوْتَهُ فَقَالَ لِيَذْهَبُوا حَيْثُ شَاءُوا أَمَا وَ اللَّهِ لَا يَجِدُونَ الْعِلْمَ إِلَّا هَاهُنَا ثُمَّ سَكَتَ سَاعَةً ثُمَّ قَالَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ ع عِنْدَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ.


6. It is narrated to us by Muhammad Bin Isa, from Al Hassan Bin Ali Bin Fazzal, from Al Husayn Bin Usman, from Yahya Bin Al Halby, from his father, ‘From Abu Ja’far (a.s.) having said: ‘A man said, and I was with him (a.s.), ‘Al-Hassan Al-Basry is reporting that Rasool-Allah (saww) said: ‘One who conceals knowledge would come on the Day of Qiyamah reined with reins of fire’’. He (a.s.) said: ‘He lied, woe be unto him! So where are the Words of Allah (azwj): And a Momin man from the people of Pharaoh who had concealed his Eman said, ‘Will you kill a man who is saying, ‘My Lord is Allah’, [40:28]?’ Then Abu Ja’far (a.s.) extended his (a.s.) voice with it and said: ‘Let them go wherever they so desire to. But, by Allah (azwj)! They will not be finding the knowledge except over here!’ Then he (a.s.) was silent for a while, then Abu Ja’far (a.s.) said: ‘With Progeny (a.s.) of Muhammad (saww)’’.