19. Chapter 19 - regarding the imams (asws) of progeny (asws) of muhammad (saww) are the rightful of the knowledge which is in the hands of the people, it is which emerged from them (asws), and it was not from the opinion, and the analogy from the falsehood, it was from themselves (asws)

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حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ النُّعْمَانِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي نَصْرٍ عَنْ زُرَارَةَ قَالَ: كُنْتُ عِنْدَ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع فَقَالَ لِي رَجُلٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكُوفَةِ سَلْهُ عَنْ قَوْلِ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ع سَلُونِي عَمَّا شِئْتُمْ وَ لَا تَسْأَلُونِي عَنْ شَيْ‏ءٍ إِلَّا أَنْبَأْتُكُمْ بِهِ قَالَ فَسَأَلْتُهُ فَقَالَ إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ أَحَدٌ عِنْدَهُ عِلْمُ شَيْ‏ءٍ إِلَّا خَرَجَ مِنْ عِنْدِ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فَلْيَذْهَبِ النَّاسُ حَيْثُ شَاءُوا فَوَ اللَّهِ لَيَأْتِيَنَّ الْأَمْرُ هَاهُنَا وَ أَشَارَ بِيَدِهِ إِلَى صَدْرِهِ.


1. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Al Hassan Bin Ali Bin Al Numan, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Abu Nasr, from Zurara who said, ‘I was in the presence of Abu Ja’far (a.s.), and a man from the people of Al-Kufa said to me, ‘Ask him (a.s.) about words of Amir Al-Momineen (a.s.): ‘Ask me (a.s.) about whatever you so desire to, and you will not ask me (a.s.) about anything except I (a.s.) shall inform you with it’. He (the narrator) said, ‘I asked him (a.s.). He (a.s.) said: ‘Surely, there isn’t anyone having knowledge of anything with him, except and it has emerged from Amir Al-Momineen (a.s.). So, let the people go wherever they so desire to, for by Allah (azwj), the matter arrives over here’ – and he (a.s.) gestured by his (a.s.) hand to his (a.s.) chest’’.




حَدَّثَنَا الْعَبَّاسُ بْنُ مَعْرُوفٍ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ حَرِيزٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ‏ إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ عِنْدَ أَحَدٍ مِنْ حَقٍّ وَ لَا صَوَابٍ وَ لَيْسَ أَحَدٌ مِنَ النَّاسِ يَقْضِي بِقَضَاءٍ يُصِيبُ فِيهِ الْحَقَّ إِلَّا مِفْتَاحُهُ عَلِيٌّ فَإِذَا تَشَعَّبَتْ بِهِمُ الْأُمُورُ كَانَ الْخَطَاءُ مِنْ قِبَلِهِمْ وَ الصَّوَابُ مِنْ قِبَلِهِ أَوْ كَمَا قَالَ.


2. It is narrated to us by Al Abbas Bin Marouf, from hammad Bin Isa, from hareez, from Muhammad Bin Muslim, ‘From Abu Ja’far (a.s.), he (the narrator) said, ‘I heard him (a.s.) saying: ‘There isn’t any truth with anyone nor any correctness, and there isn’t anyone from the people judging with the correct judgment where is the truth, except and its key is Ali (a.s.). When the matters are branched out (confusing) with them, the error was from them, and the correctness is from him (a.s.), just as he (a.s.) said’’.




حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع يَقُولُ‏ أَمَا إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ عِنْدَ أَحَدٍ عِلْمٌ وَ لَا حَقٌّ وَ لَا فُتْيَا إِلَّا شَيْ‏ءٌ أُخِذَ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ ع وَ عَنَّا أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَ مَا مِنْ قَضَاءٍ يُقْضَى بِهِ بِحَقٍّ وَ ثَوَابٍ إِلَّا بَدْءُ ذَلِكَ وَ مِفْتَاحُهُ وَ سَبَبُهُ وَ عِلْمُهُ مِنْ عَلِيٍّ وَ مِنَّا فَإِذَا اخْتَلَفَ عَلَيْهِمْ أَمْرُهُمْ قَاسُوا وَ عَمِلُوا بِالرَّأْيِ وَ كَانَ الْخَطَاءُ مِنْ قِبَلِهِمْ فَإِذَا قَاسُوا وَ كَانَ الصَّوَابُ إِذَا تَبِعُوا الْآثَارَ مِنْ قِبَلِ عَلِيٍّ ع.


3. It is narrated to us by Muhammad Bin Al Husayn, from Al Hassan Bin Mahboub, from Ali, from Muhammad Bin Muslim who said, ‘I heard Abu Ja’far (a.s.) saying: ‘But there isn’t any knowledge with anyone, nor any truth, nor any verdict, except it is something he has taken from Ali (a.s.) Bin Abu Talib (a.s.), and from us (a.s.), People (a.s.) of the Household. And there is none from a judgment being judged by truth and correctness, except the beginning of that, and its key, and its cause, and its knowledge is from Ali (a.s.) and from us (a.s.). So, when their affairs are differed upon them, they analogise and act with the opinion, and the error was from them. When they analogise, and it was correct when they follow the effects (Ahadeeth), is from the direction of Ali (a.s.)’’.




حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ يُونُسَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مُسْكَانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع يَقُولُ‏ لَيْسَ عِنْدَ أَحَدٍ مِنَ النَّاسِ حَقٌّ وَ لَا صَوَابٌ وَ لَا أَحَدٌ مِنَ النَّاسِ يَقْضِي بِقَضَاءِ حَقٍّ إِلَّا مَا خَرَجَ مِنَّا أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ فَإِذَا تَشَعَّبَتْ بِهِمُ الْأُمُورُ كَانَ الْخَطَاءُ مِنْهُمْ وَ الصَّوَابُ مِنْ قِبَلِ عَلِيٍّ ع.


4. It is narrated to us by Abdullah Bin Ja’far, from Muhammad Bin Isa, from Yunus, from Abdullah Bin Muskan, from Muhammad Bin Muslim who said, ‘I heard Abu Ja’far (a.s.) saying: ‘There isn’t with anyone from the people any truth, nor correctness, nor does anyone from the people judge with a right judgment except is it was has emerged from us (a.s.), People (a.s.) of the Household. So, when the affairs branched out (confusing) with them, the error was from them, and the correctness is from the direction of Ali (a.s.)’’.