6. Regarding the imams (asws), if they (asws) could find one who can bear from them (asws), they would give them such knowledge, they would not be needy to look into permissibles and prohibitions from what is with them

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حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ ذَرِيحٍ الْمُحَارِبِيِّ وَ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْبَرْقِيِّ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ عَنْ ذَرِيحٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع يَقُولُ‏ إِنَّ أَبِي نِعْمَ الْأَبُ رَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ كَانَ يَقُولُ لَوْ أَجِدُ ثَلَاثَةَ رَهْطٍ أَسْتَوْدِعُهُمُ الْعِلْمَ وَ هُمْ أَهْلٌ لِذَلِكَ لَحَدَّثْتُ بِمَا لَا يُحْتَاجُ فِيهِ إِلَى نَظَرٍ فِي حَلَالٍ وَ لَا حَرَامٍ وَ مَا يَكُونُ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّ حَدِيثَنَا صَعْبٌ مُسْتَصْعَبٌ لَا يُؤْمِنُ بِهِ إِلَّا عَبْدٌ امْتَحَنَ اللَّهُ قَلْبَهُ لِلْإِيمَانِ.


1. It is narrated to us by Muhammad Bin Al Husayn, from Safwan Bin Yahya, from Zareeh Al Muhariby and Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Al Barqy, from Safwan, from Zareeh who said, ‘I heard Abu Abdullah (a.s.) saying: ‘My (a.s.) father (a.s.) was the best of fathers, may Allah have Mercy on him (a.s.), was saying: ‘If I (a.s.) could find a group of three, I (a.s.) would entrust them with the knowledge, and they are rightful of that, I (a.s.) would narrated with what he would neither be needy to look into Permissible(s) nor Prohibitions, and what would be happening up to the Day of Qiyamah. Our (a.s.) Ahadeeth are difficult, becoming more difficult. No one will believe in it except a servant whose heart Allah has Tested for the Eman’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ النُّعْمَانِ عَنْ عَنْبَسَةَ بْنِ مُصْعَبٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: لَوْ لَا أَنْ يَقَعَ عِنْدَ غَيْرِكُمْ كَمَا قَدْ وَقَعَ غَيْرُهُ لَأَعْطَيْتُكُمْ كِتَاباً لَا تَحْتَاجُونَ إِلَى أَحَدٍ حَتَّى يَقُومَ الْقَائِمُ.


2. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Ali Bin Ismail, from Ali Bin Al Numan, from Anbasa Bin Mus’ab, ‘From Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘Had it not been that it would fall to be with other (general Muslims), just as other (things) have fallen, I (a.s.) would have given you a book, you would not have been needy to anyone until the rising of Al-Qaim (a.s.)’’.




حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ هَاشِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْبَرْقِيِّ عَنْ خَلَفِ بْنِ حَمَّادٍ عَنْ ذَرِيحٍ عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ الثُّمَالِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ‏ إِنَّ أَبِي نِعْمَ الْأَبُ رَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ يَقُولُ لَوْ وَجَدْتُ ثَلَاثَةَ رَهْطٍ أَسْتَوْدِعُهُمُ الْعِلْمَ وَ هُمْ أَهْلٌ لِذَلِكَ لَحَدَّثْتُ بِمَا لَا يُحْتَاجُ فِيهِ بَعْدِي إِلَى حَلَالٍ وَ لَا حَرَامٍ وَ مَا يَكُونُ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ.


3. It is narrated to us by Ibrahim Bin Hashim, from Abu Abdullah Al Barqy, from Khalaf Bin Halaf Bin Hammad, from Zareeh, from Abu Hamza Al Sumali, ‘From Abu Ja’far (a.s.), he (the narrator) said, ‘I heard him (a.s.) saying: ‘My (a.s.) father (a.s.), the best of the fathers, may Allah have Mercy on him (a.s.), was saying: ‘If I (a.s.) could have found a group of three, I (a.s.) would have entrusted to them the knowledge, and they would be rightful of that, I (a.s.) would have narrated with what they would not have been needy after me (a.s.) to Permissible(s) and Prohibitions, and what would be happening up to the Day of Qiyamah’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ مُرَازِمٍ وَ مُوسَى بْنِ بَكْرٍ قال [قَالا] سَمِعْنَا أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع يَقُولُ‏ إِنَّ عِنْدَنَا مِنْ حَلَالِ اللَّهِ وَ حَرَامِهِ مَا يَسَعُنَا كِتْمَانُهُ مَا نَسْتَطِيعُ يَعْنِي أَنْ نُخْبِرَ بِهِ أَحَداً.


4. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Muhammad Bin Sinan, from Murazim and Musa Bin Bakr who both said, ‘With us (a.s.), from the Permissibles of Allah and His Prohibitions, is what we (a.s.) have leeway of concealing it. We (a.s.) are not able, meaning, that we (a.s.) inform anyone with it’’.




حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ هَاشِمٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ جَمِيلِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنْ مَنْصُورِ بْنِ حَازِمٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع‏ مَا أَجِدُ مَنْ أُحَدِّثُهُ وَ لَوْ أَنِّي أُحَدِّثُ رَجُلًا مِنْكُمْ بِالْحَدِيثِ فَمَا يَخْرُجُ مِنَ الْمَدِينَةِ حَتَّى أُوتَى بِعَيْنِهِ فَأَقُولُ لَمْ أَقُلْهُ.


5. It is narrated to us by Ibrahim Bin Hashim, from Muhammad Bin Abu Umeyr, from Jameel Bin Salih, from Mansour Bin Hazim who said, ‘Abu Abdullah (a.s.) said: ‘I (a.s.) cannot find anyone to narrate to, and if I (a.s.) narrate to a man from you with the Hadeeth, he does not go out from Al-Medina, until I (a.s.) am brought exactly it, and I (a.s.) say: ‘I (a.s.) did not say it’’.