6. Regarding the imams (asws), and they (asws) are the double which the prophet (saww) was given

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حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ سَعْدَانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ عَنْ هَارُونَ بْنِ خَارِجَةَ قَالَ: قَالَ لِي أَبُو الْحَسَنِ ع نَحْنُ الْمَثَانِي الَّتِي أُوتِيَهَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَ نَحْنُ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ نَتَقَلَّبُ بَيْنَ أَظْهُرِكُمْ فَمَنْ عَرَفَنَا وَ مَنْ لَمْ يَعْرِفْنَا فَأَمَامَهُ الْيَقِينُ‏.


1. It is narrated to us by Muhammad Bin Al Husayn, from Musa Bin Sa’adan, from Abdullah Bin Al Qasim, from Haroun Bin Kharja who said, ‘Abu Al-Hassan (a.s.) said to me: ‘We (a.s.) are the ‘Masaany’ which Rasool-Allah (saww) was Given, and we (a.s.) are the Face of Allah (azwj). We (a.s.) turn around between your midst, so the one who recognises us (a.s.), and one who does not recognise us (a.s.), in front of him is the certainty’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ‏ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَلَّامٍ‏ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِهِ‏ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: نَحْنُ الْمَثَانِي الَّتِي أَعْطَى اللَّهُ نَبِيَّنَا وَ نَحْنُ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ نَتَقَلَّبُ فِي الْأَرْضِ بَيْنَ أَظْهُرِكُمْ‏.


2. (The book) ‘Basaair Al Darajaat’ – Ahmad Bin Al Hassan, from Al Husayn Bin Saeed, from Ibn Sinan, from Abu Sallam, from one of his companions, ‘From Abu Ja’far (a.s.) having said: ‘We (a.s.) are the ‘Masaany’ which Allah (azwj) Gave our (a.s.) Prophet (saww), and we (a.s.) are the Face of Allah (azwj). We (a.s.) turn around in the earth between your midst’’