3. Regarding the imams (asws), they (asws) inherited knowledge of the determined ones from the messengersas, and the entirety of the prophetsas, and they (asws) are trustees of allah (azwj) in his (azwj) earth, and with them (asws) is knowledge of the afflictions and the deaths and lineages of the arabs

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حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عَامِرٍ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي نَجْرَانَ قَالَ: كَتَبَ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا ع رِسَالَةً وَ أَقْرَأَنِيهَا قَالَ قَالَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ ع إِنَّ مُحَمَّداً ص كَانَ أَمِينَ اللَّهِ فِي أَرْضِهِ فَلَمَّا قُبِضَ مُحَمَّدٌ ص كُنَّا أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَرَثَتَهُ فَنَحْنُ أُمَنَاءُ اللَّهِ فِي أَرْضِهِ عِنْدَنَا عِلْمُ الْبَلَايَا وَ الْمَنَايَا وَ أَنْسَابُ الْعَرَبِ وَ مَوْلِدُ الْإِسْلَامِ وَ إِنَّا لَنَعْرِفُ الرَّجُلَ إِذَا رَأَيْنَاهُ بِحَقِيقَةِ الْإِيمَانِ وَ حَقِيقَةِ النِّفَاقِ وَ إِنَّ شِيعَتَنَا لَمَكْتُوبُونَ بِأَسْمَائِهِمْ وَ أَسْمَاءِ آبَائِهِمْ أَخَذَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْنَا وَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمِيثَاقَ يَرِدُونَ مَوْرِدَنَا وَ يَدْخُلُونَ مَدْخَلَنَا نَحْنُ‏ النُّجَاةُ وَ أَفْرَاطُنَا أَفْرَاطُ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَ نَحْنُ أَبْنَاءُ الْأَوْصِيَاءِ وَ نَحْنُ الْمَخْصُوصُونَ فِي كِتَابِ اللَّهِ وَ نَحْنُ أَوْلَى النَّاسِ بِاللَّهِ وَ نَحْنُ أَوْلَى النَّاسِ بِكِتَابِ اللَّهِ وَ نَحْنُ أَوْلَى‏ النَّاسِ بِدِينِ اللَّهِ‏ نَحْنُ الَّذِينَ شَرَعَ لَنَا دِينَهُ فَقَالَ فِي كِتَابِهِ‏ شَرَعَ لَكُمْ‏ يَا آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ مِنَ الدِّينِ ما وَصَّى بِهِ نُوحاً فَقَدْ وَصَّانَا بِمَا أَوْصَى بِهِ نُوحاً وَ الَّذِي أَوْحَيْنا إِلَيْكَ‏ يَا مُحَمَّدُ وَ ما وَصَّيْنا بِهِ إِبْراهِيمَ‏ وَ إِسْمَاعِيلَ‏ وَ مُوسى‏ وَ عِيسى‏ وَ إِسْحَاقَ وَ يَعْقُوبَ‏ فَقَدْ عَلَّمَنَا وَ بَلَّغَنَا مَا عَلَّمَنَا وَ اسْتَوْدَعَنَا عِلْمَهُمْ نَحْنُ وَرَثَةُ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَ نَحْنُ وَرَثَةُ أُولِي الْعَزْمِ مِنَ الرُّسُلِ‏ أَنْ أَقِيمُوا الدِّينَ‏ يَا آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ لا تَتَفَرَّقُوا فِيهِ‏ وَ كُونُوا عَلَى جَمَاعَةٍ كَبُرَ عَلَى الْمُشْرِكِينَ‏ مَنْ أَشْرَكَ بِوَلَايَةِ عَلِيٍّ ع‏ ما تَدْعُوهُمْ إِلَيْهِ‏ مِنْ وَلَايَةِ عَلِيٍّ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ يَهْدِي إِلَيْهِ مَنْ يُنِيبُ‏ مَنْ يُجِيبُكَ إِلَى وَلَايَةِ عَلِيٍ‏.


1. It is narrated to us by Abdullah Bin Aamir, from Ibn Abu Najran who said, ‘Abu Al-Hassan Al-Ridha (a.s.) wrote a letter and read it out to us: ‘Ali (a.s.) Bin Al-Husayn (a.s.) said: ‘Muhammad (saww) was a trustee of Allah (azwj) in His (azwj) earth. When Muhammad (saww) passed away, we (a.s.), People (a.s.) of the Household inherited him (saww). So, we (a.s.) are trustees in His (azwj) earth. With us (a.s.) is knowledge of the afflictions and the deaths, and lineages of the Arabs, and births of Al-Islam, and we (a.s.) recognise the man when we (a.s.) see him by the reality of the Eman and reality of the hypocrisy. And our (a.s.) Shias are written with their names and names of their fathers. Allah (azwj) Took the Covenant upon us (a.s.) and them. They turn our (a.s.) turning and enter our entrances. We (a.s.) are the salvation, and our (a.s.) perfection is the perfection of the Prophets (as), and we (a.s.) are sons (a.s.) of the successors (a.s.), and we (a.s.) are the ones specialised in the Book of Allah (azwj), and we (a.s.) are the foremost of the people with Allah (azwj), and we (a.s.) are the foremost of the people with the Book of Allah (azwj), and we (a.s.) are the foremost of the people with the Religion of Allah (azwj). And we (a.s.) are those for whom Allah (azwj) Legislated His (azwj) Religion for us (a.s.), so He (azwj) Said in His (azwj) Book: He has Legislated to you - O Progeny (a.s.) of Muhammad (saww), from the Religion what He Bequeathed with to Noah, and which We Revealed to you - O Muhammad (saww), and what We Bequeathed with to Ibrahim, and Musa, and Isa [42:13]. He (azwj) has Taught us (a.s.), and Delivered to Us (a.s.) the Knowledge what we (a.s.) know, and Entrusted us (a.s.) their (as) knowledge. We (a.s.) are the inheritors of the Determined Ones (Ul Al-Azam) from the Rasools (as) that you (a.s.) would, “Establish the Religion - O Progeny (a.s.) Muhammad (saww), and do not be divided in it!”, and be as one group. Greatly difficult it is upon the associators - the ones who associate others with the Wilayah of Ali (a.s.), what you are calling them to - from the Wilayah of Ali (a.s.). Allah, O Muhammad (saww), Guides towards it ones who are penitent [42:13] - the one who answers you to the Wilayah of Ali (a.s.)’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ مَيْمُونٍ عَنْ عَمَّارِ بْنِ هَارُونَ‏ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: قَالَ إِنَّ مُحَمَّداً ص كَانَ أَمِينَ اللَّهِ فِي أَرْضِهِ فَلَمَّا قَبَضَهُ اللَّهُ كُنَّا أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَرَثَتَهُ فَنَحْنُ أُمَنَاءُ اللَّهِ فِي أَرْضِهِ عِنْدَنَا عِلْمُ الْمَنَايَا وَ الْبَلَايَا وَ أَنْسَابِ الْعَرَبِ وَ فَصْلُ الْخِطَابِ وَ مَوْلِدُ الْإِسْلَامِ قَالَ‏ شَرَعَ لَكُمْ‏ يَا آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ مِنَ الدِّينِ ما وَصَّى بِهِ نُوحاً وَ الَّذِي أَوْحَيْنا إِلَيْكَ‏ يَا مُحَمَّدُ وَ ما وَصَّيْنا بِهِ إِبْراهِيمَ وَ مُوسى‏ وَ عِيسى‏ فَقَدْ عَلَّمَنَا وَ بَلَّغَنَا مَا عَلَّمَنَاهُ وَ اسْتَوْدَعَنَا عِلْمَهُ نَحْنُ وَرَثَةُ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَ نَحْنُ وَرَثَةُ أُولِي الْعَزْمِ مِنَ الرُّسُلِ


2. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Al Husayn, from his father, from Amro Bin Maymoun, from Ammar Bin Haroun, ‘From Abu Ja’far (a.s.) having said: ‘Muhammad (saww) was a trustee of Allah (azwj) in His (azwj) earth. When Allah (azwj) Caused him (saww) to pass away, we (a.s.), People (a.s.) of the Household inherited him (saww). So, we (a.s.) are trustees of Allah (azwj) in His (azwj) earth. With us (a.s.) is knowledge of the deaths and the afflictions, and lineages of the Arabs, and the decisive address, and Initiation of Al-Islam. He has Legislated for you – Progeny (a.s.) of Muhammad (saww), from the Religion what He Bequeathed with to Noah, and which We Revealed to you, - O Muhammad (saww), and what We Bequeathed with to Ibrahim, and Musa, and Isa [42:13]. So He (azwj) Taught us (a.s.) and it reached us (a.s.) what we (a.s.) were Taught, and Entrusted us (a.s.) with his (saww) knowledge. We (a.s.) are the inheritors of the Prophets (as), and we (a.s.) are inheritors of the Determined ones from the Rasools (as). ‏ أَنْ أَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَ الدِّينِ‏ يَا آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ لا تَتَفَرَّقُوا وَ كُونُوا عَلَى جَمَاعَةٍ كَبُرَ عَلَى الْمُشْرِكِينَ‏ بِوَلَايَةِ عَلِيٍ‏ ما تَدْعُوهُمْ إِلَيْهِ‏. “Establish – the Salat, and the Religion – O Progeny (a.s.) of Muhammad (saww), and do not be divided in it!” – and be upon a group, Greatly difficult it is upon those who associate – with the Wilayah of Ali (a.s.), what you are calling them to [42:13]’’.




حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ هَاشِمٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ بْنِ الْمُهْتَدِي عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ جُنْدَبٍ‏ أَنَّهُ كَتَبَ إِلَيْهِ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا ع أَمَّا بَعْدُ فَإِنَّ مُحَمَّداً كَانَ أَمِينَ اللَّهِ فِي أَرْضِهِ فَلَمَّا قُبِضَ‏ كُنَّا أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَرَثَتَهُ فَنَحْنُ أُمَنَاءُ اللَّهِ فِي أَرْضِهِ عِنْدَنَا عِلْمُ الْمَنَايَا وَ الْبَلَايَا وَ أَنْسَابُ الْعَرَبِ وَ مَوْلِدُ الْإِسْلَامِ وَ إِنَّا لَنَعْرِفُ الرَّجُلَ إِذَا رَأَيْنَاهُ بِحَقِيقَةِ الْإِيمَانِ وَ حَقِيقَةِ النِّفَاقِ وَ إِنَّ شِيعَتَنَا لَمَكْتُوبُونَ بِأَسْمَائِهِمْ وَ أَسْمَاءِ آبَائِهِمْ أَخَذَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْنَا وَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمِيثَاقَ يَرِدُونَ مَوْرِدَنَا وَ يَدْخُلُونَ مَدْخَلَنَا لَيْسَ عَلَى مِلَّةِ الْإِسْلَامِ غَيْرُنَا وَ غَيْرُهُمْ نَحْنُ النُّجَبَاءُ وَ نَحْنُ أَفْرَاطُ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَ نَحْنُ أَبْنَاءُ الْأَوْصِيَاءِ وَ نَحْنُ الْمَخْصُوصُونَ فِي كِتَابِ اللَّهِ وَ نَحْنُ أَوْلَى النَّاسِ بِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص وَ نَحْنُ الَّذِينَ شَرَعَ لَنَا دِينَهُ وَ قَالَ فِي كِتَابِهِ‏ شَرَعَ لَكُمْ مِنَ الدِّينِ ما وَصَّى بِهِ نُوحاً وَ الَّذِي أَوْحَيْنا إِلَيْكَ‏ يَا مُحَمَّدُ وَ ما وَصَّيْنا بِهِ إِبْراهِيمَ وَ مُوسى‏ وَ عِيسى


3. It is narrated to us by Ibrahim Bin Hashim, from Abdul Aziz Bin Al Muhtady, from Abdullah Bin Jundab, ‘Abu Al-Hassan Al-Ridha (a.s.) wrote to him: ‘As for after, verily Muhammad (saww) was a trustee of Allah (azwj) in His (azwj) earth. When he (saww) passed away, we (a.s.), People (a.s.) of the Household inherited him (saww). So, we (a.s.) are trustees of Allah (azwj) in His (azwj) earth. With us (a.s.) is knowledge of the deaths, and the afflictions, and lineages of the Arabs, and births of Al-Islam, and we (a.s.) tend to recognise the man when we (a.s.) see him, by the reality of the Eman and reality of the hypocrisy, and our (a.s.) Shias are written with their names and names of their fathers. Allah (azwj) Took the Covenant upon us (a.s.) and them. They turn our (a.s.) turning and enter our (a.s.) enterings. There isn’t anyone upon the Religion of Al-Islam apart from us (a.s.) and them. We (a.s.) are the elites, and we (a.s.) are perfection of the Prophets (as), and we (a.s.) are sons (a.s.) of the successors (as), and we (a.s.) are the ones specialised in the Book of Allah (azwj), and we (a.s.) are foremost of the people with Rasool-Allah (saww). And we (a.s.) area those He (azwj) Legislated His (azwj) Religion for us (a.s.), and He (azwj) Said in His (azwj) Book: He has Legislated for you from the Religion what He Bequeathed with to Noah, and which We Revealed to you, - O Muhammad (saww), and what We Bequeathed with to Ibrahim, and Musa, and Isa [42:13]. ‏ فَقَدْ عَلَّمَنَا وَ بَلَّغَنَا مَا عَلِمْنَا وَ اسْتَوْدَعَنَا عِلْمَهُمْ وَ نَحْنُ وَرَثَةُ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَ نَحْنُ وَرَثَةُ أُولِي الْعَزْمِ مِنَ الرُّسُلِ‏ أَنْ أَقِيمُوا مَا قَالَ‏ وَ لا تَتَفَرَّقُوا فِيهِ كَبُرَ عَلَى الْمُشْرِكِينَ‏ مَنْ أَشْرَكَ بِوَلَايَةِ عَلِيٍّ مَا تدعوا [تَدْعُوهُمْ‏] مِنَ اللَّهِ مِنْ وَلَايَةِ عَلِيٍّ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ يَهْدِي إِلَيْهِ مَنْ يُجِيبُكَ إِلَى وَلَايَةِ عَلِيٍّ ع.. He (azwj) has Taught us (a.s.), and we (a.s.) delivered what He (azwj) Taught us (a.s.), and He (azwj) Entrusted us (a.s.) their (as) knowledge, and we (a.s.) are inheritors of the Prophets (as), and we (a.s.) inherited the Determined Ones from the Messengers (as), “Establish the Religion, and what He (azwj) Said and do not be divided in it!” Greatly difficult it is upon those who associate [42:13], ones who associate with Wilayah of Ali (a.s.), what you (saww) are calling them to from Allah (azwj) of the Wilayah of Ali (a.s.). Surely Allah (azwj), O Muhammad (saww), Guides to it ones who love you (saww), to the Wilayah of Ali (a.s.)’’.




حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ هَارُونَ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ يَعْلَى عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ قَالَ قَالَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ ع‏ إِنَّ مُحَمَّداً ص كَانَ أَمِينَ اللَّهِ فِي أَرْضِهِ فَلَمَّا قُبِضَ مُحَمَّدٌ كُنَّا أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَرَثَتَهُ فَنَحْنُ أُمَنَاءُ اللَّهِ فِي أَرْضِهِ عِنْدَنَا عِلْمُ الْمَنَايَا وَ الْبَلَايَا وَ أَنْسَابُ الْعَرَبِ وَ مَوْلِدُ الْإِسْلَامِ وَ إِنَّ شِيعَتَنَا لَمَكْتُوبُونَ بِأَسْمَائِهِمْ وَ أَسْمَاءِ آبَائِهِمْ نَحْنُ النُّجَبَاءُ وَ نَحْنُ أَفْرَاطُ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَ نَحْنُ أَبْنَاءُ الْأَوْصِيَاءِ وَ نَحْنُ الْمَخْصُوصُونَ فِي كِتَابِ اللَّهِ وَ نَحْنُ أَوْلَى النَّاسِ بِكِتَابِ اللَّهِ وَ نَحْنُ أَوْلَى النَّاسِ بِدِينِ اللَّهِ نَحْنُ الَّذِينَ شَرَعَ لَنَا دِينَهُ وَ قَالَ فِي كِتَابِهِ‏ شَرَعَ لَكُمْ‏ يَا مُحَمَّدُ مِنَ الدِّينِ ما وَصَّى بِهِ نُوحاً وَ الَّذِي أَوْحَيْنا إِلَيْكَ‏ يَا مُحَمَّدُ وَ ما وَصَّيْنا بِهِ إِبْراهِيمَ وَ مُوسى‏ وَ عِيسى‏ فَقَدْ عَلَّمَنَا وَ بَلَّغَنَا مَا عَلِمْنَا وَ اسْتَوْدَعَنَا عِلْمَهُمْ نَحْنُ وَرَثَةُ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَ نَحْنُ وَرَثَةُ أُولِي الْعَزْمِ مِنَ الرُّسُلِ‏ أَنْ أَقِيمُوا الدِّينَ‏ يَا آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ لا تَتَفَرَّقُوا فِيهِ‏ وَ كُونُوا عَلَى جَمَاعَةٍ كَبُرَ عَلَى الْمُشْرِكِينَ‏ مَنْ أَشْرَكَ بِوَلَايَتِهِ عَلَى مَا تَدْعُوهُمْ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ وَلَايَةِ عَلِيٍ‏ يَهْدِي إِلَيْهِ مَنْ يُنِيبُ‏ مَنْ يُجِيبُكَ إِلَى وَلَايَةِ عَلِيٍّ ع.


4. It is narrated to us by Muhammad Bin Haroun, from Musa Bin Ya’la, from Musa Bin Al Qasim who said, ‘Ali (a.s.) Bin Al-Husayn (a.s.) said: ‘Surely, Muhammad (saww) was trustee of Allah (azwj) in His (azwj) earth. When Muhammad (saww) passed away, we (a.s.) People (a.s.) of the Household inherited him (saww). We (a.s.) are trustees of Allah (azwj) in His (azwj) earth. With us (a.s.) is knowledge of the deaths and the afflictions and lineages of the Arabs, and births of Al-Islam, and our (a.s.) Shias are written with their names and names of their fathers. We (a.s.) are the elites, and we are perfection of the Prophets (as), and we (a.s.) are sons (a.s.) of the successors (as), and we (a.s.) are the ones specialised in the Book of Allah (azwj), and we (a.s.) are the foremost of the people with the Book of Allah (azwj), and we (a.s.) are foremost of the people with the Religion of Allah (azwj). We (a.s.) are those He (azwj) Legislated His (azwj) Religion for us (a.s.) and Said in His (azwj) Book: He has Legislated for you from the Religion what He Bequeathed with to Noah, and which We Revealed to you, - O Muhammad (saww), and what We Bequeathed with to Ibrahim, and Musa, and Isa [42:13]. He (azwj) has Taught us (a.s.), and we (a.s.) delivered what He (azwj) Taught us (a.s.), and He (azwj) Entrusted us (a.s.) their (as) knowledge, and we (a.s.) are inheritors of the Prophets (as), and we (a.s.) inherited the Determined Ones from the Messengers (as), “Establish the Religion, O Progeny (a.s.) of Muhammad (saww), and do not be divided in it!”, and be upon a group, Greatly difficult it is upon those who associate [42:13], ones who associate with Wilayah of Ali (a.s.), what you (saww) are calling them to from the Wilayah of Ali (a.s.). and He Guides ones who are penitent [42:13], ones who love you (saww), to the Wilayah of Ali (a.s.)’’.