14. Regarding the imams (asws), they (asws) are given the magnificent name of allah (azwj), and how many letters it is

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حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْفَضْلِ عَنْ ضُرَيْسٍ‏ الْوَابِشِيِّ عَنْ جَابِرٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: إِنَّ اسْمَ اللَّهِ الْأَعْظَمَ عَلَى ثَلَاثَةٍ وَ سَبْعِينَ حَرْفاً وَ إِنَّمَا عِنْدَ آصَفَ‏ مِنْهَا حَرْفٌ وَاحِدٌ فَتَكَلَّمَ بِهِ فَخُسِفَ بِالْأَرْضِ مَا بَيْنَهُ وَ بَيْنَ سَرِيرِ بِلْقِيسَ ثُمَّ تَنَاوَلَ السَّرِيرَ بِيَدِهِ ثُمَّ عَادَتِ الْأَرْضُ كَمَا كَانَتْ أَسْرَعَ مِنْ طَرْفَةِ عَيْنٍ وَ عِنْدَنَا نَحْنُ مِنَ الِاسْمِ اثْنَانِ وَ سَبْعُونَ حَرْفاً وَ حَرْفٌ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ اسْتَأْثَرَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَهُ وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ‏.


1. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Ali Bin Al Hakam, from Muhammad bin Al Fazl, from Zureys Al Wabishy, from Jabir, ‘From Abu Ja’far (a.s.) having said: ‘The Magnificent Name of Allah is upon seventy-three letters, and rather there was only one letter from these with Asif Bin Barkihya (as), and he (as) spoke with it, and the ground what was between him (as) and the throne of Bilquis, submerged, then he (as) grabbed the throne by his (as) hand, then the ground returned to what it was, quicker than the blink of an eye. And with us (a.s.) there are seventy-two letters from the Name, and there is one letter with Allah , He Chose it for the knowledge of the hidden matters with Him , and there is neither any might nor strength except with Allah , the Exalted, the Magnificent’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ زَكَرِيَّا بْنِ عِمْرَانَ الْقُمِّيِّ عَنْ هَارُونَ بْنِ الْجَهْمِ عَنْ رَجُلٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع لَمْ يَحْفَظْ اسْمَهُ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع يَقُولُ‏ إِنَّ عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ ع أُعْطِيَ حَرْفَيْنِ وَ كَانَ يَعْمَلُ بِهِمَا وَ أُعْطِيَ مُوسَى بْنُ عِمْرَانَ ع أَرْبَعَةَ أَحْرُفٍ وَ أُعْطِيَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ ع ثَمَانِيَةَ أَحْرُفٍ وَ أُعْطِيَ نُوحٌ ع خَمْسَةَ عَشَرَ حَرْفاً وَ أُعْطِيَ آدَمُ ع خَمْسَةً وَ عِشْرِينَ‏ حَرْفاً وَ إِنَّهُ جَمَعَ اللَّهُ ذَلِكَ لِمُحَمَّدٍ ص وَ أَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ وَ إِنَّ اسْمَ اللَّهِ الْأَعْظَمَ ثَلَاثَةٌ وَ سَبْعُونَ حَرْفاً أَعْطَى اللَّهُ مُحَمَّداً اثْنَيْنِ وَ سَبْعِينَ حَرْفاً وَ حَجَبَ عَنْهُ حَرْفاً وَاحِداً.


2. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Al Husayn Bin Saeed, from Muhammad Bin Khalid, from Zakariya Bin Imran Al Qummi, from Haroun, Bin Al Jahm, from a man from the companions of Abu Abdullah (a.s.), I did not memorise his name, who said, ‘I heard Abu Abdullah (a.s.) saying: ‘Isa (as) Bin Maryam (as) was Given two letters (from the Magnificent Name), and he (as) used to work with these two, and Musa (as) Bin Imran (as) was Given four letters, and Ibrahim (as) was Given eight letters, and Noah (as) was Given fifteen letters, and Adam (as) was Given twenty five letters, and Allah Gathered that for Muhammad (saww) and People (a.s.) of his (saww) Household. And the Magnificent Name of Allah is of seventy-three letters. Allah Gave Muhammad (saww) seventy-two letters and Veiled one letter from him (saww)’’.




أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْبَرْقِيِّ يَرْفَعُهُ إِلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ جَعَلَ اسْمَهُ الْأَعْظَمَ عَلَى ثَلَاثَةٍ وَ سَبْعِينَ حَرْفاً فَأَعْطَى آدَمَ مِنْهَا خَمْسَةً وَ عِشْرِينَ حَرْفاً وَ أَعْطَى نُوحاً مِنْهَا خَمْسَةَ عَشَرَ حَرْفاً وَ أَعْطَى مِنْهَا إِبْرَاهِيمَ ثَمَانِيَةَ أَحْرُفٍ وَ أَعْطَى مُوسَى مِنْهَا أَرْبَعَةَ أَحْرُفٍ وَ أَعْطَى عِيسَى مِنْهَا حَرْفَيْنِ وَ كَانَ يُحْيِي بِهِمَا الْمَوْتَى وَ يُبْرِئُ بِهِمَا الْأَكْمَهَ‏ وَ الْأَبْرَصَ وَ أَعْطَى مُحَمَّداً اثْنَيْنِ وَ سَبْعِينَ‏ حَرْفاً وَ احْتَجَبَ حَرْفاً لِئَلَّا يُعْلَمَ مَا فِي نَفْسِهِ وَ يَعْلَمَ مَا [فِي‏] نَفْسِ الْعِبَادِ.


3. Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Abu Abdullah Al Barqy, raising it to, ‘Abu Abdullah (a.s.) said: ‘Allah Mighty and Majestic Made His Magnificent Name to be upon seventy-three letters. He Gave Adam (as) twenty-five letters from these, and Gave Noah (as) fifteen letters from these, and Gave Ibrahim (as) eight letters from these, and Gave Musa (as) four letters from these, and Gave Isa (as) two letters from these, and he (as) used to revive the death and cure the blind and the leper with these two; And He Gave Muhammad (saww) seventy-two letter and Veiled one letter lest he (saww) gets to know what is within himself (saww), and knows what is in the selves of the servants’’.




حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْبَرْقِيِّ عَنْ فَضَالَةَ عَنْ عَبْدِ الصَّمَدِ بْنِ بَشِيرٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: كَانَ مَعَ عِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ حَرْفَانِ يَعْمَلُ بِهِمَا وَ كَانَ مَعَ مُوسَى ع أَرْبَعَةُ أَحْرُفٍ وَ كَانَ مَعَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ ع سِتَّةُ أَحْرُفٍ وَ كَانَ مَعَ آدَمَ خَمْسَةٌ وَ عشرين [عِشْرُونَ‏] حَرْفاً وَ كَانَ مَعَ نُوحٍ‏ ثَمَانِيَةٌ وَ جُمِعَ ذَلِكَ كُلُّهُ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص إِنَّ اسْمَ اللَّهِ ثَلَاثَةٌ وَ سَبْعُونَ حَرْفاً وَ حَجَبَ عَنْهُ وَاحِداً.


4. It is narrated to us by Muhammad Bin Abdul Jabbar, from Abu Abdullah Al Barqy, from Fazalat, from Abdul Samad Bin Bashir, ‘From Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘There were two letters (from the Magnificent Name) with Isa (as) Ibn Maryam (as), he (as) worked with these two, and with Musa (as) were four letters, and with Ibrahim (as) were six letters, and with Adam (as) were twenty-five letters, and with Noah (as) were eight, and all that was Gathered for Rasool-Allah (saww). The Magnificent Name of Allah is of seventy-three letters, and one was Veiled from him (saww)’’.




حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ هَاشِمٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ حَفْصٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الصَّمَدِ بْنِ بَشِيرٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: كَانَ مَعَ عِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ إِلَى آخِرِهِ.


5. It is narrated to us by Ibrahim Bin Hashim, from Muhammad Bin Hafs, from Abdul Samad Bin Bashir, ‘From Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘There were with Isa (as) Bin Maryam (as)’ – up to its end’’.




حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عِيسَى عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْفُضَيْلِ عَنْ ضُرَيْسٍ الْوَابِشِيِّ عَنْ جَابِرٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: قُلْتُ لَهُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ قَوْلُ الْعَالِمِ‏ أَنَا آتِيكَ بِهِ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَرْتَدَّ إِلَيْكَ طَرْفُكَ‏ قَالَ فَقَالَ يَا جَابِرُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ جَعَلَ اسْمَهُ الْأَعْظَمَ عَلَى ثَلَاثَةٍ وَ سَبْعِينَ حَرْفاً فَكَانَ عِنْدَ الْعَالِمِ مِنْهَا حَرْفٌ وَاحِدٌ فَانْخَسَفَتِ الْأَرْضُ مَا بَيْنَهُ وَ بَيْنَ السَّرِيرِ حَتَّى الْتَقَتِ الْقِطْعَتَانِ وَ حَوَّلَ مِنْ هَذِهِ عَلَى هَذِهِ وَ عِنْدَنَا مِنِ اسْمِ اللَّهِ الْأَعْظَمِ اثْنَانِ وَ سَبْعُونَ حَرْفاً وَ حَرْفٌ فِي عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ الْمَكْنُونِ عِنْدَهُ.


6. It is narrated to us by Muhammad Bin Isa, from Ali Bin Al Hakam, from Muhammad Bin Al Fuzeyl, from Zureys Al Wabishy, from Jabir, ‘From Abu Ja’far (a.s.), he (the narrator) said, ‘I said to him (a.s.), ‘May I be sacrificed for you (a.s.)! The words of the scholar: ‘I will come to you with it before your glance returns to you’. [27:40]’. He (the narrator) said, ‘He (a.s.) said: ‘O Jabir! Allah Made His Magnificent Name to be upon seventy-three letters. In the possession of the scholar there was (only) one letter from these, and he (was able to) submerge the ground what was between him and the throne until the two pieces met, and he transferred from this to this. And with us (a.s.), from the Magnificent Name of Allah , there are seventy-two letters, and one letter regarding the knowledge of the unseen, the hidden, is with Him ’’.




حَدَّثَنَا الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَامِرٍ عَنْ مُعَلَّى بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ الْعَسْكَرِيِّ ع قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ‏ اسْمُ اللَّهِ الْأَعْظَمُ ثَلَاثَةٌ وَ سَبْعُونَ حَرْفاً وَ إِنَّمَا كَانَ عِنْدَ آصَفَ مِنْهُ حَرْفٌ وَاحِدٌ فَتَكَلَّمَ بِهِ فَانْخَرَقَتْ لَهُ الْأَرْضُ فِيمَا بَيْنَهُ وَ بَيْنَ سَبَإٍ فَتَنَاوَلَ عَرْشَ بِلْقِيسَ حَتَّى صَيَّرَهُ إِلَى سُلَيْمَانَ ثُمَّ انْبَسَطَتِ الْأَرْضُ فِي أَقَلَّ مِنْ طَرْفَةِ عَيْنٍ وَ عِنْدَنَا مِنْهُ اثْنَانِ وَ سَبْعُونَ حَرْفاً وَ حَرْفٌ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مُسْتَأْثَرٌ بِهِ‏ فِي عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ‏.


7. It is narrated to us by Al Husayn Bin Muhammad Bin Aamir, from Mu‘alla Bin Muhammad, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Abdullah, from Ali Bin Muhammad Al Nowfaly, ‘From Abu Al-Hassan Al-Askari (a.s.), he (the narrator) said, ‘I heard him (a.s.) saying: ‘The Magnificent Name of Allah is of seventy-three letters, and rather there was one letter with Asif Bin Barkihya (as), and he (as) spoke with it, and the ground what is between him (as) and (city of) Saba moved for him, and he (as) grabbed the throne of Bilquis until it came to Suleyman (as), then the ground spread out in less than the blink of an eye, and with us (a.s.) are seventy-two letters from it, and one letter is with Allah , He Chose it regarding the hidden matters’’.




حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ هَاشِمٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ حَفْصٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الصَّمَدِ بْنِ بَشِيرٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ قَالَ: إِنَّ اسْمَ اللَّهِ الْأَعْظَمَ عَلَى ثَلَاثَةٍ وَ سَبْعِينَ حَرْفاً كَانَ عِنْدَ آصَفَ مِنْهَا حَرْفٌ وَاحِدٌ فَتَكَلَّمَ بِهِ فَخُسِفَ بِالْأَرْضِ مَا بَيْنَهُ وَ بَيْنَ سَرِيرِ بِلْقِيسَ ثُمَّ تَنَاوَلَ السَّرِيرَ بِيَدِهِ ثُمَّ عَادَتِ الْأَرْضُ كَمَا كَانَ أَسْرَعَ مِنْ طَرْفَةِ عَيْنٍ وَ عِنْدَنَا مِنَ الِاسْمِ اثْنَانِ وَ سَبْعُونَ حَرْفاً وَ حَرْفٌ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى اسْتَأْثَرَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ الْمَكْتُوبِ‏.


8. It is narrated to us by Ibrahim Bin Hashim, from Muhammad Bin Hafs, from Abdul Samad Bin Bashir, ‘From Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘The Magnificent Name of Allah is upon seventy-three letters. There was one letter from these with Asif (as). he (as) spoke with it and the ground was submerged between him (as) and the throne of Bilquis. Then he (as) grabbed the throne by his (as) hand, then the ground returned to be just as it had been, quicker than the blink of an eye, and with us (a.s.) there are seventy-two letters from the Name, and one letter is with Allah the Exalted. He Chose it regarding the Written hidden matters’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُوسَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ عُبْدُوسٍ الْخَلِيجِيِّ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْفُضَيْلِ عَنْ سَعْدٍ أَبِي عَمْرٍو عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: إِنَّ اسْمَ اللَّهِ الْأَعْظَمَ عَلَى اثْنَيْنِ وَ سَبْعِينَ حَرْفاً وَ إِنَّمَا كَانَ عِنْدَ آصَفَ كَاتِبِ سُلَيْمَانَ وَ كَانَ يُوحَى إِلَيْهِ حَرْفٌ وَاحِدٌ أَلِفٌ أَوْ وَاوٌ فَتَكَلَّمَ فَانْخَرَقَتْ لَهُ الْأَرْضُ حَتَّى الْتَفَتَ فَتَنَاوَلَ السَّرِيرَ وَ إِنَّ عِنْدَنَا مِنَ الِاسْمِ أَحَداً وَ سَبْعِينَ حَرْفاً وَ حَرْفٌ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ فِي غَيْبِهِ.


9. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Musa, from Ahmad Bin Abdous Al Khaleeli, from Ali Bin Al Hakam, from Muhammad Bin Al Fuzeyl, from Sa’ad Abu Amro, ‘From Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘The Magnificent Name of Allah is upon seventy-two letters, and rather with Asif (as), scribe of Suleyman (as), and it was Revealed to him, there was one letter – ‘Alif’ or ‘Waw’. He spoke and the ground was submerged for him until the two sides met, and he grabbed the throne. And with us (a.s.), from the Magnificent Name, there are seventy-one letters, and one letter is with Allah regarding His hidden matters’’.