4. What is with the imams (asws), from the register of their (asws) shias in which are their names and names of their fathers

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حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ يَزِيدَ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ ظَرِيفِ بْنِ نَاصِحٍ وَ غَيْرِهِ عَمَّنْ رَوَاهُ عَنْ حَبَابَةَ الْوَالِبِيَّةِ قَالَتْ‏ قُلْتُ لِأَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع إِنَّ لِيَ ابْنَ أَخٍ وَ هُوَ يَعْرِفُ فَضْلَكُمْ وَ إِنِّي أُحِبُّ أَنْ تُعْلِمَنِي أَ مِنْ شِيعَتِكُمْ قَالَ وَ مَا اسْمُهُ قَالَتْ قُلْتُ فُلَانُ بْنُ فُلَانٍ قَالَتْ فَقَالَ يَا فُلَانَةُ هَاتِ النَّامُوسَ فَجَاءَتْ بِصَحِيفَةٍ تَحْمِلُهَا كَبِيرَةٍ فَنَشَرَهَا ثُمَّ نَظَرَ فِيهَا فَقَالَ نَعَمْ هُوَ ذَا اسْمُهُ وَ اسْمُ أَبِيهِ هَاهُنَا.


1. It is narrated to us by Ibn Yazeed, from Ibn Fazzal, from Taeryf Bin Nasih, and someone else, from the one who reported it from Habanat Al Wailbiya who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (a.s.), ‘There is a cousin of mine who recognises your (a.s.) merits, and I would love it if you (a.s.) could let me know, is he from your (a.s.) Shias?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘What is his name?’ I said, ‘So and so, son of so and so’. She said, ‘He (a.s.) said: ‘O so and so! Give me (a.s.) Al-Namous (the code book)’. She came with the big parchment, carrying it. He (a.s.) spread it out, then looked into it and said:’ Yes, there is his name and name of his father, over here!’’




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ حَكَمٍ عَنِ ابْنِ عَمِيرَةَ عَنِ الْحَضْرَمِيِّ عَنْ رَجُلٍ مِنْ بَنِي حَنِيفَةَ قَالَ: كُنْتُ مَعَ‏ عَمِّي فَدَخَلَ عَلَى عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ ع فَرَأَى بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ صَحَائِفَ يَنْظُرُ فِيهَا فَقَالَ لَهُ أَيُّ شَيْ‏ءٍ هَذِهِ الصُّحُفُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ قَالَ هَذَا دِيوَانُ شِيعَتِنَا قَالَ أَ فَتَأْذَنُ أَطْلُبُ اسْمِي فِيهِ قَالَ نَعَمْ فَقَالَ فَإِنِّي لَسْتُ أَقْرَأُ وَ ابْنُ‏ أَخِي مَعِي عَلَى الْبَابِ فَتَأْذَنُ لَهُ يَدْخُلُ حَتَّى يَقْرَأَ قَالَ نَعَمْ فَأَدْخَلَنِي عَمِّي فَنَظَرْتُ فِي الْكِتَابِ فَأَوَّلُ شَيْ‏ءٍ هَجَمْتُ عَلَيْهِ اسْمِي فَقُلْتُ اسْمِي وَ رَبِّ الْكَعْبَةِ قَالَ وَيْحَكَ فَأَيْنَ أَنَا فَجُزْتُ بِخَمْسَةِ أَسْمَاءَ أَوْ سِتَّةٍ ثُمَّ وَجَدْتُ اسْمَ عَمِّي فَقَالَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ ع- أَخَذَ اللَّهُ مِيثَاقَهُمْ مَعَنَا عَلَى وَلَايَتِنَا لَا يَزِيدُونَ وَ لَا يَنْقُصُونَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَلَقَنَا مِنْ أَعْلَى عِلِّيِّينَ وَ خَلَقَ شِيعَتَنَا مِنْ طِينَتِنَا أَسْفَلَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ‏ وَ خَلَقَ عَدُوَّنَا مِنْ سِجِّينٍ وَ خَلَقَ أَوْلِيَاءَهُمْ مِنْهُمْ مِنْ أَسْفَلِ ذَلِكَ.


2. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Ali Bin Hakam, from Ibn Ameyra, from Al Hazramy, from a man from the clan of Haneefa who said, ‘I was with my uncle and he entered to see Ali (a.s.) Bin Al-Husayn (a.s.). He saw a parchment in front of him (a.s.), he (a.s.) was looking into it. He said to him (a.s.), ‘Which thing is this parchment? May I be sacrificed for you (a.s.)!’ He (a.s.) said: ‘The is a register of our (a.s.) Shias’. He said, ‘Can you (a.s.) allow me to search my name in it?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Yes’. He (a.s.) said: ‘I am not literate and my nephew is with me at the door, so permit him to enter until he reads’. He (a.s.) said: ‘Yes’. My uncle let me enter until I looked into the book. The first thing I pounced upon was my name, so I said, ‘My name, by the Lord of the Kabah!’ He said, ‘Woe be unto you! So, where am I?’ I crossed over five or six names, then found the name of my uncle. Ali (a.s.) Bin Al-Husayn (a.s.) said: ‘Allah Took their Covenant with us (a.s.) upon our (a.s.) Wilayah. They will neither increase nor decrease. Allah Created us (a.s.) from the High Illiyeen and Created our (a.s.) Shias from our (a.s.) clay (from) lower than that, and Created our (a.s.) enemies from Sijjeen, and Created their friend from them, from lower than that’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ سَيْفٍ عَنْ حَسَّانَ عَنْ أَبِي مُحَمَّدٍ الْبَزَّازِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي حُذَيْفَةُ بْنُ أَسِيدٍ الْغِفَارِيُّ صَاحِبُ النَّبِيِّ ص قَالَ: دَخَلْتُ عَلَى عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ع فَرَأَيْتُهُ يَحْمِلُ شَيْئاً قُلْتُ مَا هَذَا قَالَ هَذَا دِيوَانُ شِيعَتِنَا قُلْتُ أَرِنِي أَنْظُرُ فِيهَا اسْمِي فَقُلْتُ إِنِّي لَسْتُ أَقْرَأُ إِنَّ ابْنَ أَخِي يَقْرَأُ فَدَعَا بِكِتَابٍ فَنَظَرَ فِيهِ فَقَالَ ابْنُ أَخِي اسْمِي وَ رَبِّ الْكَعْبَةَ قُلْتُ وَيْلَكَ أَيْنَ اسْمِي فَنَظَرَ فَوَجَدَ بَعْدَ اسْمِهِ بِثَمَانِيَةِ أَسْمَاءَ.


3. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad from Ali Bin Al Hakam, from Sayf, from Hassan, from Abu Muhammad al Bazaz who said, ‘It was narrated to me by Huzeyfa Bin Saeyd Al Gifary, ‘A companion of the Prophet (saww) said: ‘I entered to see Ali (a.s.) Bin Al-Husayn (a.s.) and I saw him (a.s.) carrying something. I said, ‘What is this?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘This is a register of our (a.s.) Shias’. I said, ‘Can you (a.s.) show me to look for my name in it?’ I said, ‘I am not literate, my nephew is literate. He (a.s.) called for the book and he looked into it, and my nephew said, ‘My name, by the Lord of the Kabah!’ I said, ‘Woe be unto you! Where is my name?’ So, he looked and found it eight names after his name’’.




حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ النُّعْمَانِ عَنِ ابْنِ مُسْكَانَ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع‏ أَنَّ حَبَابَةَ الْوَالِبِيَّةَ كَانَ إِذَا وَفَدَ النَّاسُ إِلَى مُعَاوِيَةَ وَفَدَتْ هِيَ إِلَى الْحُسَيْنِ ع وَ كَانَتِ امْرَأَةً شَدِيدَةَ الِاجْتِهَادِ قَدْ يَبِسَ جِلْدُهَا عَلَى بَطْنِهَا مِنَ الْعِبَادَةِ وَ أَنَّهَا خَرَجَتْ مَرَّةً وَ مَعَهَا ابْنُ عَمٍّ لَهَا غُلَامٌ فَدَخَلَتْ بِهِ عَلَى الْحُسَيْنِ ع فَقَالَتْ لَهُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ فَانْظُرْ هَلْ تَجِدُ ابْنَ عَمِّي هَذَا فِيمَا عِنْدَكُمْ وَ هَلْ تَجِدُهُ نَاجِياً قَالَ فَقَالَ نَعَمْ نَجِدُهُ عِنْدَنَا وَ نَجِدُهُ نَاجِياً.


4. It is narrated to us by Muhammad Bin Abdul Jabbar, from Muhammad Bin Ismail, from Ali Bin Al Numan, from Ibn Muskan, from Is’haq, from Is’haq Bin Ammar, from Abu Baseer, ‘From Abu Abdullah (a.s.): ‘When the people went in a delegation to Muawiya, Hababat Al-Walibiya went in a delegation to Al-Husayn (a.s.). And she was a woman of severe struggle and her skin had dried upon her belly from the (acts of) worship. She went out once and with her was a son of her uncle, a young boy. She entered with him to Al-Husayn (a.s.) and said, ‘May I be sacrificed for you (a.s.)! Can you (a.s.) look and see whether you (a.s.) find this son of my uncle in what is with you (a.s.), and whether you (a.s.) find him as one to attain salvation?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Yes, we (a.s.) do find him with us (a.s.), and we (a.s.) do find him as one to attain salvation’’.




حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ يَزِيدَ عَنِ الْوَشَّاءِ عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ قَالَ: خَرَجْتُ بِأَبِي بَصِيرٍ أَقُودُهُ إِلَى بَابِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ فَقَالَ لِي لَا تَتَكَلَّمْ وَ لَا تَقُلْ شَيْئاً فَانْتَهَيْتُ بِهِ إِلَى الْبَابِ فَتَنَحْنَحَ فَسَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع يَقُولُ يَا فُلَانَةُ افْتَحِي لِأَبِي مُحَمَّدٍ الْبَابَ قَالَ فَدَخَلْنَا وَ السِّرَاجُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ فَإِذَا سَفَطٌ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ مَفْتُوحٌ قَالَ فَوَقَعَتْ عَلَيَّ الرِّعْدَةُ فَجَعَلْتُ أَرْتَعِدُ فَرَفَعَ رَأْسَهُ إِلَيَّ فَقَالَ أَ بَزَّازٌ أَنْتَ فَقُلْتُ نَعَمْ جَعَلَنِيَ اللَّهُ فِدَاكَ قَالَ فَرَمَى إِلَيَّ بِمُلَاءَةٍ قُوهِيَّةٍ كَانَتْ عَلَى الْمِرْفَقَةِ فَقَالَ اطْوِ هَذِهِ فَطَوَيْتُهَا ثُمَّ قَالَ أَ بَزَّازٌ أَنْتَ وَ هُوَ يَنْظُرُ فِي الصَّحِيفَةِ قَالَ فَازْدَدْتُ رِعْدَةً قَالَ فَلَمَّا خَرَجْنَا قُلْتُ يَا أَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ مَا رَأَيْتُ كَمَا مَرَّ بِي اللَّيْلَةَ إِنِّي وَجَدْتُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع سَفَطاً قَدْ أَخْرَجَ مِنْهُ صَحِيفَةً فَنَظَرَ فِيهَا فَكُلَّمَا نَظَرَ فِيهَا أَخَذَتْنِي الرِّعْدَةُ قَالَ فَضَرَبَ أَبُو بَصِيرٍ يَدَهُ عَلَى جَبْهَتِهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ وَيْحَكَ أَلَّا أَخْبَرْتَنِي فَتِلْكَ وَ اللَّهِ الصَّحِيفَةُ الَّتِي فِيهَا أَسَامِي الشِّيعَةِ وَ لَوْ أَخْبَرْتَنِي لَسَأَلْتُهُ أَنْ يُرِيَكَ اسْمَكَ فِيهَا.


5. It is narrated to us by Ibn Yazeed, from Al Washa, from Abu Hamza who said, ‘I went out with Abu Baseer. I seated him at the door of Abu Abdullah (a.s.). He said to me, ‘Neither discuss nor speak anything’. So I ended with him to the door, and he cleared his throat. I heard Abu Abdullah (a.s.) saying: ‘O so and so! Open the door for Abu Muhammad’. He (the narrator) said, ‘So we entered and the lantern was in front of him (a.s.), and there was a bowl in front of him (a.s.), open. The shivering affected me and I went on to tremble. He (a.s.) raised his (a.s.) head towards me and said: ‘Are you Bazzaz?’ I said, ‘Yes, may I be sacrificed for you (a.s.)!’ He (the narrator) said, ‘He (a.s.) threw a quilt towards me which was upon a pillow and said: ‘Fold this’. So I folded it. Then he (a.s.) said: ‘Are you Bazzaz’, and he (a.s.) was looking into the parchment. The shivering increased. When we went out, I said, ‘O Abu Muhammad! I have not seen a night like what has passed with me. I found a basket in front of Abu Abdullah (a.s.) and he (a.s.) brought out a parchment from it and looked into it. Every time he (a.s.) looked into it, the shivering seized me’. He (the narrator) said, ‘Abu Baseer struck his hand upon his forehead, then said, ‘Woe be unto you! Shall I inform you? By Allah that parchment is the one in which are names of the Shias, and if you had told me I would have asked him (a.s.) to show you your name in it’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْأَهْوَازِيِّ عَنْ فَضَالَةَ عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ أَبِي بَكْرٍ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ بْنِ أَسِيدٍ الْغِفَارِيِّ قَالَ: لَمَّا وَادَعَ الْحَسَنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ ع مُعَاوِيَةَ وَ انْصَرَفَ إِلَى الْمَدِينَةِ صَحِبْتُهُ فِي مُنْصَرَفِهِ وَ كَانَ بَيْنَ عَيْنَيْهِ حِمْلُ بَعِيرٍ لَا يُفَارِقُهُ حَيْثُ تَوَجَّهَ فَقُلْتُ لَهُ ذَاتَ يَوْمٍ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ يَا أَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ هَذَا الْحِمْلُ لَا يُفَارِقُكَ حَيْثُ مَا تَوَجَّهْتَ فَقَالَ يَا حُذَيْفَةُ أَ تَدْرِي مَا هُوَ قُلْتُ لَا قَالَ هَذَا الدِّيوَانُ قُلْتُ دِيوَانُ مَا ذَا قَالَ دِيوَانُ شِيعَتِنَا فِيهِ أَسْمَاؤُهُمْ قُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ فَأَرِنِي اسْمِي قَالَ اغْدُ بِالْغَدَاةِ قَالَ فَغَدَوْتُ إِلَيْهِ وَ مَعِي ابْنُ أَخٍ لِي وَ كَانَ يَقْرَأُ وَ لَمْ أَكُنْ أَقْرَأُ قَالَ مَا غَدَا بِكَ قُلْتُ الْحَاجَةُ الَّتِي وَعَدْتَنِي قَالَ مَنْ ذَا الْفَتَى مَعَكَ قُلْتُ ابْنُ أَخٍ لِي وَ هُوَ يَقْرَأُ وَ لَسْتُ أَقْرَأُ قَالَ فَقَالَ لِيَ اجْلِسْ فَجَلَسْتُ فَقَالَ عَلَيَّ بِالدِّيوَانِ الْأَوْسَطِ قَالَ فَأُتِيَ بِهِ قَالَ فَنَظَرَ الْفَتَى فَإِذَا الْأَسْمَاءُ تَلُوحُ قَالَ فَبَيْنَمَا هُوَ يَقْرَأُ إِذْ قَالَ هُوَ يَا عَمَّاهْ هُوَ ذَا اسْمِي قُلْتُ ثَكِلَتْكَ أُمُّكَ انْظُرْ أَيْنَ اسْمِي قَالَ فَصَفَحَ ثُمَّ قَالَ هُوَ ذَا اسْمُكَ فَاسْتَبْشَرْنَا وَ اسْتُشْهِدَ الْفَتَى مَعَ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ع‏.


6. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Al Ahwazy, from Fazalat, from Suleyman, from Umar Bin Abu Bakr, from a man, from Huzeyfa Bin Aseyd Al Gifary who said, ‘When Al-Husayn (a.s.) Bin Ali (a.s.) bade farewell to Muawiya and left to go to Al-Medina, I accompanied him (a.s.) in his (a.s.) journey, and there was a loaded camel in front of his (a.s.) eyes, not separating from it wherever he (a.s.) headed. One day I said to him (a.s.), ‘May I be sacrificed for you (a.s.) O Abu Muhammad (a.s.)! This luggage, you (a.s.) do not separate from it wherever you (a.s.) are headed’. He (a.s.) said: ‘O Huzeyfa! Do you know what it is?’ I said, ‘No’. He (a.s.) said: ‘This is the register’. I said, ‘A register of what?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Register of our (a.s.) Shias wherein are their name’. I said, ‘May I be sacrificed for you (a.s.)! Show me my name’. He (a.s.) said: ‘Come in the morning’. He (a.s.) said: ‘I went to him in the morning and with me was a nephew of mine, and he was literate and I could not read. He (a.s.) said: ‘What have you come for in the morning?’ I said, ‘The need which you (a.s.) promised me’. He (a.s.) said: ‘Who is that youth with you?’ I said, ‘A nephew of mine, and he is literate, and I am not literate’. He (the narrator) said, ‘He (a.s.) said to me: ‘Be seated!’ So, I sat down. He (a.s.) said: ‘To me (a.s.) with the middle register’. I came with it’. The youth looked and there were names listed. While he was reading when he said, ‘O uncle! Here is my name!’ I said, ‘May your mother be bereft of you! Look where my name is’. He turned a page, then said, ‘There is your name’. So, we were cheered, and the youth was martyred with Al-Husayn (a.s.) Bin Ali (a.s.)’’.




حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ السَّنْجَانِيِّ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ دَاوُدَ الرَّقِّيِّ قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِأَبِي الْحَسَنِ الْمَاضِي ع اسْمِي عِنْدَكُمْ فِي السَّفَطِ الَّتِي فِيهَا أَسْمَاءُ شِيعَتِكُمْ فَقَالَ إِي وَ اللَّهِ فِي النَّامُوسِ‏.


7. It is narrated to us by Ali Bin Al Hassan, from Al Husayn Bin Al Hassan Al Snajaie, from Al Husayn Bin Yasser, from Dawood Al Raqy who said, ‘I said to Abu Al-Hassan Al-Maazy (7 (th) Imam (a.s.)), ‘Is my name with you in the basket wherein are names of your (a.s.) Shias?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Yes, by Allah , in Al-Namous (code book)’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْبَرْقِيِّ عَنِ الْمَرْزُبَانِ بْنِ عِمْرَانَ قَالَ: سَأَلْتُ الرِّضَا ع عَنْ نَفْسِي فَقُلْتُ أَسْأَلُكَ عَنْ أَهَمِّ الْأَشْيَاءِ أَ مِنْ شِيعَتِكُمْ أَنَا فَقَالَ نَعَمْ فَقُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ فَتَعْرِفُ اسْمِي فِي الْأَسْمَاءِ قَالَ نَعَمْ‏.


8. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Al Barqy, from Al Marzaban Bin Imran who said, ‘I asked Al-Ridha (a.s.) about myself, I said, ‘I ask you (a.s.) about the most important of the things. Am I from your (a.s.) Shias?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Yes’. I said, ‘May I be sacrificed for you (a.s.)! Did you (a.s.) recognise my name among the names?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Yes’’.




حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ هَاشِمٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ بْنِ الْمُهْتَدِي عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ جُنْدَبٍ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا ع‏ أَنَّهُ كَتَبَ إِلَيْهِ فِي رِسَالَةٍ أَنَّ شِيعَتَنَا مَكْتُوبُونَ بِأَسْمَائِهِمْ وَ أَسْمَاءِ آبَائِهِمْ أَخَذَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْنَا وَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمِيثَاقَ يَرِدُونَ مَوْرِدَنَا وَ يَدْخُلُونَ مَدْخَلَنَا لَيْسَ عَلَى مِلَّةِ الْإِسْلَامِ غَيْرُنَا وَ غَيْرُهُمْ‏.


9. It is narrated to us by Ibrahim Bin Hashim, from Abdul Aziz Bin Al Muhtady, from Abdullah Bin Jundab, ‘From Abu Al-Hassan Al-Ridha (a.s.) having written to him in a message: ‘Our (a.s.) Shias are written with their names and names of their fathers. Allah has Taken the Covenant upon us (a.s.) and upon them. They turn our (a.s.) turnings and enter our (a.s.) entering. There isn’t any nation of Al-Islam apart from us (a.s.) and them’’.




حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَمَّنْ رَوَاهُ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ عَمِّهِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ السَّرِيِّ الْكَرْخِيِّ قَالَ: كُنْتُ عِنْدَ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع فَدَخَلَ عَلَيْهِ شَيْخٌ وَ مَعَهُ ابْنُهُ فَقَالَ لَهُ الشَّيْخُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ أَ مِنْ شِيعَتِكُمْ أَنَا فَأَخْرَجَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع صَحِيفَةً مِثْلَ فَخِذِ الْبَعِيرِ فَنَاوَلَهُ طَرَفَهَا ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُ أَدْرِجْ فَأَدْرَجَهُ حَتَّى أَوْقَفَهُ عَلَى حَرْفٍ مِنْ حُرُوفِ الْمُعْجَمِ فَإِذَا اسْمُ ابْنِهِ قَبْلَ اسْمِهِ فَصَاحَ الِابْنُ فَرَحاً اسْمِي وَ اللَّهِ فَرَحِمَ‏ الشَّيْخَ ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُ أَدْرِجْ فَأَدْرَجَ ثُمَّ أَوْقَفَهُ أَيْضاً عَلَى اسْمِهِ كَذَلِكَ‏.


10. It is narrated to us by Abdullah Bin Muhammad, from the one who reported it, from Muhammad Bin Al Hassan, from his uncle Ali Bin Al Sary Al Karkhy who said, ‘I was in the presence of Abu Abdullah (a.s.) and an old man entered to see him (a.s.) and his son was with him. The sheikh said to him (a.s.), ‘May I be sacrificed for you (a.s.)! Am I from your (a.s.) Shias?’ Abu Abdullah (a.s.) brought out a parchment like the thigh of a camel and gave him its end, then said to him: ‘Go through the list’, and he went through the list until he stopped upon a letter from the letters of the dictionary, and there was the name of his son before his name. The son shouted out of happiness, ‘My name, by Allah !’ He (a.s.) felt pity on the old man. Then he (a.s.) said to him: ‘Go through the list’. He went through the list, then stopped him upon his name like that’’.