14. Regarding the power of the imams (asws) and what they (asws) have been given from that

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حَدَّثَنَا الإختصاص ير، أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْمَلِكِ الْقُمِّيِّ عَنْ إِدْرِيسَ‏ عَنِ الصَّادِقِ ع قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ‏ إِنَّ مِنَّا أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ لَمَنِ الدُّنْيَا عِنْدَهُ بِمِثْلِ هَذِهِ وَ عَقَدَ بِيَدِهِ عَشَرَةً.


1. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Muhammad Bin Sinan, from Abdul Malik al Qummi, from Idress, ‘From Al-Sadiq (a.s.), he (the narrator) said, ‘I heard him (a.s.) saying: ‘From us (a.s.), People (a.s.) of the Household, are ones to whom the world is like this’, and he (a.s.) linked by his hands, ten (fingers)’ (i.e., encompasses the world)’’.




حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ طَلْحَةَ عَنْ حَمْزَةَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْمُطَّلِبِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْجُعْفِيِ‏ قَالَ: دَخَلْتُ عَلَى الرِّضَا ع وَ مَعِي صَحِيفَةٌ أَوْ قِرْطَاسٌ فِيهِ عَنْ جَعْفَرٍ ع أَنَّ الدُّنْيَا مُثِّلَتْ‏ لِصَاحِبِ هَذَا الْأَمْرِ فِي مِثْلِ فِلْقَةِ الْجَوْزَةِ فَقَالَ يَا حَمْزَةُ ذَا وَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ فَانْقُلُوهُ إِلَى أَدِيمٍ‏.


2. It is narrated to us by Ali Bin Ismail, from Musa Bin Talha, from Hamza Bin Abdul Muttalib Bin Abdullah Al Jufy who said, ‘I entered to see Al-Ridha (a.s.) and with me was a parchment or paper, in it was from Ja’far (a.s.): ‘The world is resembled for the Master (a.s.) of this command in like a segment of the walnut shell’. He (a.s.) said: ‘O Hamza! That, by Allah , is true’. I transferred (copied) it to a (treated) skin (for permanent recording)’’.




حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ سَعْدَانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ عَنْ سَمَاعَةَ بْنِ مِهْرَانَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع‏ إِنَّ الدُّنْيَا تَمَثَّلَ لِلْإِمَامِ فِي مِثْلِ فِلْقَةِ الْجَوْزِ فَمَا يَعْرِضُ‏ لِشَيْ‏ءٍ مِنْهَا وَ إِنَّهُ لَيَتَنَاوَلُهَا مِنْ أَطْرَافِهَا كَمَا يَتَنَاوَلُ أَحَدُكُمْ مِنْ فَوْقِ مَائِدَتِهِ مَا يَشَاءُ فَلَا يَعْزُبُ عَنْهُ مِنْهَا شَيْ‏ءٌ.


3. It is narrated to us by Muhammad Bin Al Husayn, from Musa Bin Sa’dan, from Abdullah Bin Al Qasim, from Sama’at Bin Mihran who said, ‘Abu Abdullah (a.s.) said: ‘The world is resembled to the Imam (a.s.) in like a segment of the walnut shell, so whatever thing presents from it, and he (a.s.) can take from its ends just as one of you tend to take from above his table meal whatever he so desires to, so nothing from it is too far (for him (a.s.))’’.




حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَمَّنْ رَوَاهُ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ حَمْزَةَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْجَعْفَرِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ ع قَالَ: كَتَبْتُ فِي ظَهْرِ قِرْطَاسٍ أَنَّ الدُّنْيَا مُمَثَّلَةٌ لِلْإِمَامِ كَفِلْقَةِ الْجَوْزَةِ فَدَفَعْتُهُ إِلَى أَبِي الْحَسَنِ ع وَ قُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ إِنَّ أَصْحَابَنَا رَوَوْا حَدِيثاً مَا أَنْكَرْتُهُ غَيْرَ أَنِّي أَحْبَبْتُ أَنْ أَسْمَعَهُ مِنْكَ قَالَ فَنَظَرَ فِيهِ ثُمَّ طَوَاهُ حَتَّى ظَنَنْتُ أَنَّهُ قَدْ شَقَّ عَلَيْهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ هُوَ حَقٌّ فَحَوِّلْهُ فِي أَدِيمٍ‏.


4. It is narrated to us by Abdullah Bin Muhammad, from the one who reported it, from Muhammad Bin Khalid, from Hamza Bin Abdullah Al Ja’fari, ‘From Abu Al-Hassan (a.s.), he (the narrator) said, ‘I wrote in the back of a paper, ‘The world is resembled for the Imam (a.s.) like a walnut shell’, and I handed it over to Abu Al-Hassan (a.s.) and said, ‘May I be sacrificed for you (a.s.)! Our Companions are reporting a Hadeeth what I deny, apart from that I would love to hear it from you (a.s.)’. He (the narrator) said: ‘He (a.s.) looked into it, then folded it until I thought it had been grievous upon him (a.s.). Then he (a.s.) said: ‘It is true, so transfer it in a (treated) skin (for permanent recording)’’.