7. Regarding the dilemmas which cannot be found in the book and the sunnahs, what the imams (asws) recognise

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حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى الْخَثْعَمِيِّ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحِيمِ الْقَصِيرِ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: كَانَ عَلِيٌّ إِذَا وَرَدَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرٌ مَا نَزَلَ بِهِ كِتَابٌ وَ لَا سُنَّةٌ قَالَ بِرَجْمٍ فَأَصَابَ قَالَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ ع وَ هِيَ الْمُعْضِلَاتُ.


1. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Muhammad Bin Abu Umeyr, from Muhammad Bin Yahya Al Khas’ami, from Abdul Raheem Al Quseyr, ‘From Abu Ja’far (a.s.) having said: ‘Ali (a.s.) was such that whenever a matter was referred to him (a.s.), neither had the Book Revealed it nor a Sunnah, he (a.s.) spoke with the inferring, and he (a.s.) was correct’. Abu Ja’far (a.s.), and these are the dilemmas’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحِيمِ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: كَانَ عَلِيٌّ ع يَقْضِي بِكِتَابِ اللَّهِ وَ سُنَّةِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ فَإِذَا جَاءَهُ مَا لَيْسَ فِي الْكِتَابِ وَ السُّنَّةِ رَجَمَ فَأَصَابَ وَ هِيَ الْمُعْضِلَاتُ.


2. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Al Husayn Bin Saeed, from Al Qasim Bin Muhammad Bin Yahya, from Abdul Raheem, ‘From Abu Ja’far (a.s.) having said: ‘Ali (a.s.) used to judge by the Book of Allah (azwj) and Sunnah of Rasool-Allah (saww). Whenever there came to him (a.s.) what wasn’t in the Book and the Sunnah, he (a.s.) inferred and was correct, and these are the dilemmas’’.




حَدَّثَنِي عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ عِيسَى بْنِ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ مُسْكَانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحِيمِ الْقَصِيرِ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: إِنَّ عَلِيّاً ع إِذَا وَرَدَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرٌ مَا نَزَلَ بِهِ كِتَابٌ وَ لَا سُنَّةٌ قَالَ رجم [بِرَجْمٍ‏] فَأَصَابَ قَالَ ع وَ هِيَ الْمُعْضِلَاتُ.


3. It is narrated to me by Ali Bin Ismail Bin Isa Bin Safwan Bin Yahya, from Abdullah Muskan, from Abdul Raheem Al Qaseyr, ‘From Abu Ja’far (a.s.) having said: ‘Ali (a.s.), whenever a matter was referred to him (a.s.) what neither had the Quran Revealed nor was there a Sunnah, he (a.s.) inferred, and was correct’. He (a.s.) said: ‘And these are the dilemmas’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ وَ الْبَرْقِيُّ عَنِ النَّضْرِ بْنِ سُوَيْدٍ عَنْ يَحْيَى الْحَلَبِيِّ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ مُسْكَانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحِيمِ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع يَقُولُ‏ إِنَّ عَلِيّاً ع إِذَا وَرَدَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرٌ لَمْ يَجِئْ بِهِ كِتَابٌ وَ لَا سُنَّةٌ رَجَمَ بِهِ يَعْنِي سَاهَمَ فَأَصَابَ ثُمَّ قَالَ يَا عَبْدَ الرَّحِيمِ وَ تِلْكَ الْمُعْضِلَاتُ.


4. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Al Husayn Bin Saeed, and al Barqy, from Al nazar Bin Suwed, from Yahya Al Halby, from Abdullah Muskan, from Abdul Raheem who said, ‘I heard Abu Ja’far (a.s.) saying: ‘Ali (a.s.), when a matter was referred to him (a.s.) which neither had the Book come with it, nor was there a Sunnah (for it), he (a.s.) inferred with it, meaning cast lots’. Then he (a.s.) said: ‘O Abdul Raheem, and these are the dilemmas’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُوسَى عَنْ أَبِي يُوسُفَ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحِيمِ الْقَصِيرِ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ‏ كَانَ عَلِيٌّ ع إِذَا سُئِلَ فِيمَا لَيْسَ فِي كِتَابٍ وَ لَا سُنَّةٍ رَجَمَ فَأَصَابَ وَ هِيَ الْمُعْضِلَاتُ.


5. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Musa, from Abu Yusuf, from Ibn Abu Umeyr, from Muhammad Bin yahya, from Abdul Raheem Al Qaseyr, ‘From Abu Ja’far (a.s.), he (the narrator) said, ‘I heard him (a.s.) saying: ‘Ali (a.s.), whenever he (a.s.) was asked regarding what wasn’t in the Book nor there being a Sunnah (for it), inferred, and was correct, and these are the dilemmas’’.




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُوسَى عَنْ أَيُّوبَ بْنِ نُوحٍ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مُسْكَانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحِيمِ الْقَصِيرِ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: كَانَ عَلِيٌّ ع إِذَا وَرَدَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرٌ مَا نَزَلَ‏ فِيهِ كِتَابٌ وَ لَا سُنَّةٌ رَجَمَ فَأَصَابَ قَالَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ وَ هِيَ الْمُعْضِلَاتُ.


6. It is narrated to us by Ahmad Bin Musa, from Ayoub Bin Nuh, from Safwan, from Abdullah Bin Muskan, from Abdul Raheem Al Qaseyr, ‘From Abu Ja’far (a.s.) having said: ‘Ali (a.s.) was such that whenever a matter was referred to him (a.s.) what the Book had not Revealed regarding it, nor was there a Sunnah (for it), inferred, and was correct’. Abu Ja’far (a.s.) said: ‘And these are the dilemmas’’.




حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَى عَنْ مُوسَى الْحَلَبِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: كَانَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِذَا وَرَدَ عَلَيْهِ مَا لَيْسَ فِي كِتَابٍ وَ لَا سُنَّةِ نَبِيِّهِ فَيَرْجُمُهُ فَيُصِيبُ ذَلِكَ وَ هِيَ مِنَ الْمُعْضِلَاتِ.


7. It is narrated to us by Muhammad Bin Musa, from Musa al Halby, ‘From Abu Abdullah (a.s.) having said: ‘Amir Al-Momineen (a.s.) was such that whenever there was referred to him (a.s.) what wasn’t in the Book nor a Sunnah of His (azwj) Prophet (saww), so he (a.s.) would infer it and got that correct, and these are from the dilemmas’’.