Kitāb al-Ghayba > Refutation of Waqifiya belief
Hadith #1

وأما الذي يدل على فساد مذهب الواقفة الذين وقفوا في إمامة أبي الحسن موسى عليه السلام وقالوا:إنه المهدي، فقولهم باطل بما ظهر من موته عليه السلام، واشتهر واستفاض، كما اشتهر موت أبيه وجده ومن تقدم من آبائه عليهم السلام. ولو شككنا لم ننفصل من الناووسية والكيسانية والغلاة والمفوضة الذين خالفوا في موت من تقدم من آبائه عليهم السلام. على أن موته اشتهر ما لم يشتهر موت أحد من آبائه عليهم السلام، لأنه أظهر وأحضر والقضاة والشهود. ونودي عليه ببغداد على الجسر وقيل: "هذا الذي تزعم الرافضة أنه حي لا يموت مات حتف أنفه" وما جرى هذا المجرى لا يمكن الخلاف فيه.

Waqifiya stop at the Imamate of Abul Hasan Musa (a.s) and say that he is the Mahdi. Their assertion is invalid, because his death was manifest and well known and widely reported, like the deaths of his father, grandfather and his other forefathers before him were witnessed and reported widely. If we doubt his death, we will not have any merit of distinction from Nawusiyya, Kaisaniyya, Ghulat and Mufawwidha, who disputed the deaths of his forefathers, peace be on them all. Besides, his death was widely witnessed, more so than the death of anyone of his forefathers, because it was very much visible. They called the judges and witnesses and a proclamation was made in Baghdad over the bridge and it was declared, “He is the person the Rafidha believe is ever-alive and immortal, and has died now through a natural death.” And the other similar acts of publicity of his death are facts that cannot be disputed.