Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of what has been narrated with regards to that Abu Ja’far al-Baqir, peace be upon them both , that he said: «If you know, then do as you wish»
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أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن أبيه، عن علي بن النعمان، عن فضيل بن عثمان، قال: سئل أبو عبد الله عليه السلام فقيل له: إن هؤلاء الأخابث يروون عن أبيك يقولون: أن أباك عليه السلام قال: " إذا عرفت فاعمل ما شئت " فهم يستحلون بعد ذلك كل محرم قال: ما لهم لعنهم الله؟! إنما قال أبي عليه السلام: إذا عرفت الحق فاعمل ما شئت من خير يقبل منك.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Isa, from his father, from Ali bin Nu’man, from Fudail bin Uthman, that he said: Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, was asked and it was said to him: Indeed, these wicked ones narrate of your father and say: Indeed, your father, peace be upon him, said: «If you know, then do as you wish» and hence, after that they declare as allowable every forbidden thing. He said: What is it with them, may Allah curse them? My father, peace be upon him, only said: If you know the truth, then do what you wish of goodness; it will be accepted from you.