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Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل، قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن الحسن بن محبوب، قال: حدثني مقاتل بن سليمان، قال: سألت جعفر ابن محمد عليهما السلام عن قول الله عز وجل: " الرحمن على العرش استوى " قال: استوى من كل شئ فليس شئ أقرب إليه من شئ.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Musa bin Mutawakkil, that he said: We were told by Abdullah bin Ja’far al-Himyari, from Ahmad bin Muhammed, from Hasan bin Mahbub, that he said: I was told by Muqatil bin Sulayman, that he said: I asked Ja’far ibn Muhammed, peace be upon them both, about the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «The Merciful, who above the Throne is evened.» (20:50) He said: He evened Himself with everything, and thus, there is no thing that is closer to Him than another thing.