Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the saying of the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, to Ali, peace be upon him: «You are to me in the same position as Harun to Musa, except that there is no Prophet after me»
Hadith #1

حدثنا الحسن بن محمد بن سعيد الهاشمي بالكوفة، قال: حدثنا فرات بن إبراهيم بن فرات الكوفي، قال حدثنا محمد بن علي بن معمر، قال: حدثنا أحمد بن علي الرملي، قال: حدثنا محمد بن موسى، قال: حدثنا يعقوب بن إسحاق المروزي، قال: حدثنا عمرو بن منصور، قال: حدثنا إسماعيل بن أبان، عن يحيى بن كثير، عن أبيه، عن أبي هارون العبدي، قال: سألت جابر بن عبد الله الأنصاري عن معنى قول النبي صلى الله عليه وآله لعلي: عليه السلام " أنت مني بمنزلة هارون من موسى إلا أنه لا نبي بعدي " قال: استخلفه بذلك والله على أمته في حياته وبعد وفاته وفرض عليهم طاعته فمن لم يشهد له بعد هذا القول بالخلافة فهو من الظالمين.

1. We were told by Hasan bin Muhammed bin Sa’eed al-Hashimi in Kufa, that he said: We were told by Furat bin Ibrahim bin Furat al-Kufi, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Ali bin Mu’ammar, that he said: We were told by Ahmad bin Ali al-Ramli, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Musa, that he said: We were told by Ya’qoub bin Ishaq al-Maruzi, that he said: We were told by Amru bin Mansur, that he said: We were told by Isma’il bin Aban, from Yahya bin Kathir, from his father, from Abu Harun al-‘Abdi, that he said: I asked Jabir bin Abdullah al-Ansari about the meaning of the saying of the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, to Ali, peace be upon him: You are to me in the same position as Harun to Musa, except that there is no Prophet after me. He said: He declared him as a Successor by that, by Allah, over his nation during his life and after his demise, and he obligated upon them his obedience. Hence, the one who does not testify for him, after this saying, Successorship, then he is among the wrongdoers.



Hadith #2

حدثنا أحمد بن الحسن القطان، قال: حدثنا الحسن بن علي بن الحسين السكري، قال: أخبرنا محمد بن زكريا، قال: حدثنا جعفر بن محمد بن عمارة، عن أبيه، عن أبي خالد الكابلي، قال: قيل لسيد العابدين علي بن الحسين عليهما السلام: إن الناس يقولون: إن خير الناس بعد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله أبو بكر، ثم عمر، ثم عثمان، ثم علي عليه السلام قال: فما يصنعون بخبر رواه سعيد بن المسيب، عن سعد بن أبي وقاص، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وآله أنه قال لعلي عليه السلام: أنت مني بمنزلة هارون من موسى إلا أنه لا نبي بعدي؟ فمن كان في زمن موسى مثل هارون؟

2. We were told by Ahmad bin Hasan al-Qattan, that he said: We were told by Hasan bin Ali bin Hussain al-Sukkari, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Zakariya, that he said: We were told by Ja’far bin Muhammed bin ‘Umara, from his father, from Abu Khalid al-Kabuli, that he said: It was said to the Master of Worshippers, Ali bin Hussain, peace be upon them both: Indeed, the people are saying: Indeed, the best of people after the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, are Abu Bakr, then Umar, then Uthman, then Ali, peace be upon him. He said: So what do they do with a report narrated by Sa’eed bin Musayyib, of Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas, of the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, that he said to Ali, peace be upon him: «You are to me in the same position as Harun to Musa, except that there is no Prophet after me»? So, who was, during the era of Musa, like Harun?