Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the report that has been narrated of al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, that he said: «Be calm as long as the Heaven and the earth are calm»
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حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا أحمد بن إدريس، قال: حدثنا سهل بن زياد، قال: حدثني علي بن الريان، قال: حدثنا عبيد الله بن عبد الله الدهقان الواسطي عن الحسين بن خالد الكوفي، عن أبي الحسن الرضا عليه السلام قال: قلت: جعلت فداك حديث كان يرويه عبد الله بن بكير، عن عبيد بن زرارة. قال: فقال لي: وما هو؟ قال: قلت: روي عن عبيد بن زرارة أنه لقي أبا عبد الله عليه السلام في السنة التي خرج فيها إبراهيم بن عبد الله ابن الحسن فقال له: جعلت فداك إن هذا قد ألف الكلام وسارع الناس إليه فما الذي تأمر به؟ قال: فقال: اتقوا الله وأسكنوا ما سكنت السماء والأرض. قال: وكان عبد الله ابن بكير يقول: والله لئن كان عبيد بن زرارة صادقا فما من خروج وما من قائم. قال: فقال لي أبو الحسن عليه السلام: الحديث على ما رواه عبيد وليس على ما تأوله عبد الله بن بكير إنما عنى أبو عبد الله عليه السلام بقوله: " ما سكنت السماء " من النداء باسم صاحبك و " ما سكنت الأرض " من الخسف بالجيش.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Ahmad bin Idrees, that he said: We were told by Sahl bin Ziyad, that he said: I was told by Ali bin Raiyan, that he said: We were told by Ubaidullah bin Abdullah al-Dahqan al-Wasiti, from Hussain bin Khalid al-Kufi, from Abu’l-Hasan al-Rida, peace be upon him, that he said: I said: May I be sacrificed for you. There is a narration that was narrated by Abdullah bin Bukair, ofUbaid bin Zurara. He said: Then he said: And what is it? He said: I said: It was narrated from Ubaid bin Zurara, that he met Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, in the year Ibrahim bin Abdullah ibn Hasan went out (in opposition), and that he said to him: May I be sacrificed for you, indeed, this man has made his speech friendly and made the people quickly join him, so what do you command (us) to? He said: Then he said: Fear Allah and be calm as long as the Heaven and the earth are calm. He said: Abdullah bin Bukair also used to say: By Allah, verily, if Ubaid bin Zurara was truthful, there will be no going out (for opposition), nor any Riser. He said: Then Abu’l-Hasan, peace be upon him, said to me: The narration is according to what Ubaid narrated, and not according to what Abdullah bin Bukair interpreted. Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, only meant with his saying: «as long as the Heaven is calm» for the call with the name of your man, and with «as long as the earth is clam» for the army to sink.