Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the narration that has been narrated of the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family: «Do not antagonize the Days, lest they antagonize you»
Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل، قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم، عن عبد الله ابن أحمد الموصلي، عن الصقر بن أبي دلف، قال: لما حمل المتوكل سيدنا أبا الحسن عليه السلام جئت أسأل عن خبره. قال: فنظر إلي الزراقي وكان حاجبا للمتوكل فأومأ إلي أن ادخل عليه فدخلت إليه. فقال: يا صقر ما شأنك؟ فقلت: خير أيها الأستاذ. فقال: اقعد فأخذني ما تقدم وما تأخر وقلت: أخطأت في المجيئ. قال فأوجئ الناس عنه ثم قال: ما شأنك؟ وفيم جئت؟ فقلت: لخبر ما . فقال: لعلك جئت لتسأل عن خبر مولاك؟ فقلت له: ومن مولاي؟ مولاي أمير المؤمنين، فقال: اسكت، مولاك هو الحق فلا تحتشمني فإني على مذهبك، فقلت: الحمد لله، فقال: أتحب أن تراه؟ فقلت: نعم. فقال: اجلس حتى يخرج صاحب البريد من عنده، قال: فجلست فلما خرج قال لغلام له: خذ بيد الصقر فأدخله إلى الحجرة التي فيها العلوي المحبوس وخل بينه وبينه. قال: فأدخلني الحجرة وأومأ إلى بيت فدخلت قال: فإذا هو عليه السلام جالس على صدر حصير وبحذاه قبر محفور، قال: فسلمت فرد ثم أمرني بالجلوس، ثم قال لي: يا صقر ما أتى بك؟ قلت: سيدي جئت أتعرف خبرك. قال: ثم نظرت إلى القبر فبكيت، فنظر إلي فقال: يا صقر لا عليك، لن يصلوا إلينا بسوء، فقلت: الحمد لله، ثم قلت: يا سيدي حديث روي عن النبي صلى الله عليه وآله لا أعرف ما معناه [ف‍] قال: وما هو؟ فقلت: قوله: " لا تعادوا الأيام فتعاديكم " ما معناه؟ فقال: نعم، الأيام نحن ما قامت السماوات والأرض، فالسبت: اسم رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله، والأحد: أمير المؤمنين، والاثنين: الحسن والحسين، والثلاثاء: علي بن الحسين ومحمد بن علي وجعفر بن محمد، والأربعاء: موسى بن جعفر وعلي بن موسى ومحمد بن علي وأنا، والخميس: ابني الحسن، والجمعة: ابن ابني وإليه تجتمع عصابة الحق وهو الذي يملأها قسطا وعدلا كما ملئت ظلما وجورا وهذا معنى الأيام فلا تعادوهم في الدنيا فيعادوكم في الآخرة. ثم قال: ودع وأخرج فلا آمن عليك.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Musa bin Mutawakkil, that he said: We were told by Ali bin Ibrahim, from Abdullah ibn Ahmad al-Mosuli, from Saqr bin Abi Dalaf, that he said: When Mutawakkil carried our Master, Abu’l-Hasan, peace be upon him, I came to ask about his news. He said: Then Zarqani looked at me, and he was a guard for Mutawakkil, and then he pointed to me that I should enter into his place, so I entered into his place. Then he said: O Saqr, what is your case? So I said: Good, O teacher. So he said: Sit. Then I was taken by what preceded and what came late, and I said: I have been mistaken in my coming. He said: Then he pushed the people away from him, and then he said: What is your matter? And for what did you come? So I said: For a certain news. Then he said: Perhaps you have come to ask about the news of your Master? So I said to him: And who is my Master? My Master is the Commander of the Believers. Then he said: Be silent, your Master is the truth, so do not be intimidated from me, for indeed, I am on your sect. So I said: Praise be to Allah. Then he said: Do you want to see him? So I said: Yes. Then he said: Sit until the man of the post exits from him. He said: So I sat, and when I exited, he said to a young man of his: Take the hand of Saqr and let him enter into the room in which is the imprisoned Alawi, and leave from between him and him. He said: So he made me enter the cell and pointed towards a house, so I entered. He said: It was, suddenly, him, peace be upon him, sitting on the middle of a straw mat, and opposite to him was a dug grave. He said: Then I wished peace, and he replied, and then told commanded me to sit. Then he said to me: O Saqr, what brought you? I said: My Master, I have come to know your news. He said: Then I looked at the grave and wept, so he looked at me and said: O Saqr, let it not be upon you, they will not reach us with harm. So I said: Praise be to Allah. Then I said: O my Master, there is a narration narrated of the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, which I do not know its meaning. Then he said: And what is it? Then I said: His saying: «Do not antagonize the Days, lest they antagonize you». What is its meaning? Then he said: Yes, the Days are us, as long as the Heavens and the earth are established. Saturday is a name for Allah’s Messenger, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family; Sunday is the Commander of the Believers; Monday is Hasan and Hussain; Tuesday is Ali bin Hussain, Muhammed bin Ali and Ja’far bin Muhammed; Wednesday is Musa bin Ja’far, Ali bin Musa, Muhammed bin Ali and myself; Thursday is my son, Hasan; and Friday is the son of my son, to whom the group of truth is joined, and he is the one who will fill it with rightness and justice like how it has been filled with oppression and tyranny. This is the meaning of the Days, so do not antagonize them in this world, lest they antagonize you in the Hereafter. Then he said: Say farewell and leave, for I am not assured for you.