32. Selling Arms to al- Sultan

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1- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ سَيْفِ بْنِ عَمِيرَةَ عَنْ أَبِي بَكْرٍ الْحَضْرَمِيِّ قَالَ دَخَلْنَا عَلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) فَقَالَ لَهُ حَكَمٌ السَّرَّاجُ مَا تَرَى فِيمَنْ يَحْمِلُ السُّرُوجَ إِلَى الشَّامِ وَأَدَاتَهَا فَقَالَ لا بَأْسَ أَنْتُمُ الْيَوْمَ بِمَنْزِلَةِ أَصْحَابِ رَسُولِ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) إِنَّكُمْ فِي هُدْنَةٍ فَإِذَا كَانَتِ الْمُبَايَنَةُ حَرُمَ عَلَيْكُمْ أَنْ تَحْمِلُوا إِلَيْهِمُ السُّرُوجَ وَالسِّلاحَ.


1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Sayf ibn ‘Amirah from Abu Bakr al-Hadramiy who has said the following: “Once, we visited abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, and Hakam ibn al-Sarraj asked him (the Imam), ‘What is your decision about carrying saddles and things related to al-Sham (Syria)?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful. Today you are like the companions of the Messenger of Allah. You live in peace time. When there is hostility, then it is unlawful for you to carry to them saddles and arms to them.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (9/69)



2- أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ رِبَاطٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَارَةَ عَنْ هِنْدٍ السَّرَّاجِ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) أَصْلَحَكَ اللهُ إِنِّي كُنْتُ أَحْمِلُ السِّلاحَ إِلَى أَهْلِ الشَّامِ فَأَبِيعُهُ مِنْهُمْ فَلَمَّا أَنْ عَرَّفَنِيَ اللهُ هَذَا الأمْرَ ضِقْتُ بِذَلِكَ وَقُلْتُ لا أَحْمِلُ إِلَى أَعْدَاءِ اللهِ فَقَالَ احْمِلْ إِلَيْهِمْ فَإِنَّ اللهَ يَدْفَعُ بِهِمْ عَدُوَّنَا وَعَدُوَّكُمْ يَعْنِي الرُّومَ وَبِعْهُمْ فَإِذَا كَانَتِ الْحَرْبُ بَيْنَنَا فَلا تَحْمِلُوا فَمَنْ حَمَلَ إِلَى عَدُوِّنَا سِلاحاً يَسْتَعِينُونَ بِهِ عَلَيْنَا فَهُوَ مُشْرِكٌ.


2. Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from ibn Mahbub from Ali ibn al-Hassan ibn Ribat from abu Sarah from Hind ibn Faddal-Sarraj who has said the following: “I once asked abu Ja’far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, saying, ‘I pray to Allah to keep you well, I used to carry arms to sell to people of al-Sham. Ever since Allah has helped me to recognize the matter (Divine Authority of ‘A’immah) it bothers me, and I think I must not deliver arms to the enemies of Allah.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘You can do so because Allah repels through them our enemy and your enemy- the Romans - and sell it to them. When there is war among us, then do not carry arms to them. Those who carry arms to our enemies which help them against us, such people are like pagans.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (19/70)



3- أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) عَنِ الْفِئَتَيْنِ تَلْتَقِيَانِ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْبَاطِلِ أَنَبِيعُهُمَا السِّلاحَ قَالَ بِعْهُمَا مَا يَكُنُّهُمَا كَالدِّرْعِ وَالْخُفَّيْنِ وَنَحْوِ هَذَا.


3. Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Hisham ibn Salim from Muhammad ibn Qays who has said the following: “This is concerning my question before abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the two groups of falsehood who fight each other; if I can sell arms to them. He (the Imam) said, ‘You can sell to them protective materials, like shields and shoes and so on.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: صحيح 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (9/70)



4- أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ الْبَرْقِيِّ عَنِ السَّرَّادِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قُلْتُ لَهُ إِنِّي أَبِيعُ السِّلاحَ قَالَ لا تَبِعْهُ فِي فِتْنَةٍ.


4. Ahmad ibn Muhammad from abu ‘Abd Allah al-Barqiy from al-Sarrad who has said the following: “I once said to abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, that I sell arms. He (the Imam) said, ‘You must not sell them in times of mischief.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (9/71)