21. Testimony of a Blind and Speechless

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1- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي نَصْرٍ عَنْ ثَعْلَبَةَ بْنِ مَيْمُونٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنْ شَهَادَةِ الأعْمَى فَقَالَ نَعَمْ إِذَا أَثْبَتَ.


1. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn abu Nasr from Tha‘labah ibn Maymun from Muhammad ibn Qays who has narrated the following: “I once asked abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the testimony of a blind man. He (the Imam) said, ‘Yes, it is admissible if he has preserved it.’”


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2- مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنِ الْحَجَّالِ عَنْ ثَعْلَبَةَ بْنِ مَيْمُونٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) عَنِ الأعْمَى تَجُوزُ شَهَادَتُهُ قَالَ نَعَمْ إِذَا أَثْبَتَ.


2. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from al-Hajjal from Tha‘labah ibn Maymun from Muhammad ibn Qays who has narrated the following: “I once asked abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the testimony of a blind man if it is admissible. He (the Imam) said, ‘Yes, it is admissible if he has preserved it.’”


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3- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ مِهْرَانَ عَنْ دُرُسْتَ عَنْ جَمِيلٍ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) عَنْ شَهَادَةِ الأصَمِّ فِي الْقَتْلِ قَالَ يُؤْخَذُ بِأَوَّلِ قَوْلِهِ وَلا يُؤْخَذُ بِالثَّانِي.


3. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from ’Isma‘il ibn Mehran from Durust from Jamil who has narrated the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the testimony of a speechless man in the case of murder. He (the Imam) said, ‘His first words are admissible and his second words are not admissible.”’


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