7. The Undesirability of Sitting near the Unjust Judges

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1- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ قَالَ مَرَّ بِي أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ وَأَبُو عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) وَأَنَا جَالِسٌ عِنْدَ قَاضٍ بِالْمَدِينَةِ فَدَخَلْتُ عَلَيْهِ مِنَ الْغَدِ فَقَالَ لِي مَا مَجْلِسٌ رَأَيْتُكَ فِيهِ أَمْسِ قَالَ قُلْتُ لَهُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ إِنَّ هَذَا الْقَاضِيَ لِي مُكْرِمٌ فَرُبَّمَا جَلَسْتُ إِلَيْهِ فَقَالَ لِي وَمَا يُؤْمِنُكَ أَنْ تَنْزِلَ اللَّعْنَةُ فَتَعُمَّ مَنْ فِي الْمَجْلِسِ.


1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from certain persons of our people from Muhammad ibn Muslim who has narrated the following: “Once, in al-Madinah I was sitting before a judge, when abu Ja‘far and abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhim al- Salam, passed by. The next day I went to visit him (the Imam), he asked, ‘What was the gathering where I saw you?’ I said, ‘I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause, this judge honors me and sometimes I sit with him.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘What will protect you if condemnation falls up on such gathering to encompass you also?’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرسل 2 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (4/272)