589. Hadith

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أَبَانُ بْنُ عُثْمَانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مَرْوَانَ عَمَّنْ رَوَاهُ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عليه السلام) قَالَ لَمَّا اتَّخَذَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ إِبْرَاهِيمَ خَلِيلًا أَتَاهُ بُشْرَاهُ بِالْخَلَّةِ فَجَاءَهُ مَلَكُ الْمَوْتِ فِي صُورَةِ شَابٍّ أَبْيَضَ عَلَيْهِ ثَوْبَانِ أَبْيَضَانِ يَقْطُرُ رَأْسُهُ مَاءً وَ دُهْناً فَدَخَلَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ (عليه السلام) الدَّارَ فَاسْتَقْبَلَهُ خَارِجاً مِنَ الدَّارِ وَ كَانَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ (عليه السلام) رَجُلًا غَيُوراً وَ كَانَ إِذَا خَرَجَ فِي حَاجَةٍ أَغْلَقَ بَابَهُ وَ أَخَذَ مِفْتَاحَهُ مَعَهُ ثُمَّ رَجَعَ فَفَتَحَ فَإِذَا هُوَ بِرَجُلٍ قَائِمٍ أَحْسَنَ مَا يَكُونُ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ فَأَخَذَهُ بِيَدِهِ وَ قَالَ يَا عَبْدَ اللَّهِ مَنْ أَدْخَلَكَ دَارِي فَقَالَ رَبُّهَا أَدْخَلَنِيهَا فَقَالَ رَبُّهَا أَحَقُّ بِهَا مِنِّي فَمَنْ أَنْتَ قَالَ أَنَا مَلَكُ الْمَوْتِ فَفَزِعَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ (عليه السلام) فَقَالَ جِئْتَنِي لِتَسْلُبَنِي رُوحِي قَالَ لَا وَ لَكِنِ اتَّخَذَ اللَّهُ عَبْداً خَلِيلًا فَجِئْتُ لِبِشَارَتِهِ قَالَ فَمَنْ هُوَ لَعَلِّي أَخْدُمُهُ حَتَّى أَمُوتَ قَالَ أَنْتَ هُوَ فَدَخَلَ عَلَى سَارَةَ (عليها السلام) فَقَالَ لَهَا إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَبَارَكَ وَ تَعَالَى اتَّخَذَنِي خَلِيلًا.


589. Aban Bin Usman, from Muhammad Bin Marwan, from the one who reported it: ‘Abu Ja’far (a.s.) has said: ‘When Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Took Ibrahim (as) as a friend, Gave him (as) good news in private. The Angel of Death came up to him (as) in the image of a young white man, wearing two white robes, with water and oil dripping from his head. So Ibrahim (as) entered the house, but welcomed him outside the house. And Ibrahim (as) was an honourable (Ghayour) man, and whenever he (as) went out for a need, he (as) would lock his (as) door, and takes its keys with him (as). Then he (as) would return and open it. So there was the man (Angel of Death) standing there, as handsome as a man can be. So he (as) grabbed his hand and said: ‘O servant of Allah (azwj), who entered you into my (as) house?’ He said: ‘Its Lord (azwj) Made me enter it’. So he (as) said: ‘Its Lord (azwj) is more deserving of it than I (as) am. So who are you?’ He said: ‘I am the Angel of death’. Ibrahim (as) panicked and said: ‘You have come to me (as) to capture my (as) soul?’ He said: ‘No. Allah (azwj) has Taken a servant as a friend, so I have come to give the good news to him (as). He (as) said: ‘So who is he (as)? I (as) would like to serve him (as) until I (as) die’. He said: ‘You (as) are him (as)’. So he (as) came up to Sara and said to her: ‘Allah (azwj) Blessed and High has Taken me (as) as a friend!’


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