Al-Khiṣāl > A Divine Leader Can Be Recognized By Four Characteristics
Hadith #1

4-12 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار، عن محمد ابن أحمد، عن محمد بن الوليد، عن حماد بن عثمان، عن الحارث بن المغيرة النصري قال: قلت لابي عبد الله عليه السلام: بم يعرف صاحب هذا الامر؟ قال: بالسكينة والوقار والعلم والوصية

4-12 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar quoted Muhammad ibn Ahmad, on the authority of Muhammad ibn al-Walid, on the authority of Hammad ibn Uthman, on the authority of Al-Harith ibn al-Muqayrih al-Nasri, “I asked Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq, ‘What are the signs with which one can recognize a true Divine Leader?’ The Imam (MGB) replied, ‘Serenity, solemnity, knowledge and will .’”