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Hadith #1

1 - حَدَّثَنا مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِبْراهيم إِسْحاق الطَّالِقانِيُّ رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قالَ: حَدَّثَنا أَحْمَدِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَعِيدُ بْنِ عقدة الكُوفِي قالَ: حَدَّثَنا عَلِىِّ بْنِ الحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِىِّ بْنِ فضال، عَن أَبيهِ، عَن أَبي الحَسَن‏مُوسَى الرِّضا عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ قالَ لِلإِمَامِ عَلامَاتٌ يَكُونُ أَعْلَمَ النَّاسِ وَأَحْكَمَ النَّاسِ وَأَتْقَى النَّاسِ وَأَحْلَمَ النَّاسِ وَأَشْجَعَ النَّاسِ وَأَسْخَى النَّاسِ وَأَعْبَدَ النَّاسِ وَيَلِدُ [يُولَدُ] مَخْتُوناً وَيَكُونُ مُطَهَّراً وَيَرَى مِنْ خَلْفِهِ كَمَا يَرَى مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَلا يَكُونُ لَهُ ظِلٌّ وَإِذَا وَقَعَ إِلَى الأَرْضِ مِنْ بَطْنِ أُمِّهِ وَقَعَ عَلَى رَاحَتَيْهِ رَافِعاً صَوْتَهُ بِالشَّهَادَتَيْنِ وَلا يَحْتَلِمُ وَتَنَامُ عَيْنُهُ وَلا يَنَامُ قَلْبُهُ وَيَكُونُ مُحَدَّثاً وَيَسْتَوِي عَلَيْهِ دِرْعُ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ‏ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَلا يُرَى لَهُ بَوْلٌ وَلا غَائِطٌ لانَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ قَدْ وَكَّلَ الأَرْضَ بِابْتِلاعِ مَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْهُ وَتَكُونُ رَائِحَتُهُ أَطْيَبَ مِنْ رَائِحَةِ الْمِسْكِ وَيَكُونُ أَوْلَى بِالنَّاسِ مِنْهُمْ بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ وَأَشْفَقَ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنْ آبَائِهِمْ وَأُمَّهَاتِهِمْ وَيَكُونُ أَشَدَّ النَّاسِ تَوَاضُعاً لِلَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَيَكُونُ آخَذَ النَّاسِ بِمَا يَأْمُرُ بِهِ وَأَكَفَّ النَّاسِ عَمَّا يَنْهَى عَنْهُ وَيَكُونُ دُعَاؤُهُ مُسْتَجَاباً حَتَّى إِنَّهُ لَوْ دَعَا عَلَى صَخْرَةٍ لانْشَقَّتْ بِنِصْفَيْنِ وَيَكُونُ عِنْدَهُ سِلاحُ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ‏ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَسَيْفُهُ ذُو الْفَقَارِ وَتَكُونُ عِنْدَهُ صَحِيفَةٌ فِيهَا أَسْمَاءُ شِيعَتِهِمْ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ وَصَحِيفَةٌ فِيهَا أَسْمَاءُ أَعْدَائِهِمْ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ وَتَكُونُ عِنْدَهُ الْجَامِعَةُ وَهِيَ صَحِيفَةٌ طُولُهَا سَبْعُونَ ذِرَاعاً فِيهَا جَمِيعُ مَا يَحْتَاجُ إِلَيْهِ وُلْدُ آدَمَ وَيَكُونُ عِنْدَهُ الْجَفْرُ الأَكْبَرُ وَالأَصْفَرُ إِهَابُ مَاعِزٍ وَإِهَابُ كَبْشٍ فِيهِمَا جَمِيعُ الْعُلُومِ حَتَّى أَرْشُ الْخَدْشِ وَحَتَّى الْجَلْدَةُ وَنِصْفُ الْجَلْدَةِ وَثُلُثُ الْجَلْدَةِ وَيَكُونُ عِنْدَهُ مُصْحَفُ فَاطِمَةَ عَلَيْهَا السَّلاَمُ.

19-1 Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Ishaq al-Taliqani - May God be pleased with him - narrated that Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Sa’eed ibn Uqda al-Kufi quoted on the authority of Ali ibn Al-Hassan ibn Fadhdhal, on the authority of his father, on the authority of Ali ibn Musa Al-Ridha (s), “There are certain signs designating the Imam. He is the most knowledgeable, the wisest, the most pious, the most patient, the bravest, the most generous, and the person who worships the most among the people. He was born circumcised. He is pure and clean. He sees the back as well he sees the front. He has no shadow. When he falls out of his mother’s uterus onto the ground, he falls onto the palms of his hands and loudly declares the two testimonial declarations (that there is no god but God, and that Muhammad is God’s Messenger). He has no nocturnal pollution. His eyes go to sleep, but his heart will not go to sleep. He is inspired. The armour of God’s Prophet (s) fits him. His urine and feces cannot be seen since the Almighty God has appointed the earth to swallow whatever he excretes. He smells better than they themselves do. He is kinder to the people than their parents are. He is the humblest of all people to the Almighty God. He acts upon what he advises the people to do more than anyone else. He abstains from what he admonishes the people against. His prayers are accepted such that if he wishes a rock to be divided into two parts, it will. He has the weapon of the Prophet of God (s). He has his sword - the ’Thul-Faqar . He has a list of the names of his followers upon the Resurrection Day. He has a list of the names of his enemies until the Resurrection Day. He possesses Al-Jame’a - that is a nearly thirty-five meter long text which encompasses all of the needs of the human beings. He also possesses the al-Jafr al-Akbar and al-Jafr al-Asqar that are a goat-skin (book) and a ram-skin (book) which include all knowledge - even the punishments of a scratch, or one or a half or a third of a crack of a whip are recorded in it. He also possesses the Blessed Lady Fatima’s (s) Mushaf.