Al-Kāfi - Volume 2 > Kinds of People
Hadith #3

3ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ عَنْ زُرَارَةَ قَالَ دَخَلْتُ أَنَا وَحُمْرَانُ أَوْ أَنَا وَبُكَيْرٌ عَلَى أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قُلْتُ لَهُ إِنَّا نَمُدُّ الْمِطْمَارَ قَالَ وَمَا الْمِطْمَارُ قُلْتُ التُّرُّ فَمَنْ وَافَقَنَا مِنْ عَلَوِيٍّ أَوْ غَيْرِهِ تَوَلَّيْنَاهُ وَمَنْ خَالَفَنَا مِنْ عَلَوِيٍّ أَوْ غَيْرِهِ بَرِئْنَا مِنْهُ فَقَالَ لِي يَا زُرَارَةُ قَوْلُ الله أَصْدَقُ مِنْ قَوْلِكَ فَأَيْنَ الَّذِينَ قَالَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِلا الْمُسْتَضْعَفِينَ مِنَ الرِّجالِ وَالنِّساءِ وَالْوِلْدانِ لا يَسْتَطِيعُونَ حِيلَةً وَلا يَهْتَدُونَ سَبِيلاً أَيْنَ الْمُرْجَوْنَ لأمْرِ الله أَيْنَ الَّذِينَ خَلَطُوا عَمَلاً صَالِحاً وَآخَرَ سَيِّئاً أَيْنَ أَصْحَابُ الأعْرَافِ أَيْنَ الْمُؤَلَّفَةُ قُلُوبُهُمْ. وَزَادَ حَمَّادٌ فِي الْحَدِيثِ قَالَ فَارْتَفَعَ صَوْتُ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) وَصَوْتِي حَتَّى كَانَ يَسْمَعُهُ مَنْ عَلَى بَابِ الدَّارِ. وَزَادَ فِيهِ جَمِيلٌ عَنْ زُرَارَةَ فَلَمَّا كَثُرَ الْكَلامُ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَهُ قَالَ لِي يَا زُرَارَةُ حَقّاً عَلَى الله أَنْ لا يُدْخِلَ الضُّلالَ الْجَنَّةَ.

3. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hisham ibn Salim from Zurara who has said the following: “Once Humran and I or Bukayr and I went in the presence of abu Ja’far (a.s.) and I said, ‘We use the Mitmar.’ The Imam said, ‘What is the Mitmar?’ I said, ‘It is a measuring device. Whoever of ‘Alawi or none ‘Alawi agrees with us we love them and whoever, ‘Alawi or none ‘Alawi opposes us, we disavow them.’ The Imam said, ‘O Zurara, the words of Allah are more true than your words. Where are those about whom Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, has said, ‘As for the really weak and oppressed men, women, and children who were not able to find any means of obtaining their freedom or of having the right guidance,’ (4:98) and where are those who have hope in Allah’s command? Where are those who mix good deeds with bad deeds? Where are the people of ‘A’raf and where are people whose hearts incline to the truth?’” “Hammad has added in the Haditlr. The voices of abu Ja’far (a.s.) and I became loud and people at the door could hear them. “Jamil from Zurara has added: When many words were exchanged between him and I, he said, ‘O Zurara, it is a right on Allah not to send the straying people to paradise.’”