Al-Kāfi - Volume 6 > Beginning of the Creation of a Human Being and His Turning in His Mother’s Womb
Hadith #1

مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ جَمِيعاً عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ النُّعْمَانِ عَنْ سَلَّامِ بْنِ الْمُسْتَنِيرِ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ( عليه السلام ) عَنْ قَوْلِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ مُخَلَّقَةٍ وَ غَيْرِ مُخَلَّقَةٍ فَقَالَ الْمُخَلَّقَةُ هُمُ الذَّرُّ الَّذِينَ خَلَقَهُمُ اللَّهُ فِي صُلْبِ آدَمَ ( عليه السلام ) أَخَذَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمِيثَاقَ ثُمَّ أَجْرَاهُمْ فِي أَصْلَابِ الرِّجَالِ وَ أَرْحَامِ النِّسَاءِ وَ هُمُ الَّذِينَ يَخْرُجُونَ إِلَى الدُّنْيَا حَتَّى يُسْأَلُوا عَنِ الْمِيثَاقِوَ أَمَّا قَوْلُهُ وَ غَيْرِ مُخَلَّقَةٍ فَهُمْ كُلُّ نَسَمَةٍ لَمْ يَخْلُقْهُمُ اللَّهُ فِي صُلْبِ آدَمَ ( عليه السلام ) حِينَ خَلَقَ الذَّرَّ وَ أَخَذَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمِيثَاقَ وَ هُمُ النُّطَفُ مِنَ الْعَزْلِ وَ السِّقْطُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يُنْفَخَ فِيهِ الرُّوحُ وَ الْحَيَاةُ وَ الْبَقَاءُ .

1. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad and Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from all from al- Hassan ibn Mahbub from Muhammad ibn al-Nu’man from Salam ibn al-Mustanir who has said the following: “I once asked abu Ja’far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the words of Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious, . . created and not created . . (22:5) He (the Imam) said, ‘Created are those whom Allah created in the back of Adam, ‘Alayhi al-Salam. He made them to promise and make a covenant. Then He allowed them to move through the backs of men and wombs of women. They are the ones who come out in the world so that they are asked about the covenant. His words ‘not created’ refer to every strand or trace that Allah did not create in the back of Adam, ‘Alayhi al-Salam when He created the particles and made them to form the covenant. They were the seeds that were not allowed to take place in the womb or were aborted before the spirit was blown in them as well as life and continued life.’”