Narration – Imam Muhammad Taqi (as)

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1- Ikmal al-Dīn: ‘Abd al-‘Adhīm al-Hasani says, I entered upon my mas- ter Muhammad Ibn ‘Ali (a.s) intending to ask him about the Qā’im whether he is the Mahdi or someone else. However, he initiated the topic before I brought it up, saying, “O’ Abu al-Qāsim, the Qā’im from us and he is the Mahdi. It is obligatory to wait for him in his occultation and to obey him in his appearance. He is the third from my sons. By the One Who sent Muhammad with Prophethood and distinguished us through Imamate, even if it does not remain from the world but a single day, Al- lah will prolong that day until he rises. He will fill the earth with equity and justice, as it will be replete with injustice and oppression. Allah, the Exalted, will rectify his order in one night, as He rectified the order of His Converser Moses (a.s) who went to fetch some fire for his family and returned a prophet, an apostle.” Then he said, “The best action of our Shī‘a is to wait for the salvation.

 

2- Al-Ghaiba of al-Ne‘māni: ‘Ali al-Qaisi says, I said to Abu Ja‘far Muhammad Ibn ‘Ali al-Redhā (a.s), “Who is the heir after you?” He said, “My son ‘Ali, my son ‘Ali.” Then he lowered his head down briefly in contemplation and then raised it and said, “There will be a considerable perplexity.” I said, “When it happens, to whom we should turn to?” He remained silent. Then he said, “No where,” and repeated it three times. I asked again. He said, “To the cities.” I asked, “Which city?” He said, “This city of ours; and is there a Medina other than this?”

 

3- Al-Ghaiba of al-Ne‘māni: ‘Abd al-‘Adhīm says that he heard Abu Ja‘far Muhammad Ibn ‘Ali al-Redhā (a.s) say, “When my son ‘Ali dies, the light after him will come into view and then disappear. Woe is for the doubter and bliss is for the believer, who will run with his religion for refuge. Then after that there will be events in which forelocks would go grey and times will be very severe.”

 

4- Kifāya al-Athar: ‘Abd al-‘Adhīm al-Hasani says, I said to Muhammad Ibn ‘Ali Ibn Musā, “I hope that you would be the Qā’im from the Household of Muhammad, who will fill the earth with equity and justice as it will be replete with injustice and oppression.” He said, “O’ Abu al- Qāsim, there is no one of us but he is a Qā’im with the order of Allah and guide to the religion of Allah.

However, I am not the Qā’im through whom Allah will cleanse the earth from men of infidelity and rejection, and will fill it with equity and justice. He is the one whose birth will be hidden from the people and whose person will disappear from them and it will be unlawful to men- tion him by his name. He is the namesake of the Messenger of Allah and will bear his patronym. He is the one for whom the earth will roll and every difficult task will be facilitated for him. His companions, equal to the three hundred and thirteen fighters of Badr, will gather around him from the distant locations of the earth. To this the word of Allah refers, Wherever you be, Allah will bring all of you; verily Allah is all powerful over all things. When this number of people of the earth will unite for him, his command will appear. When the covenant, which is ten thousand people, fulfills for him, he will rise with the permission of Allah. He will continue to kill the enemies of Allah until Allah, the High, will be happy from him.” I asked, “My master, how would he know Allah is pleased with him?” He said, “Allah will cast compassion in his heart.”

 

5- Kifāya al-Athar: Al-Saqar Ibn Abi Dalaf says, I heard Abu Ja‘far Muhammad Ibn ‘Ali al-Redhā (a.s) say, “The Imam after me is my son ‘Ali. His command is my command, his word my word, obedience to him is obedience to me. The Imam after him is his son Hasan. His com- mand is his father’s command, his word is his father’s word, and obedi- ence to him is obedience to his father.” Then he became silent. I said, “O’ son of the Messenger of Allah, who is the Imam after Hasan?” He cried very profusely and then said, “After Hasan is his son al-Qā’im bi al- Haqq, the Awaited.” I said to him, “O’ son of the Messenger of Allah, why is he called al-Qā’im?” He said, “Because he will rise after the death of his remembrance and apostasy of the majority of the believers in his Imamate.” I said, “Why is he called the Awaited?” He said, “He will have an occultation the days of which will be many and the duration of which will be long. The sincere will wait his uprise and the doubters will reject him and rejecters will mock at him. A person who will assign a time will lie, a person who will hurry will perish, and the one who will submit will be saved.”

 

6- Kifāya al-Athar: ‘Ali al-Qaisi says, I said to Abu Ja‘far II (a.s), “Who is the heir after you?” He said, “My son ‘Ali.” Then he said, “Behold, there will be a perplexity.” I said, “To where shall we turn then?” He remained quiet and then said, “To Medina.” I asked, “Which Medina?” He said, “This Medina of ours, and is there a Medina other than this?”

 

7- Ahmad Ibn Hilāl says, Muhammad Ibn Ismā‘il Ibn Bazī‘ narrated to me that Umayya Ibn ‘Ali came and asked Abu Ja‘far II the same ques- tion, to which he gave the same answer.

 

8- Through the same chain of narration on the authority of Abu al- Haitham al-Tamīmi: Said Abu ‘Abdillah (a.s), “When three names, Muhammad, ‘Ali and Hasan, come consecutively, their fourth one will be their Qā’im.”