Chapter 26 : the Holy Quran Guides People To the Imam (a.s.) H 568, Ch. 26, H 1

Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn 'Isa from al-Hasan ibn Mahbub who has said that he asked abu al-Hassan al-Rida (a.s.) about the meaning of the words of Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High.

"We have chosen heirs for every legacy that parents and relatives may leave. Let those who have been promised a bequest receive their share of the legacy. . . ." (4:33) It is a refrence to the Imams (a.s.) With the Imams (a.s.) Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, has established your covenants."

  1. There have been a variety of interpretations of who are the last group of heirs mentioned in this verse, i.e., those with whom you have sworn compact, and, as a result of this, and so as to reconcile these various interpretations with the law, it has at different times been asserted that this verse was abrogated or that it was not. For example, see at.-Taban, at-Taf~ir, vol.5,

H 569, Ch. 26, h 2

Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu 'Umayr from Ibrahim ibn 'Abd al- Hamid from Musa ibn 'Ukayl al-Numayri from al-'Ala' ibn Sayyaba from abu 'Abdallah (a. s.) who has said the following about the words of Allah. "This Quran shows the way to that which is the most upright . . ." (17:9) The Imams (a.s.)said, "It guides to the Imam (a.s.)."

Chapter 27 : The Bounty and Blessings that Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High has mentioned in His book, the Holy Quran are the Imams (a.s.) H 570, Ch. 27, h 1

Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu'alla ibn Muhammad from Bistam ibn Murrah from Ishaq ibn Hassa'n from al-Haytham ibn Waqid from Ali ibn al-Husayn al-'Abdi from Sa'd al-'Iskaf from al-Asbagh ibn Nubatah from Amir al-Mu'minin Ali (a.s.) who has said the following.

"What isd wrong with people who changed the Sunnah (traditions) of the Messenger of Allah and deviated from his will? Do they not fear that sever suffering may befall them? He then recited the following verse of the Holy Quran. "Have you not seen (considered) those who changed the blessings (Word) of God through disbelief and led their people to destruction? (14:28).

They will suffer in Hell. What a terrible place to stay! (14:29). He then said, "We are the blessings of Allah which He has granted to people. Through us will succede those will be successful on the Day of Judgment."

H 571, Ch. 27, h 2

Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu'alla ibn Muhammad, in a mafu' manner, (rafa'ahu) about the words of Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High. "(Jinn and mankind) - which of the favors of your Lord do you deny?" (55:13) Will you deny and refuse the Holy Prophet or his successor." (This verse has come down in ch. 55 al-Rahman.)

H 572, Ch. 27, h 3

Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu'alla ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Jumhur from 'Adallah ibn 'Abd al-Rahman from al-Haytham ibn Waqid from abu Yusuf al- Bazzaz who has said that abu 'Abdallah (a.s.) recited the following verse, "Keep in mind the bounties of Allah. . ." (7:69) The Imams (a.s.) said,

"Do you know what the bounties of Allah are?" I said, "No, I do not know." He said, "It is the greatest of the bounties of Allah. It is to acknowledge the Divine authority that we possess."

H 573, Ch. 27, h 4 Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Mu'alla ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn 'Uwarma from Ali ibn Hassa'n from 'Abd al-Rahman ibn Kathir who has said that he asked abu 'Abdallah (a.s.) about the meaning of the following verse.

"Have you not seen (considered) those who changed the blessings (Word) of God through disbelief and led their people to destruction?" (14:28) The Imam (a.s.) said it is a reference to all of Quraysh who exercised animosity towards the Holy Prophet (s.a.), created wars against him and rejected his will about his successor."

Chapter 28 : The People whom Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, has called Mutawassimin (distinguished) in His book are the Imams (a.s.) who are also the straight path H 574, Ch. 28, h 1

Ahmad ibn Mahran has narrated from 'Abd al-'Azim ibn 'Abdallah al-Hasani from ibn abu'Umayr who has said the following.

"Asbat Bayya' al-Zattiyy has said that once he was in the presence of abu 'Abdallah (a.s.) when a man asked him about the meaning of the following words of Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High. "In this there is evidence (of the Truth) for the distinguished ones.

(15:75) That town lies on a road which still exists (15:76) The Imam (a.s.) said, "We are the distiguished people and the (right) path is with us."

H 575, Ch. 28, h 2

Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Salamah ibn al-Khattab that Yahya ibn Ibrahim who has said the following. "Asbat ibn Salim has said that once he was in the presence of abu 'Abdallah (a.s.) when a man from the people of Hiyt came and said, 'May grant yopu wellbeing, what is the meaning of the words of Allah, the Most Holy, "In this there is evidence (of the Truth) for the distinguished ones."? (15:75)

The Imam (a.s.) said, "We are the distiguished people and the (right) path is with us."

H 576, Ch. 28, h 3

Muhammad ibn Isma'il has narrated from al-Fadl ibn Shadhan from Hammad ibn 'Isa from Rib'i ibn 'Abdallah from Muhammad ibn Muslim from abu Ja'far (a.s.) who has said the following about the words of Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High. "In this there is evidence (of the Truth) for the distinguished ones." (15:75)

"The Imam (a.s.) said, "The distinguished people are the Imams (a.s.) the Holy Prophet has said, "Be on your guard from the intelligence of the believers. He lookss through the light of Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High as mentioned in, "In this there is evidence (of the Truth) for the distinguished ones." (15:75)

H 577, Ch. 28, h 4

Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from al-Hasan ibn Ali al-Kufi from 'Ubays ibn Hisham from 'Adallah ibn Sulayman from abu 'Abdallah (a.s.) who has said the following about the words of Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High. "In this there is evidence (of the Truth) for the distinguished ones." (15:75)

The Imams (a.s.) said, "These people are the Imams (a.s.) and the evidence will never depart us."

H 578, Ch. 28, h 5

Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Muhammad ibn al-Husayn from Muhammad ibn Aslam from Ibrahim ibn Ayyub from 'Amr ibn Shamir from Jabir from abu Ja'far (a.s.) who has said the following.

"Amir al-Mu'minin Ali (a.s.) has the following about the words of Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High. ""In this there is evidence (of the Truth) for the distinguished ones." (15:75) The Holy Prophet (s.a.) was the distinguieshed one and I was as such after him and the Imams from my children are the distinguieshed ones."

In a different copy it is narrated from Ahmad ibn Mahran from Muhammad ibn Ali from Muhammad ibn Aslam from Ibrahim ibn Ayyub through the chain of his nnarrators a similar