School of Wilayat Summer Course 2022

How People are Guided from Imam-e-Zamanajfj During Occultation?

حدثنا محمد بن أحمد الشيباني رضي الله عنه قال حدثنا أحمد بن يحيى بن زكريا القطان قال حدثنا بكر بن عبد الله بن حبيب قال حدثنا الفضل بن صقر العبدي قال حدثنا أبو معاوية عن سليمان بن مهران الأعمش عن الصادق جعفر بن محمد عن أبيه محمد بن علي عن أبيه علي بن الحسين ع قال

It has been narrated by Mohammed Ibn Ahmed Al-shaibani, who from Ahmed ibn Yahiya ibn Zakarya Al-Qatan, who from Bakr ibn Abd Allah ibn Habib, who from Al-Fazal ibn Saqar ibn Al-Abadi, who from Abu Muwawiya who from Salaman ibn Mehran Al-Amish who has said:

I heard it from Al-Sadiq Jafarasws Ibn Mohammedasws, who from hisasws fatherasws Mohammedasws Ibn Aliasws who from hisasws fatherasws Aliasws ibn Al-Hussainasws, who has said:

نحن أئمة المسلمين و حجج الله على العالمين و سادة المؤمنين و قادة الغر المحجلين و موالي المؤمنين و نحن أمان لأهل الأرض كما أن النجوم أمان لأهل السماء و نحن الذين بنا يمسك الله السماء أن تقع على الأرض إلا بإذنه و بنا يمسك الأرض أن تميد بأهلها و بنا ينزل الغيث و تنشر الرحمة و تخرج بركات الأرض و لو لا ما في الأرض منا لساخت بأهلها ثم قال و لم تخل الأرض منذ خلق الله آدم من حجة لله فيها ظاهر مشهور أو غائب مستور و لا تخلو إلى أن تقوم الساعة من حجة لله فيها و لو لا ذلك لم يعبد الله قال سليمان فقلت للصادق ع فكيف ينتفع الناس بالحجة الغائب المستور قال كما ينتفعون بالشمس إذا سترها السحاب

Weasws are the Imamasws of the Muslims and are the ‘حجج الله’ Proof of Allahazwj on the Universe and weasws are the Chief of ‘المؤمنين’ believers, and are the Guide of the people of Paradise having ‘bright hands and faces’ (pious) ones.  And weasws are the ‘موالي’ Guardians of the believers.  Because of usasws people of the earth are protected (from Allah’s Wrath due to their sins), as the stars are stabilising the residents of the skies for ourasws sake.  Due to ourasws presence Allahazwj Holds back the sky from falling onto the Earth.  And because of Hisazwj Greatness and ourasws regard, Allahazwj Protects the Earth from tripping over and taking into its depth its inhabitants.  Allahazwj Sends down rain due to usasws and Extends Hisazwj Bounties.  The treasures of the Earth are surfaced due to usasws.

If the Earth would not find an Imamasws from usasws upon it, it would destabilise and get destroyed along with what is on it.  And then said: Allahazwj never Lets the earth to be but with a Divine Imamasws, since the time of it’s first inhabitant, Prophet Adamas.  Either the Authority of Allahazwj (the Imam) is visible and well known to its inhabitants or is in occultation and is made obscure from people’s eyes, but (in any case) the earth will not remain without an Imam until the Doom’s day.  Without the presence of the Imamasws on the face of the earth, ‘Ibaada’ (worship) cannot be performed (as it will be worthless).

Suleiman says, I asked Imam Jafar-e-Sadiqasws:  ‘How people are going to get benefit from an Imamasws who is in occultation and obscure from the eyes of the people?  Imamasws replied: Similar to the people benefiting from the Sunrays, when it is covered by the clouds. (كمال ‏الدين ج : 1 ص : 207, H. 22)


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