In one of the live broadcast shows, a hadith was mentioned about the meeting of Imam Al-Baqir (peace be upon him) with Jaber Al-Ansari and Jaber giving him a tablet on the authority of the Prophet on the authority of Allah Almighty, in which he mentioned the names of the imams arranged categorically. Where can I find this narration?
In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.
Islams trustworthy one Al-Kulaini narrated it in the Noble Kafi’s first volume.
Whereby Al-Kulaini stated, I heard from Muhammad ibn Yahya and Muhammad ibn Abdullah. They both heard from Abdullah ibn Jafar. He heard from Al-Hassan ibn Dharif and Ali ibn Muhammad. They both heard from Salih ibn Abi-Amad. He heard from Bakr ibn Salih. He heard from Abdul-Rahman ibn Salim. He heard from Abi Basir On the authority of Abu Abdullah (Imam Al-Sadiq), (peace be upon him), he said:
My father said to Jaber bin Abdullah al-Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him) that I wish to speak with you, so when are you in comfort so that can I speak with you in seclusion. Then Jaber replied: ‘At any time you wish’. Then my father secluded himself with Jaber, and he asked him: ‘Tell me of the tablet that you saw In the hand of my mother Fatima (peace be upon her) the daughter of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and his pure family), and what did my mother tell you that was written on that tablet? Jaber said: ‘I bear witness to Allah that I paid tribute to your mother Fatima (peace be upon her) in the life of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and his pure family). I congratulated her on the birth of Hussain, and I saw in her hands a green tablet. I thought it was from emerald, and I saw a writing that shone brightly on it, similar to the glow of the sun, so I said to her: ‘May my father and mother be sacrificed for you, O’ daughter of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and his pure family), what is this tablet?’ She said: ‘This is a tablet that Allah gave to the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and his pure family), in it the name of my father (Allah’s Messenger) and the name of my partner (Ali) and the name of my sons and the successors of my sons.
My father gave it to me to provide me with glad tidings. Jaber said: ‘So your mother Fatima (peace be upon her) gave it to me and I read it and copied it. So my father said to him: ‘O’ Jaber can you show me your copy?’ Jaber complied, so my father walked with him to Jaber’s house, and he took out a letter from parchment, and he said: ‘O’ Jabir, look in your version and read aloud. Then Jaber read his copy, and my father read his own, and not a letter differed from the two. I swear by Allah this is what was written in the tablet:
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.This letter is from Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Wise, for Muhammad, His Prophet (May Allah bless him and his pure family), His light, His ambassador, His barrier and His guide (for people). Jibril, the trusted spirit has brought from the Lord of the worlds, ‘O’ Muhammad acknowledge the greatness of My names and pay thanks for My bounties. Do not hide My favours. I am Allah, and there is no lord besides Me. I break down the transgressors and grant wealth to the oppressed. I am the One Who has established the religion. I am Allah. There is no lord besides I. Whoever would expect to receive any distinction from someone other than Me or have a fear of the justice of someone other than Me, I will cause him to suffer a torment the like of which I would cause no one else of the creatures of the world to suffer. I must be worshipped, and in Me, you must trust. I have not sent any Prophet without, upon the completion of his days, appointing the executor of his will. I have given preference to you over the prophets, and I have given priority to the executor of your will over the executors of the wills of the other prophets. I have granted you honour through your two brave grandsons, al-Hassan and al-Hussain. I have made al-Hassan the treasure of my knowledge after the completion of his father’s time. I have made al-Hussain to be the keeper of My revelation. I have granted him nobility through martyrdom and made his end triumphant. He will be the best of the martyrs and of the highest degree in the martyrs’ ranks. I have kept My perfect word with him and My apparent authority and proof available for him. Through his descendant, I will give good rewards or cause people to suffer torments. The first of them will be Ali ibn al-Hussain, master of the worshippers, and themost beautiful of My authorities of the past then his son who will be very similar to his grandfather, the praised one, Muhammad al-Baqir, the one who will be very profoundly founded in My knowledge and the source of wisdom from Me. Those who will have doubts about Ja‘far will soon be destroyed. Whoever would reject him would be rejecting me. The true words have already come from Me that I will dignify the position of Ja‘far and grant him joy and happiness for his followers, supporters and adherents. After him, Musa will live at the time of a blind, confusing and dark mischief. (He will live among the people) The system of obedience to Me does not break down, and my authority (proof of My existence) does not remain obscure. The thirst (for knowledge and guidance) of my authorities will be quenched with sufficient measure. Whoever would reject any of them he has rejected my favours. Whoever would change my signs and verses of my book he has excused with lies. Woe is to those who would fabricate lies and deny (the truth) after the completion of Musa’s time, My servant, My beloved, My chosen one Ali (al-Rida ). (Ali al-Rida) My wali (the one who possesses Divine Authority) My supporter, the one on whom I will place the task of prophet-hood and examine how he would deal with it. An arrogant devil will murder him. He will be buried in the city built by the virtuous servant (of Allah) next to the worst of My creatures. The words of truth have already been established that I will grant him joy and happiness with the birth of his son, Muhammad, his successor and the heir of his knowledge. He is the mine of My knowledge, the right place for My secrets and My authority over My creatures. Whoever would believe in him, I will make paradise his dwelling. I will grant him the ability to intercede for seventy people from his family of whom everyone would have become subject to Hellfire. I will make the end for his son, Ali, to arrive at salvation. Ali is My wali (the one who possesses Divine Authority), My supporter, the testimony in My creatures and My trustee in My revelation. From him, I will bring out a preacher to My way and a treasure of My Knowledge, al-Hassan. I will complete it with his son (M.H.M.D.) a blessing for the worlds. In him will be found the perfection of Moses the beauty of Jesus and the patience of Job. My authorities in his time will become weak. Their heads will be sent as gifts like the heads of the Turks and Daylam. They will be killed and burned. They will live in fear, frightened and fearful. The earth will be stained with their blood, and wailing and lamentations will become widespread in their women. These will possess My authority, and through them, I will remove the blind and dark mischief. Through them, I will remove uncertainties, sufferings and shackles. These are the ones upon whom the blessings and forgiveness of their Lord descend, and they are the ones who provide guidance.
Abd al-Rahman ibn Salim has said that Abu Basir said:
Even if you would hear no other Hadith expect this it will be enough for you. Protect it against everyone except the deserving people.!
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