The importance of learning traditions of the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)

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The importance of learning traditions of the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)

Abd al-Salaam Ibn Saaleh al-Harawiyy said: I heard Imam Reza (peace be on him) say, “May Allah have mercy on the person who enlivens our affair (i.e. Walaayah)!” I asked, “How is your affair enlivened?” He (peace be on him) informed, “He learns our knowledge (traditions) and teaches it to the people. Surely, if people knew the beauty of our words, they would certainly follow us.”

References:

  1. Oyoon al-Akhbaar al-Reza (peace be on him), vol. 1, p. 307, H. 69
  2. Maani al-Akhbaar, p. 180, H. 1
  3. Wasaael al-Shiahh, vol. 27, p. 92, H. 33297
  4. Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 2, p. 30, H. 13

Denial of the traditions of Aale Muhammad (peace be on them) which are difficult and complex, is disbelief

Imam Abu Ja’far (peace be on him) says that the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him and his progeny) declared, “Verily the traditions of Aale Muhammad (peace be on them) are difficult and complex. None will believe in them except a proximate angel or a sent messenger or a servant whose heart has been tested by Allah for faith. So whenever a narration from Aale Muhammad (peace be on them) comes to you towards which your hearts are inclined and you are cognizant of it, accept it. But if your hearts tremble on hearing it and you dislike it, refer it to Allah, the Messenger and the Knowledgeable from the Aale Muhammad (peace be on them). Verily, he is destroyed who on hearing such a narration cannot bear it and says, ‘By Allah! This is not the truth, By Allah! This is not the truth.’ Denial is disbelief.”

References:

  1. Al-Kaafi, vol. 1, p. 401, H. 1
  2. Al-Burhaan fi Tafseer al-Quran, vol. 5, p. 858, H. 14089
  3. Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 2, p. 189, H. 21

Who are the Batris?

Sudair reports, “I went to Abu Jafar, Imam al-Baqer (a.s) and with me were Salamah Ibn Kohail, Abu al-Miqdaam Thaabit al-Haddaad, Saalem Ibn Abi Hafsah, Katheer al-Nawwaa and a group of them and with Abu Jafar (peace be on him) was his brother Zaid bin Ali. They said to Abu Jafar (peace be on him), “We love Ali, Hasan and Husain and we express our enmity with their enemies.” Imam (peace be on him) said, “Yes.”

They said: “We also love so and so and hate their enemies.”

At this, Zaid bin Ali turned to them and said: “Are you expressing hatred towards Fatema (peace be on her)? You have cut off our affair (Imamate)! May Allah cut you!” From that day, they were called as ‘al-Butriyyah’.

References:

  1. Rejaal al-Kashi, p. 236
  2. Man La Yahzoruhu al-Faqeeh, vol. 4, p. 544
  3. Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 37, p. 31