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The Designation of Imam Kadhim (A.S) for the Imamate by his Father (PBUH)

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[Abu Ali al-Arrajani reported on the authority of Abd al Rahman bin al Hajjaj, who said:]

I (i.e. Abd al-Rahman bin al-Hajjaj) visited Ja’far bin Muhammad, peace be on them, in his house. He was in such-and-such a room in his house which he used as a prayer-room. He was praying there. On his right hand was Musa b. Ja’far, peace be on them, following his prayer.

"May God make me your ransom," I said, "you know how I have dedicated my life to you and (you know of) my service to you. Who is the master of the affair (wali al-amr) after you?"

He said: "Abd al-Rahman, Musa has put on the armour and it fitted him."

"After that, I have no further need of anything," I replied.

[Abd al-Ala reported on the authority of al-Fayd bin al-Mukhtar, who said:]

I (i.e. al-Fayd bin al-Mukhtar) said to Abu "Abd Allah Ja’far, peace be on him: "Take my hand away from the fire (of Hell). Who is (the Imam) for us after you?"

Abu Ibrahim (Musa) entered - at that time he was a boy. Then (Ja’far) said: "This is your leader (sahib). Keep close to him."

[Ibn Abi Najran reported on the authority of al-Mansur b. Hazim, who said:]

I (i.e. al-Mansur bin Hazim) said to Abu "Abd Allah, peace be on him: "(May I ransom you) with my father and mother. There is a great coming and going among men about (the succession). Since that is so, who is it?"

"Since that is so," replied Abu "Abd Allah, peace be on him, "he is your leader."

He tapped the right shoulder of Abu al-Hassan (Musa). He was at that time, as far as I know, about five years old. "Abd Allah bin Ja’far was sitting with us.

[Ibn Abi Najran reported on the authority of Isa b. "Abd Allah bin Muhammad bin Umar bin Ali bin Abi Talib, on the authority of Abu Abd Allah Ja’far, peace be on him:]

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I (i.e. ’Isa bin Muhammad) asked (Ja’far): "If something happened - may God not make me see such a thing - who should I follow?"

(Ja’far) pointed to his son, Musa.

"If anything happened to Musa, who should I follow?" I asked.

"His son," he replied.

"If anything happened to his son?"

"Then his son."

"If something happened to him," I went on, "and he left a big brother and a small son?"

"His son; it is always thus," he answered.

[Al-Fadl reported on the authority of Tahir bin Muhammad on the authority of Abu "Abd Allah Ja’far, peace be on him:]

I (i.e. Tahir bin Muhammad) saw (Ja’far) blaming his son, "Abd Allah, and warning him. He was saying: "What stops you from being like your brother? By God, I see the light in (Musa’s) face."

"Why is that?" asked "Abd Allah. "Is not my father and his father one and the same? Is not my origin and his origin one and the same?"

"He is from my soul and you are my son," replied Abu "Abd Allah Ja’far, peace be on him.

By Sheikh al Mufid

Source: al-islam.org

Other links:

Breif Life history Of Imam Musa Al-Kadhim

Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Kadhim (A.S)

Imam Al-Khadim(A.S) Words of Wisdom

Anecdotes of Imam Musa al_khadim(A.S)

Haroon questions to Imam Kadhim (A.S)

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