Wednesday, January 11, 2012

313 Companions of Mahdi

Here is a Hasan or Muwaththaq (Good or Reliable) adīth that tells us the number of companions that will be with al-Qā’im (عليه السلام). This adīth says “a few over three hundred and ten men”, based off of other aādīth we can conclude that there will be three hundred and thirteen (313) men with al-Qā’im (عليه السلام) when he returns, inshā’Allāh. Also, this adīth gives the tafsīr of an ayāh of the Qur’ān from Sūrah al-Baqarah (2) : Verse 148.

I have discussed at length Abū Khālid al-Kābūlī in another post, click here: http://www.revivingalislam.com/2010/12/73-sects-of-islam.html


عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مَنْصُورِ بْنِ يُونُسَ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ جَابِرٍ عَنْ أَبِي خَالِدٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع فِي قَوْلِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ فَاسْتَبِقُوا الْخَيْراتِ أَيْنَ ما تَكُونُوا يَأْتِ بِكُمُ اللَّهُ جَمِيعاً قَالَ الْخَيْرَاتُ الْوَلَايَةُ وَ قَوْلُهُ تَبَارَكَ وَ تَعَالَى أَيْنَ ما تَكُونُوا يَأْتِ بِكُمُ اللَّهُ جَمِيعاً يَعْنِي أَصْحَابَ الْقَائِمِ الثَّلَاثَمِائَةِ وَ الْبِضْعَةَ عَشَرَ رَجُلًا قَالَ وَ هُمْ وَ اللَّهِ الْأُمَّةُ الْمَعْدُودَةُ قَالَ يَجْتَمِعُونَ وَ اللَّهِ فِي سَاعَةٍ وَاحِدَةٍ قَزَعٌ كَقَزَعِ الْخَرِيفِ

From Abī Khālid (al-Kābūlī) from Abī Ja`far (عليه السلام) about the words of Allāh (عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ): “Hasten to al-khayrāt, wherever you are, Allāh will bring you together” (2:148). He (عليه السلام) said: “al-Khayrāt means al-Wilāyah. And His (تبارك و تعالى) saying, “Wherever you are, Allāh will bring you together” means the companions of al-Qā’im who will be a few (over) three hundred and ten men.  He (عليه السلام): ‘By Allāh they are the nation of an insignificant amount.’ He (عليه السلام) said: ‘By Allāh, He will gather them in one hour like the cirrus clouds of autumn’”
Source:
1.     Al-Kulaynī, Al-Kāfī, ed. `Alī Akbar al-Ghaffārī, 8 vols., (Tehran: Dār al-Kutub al-Islāmiyyah, 3rd Edition, 1388 AH), vol. 8, pg. 313, hadeeth # 487
Grading:
1.     Al-Majlisī said this hadeeth is Hasan or Muwaththaq (Good or Reliable)
à Mir’āt Al-`Uqūl, 26 vols., (Tehran: Dār al-Kutub al-Islāmiyyah, 1410 AH), vol. 26, pg. 412

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