Duties of a Divine Proof

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عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ آبَائِهِؑ اَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ قَالَ فِي كُلِّ خَلَفٍ مِنْ أُمَّتِي عَدْلٌ مِنْ اَهْلِ بَيْتِي يَنْفِي عَنْ هَذَا الدِّينِ تَحْرِيفَ الْغَالِينَ وَ انْتِحَالَ الْمُبْطِلِينَ وَ تَاْوِيلَ الْجُهَّالِ وَ اِنَّ اَئِمَّتَكُمْ وَفْدُكُمْ اِلَى اللهِ فَانْظُرُوا مَنْ تُوفِدُونَ فِي دِينِكُمْ وَ صَلَاتِكُمْ

Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad (peace be upon him) informs vide his ancestors (peace be upon him) that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) said,

“In every generation of my nation, there has to be a just (Imam) from my Ahle Bait (peace be upon them). He will dispel from this religion the distortion of the exaggerators, the bogus claims of the people of falsehood and the interpretation of the ignoramuses. Surely, your Imams are your delegation to Allah. So see whom you delegate in your religion and your prayers.”  

Note:

(a)  Here the term ‘Adl’ is used in its absolute sense i.e. putting everything in its place and giving everyone his due

(b)  The term ‘exaggerators’ too has been used in its absolute sense i.e. anyone who crosses the limits.

References:

1.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 23, p. 30, H. 46

2.    Qurb al-Asnaad, p. 37

3.    Kamaal al-Deen, vol. 1, p. 221, Chapter 22, H. 7

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