Knowledge – The Minimum Aspect of Ahle Bait’s (peace be upon them) Excellence

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عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ عَنْ اَبِي الْحَسَنِؑ اَنَّهُ سَمِعَهُ يَقُولُ لَوْ اُوذِنَ لَنَا لَاَخْبَرْنَا بِفَضْلِنَا قَالَ قُلْتُ لَهُ الْعِلْمُ مِنْهُ قَالَ فَقَالَ لِي الْعِلْمُ اَيْسَرُ مِنْ ذٰلِكَ

Ali Ibn Jafar (the illustrious and extremely learned son of the sixth Imam a.s.) reports that he heard Imam Abu al-Hasan (al-Kazem a.s.) say, “Had we been permitted, we would have informed you of our excellences.” I asked, “(Your excellence) with regards to knowledge?” He (peace be upon him) told me, “Knowledge is the least aspect of it.


1.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 25, p. 371, H. 21

2.    Basaaer al-Darajaat, p. 512, Chapter 18, H. 27

3.   Masaael-o-Ali Ibn Jafar (peace be upon him), p. 323, H. 807

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