Only the Imams (peace be upon them) are the bearers of Quranic sciences

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عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَبْدِيِّ قَالَ سَاَلْتُ اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّهِؑ عَنْ قَوْلِ اللّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ بَلْ هُوَ آياتٌ بَيِّناتٌ فِي صُدُورِ الَّذِينَ اُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ قَالَ هُمُ الْاَئِمَّةُ مِنْ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ ص

Abd al-Aziz al-Abdi reports, “I asked Imam Abu Abdillah al-Sadeq (peace be upon him) about the word of Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – ‘Nay! It (the Quran) is a clear sign in the hearts of those who have been given the knowledge’ He (peace be upon him) replied, ‘They are the Imams from the progeny of Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)’.”


The sciences of the Holy Quran are absolutely clear for those who are its addressees (i.e. the infallible Imams a.s.) and the students of such addressees. But for others, they don’t know except the apparent translation and are totally ignorant of its hidden meanings.


1.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 23, p. 189, H. 5

2.    Kanz Jaame’ al-Fawaaed under this verse

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