Salutations on the Progeny of Muhammad (peace be upon them)

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on pinterest
Share on email

فِيمَا احْتَجَّ الرِّضَاؑ عَلٰى عُلَمَاءِ الْعَامَّةِ فِي فَضْلِ الْعِتْرَةِ الطَّاهِرَةِ اَنَّهُ سَاَلَ الْعُلَمَاءَ فَقَالَ اَخْبِرُونِي عَنْ قَوْلِ اللّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ يس وَ الْقُرْآنِ الْحَكِيمِ اِنَّكَ لَمِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ عَلى‏ صِراطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ فَمَنْ عَنَى بِقَوْلِهِ يس قَالَتِ الْعُلَمَاءُ يس مُحَمَّدٌ ﷺ لَمْ يَشُكَّ فِيهِ اَحَدٌ قَالَ اَبُو الْحَسَنِؑ فَاِنَّ اللهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ اَعْطَى مُحَمَّداً وَ آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ مِنْ ذَلِكَ فَضْلًا لَا يَبْلُغُ اَحَدٌ كُنْهَ وَصْفِهِ اِلَّا مَنْ عَقَلَهُ وَ ذَلِكَ اَنَّ اللهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ لَمْ يُسَلِّمْ عَلٰى اَحَدٍ اِلَّا عَلَى الْاَنْبِيَاءِ ﷺ فَقَالَ تَبَارَكَ وَ تَعَالَى سَلامٌ عَلى‏ نُوحٍ فِي الْعالَمِينَ وَ قَالَ سَلامٌ عَلى‏ اِبْراهِيمَ وَ قَالَ سَلامٌ عَلى‏ مُوسى‏ وَ هارُونَ وَ لَمْ يَقُلْ سَلَامٌ عَلٰى آلِ نُوحٍ وَ لَمْ يَقُلْ سَلَامٌ عَلٰى آلِ اِبْرَاهِيمَ وَ لَا قَالَ سَلَامٌ عَلٰى آلِ مُوسَى وَ هَارُونَ وَ قَالَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ سَلَامٌ عَلٰى آلِ يس يَعْنِي آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَام‏

Among the arguments of Imam Reza (peace be upon him) against the opposing scholars vis-à-vis the excellence of the pure progeny (peace be upon him) was that he (peace be upon him) asked the scholars, “All of you inform me about the word of Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – Ya Seen and the Wise Quran. Surely, you are from the Messengers upon the right path.’ Whom did He imply by His word Ya Seen?” The scholars replied, “Ya Seen is Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny). No doubt about it.” Imam Reza (peace be upon him) retorted,

“Surely Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – gave Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad from this excellence, none can reach to the essence of his attribute except the one who uses his intellect. For, Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – has not send salutations except on the Prophets (peace be upon them). So He – blessed and High be He – said, ‘Salutations be on Noah in the worlds’ and He said, ‘Salutations be on Ibraheem’ and He said, ‘Salutations be on Moosa and Haroon’ but He did not say ‘Salutations be on the progeny of Noah’. He did not say ‘Salutations be on the progeny of Ibraheem’. He did not say, ‘Salutations be on the progeny of Moosa and Haroon’. But He – Mighty and Majestic be He – said, ‘Salutations be on the progeny of Ya Seen.’ That is, the progeny of Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny).”

Note:

From the above tradition, the least we can derive is that the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are of the level as that of the Divine Prophets (peace be upon them) – if not more – and since the latter are infallible, the former too have to be the same.

References:

1.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 23, p. 167, H. 1

2.    Oyoon-o-Akhbaar al-Reza (peace be upon him)

Leave a Comment

recommended reading

Dua of Ameerul Momineen (peace be on him) the night before he was struck on the head

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّی سِرْتُ فِیهِمْ بِمَا أَمَرَنِی رَسُولُکَ وَ صَفِیُّکَ فَظَلَمُونِی وَ قَتَلْتُ الْمُنَافِقِینَ کَمَا أَمَرْتَنِی فَجَهِلُونِی وَ قَدْ مَلِلْتُهُمْ وَ مَلُّونِی وَ أَبْغَضْتُهُمْ وَ أَبْغَضُونِی وَ لَمْ تَبْقَ خَلَّةٌ أَنْتَظِرُهَا إِلَّا الْمُرَادِیَّ اللَّهُمَّ فَعَجِّلِ لَهُ الشَّقَاءَ وَ تَغَمَّدْنِی بِالسَّعَادَةِ اللَّهُمَّ قَدْ وَعَدَنِی نَبِیُّکَ أَنْ تَتَوَفَّانِی إِلَیْکَ إِذَا سَأَلْتُکَ اللَّهُمَّ وَ قَدْ رَغِبْتُ إِلَیْکَ فِی ذَلِکَ

Read More »

The Incident of Delivering the Initial Verses of Surah Taubah

لَمَّا نَزَلَ بَراءَةٌ مِنَ اللهِ وَ رَسُولِهِ إِلَى تِسْعِ آيَاتٍ أَنْفَذَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّي اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهٖ أَبَا بَكْرٍ إِلَى مَكَّةَ لِأَدَائِهَا فَنَزَلَ جَبْرَئِيلُ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ فَقَالَ إِنَّهُ لَا يُؤَدِّيهَا إِلَّا أَنْتَ أَوْ رَجُلٌ مِنْكَ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّي اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهٖ لِأَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ارْكَبْ نَاقَتِيَ الْعَضْبَاءَ وَ الْحَقْ أَبَا بَكْرٍ وَ خُذْ بَرَاءَةَ مِنْ

Read More »

The Messenger of Allah’s (peace be on him and his progeny) prolonged secret conversation with Ameer al-Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be on them both) was disliked by some companions

عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ نَاجَى رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّي اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهٖ عَلِيَّ بْنَ أَبِي طَالِبٍ عَلَيْهِمَا السَّلَامُ يَوْمَ طَائِفٍ فَأَطَالَ مُنَاجَاتَهُ فَرُئِيَ الْكَرَاهَةُ فِي وُجُوهِ رِجَالٍ فَقَالُوا قَدْ أَطَالَ مُنَاجَاتَهُ مُنْذُ الْيَوْمِ فَقَالَ مَا انْتَجَيْتُهُ وَ لَكِنَّ اللهَ انْتَجَاهُ Jaabir Ibn Abdillah al-Ansari (r.a.) reports: On the day of Taaef, the Messenger of Allah (peace

Read More »

Ameer al-Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be on him) is the Chief of all good-doers and the Killer of all transgressors

يَقُولُ أَهْلُ بَيْتِي أَئِمَّتُكُمْ بَعْدِي وَ يُومِئُ إِلَى عَلِيٍّ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ وَ يَقُولُ هَذَا أَمِيرُ الْبَرَرَةِ وَ قَاتِلُ الْكَفَرَةِ مَخْذُولٌ مَنْ خَذَلَهُ مَنْصُورٌ مَنْ نَصَرَهُ After the battle of Hudaibiyyah, the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him and his progeny) said, “My Ahle Bait are your Imams after me.” Then, he (peace be on

Read More »