The wretched will usurp the right of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)

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عَلِيِّ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ اَبَا الْحَسَنِؑ يَقُوْلُ لَمَّا رَاَى رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ تَيْمًا وَ عَدِيًّا وَ بَنِي اُمَيَّةَ يَرْكَبُونَ مِنْبَرَهُ اَفْظَعَهُ فَاَنْزَلَ اللهُ تَبَارَكَ وَ تَعَالٰى قُرْآنًا يَتَاَسَّى بِهٖ وَ اِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ اسْجُدُوْا لِآدَمَ فَسَجَدُوْا اِلَّا اِبْلِيْسَ اَبٰى‏ ثُمَّ اَوْحٰى اِلَيْهِ يَا مُحَمَّدُ اِنِّيْ اَمَرْتُ فَلَمْ اُطَعْ فَلَا تَجْزَعْ اَنْتَ اِذَا اَمَرْتَ فَلَمْ تُطَعْ فِيْ وَصِيِّكَ

Ali Ibn Ja’far (r.a.) – the brother of Imam Kazim (peace be upon him) – reports, “I heard Imam al-Kazim says, ‘When the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) saw (in a dream) the tribes of Taim, Adi and Bani Umayyah mount the pulpit, he (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) was terrified. So Allah – Blessed and High be He – revealed the following verse consoling him, ‘And remember when We said to the angels ‘Prostrate to Adam’ so they all prostrated except Iblis; he denied’. Thereafter, He revealed to him, ‘O Muhammad! Verily, I order but I am not obeyed; hence, don’t grieve when you order and are not obeyed concerning your successor’.”

Note:

The word used in tradition is ‘يركبون’ and not ‘يصعدون’, which means they mounted it like animals and not ascended it as do those who are worthy of it.

Reference:

1.    Al-Kaafi, vol. 1, p. 426, H. 73

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