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Section Thirty-Four

The traditions that indicate he will not have pledged allegiance with anyone

Comprised of twelve traditions

660. Ghaybat al-Nu`mānī1: `Alī b. al-Ḥusayn, from Muḥammad b. Yaḥyā, from Muḥammad b. Ḥassān al-Rāzī, from Muḥammad b. `Alī al-Kūfī, from Ibrāhīm b. Hishām, from Ḥammād b. `Īsā, from Ibrāhīm b. `Umar al-Yamānī, from (Imam) Abū `Abd-Allah, peace be on him, who said: “The Qā’im will rise and he will not have pledged allegiance with anybody.”

661. Al-Kāfī2: Muḥammad b. Yaḥyā, from Aḥmad b. Muḥammad, from al-Ḥusayn b. Sa`īd, from ibn Abī `Umair, from Hishām b. Sālim, from (Imam) Abū `Abd-Allah al-Ṣādiq, peace be upon him, who said: “The Qā’im will rise while he will not have pledged an oath, promise, or allegiance to anybody.”

662. Ithbāt al-Waṣiyya3: al-Ḥimyarī from Muḥammad b. al-Ḥusayn, from Muḥammad b. Sinān, from Abū l-Jārūd, from Uthmān b. Nashīṭ, from Amīr al-Mu’minīn, peace be on him, who said: “The Master of this affair will not have pledged an oath, promise, or pact to anybody.”

663. Kamāl al-dīn4: Narrated to us Muḥammad b. Mūsā al- Mutawakkil, may Allah be satisfied with him, from Muḥammad b. Yaḥyā al-`Aṭṭār, from Muḥammad b. `Īsā b. `Ubaid, from Muḥammad b. Abī `Umair, from Sa`īd b. Ghazwān, from Abū Baṣīr, from (Imam) Abū `Abd-Allah, peace be on him, who said: “The birth of the master of this affair will be concealed from [these] people so that he will not have pledged allegiance with anyone when he emerges.”

664. Kamāl al-dīn5: Narrated to us my father and Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan, may Allah have mercy on both of them, from Sa`d b. `Abd-Allah, from Muḥammad b. `Ubaid and Muḥammad b. al-Ḥusayn b. Abū l-Khaṭṭāb, from Muḥammad b. Abī `Umair, from Jamīl b. Ṣāliḥ, from Abū `Abd-Allah, peace be on him, who said: “The Qā’im will be sent while he will not have pledged allegiance to anyone.”

665. Kamāl al-dīn6: My father, may Allah have mercy on him, narrated to me from Sa`d b. `Abd-Allah, from Ya`qūb b. Yazīd and al-Ḥasan b. Ẓarīf, both from Muḥammad b. Abī `Umair, from Hishām b. Sālim, from Abū `Abd-Allah, peace be on him, who said: “The Qā’im will rise while he will not have pledged allegiance to anybody.”

The following traditions also establish the aforementioned concept: 539, 601, 610, 634, 654, and 656.

  • 1. Ghaybat al-Nu`mānī, chap. 10, p. 191, no. 45.
  • 2. Al-Kāfī, vol. 1, p. 342, no. 27; Ghaybat al-Nu`mānī, chap. 10, p. 171, no. 4.
  • 3. Ithbāt al-waṣiyya, p. 223.
  • 4. Kamāl al-dīn, vol. 2, chap. 44, p. 479, no. 1.
  • 5. Kamāl al-dīn, vol. 2, chap. 44, pp. 479–480, no. 2; Ithbāt al-hudāt, vol. 6, chap. 32, p. 453, no. 208.
  • 6. Kamāl al-dīn, vol. 2, chap. 44, p. 480, no. 3; Ithbāt al-hudāt, vol. 6, chap. 32, p. 436, no. 209.

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