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The Persians

The Persians الفُرسُ

The Persians and Faith

الفُرسُ وَالإيمانُ

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أعظَمُ الناسِ نَصيباً في الإسلامِ أهلُ فارِسَ.

1– The Prophet (S) said, ‘The people who have the greatest portion of Islam are the people of Persia.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 34126]

2ـ تلا رسولُ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) هذه الآية يوماً: «وإنْ تَتَوَلَّوا يَسْتَبْدِلْ قَوْما غَيْرَكُمْ ثُمَّ لايَكُونوا أمْثالَكُمْ»قالوا: و مَن يستبدِل بِنا ؟ قال: فضربَ رسولُ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) على مَنكبِ سلمانَ ثمّ قالَ: هذا وقومُهُ.

2– The Prophet (S), when he recited the verse “and if you turn away He will replace you with another people, and they will not be like you”[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77 p. 165 no. 2], some people asked him (S), ‘Who are those who will replace us?’ He replied, putting his hand on the shoulder of Salman, ‘This man and his people. By He who holds my soul in His Hand, if faith was hung from the stars, the men of Persia would take it.’[Tafsir al-Mizan, v. 18, p. 250]

3ـ أنّ النبيّ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) سُئلَ عن هذهِ الآيةِ: «يا أيُّها الّذينَ آمَنوا مَنْ يَرْتَدَّ مِنكُم عَن دِينِهِ فسَوفَ يَأتِي اللّه‏ُ بقَومٍ يُحِبُّهُم ويُحِبُّونَهُ...»فَضَربَ بيَده على عاتِقِ سلمانَ فقالَ ـ: هذا وذَوُوهُ ... لو كانَ الدِّينُ مُعَلّقاً بالثُّريّا لَتَناوَلَهُ رِجالٌ مِن أبناءِ فارِسَ.

3– The Prophet (S), when asked about the verse, “O you who have faith! Should any of you desert his religion, Allah will soon bring a people whom He loves and who love Him”, said, patting the shoulder of Salman, ‘He and his people.’ He then said, ‘If religion was suspended from the stars, the men of Persia would take it.’[Majma’a al-Bayan, v. 3 p. 321]

4ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لو كانَ العِلمُ بالثُّريّا لَتَناوَلَهُ رِجالٌ مِن فارِسَ.

4– The Prophet (S) said, ‘If knowledge was suspended from the skies, the men of Persia would reach it.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 34131]

5ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لَو أنَّ الدّينَ مُعَلَّقٌ بِالثُّرَيّا لَتَناوَلَهُ رِجالٌ مِن أبناءِ فارِسَ.

5– The Prophet (S) said, ‘Persia is of our league of ahl al-bayt; for Ishmael 225 is the uncle of the children of Isaac 226, and Isaac is the uncle of the children of Ishmael.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 35124]

6ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ـ لمّا ذُكِرَتِ الأعاجِمُ عِندَهُ ـ: لَأنا بِهِم أو ببَعضِهِم أوثَقُ مِنّي بكُم أو بِبَعضِكُم.

6– The Prophet (S), when non-Arabs were mentioned in front of him, said, ‘Verily I have more trust in them, or in some of them, than I have in you, or in some of you.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 34128]