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Chapter 48: On the Proof of Ar-Ridha’’s Rightfulness Due to the Acceptance of His Prayers by God the Honorable the Exalted Against Bakkar ibn Abdullah ibn Mos’ab ibn az-Zobayr ibn Bakkar Who Had Oppressed Him

48-1 Al-Hakim Abu Ali Al-Husayn ibn Ahmad al-Bayhaqi narrated that Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Sowli quoted on the authority of Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Ishaq al-Khorasani that he had heard Ali ibn Muhammad al-Nowafali say, “A man from the offspring of Abi Talib had az-Zobayr swear to the truth of an issue in between the grave and the pulpit of God’s Prophet (S). Az-Zobayr swore to that and got leprosy. I saw a lot of its signs covering his legs and knees. His father also oppressed Ali ibn Musa Ar-Ridha’ (a.s.) on some occasion. Then the Imam (a.s.) cursed him. Immediately a rock fell down from some height over him and broke his

وَقَدْ حَمَلَتْ غَيْرَ مَرَّةٍ وَأَسْقَطَتْ وَهِيَ الآْنَ حَامِلٌ فَدُلَّنِي عَلَى مَا تَتَعَالَجُ بِهِ فَتَسْلَمُ فَقَالَ لا تَخَفْ مِنْ إِسْقَاطِهَا فَإِنَّهَا تَسْلَمُ وَتَلِدُ غُلاماً أَشْبَهَ النَّاسِ بِأُمِّهِ وَتَكُونُ لَهُ خِنْصِرٌ زَائِدَةٌ فِي يَدِهِ الُْيمْنَى لَيْسَتْ بِالْمُدَلاةِ وَفِي رِجْلِهِ الْيُسْرَى خِنْصِرٌ زَائِدَةٌ لَيْسَتْ بِالْمُدَلاةِ فَقُلْتُ فِي نَفْسِي أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلى‏ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيرٌ فَوَلَدَتِ الزَّاهِرِيَّةُ غُلاماً أَشْبَهَ النَّاسِ بِأُمِّهِ فِي يَدِهِ الُْيمْنَى خِنْصِرٌ زَائِدَةٌ لَيْسَتْ بِالْمُدَلاةِ وَفِي رِجْلِهِ الْيُسْرَى خِنْصِرٌ زَائِدَةٌ لَيْسَتْ بِالْمُدَلاةِ عَلَى مَا كَانَ وَصَفَهُ لِيَ الرِّضَا عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ فَمَنْ يَلُومُنِي عَلَى نَصْبِي إِيَّاهُ عَلَماً وَالْحَدِيثُ فِيهِ زِيَادَةٌ حَذَفْنَاهَا وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلا بِاللَّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ.

قالَ مُصَنِّفُ هذا الْكِتاب: إِنَّما عِلْمٌ الرِّضا عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ ذلِكَ مِمَّا وصل إِلَيْهِ عَنْ آبائِهِ عَنْ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ‏ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وذلِكَ أَن جِبْرَئِيل‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ قَدْ كانَ نزل عَلَيْهِ بأخبار الخُلَفاءِ وَأَوْلادهم من بَنِي أمية وَوُلْدِ العَبَّاسِ وَبالحوادث الَّتِي تَكُون فِي أَيَّامِهِمْ وَما يَجْرِي عَلَى أَيْدِيهِم وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلاّ بِاللَّه.

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بابُ دِلالَة الرِّضا عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ فِي إِجابَة اللَّه عَزَّ وَجَلَّ دُعاءِه

عَلَى بَكارِ بْنِ عَبْدِاللَّه بْنِ مُصعَب بْنِ الزُبِيْرِ بْنِ بَكارِ لَمّا ظُلمُه‏

1 - حَدَّثَنا الْحاكِم أَبُو عَلِي الحُسَيْنِ بْنِ أحْمَد الْبِيْهَقِيُّ قالَ حَدَّثَني مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى الصُّوليُّ قالَ حَدَّثَني أَحْمَدِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْحاق الخراسانِي قالَ سَمِعْتُ عَلِىِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّد النُّوفَليِّ اسْتَحْلَفَ الزُّبَيْرَ بْنَ بَكَّارٍ رَجُلٌ مِنَ الطَّالِبِيِّينَ عَلَى شَيْ‏ءٍ بَيْنَ الْقَبْرِ وَالْمِنْبَرِ فَحَلَفَ فَبَرَصَ وَأَنَا رَأَيْتُهُ وَبِسَاقَيْهِ وَقَدَمَيْهِ بَرَصٌ كَثِيرٌ وَكَانَ أَبُوهُ بَكَّارٌ قَدْ ظَلَمَ الرِّضَا عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ فِي شَيْ‏ءٍ فَدَعَا عَلَيْهِ فَسَقَطَ فِي وَقْتِ دُعَائِهِ‏عَلَيْهِ حَجَرٌ مِنْ قَصْرٍ فَانْدَقَّتْ عُنُقُهُ وَأَمّا أَبُوهُ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُصْعَبٍ فَإِنَّهُ مَزَّقَ عَهْدَ يَحْيَى بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ وَأَمَانَهُ بَيْنَ يَدَيِ الرَّشِيدِ

neck. And Zobayr’s father, Abdullah ibn Mos’ab, was the one who tore up the treaty of Yahya ibn Abdullah ibn Al-Hassan, insulted him in front of Al-Rashid and said, ‘O Commander of the Faithful (i.e. Al-Rashid)! Kill him. Do not spare him since this treaty is not valid.’ Yahya ibn Abdullah ibn Al-Hassan told Al-Rashid, ‘He is the one who had rebelled before along with his brother. Now he is claiming to support us.’ Then Yahya ibn Abdullah ibn Al-Hassan recited some of Abdullah ibn Mos’ab’s poems which supported Yahya’s claim. However, Abdullah ibn Mos’ab denied having authored them. Yahya challenged Abdullah ibn Mos’ab to swear to establish that he is telling the truth, and ask God for a speedy Divine chastisement in case he lied. Abdullah ibn Mos’ab did so. However, he got a fever and died after three days. His grave also collapsed several times.”

The author of the book said, “This is a long tradition, but I have summarized it.”