The deniers are the same as pigs

Question:

Are those who deny the occultation of the Imam (a.) like pigs?

Answer:

Sadir As-Sairafi reported that Imam As-Sadiq (a.) said: “The Imam of the time (a.) resembles Joseph (a.).” I said to him: “It seems as if you are thinking about his life or his occultation?” He said to me: “How does this community, which resembles pigs, reject this? The brothers of Joseph (a.) were descendants of the prophets. They made Joseph (a.) a trader and sold him (12:20) and they talked to him, being his own brothers and he their own brother, but they did not recognize him (12:58) until he said: “I am Joseph and this is my brother. “(12:90) So how does this cursed community refuse to let God deal with His proof (Imam) in a period of time the way He dealt with Joseph (a.)? Joseph (a.) had power over Egypt (12:56) and there was an eighteen-day journey between him and his father. If he had wanted to inform him, he would have had the opportunity to do so. When Jacob (a.) and his sons received the good news, they traveled from their desert location to Egypt in nine days. So how does this community refuse to let God deal with His proof (Imam) in the same way as He dealt with Joseph (a.), so that he goes around in their markets and enters their carpets until God gives him permission to do as He gave permission to Joseph (a.)? They said: “Are you Joseph?” (12:90) He said: “I am Joseph.” [Al-Kafi of Al-Kulaini, Volume 1 Page 205 Hadith 4]

علي بن إبراهيم، عن محمد بن الحسين، عن ابن أبي نجران، عن فضالة بن أيوب، عن سدير الصيرفي قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام يقول: إن في صاحب هذا الامر شبها من يوسف عليه السلام، قال قلت له: كأنك تذكره حياته أو غيبته؟ قال: فقال لي: وما تنكر من ذلك، هذه الأمة أشباه الخنازير، إن إخوة يوسف عليه السلام كانوا أسباطا أولاد الأنبياء تاجروا يوسف، وبايعوه وخاطبوه، وهم إخوته، وهو أخوهم فلم يعرفوه حتى قال: أنا يوسف وهذا أخي، فما تنكر هذه الأمة الملعونة أن يفعل الله عز وجل بحجته في وقت من الأوقات كما فعل بيوسف، إن يوسف عليه السلام كان إليه ملك مصر وكان بينه وبين والده مسيرة ثمانية عشر يوما، فلو أراد ان يعلمه لقدر على ذلك، لقد سار يعقوب عليه السلام وولده عند البشارة تسعة أيام من بدوهم إلى مصر، فما تنكر هذه الأمة أن يفعل الله عز وجل بحجته كما فعل بيوسف، أن يمشي في أسواقهم ويطأ بسطهم حتى يأذن الله في ذلك له كما أذن ليوسف، قالوا: أئنك لانت يوسف؟ قال: أنا يوسف


Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi writes: “Good (Hasan).” [Mir’at-ul-Uqul, Volume 4 page 37]

قال محمد باقرالمجلسي: حسن


Muhammad Taqi Al-Musawi writes: “Delivered with a chain that is highly authentic (Sahih).” [Mikyal-ul-Makarim, Volume 2 Page 424]

قال محمد تقي الموسوي: بسند صحيح عال


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