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امام شیعه
بسم اللّه الرّحمن الرّحیم
موسی کاظم
Al-Kadhimiya Mosque, Kadhmain Shrine.jpg
نقش هفتمین امام شیعیان
نام موسی کاظم
کنیه ابوابراهیم
لقب(ها)

کاظم
باب‌الحوائج
عبدالصالح
صابر

صالح
زادروز ۷ صفر سال ۱۲۸ پس از هجرت
زادگاه ابواء، عربستان
درگذشت ۲۵ رجب سال ۱۸۳ پس از هجرت
مدفن کاظمین
پدر جعفر صادق
مادر حمیده البربریه
همسر(ان) ام بنین نجمه
فرزند(ان) رضا، فاطمه، عبدالله العوکلانی، معصومه، هاجر خاتون، حمزه
طول عمر

پیش از امامت ۲۰ سال
(سال ۱۲۸ تا ۱۴۸ پس از هجرت)

دوران امامت ۳۵ سال
(سال ۱۴۸ تا ۱۸۳ پس از هجرت)
شیعه
Hadith Ali.svg
عقاید
اصول توحید • نبوت • معاد یا قیامت
عدل • امامت
فروع نماز • روزه • خمس • زکات • حج • جهاد • امر به معروف و نهی از منکر • تولی • تبری
عقاید برجسته مهدویت: غیبت (غیبت صغری، غیبت کبراانتظار، ظهور و رجعت • بدا • شفاعت و توسل • تقیه • عصمت • مرجعیت، حوزه علمیه و تقلید • ولایت فقیه • متعه • شهادت ثالثه • جانشینی محمد • نظام حقوقی
شخصیت‌ها
چهارده معصوم محمد • علی • فاطمه • حسن • حسین • سجاد • باقر • صادق • کاظم • رضا • جواد (تقی) • هادی (نقی) • حسن (عسکری) • مهدی
صحابه سلمان فارسی • مقداد بن اسود • میثم تمار • ابوذر غفاری • عمار یاسر • بلال حبشی • جعفر بن ابی‌طالب • مالک اشتر • محمد بن ابوبکر • عقیل • عثمان بن حنیف • کمیل بن زیاد • اویس قرنی • ابوایوب انصاری • جابر بن عبدالله انصاری • ابن عباس • ابن مسعود • ابوطالب • حمزه • یاسر • عثمان بن مظعون • عبدالله بن جعفر • خباب بن ارت • اسامه بن زید • خزیمة بن ثابت • مصعب بن عمیر • مالک بن نویره • زید بن حارثه
زنان: فاطمه بنت اسد • حلیمه • زینب • ام کلثوم بنت علی • اسماء بنت عمیس • ام ایمن • صفیه بنت عبدالمطلب • سمیه
علما روحانیان شیعه
مکان‌های متبرک
مکه و مسجد الحرام • مدینه، مسجد النبی و بقیع • بیت‌المقدس و مسجدالاقصی • نجف، حرم علی بن ابی‌طالب و مسجد کوفه • کربلا و حرم حسین بن علی • کاظمین و حرم کاظمین • سامرا و حرم عسکریین • مشهد و حرم علی بن موسی الرضا
دمشق و زینبیه • قم و حرم فاطمه معصومه  • شیراز و شاه چراغ • آستانه اشرفیه و سید جلال‌الدین اشرف • ری و شاه عبدالعظیم
مسجد • امامزاده • حسینیه
روزهای مقدس
عید فطر • عید قربان (عید اضحی) • عید غدیر خم • محرّم (سوگواری محرمتاسوعا، عاشورا و اربعین)  • عید مبعث • میلاد پیامبر • تولد ائمه  • ایام فاطمیه
رویدادها
رویداد مباهله • غدیر خم • سقیفه بنی‌ساعده • فدک • رویداد خانه فاطمه • قتل عثمان • نبرد جمل • نبرد صفین • نبرد نهروان • واقعه کربلا • مؤتمر علماء بغداد • حدیث ثقلین • اصحاب کسا • آیه تطهیر • شیعه‌کُشی
کتاب‌ها
قرآن • نهج‌البلاغه • صحیفه سجادیه
کتب اربعه: الاستبصار • اصول کافی • تهذیب الاحکام • من لایحضره الفقیه
مصحف فاطمه • مصحف علی • اسرار آل محمد
وسائل‌الشیعه • بحارالانوار • الغدیر • مفاتیح‌الجنان
تفسیر مجمع‌البیان • تفسیر المیزان • کتب شیعه
شاخه‌ها
دوازده‌امامی (اثنی‌عشری) • اسماعیلیان • زیدیه • غلاه
منابع اجتهاد
کتاب (قرآن) • سنت (روایات پیامبر و ائمه) • عقل • اجماع

ابو ابراهیم، موسی بن جعفر الکاظم، هفتمین امام شیعیان دوازده امامی که آن‌ها از او با عنوان امام موسی کاظم یا «امام کاظم» یاد می‌کنند. وی فرزند ابوعبدالله جعفر الصادق‌البارالامین است که در روز ۷ صفر سال ۱۲۸ ه. ق. در ابواء (منطقه‌ای در میان مکه و مدینه) به دنیا آمد. مادر او حمیده مصفّاة است که نام‌های دیگری مانند حمیده بربریه و حمیده اندلسیه نیز برای او نقل شده‌است. از مهم‌ترین القاب پیروانش برای او، می‌توان به کاظم، صابر، صالح، امین و عبدالصالح اشاره کرد. او در میان شیعیان در میان امامانشان به «باب‌الحوائج» معروف است.

جانشینی جعفر صادق

وی پس از کشته شدن پدرش جعفر صادق به دست خلیفه وقت در شوال سال ۱۴۸ ه. ق. و در زمان خلافت منصور عباسی امامت خود بر شیعیان را اعلام کرد که این کار ۳۵ سال به درازا کشید. سید محمدحسین طباطبایی در این باره می‌نویسد: «منصور پس از آن که خبر شهادت امام ششم را دریافت داشت به والی مدینه نوشت که بعنوان تفقد بازماندگان، به خانه امام برود و وصیت نامه آن حضرت را خواسته و بخواند و کسی را که وصی امام معرفی شده فی المجلس گردن بزند و البته مقصود منصور از جریان این دستور این بود که به مسئله امامت خاتمه دهد و زمزمه تشیع را بکلی خاموش کند ولی بر خلاف توطئه وی وقتی که والی مدینه طبق دستور، وصیت نامه را خواند دید امام پنج نفر را برای وصایت تعیین فرموده. خود خلیفه و والی مدینه و عبدالله افطح فرزند بزرگ و موسی فرزند کوچک آنحضرت و حمیده و به این ترتیب تدبیر منصور نقش بر آب شد»[۱] وی نقش موثری در گسترش معارف شیعی داشت. در این دوران، چندین بار توسط خلفای عباسی دستگیر و زندانی گردید. تنها در دوران خلافت هارون الرشید، به مدت چهار سال زندانی بود. موسی کاظم، در ۲۵ رجب ۱۸۳ ه. ق.، در سن ۵۵ سالگی، توسط زهر در زندان سندی‌بن شاهک به دستور هارون الرشید کشته شد.[۲] وی در شهر کاظمین در کشور عراق مدفون است.

فرزندان

درباره تعداد فرزندانش چند قول وجود دارد. بنا بر یکی از آنها، وی ۳۷ فرزند داشت که شامل ۱۸ پسر و ۱۹ دختر بودند. علی بن موسی، هشتمین امام شیعیان، فرزند اوست. همچنین یکی از دخترانش به نام فاطمه معصومه که برای دیدار برادرش، رضا، عازم ایران شده بود، در شهر قم بیمار شد و پس از چند روز بیماری، درگذشت و در این شهر مدفون است.

پسران

  1. علی‌بن موسی‌الرضا
  2. ابراهیم
  3. احمد
  4. محمد
  5. حسین
  6. حمزه
  7. صالح
  8. عباس
  9. قاسم
  10. اسماعیل
  11. جعفر
  12. هارون
  13. حسن
  14. عبد اللّه
  15. اسحاق
  16. عبیداللّه
  17. زید
  18. فضل
  19. سلیمان

دختران

  1. فاطمه کبری
  2. فاطمه صغری (فاطمه معصومه)
  3. رقیّه
  4. حکیمه
  5. ام ابیها
  6. رقیّه صغری
  7. کلثوم
  8. ام جعفر
  9. لبابه
  10. زینب
  11. خدیجه
  12. علیّه
  13. آمنه
  14. حسنه
  15. بریهه
  16. ام سلمه
  17. میمونه
  18. ام کلثوم.[۳]

زمام‌داران معاصر

  1. مروان بن محمد اموی - معروف به مروان حمار (۱۲۶ - ۱۳۲ ه. ق)
  2. ابوالعباس سفاح عباسی (۱۳۲ - ۱۳۶ ه. ق)
  3. منصور عباسی (۱۳۶ - ۱۵۸ ه. ق)
  4. مهدی عباسی (۱۵۸ - ۱۶۹ ه. ق)
  5. هادی عباسی (۱۶۹ - ۱۷۰ ه. ق)
  6. هارون الرشید (۱۷۰ - ۱۹۳ ه. ق)

اصحاب و یاران

  1. علی بن یقطین
  2. ابوصلت بن صالح هروی
  3. اسماعیل بن مهران
  4. حمّاد بن عیسی
  5. عبدالرحمن بن حجّاج بجلی
  6. عبداللّه بن جندب بجلی
  7. عبداللّه بن مغیره بجلی
  8. عبداللّه بن یحیی کاهلی
  9. مفضّل بن عمر کوفی
  10. هشام بن حکم
  11. یونس بن عبدالرحمن
  12. یونس بن یعقوب

رویدادهای مهم در دوران زندگی


سال‌شمار امامت امامان دوازده‌گانه شیعه

توضیحات
  • این الگو بر مبنای اندیشه شیعه می‌باشد.
  • دوره امامت علی بن ابی‌طالب از درگذشت پیامبر اسلام آغاز شده‌است.
  • آغاز امامت هر امام مصادف با درگذشت امام پیشین است.
  • دوره امامت حجت بن حسن از لحظه درگذشت امام پیشین خود آغاز شده است و چون به عقیده شیعیان دوازده امامی وی زنده است و از نظرها پنهان می‌باشد، لذا امامت حجت بن حسن تا زمان ظهور وی و پیرو آن تا روز قیامت ادامه دارد.

     (۱) علی بن ابی‌طالب ۶۳۲ تا ۶۶۱ (۲۹ سال)      (۲) حسن مجتبی ۶۶۱ تا ۶۷۰ (۹ سال)      (۳) حسین بن علی ۶۷۰ تا ۶۸۰ (۱۰ سال)      (۴) سجاد ۶۸۰ تا ۷۱۲ (۳۲ سال)      (۵) محمد باقر ۷۱۲ تا ۷۳۲ (۲۰ سال)      (۶)جعفر صادق ۷۳۲ تا ۷۶۵ (۳۳ سال)      (۷) موسی کاظم ۷۶۵ تا ۷۹۹ (۳۴ سال)      (۸) علی بن موسی الرضا ۷۹۹ تا ۸۱۷ (۱۸ سال)      (۹) محمد التقی ۸۱۷ تا ۸۳۵ (۱۸ سال)      (۱۰) علی النقی ۸۳۵ تا ۸۶۸ (۳۳ سال)      (۱۱) حسن عسکری ۸۶۷ تا ۸۷۴ (۷ سال)      (۱۲) حجت بن حسن (مهدی) از ۸۷۴ تا زمان حال (تاکنون ۱۱۴۰ سال)

پانویس

  1. شیعه در اسلام، سید محمدحسین طباطبایی, صص 215-221
  2. سیری در سیرهٔ ائمهٔ اطهار علیهم السلام، صص ۱۷۲-۱۸۳.
  3. برگرفته شده از سایت آیةالله العظمی حاج شیخ محمدفاضل لنکرانی

جستارهای وابسته

منابع

پیوند به بیرون

For the Twelver Shī‘ah scholar, see Musa al-Sadr. For the African-American Muslim activist, see Abdul Alim Musa.
Musa al-Kadhim
موسى الكاظم  (Arabic)

7th Imam of Twelver Shia Islam
Al-Kadhimiya Mosque, Kadhmain Shrine.jpg
Born c. (745-11-10)10 November 745 CE[1]
(7 Safar 128 AH)
Al-Abwa, Medina, Umayyad Empire
Died c. 4 September 799(799-09-04) (aged 53)
(25 Rajab 183 AH)
Baghdad, Abbasid Empire
Cause of death
Death by poisoning according to most Shi'a Muslims
Resting place
Al-Kadhimiya Mosque, Iraq
33°22′48″N 44°20′16.64″E / 33.38000°N 44.3379556°E / 33.38000; 44.3379556
Other names Musa ibn Ja'far
Ethnicity Arab, Berber
Title
Term 765 – 799 CE
Predecessor Ja'far al-Sadiq
Successor Ali al-Ridha
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Ummul Banīn Najmah[5]
and 3 others
Children
Parent(s) Ja'far al-Sadiq
Hamīdah al-Barbariyyah[2][3]

Mûsâ ibn Ja‘far al-Kâdhim (Arabic: موسى بن جعفر الكاظم‎), also called Abul Hasan, Abu Abd Allah, Abu Ibrahim, and al-Kadhim (the forbearing), was the seventh Shiite Imam after his father Ja'far al-Sadiq. He is regarded by Sunnis as a renowned scholar, and was a contemporary of the Abbasid caliphs Al-Mansur, Al-Hadi, Al-Mahdi and Harun al-Rashid. He was imprisoned several times, finally dying in Baghdad in the Sindi ibn Shahak prison. Ali al-Ridha, the eighth Imām, and Fatemah Masume were among his children.[2][11][12][13]

Birth and early life

Musa al-Kadhim was born during the conflict between the Abbasids and Umayyads, and was four years old when As-Saffah, the first Abbasid Caliph, took the throne. His mother, Hamidah, was a former slave from either Berbery or Andalusia. Al-Khadim was brought up in a large family, with nine sisters and six brothers. His oldest brother Ismail predeceased his father Ja'far al-Sadiq, who held the position of Imam. According to Twelver Shiites, Musa was chosen by divine order and decree of his father as the next Imam.[13]

According to some sources, al-Khadim was religiously minded as a child. Muhammad Baqir Majlisi relates an incident where Abū Ḥanīfa called on Ja'far al-Sadiq to ask his advice. While there, he encountered al-Khadim, who was then five years old. Hanifa asked al-Khadim the question meant for his father, saying: "Boy, from whom does disobedience (issue)? Does it issue from Allah or from the servant?" Al-Khadim answered, saying: "Either it issues from God and not from the servant at all, so God does not punish the servant for what he does not do; or it issues from the servant and God, and God is a stronger partner. Therefore, the stronger partner has no right to punish the weak for a sin in which they are equal; or it issues from the servant and not from God. So if He wills to pardon (him), (He will pardon him), and if He wills to punish (him), (He will punish him); and God is He whose help is sought." Upon hearing this, Hanifa left, saying that the answer had been good enough for him.[a][14]

In another incident, Abū Ḥanīfa complained to al-Sadiq, saying: "I have seen your son, Musa, pray while the people were passing (walking) before him. He did not prevent them from that."[b] The Imam ordered his son to be brought before him, and asked him whether it was true. Al-Khadhim replied "Yes, father, the One to Whom I pray is nearer to me than them;[c] Allah, the Great and Almighty, says: We are nearer to him than the jugular vein."[d] On hearing this response, the Imam rose, hugged his son, and said; "May my father and mother be your ransom, O he in whom secrets have been deposited!"[15]

Imamate

Musa al-Kadhim was said to be a gentle and tolerant man. He was called al-Kadhim because he forgave people.[citation needed] Ibn Khallikan said "that when a man had spoken ill of him he sent him a purse of money."[13] One such incident concerned a man who cursed al-Kadhim's grandfather, Imam Ali. The Imam's followers intended to kill the man, but al-Kadhim prevented them. He went to the man's farm in the outskirts of Medina. He approached him, but the man shouted at him not to walk on his plants. The Imam paid no attention and when he reached him, sat beside him and treated him kindly, asking how much had the man paid to sow his land. "One hundred dinars," said the man. "How much do you hope to acquire from it?" asked the Imam. "I do not know the unknown," said the man. "I only asked you about what you hope it would bring you," insisted the Imam. The man answered "two hundred dinars", and the Imam gave him three hundred dinars, saying "This three hundred dinars is for you and your plants are as they are."[16]

The Imam then headed for the mosque of the prophet, where he saw that the man was already sitting there. When he saw the Imam, the man stood up and called out the verse: "Allah knows best where to put his (prophetic) mission."[e] His companions were surprised at this change, but the man recited to them the noble deeds of the Imam and invoked Allah for him. Hence, the Imam turned to his companions and said: "Which was better – what you wanted or what I wanted? I have put right his attitude to the extent you have now become acquainted with."[16] Musa al-Kadhim was also called Abdu' al-Salih (the Holy Servant) because his interests lay in religious rather than political matters. He was known to distribute money to the town of Medina[13] despite his family being poor.[17]

The Shiite Imams frequently had to deal with persecution, and sometimes resorted to the practice of taqiyya, a form of religious dissimulation, for protection. When Jafar al-Sadiq was poisoned, the Caliph Al-Mansur wanted to end the imamah, and so he wrote to the governor of Medina to behead the person that al-Sadiq had named as his successor in his last testament. When he read the testament, however, the governor of Medina saw that the Imam had chosen four people rather than one: the caliph himself, the governor of Medina, the Imam's older son Abdullah al-Aftah, and Musa, his younger son. As a result, Mansur was unable to end the imamate. However, unlike his father who had been able to teach freely in Medina, Musa al-Kadhim lived with tight restrictions set by Abbasid caliphs, such as al-Mansur and Harun al-Rashid.[18]

Caliph Harun al-Rashid, an opponent of the Imam, said that al-Kadhim had the qualities of a true Imam, and that he was better suited to inherit the Caliphate from Muhammad than al-Rashid. When his son al-Ma'mun asked him why he magnified the Imam, he said that Musa al-Kadhim was "the Imam of the people, the proof of Allah's mercy to His creation and His caliph among His servants". "I am", Harun said, "outwardly the Imam of the masses by force and through oppression, while Musa ibn Ja'far is the Imam in truth." However, he said that he would not deliver the Caliphate to the Imam: "by Allah, if you yourself attempt to take such caliphate from me, I shall take it away from you even if that means gouging your eyes, for power is blind." He advised his son to get true knowledge from the Imam, saying: "This (Musa al-Kadhim) is the inheritor of the knowledge of the Prophets .... If you desire sound knowledge, you will find it with this."[19] It is interesting to note that afterwards when al-Ma'mun inherited the Caliphate from al-Rashid, he insisted on giving it to Musa al-Kadhim's son, Ali al-Ridha, the eighth Shiite Imam, arguing that he found "no person on the face of earth more learned than this man."[20]

Division

After the death of al-Kadhim's father, Ja'far al-Sadiq, the sixth Imam, the majority of Shiites followed Musa al-Kadhim, while another group followed Isma'il, al-Sadiq's older son, who had died before his father.[clarification needed] This latter group separated afterwards from the majority of Shiites and became known as Ismailis. Smaller groups accepted either Abdullah al-Aftah or Muhammad, other sons of Ja'far al-Sadiq, as the Imam. Finally, another group considered Ja'far al-Sadiq to be the last Imam. After the death of Musa al-Kadhim, the majority followed his son, Ali al-Ridha, while the rest believed that al-Kadhim was the last Imam. This latter group became known as the Waqifiyah.[f][21][22]

Theological disputes

With Harun al-Rashid

One of the stories about the Imam concerns an incident where al-Rashid and the Imam were together before the tomb of Muhammad in Medina, when, to show his family ties to Muhammad, al-Rashid had said, "Salutation unto thee, O Prophet of God, unto thee who art my cousin!" In response, the Imam said, "Salutation unto thee, o my dear father!" which made al-Rashid furious. "Abul-Hasan, such glory as thine is truly to be vaunted of" said al-Rashid.[13] Later, al-Rashid found the opportunity to question him, asking why he had permitted people to ascribe him to Muhammad and to call him: "O Sons of Allah's Apostle", while he was actually the son of Ali, and that one is ascribed to his father, and that Fatimah, his mother, was a container, and that Muhammad was his grandfather on the side of his mother. The Imam replied, asking "If the Prophet was raised from the dead and proposed to your daughter, would you respond to him?" "Rather I would through that pride myself on the Arabs, the non-Arabs, and Quraysh," answered al-Rashid. "But he would not propose (to my daughter) and I would not marry (her) to him," said the Imam, "because he begot me and did not beget you." Al-Rashid, however, was not satisfied with this answer, insisting that "the progeny belongs to the male and not to the female", and that the Imams were Muhammad's daughter's children.[clarification needed][23]

The Imam quoted from the Quran, stating that in the Quran, God had said: "and of his descendants, David and Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses and Aaron; and thus do We reward those who do good. And Zachariah and John the Baptist, and Jesus and Elias: All in the company of the righteous"[g] "Who is Jesus's father, O Commander of the faithful?" asked the Imam. "Jesus had no father," said al-Rashid. The Imam argued that God had ascribed Jesus to the descendants of the prophets through Mary; "similarly, we have been ascribed to the descendants of the Prophet through our mother Fatimah," said the Imam.[23] Nevertheless, al-Rashid asked the Imam to give him more evidence and proof, so he put forward another quote from the Quran, reciting the verse: "But whoever disputes with you in this matter after what has come to you of knowledge, then say: Come, let us call our sons and your sons and our women and your women and ourselves and yourselves, then let us be earnest in prayer, and pray for the curse of Allah on the liars."[h] Then he said: "None claims that the Prophet made someone enter under the cloak when he challenged the Christians to a contest of prayer to God (mubahala) except Ali, Fatimah, al-Hasan, and al-Husayn. Therefore the explanation of the verse is: Our sons are al-Hasan and al-Husayn; our women is Fatimah; ourselves is Ali."[i][23]

With Bishr al-Hafi

Another incident concerns Bishr al-Hafi, who led a Bacchic life. Once in the midst of the noise, music, alcoholic drink and frivolity, Musa al-Kadhim happened to pass by his house in Baghdad. Al-Kadhim saw a slave girl coming out of the house carrying some sweepings. He turned to the slave and asked her: "Is the owner of this house free or a servant?" "He is free," she replied. "You are right," responded Musa al-Kadhim, "if he was a servant, he would fear his Lord."[24] The slave girl came into the house while al-Hafi was still at the wine table: "What delayed you?" asked al-Hafi. She informed him of what had happened between her and the Imam. It is said that al-Hafi rushed to the door barefooted but the Imam had already left, so he left in search of the Imam, and when he found him, asked him to repeat his words. Al-Hafi was so taken aback by the Imam's words that he fell on the ground and began to cry. "No, I am a slave, I am a slave." From then on, he would walk without shoes and people would call him Bishr al-Hafi (The barefooted one). When asked why he did not wear shoes, he would say that he was guided while he was barefoot, so he would remain in that condition till death.[24]

With a monk

A final incident concerned Al-Abbas (born Hilal al-Shami), who said to Musa al-Kadhim that people who admired him ate simple food, wore coarse clothes, and showed reverence. For that reason, the Imam reminded him of Joseph, who had been a prophet; however, Joseph had worn silk mantles decorated with gold, and sat on the thrones of the Pharaohs. "The people were in no need of his clothes, but they were in need of his justice," said the Imam. "An Imam is required to be just and fair; when he says something, he says the truth; when he promises something, he fulfills his promise; when he passes a judgement, he judges equitably. Allah has not forbidden wearing a particular type of clothes or eating a particular type of food earned through a lawful way; rather He has forbidden the unlawful, little or much." Then he recited the verse: "Say: Who has forbidden the beautiful (gifts) of Allah which He has produced for His servants, and the agreeable things of the sustenance."[j][25]

Imprisonments and death

First imprisonment

Musa al-Khadim was imprisoned multiple times during his lifetime. The first time, Caliph al-Mahdi had him arrested and brought to Baghdad. According to Ibn Khallikan, "This Caliph had a dream in which Ali ibn Abu Talib appeared to him and said, 'O Muhammad, were ye ready therefore, if ye had been put in authority, to commit evil in the earth, and to violate the ties of blood?'"[k] Al-Fadl ibn al-Rabi' says: "He sent for me at night and that put me in great dread. I went to him and found him chanting the above verse and no man had a finer voice than he. He said to me, 'Bring me Musa ibn Ja'far.' I did so and he embraced him, seated him by his side and said to him, 'Abul-Hasan, I have just seen in a dream the Commander of the Faithful, Ali ibn Abu Talib, and he has recited to me such and such a verse; give me the assurance that you will not revolt against me or against any of my children.' He answered, 'By Allah, I am incapable of revolting.' 'You say the truth!' replied the Caliph, 'give him three thousand pieces of gold and restore him to his family in Medina.' I arranged the affair of his departure that very night, lest some obstacle might turn up, and before morning the man was on his journey."[l][13]

Second imprisonment

Al-Khadim's second imprisonment was a result of his argument with al-Rashid over descent from Muhammad. Al-Khuzai, the head of the palace guards, narrated a dream the Caliph supposedly had, which made him release the Imam: "A messenger came to me from al-Rashid," he said, "at an hour in which I never before received his visits; he pulled me from the place where I was and would not even allow me to change my clothes. This put me in great fear. When I arrived at the palace, I found the Caliph sitting up in his bed. I saluted him, but he kept silent for some time; so my mind was much troubled and my fears greatly augmented. At length he said, 'Do you know why I sent for you at such an hour?' I answered, 'By Allah, I do not, Commander of the Faithful.' 'Know,' said he, 'that I just had a dream in which it seemed to me as if an Abyssinian came to me with a javelin in his hand and said to me: "Let Musa ibn Ja'far be set at liberty this very hour, otherwise I shall slay thee with this javelin." Do you therefore go and get him set free.' I replied, 'Commander of the Faithful, shall I then liberate Musa the son of Ja'far?' 'Yes,' said he, 'go and set Musa ibn Ja'far at liberty. Give him thirty thousand dirhems and say to him in my name, if you would like to remain with us you will obtain from me whatever you desire, but if you prefer going to Medina you have permission to do so.' I went to the prison and found the Imam waiting for me. 'Whilst I was asleep,' he said, 'behold the Apostle of God came to me and said, O Musa, thou hast been imprisoned unjustly; so recite the words I am going to repeat to thee, for assuredly thou shalt not pass all this night in prison.'"[m][n][13]

Final imprisonment

Al-Fakhri states the reason for his final imprisonment was that "there were some of the relatives of Musa ibn Ja'far who were envious of him and carried false reports about him to al-Rashid, saying, 'The people are paying him the Khums, or one-fifth of their property, on accepting the Imamah, and he is about to come forth against you.' They brought this report to al-Rashid so frequently that it made him anxious and agitated. In that year al-Rashid went on the pilgrimage, and when he arrived in Medina, he arrested Musa ibn Ja'far, and brought him to Baghdad in a litter, and imprisoned him under the care of al-Sindi ibn Sha'hik."[o][13]

Al-Fakhri adds "Al-Rashid was at Rakka when he sent orders that the Imam should be put to death. They then brought a number of reputable men to Karkh to act as coroners and to testify publicly that he had died a natural death. He, then, was buried in the cemetery of Quraish on the south side of Baghdad." The implication made by the Shi'a is that he was poisoned, but this is not accepted by the majority of the Muslims and some branches of the Shi'a themselves. The place he was buried was a cemetery, but soon this place became the focus of pilgrimage to the grave of the Imam. A town grew around the graveyard. The name of the town became Kadhimiya (the town of the Imam Kadhim). A reputed school of theology was founded in this town; the school is still a source of learning for many students from all over the world.[12][13]

Selected Sayings

  • "Allah has two proofs over men: outward proof and inward one. As for the outward proof, it is the messengers, the prophets, and the Imams. As for the inward proof, it is reason."[26]
  • "Little work from a scholar is doubly accepted; much work from the men of low desire and ignorance is refused."[27]
  • "Try hard that your time may be four hours: one hour is for supplicating Allah, one hour for the affairs of the livelihood, one hour for associating with the brothers (friends) and the reliable ones who let you know your defects and who are inwardly loyal to you, and one hour for that you are alone with yourselves (and) for non-forbidden things. Through this hour you have power over the three hours."[28]
  • "Tell yourselves of neither poverty nor a long lifetime, for whoever tells himself of poverty becomes miserly. Whoever tells himself of a long lifetime becomes greedy."[28]
  • The generous and polite is under the protection of Allah; He does not leave him until He makes him enter the Garden. Allah sends out none as a prophet except the generous.[29]
  • "Misfortune is one for the patient and two for the impatient."[29]
  • "Silence is among the doors to wisdom; it brings about love and is a proof of all good things."[29]
  • "Good neighbor is not refraining from harm, but good neighbor is showing patience toward harm."[30]
  • "O Hisham, the Commander of the faithful, peace be on him, has said: 'Allah is not served through a thing better than reason. Man's reason is not perfect unless it has various qualities: unbelief and evil from him are safe. Reason and good from him are hoped. The surplus of his money is spent. The surplus of his speech is prevented. His share of the world is only daily bread. ... Abasement along with Allah is more beloved to him than exaltedness along with other than Him. Humbleness is more beloved to him than high rank. He regards as much the little good from other than him and as little his own good. He sees all men better than him, and that he is the most wicked of them in his soul."[31]
  • When Harun al-Rashid, threw him into the dark cells of prisons, he thanked Allah, saying: "O Allah, you know that I used to ask You to give me free time to worship You. O Allah, You have done that. To You be praise."[32]
  • "How base is the world for people, unless God give them joy; and how great is this life, if God is not angry with them."[13]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ See Al-Murteda, Amali, vol. 1, pp. 105-106, and Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 4, p. 1049
  2. ^ Muslims are instructed to say their prayer toward a point called Qibla, a point that symbolizes the unity of God. So it is not appropriate traditionally to walk in front of someone who is directing his face toward Qibla.
  3. ^ Meaning "people walking before me does not prevent me from facing God, as God is not at Qibla or in Kaaba as people might imagine, but He is with me".
  4. ^ Quran, 50:16
  5. ^ Quran, 6:124
  6. ^ Among the sects which separated from the majority of Shiites only Zaidiyyah and Ismaili continue to exist till now.[21]
  7. ^ Quran, 6:84,85
  8. ^ Quran, 3:61
  9. ^ For more information see the Event of Mubahala
  10. ^ Quran, 7:32
  11. ^ Quran, 47:22
  12. ^ Ibn Khallikan, Deaths of Eminent Men, trans. de Slane
  13. ^ This narration continues as follows:I replied, "For thee I should give up father and mother, what must I say?" "Repeat these words," said he: "o thou who hearest every voice! o thou who lettest no opportunity escape! o thou who clothest the bones with flesh and who wilt raise them up after death! I invoke thee by thy holy name, and by that great and awful name which is treasured up and closely hidden, by that name which no created thing shall ever know I o thou who art so mild and whose patience is never equalled! o thou whose favours never cease and can not be numbered, set me free!" So you see what happened.[13]
  14. ^ See Al-Masudi, Muruju'l-Dhahab, vi, p. 308; and Ibn Khallikan, Deaths of Eminent Men, trans. de Slane
  15. ^ See Al-Fakhri (Ibnu'l-Tiktil'ni), in the Adab al-Sultaniyya, Chrestomathie Arabe, Silvestre de Sacy, i, text, p. 7, and translation, p. 6.

Footnotes

  1. ^ Shabbar, S.M.R. (1997). Story of the Holy Ka’aba. Muhammadi Trust of Great Britain. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e A Brief History of The Fourteen Infallibles. Qum: Ansariyan Publications. 2004. pp. 135–143. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Infallibles Taken from Kitab al Irshad By Sheikh al Mufid". al-islam.org. Retrieved 2008-11-20. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Sharif al-Qarashi, Bāqir. The Life of Imam Musa Bin Ja'far al-Kazim (as). Trans. Jāsim al-Rasheed. Najaf, Iraq: Ansariyan Publications, n.d. Print. Pgs. 59-60, 596, and 622
  5. ^ A Brief History of The Fourteen Infallibles. Qum: Ansariyan Publications. 2004. p. 137. 
  6. ^ al-Irshad, by Shaikh Mufid [p.303]
  7. ^ Kashf al-Ghumma, by Abu al-Hasan al-Irbili [vol.2, p.90 & 217]
  8. ^ Tawarikh al-Nabi wa al-Aal, by Muhammad Taqi al-Tustari [p. 125-126]
  9. ^ al-Anwar al-Nu`maniyya, by Ni`mat Allah al-Jaza’iri [vol.1, p.380]
  10. ^ Umdat al-Talib, by Ibn Anba [p. 266 {footnote}]
  11. ^ Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 60
  12. ^ a b Tabatabai 1975, p. 181
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Donaldson, Dwight M. (1933). The Shi'ite Religion: A History of Islam in Persia and Irak. BURLEIGH PRESS. pp. 152–160. 
  14. ^ Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 69
  15. ^ Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 198
  16. ^ a b Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 129
  17. ^ Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 125
  18. ^ Tabatabai 1975, pp. 180–181
  19. ^ Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 134
  20. ^ Bāqir, Sharif al-Qarashi. The life of Imām 'Ali Bin Mūsā al-Ridā. Translated by Jāsim al-Rasheed. p. 81. 
  21. ^ a b Tabatabai 1975, pp. 68–69
  22. ^ Corbin, Henry (2001). The History of Islamic Philosophy. Translated by Liadain Sherrard with the assistance of Philip Sherrard. London and New York: Kegan Paul International. p. 31. 
  23. ^ a b c Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, pp. 200–202
  24. ^ a b Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 130
  25. ^ Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 214
  26. ^ Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 160
  27. ^ Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 165
  28. ^ a b Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 195
  29. ^ a b c Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 187
  30. ^ Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 188
  31. ^ Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 167
  32. ^ Sharif al-Qarashi2 2000, p. 120

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Musa al-Kadhim
of the Ahl al-Bayt
Clan of the Banu Quraish
Born: 7th Safar 128 AH 6 November 745 CE Died: 25th Rajab 183 AH 1 September 799 CE
Shia Islam titles
Preceded by
Jafar al-Sadiq
7th Imam of Twelver Shi'a Islam
765 – 799
Succeeded by
Ali al-Ridha