مَّا لَهُم بِهِ مِنْ عِلْمٍ وَلَا لِآبَائِهِمْ كَبُرَتْ كَلِمَةً تَخْرُجُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ إِن يَقُولُونَ إِلَّا كَذِبًا
فَلَعَلَّكَ بَاخِعٌ نَّفْسَكَ عَلَى آثَارِهِمْ إِن لَّمْ يُؤْمِنُوا بِهَذَا الْحَدِيثِ أَسَفًا
“We wish to favour those who were deemed weak in the land, and make them the Imams and make them the heirs and establish them in earth; and to show Firoun and Hamaan and their soldiers to see from them that which they dreaded”
Mohammed bin Hasan Al-Shaibaani narrated from both Imam Baqir (as) and Imam Sadiq (as), who said: “Firoun and Hamaan” in this verse refer to two oppressors from the Quraysh whom Allah will resurrect at the time of the rising of the Qem (as), and He will take revenge against them for what they did. (Kashf Al Bayan)
Janabe Salman said, The Messenger of Allah (sawa) said to me, Allah has not sent any prophet or messenger without appointing twelve chiefs for them.
I said, O Messenger of Allah! I had learned this from the people of the Book.
The Messenger of Allah (sawa) asked me, O Salman! Do you know whom Allah has chosen as the twelve chiefs of the nation after me?
I replied, Allah and His Messenger know better. The Prophet (sawa) said,
O Salman! Allah created me (sawa) from the prime of His light. He called me (sawa) and I obeyed Him.
Then He created Ali (as) from my light. He called him and Ali (as) obeyed Him.
Then He created Fatemah (sa) from my light and the light of Ali. He called Fatema (sa) and she obeyed Him.
Then Allah created Hasan (as) from me (sawa) , Ali (as), and Fatemah (sa). He called him and Hasan (as) obeyed Him.
Then Allah created Husain (as) from me (sawa) , Ali (as), and Fatemah (sa). He called him and Husain (as) obeyed Him.
Then Allah named us with (five names derived from) five of His names.
Allah is Mahmoud (the Praised) and I am Mohammed. Allah is Ali (the High) and he (the Commander of the Believers) is Ali. Allah is Fatir (the Creator) and she is Fatema. Allah is Zul Ehsan (the Bountiful) and this is Hasan. Allah is Mohsin (the Beneficent) and this is Husain.
Then Allah created from us and from Husain nine Imams. He called them and they obeyed Him. All of this happened before Allah created the skies, the earths, the angels, and humankind.
We were lights who praised Allah, listened to Him, and obeyed Him.
I asked, O Messenger of Allah! May I sacrifice my father and mother for you! What is the reward for those who know (the rights of) the Imams?
The Prophet” replied, O Salman! Verily those who know the true status of the Imams, follow them, befriend their friends, and dissociate from their enemies they are from us. They will be with us wherever we are and they will dwell with us wherever we dwell.
I asked, O Messenger of Allah! Is it possible to believe in them without knowing their names and their lineage?
The Prophet (sawa) replied, “No! O Salman!”
I asked, O Messenger of Allah! Then how can I believe in them while I only know up to Husain (as)?
The Prophet (sawa) replied, (After Husain is his son) Ali bin Husain (as), Master of the Worshippers; then his son, Mohammed bin Ali (as), who will rip open every field of knowledge from the first to the last of the prophets and the messengers; then his son, Jafar bin Mohammed (as), who is the truthful tongue of Allah; then his son, Musa bin Jafar (as), who will suppress his anger in the way of Allah; then his son, Ali bin Musa (as), who is pleased with the orders of Allah; then his son, Mohammed bin Ali (as), the chosen one from the creation of Allah; then his son, Ali bin Mohammed (as), the guide to Allah; then his son, Hasan bin Ali (as), the guardian and the keeper of the secrets of Allah; and then his son, Mohammed bin Hasan (as), Mahdi, the guide, the Qaem, and the announcer of the rights of Allah.
Then the Messenger of Allah (sawa) added, O Salman! You and everyone like you who truly believe in him will meet him (in his time).
Therefore, I (Salman) thanked Allah increasingly and asked, O Messenger of Allah! Will I live until his time?
The Messenger of Allah (sawa) recited these verses, “So, when the promise of the nearest to the two came, We sent over you Our servants who possessed terrible prowess; so they invaded the very inmost parts of your houses; and it was a warning (completely) fulfilled. Then We gave back to you the turn to prevail against them, We aided you with wealth and children and made you a numerous host” (Chapter 17 verses 5-6).
After hearing this, I (Salman) cried and yearned (for the promised day) and then asked, O Messenger of Allah! Will you be there when this happens?
The Prophet (sawa) replied, Yes. I swear to He who sent me with the truth, that me (sawa), Ali (as), Fatemah (sa), Hasan (as), Husain (as), the nine sons of Husain (as), and everyone who is from us and with us will be there.
O Salman! I swear to Allah that Iblis and his soldiers will be brought for him (the Qaem (as)) and every sincere believer and every absolute disbeliever will be resurrected so that the avenging can take place; and Allah does not oppress anyone.
This is the Taweel (hidden interpretation) of the verse, “We wish to favour those who were deemed weak in the land, and make them the imams and make them the heirs and establish them in earth; and to show Firoun and Hamaan and their soldiers to see from them that which they dreaded” (Chapter 28 verses 5-6).
(After hearing this) I (Salman) stood up to leave, not worried whether death would meet me or I would meet death. (Dalelal Imama page 447)