Undoubtedly, you will soon see your Rabb clearly

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Undoubtedly, you will soon see your Rabb clearly

 

أنكم سوف ترون ربكم عيانا

Undoubtedly, you will soon see your Rabb clearly.

 

The Rawafid outrightly reject seeing the countenance of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala despite its emphatic mention in the Qur’an:

 

وُجُوْهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ نَّاضِرَةٌ إِلىٰ رَبِّهَا نَاظِرَةٌ

[Some] faces, that Day, will be radiant, looking at their Lord.[1]

 

It appears in Tafsir al Qummi of ‘Ali ibn Ibrahim al Qummi under the verse:

 

تَتَجَافىٰ جُنُوْبُهُمْ عَنِ الْمَضَاجِعِ يَدْعُوْنَ رَبَّهُمْ خَوْفًا وَطَمَعًا وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُوْنَ

They arise from [their] beds; they supplicate their Lord in fear and aspiration, and from what We have provided them, they spend.[2]

 

فإنه حدثني أبي عن عبد الرحمان بن أبي نجران عن عاصم بن حميد عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال ما من عمل حسن يعمله العبد إلا و له ثواب في القرآن إلا صلاة الليل فإن الله لم يبين ثوابها لعظم خطرها عنده فقال تَتَجَافىٰ جُنُوْبُهُمْ عَنِ الْمَضَاجِعِ يَدْعُوْنَ رَبَّهُمْ خَوْفًا وَطَمَعًا وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُوْنَ  إلى قوله يَعْمَلُوْنَ

My father narrated to me from―’Abdul Rahman ibn Abi Najran from―’Asim ibn Humaid from―Abu ‘Abdullah rahimahu Llah who said, “There is no good action carried out by a person except that its reward is recorded in the Qur’an except Salat al Layl. Allah has not detailed a reward for it due to its magnanimity in His sight. So He declared: They arise from [their] beds; they supplicate their Lord in fear and aspiration, and from what We have provided them, they spend―to His statement―what they do.[3]

 

Al Qummi reports this narration:

فإذا اجتمعوا تجلى لهم الرب تبارك و تعالى فإذا نظروا إليه أي إلى رحمته خروا سجدا

After they gather, Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala will manifest Himself in front of them. When they behold him (i.e. His mercy,) they will fall prostrate.

 

This addition of His mercy is from the side of the researcher of the book, not from the infallible Imam according to them. Evidence for this is that al Majlisi documented it in his book Bihar al Anwar quoting from Tafsir al Qummi without this addition and manipulation.

Al Khu’i has declared the authenticity of all the narrations of the narrators of al Qummi in his Tafsir.[4]

 

عن ابن أبي نجران عن عاصم بن حميد عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال … فإذا اجتمعوا تجلى لهم الرب تبارك و تعالى فإذا نظروا إليه أي إلى رحمته خروا سجدا

Ibn Abi Najran from―’Asim ibn Humaid from―Abu ‘Abdullah rahimahu Llah who said, “After they gather, Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala will manifest Himself in front of them. When they behold him, i.e. His mercy, they will fall prostrate.”

 

The narrators of the isnad:

 

Ali ibn Ibrahim al Qummi

  • Al Najashi says, “Reliable in hadi Excellent memory. Relied upon. Correct beliefs.”[5]

 

Ibrahim ibn Hashim:

Al Shahid al Awwal says in his book Sharh al Durus al Shariyyah fi Fiqh al Imamiyyah concerning touching the mushaf, “The ahadith of Ibrahim ibn Hashim are trusted in abundance. Although the scholars have not emphatically classified him as reliable, it is evident that he is among the exceptional and senior scholars. What indicates their high rank and lofty position is the declaration of al Sadiq rahimahu Llah:

 

اعرفوا منازل الرجال بقدر روايتهم عنا

Realise the rank of narrators by the amount of their narrations from us.

 

Al Damad said in al Rawashih: the most common view which is held by majority is to consider a hadith from the chain of Ibrahim ibn Hashim Abu Ishaq al Qummi as Hassan, the highest level of Hassan which is next to the level of authenticity due to his credibility not being emphatic. The correct and clear view according to me is that his isnad is sahih. His matter is greater and his condition is superior to earning integrity and credibility through someone.

Bahr al ‘Ulum said, “Our Sheikh al Baha’i would report from his father who would say, ‘I feel ashamed not to consider his hadith as sahih.”[6]

 

Abdul Rahman ibn Abi Najran

  • Al Najashi comments, “Extremely reliable. He is trusted in his reports. He has authored many books.”[7]

 

‘Asim ibn Humaid

  • Al Najashi remarks, “ Truthful.”[8]

Al Khu’i has declared the authenticity of all the narrations of the narrators of al Qummi in his Tafsir.[9] Following this, it is binding upon the Shia to accept the authenticity of his narration which substantiates the doctrine of seeing the countenance of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala.

 

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[1] Surah al Qiyamah: 22 – 23.

[2] Surah al Sajdah: 16.

[3] Surah al Sajdah: 16.

[4] Mujam Rijal al Hadith vol. 1 pg. 49.

[5] Mujam Rijal al Hadith vol. 12 pg. 212.

[6] Al Fawa’id al Rijaliyyah vol. 1 pg. 448.

[7] Mujam Rijal al Hadith vol. 10 pg. 328.

[8] Mujam Rijal al Hadith vol. 10 pg. 197.

[9] Mujam Rijal al Hadith vol. 1 pg. 49.

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