يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ الْكِتَابَ آمِنُواْ بِمَا نَزَّلْنَا مُصَدِّقًا لِّمَا مَعَكُم مِّن قَبْلِ أَن نَّطْمِسَ وُجُوهًا
فَنَرُدَّهَا عَلَى أَدْبَارِهَا أَوْ نَلْعَنَهُمْ كَمَا لَعَنَّا أَصْحَابَ السَّبْتِ وَكَانَ أَمْرُ اللّهِ مَفْعُولاً
“O you to whom the scripture has been given, believe in what We have sent down, confirming what is (already) with you, before we change their faces (features), and turn them on their backs”
Shaykh Mufeed narrates that Imam Mohammed Baqir (as) said regarding this verses, “When the army of Sufyani (la) will reach Bayzaa, a crier will call from the heavens, “O Bayzaa! Destroy this nation”. The land of Bayzaa will swallow all of them except for three people who are from the family of Kalb and whose faces will be turned backwards. This verse was revealed in reference to this incident. (Al Ikhtisas pg 256)
At this point, the Qaem (as) will be in Makkah leaning on the Kaaba while seeking refuge with it.
Then he (as) will call: “O people! We ask Allah and those people who answer our call to help us. Verily we are the family of your Prophet and we are the closest people to Allah and to Mohammed (sawa).
O people! Those who dispute with me about Adam, (should know) that I am the most knowledgeable about Adam”
O people! Those who dispute with me about Nuh, (should know) that I am the most knowledgeable about Nuh.
O people! Those who dispute with me about Ibrahim, (should know) that I am the most knowledgeable about Ibrahim.
Is it not true that Allah has said in His Honourable Book, “Verily, Allah chose Adam and Nuh and the descendants of Ibrahim and the descendants of ‘Imran above (all His) creatures, offspring, one from another; and Allah is Hearing, Knowing” (Chapter 3, verses 33-34)?
I am the remainder of Adam, I am the (holy) relic of Nuh, I am the chosen descendant of Ibrahim, and I am the choice from the family of Mohammed (sawa).
O people! Those who dispute with me about the Book of Allah, (should know) that I am the most knowledgeable about the Book of Allah.
O people! Those who dispute with me about the traditions and the conduct of the Prophet (sawa), (should know) that I am the most knowledgeable about his traditions and his conduct.
(O people!) I ask by Allah everyone who heard my voice to inform those who are absent. I am asking you through the right of Allah, the right of His Messenger (sawa), and through my right on you, which is the right of my nearness to the Messenger of Allah (sawa), to help and protect us against those who have oppressed us. We have been oppressed and we have been exiled from our countries and our families; our rights have been usurped from us and the evildoers have been given preference over us.
Fear Allah in (abandoning us) and do not disappoint us. Support us so that Allah supports you.
Imam Baqir (as) continued, then Allah will gather the three hundred and thirteen men for him with no prior appointment, just like the cumulus clouds of autumn. O Jabir! This is the meaning of the verse, “Wherever you are, Allah will bring you all together; verily, Allah has power over all things” (Chapter 2, verse 148).
He will have the covenant of the Messenger of Allah – which he has inherited from his fathers (as) with him, and allegiance will be paid to him between Rukn and Maqaam.
O Jabir! The Qaem- is from the sons of Husain bin Ali (as), and Allah will amend his matter in one night.
O Jabir! If people get confused about these signs (that I just mentioned), they can (at least) be certain about the fact that he is from the children of the Messenger of Allah and that he inherits the knowledge from the knowledgeable ones (his fathers). However, even if they were not certain about that, then they can be certain about him through the call from the heavens which will mention him with his name and the name of his father and his mother. (Al Ghaybah, Al Ikhtesaas)
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