Doors of Knowledge of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)
Abu'l Hasan Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Farsi: One day Abu Nuas encountered Abul Hasan Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (A.S.) while his Holiness (A.S.) was riding on a mule returning from al-Ma'mun.
Abu Nuas approached him, greeted and said: O son of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)! I have written down some couplets concerning you and I request you to hear them from me. His Holiness (A.S.) said: Take out what you have written. Then he read as follows:
These are the pure ones whose garments are clean, and when they are recalled, greetings will be sent to them.
Whoever is not an Alawi in his relation does not have an honor from the ancient time.
When Allah created the creatures and organized them, O Mankind! He picked you out and selected.
You are the superior species and with you are the knowledge of the Book and what the chapters of the Qur'an have brought down.
Imam al-Reza (A.S.) said: You cited couplets which nobody has taken precedence of you in composing.
Imam al-Reza (A.S.): Is it not true that Allah says: "He (alone) knows the unseen, nor does He make anyone acquainted with His mysteries, except a Messenger whom He has chosen" (72: 26,27) and the Holy Messenger(S.A.W.) is Allah's chosen one and we are inheritors of the Holy Prophet(S.A.W.) whom Allah lets know of whatever of His mysteries that He wishes, and he has taught us of what ever that has been and will be until the Resurrection Day?
Imam al-Reza (A.S.)- in a letter to Abd Allah ibn Jundab-: And then, Muhammad (S.A.W.) was Allah's trustee among the people and when he passed away we, the Ahl al-Bayt, became his inheritors and now we are Allah's trustees on the earth and are aware of mortalities and calamities and the genealogies of Arabs and the birthplace of Islam is with us.
Awareness of what is in the Heavens and on the Earth.
Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.) in the Holy Qur'an and Hadith
By: Ayatullah Muhammadi Rayshahri