Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Reply by Brother Nader Zaveri on Blind Following of Ahadith.

The 6th imam tells ` Yunus ibn Ammar: "Whatever Zararah has quoted through Imam Baqir [a], it is not lawful for us to refute it.`

Here is the hadeeth:
211 - حدثني حمدويه بن نصير قال حدثني محمد بن الحسين بن أبي الخطاب عن الحسن بن محبوب السراد عن العلاء بن رزين عن يونس بن عمار قال قلت لأبي عبد الله (ع) إن زرارة قد روى عن أبي جعفر (ع) أنه لا يرث مع الأم و الأب و الابن و البنت أحد من الناس شيئا إلا زوج أو زوجة فقال أبو عبد الله (ع) أما ما رواه زرارة عن أبي جعفر (ع) فلا يجوز لي رده

al-Kashi, Ikhtiyaar Ma`arifah al-Rijaal, pg. 133 - 134, statement # 211

The issue with the chain is Yoonus bin `Ammaar, who is majhool (unknown), therefore this hadeeth cannot be taken. Some people might take the tawtheeq of al-Najaashi of his son Ismaa`eel bin Yoonus.

However, in brother Nader Zaveri didn't reply to the first statement where it states.

Zararah b. Ayan Sheibani, was one of the chief companions of Imam Baqir [a] and Imam Al-Sadiq [a]. He was so respected and trustworthy that Imam Al-Sadiq [a] said: If this man, Zararah did not exist my traditions would have been lost. (Rejal-Kashi, Wasa'il Shiah v.18, Monlahal Amal, v.2. Pg. 871).

So the 12rs admit their religion is not fully codified by the Imams of Ahlul bayt (as).

1 comment:

  1. Assalaamu `Alaykum,

    I think you migth have misinterpreted the hadeeth from Imaam al-Saadiq (AS). The hadeeth says that if Zuraarah did not exists, the traditions would have been lost. We aren't taking Zuraarah's statements, but his narrations from the A'immah. This hadeeth shows how important of a narrator Zuraarah is. You will find maybe a few hadeeth in which Zuraarah narrates he gives commentary on, usually it is always him narrating directly from the A'immah, so his personal opinions aren't added.

    Wa `Alaykum Assalaam