The Ultimate Taqqiyah of infallible Imam

By Farid 
Posted by 13S2010

Alsalam alaykum,

In Al-Kafi:

أحمد بن إدريس، عن محمد بن عبدالجبار، عن الحسن بن علي، عن ثعلبة بن ميمون، عن زرارة بن أعين، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: سألته عن مسألة فأجابني ثم جاء ه رجل فسأله عنها فأجابه بخلاف ما أجابني، ثم جاء رجل آخر فأجابه بخلاف ما أجابني وأجاب صاحبي، فلما خرج الرجلان قلت: يا ابن رسول الله رجلان من اهل العراق من شيعتكم قدما يسألان فأجبت كل واحد منهما بغير ما أجبت به صاحبه؟ فقال: يا زرارة ! إن هذا خير لنا وأبقى لنا ولكن ولو اجتمعتم على أمر واحد لصدقكم الناس علينا ولكان أقل لبقائنا وبقائكم.
قال: ثم قلت لابي عبدالله عليه السلام: شيعتكم لو حملتموهم على الاسنة أو على النار لمضوا وهم يخرجون من عندكم مختلفين، قال: فأجابني بمثل جواب أبيه.

It is also narrated in Ilal Al-Sharai’i with Sa’ad bin Abdullah narrating from Mohammed bin Abdul Jabbar.

The narration basically says that Zurarah asked Abu Ja’afar Al-Baqir a question. Al-Baqir responded with an answer. Then, a man came and asked the same question. He gave a different answer. When he left, another came, asked the same question, and was given a third answer. Zurarah asked, “Oh son of Rasool Allah, two men from the people of Iraq from your Shia come to you, asking, and you give each a different answer?!” He answered that this is better for the Imams and the Shias, because if the “people” had one answer, then they will be believed instead of the Imams, and they would be relied upon instead of the Imams.

One brother, passed on this translation to me:

“O Zurarah, it is better for us and it gives all of us more time. If you all would say the same thing, people will know that you speak the truth from us and this will leave all of us with less time.”

Let me line out what I understood from this narration:

Al-Baqir is asked (insert random question here, i.e. permissibility of drinking juice).
Al-Baqir provides three answers.
Zurarah receives the answer: Makrooh (disliked).
Abu Al-Baseer receives the answer: Halal (permissible).
Mohammed bin Muslim receives the answer: Haram (prohibited).
One day, Jabir Al-Ju’fi wants to ask about this issue. He realizes that there is ikhtilaaf among the Shias. So, he, due to the (falsely attributed) master plan of the Al-Baqir, chooses to return to the Imam instead of relying on his Shia.
Jabir, then goes to the Imam, and receives an answer. The answer is either: 1) Disliked, 2) Permissible, or 3) Prohibited. Whichever one the Imam gives him, the chances of it being the correct fatwa is 33%.
The question is: What is the point of providing so much confusion among the Shia followers, when doing so will cause the individual to have no access to the truth?

Is this the correct understanding of the hadith? Please enlighten me my Shia friends.
The hadith is authentic according to Al-Majlisi by the way.

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One response to “The Ultimate Taqqiyah of infallible Imam

  1. Chris

    Taqqiya has nothing to do with Islam! In Islamic jurisprudence the term “taqqiya” doesnt exist. it is not allowed (haram) to lie and it is a big SIN. In fact, if some of you didnt know, lying is the SECOND BIGGEST SIN in Islam.

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