Ali b. Abi Hamza al-Bataini

//Ali b. Abi Hamza al-Bataini

Muʿjam al-Aḥādīth al-Muʿtabara, Ali b. Abi Hamza al-Bataini – Ḥadīth #5

[5/-] Ghayba of al-Nu`mani: Muhammad b. Abdallah b. Ja`far al-Himyari from his father from Muhammad b. Isa b. Ubayd b. Yaqtin from al-Nadhr b. Suwayd from Yahya al-Halabi from Ali b. Abi Hamza who said: I was with Abi Basir and there was a freed-slave of Abi Ja`far al-Baqir عليه السلام with us, so he [the freed-slave] said: I heard Aba Ja`far عليه السلام saying: from us are twelve Muhadath, the seventh of my descendants is the Qaim. So Abu Basir stood up facing him and said: I bear witness that I heard Abi Ja`far عليه السلام saying that forty years ago. Comments

The penultimate narration indicates that he was aware of al-Ridha’s position as al-Kadhim’s successor [in the lifetime of the former], while the last narration indicates that he was aware of there being twelve successors. This means that he was one of those who oppose the truth whilst being fully aware of it. May Allah preserve us.

[-/5] غيبة النعماني: محمد بن عبدالله بن جعفر الحميري، عن أبيه، عن محمد بن عيسى بن عبيد بن يقطين، عن النضر بن سويد، عن يحيى الحلبي، عن علي بن أبي حمزة قال: كنت مع أبي بصير، ومعنا مولى لابي جعفر الباقر عليه السلام فقال: سمعت أبا جعفر عليه السلام يقول: منا اثنا عشر محدثا السابع من ولدي القائم، فقام إليه أبوبصير فقال: أشهد أني سمعت أبا جعفر عليه السلام يقوله منذ أربعين سنة

Muʿjam al-Aḥādīth al-Muʿtabara, Ali b. Abi Hamza al-Bataini – Ḥadīth #4

[4/206] Uyun Akhbar al-Ridha: Ibn al-Mutawakkil from Muhammad al-Attar from Ibn Isa from al-Hasan b. Ali al-Khazzaz who said: we came out heading towards Makka together with Ali b. Abi Hamza and he had with him some wealth and possessions, we said: what is this? he said: they belong to the Righteous Servant عليه السلام, he ordered me to hand them over to his son Ali عليه السلام and has made a testament in his favour.

[4/206] عيون اخبار الرضا: ابن المتوكل، عن محمد العطار، عن ابن عيسى، عن الحسن بن علي الخزاز قال: خرجنا إلى مكة ومعنا علي بن أبي حمزة ومعه مال ومتاع فقلنا: ماهذا؟ قال: للعبد الصالح عليه السلام أمرني أن أحمله إلى علي ابنه عليه السلام وقد أوصى إليه

Muʿjam al-Aḥādīth al-Muʿtabara, Ali b. Abi Hamza al-Bataini – Ḥadīth #3

[3/205] Rijal al-Kashshi: Hamduwayh from al-Hasan b. Musa from Dawud b. Muhammad from Ahmad b. Muhammad who said: Abu al-Hasan [al-Ridha] عليه السلام stood at the place of Bani Zurayq [in Madina] and said to me whilst having raised his voice: O Ahmad, I said: at your service, he said: when the messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم passed away the people strove to extinguish the light of Allah but Allah refused anything but to perfect His light through the Commander of the Faithful عليه السلام. Similarly, when Abu al-Hasan [al-Kadhim] عليه السلام passed away Ali b. Abi Hamza and his fellows strove to extinguish the light of Allah but Allah refused anything but to perfect His light. When a person joins the people of truth they get delighted because of him, but when he leaves them they do not feel sad because of him [leaving], that is because they are sure of their affair [the truth of their religion], however, when a person joins the people of falsehood they get delighted because of him, and when he leaves them they are grieved because of him, that is because they are in doubt about their affair. Allah Majestic is His Majesty says: “an enduring abode and a place of temporary lodging” (6:98), then he [the Imam] said: Abu Abdillah عليه السلام said: the enduring abode is the established [constant faith] while the temporary lodging is the rented out [faith which will not last].

[3/205] رجال الكشي: حمدويه، عن الحسن بن موسى، عن داود بن محمد، عن أحمد بن محمد قال: وقف أبو الحسن عليه السلام في بني زريق فقال لي و هو رافع صوته: يا أحمد قلت: لبيك قال: إنه لما قبض رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم جهد الناس في إطفاء نور الله فأبى الله إلا أن يتم نوره بأمير المؤمنين عليه السلام فلما توفي أبو الحسن عليه السلام جهد علي بن أبي حمزة و أصحابه في إطفاء نور الله فأبى الله إلا أن يتم نوره، و إن أهل الحق إذا دخل فيهم داخل سروا به، و إذا خرج منهم خارج لم يجزعوا عليه، و ذلك أنهم على يقين من أمرهم، و إن أهل الباطل إذا دخل فيهم داخل سروا به، و إذا خرج منهم خارج جزعوا عليه، و ذلك أنهم على شك من أمرهم، إن الله جل جلاله يقول: فَمُسْتَقَرٌّ وَ مُسْتَوْدَعٌ، ثم قال: قال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام: المستقر الثابت و المستودع المعار

Muʿjam al-Aḥādīth al-Muʿtabara, Ali b. Abi Hamza al-Bataini – Ḥadīth #2

[2/204] Rijal al-Kashshi: Muhammad b. Masud from Abu al-Hasan Ali b. al-Hasan b. Fadhal who said: Ali b. Abi Hamza was an accused liar. Our companions narrated from Aba al-Hasan al-Ridha عليه السلام that he [the Imam] said after the death of Ibn Abi Hamza: He [Ibn Abi Hamza] was made to sit in his grave and asked about the `Aimma, he named them one after the other until he reached my name, when he was asked about it he stopped [did not name it], so he was hit on his head a single blow which caused the whole grave to be engulfed with fire.

[2/204] رجال الكشي: محمد بن مسعود، عن أبو الحسن علي بن الحسن بن فضال قال: علي بن أبي حمزة كذاب متهم و روى أصحابنا أن أبا الحسن الرضا عليه السلام قال بعد موت ابن أبي حمزة: إنه أقعد في قبره فسئل عن الأئمة عليهم السلام فأخبر بأسمائهم حتى انتهى إلي فسئل فوقف، فضرب على رأسه ضربة امتلأ قبره نارا

Muʿjam al-Aḥādīth al-Muʿtabara, Ali b. Abi Hamza al-Bataini – Ḥadīth #1

[1/203] Ghayba of al-Tusi: Via his chain to Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa from Sa`d b. Sa`d from Ahmad b. Umar who said: I heard al-Ridha عليه السلام saying about Ibn Abi Hamza: isn’t he the one who narrates that … and he [Ibn Abi Hamza] also said: Aba Ibrahim [al-Kadhim] عليه السلام will return within eight months! has his lies not become apparent to you!? Comments

This shows that Ibn Abi Hamza and other Waqifi leaders were expecting the return of their Qaim i.e. al-Kadhim within a short period of time. al-Bataini must have fixed this date only for his hopes to be dashed, which explains why most of the Ashab who had coalesced around him melted away and returned to believing in the Imama of al-Ridha. This false prediction was enough to have totally discredited him.

[1/203] غيبة الطوسي: باسناده عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن سعد بن سعد، عن أحمد بن عمر قال: سمعت الرضا عليه السلام يقول في ابن أبي حمزة: أليس هو الذي يروى أن … وقال: إن أبا إبراهيم عليه السلام يعود إلى ثمانية أشهر! فما استبان لهم كذبه؟!

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