[1/223] Rijal al-Kashshi: Muhammad b. Masud from Ali b. al-Hasan b. Fadhal from al-Abbas b. A’mir and Ja’far b. Muhammad b. Hukaym from Aban b. Uthman al-Ahmar from Abi Basir who said: I was seated at Abi Abdillah’s عليه السلام place when Umm Khalid – whose hand had been cut by Yusuf [b. Umar] – came seeking permission to see him. Abu Abdillah عليه السلام said [to me]: Would you like to hear her speech? I said: Yes, may I be made your ransom. He said: Then draw near, and he made me sit upon the rug [which he was seated on]. She entered and spoke and I found her to be a very eloquent woman. She asked him about so and so [Abu Bakr and Umar], so he said to her: Deem them to be your leaders, she said: Do you allow me to say to my Lord when I meet him that you ordered me to take them as my authorities? He said: Yes. She said: [I ask this] because this one who is with you on the rug [i.e. Abu Basir] orders me to disassociate from them while Kathir al-Nawwa orders me to take them as authorities, so which one is more beloved to you? He [the Imam] said: This one [i.e. Abu Basir] and his companions are by Allah more beloved to me than Kathir al-Nawwa and his fellows. This one [i.e. Abu Basir] argues by saying: “whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed – then it is those who are the disbelievers” (5:44), “and whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed – then it is those who are the wrongdoers” (5:45), “and whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed – then it is those who are the defiantly disobedient” (5:47). So when she had departed he said: I feared that she will go and inform Kathir [if I would have answered her to disassociate from the two directly] who would then make this infamous about me in Kufa. O Allah I resort to you in disassociating myself from Kathir in this world and the hereafter.

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[1/223] رجال الكشي: محمد بن مسعود، عن علي بن الحسن بن فضال، عن العباس بن عامر و جعفر بن محمد بن حكيم، عن أبان بن عثمان الأحمر، عن أبي بصير قال: كنت جالسا عند أبي عبد الله عليه السلام إذ جاءت أم خالد التي كان قطعها يوسف تستأذن عليه، قال، فقال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام: أيسرك أن تشهد كلامها قال: فقلت: نعم جعلت فداك، فقال: أما الان فأدن، قال: فأجلسني على الطنفسة، ثم دخلت فتكلمت فإذا هي امرأة بليغة، فسألته عن فلان و فلان، فقال لها: توليهما قالت: فأقول لربي إذا لقيته إنك أمرتني بولايتهما؟ قال: نعم قالت: فإن هذا الذي معك على الطنفسة يأمرني بالبراءه منهما، و كثير النواء يأمرني بولايتهما فأيهما أحب إليك؟ قال: هذا و الله و أصحابه أحب إلي من كثير النواء و أصحابه، إن هذا يخاصم فيقول مَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِما أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُولئِكَ هُمُ الْكافِرُونَ، وَ مَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِما أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُولئِكَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ، وَ مَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِما أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُولئِكَ هُمُ الْفاسِقُونَ، فلما خرجت قال: إني خشيت أن تذهب فتخبر كثيرا فيشهرني بالكوفة، اللهم إني إليك من كثير بري‏ء في الدنيا و الآخرة