[12/-] Rijal al-Kashshi: Muhammad b. Qulawayh from Muhammad b. Abi al-Qasim Majluwayh from Ziyad b. Abi al-Hallal who said: I said to Abi Abdillah عليه السلام: Zurara has narrated something on your authority about Istita`a so we accepted it from him and considered him truthful in it, but I wish to present it to you [to confirm its validity], he said: go ahead, I said: he claims that he asked you about the words of Allah Mighty and Majestic “and pilgrimage to the House is a duty owed by Allah to the people – for whoever has the capacity to find a way to it” (3:97) so you said: [capacity means] whoever possesses provision and an animal to carry him, he said to you: whoever possesses provision and an animal then he is capable of performing Hajj even if he does not go on to perform it? you said: yes. He said: that is not what he asked me nor what I replied to him, he has lied about me by Allah, he has lied about me by Allah, may Allah curse Zurara, may Allah curse Zurara, may Allah curse Zurara, he had said to me: the one who possesses provision and an animal does he have the capacity for making the Hajj? I said: it has become obligatory upon him, he said: is he Mustati` [capable – wanting by it to infer a theological signification]? I said: no, until he is given permission [by Allah], I said: can I inform Zurara of this [conversation]? he said: yes, Ziyad said: so I traveled to Kufa and met up with Zurara, I informed him of what Abu Abdillah عليه السلام had said to me but did not include the Imam’s cursing of him, he said: verily, he [the Imam] has given me the doctrine of Istita`a without being aware of having done so, and this man of yours [al-Sadiq] is not familiar with the theological debates of the people.


[-/12] رجال الكشي: محمد بن قولويه، عن محمد بن أبي القاسم ماجيلويه، عن زياد بن أبي الحلاّل قال: قلت لابي عبد اللّه عليه السلام: إنّ زرارة روى عنك في الاستطاعة شيئاً فقبلنا منه وصدقناه وقدأحببت أن أعرضه عليك فقال: هاته فقلت: يزعم أنه سألك عن قول اللّه عزّ وجلّ: وَ لِلَّهِ عَلَى النَّاسِ حِجُّ الْبَيْتِ مَنِ اسْتَطاعَ إِلَيْهِ سَبِيلًا فقلت: من ملك زاداً وراحلة فقال لك: كلّ من ملك زاداً وراحلة فهو مستطيع للحج وإن لم يحج؟ فقلت: نعم؟ فقال: ليس هكذا سألني ولا هكذا قلت، كذب علي واللّه كذب علي واللّه، لعن اللّه زرارة، لعن اللّه زرارة، لعن اللّه زرارة، إنما قال لى: من كان له زاد وراحلة فهو مستطيع للحج؟ قلت: قد وجب عليه قال: فمستطيع هو؟ فقلت: لا حتى يؤذنله قلت: فأخبر زرارة بذلك؟ قال: نعم قال زياد: فقدمت الكوفة فلقيت زرارة، فأخبرته بما قال أبو عبد اللّه وسكت عن لعنه. قال: أما انه قد أعطاني الاستطاعة من حيث لا يعلم، وصاحبكم هذا ليس له بصر بكلام الرجال