5 – And from Muhammad b. Yahya from Ahmad b. Muhammad, and from number of our companions from Sahl b. Ziyad, all from al-Hasan b. Mahbub from Hisham b. Salim from `Abd al-Hamid b. Abi ‘l-A`la from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام in a hadith wherein he said:
By Allah, were Iblis to have prostrated to Allah after the sin and arrogance (for) the lifespan of the world that would not have benefited him, and Allah عزوجل would not have accepted him, so long as he had not prostrated to Adam as Allah عزوجل had commanded him to prostrate to him. And likewise is this rebellious Umma, in fitna (al-maftuna) after its Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله, and after their abandonment of the Imam whom their Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله had appointed for them. So Allah will never accept an act from them, and never raise up a good deed for them, until they come to Allah from whence He commanded them, and give loyalty to the Imam by whose walaya they were commanded, and enter from the gate that Allah and His Messenger opened for them.

[301] 5 ـ وعن محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد، وعن عدة من أصحابنا، عن سهل بن زياد جميعا، عن الحسن بن محبوب، عن هشام بن سالم، عن عبد الحميد بن أبي العلاء، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ـ في حديث ـ قال: والله لو أن إبليس سجد لله بعد المعصية والتكبر عمر الدنيا ما نفعه ذلك، ولا قبله الله عز وجل، ما لم يسجد لآدم كما أمره الله عز وجل أن يسجد له، وكذلك هذه الأمة العاصية، المفتونة بعد نبيها ( صلى الله عليه وآله )، وبعد تركهم الإمام الذي نصبه نبيهم ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) لهم، فلن يقبل الله لهم عملا، ولن يرفع لهم حسنة، حتى يأتوا الله من حيث أمرهم، ويتولوا الامام الذي أمروا بولايته، ويدخلوا من الباب الذي فتحه الله ورسوله لهم.